Hey, why not? I love it when other people talk frankly about the money, so I’ve made it my policy to do the same, for good or ill. It’s tough starting a new business, which is what I’m doing with writing. Today marks the two year anniversary to my “get serious about writing for a living” day.
In January I released a short fiction collection as epub and had my best month ever, earning a whopping $22.95 (whoops, forgot initially to count B&N and Smashwords into this, yay extra money). Who knows if that’s a fluke or if it’ll pick up from here. I’m planning on releasing a novel this month (if I ever get this other novel finished so I can have time for something other than writing). Novels supposedly sell better than short fiction, so we’ll see.
Also, I received an amazing review of my collection from Alex J Kane. I’m sort of in awe of people who can write up their ideas and opinions on a work in a way that really talks about things instead of just being a “durr, I liked this” or “gah, can’t stand this”, which is what I normally end up thinking about things I read (I am the world’s WORST reviewer, which is why you won’t see many reviews from me, just recommendations on occasion). Anyway, if you want to read the awesome review of “The Spacer’s Blade & Other Stories”, do so here at Alex’s blog. And if you like what you read, well, I’m always up for having a better February than January any day.
And with that. Back to writing. 11 days left. Meep.