My two-year anniversary as an independent author passed a week or two ago. Woot. (Not that there is another team to own in this instance, but you get the idea).
It doesn’t seem like that long, but then again, so much has happened. I currently have eight titles published, four of which are novels (and another on the way very soon). Somewhere in there I went from selling tens of books per month to selling over a thousand per month (roughly. I tried counting for a while and eventually I concluded… life is too short). I am making enough money right now to continue devoting most of my time and attention to producing new fiction, which makes me very happy indeed.
I’m not sure quite how I arrived at this point, but I’m grateful for it. It’s been a difficult couple of years in some ways: I moved overseas at the same time as I started publishing my work, and the dual challenges associated with those two things have definitely taken it out of me. But it’s worked out so well, I don’t regret a moment of any of it.
I have a lot on the agenda for years three and four: a new Draykon Series, more titles in the Malykant Mysteries series, and hopefully more Drifting Isle or Aylfenhame books as well. So I’m going to hope all continues to go well, and I can get on with writing these new books with all possible speed. I’m also hoping these next couple of years will be a little more… relaxed, shall we say? With fewer of the heart-clenching terrors and more of the peaceful, happy writing hours.
Thanks so much for following me through the early part of my writing career. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the books as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them, and here’s to a lot more where that came from