Goals update – March

It’s been a busy year so far, both for me as a writer and at my day job!  January and February brought a major project which resulted in thirteen hour days at the office.

Sufficient to say, I did little beyond working and sleeping on weekdays (and keeping up with Awakenings and Legacies of the Lost Earth).  Things are starting to change now, slowly but surely, but a new month means a reassessment of goals.

Let’s start with the old goals:

  • When All’s Said and Done completed by mid-year, published by end of year
  • Legacies of the Lost Earth: The Last Colony edited and published by end of February
  • Epsilon: Redeemer completed by mid-year, published by end of year
  • UNSETIC Files: In the Beginning – at least two collection stories completed by end of January and published as ebooks by end of March.
  • Awakenings:  War Drums available as ebook and in print by end of June.

A few of these things happened.  A few totally aren’t going to, and a few are still goals within reach.

Fulfilled goals:

UNSETIC Files: In the Beginning – at least two collection stories completed by end of January and published as ebooks by end of March.

Goals within reach: **

When All’s Said and Done completed by mid-year, published by end of year.

Awakenings:  War Drums available as ebook and in print by end of June.

Epsilon: Redeemer completed by mid-year, published by end of year.

** I probably will only be able to do two of the three if I manage all three.  Awakenings: War Drums is actually going to be only about half as many posts from the serial as I thought it was going to be…but that’s because the thing is already monstrous at this point and I’m still not done yet.  So what I thought was Book Two is actually going to be Book Two and Book Three.

lastcolony-2-10001500…yeah, no:

Legacies of the Lost Earth: The Last Colony edited and published by end of February.

  • I just ran out of time on this one, in part thanks to the thirteen days of thirteen hour days over the course of three weeks at the office.  I’ll probably be able to get this together sometime in the near future, though.

And now for some neat indie author news…

So last week (March 3-9), Smashwords ran a promotion where authors could offer their books with site-wide coupons for 25, 50, 75% off and free.  I listed What Angels Fear and Bering Songs and Silence each for free and Epsilon: Broken Stars, Awakenings: Book One, and Between Fang and Claw at 50% off.  While I only sold one copy of the 50% off ebooks (Awakenings: Book One), I did sell nine copies of What Angels Fear and sixteen of Bering Songs and Silence.

Why is this so cool?

Both are series openers in the same universe.  That’s why it’s wicked cool.

We’ll see if the giveaway of those stories leads to future sales down the road.  We can only hope.

 

Stay tuned next week to learn from my experiences as an indie author.  New snippet on Sunday!

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