I’m pretty sure today marks my fifth anniversary of self-publishing which means I’ve published books that are older than my youngest daughter. I just barely finished a third series, so maybe that counts (please count) as an achievement?
Reading back on my old posts, I think it’s obvious that the last two years have been more of a struggle than the previous two. I’ll always love writing, and I’m starting to love editing (gasp!), but I’m still kind of hating publishing. My kids are giving me so much hassle about working too much which might be colouring my views a little (and honestly, I’m writing this on a bad day), but even aside from that, I’m just tired of the non-writing/editing things that have to be done. I’m living for the day the kids are old enough for me to
guilt-trip emotionally blackmail bribe persuade them to help me. At least one of them has to have better organisational skills than I do, right? 😀
Anyway, what have I done this last year? I just checked, and in the last twelve months, I’m
kind of pretty sure I’ve had eight releases (only six were novels though), which is great for me. Two of Stake You, Three Chaos, one Ava, and two Avaverse shorts (yeah, I went there) in case you’re wondering. Oh, and I also posted a full (shitty) novel to Wattpad. Even without that, it’s still over half a million words published (I just quickly did a rough total and wheeeeee, that feels more like an achievement!) If I managed that amount of words even written this year (’cause I delete many, many, holy crap, so many words in the editing process), I would be very happy, put it that way. 2015 has not gotten off to the best start. Still, plenty of time to catch up!
This next twelve month
dream plan is to keep holding on by the tips of my fingers, publish the last two Chaos books, the next two Ava’s, and aim for (and likely fail at) one Esther, two VBI, and hopefully, a Halloween crossover, but let’s pretend I didn’t just say that. My true aim is to put the fun back into things – I just need to figure out how. 🙂