“It’ll be a slow month on this site,” I told you, comparing it to December when I only put up 12 posts.
Turns out I had more to say than I thought I did.
I put up 26 posts in January, 3 of them on the writing blog and the rest about Montana.
I managed to sell 197 books this month, 72% of them via Amazon.
That’s pretty slow.
Last month I had 376 sales and in November it was 257.
So sales have slowed.
I still passed a big milestone at the end of the month.
Yes, I’ve now sold 10,000 books!
It’s a nice feeling, but the journey continues.
I made $783 from my books this month, though that represents the books I sold in November.
Besides that I made $336 from my other two jobs.
So that comes to…drum roll, please…a whopping $1,073 for the month.
It’s not hard to live that way – you just have to fill your time with free or inexpensive pastimes while hoping to hell nothing goes wrong.
To make it easier I got another Missoula job yesterday, though this is just a short-term 1099 position.
Such is the life of a writer.
I did some writing this month, 67,422 words to be exact.
Most of it was on my upcoming novel, “Rose’s Rage.”
I got stuck on this book for awhile, but then somehow things started working. I’ve powered through a lot over the past couple weeks because of that.
Hopefully the book will be done and on sale later this month.
Besides that, not much is going on.
Last month I suggested you “feel free to drop by a little less often.”
As I mentioned, I had more to say than I thought.
I’m not sure that’ll be the case this month.
In fact, I’d like to slow things down considerably.
For one, the MT Legislature is in session, and despite meeting each day, nothing much happens.
What they do sure doesn’t affect me any.
Then we have events in D.C., where again, what I say or do has exactly no impact.
Doesn’t leave me with much to discuss.
On top of that, no one really cares. I mean, look at that recall post on Cowgirl – over 3,800 Facebook likes.
How do you compete with that?
I usually get 1 like – me, posting it to my own Facebook page.
No one else likes what I do.
So this month I thought I’d continue to write…just not everyday.
I think I’ll put up some big posts this month, real whoppers that only appear once a week.
Well, that’s the idea. We’ll see if it pans out.
Maybe it’d be better just to take the whole month off.
Thanks again for reading.