2021 Writing Review, 2022 Plans

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It’s been a huge year in my writing career, ever since March when the Wren thrillers took off in a way I could only dream of. I set out into 2021 with a few clear goals: Write 2 Wren thrillers and 1 book in a new series Make replacement money from my writing Get all the Wren books into audiobook format I hit almost all 3 of those. I got the 2 Wren thrillers done and launched, I made replacement money, and I got 4 audiobooks made. Let’s get into it: 2 Wren thrillers As the year began, I was …

2020 Writing Roundup & 2021 Plans

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I said it last year for the 2019 roundup and I’ll say it again here – this was the biggest year of my writing career so far, with 4 audiobooks out, ad spend up, pre-orders climbing, 2 new Wren releases and pretty regular income of $100-$200 a day. 3 major efforts defined the year: Getting Wren on genre Much of 2020 was spent learning just what I’d written with Christopher Wren, learning to market it, and then getting over various major downers that threw the whole series into doubt. I’ve said it countless times through the year in different ways …

2019 Writing Update & 2020 Plans

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2019 has been the biggest year of my writing career to date, with a lot of learning, a lot of rewriting, some new launches and no small measure of success. Primarily three projects defined the year: 1. Mr. Ruin rewrite, rebrand, relaunch I had pretty high hopes for the rebrand of Mr. Ruin as Soul Jacker. I put a lot of time, money and effort into getting various edits, rewriting the books, getting new covers, attaining high-profile blurbs and setting up a lot of promotion in early 2019, only to find that the readers just weren’t there. It was a …