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September 4, 2011 / izanobu

WotF Results, August Summary

Well, in what very well might be my second to last quarter of eligibility, I got another honorable mention in Writers of the Future.  Go figure.  At least I’ll pro-out with a stack of certificates, right? Bright side and all that.

Ebook sales held steady for August despite people apparently thinking that summer would be the slow months.  I’m hoping they were right and that this fall is going to be even better.  And I’m really looking forward to the holidays when many more people will acquire e-readers.

Here’s the numbers:

Ebook sales: 105 (Note: Smashwords hasn’t updated since June for most of the places other than Apple, so I don’t know about some sales yet)

Paper sales: 3

Words written: 19, 904

Yeah. My word counts have died down horribly.  But that’s okay. I’ll make up for it this month.  There’s probably no way I’m going to hit 900,000 words this year, but I think I’ll hit 500,000 or so, which is more than half of goal. Clarion and my husband losing his job side-tracked me a lot.

I have another SF collection ready to go (just waiting on one rejection (or sale) ) and I’ll start the weekly chapters of Casimir Hypogean tomorrow so that my blog is totally neglected while I’m writing The Raven King.  Most of the plot for Raven King fell on my head while I was driving to Reno for Worldcon, so I feel confident that I can bust out the novel in good time.

 

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  1. Madison Woods / Sep 4 2011 6:26 pm

    Pro-ing out before you win the contest is a decent bright-side scenario. Congrats on the HM.

  2. Thomas K. Carpenter / Sep 6 2011 9:29 am

    I’m with you on the ebook sales, I do hope they increase this Fall and I’m working hard to get two more books out by Xmas to take advantage of that.

    And 500,000 words is nothing to sneeze at. You should be proud of that, Annie. I know it’s not your goal, but that level of production will translate into a career in no time. :)

    Tom

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