Friday, June 15, 2018

Updates and Stuffs

First off a little reminder that my Dennis Haggarty mysteries - all both of them - will be on sale starting Tuesday.  99c or .99p each (depending on what side of the pond you call home).

Next, I think the residual sales from my Kindle Countdown Deals are wrapping up.  Mind you, all but one of those sales are KU Page Reads.  But I've had almost 8K pages read this month so far and that's about 2K more pages read than last month, which is WAY more than any of the other months this year.  Sure, 8K is nothing compared to a lot of other writers, but hey, it's better than a sharp stick in the ear.

So, the final tally is $76 spent on advertising.  About $170 made in sales.  Not standing under a waterfall of currency here, but I'll take it.  I'll take every sale I can get because it means someone somewhere is reading my books.  Yay!

I updated my balance spreadsheet this past week, so I know exactly where I'm at with Outgo and Sales Income.  Yeah, it was pretty depressing.  For the entirety of this venture (since Nov 2014), I'm approaching the $10K spent mark and I'm just past the $2700 income mark.  Thank Hubs and my side job for keeping this machine running.  Without that, it would all grind to a halt. 

Editing is underway for Sleeping Ugly.  Meanwhile, I'm writing Ugly and the Beast (Yes, I finally gave SU2 a name) and it's rolling along even if I have no clue where it's going or what will happen.

If all goes according to schedule, my cover artist should start work on the SU cover next month.  Again, I am eternally grateful she could squeeze me into her schedule so I can still meet an August release date.  Without her, I'd be screwed.  And without my editor being available I'd be screwed.  I don't want to even think about THAT.

I'm still on the fence as to whether SU2 or Unequal will be next on the publishing schedule.  I suppose it depend on how SU2 goes.   If I can get it written and edited in time to meet a November pub date, then SU2 will be next.  Fingers crossed.  Whatever happens, you will see Unequal by sometime next year.  Good lord willin' and the creek don't rise.

Onward and upward! 


  1. Yay for sales!

    I'm on the new PC; we'll see if I can talk Blogger into letting me comment.

    1. Blogger let you comment, but like I said before, it's not emailing me to approve comments anymore, so I have to remember to check... which I am still bad at.

      Yay for the new PC!

  2. My publishing schedule has slammed into a brick wall due to a brain full of sludge that doesn't want to put words on the screen. I don't know what's wrong with me but I'm tired all the time and discouraged and yeah, the ol' depression ghost is haunting the dark recesses of my very convoluted brain. It happens, and this too shall pass. That said, I gotta get my butt in gear or everything is going to come crashing down on me and I'll be curled up in a corner whimpering. ;)

    I LOVE "Ugle and the Beast" for a title. So happy it's ticking along nicely. I'll mention the DH books Tuesday on my blog--a Tuesday Titles instead of a Tuesday Treats. Not sure my social media reach is all that good, but every little bit helps.

    It's hot. And I'm too hold for hot flashes but tell that to my body. *rolls eyes*

    Okay. I gotta get off the innertubes of doom. Words wait for no writer!

    Later, tater.

    PS: I really am okay. Just disgusted with myself for letting the beast take hold.

    1. I'm sorry you're having a rough time of it right now. :hugs: I'm also sorry I didn't reply to this when I replied to Deb. I got distracted. again.

      It's not so much 'ticking along' as rolling and stopping, rolling and stopping. When I can muster the will to write, the words flow, but I'm having a hard time mustering the will.

      I hope your squirms pass soon. :hugs: Personally, I'm blaming the heat. Yeah, yeah, it's the heat. That's the ticket. ;o)