Well, 2021 is in the can. Err... yeah, it was a shitcan, but it's over. Now let's look back at it so we can move forward...
Out of a possible 365, I did something writerly 157 days. Writing, editing, marketing, publishing, etc. I only got one book published, but I finished writing it in 2021 and I finished writing the first draft (and the first round of edits) of another book this year. I also noodled around with a couple other things. I know I only worked 43% of the days, but that's about all I could manage in 2021. It was an ass-kicking year whose name pretty much told the story - twenty-twenty WON.
I did get one book published - Rumor Has It. It sold 11.38 copies.
Speaking of sales... well, I did worse than 2020. I only sold 69.92 books overall. I made a little bit more money over 2020, but I had fewer 99c sales, so there was that. I won't bother you with the book-by-book breakdown I usually do. It was bad. So bad, that I didn't sell a single copy of Unequal all year and only a tiny fraction of Project Hermes (like a page or two).
In case you weren't following along, I am in the process of removing all my books from the Kindle Unlimited program and taking them wide. All my books are wide except for Fertile Ground (still in KU), Early Grave (waiting on FG to drop), and Project Hermes (also still in KU). Everything should be out and wide by the end of the month.
To try and coax more sales, Dying Embers and Wish in One Hand are now 99c for the duration. This isn't a sale. It's a price change. I'll let you all know if I decide to put the prices back to $3.99.
Looking forward, I hope to have this Untitled Fantasy ready to publish by no later than the end of March. There, I said it. Now I have to stick to it. I also hope to write at least one or two books this year and see those published as well. As long as this year doesn't turn into Twenty-Twenty 2: Son of 2020, I should be able to reach those hopes. (Hopes, not goals, people. After 2020 kicked my ass, I was so over making goals, and then 2021 happened. Blerg.)
How was 2021 for you? Did you reach your goals? Did you even bother to set them after the year before? What are you hoping for this year?