In 2012 I undertook the US-organised NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge, in which participants try to write 50,000 words in 30 days (November). That means an average of 1,667 words per day, every day. I succeeded but it was tough going. I wanted to take part again but November just gone was not a good time for me as, amongst other things, I was moving house an knew that I wouldn’t be able to dedicate enough time to it.
Now as I’m recovering from an operation and at home for a number of weeks I’ve decided to run my own NaNoWriMo challenge – Feb17-Mar18 – to get 50,000 words done on the last of the Tiberius novels, Tiberius Crowned. So far, fourteen days in, I’ve written a total of 28,611 words (an average of 2,044 per day) and 5,273 words over the average count. So far I’m really enjoying it and making good progress with the story. Poor Daniel, he’s not having an easy time of it …
Sales breakdown –
- I had sales via three of the Amazon avenues – US, UK and India. Yes, India. The US outsold the UK this month
- No sales via CreateSpace, unfortunately, which is a shame because they pay really quickly
- I had my first sales via Smashwords which is great, but still waiting for Tiberius Found to be available via Apple and Flipkart (India’s Amazon)
The Emperor Initiative Facebook page has seen a huge leap in ‘likes’, thanks in no small way to FB advertising, and I’ve got two new book trailer videos for Tiberius Bound which are now on YouTube.