Goal Update 105

@OneOfMany (12423)
United States
April 15, 2018 8:12am CST
It was supposed to be yesterday and 104, but I was busy all day. Anyway, it's better this way. New stories published: 2 Short term Goal Increment: $100 Previous Goal: $900 Status: Reached just today. I had a really sluggish sales week. An influence of the season, perhaps. That or my popularity is way down. :P New Goal: $1,000 Ah, it was unfortunate that it took so long this time. It's a big set back, but now I won't get so obsessed with earning at a faster and faster rate. I'll have to kick my writing butt into higher gear to get a faster earning pace. Needed story total dropped from 6,686 to 6,319. Total stories published: 57 Unpublished/partially written stories: 311
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@sabtraversa (13338)
• Italy
15 Apr
Yeah, been busy, the season, stop finding excuses... Yeah, a bit rich coming from me. Urban Dictionary says the expression is commonly used in the UK, Australia and New Zeland, then what expression do you use over there?
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
17 Apr
Well, the nicer weather makes me go outside. I'm sure others are the same. But now that it is snowing again, they probably are back inside! lol Hmmm, I'd have to think about it. "Though I'm one to talk." might work for it.
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@sabtraversa (13338)
• Italy
17 Apr
@OneOfMany The weather might make me want to go outside, but the environment doesn't help at all. I'm not motivated to leave. Oh, I like that one.
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
17 Apr
@sabtraversa It was raining all day here. Does that make you want to go outside? It's all I could think of. There should be others. :P
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@mlgen1037 (29641)
• Manila, Philippines
15 Apr
That is why I never heard anything from you. You were "busy" hehehe But I am happy for you, Morgan :)
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
17 Apr
It was a busy weekend, and continued into a busy day today (getting taxes ready and out into the mail, as well as other business).
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@mlgen1037 (29641)
• Manila, Philippines
17 Apr
@OneOfMany Cool. And where does being your "master" come in?
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
17 Apr
@mlgen1037 I thought I was the master. :P
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@Jessabuma (28845)
• Baguio, Philippines
15 Apr
So many accomplishments.. Good luck, and stay blessed.
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
17 Apr
Haha, thanks! If I wrote it on Saturday I would have said that I failed to reach my goal though. lol
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@Jessabuma (28845)
• Baguio, Philippines
17 Apr
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
17 Apr
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@porwest (4855)
• United States
15 Apr
I have a sign on my wall in my home office that reads, "First ask yourself what you want, then you have to do it." Not exactly a brilliant idea, but it stands to reason.
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
17 Apr
Yes, and hope for luck along the way. Most of the people in the Kindle forums would not be displeased with my progress. The average self-publishing author is lucky to make $5 a month. Still, I want to stand up there with the ones that have quit their day jobs. lol So to that end, I just need to write and publish, and repeat.
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@porwest (4855)
• United States
17 Apr
@OneOfMany Very true. It's a tough gig. But once you grow a following it CAN be quite beneficial. Just keep at it, that is all you can do. And perhaps one day that very thing will happen and you can tell your boss where to take his job.
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
17 Apr
@porwest I heard in those forums that in the past (5 years ago or so) you could get a following after 30 stories. Now you have to get over 100 in before you get a snowball effect. I think in the end, it's like a regular job. You work every day and you get paid. If you stop, the progress stops. The only positive is that you still get paid, just not as much as quickly!
@maezee (32288)
• United States
23 Apr
Where do you write for or what site do you use?
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@OneOfMany (12423)
• United States
24 Apr
I publish ebooks on Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing. In this case, it's not a writing site like everyone is used to. :)