The new year has arrived. Time to summarize, reflect, regret (a little), and gear up again.
First, a few numbers. I sold a grand total of two eBooks and three paperbacks, all of which were for Garbageland. Ironically, my income as author/publisher was only slightly less than in 2012: $23. This was due to various distribution outlets (Apple, Amazon, Google, and Lightning Source) releasing funds they were holding from 2012 sales.
On the plus side, it signaled a change in policy by eBook distributors. I think the average minimum for payout used to be $10. Haven't researched this trend or reasons why, but glad to have the money flow to me rather than sit in their coffers.
One paperback was through a local independent bookstore that was happy to display my book at the counter. There was also a flash fiction piece that was published through Every Day Fiction. And a good start to a series of short stories during NaNoWriMo. So really, can't complain about 2013, even if it seemed a rather unproductive year.
I did have plans. My intention was to release my next book Dragonfly and River Stone at various points last year, but it just didn't work out. Life got in the way here and there as it does, moving twice, starting a new job, and the dreaded holidaze. And that NaNoWriMo November.
As always, I'm taking a deep breath, shrugging off the past, and making way for the future. The intentions of last year will bear fruit in 2014. Best wishes to you all as well for making good on the promises of the past.