At the beginning of the year, my goal was to write and publish 4 books under my pen before I go overseas in June. That gives me just a bit over a month.
So, how am I tracking?
The first book is published and selling. Not as well as I'd like but I've not done a lot of promotion.
The second book is completed and available for pre-order for a 15th May release.
Book three -- I'm about a third through the first draft. I've set a release of 22th June for Amazon. That's a lot of work in a month. I have to finish writing, get the book edited and have it uploaded by 12th June (technical stuff -- because I have a pre-order set for it on Amazon, I have to have the final version uploaded 10 days beforehand or I get penalised).
Book four -- I'm thinking of setting the release of this back to later in the year. I could push myself and get it done in he next month as well but I don't want to do a rushed job. The first three books are a series and this one isn't so I'm not so fussed about the release date.
Since my travel plans include a few days in KL then a week in Berlin, I'm not going to even plan on doing much until I get to Prague and have a month to balance writing with touristing. I might spend that break getting together my goals for the rest of the year.
I've been hitting the financial goal I've set for myself each month but for April, just barely. I think once I've finished this three book series, my sales will increase. I've got a couple of big promos on the first book when the second is released this month -- no one's going to buy book 2 if they haven't read book 1 after all. -- so hopefully they'll pay off.
I have enough money in savings and outstanding royalty payments to support myself until the end of 2015 at least which is reassuring but, of course, I'd rather keep building savings by earning more than I spend.