In today’s Journal
* Quote of the Day
* The Final Brandon Sanderson Post
* In other news
* Still writing
* Of Interest
Quote of the Day
“A quick search of the publishing category on Kickstarter, sorted for active campaigns, showed me book projects that have funded and brought in (so far) anywhere from $50,000 to $500. The bulk of these are in the $10,000 category per novel … which is, roughly, what any new writer can expect from traditional publishing these days.” Kristine Kathryn Rusch
The Final Brandon Sanderson Post
If you don’t read anything else today, be sure to visit https://kriswrites.com/2022/04/13/business-musings-the-final-brandon-sanderson-post/ and read Kris Rusch’s “The Final Brandon Sanderson Post.”
Then, after you’ve read Kris’ post, don’t be me. Be smart about writing as a business.
If you haven’t already taken WMG Publishing’s absolutely free Kickstarter Best Practices class, visit https://wmg-publishing-workshops-and-lectures.teachable.com/, click on the class and sign up. It should be the first course on the left on the top row.
If you HAVE already taken the course, you might want to review it as a refresher. Then go to Kickstarter, put together a campaign, and make some money.
In other news, Dean Wesley Smith has extended WMG Publishing’s workshop sale through this Sunday evening. For details, see the link in “Of Interest.”
Still writing. If this trend continues I’ll start reporting all my numbers again soon.
Odd to think that only eight years ago tomorrow I wrote my first ever short story into the dark. That story was “Consuela.” If you’re curious, you can read it free at Consuela. Clicking the link will enable a PDF download than you can then open and read.
Talk with you again soon.
See “Workshop Sale Extended (until Sunday evening)” at https://www.deanwesleysmith.com/workshop-sale-extended/.
Disclaimer: In this blog, I provide advice on writing fiction. I advocate a technique called Writing Into the Dark. To be crystal clear, WITD is not “the only way” to write, nor will I ever say it is. However, as I am the only writer who advocates WITD both publicly and regularly, I will continue to do so, among myriad other topics.