I keep doing it. Every time I look at the stories I want to be writing I get all excited and I want to be able to focus all my energy on that again, but I can't at the moment. Instead I have to ghostwrite stories for other people, because that's how I earn the majority of my money, and if we want to pay the rent I have to earn the money we need to be able to. Sometimes, though, I think I'm the only person who is excited by my worlds, which is disappointing. That's not going to stop me. I'm stubborn, so I'm going to keep going, and believe that, one day in the future, I'm going to be earning all my income from my orginal writing. $1500 isn't an impossible target. $15 a month from 100 people. $5 a month from 300 people. Can I get 300 people interested in what I do? Yes, I can. 300 people is nothing in the grand scheme of things and I'm certain I know people on here who have 20 friends who might like my writing. 20 friends from 10 people is 200 people. I suddenly realise now why signal boosting can be so effective.
Do I know 10 people who are willing to signal boost me? I believe I do, so I'm going to share with you the new product I have on Gumroad. (I think I might have been calling the site Gumtree before, because I am a ditz, but I am on Gumroad.) Yes, I realise this means creating yet another account on another site - but as I've said before I do have limited options, thanks to the EU. This is the Collection One Ebooks
. This is a good starting point for all the collections and I will be updating it with all the others, with the only exception being the Inquisition collection, as I don't feel I've written anywhere near enough for it to put the time into creating the ebook. They are also available with the Monthly Membership
, but I thought it was a good idea to put them up separately as a one off purchase to give people a chance to get to know what I write and my style, as I know from experience that can put people off.
Obviously there is also the website
. A lot of what's in the Collection One Ebooks can be found there, but not everything. The ebooks do have extra stories in, for those who want to read everything, and once I'm all sorted I'm going to be working on finishing things, which will then be uploaded as ebooks for the people who have Monthly Memberships. Anything outside the worlds will, at least to begin with, be sold separately. There is a chance I'll also add them to the ebooks available to those with Monthly Memberships.
For those of you who are interested I decided on doing it this way because I know there are people who are going to want ebook versions of what I've written and I thought this was the best value, especially with the way I write. So for that £5 you're going to end up getting a lot - and I don't doubt I'll be updating the ebooks as I go, as I think that's the best way of doing this, meaning there will be 5,000 more words of story within it, rather than there being another something to download.