Everyone is winding down (or is that up?) for tax time again, and this has been the first full year I’ve been publishing books. I struggled to write this post, but I decided to go ahead and write it. I’m not posting this information because I want to show off, but I do want to show. Those who know me know that I don’t seek special praise for my accomplishments or little victories. Sure, praise is nice, but I don’t have to have it to keep going, to keep slogging along my path to reach my goals. Most importantly, the support from readers helps me keep going when times get tough, and I owe every bit of my success to those who decided to try out my books. (In other words, thank you guys!)
After taking a deep breath, I said, “If Joe Konrath can post dollar signs, why can’t I?” So, here it goes…
A very special number, the number–after all the W2′s were input and totalled–that came in from my little stories. Of course, being the first full year of operating, most of it has been reinvested back into the business, into equipment, and into publishing the books themselves. It may not be the gigantic money that some outliers are reporting, but it’s tidy. More important than that, it keeps the next projects funded, and it keeps the stories coming.
I merely wanted to share the news with my friends here and say ‘Thank you.’ I’ve had people write before wanting to talk about the business and whether or not it’s worth it, and I think you can make up your own mind. It may be worth it for some, but it may not be for others. Keeping you guys happy is a lot of work, but I try my hardest. Through mistakes, hiccups, and obstacles along the way, we’ve arrived together, and I look forward to going ahead with my head held high.