Writing as a Business, pt 2

Celebrating Milestones

As I always remind remind writers (and myself), you have to celebrate milestones, no matter how small, because you never know when they will come around again, if at all.

The milestone I am celebrating is recouping the cost of my first 100 author copies. It took me a little over a month, but I am happy about it because I was sure it would take longer.

Now, just to be clear, I have not recouped all of my costs for publishing this book, which include editorial, design, shipping, promotional, and other costs (more on these expenses later). But my goal is to surpass that figure by the end of the third month after the book is released, which will be the end of April. So check back then to see if the old man has met the benchmark…

What is a milestone you are celebrating? What is a milestone you are shooting for? Share in the comments!

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