I have again, a lot to celebrate this Halloween. Today marks “A School for Villains” first birthday. I’ve had quite the year with Danny and Dark Lord Academy as I’ve fumbled around trying to figure out marketing, gave up on it, and then tried again, as well as tried to write a sequel and failed, and then wrote a completely unexpected spin-off book.
Despite all the starts and stops, I feel like I’ve had a very successful year. I’ve sold 33 print and 162 e-copies, and for someone who’s rather hit and miss on the marketing front I feel like that’s pretty dang good (gosh, look at that, that month I joined a blog tour I sold twice as many copies, wow).
As I go into my second year with Dark Lord Academy, I’m hoping to really come into my own with both writing the series and the promotion thing. It’s nice to add up the numbers and have something concrete to celebrate.