The Fantasy Writer

I set up this blog to chronicle my self-publishing journey, my achievements and missteps, in the hope that it will be helpful to someone. Even if at the end of the day the lesson is don’t do what I did.

The main reason however is that I need an accountability space. This will be it.

I’ll try to be as honest as I can without revealing my identity. My numbers will be 100% accurate (you’ll see exactly how much money I burn) but some data may not timely and some information may be cagey.

If you do know my identity please don’t reveal it.

So what are my goals? My goals are to be able to quit my job and go full-time as an author in 2 years’ time. Ideally it would be less than two years (I’d love reach this goal by March 2021) but I’m giving myself two years to make this work.

How am I going to do it?

  • Write stories people want to read
  • Publish the books on a rapid release schedule
  • Build up a rabid following
  • Rinse and repeat

I’ll break down the steps of how I attempt to tackle each bullet point above over the course of my journey and how well it’s going.