6 months into the year
Jan- July, and beyond
Forgestriker became the first book to sell 10 copies in a month, as the series http://hereiamattheedge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/forgestriker-collection.html#.VZKE0XqUzGc continues to thrive, and I hoped Sons of Baal night have joined it, SoB needs one sale to be the second books to sell 10 copies in a month.
A greater variety of my work is beginning to bet bought, which pleases me as much as the vast sales from the series.
After the failure of my last novella - A Sailor's Love - I gave up writing for several months, as doubt and depression set in. I always said you get three strikes, as in baseball before you're a non-seller, and ASL was my third strike. The good news is I finally came around to believing in myself, with the help of two close friends.
When the year started I hoped to impress the editors of The Black Library, and get a chance to have my work in the Warhammer collection at http://www.blacklibrary.com/ . Unfortunately, my eagerness overcame my ability to write, and in submitting a sub-standard piece, I blew my only chance.
At the same time, I sent a short story to the BBC with the hope of getting it read on the radio, despite being praised, the story didn't make the cut- Lifeboat Heroes - now hangs loose on my shelves at Draft2Digital https://www.draft2digital.com/book/ .
Sales have been reasonable, even if most of the sales are for the series, and over half for Forgestriker (the book). This prospect leads me to write more Sci-Fi, but I'm also trying to find new areas to sell e-books in. I don't intend to stay still. I am a writer, not a genre-writer.
What am I writing next
I'm continuing with my work on the omnibus edition of the popular series, this won't just be a copy of the stories bonded for more sales. I'm adding stories, and extending the ones you know and like.
I plan to do a variety of stand alone stories to, some including horror as Akuji - Lord of the Underworld, others like Two lives for freedom will be mysteries.