I was optimistic with the way August started. The first two days sales were good. Since that point sales have slowed to a crawl.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Last August was the same thing. It was one of the my worst months in terms of sales even though it was one of my most productive months in terms of writing.
Note to self: Let August be a month to coast a little. For the rest of August I will not release another book or bundle. I may promote a few of my older titles for free. I will continue writing, but not as much. My goals is to have a few books in the chamber for when I start writing full time again in September.
It’s always good to have a few books in the chamber if things get hectic one week. This means you can still release books even if you weren’t able to get anything done that week.
Sales should pick up again in September, and it should only go up from there *knocks on wood.* Maybe August is good time to ease back and let the creative mind rest before I start cranking out stories again in the fall & winter. For the next couple months I won’t have the opportunity to take it easy so it’s best to slack off now when potential readers are enjoying the end of summer instead of short story smut.