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Happy New Year! I love January. I am filled with energy at the possibilities ahead and look forward to creating, learning and sharing along the way as we head into 2019!
In this article and podcast episode, I’ll look at some of the trends that I think will be important for authors in 2019 and then outline my own creative goals. I hope you will add your goals in the comments so we can keep each other accountable as the year progresses.
Trends for authors in 2019
(1) Audio and voice technology
I’ve been talking about this for a while, but things will really start to shift in 2019.
Audiobooks continue to be the fastest growing segment in publishing, and if you haven’t signed away your audiobook rights, then definitely consider exploiting them yourself. Options for working with professional narrators include ACX, as well as Findaway Voices and Author’s Republic.
Amazon’s Alexa will continue to expand into multiple devices, which means more people will be interacting with the internet and their content by voice. Google Home and Google Duplex are the other main voice technologies, with Siri on Apple devices like the Apple Watch.
This shift towards searching and buying through voice means that voice search and discoverability will become ever more important. Natural language transcripts of podcast interviews will help, as people speak differently than they write.
There’s also evidence that the voice search uses Google snippets so making sure you have short answers to commonly asked questions may maximise search on your author website.
I've been podcasting for 10 years and most of my books are already in audio format, but I am going much further and audio will be my major focus in 2019. I'll be interviewing experts on this topic on the podcast. I'll also be getting all my backlist into audio, starting another podcast around my fiction themes, and building my own ‘voice brand' by moving into more audiobook narration myself. I've been doing voice training in recent months and am looking forward to developing a new way of storytelling and sharing my words.
In terms of audiobook publishing, I will be moving out of exclusive ACX and into a wider model. I'm excited about the possibilities for Kobo Writing Life direct audio and also Findaway Voices access to Storytel, which seems to be the major company that is challenging Audible on the global audiobook scene.
(2) Indies will expand print market share
Indie authors have become expert at publishing and marketing ebooks, but as well as audiobooks above, 2019 will see further expansion into print.
KDP Print makes it easier to advertise print books on Amazon, Draft2Digital have expanded into print production, and IngramSpark makes it easier than ever for indies to reach bookstores, libraries, universities etc with print on demand products in paperback, Large Print, hardback and workbook editions.
This expansion into print product, the ability to advertise print books on Amazon through AMS with KDP Print, and the ever-increasing market share of print sales through online stores means that indies will start to take print market share from traditional publishers.
This will happen in specifically print-heavy niches like children's books (as discussed with children's author, Karen Inglis) as well as literary fiction, poetry and non-fiction. This is an exciting development as these genres have found it difficult to sell a lot in ebook formats, so the ability to advertise indie print books next to traditionally published bestsellers will mean they have a lot to gain in 2019 – if the authors embrace Amazon Advertising.
(3) A pay-to-play environment means more mid-list authors will drop away in indie and traditional publishing
As noted in my 2018 round-up yesterday, Amazon shifted their focus in 2018 to grow their advertising revenue and this means that it is now a pay-to-play environment, in the same way that Facebook shifted a few years back.
Indie authors will need to up-skill in marketing – either to use ads, or other means to get traffic to their books. Traditional publishers will need to do the same, and I think this change will start to trickle through to the ‘digital only’ imprints first and then the bigger traditional publishers who will see sales tail off if there is no marketing spend.
Anecdotally, as I have expanded my own AMS ads, I've only seen advertising from traditional publishers for the biggest authors and in a scatter-gun way where books appear for searches that have no relevance. If you consider how hard it is to advertise when you know your own inventory well, I can only imagine that traditional publishers will struggle to market their mid-list authors with Amazon Ads, reserving the major ad spend for big names and debuts, as they currently do with other forms of marketing.
(4) Futurist: 5G laying the foundation for 2020
Regular listeners to my podcast know that I love to keep up with the futurist angle, looking for the bigger trends that will impact us as creators over the next 5-10 years and the rise of 5G networks is such a shift.
5G is not just an incremental advance on 4G, it’s the step change that will enable a whole host of technologies that have been waiting for this to emerge. It’s 100-250x as fast as 4G with low-latency (or delay), so it will enable real-time interaction.
This will be the platform that enables self-driving cars, augmented and virtual reality for gaming, education and business, as well as AI and the Internet of Things.
I recommended AI Superpowers by Kai-fu Lee as one of my books of the year in yesterday's roundup post, and in that book, he talks about the next development of AI as being similar to electricity. In simple terms, adding AI to something that in the past, we added electricity to. 5G will enable this shift.
Remember, as William Gibson said, “the future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” Some areas will see the implementation of 5G related technology faster than others, e.g. self-driving cars in China before the UK, but it's important to be aware that these changes are coming.
2020 will see 5G going mainstream, so 2019 is the year to prepare and be ready for the shift. I mention this as many authors still don’t even have mobile-optimised websites and mobile 5G promises to be 600x faster than the current 4G mobile phones. [Wired 5G Guide]
[If you need a mobile-optimized website theme, check out my author website tutorial here.]
Given all the futurist stuff I have been talking about for years, it feels like the foundations are being laid in 2019 for a leap forward in 2020.
Will I be doing my podcast and book launches in VR? Will I be taking you on an augmented reality walk about Southwark in London via your 5G mobile phone? Will we be selling our books from within curated virtual bookstores like the world of Ready Player One? Will there be AI driven translation so our books can be consumed in any language in any country? None of this will happen in 2019, but I want to be ready to take advantage of what is coming in the 2020s. Exciting times indeed!
Thoughts from Draft2Digital and Kobo Writing Life on what 2019 holds for authors
From Kevin Tumlinson at Draft2Digital:
From our perspective, we believe the big waves on the horizon include international sales and translations. We also think that authors, particularly US authors but generally all English-speaking authors, will start seeing the potential for foreign rights, as well as film and television rights.
In addition, in 2018 we started putting our chips on libraries and subscription services as a huge and lucrative growth area for self-published authors, and we believe that will see an uptick in 2019.
And finally, we think collaboration will be huge in 2019, with a greater number of authors working together to produce more and better work and to find and reach new readers. “Collaborative and cooperative” will become the buzzwords for 2019.
From Christine Munroe from Kobo Writing Life:
KWL direct audio uploading will be our first major platform update of 2019. We are still taking beta authors so anyone with audio files ready to go should email us at email@example.com I’m exceptionally excited to add to the growing number of options authors have for reaching audiobook fans around the world.
Additionally, we’re working on a big update to the KWL sales dashboard, taking into account user feedback we’ve been collecting over the past year.
Throughout 2018, we rolled out more updates than ever before, ranging from launching Walmart eBooks, partnering with Orange in France for audio, and growing Kobo Plus in the Netherlands, to fixing free download tracking, updating our payment history page and adding downloadable sales reports, opening Overdrive distribution to all users, refreshing categories for KWL authors (now over 2,000 to choose from), and increasing promo opportunities by over 15%. We have similarly lofty goals for 2019 and beyond, and we are extremely lucky and proud to be collaborating with so many incredible authors around the world.
My creative goals for 2019
(1) Be a better publisher. Make more of what I already have.
As per my audiobook and print trends above, I will be getting my backlist into Large Print and Hardback, as well as audiobook formats in order to have all books available in all formats.
This is one of those tasks that could take all year, to be honest, as I have 28 books and counting, and most are in ebook and paperback, some are in audio, and some are in Large Print and hardback.
They are mostly on all platforms but I have yet to maximise my sales at Google Play, which I only started with on PublishDrive mid-2018. I need to get some BookBub ads on those and take advantage of more opportunities with libraries through Kobo (Overdrive), Draft2Digital and IngramSpark.
We have built a database to track all the different formats, license periods and ISBNs etc. I have been managing it all on a spreadsheet, but it’s time to move up a level in terms of intellectual property management. Even with managing this small number of books, I have some sympathy for publishers managing thousands of books and trying to find them all, let alone update them and make the most of the backlist.
I’m also intending to ‘go wide’ with audio, so I am in the process of checking all my ACX contracts and looking at working with Findaway Voices as well as Kobo Writing Life for direct audio. We are still waiting to hear what Apple Books is planning, but essentially, there will be far more audio options in 2019 so it’s time to prepare …
(2) Write more books as J.F.Penn
I’m a writer so of course, I will be writing more books in 2019!
I’m intending to write 3 books under J.F.Penn – the next Mapwalker dark fantasy, a stand-alone horror novel set in the South Pacific, and an ARKANE thriller possibly set in Amsterdam, as well as some short stories.
Right now, I have so much bumping around in my head, I just need to settle on the next project and get writing!
(3) Continue serving the author community through The Creative Penn
This blog and the podcast will continue in 2019, so that’s a commitment to continue helping you on your author journey.
There is already content scheduled out to June, so I have lots to share and lots to learn along the way!
Some of the upcoming interviews will tackle lessons for 21st-century creatives, voice technology for authors, building a company of one, business models for writers, writing horror, writing heroes and villains, an insight into traditional publishing, a different take on book marketing, reaching readers with audio, and much more.
I won’t be writing any more non-fiction books this year, but as above, I’ll be turning what I do have into audiobooks and updating some of the older books, plus I will be doing some more mini-courses, starting with Productivity for Authors in the next month or so. You can find all my courses here.
(4) Content marketing for fiction
Over the last 10 years, I have built a multi-six-figure business based on content marketing – blogging and podcasting – around my non-fiction. In the next 10 years, I intend to do the same for my fiction.
I’ll be creating a destination site that does not include my author name around the themes of my fiction. It will bring in multiple streams of income as well as marketing my books – and those of other authors.
More on this in March when I intend to launch the new site and yes, a new podcast – I must be crazy! But see below around how I will carve out the time.
Although I have no plans to slow down on The Creative Penn as yet, I need to start building for my next 10-year goal. I’m really excited about this new site, which may spin off into a new business at some point. I’ll be sharing behind the scenes development within my Content Marketing for Fiction course.
(5) Focus on freedom. Outsourcing, batching and systems.
My number one value is freedom and it continues to shape my business as an independent author. I want to write books, travel and learn new things, and yes, I want to help more writers along the way.
But I didn’t achieve all my writing goals in 2018, and a lot of the reason why is increasing admin work and email. The unsexy side of running your own business!
There were periods in 2018 when I felt angry and frustrated at the amount of admin work, even as I resisted help with it because of my control freakish tendencies (a characteristic of indie authors!)
I have outsourced various tasks over the years and I have a great team of freelancers, but it’s time to take the next step. After talking to Yaro Starak in podcast episode 406, I've decided to outsource my business inbox.
It will be more about email triage, so if you write me a personal email, or if you are a Patron or a customer, I will still get it and respond personally. It’s more about dealing with the increasing amount of cold pitches, emails from people who haven’t even looked at the free material available on the website, and other admin tasks that really don't need my personal attention. This is inevitable as the website traffic continues to grow – it's over 700,000 uniques per month these days – and I have probably left it too long, so it is about time I tackled this.
By outsourcing that level of email, I will need to put some procedures in place so it’s forcing me to look at all the tasks I do that can be systematised. I finally have to write some standard operating procedures and although it’s more upfront admin, it will free up my time to create more.
I need to stop feeling like I have a day job again. This feels like the only way.
This focus on freedom also feeds into my decision to say no to all speaking opportunities in 2019 – and possibly ongoing. I will continue to do podcast interviews on other shows and this show and interact on social media etc, but I found speaking exhausting in 2018, and it’s time for new voices to emerge.
[The only exception may be if I travel to places I rarely visit and want to meet with the community locally, but those will be rare occasions.]
I managed some batching of tasks in 2018, but I need to make this even more streamlined. I need to use a calendar scheduler for podcast interviews, and also schedule more social media, as well as making sure I have creative time blocked out for the whole year in advance.
So this is a business admin task for 2019 with the aim of freeing up more time to create, travel and serve the author community in more scalable ways.
(6) The Healthy Writer and the travelling writer
I’m very happy with my yoga practice for functional movement, mental health and breathing space, but I need to up my cardio this year.
A few years ago, we cycled through south-west India and it was a fantastic, memorable trip, so we are doing another big cycle adventure, this time through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam toward the end of 2019. This gives us time to train, so onwards with the spinning classes and weekend bike trips!
I also have more travel planned for book research purposes – and excitingly, no speaking events at all, so all my travel time is fiction-related, or family, or a combination of both.
Everything changes … and everything stays the same.
As I go through my goals for this coming year, it strikes me that every year, my goals are similar. I want to write and publish more of my own books; I want to travel, research and learn; I want to help more writers along the author journey; I want to continue living a life of creative freedom, which means I want to make good money with my writing.
These things remain true, which is great because it means I am doing the right things with my time. So the creative urge and the practice of writing stay the same regardless of the maelstrom of change around us.
But the changes come in the technology around publishing, marketing and making a living with our writing.
That's where we need to stay up to speed with developments as they arise, and that is not so much reflected in my annual goals, but in the weekly updates that I bring you through the podcast and the changes in my own processes over time.
I hope you will join me as we head into 2019. I'll be back every Monday with The Creative Penn Podcast where I share my journey, publishing updates, futurist insights, and interviews on writing, publishing, book marketing and making money writing. You can also stay up to speed by subscribing to the Author Blueprint here, which also gives you a bi-monthly newsletter.
OK, over to you! Let's keep each other accountable. Please add your thoughts on trends for authors in 2019 and also your creative goals for the year ahead in the comments.
Brilliant way to start the new year, with your podcast from yesterday, interview on Mark’s podcast and your podcast today! Thank you for your bounty of information and inspiration! Rung in the New Year working on revising my book. Plan on much more creativity this year…🙂. May your New Year be blessed with less email, creative travels and wonderful health to you and your loved ones!
Also, your trends are right on par. My 2019 goals: start author brand. 3 nonfiction books published. 2 online courses based on nonfiction book launched. 1 fiction book rough draft. Thanks again for all that you do!
Joanna Penn says
You’re such a hard worker, Pranathi 🙂 You put me to shame!
Alvin E Major says
I want to publish my first book this year. Reading your articles is a inspiration to me and it has helped me get to this point. Thanks.
Bjørn Larssen says
My main goal for 2019 is to get my debut out there, but what I really wanted to say is that even though thrillers aren’t my genre I am definitely looking forward to the one you’re going to (possibly) set in Amsterdam!
Greetings from Amsterdam 😉 Please add a few cyclists who get killed because they’re FaceTiming while biking. (True story.)
Joanna Penn says
I love Amsterdam and just need an excuse to come back – hence the thriller 🙂 I’ll watch out for the Facetiming bikers!
Hannah Ross says
Now that I’ve had some time to mull over the things you wrote about in your previous post, I feel a lot more optimistic and ready to rock 2019! I realized it doesn’t make sense to gripe about Amazon’s policy while I keep playing in their sandbox. Therefore, to begin with, I’m going to withdraw some of my books from Select – those that have fewer page reads in KU.
I’d also like to venture into audio, but I’m in Israel (cool to see you against the Jerusalem backdrop, Joanna!) and ACX isn’t available here. Do you know of a company that works worldwide with a similar royalty split model? It seems the other options you listed here demand an upfront cost.
Joanna Penn says
Glad you’re feeling more positive, Hannah 🙂
I don’t know any other company with a royalty split option, but Israel is a tech hub so it would surprise me if there wasn’t something going on there!
Linda Maye Adams says
My basic goals:
No more short stories. A lot of reasons why, but at one point, I thought I might get a publicity boost if I got in a pro magazine. I even got personal rejects. However, the tone in the pro resources now has changed a lot and become more politicized. Anthology calls are on topics that I wouldn’t even enjoy as a reader–I don’t want to be lectured to. No point in wasting the time. On the indie side, these haven’t sold very well. I’ll probably revisit them at some point, but I need to focus on novels.
More novellas/novels. I need to get longer fiction out. Early last year I took four workshops that are starting to really help me overcome some of the issues I’ve had with producing longer work. I’m working on the fourth book in my science fiction series and have a first book in another series waiting in the wings (and possibly two more series on tap). Thinking from a strategic point of view, I can alternate…while cover artist for sci fi is working on the cover, I can write the mystery, and then the mystery cover artist can work on that while I write another sci fi.
More non-fiction: I have about 3-4 ideas for non-fiction books, including a travel book–though I haven’t figured out how it should be marketed. I’m a travel administrator in my day job, so that book’s on all the things that people do that mess up their travel. These books shouldn’t take as long to write, so I can take advantage of scheduling issues with covers for the novels. These are likely to be premade covers.
Paper, paper, paper. I’m getting everything into paper. I was doing the ebook covers myself, but if you don’t have a Mac, paper covers are not easy to do. My day job has been so chaotic that I haven’t had the mental energy to learn a complicated software program (In-Design), and none of the online courses were on the current version. I’d been saying since 2015 I needed to do paper, and the only way it happened was to have a professional designer do it. I think I’m going to toss large print into the mix as well. I have one other existing book in that series that will need to go to paper, a fantasy novel, and my Desert Storm memoir. Plus new books coming out. I’m hoping maybe some of my marketing strategies will pay for the covers and copy editing at least, since cost is an issue. I have a relative who has offered to pay for my covers from my sci-fi series, but I’d really like to see some more money coming in.
Reviews: And I’m paying attention to this now. I’m scheduling releases now instead of just releasing, so I can get a bump on Amazon with some reviews.
Joanna Penn says
Scheduling releases and doing more paper sounds like some pro moves 🙂 All the best for 2019.
D J Mills says
Linda, Scribus 1.4.1 is a FREE software the same as InDesign, and it is easy to learn to produce pdf files for print. I wrote Creating Print on Demand Interiors and Covers Using Scribus 1.4.1, and the upgrade is the same, so the book is not outdated yet. 🙂
The book, minus images, is free on my blog, https://djmills.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/creating-print-on-demand-interiors-and-covers-using-scribus-part-1/ , and I have the print and ebook on most distributors. 😉
Gary M Sherwin says
Over the last 18 months I’ve published 10 books, so this year my goal is to repeat the last 18 months and continue to grow my email list 😊
The ultimate goal is to be able to walk away from my day time job, to be free to spend time with my wife and three young children whilst being paid doing what I love.
Joanna Penn says
Sounds like a productive year ahead! All the best.
You are going to be one of three sites I will faithfully read or listen to every day this year. You always have excellent information and advice. I need to search on the site for some topics of interest to me and see if you have hit on some subjects such as collaborations, outsourcing, etc. You have an amazing year ahead and I hope to as well! I am putting all of my books that I have written to date under one website “publishing” website to make my life easier. One website, one newsletter, etc. I think I am heading in the right direction so far 🙂 Sitting my B_tt in Chair and writing is a BIG goal and I plan on publishing several books this year. Thanks for all the great info!
Pete Blyth says
In 2019 I will
Alphadog (this won’t be difficult as its completely ready to go – it will drop next week)
Mister Atkins (dusty #5) – currently with the proof reader
County Lines (Dusty #6) awaiting proof read
Hidden fires (Dusty #7) awaiting proof read
Double Trouble Jonny Wleckawski PI #1 (self edits)
Double Game Jonny Wleckawski PI #2 (at first draft)
Finish writing and possibly publish
Wild justice (Dusty #8) (about 10k so far)
Dark Fire (about 10k so far)
Boot strap author (non fic) (about 25k so far)
Write/finish first drafts for
Day of the eagle (about 40k so far)
Midnight rising (Dusty #9)
Double dare (Jonny Wleckawski PI #3)
Devils breath (Andy Hawke #1) (technically 2 since it follows on from his appearance in border crossing)
Other ideas to work on
Bootstrap entrepreneur (small business book)
Bootstrap author – work book / journal
Writing fighting (guide to arms and close combat for authors)
Photography for authors – short nonfic to be a give away
Tigris (westmen #2)
Wildfire (westmen #3)
and doubtless other stuff
In addition i’ll also be picking up the promotion side of the independent author business to promote those already published more, creating a facebook group to go with Bootstrap author (you can look forward to a pitch from me to be on the show when the damn thing is actually finished – I totally feel you on the difficulty or writing how to write a novel) , and getting those books that aren’t all ready into print as well as e… I’m torn about audio since I don’t have the money to pay up front so I could only do royalty share
Darius Marley says
After quietly reading your blog for some time, I’ve decided to come out of the shadows (I’m a voice actor who spends a lot of time inside a dark little VO booth) because I wanted to THANK YOU for your insightful articles, Joanna.
I’ve also established a few goals for this new year, and the biggest one is: Help more indie self-publishers with audiobook production!
Happy 2019 to you and your readers! Cheers!!
Joanna Penn says
Sounds like a great goal 🙂 and I predict lots of work ahead! If you ever want to write a guest post on voice acting or audiobook stuff, I’m always interested 🙂 Guidelines here: http://www.TheCreativePenn.com/guestposting
Andrea Autumn says
What a great way to start 2019! My 2019 objectives are going to be finishing my first novel and start my own creative business (and specially make a plan and sticking to it). I want to write so many LGBTQ+ novels until LGBTQ+ is so mainstream that all the problems will be a thing from the past.
I am so happy to hear you will be coming to Amsterdam more (I live in the Netherlands) . If you find interesting, please visit also Den Haag and Rotterdam, as they are very nice cities (plus delft, which is very pretty and it has nice historical places as well)
Joanna Penn says
Thanks Andrea – and yes, I love the Netherlands, I worked there back in the 90s and always found the people so friendly 🙂 Looking forward to coming back.
Joanna Chee says
Wow, Joanna, you are amazing! Your goals inspire me, and give me hope for the often-overwhelm of things I want to achieve this year: publish my 2nd book, get my first into audio, finish my 1st paid course, learn and implement Amazon and FB ads, keep up with my 2 blogs, grow and engage my list, hire a VA…. Thank you so much for everything you do and the wisdom and help you pour out to the SP community. May you achieve all you set out to do this year xxx
Joanna Penn says
Thank you 🙂 All the best with your goals too.
Ms Albina says
I am going to revise a journal story bio of one of my characters and also do companion books about more of the characters I chose and doing a story about the characters granddaughter then also making that maybe into a series. I will need to have a website which I don’t know how to do and I blog and newsletter or what I put in it.
Joanna Penn says
I have a tutorial for building a website if that helps 🙂 http://www.TheCreativePenn.com/authorwebsite
Barb Reimer says
In all business I have found you need to sit down and redraw the boundaries around what you are creating/selling, how you interact with your customers, and where you want to take the business next each year. And then do a really hard sit down every 3 years or so because so much changes in that time that you often create something that you didn’t expect – the law of unintended consequences. (Lencioni’s book on Death by Meeting is an excellent tool to help find the path for the ship and then guide it along during the year.) And, given your theme of freedom and doing what you love, that helps provide a guiding star to steer your ship by. Well done you.
Joanna Penn says
Thanks Barb, I definitely needed my hard look at the business this year and now will start turning the ship in 2019 🙂 All the best for your creative year ahead.
lone morch says
So inspiring as always Joanna, and love your ‘foreward’ thinking in terms of technology and such. I’ll be paying more attention, I guess, to what you’re saying. ha ha.
One thing though, the possibilities of 5G aside, are you not at all concerned about the health effects of installing 5G air-waves across the globe? There are many activist groups lobbying against this, I take it for good reason, and in Holland they recently did a test with a 5G mast, and all the bloody birds dropped dead !!! I wonder if it’s time to look at the ‘side effects’ of tech, before we run rampant with the possibilities of faster … I guess, gains.
Just feeling a little worried …
Happy New Year.
Excellent and exciting goals, Joanna! I’m launching my first ebook in March (a short story collection, which will later become a reader magnet), and my first print and ebook in June (my first novel). My goal is to focus on what’s important to me as a writer and as an indie publisher. Since I’ve only just begun my indie publishing journey, I’m sort of muddling through it. But I listen to your podcast, and I’m reading your books, and I think I’m getting the hang of things!
Happy 2019! it’s going to be a fantastic year!
Awesome objectives! Especially the one on writing more books 🙂 Yes, please!
As usual, thanks for a very inspiring article. Can’t wait to read what you have a in store for us this year.
My objectives for 2019 are:
1) Finalise the manuscript for the 1st book of a SF series I’m writing for preteens. I am currently working on the 3rd draft and want it completely finalised and ready to send to editors by end of February.
2) Create a website for the series.
I am happy you talked about your objective to create destination websites for your fiction. I was wondering if it was a good move for me as a first-time writer to have a website for the books rather than for me as an author. Because I plan to write around different themes and genres, I thought it would be confusing to have an author’s website with books for different audiences. What’s your take on that?
3) Turn pro. Meaning, establishing a writing routine that will allow me to up my game and finalise the manuscript for the second book by the end of the year and start working on the third and final chapter of the series.
All the best for 2019!
Meredith Kurz says
Joanna, impressed by your output, yet relieved that you’ve started to trim yourself back. Maybe you’ve found the answer to, “What is enough?” “How much money / income is enough?” It’s different for everyone. You are THE number one writer’s business podcast – no one else comes close. I wish you a bit of peace this year – you’ve built your castle – maybe enjoy the tapestries and the view a little bit more – Thank you for all you do!
Joanna Penn says
Thanks, Meredith, I am dropping back with some things, but moving into others.
Curiosity drives me the most!