August has been a very exciting time for me as an independent author. I managed to produce over 25 new pieces of writing and sell over 3,400 copies of my works across all of my pen names. The number still blows my mind. Especially given that I spent the first two weeks of August on vacation (and I didn't write a lick during that time either).
What's even more exciting is that September is looking to perform even better. It seems this year's marketplace will center around tablets and e-readers, even more so than last year. This is great for self-publishers like me, because it means the pool of potential readers will continue to grow.
As far as my plans for the future go, the remainder of this year will still include shorter works of fiction, but I've finally started tackling a few longer stories that have been floating around in my head for the last ten years. It excites me that I have the opportunity to branch out into full-length novels, and I can't wait to see what the future holds.