Ep 11 – 2015 Year in Review Plus Rant!

It's the end of 2015 and this podcast episode is reflecting on what happened over the course of the year. Most of this episode looks at highs and lows throughout the year. Starting at the beginning of the year with my free ebook strategy and then finishing off the year with my first big giveaway on the website.

Overall I'd say the year has been good but it's definitely getting harder to remain optimistic about writing and self-publishing. You can probably already tell that this isn't my usual advice-heavy episode. I do get into a rant at points but I feel it's necessary to get some things off my chest about strategies in self-publishing that are floating around the Internet causing frustration and confusion for new writers.

It's not all doom and gloom though. I do have some lofty goals for 2016. One of which is a new Patreon campaign that I'm hoping will give me support for the new year and some ambitious projects. Of course, my main project will be completing The Azuleah Trilogy.

So take a listen and if you're in the same boat as me with regard to your self-publishing endeavors. You might find some useful info and a chance to commiserate with a fellow indie author.

Here's a link to my Patreon campaign: (insert link)


  • This was a great episode, and I really enjoyed it. It is great to hear how your year went, and I appreciated your rant. I’m usually very optimistic myself, and I’ve found that when you’re optimistic about something for a while, it can be very easy to be disappointed. I pray that God will encourage you, and that you will always feel his loving presence as you write. Your books are amazing, and I am so blessed to be able to follow your writing journey. You’ve been a great encouragement to me. Thank you, Daniel!

    • Lena, thank you for the kind words! I’m generally a pretty upbeat person as well, but I’ll admit I have my off days and that’s kind of where this episode stemmed from. I do wish to rely more on God through the writing process and not get so caught up in the success or failure of what I write. It’s an ongoing struggle, but it makes my day to hear that people like you actually enjoy my silly stories! Take care and thanks again for listening.