Inspired by recent threads regarding Kindle I thought I throw my hat in the ring and start my own. Granted my past is riddled with two failed journeys I think I got caught up in chasing money doing things that I wasn't particularly interested in him. My problem is unless marker then I am a creative type and since I've wanted to be an author since I was in college, I'm now 40, I'm determined to make this my complete focus for at least the next 12 months to see whether I can make a game of it. My goal is simple but difficult. I want to replace my corporate income with royalties from books and Kindle in the next 12 months. I currently support a family of five on a low six-figure salary living in the northeastern United States. Why don't think any quite as much money as I'm currently making the corporate world I am leaning for $100,000 in Kindle/paperback royalties over the next 12 months. While I think this should be much easier and faster if I outsourced the writing like gobbluth, I'm going to try to do all the writing myself for now because it's more of a case of being able to make my money being creative and doing things that I love then it is making money as a marketer for me. Some background, two years ago I wrote three nonfiction Kindle books in the lifestyle design space. These books have evidently reached the end of their effectiveness as I just checked and I only sold two books overall between all three titles in the month of April. My desire is to start writing fiction. My problem is that I've been writing nonfiction for so many years that I've actually never written a single short story much less a novel. I also rarely read novels in the last several years. I generally read business books are marketing books and I average reading one or two novels a year. So that changes immediately and since my wife is an avid fiction reader I'm just diving into what books we have around the house and she generally reads fantasy and science fiction. Some assets I have is that I own Dragon naturally speaking for help with getting first drafts done quickly and I also own the Marshall plan software for Mac that I just picked up the other day so that I can learn how to structure a novel. I'm missing the long-range vision right now. I know I need to sell a lot of books to get $100,000 a year and that means to increase my odds I need to publish a lot of books. I also have a huge toolbox of marketing and black Hat software though I don't really know how effective any of it will be for Kindle. It sounds like publishing in a series of multiple books per pen name is the most effective strategy right now while letting Amazons search engine market the books for me. However, I imagine I'll experiment with it a bit during this journey but my number one goal based on the successes of the other journeys is to write and publish as much as possible.