Conservatory students are "doers" not just "learners." They actually write books, launch business ventures, and make real money. Here are some of the major milestones our students have celebrated:
Jenny submitted her novella for her manuscript assessment
Savanna landed her first nine customers for her business, Desert Skies Gifts
Zoe's Etsy shop, Sleeves by Anastasia, reached 72 sales and received her first “Raving Reviews” badge
Sarah P submitted her novella for her manuscript assessment
Sarina landed her first client for her life story book service and made $1,499
Ellie finished drafting her first novella at 29,758 words
Marin made $187 with her house cleaning service
Jason finished drafting his first Conservatory novel (handwritten!)
Joseph finished drafting his second Conservatory novel, at about 100,000 words
Anna Rose Johnson’s novel, The Star That Always Stays, received a great review from Publishers Weekly
Sadie finished drafting her first Conservatory novel at 54,931 words
Abigail launched her piano lessons business
RyanElizabeth landed 27 students for her art clubs
Ryan Elizabeth is partnering with her local children’s museum to put on a summer writing camp
Charis Rae completed running her Herstory history summer camps
Savanna finished drafting her novel at 55,698
Kasumi completed running her first Latin Grammar Summer Camp
Rhianna finished drafting her novella at about 25,000 words
Ella raised her piano lessons prices and didn’t lose any students
Marielle went to her first business expo
Ryan Elizabeth completed running her first week of her art clubs service
Katharine finished drafting her first Conservatory novel at 49,063
Savanna made her first sale from a stranger
Hannah landed her first client that’s a stranger
Juliet hired her third employee for her house cleaning service
Linnea submitted her novella for her manuscript assessment
Jadyn submitted her novella for her manuscript assessment
Cassie submitted her novella for her manuscript assessment
Ashleigh made her first sale from a stranger
Alyssa finished her first school year of teaching science and made $1,840
Abigail finished drafting her first Conservatory novel at 57,856 words
Ryan landed her first three clients for her art camps
Marin made $240 from babysitting
Cameron finished drafting his novella at 41,116 words
Caleb finished drafting his second Conservatory novel at 108,143 words
Amie finished drafting her novella at 37,021 words
Gabriella finished drafting her novel at 50,076 words
Joseph landed his seventh client for his landscaping service
Em finished drafting her novella at 32,379 words
Kristianne landed her second client for her VA service
Olivia launched her business, Wrinkle and Whimsy Art Services
Sarah's pet sitting service turned 1 year old
Juliet hired another employee for her house cleaning service
Kasumi launched her business, opening registration for her Latin Grammar Summer Camps
Elena finished drafting her novella at 23,740 words
Gabriella landed her first client for her life story book service
Marin landed a job making $50 an hour
Calissa finished drafting her novella at 26,827 words
Alayna finished drafting her first Conservatory novel at 161,343 words
Rachel submitted her novella for her manuscript assessment
Amanda finished drafting her novella at 29,206 words
Abi finished drafting her novella at 20,820 wo rds
Anna Rose signed a contract for her second book deal
Sequoyah landed two clients for her equine massage therapy service
Kristianne launched her Etsy shop and made five sales
Marin made her first $50 from her business
Madison finished drafting her novella at 39,824 words
Rachel finished drafting her novel at 68,502 words
Linnea finished drafting her novella at 37,289 words
Esther made two sales with her business
Sarina pitched her business (and her novella) at an online networking event
Juliet made $575 in one week with her cleaning service
Anna Rose's novel, The Star That Always Stays, was named a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
Jenny gave a 10 minute presentation on her life story book service at a senior living facility
Rhianna landed her first client with her pet-sitting service
Ryan-Elizabeth launched her art club for kids
Hope made $600 from her first pet-sitting client,
Marielle finished drafting her novel at 74,819 words (First Author Project)
Anna finished drafting her novel at 86,908 words
Eden sold 22 pendants this month for her business, Bookish: A Business
Anna Rose received her first trade review from Kirkus Reviews
Gabriella landed her first client for her life story book service
Hallie launched her business, Jireh Watercolor Art
Chelsea received her first paycheck for her art lessons service
Juliet had her first $2,000 month from her cleaning service
Shannae finished drafting her novel at 73,135 words
Madi finished drafting her novella at 27,960 words
Sequoyah finished drafting a 33,939 word novella
Jadyn finished draftinga 30,819 word novella
Kaylee landed another customer for her house cleaning service
Esther finished drafting a 28,853 word novella
Chelsea finished drafting a 62,014 word novel
Zoe finished draftinga 50,619 word novel
Jenny landed multiple customers for her life story book service
Chelsea landed her first customer for her art lessons service
Kaylee finished drafting a 16,297 word novella
Sequoyah landed her first customer for her equine massage therapy service
James landed 20 customers for his time management course
Kayleigh finished draftinga 33,174 word novella
Ryan-ElizabethF. finished drafting a 50,340 word novel
David made his first $40 for his henna tattoo service
Kaylee served another customer for her house cleaning service
Anna RoseJohnson’s novel has a #1 New Release banner on Amazon
Juliet made $1,811 total this month and hired her second employee
Chelsea held her first art class for her art lessons service
Faith landed her first customer for her business, Pampered Bookworm
Rachel landed her first customer for her piano studio
Olivia finished drafting a 29,003 word novella
Marielle landed her first customer for her graphic design business
Sarina went to six real estate offices to pitch her business
Sarina finished drafting a 30,956 word novella
Ellie landed three house/pet-sitting clients
Sam got paid a commission for recommending another business to a client
Kyla finished drafting a 24,000 word novella
Sara organized the 5th Diamonds conference
Bailey finished drafting a 34,689 word novella
Ashleigh finished drafting a 61,335 word novel (first in the program!)
Naomi landed her first customer for her Etsy shop
Joseph finished drafting a 80,000 word novel
Rachel finished drafting a 25,905 word novella
Bethany landed her first customer for her writing coaching service
Juliet hired her first employee
Josiah finished drafting a 41,957 word novella
Juliet finished drafting a 32,925 word novella
Caleb finished drafting a 78,000 word novel
Jenny made a sale where the customer approached her
Cara finished drafting a 36,890 word novella
Grace landed her first customer for her pet-sitting business
Linnea landed her first two customers for her piano studio
Kristianne finished drafting a 50,000 word novel
Jadyn finished drafting a 37,058 novella
Alyssa finished drafting a 40,241 novella
Rachel landed her first three customers for her piano studio
Marielle launched her graphic design business
Amie landed multiple partnerships with authors for Painted Prose Designs
Hannah finished drafting a 58,053 word novel
Zoe finished drafting a 45,291 word novella
Sarah landed her first customer for her book launch business.
Valari finished drafting a 37,796 word novella
Calissa completed a 77,839 word novel (her second in the program).
Sarina landed another client for her real estate client-care business.
Faith completed a 33,000 word novella.
Amanda completed a 93,934 word novel (her second in the program).
Zoe has sold over 60 book sleeves since launching her business.
Kasumi landed her first 12 students for her Latin tutoring business.
Hope J. completed a 22,315 word novella.
Charis made $1,407.74 from Christmas orders on her Etsy shop.
Gabriella completed a 28,778 word novella (her first ever).
Charis completed a 20,922 word novella.
Jason landed his first client for his life story book service worth $1,499.
Sequoyah completed her Equine Massage Therapy Certification.
Elena completed a 65.947 word novel (her second in the program).
Sam landed a full-time job as Director of Information Technology after serving his tech support clients so well they wanted to hire him.
Coralie completed a 131,876 word novel.
James completed a 33,724 word novella.
Jenny completed a 46,075 word novella.
Sequoyah completed a 30,516 word novella.
Hope launched her art commission business and landed her first two customers (including a $100+ project).
Shannae completed a 100,256 word novel (her first ever).
Hope D. completed a 35,681 word novella.
Amie completed a 30,621 word novella.
Anna Rose completed a 42,152 word middle-grade novel (her third in the program)
Joseph landed his first two clients for his landscaping service.
Savanna completed a 80,872 word novel.
Hope J. completed a 65,477 word novel (her second in the program).
Sarah completed a 30,038 word novella.
Cassie completed a 36,098 word novella.
Abi Lyn landed her first client for her pet-sitting business.
Anna Rose announced a book deal with Holiday House, a New York City publisher. Her middle grade novel will release next year.
Ryan launched her custom funko pop business for authors and readers and made her first $1,000.
Charis is making over $40/hour on 19 new orders for custom Christmas products on her Etsy shop.
Sarina completed a 141,010 word novel (her second in the program).
Juliet hung 22 flyers for her cleaning business, received four contacts, and already landed her first customer from a flyer.
Alabama completed a 66,153 word novel.
Olivia completed a 81,904 word novel (her second in the program).
Sarina launched her long-term client care business for realtors, landed her first client, and made her first $366.60 as an entrepreneur.
Madison completed a 194,060 word novel (her second in the program).
Emeline landed her first logo design client and received a rave review.
Amie completed a 80,172 word novel (her second in the program).
Esther completed a 29,382 word novella.
Calissa launched her piano studio and already has five students and four more potential students in the pipeline.
Bailey completed a 60,288 word novel.
Cameron completed a 67,340 word novel.
Cassie landed her first client for her tutoring business.
Ryan completed a 36,583 word novella.
Jenny landed two more clients for her life story book service and is booked through the end of the year.
Kara finaled for a Christy Award. (Okay, she's not a student, but still!)
Hannah hit her income goal of $500/month with her piano studio.
Kellyn completed a 25,883 word novella.
Emeline completed a 57,399 word novel.
Anna pitched two Bethany House editors and both offered their email addresses and would like to see her project again.
Cara completed a 70,000 word novel (her second in the program).
Zach completed a 100,547 word novel.
Hannah launched her piano studio and sold out all six of her spots.
Jenny landed her first client for her life story book service with a $2,000 package.
Linnea completed a 54,484 word novel (her first one ever).
Alyssa had nine students sign up for her Chemistry Club, which will earn her thousands of dollars this semester at a high hourly rate.
Zoe completed a 43,813 word novella.
Kaylee completed a 33,009 word novella.
Charis landed another author partnership for her Etsy shop.
Zoe launched her book sleeve business and made 13 sales.
Hannah completed a 67,074 word novel (her first one ever).
Sarah completed a 51,349 word novel (her second in the program).
Jenny received a manuscript request from Tyndale House.
Jasmine completed a 107,714 word novel.
Faith enrolled three new clients in her health/wellness business.
Grace completed a 75,356 word novel.
Sarah made $1,400 from her pet-sitting business in one month.
Ryan completed a 13,312 word novelette.
Rachel received a manuscript request from Uncommon Universes Press.
Livy landed a new pet sitting client that pays her $450 per month.
Elena completed a 56,370 word novel.
Valari landed two new writing jobs worth thousands of dollars.
Naomi completed a 35,067 word novella.
Rachel completed a 73,885 word novel.
James received manuscript requests from two different publishers.
Calissa completed a 66,411 word novel.
Abi Lyn completed a 60,043 word novel (her first one ever).
Grace landed a major client for her art commission business.
Josiah completed a 111,784 word novel.
Charis landed two partnerships with authors for her Etsy shop.
Anna completed a 70,103 word novel (her second in the program).
Livy landed her first client for her pet-sitting business.
Elena landed her first customer for her thrift box business.
Cassie completed a 69,429 word novel.
Sarah landed her first four customers for her pet-sitting business.
Madi completed a 110,542 word novel.
Juliet made $700 from her house-cleaning business in one month while working only 20 hours (that’s 5 hours per week at $35 per hour).
Alyssa completed a 134,639 word novel.
Rachel completed a 72,971 word novel.
Sequoyah landed six customers for her online course.
Amanda completed a 93, 748 word novel.
Jenny completed a 125,201 word novel.
Charis landed her first two customers for her Etsy shop.
Juliet had her first $500 month with her cleaning business.
RuthAnna completed a 117,127 word novel.
Hope completed a 135,756 word novel.
Livy got her first article published on a major website.
Charis completed her middle-grade novel.
Alyssa launched her business and got her first four customers.
Jadyn completed a 61,226 word novel.
Hannah completed a 102,034 word novel (her first one ever).
Grace completed a 60,608 word novel.
Kyla completed a 83,131 word novel.
Valari landed a major client for her proofreading business.
Esther completed a 52,766 word novel.
Valari completed a 76,353 word novel.
Bethany landed two more customers for her gardening business.
Sequoyah completed a 77,848 word novel.
Amie launched her read-aloud business and landed 21 customers.
Olivia completed a 60,068 word novel.
Anna completed a 36,000 word middle-grade novel.
Sam landed two customers for his tech support business.
Sarina completed a 115,039 word novel (her first one ever).
Livy completed a 76,586 word novel.
Hope completed a 61,143 word novel.
Sequoyah landed her first paying customer (worth $2,000).
Rachel completed a 108,072 word novel.
Juliet launched her cleaning business and got her first two customers.
Sarah completed a full-length novel.
James completed a 81,437 word novel.
Bailey completed a 66,859 word novel (her first one ever).
Anna completed a 47,617 word middle-grade novel.
James ran his first online course and sold out all his spots.
Juliet completed a 84,803 word novel.
Rhianna completed a 63,508 word novel (her first one ever).
Madison completed a 110,574 word novel.
Amie completed a full-length novel.
Sara launched her online conference and made $2,200.
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