Student Achievements

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:

April 2022

  • 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

March 2022

  • Sequoyah finished drafting a 33,939 word novella
  • Jadyn finished drafting a 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 drafting a 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 drafting a 33,174 word novella
  • Ryan-Elizabeth F. 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 Rose Johnson’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

February 2022

  • 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

January 2022

  • 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

December 2021

  • 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).

November 2021

  • 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.

October 2021

  • 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.

September 2021

  • 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).

August 2021

  • 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).

July 2021

  • 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).

June 2021

  • 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).

May 2021

  • 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.

April 2021

  • 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).

March 2021

  • 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.

February 2021

  • 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.

January 2021

  • 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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