I was sure I posted my writing stats last year but I can't seem to find them. Never mind. Here are the stats for this year...
Number of words written in 2007: 146,738
Number of stories written in 2007: 20
Number of flashes written in 2007: 17
Number of poems written in 2007: 3
Number of novels completed in 2007: 1 (hooray!)
168 short story and flash submissions (quite a few still 'out there')
25 short story and flash fiction hits including:
12 competition placings (2 published in print, 1 published online)
3 online publications at ezines
8 print publications
1 radio broadcast
90 short story/flash rejections (I don't tend to post those on the blog funnily enough! ;o))
This year was particularly tough writing-wise as I took on a little too much. I tried to keep up with my short story writing and subbing AND write a novel. Next year it's going to be all about the novels with the odd short story written when the mood takes me. I just haven't got the time or energy to dedicate myself to both.
I'm still so pleased with myself for writing and editing novel #1 this year and I'm really excited about started novel #2 next year. For the past couple of nights novel #2 has been knocking at my brain just as I'm about to fall asleep and I've had to get up and scribble down the ideas before I forget them. It's really taken shape now so, after a day at the sales today (black knee high boots in size 8 yay!), I'm going to spend as long as it takes tomorrow getting the outline written.
2007 has been a good year writing-wise. Let's hope 2008 is even better!