Memage

December 16, 2013 in About Kelly, Publishing, Reblogging Project, Writing

This is going around:

Age when I decided I wanted to be a writer: 23
Age when I wrote my first short story: 23
Age when I first got my hands on a good word processor: 23
Age when I first submitted a short story to a magazine: 23
Rejections prior to first short story sale: 90
Age when I sold my first short story: 31
Age when I killed my first market: 31 (my 3rd sale)
Approximate number of short stories sold: ~30 (2013 update: ~35) (it’s complicated)
Age when I first sold a poem: 32
Poems sold: 3
Age when I wrote my first novel: 23
Age when I first sold a novel: 37
Novels written between age 23 and age 37: 7
Age when I wrote the first novel I sold: 32/33
Number of novels written before that: 3
Age when that novel was published: 38
Total number of novels written: 13 (2013 update: 20)
Books sold: 6 (5 novels, 1 short story educational thingie) (2013 update: 13)
Books published or delivered and in the pipeline: 5 (2013 update: 12)
Number of titles in print: 4 (2013 update: 9)
Age when I was a Writers of the Future winner: 33
Age when I became a full-time novelist: 28 (kept man)
Age now: 41 (2013 update: 46)

(Originally published on the Wyrdsmiths blog December 2 2013, and original comments may be found there. Reposted and reedited as part of the reblogging project)