# of NEW words produced = 41,400 # of NEW short pieces produced and mailed = 7 # of REJECTIONS received = 17 # of RE-SUBMISSIONS sent out = 20 Race Score, low = 4 Race Score, high = 13 Race Score, year ending = 10
Clearly, my "busiest" writing year in a long time, with a significant amount of new material and a lot of 'traffic' generated at the top SFWA markets; in terms of rejections.
NOTE: the activity above is pretty much from the end of August onward, since prior to August I hadn't generated a single new word of material, and was re-circulating a handful of older manuscripts.
Next year, I hope to best these figures by several orders of magnitude.
Here are mine. Tracking began the last week of June, when I decided to learn about or practice fiction writing every day.
# of NEW words produced = 125,000 # of NEW short pieces produced and mailed = 3 # of REJECTIONS received = 5 # of RE-SUBMISSIONS sent out = 2 Race Score, low = 0 Race Score, high = 2 Race Score, year ending = 0
Note: About 90% of the new words produced were for novels. Of the seven novels, more than 40% were for one.
Next year, I plan on completing two novels and at least twice as many short stories.
I don't have a running total, but I worked on three stories, each one running in the ten- to twenty thousand word range. There's a lotta back-and-forth between drafts of this and revisions of that, so the actual word count is probably somewhere around fifty thousand.
However...for the first year since I gave up Internet Fan Fiction, I haven't been able to finish anything enough to be willing to send it out to market. 2008 was a washout as far as submissions were concerned. I hope to rectify this by spring 2009, though...
I don't generally do shorts any more. I spent the year marketing my first published novel and finishing a second novel. This year, I will start shopping that second novel around.
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I don't keep it in a handy-referenced spreadsheet (hmm...new resolution to make perhaps?) but this year I wrote at least 60-70k new material, sold one story, published a non-fiction lead article (no cash from either yet - maybe not ever, but that's OK), and entered WOTF most quarters (snafus, unclear whether I entered at least one quarter...)
And rstegman - I hope you never give up your story ideas concept. I find it really inspiring, and think the time and words you put into it are really amazing. Keep it up. It feels like "real" writing to me.
This year I worked almost exclusively on short stories and novellas, a new leaf for me. I finished 5 stories this year and started 2 more, totaling about 60,000 words. That's not including pages and pages of prewriting and an abortive attempt at rewriting an old novel. I received 6 rejections this autumn and one acceptance. I hope the latter number goes way up in 2009!
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I sent out 101 submissions. I received 90 rejections. I received 14 acceptances (2 of which were pro rate sales). I had 15 stories published. I completed 10 new stories, and failed to complete 6 others which are still in the works.
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I started the year with half a novel finished, started writing short stories in June.
# new words produced (final draft counts only)=100,000 words (or so) # of NEW short pieces produced and mailed=14 # NEW novels produced and mailed=1 # rejections received=23 Total submissions: 38 Race Score, year beginning=0 Race Score, low=0 Race Score, high=17 Race Score, year ending=17