I’m going to take a quick look back before I jump into 2015 proper.
For 2014, I wrote ~270,000 words.
Uh, yeah. That looks like a lot. You know what? It doesn’t feel like a lot. I don’t feel tired or drained from doing that. In fact, I feel energized, and to quote Mr. Bradbury, I’ll be damned, it’s been a good year.
270,000 words looks intimidating. But really? Divide that by 365. It’s only 740 words per day.
740. Not even 1,000 words per day. That’s doable. If you bump it up a bit, you can take weekends off. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again now. Daily writing is a lot like exercise. It isn’t sexy or glamorous, but if you commit to it, you’ll see results.
Of those words I wrote, I managed a couple of novels, a handful of short stories, and several novelettes. I love writing novelettes, but it’s hard to find a home for them.
I made 51 submissions this year (down ~ 50 from last year).
I sold six stories/poem thingies.
Of my fiction writing income, 30% came from selling to traditional markets (short fiction markets) and 70% came from publishing my own work. With this in mind, I will probably concentrate on publishing my own work in 2015, in a variety of ways.
The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty, in audio, at Cast of Wonders
Girl with the Piccolo, in audio, at Cast of Wonders
- Writing ~ 9,700 words (I’m on a bit of a tear this week)
- Graphic Design tutorials