Stolen from Justin Pilon and I tag everybody because I’m nosey. Go on, you know you want to play.
Age when I decided I wanted to be a writer: 24
Age when I wrote my first story: Discounting at school – 24 – though I used to write soppy songs when I was a teenager (and worse – I used to sing them).
Age when I first submitted a short story to a magazine: 24
Age when I sold my first short story: 24 (Bethany’s Dream to The Banshee)
Total number of submissions: Oh god that would have to be hundreds.
Total acceptances: 85
Thickness of file of rejection slips prior to first story sale: Can’t remember.
Approximate number of short stories/novelettes/novellas sold for cash money: 16 this year, but I can’t remember how many of the others were sales/for the love markets.
Poems sold: 2 published, both given away. :)
Age when I started writing my first novel: 25
Age when I started writing my first completed novel: 25
Age I finished that novel: 28
Age I started my second novel: 29
Age I finished my second novel: 29
Age when I sold a first novel: Ha!
Total number of novels written (discounting duds): 11 (2 MG; 8 Horror; 1 WIP)
Books sold: 0 (oh dear)
Books in the process of querying: 0
Short stories in the slush: 25
Short stories written this year: 57
Age when I became a full-time novelist: 107
Age now: 40 (did I just admit that on air???)