Vital stats

This has been making the rounds on the SF blogosphere, and as you guys know, I’m all about bandwagons.

Age when I decided I wanted to be a writer: 29
Age when I wrote my first short story: 31
Age when I first got my hands on a good word processor: 28
Age when I first submitted a short story to a magazine: 31
Rejections prior to first short story sale: Never made a short story sale.
Age when I sold my first short story:  See above. You trying to rub it in?
Age when I killed my first market:  Can someone tell me what this means?
Approximate number of short stories sold:  Approximately zero.
Age when I first sold a poem: A what?
Poems sold: If I admitted to anything here, I’d destroy myself with my ultratough battle-crazy constituency.
Age when I wrote my first novel: 29-35
Age when I first sold a novel: 36
Novels written between age 23 and age 37: 2
Age when I wrote the first novel I sold: 29-35
Number of novels written before that: 0
Age when that novel was published: 36
Total number of novels written: 2
Books sold:  3
Books published or delivered and in the pipeline: 2
Number of titles in print: 1
Age when I was a Writers of the Future winner:  I met one once.
Age when I became a full-time novelist: 36 (courtesy of these guys)
Age now:  37


4 Responses to “Vital stats”

  1. Brian Says:

    I question the value of this exercise without some reference to Felis catus.

  2. David Williams Says:

    You are quite correct; in the absence of said beast, the exercise is worthless. Well spotted.

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  4. Marcus Goodyear Says:

    Age when I wrote the first novel I sold: 29-35.
    That is encouraging in an odd kind of way.