It’s year-end writing-stats time!

WHAT DID YOU GET UP TO THIS YEAR?

So much!

I learned to love making book covers.

She's got a sword, a genie, and three days to live. When the going gets weird, all you can do is stick by your friends and hang on to your brains. Coming soon from Megan Engelhardt! Were-eels. For Heather Ratcliff on the occasion of her foot surgery.

This year I really opened up my writing revenue streams by reprinting some of my work to Kindle, Smashwords, and QuarterReads. They’re not STRONG revenue streams, but they’re not nothing.

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Math!

I slipped into WorldCon for a day and WFC for three, which was 100% delightful on both counts. You guys are so great in person!!

I underwent a thorough and harrowing fifth revision of a certain novel, which is nearly done, at last.

TELL ME ABOUT SUBMISSIONS!

Here are my submission numbers:

  • 81 rejections
  • 14 sales
  • 21 submissions still pending

I am way happier with those numbers than I am with last year’s. They’re more in line with what I like to see from myself. Those sales include five stories to pro-paying markets, four audio reprints, two poetry sales, and, fingers crossed it comes through, a foreign translation reprint.

SOME STUFF WAS PUBLISHED

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BUT HOW DID THE WRITING GO, AMANDA?

I had a weird year!

I got about 110k new words written, which has been my yearly pace for a very long time now. (Last year was a fluke.) That pace delivered me about 17 finished shorts and poems, another 25k on last year’s novel, and an embarrassing assortment of unfinished nonsense.

Did I mention revising nearly an entire novel for the fifth time?

SO WHAT’S UP FOR NEXT YEAR?

I’m aiming for what I consider a fairly easy 3k/week pace, which will still wildly increase my output of new words, depending on how hard I cheat. I have quite a few unfinished and imperfect stories to whip into shape. I’m planning to complete my adult fantasy novel, rewrite one other YA fantasy novel, and start seeking an agent for the YA fantasy that’s nearly done. I plan to keep up with #10bythen, or ten submissions per month. (I assume saying all this will help me actually do it.) I don’t have any convention or additional self-publishing plans, but who knows what will come up.

HOW ABOUT YOU?

Link me your 2014 stats post, or tell me in the comments what you accomplished!

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