Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 In Review

A new year has arrived. Time for the obligatory year in review post. Before we get to 2009, I must first report on the month of December:

Words written: 0
Acceptances: 1
Rejections: 0

There that was simple. Now for the entire year. As I've mentioned a time or two before, 2009 was the year I finally got serious about writing. This stemmed from discovering 52 Stitches in 2008 and on a whim, whipping up some stories to submit. Two acceptances later, I was encouraged enough to keep going. Since I consider myself a newbie, my only goal for the year was to be consistent with my writing, editing, revising and submitting. I think I accomplished that. So for 2009 as a whole we have:

Stories written: 33
Stories sold: 29
Total acceptances: 30
Total rejections: 44

My goals for 2010 are the same for 2009, except this year I want to take the time to craft my stories better. It could be easy for me to claim that since so much of what I produced sold this year, it was good enough. The thing is, much of it was stuff I felt could be better, so "good enough" just doesn't cut it. Instead of churning out stories like mad, I want to take the time to really make each one shine. I've proven to myself that I can write and sell, now I want to write better. That and participating in Nano this year are my only real goals.

So here's to 2010! Woot!

7 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

And admirable goals they are. 2009 was a fine year.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Woot! : )

K.C. Shaw said...

Dang, you get acceptances without writing a word! :)

Happy new year, and here's to 2010!

Jamie Eyberg said...

That is a fantastic year. I don't care how long you have been writing.

Cate Gardner said...

A fantastic first year, and may 2010 treat you even better.

BT said...

Well slap a sticker on me and call me impressed!

They are some seriously good numbers.

Improving and participating in NaNo are my only wants this year as well. May we step forward together ;c)

Danielle Ferries said...

A great year all up. I wrote about the same as you did in December.