Sunday, December 23, 2007

Something about goals and words written and blah blah blah

So what did I accomplish this year?

By conservative estimate I wrote over half a million words on finished projects. Not counting blogs. Most of my words sold. A few I'm still waiting to hear on. One short I'm fairly certain is a no-go but I may revamp it to send elsewhere, as I'm pretty confident that if it doesn't sell it's because the voice was wrong for that particular house/project and not because the story itself sucks (I'm actually quite proud of the story.)

And one set of words I am of course still waiting for a little time to pass so I can do more editing and start subbing, fingers crossed.

I'm hoping 2008 will be a better year for me. Even-numbered years usually are better, don't know why. 2007 wasn't bad, it just wasn't great. Lots of personal stuff going on. Some disappointments and general ennui. Might have been nice to see the sun more than two days in a row throughout the year as well. I love clouds and I love rain but even I got a little sick of it this year, what with the nine solid weeks of rain we got back in June and the total lack of summer. I didn't leave the house without at least a jacket on once all year.

Projects sold this year (not necessarily written this year, but sold):

Demon's Triad (with Anna J. Evans)
Personal Demons
Eighth Wand
Day of the Dead

Black Dragon (with new material and a bunch of stuff edited out)

So, not a bad year. Let's hpe '08 is the year we all finally reach our ultimate goals.


BernardL said...

Doesn't sound like a bad year at all, except of course for the rain. Merry Christmas, D.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like a pretty good year. 2007 will also have been my best year in writing ever. I'm pretty happy as the year winds down.

Gabriele C. said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Camille Alexa said...

Merry Holidays!

pacatrue said...

Impressive professional year. I hope 2008 is even better.

Sam said...

Happy Holidays to you too - and here's to 2008 already!

Mel said...

Sounds like a decent year, despite some of the disappointments. Here's hoping everyone has a great 2008.

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