Friday, January 06, 2012

2011 in review

Here's what happened in 2011:

73 acceptances (vs. 59 in 2010)

28 rejections (vs. 72 in 2010)

82 short stories published* (vs. 51 in 2010), 4 articles/essays published (vs. 2 in 2010)

I completed 52 short stories (vs. 42 in 2010).

I completed (to final draft) 180,200 words of short fiction (vs. 144,930 in 2010).

That's an average story length of 3,465 words (vs. an average of 3,451); the shortest story was 1,400 words, the longest was 6,100 words.

I completed and submitted an average of 1 short story each week (vs. an average of .81 each week in 2010).

(I only track completed short fiction word counts, not words written for incomplete projects, nor words written for other forms of writing.)

Income from
Editing: Up 2.3%
Fiction (not novels): Up 133.54%
Non-Fiction (not books): $0
Royalties (from all books and, beginning in 2010, from Kindle self-published short stories and novels): Up 663.22%
Seminars/Teaching: Up from $0
Salary: Down 3.46%
Overall gross income: Up 8.52%


I could have and should have written more, but the past few months my productivity has declined while my attention has been elsewhere.

Even though my gross income increased, expenses also increased so I’m no better off.

*I may update this information later; I’m confident that I’ve had additional stories published but have not yet received my contributor copies.

1 comment:

Kevin R. Tipple said...

looks to me you are better off in all areas--besides income--- that matter. I am constantly amazed by your inspiring productivity.