Sunday, January 27, 2013


I finished and submitted my first short story of the year this afternoon. I'm off to a slow start.

Monday, January 21, 2013


I received my 4th acceptance of the year this evening, this time for an Easter-themed confession/romance.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


I received my 3rd acceptance of the year today, this time for a short romance.

Monday, January 14, 2013


I received my 2nd acceptance of the year earlier today, this time for a reprint.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

2012 in review

61 acceptances (vs. 73 in 2011)

25 rejections (vs. 28 in 2011)

66 short stories published* (vs. 82 in 2011), 0 articles/essays published (vs. 4 in 2011)

I completed 46 short stories (vs. 52 in 2011).

I completed (to final draft) 150,500 words of short fiction (vs. 180,200 in 2011).

That's an average story length of 3,272 words (vs. an average of 3,465); the shortest story was 1,500 words, the longest was 5,200 words.

I completed and submitted an average of .88 of a short story each week (vs. an average of 1 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 3.39%
Fiction (not novels): Down 12.66%
Non-Fiction (not books): $0
Royalties from Fiction (from traditionally published and, beginning in 2010, from self-published work): Up 98.49%
Royalties from Non-Fiction: Up from zero
Seminars/Teaching:  $0
Salary: Up 2.69%
Overall gross income: Up 1.85%


I should have written more, but my productivity has been erratic.

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. Updated 4/28/13.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013


I received my 1st acceptance of the year today, from an editor working on New Year's Day.