|zeborah (zeborah) wrote,|
@ 2008-12-01 01:18 pm UTC
Age when I wrote my first story: 3 if dictating to Mum counts; otherwise 4
Age when I got my hands on a typewriter: about 4 - it's how my parents found out my previous scribbling was actually meant to be writing
Age when I first submitted a short story to a magazine: 20. (Well, 12 for that newspaper competition for kids. Forgot about that one.)
Age when I sold my first short story: 12 (prize in newspaper competition); 22 (first semi-pro); 27 (first semi-pro where the editors weren't known to me); not yet professionally
Thickness of file of rejection slips prior to first story sale: <looks at database> Can't be bothered manipulating data. About 0, a dozen, a couple dozen, 5 dozen respectively for the four categories above.
Approximate number of short stories sold for cash money: 3 if you include that newspaper competition...
Age when I wrote my first novel: started at 17, finished at... oh, 25? About that.
Novels written to date: 4
<snips a whole lot of stuff on the to-do list>
Age now: almost 31