Stolen from Cate Gardner and I tag nobody 'cause they've already been tagged.
Age when I decided I wanted to be a writer: I'm still not so sure...
Age when I wrote my first story: 22
Age when I first submitted a short story to a magazine: 32
Age when I sold my first short story: 32 (Acceptances for "Man in the Hallway" from Blood Moon Rising and "A Fresh Coat of Paint" from Big Pulp on the same day...weird)
Total number of submissions: Um...lots. Let's leave it at that. (like over 300...) I'm a glutton for punishment.
Total acceptances: 40
Thickness of file of rejection slips prior to first story sale: Too thick to measure. I only keep the good ones now.
Approximate number of short stories/novelettes/novellas sold for cash money: 27
Poems sold: 5 published, one paid, 4 FTL
Age when I started writing my first novel: 23
Age when I started writing my first completed novel: 32
Age I finished that novel: 32
Age I started my second novel: 33
Age I finished my second novel: 33 (editing pending)
Age when I sold a first novel: Um, 33. Yeah, that sounds good. ;)
Total number of novels written (discounting duds): 2
Books sold: 0
Books in the process of querying: 1
Short stories in the slush: 30ish
Short stories written this year: 85 (I told you it's a disease)
Age when I became a full-time novelist: 33 (clears throat and laughs)
Age now: 33
Have a great and wonderful weekend everyone. Peace.