Sunday, 29 December 2013

2013 Writing Round Up


Here is a short round up of my writing this year.

Acceptances:

Short stories: 32  * update 33

                       The People's Friend (17)  * update (18)
                       Take a Break Fiction Feast (11)
                       Woman's Weekly (4)

Serial:            The People's Friend

Articles:
                       Writing Magazine (2)
                       The People's Friend (1)
                       Towpath Talk (1)

Publications:

Short stories: 27

                       The People's Friend (12)
                       Take a Break Fiction Feast (11)
                       Woman's Weekly (4)

Articles:           Writing Magazine (1)



Submissions still out there: (A few of these may have been rejected by a magazine and re-submitted)

Short stories: 28

Rejections: Taken as those stories rejected by all three womags and put away!

Short stories: 5

All in all, this has been a very good year for me with sales tripled since last year. I am also thrilled that I have managed to achieve my goal of 2013 which was to write and sell an article and a serial. In a way, this makes it harder for the coming year as I need to keep up the momentum which might be hard. Also I need a new writing goal (which I shall mull over with Tracy over teacakes).

But most of all, I have been overwhelmed by the support for my blog this year and for all my wonderful commenters. Thank you all very much, I really appreciate it... it's what makes this writing malarkey so enjoyable.

There is now nothing let but to wish you all a very happy and successful new year.

36 comments:

  1. Fabulous work Wendy. I'm so impressed with your success, and the fact that you still have 28 stories out there. I've just done a similar thing and was feeling quite pleased that I had 3 still going - 28 puts me to shame! Happy New Year and really looking forward to your news next year.

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    1. Ah, but we all know about the January magazine cull, Tracey... watch this space for the rejection T-shirt.

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  2. This is a brilliant record, Wendy! Very well done.

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    1. Thanks, Frances. I'm now worried as I haven't written anything for two weeks (too many people around) and think I've forgotten how.

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  3. Fabulous writing year for you, Wendy - I'm sure you'll inspire many of us to get cracking on writing and submitting more short stories! So pleased you're having such success and wish you all the best for 2014.

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    1. Thanks, Rosemary. My self imposed 'white space break' is now coming to an end and I am getting the itch to write again.

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  4. Blimey, what an incredible year, Wendy. Thank you for sharing the stats. Tripled your sales, eh - if you were a limited company think how your share price would be doing!!
    We definitely need to set a date in Jan for goal setting - I need new targets but worried on what to focus on. Bring on the teacakes! Happy New Year and see you in 2014 x

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    1. Look forward to it, Tracy - will be in contact.

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  5. What a great year, Wendy - congratulations! I hope you have a happy and healthy 2014 x

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  6. Only 5 rejections - I'm (very) impressed!

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    1. Of course, some of the ones still out there might become eventual rejections too, Sally.

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  7. Wendy
    Congratulations, you should be feeling very pleased with yourself - these are impressive stats! You've inspired me to write more in 2014 and improve on mine (I'm too embarrassed to tell you my figures for this year BUT I did only submit 2 stories to People's Friend so it's not exactly surprising that I can only count one sale to them!!). Must try harder!

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    1. That's still 50%, Helen. Not bad for two stories!

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  8. Wow, That is impressive. I never quite know when I read these successes whether to burst into tears or take a deep breath and vow to try harder. I'll go for the latter and be inspired..

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  9. Wendy, congratulations on such a great year.
    Looking forward to your PF serial - though I guess it's a way off yet?
    Happy New Year and may it bring lots more good things
    xxPat

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    1. Thanks, Pat. Heard today that they like instalment two and have bought another story - so a great end to 213. My serial is just a short 3 parter but yes it probably.wont be published for a while. Best wishes for 2014.

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  10. Massively inspired by your achievements Wendy. Thanks for supporting my blog as well. I'll be following all the more, to pick up tips. Happy New Year, keep up the good work... You now qualify to write a book on 'how to write for womags. I'd buy it....

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    1. Ooh I don't know about that, Susan - it sounds like a lot of work to me!

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  11. Happy New Year, Wendy. I enjoy your posts each week and congratulations on your successes.

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    1. Thank you, Jan. So glad you enjoy my blog.

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  12. Well done Wendy - hard work pays off! Good luck for the coming year, if you tripled your sales in 2013...well - you best get back to work ;) Happy New Year, and thanks for your support and great blog posts in 2013.

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    1. You're very welcome. Sam. You are right - I have had my break so now I must get back to it. Happy New Year to you too.

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  13. Very impressive! Keep up the good work.

    Wishing you all the best for 2014, Wendy.

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    1. And to you too, Patsy. Thank you for all your support last year and for inviting me onto the blog chain thingy.

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  14. Well done on all those sales, Wendy, you clearly worked very hard in 2013 x

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    1. I did work hard, Sam, but... wow! you published a novel!

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  15. A very impressive record, Wendy. Wishing you even more success in the New Year.

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    1. That's very kind of you, Keith. Thank you.

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  16. Well done, Wendy. I hope your success continues throughout 2014!

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  17. Well done you. Your output and success both puts me to shame and inspires me to get writing. Must try harder is going to be my mantra for 2014. Good luck for the year. Linda

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    1. Wishing you all the best for 2014, Linda.

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  18. 2013 was an incredibly successful year, congratulations. I hope 2014 is a wonderful year for your writing too.

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    1. Let's hope so, Georgina - although I've a long way to go before I become a Della Galton!

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