Monday, 20 January 2014

Fab at 50


I am as pleased as punch to say that I have passed the halfway point in my goal to sell 100 stories by the end of 2014 and sold 50. In fact since writing this, I have sold two more making it 52 (hey, that's my age!)

It feels like a big milestone and I'm very grateful to Fiction Feast, Woman's Weekly and especially The People's Friend for liking my stories - I have been very fortunate, I know.

This leads me on to sharing with you a link to Amanda Brittany's Blog post How Many Womag Writers are There? Mandy wrote this post three years ago (before I'd ever though of being a writer) and it contains a list of most of the Womag writers with stars to denote how many stories they have sold and links to their sites. I find it really interesting and great for stalking (I mean finding out about) other writers.

I remember coming across this post when I had just started sending stories to the magazines at the end of 2012 and wishing I could be on the list. This is why I'm thrilled to be able to ask Mandy for my fourth star now and my goal is to get a fifth by the end of the year (although I don't think this is very likely).

I'd recommend any aspiring Womag writers to take a look at Mandy's post as it's really interesting.

Now I'd better get back to writing my next story.

21 comments:

  1. Gosh, I hadn't realised you'd been writing for such a short time. You've done incredibly well.

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    1. Thanks, Patsy. Right story right time, maybe.

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  2. Ooh, I'll pop on an extra star for you right now, Wendy - Congratulations X

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  3. Oh gosh, that's amazing. It's a market I've yet to crack! When I read posts like this I'm not sure if I should hide under my duvet and stop writing or get the PC out and keep going!

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  4. Wow, that is some going! What an accomplishment. I am quite sure you will breeze your way to 100 by the end of 2014 - and beyond :)

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    1. I'll give it a good go but I think it's a challenge.

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  5. You're a great success story, Wendy, and I'm sure it's through hard work, a good eye for a story, and excellent writing skills!

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    1. You're too kind, Rosemary... I think luck played a part too!

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  6. Congratulations, Wendy! You are a real inspiration to those of us starting out and trying to get a first Womag story published.

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    1. It will happen, Jan... just keep writing.

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  7. Tremendous, Wendy. And as Patsy says above this is a terrific achievement considering you've been writing for such a short time. Here's to the next 50 sales - you'll hit that target in no time!! You are an inspiration.
    Now what are you waiting for - get on with that next story :)

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  8. Hi Wendy, Congratulations. When I first read your post I thought you'd had 50 acceptances this month. I nearly fell off my chair - silly me. But what an achievement you've had, all down to hard work and commitment I suspect. Thank you for pointing this blog post out, I'll definitely have a look.

    Linda

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  9. Congratulations, that's an impressive achievement. Here's to another successful year for you.

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  10. Well done Wendy, I'm still waiting for my first sale. Sometimes I feel like giving up, but I wont.

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