Daily Archives: 2 January, 2016

My 2015 in numbers

2015 was a busy for me. In the last six months I’ve taken on a new challenge – writing every day, with the ultimate target of 1 million words at some point in the future. I’ve read more, written more and submitted more than any year before.

So here are the stats:

111,914

Words of fiction written, since I began counting in July. This does not count the first half the year, during which I wrote

58

handwritten pages in a notebook, working on the Horrible Monster story. This is probably around 6,000 words in total.

My best day saw me writing

2,130

words. This was on the 11th of November, during NaNoWriMo.

Since July I have written for

166

consecutive days. As I go into 2016, this number will continue to rise.

During that time I have worked on a total of

28

separate stories, including everything from prompted stories I spent a day on up to Kell’s Adventures, which I was writing for over two months in various drafts. I’m not counting different drafts of the same story as separate stories.

Of these, I have submitted

1

story to paying fantasy fiction markets. So far I haven’t sold it, but I’m still waiting back on the most recent one.

I’ve also read

16

books, which I will have to improve upon in 2016 as that’s a lot fewer than I was aiming for. Though I may have forgotten one or two, and unfortunately my local library’s website doesn’t seem to have a functional loan history feature so I can’t check. Maybe I should use Goodreads more to keep track of these.

So there we go, that’s my 2015 in numbers!

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Review: The Fire Mages by Pauline M Ross

The Fire Mages by Pauline M Ross is an imaginative fantasy novel which tells the story of Kyra, a young village girl with an ambition to become a scribe and have the ability to write spellpages – and leave her boring village behind. She meets interesting and mysterious characters, learns about magic, and travels far and wide as she learns more about magic, the politics of her home country, and herself.

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