Cate over at the poisoned Apple did this first and it looked like fun. Mine won' t be near as impressive as hers but I thought, "what the hell." So here it goes:
Age when I decided I wanted to be a writer: 13
Age when I wrote my first story: 13. Although I didn't write anything good until I was 17-18.
Age when I first submitted a short story to a magazine: 21, although I had a short story published in the Omaha World herald when I was 18 that my high school English teacher submitted for me. I have no idea what it was called but it was a vampire type story.
Age when I sold my first short story: 33. It was to Pen Pricks Micro Fiction.
Total number of submissions: hundreds.
Total acceptances: 10
Thickness of file of rejection slips prior to first story sale: about an inch or so.
Approximate number of short stories/novelettes/novellas sold for cash money: 2.
Poems sold: LOL! Even my poetry professor in college cringed when I had to write the stuff.
Age when I started writing my first novel: 33
Age when I started writing my first completed novel: 33
Age I finished that novel: 33
Age I started my second novel: 34
Age I finished my second novel: 34
Age when I sold a first novel: Ha!
Total number of novels written (discounting duds): 3 (2 thriller, 1 YA)
Books sold: 0 (yet)
Books in the process of querying: 0
Short stories in the slush: 13
Short stories written this year: 25
Age when I became a full-time novelist: 36.
Age now: 34 years 9 months and 21 days.