My writing in 2013

Short stories written in 2013

  • The Walls of Tithonium Chasma (2400 words) – SF, Mars
  • The Sleeper (1600 words) – SF, Mars
  • The House-sitter (7200 words) – SF, time travel
  • Tunnel Vision (2000 words) – general
  • To Ashes, Dust (2500 words) – SF, Mars
  • The Man Screaming His Scream (1200 words) – SF
  • First Cashpoint on Mars (1000 words) – SF, Mars

Flash fiction written in 2013

  • The Puzzle Box (250 words) – horror, entry for Apex flash fiction competition
  • A Christmas Tradition (250 words) – horror, entry for Apex flash fiction competition

Longer fiction written in 2013

  • Mercy (73,000 words) – YA novel, finished & edited
  • Carus & Mitch (16,500 words) – horror novelette, finished & edited
  • Untitled time travel novel (25,000 words and counting) – in progress

Short stories published in 2013

By my reckoning, that’s about 138,000 words written this year (including deleted words, excluding planning and editing). Not bad going, whilst working full time and taking two months off after the birth of my son…

Combined with stories and novels from the previous two years, I’ve written about 320,000 words of fiction in total. I read somewhere that writers only find their voice, or write anything worth a damn, after completing their first million words.

First million words ometer 32That feels about right.

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