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Catching Up On Some Business

2005 Writing Results

Total output since June 2002: 36 stories sent out in 84 submissions

For 2005, I made 26 submissions of 19 stories, 10 of them new. 1 sale, 1 published. Of four results from Writers of the Future, I earned three Quarter-Finalists. Room for improvement? Sure. I want sales, dammit! (grin) But I'm pleased. This is a good start.

Dr. Phil's Writing Career (So Far)

                             2005        2004        2003        2002

Stories Sent Out:             26          25          24           8*

Stories Returned:             26          25          22           3

Stories Out on 12/31:          7           7           7           5

Max/Min Entries Out:         11/1        10/4        10/2         5/1

Record:                     7-18-1     10-13-1      5-15-2       0-2-1

Contests:                      0           2           2           0
                                      1 Honorable  1 2nd Place
                                      1 Laudable   1 Laudable

Sales:                         1           0           0           0

Published:                     1           1           0           0

Pending Publication:           2***        2           1           0

* 2002 totals begin in June, not January.
** Wins include sales, positive contest results (prize winners, honorable mentions, laudable mentions, etc.), positive WOTF results (prize winners, Finalists, Semi-Finalists, Quarter-Finalists) and any encouraging letters from editors; NoCalls include any contests canceled or submissions returned or lost due to USPS failures to deliver, suspension or closing of any market.
*** Includes carryovers from previous years.
NOTE: Not all numbers in the table quite match up -- don't worry about it.

Work Space

People are showing their writing spaces. Many claim they're messy. While not totally fair -- this is my office at work, mind you -- all the computer equipment is my personal property and not the university's. You people who still have visible desk surfaces -- you're pikers at working in the middle of a disaster zone! (grin)

I'll post my home work space sometime...

External Surveys

Following the lead of slithytove and other Clarion buddies...

You scored as Guardian. Congratulations. You are a Guardian. You believe that the purpose of the strong is to protect the weak. You love all life and dislike seeing someone not realize that it is precious. You are more than likely a Mainstream religion. Combine this and your second result to get your answer.






















Where is your moral compass pointed?
created with

I Am A: Neutral Good Dwarf Ranger Thief

Neutral Good characters believe in the power of good above all else. They will work to make the world a better place, and will do whatever is necessary to bring that about, whether it goes for or against whatever is considered 'normal'.

Dwarves are short and stout, and easily recognizable by their well-cared-for beards. They are hard workers, and adept at stonework and engineering. They tend to live apart from other races; generally in deep, underground excavated systems, and as such tend to be distant from other races.

Primary Class:
Rangers are the defenders of nature and the elements. They are in tune with the Earth, and work to keep it safe and healthy.

Secondary Class:
Thieves are the most roguish of the classes. They are sneaky and nimble-fingered, and have skills with traps and locks. While not all use these skills for burglary, that is a common occupation of this class.

Mielikki is the Neutral Good goddess of the forest and autumn. She is also known as the Lady of the Forest, and is the Patron of Rangers. Her followers are devoted to nature, and believe in the positive and outreaching elements of it. They use light armor, and a variety of weapons suitable for hunting, which they are quite skilled at. Mielikki's symbol is a unicorn head.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy of neppyman (e-mail)

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