Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009: Totally Uninspiring

Here's my 2009 Writing Totals

New short stories, non-fiction articles, and screenplay shorts written: 7
New Chapters for Dreamwielder written: 9
Total word count of new writing: 45,500
Short story and non-fiction article submissions sent out: 105
Acceptances: 6 (2 print, 4 on-line)
Number of hair-brain ideas scrapped before coming to fruition: 4,359 (estimated)
Dollars spent on liquor and beer: I don't want to know

All in all, a sub par year. I blew by my self-imposed deadline for finishing Dreamwielder and have failed to keep up pace with a highly successful 2008 in which I wrote, submitted, and published way more.

I bid you good day, 2009! Here's to a better 2010 for everyone.

-Garrett Calcaterra


  1. I agree. Forget 2009, 2010 is where it's at!

  2. Though I don't think you give yourself enough credit. The main reason you didn't do as much as you had hoped is because you were busy, you know, writing a book. Well, that and all the drinking. Ok sure, it wasn't YOUR book, but still, it's no small feat.

    "You sure it was a book? You sure it wasn't, you know.... nothing."

  3. Yes true, and amazingly, the ghost writing gig amounted to more words than all my own writing combined.