07 June 2012 @ 10:37 am
Holy cow, I've sold over 50 stories!  
As you can tell from yesterday's big catch-up post, I managed to fall several months behind in updating my tracking spreadsheets and my web page. Now that I'm all caught up, I idly counted up the number of sales, and I was astonished to find that I passed 50 some time ago.

Here's my list of sales, in approximately the order they were written:

1. NucleonInterzone, Year's Best Fantasy 2, New Voices, Retro Spec, Bli-Panika (Hebrew)
2. Babel ProbeDarker Matter, Drabblecast (audio)
3. PrimatesAsimov's
4. Fair PlayUp for Grabs
5. RewindWriters of the Future 18
6. Joy is the Serious Business of HeavenRealms of Fantasy
7. Fear of WidthsLand/Space, Infinity Plus, Infinity Plus Single</i>
8. A Passion for ArtInterzone, StarShipSofa (audio)
9. Wind from a Dying StarBones of the World, Escape Pod (audio)
10. The Last McDougal'sAsimov's, Escape Pod (audio)
11. The Tale of the Golden EagleF&SF, Science Fiction: The Best of 2003, Audible.com (audio), Bli-Panika (Hebrew), Nova Science Fiction (Swedish), F&SF Czech edition (Czech), Legendes (French, forthcoming)
12. ZauberschriftApprentice Fantastic, PodCastle (audio)
13. A Book is a JourneyTales of the Unanticipated
14. Written on the WindBeyond the Last Star, Escape Pod (audio)
15. Where is the LineTalebones
16. LegacyImagination Fully Dilated
17. I Hold My Father's PawsAlbedo 1, Infinity Plus, Year's Best SF 24, WRFR (audio)
18. Tk'Tk'TkAsimov's, Escape Pod (audio), Asimov CF (Spanish), Nowy Fantastyka (Polish), Robot (Italian), Portii (Finnish), Bli-Panika (Hebrew), Ikarie (Czech), Helion (Romanian, forthcoming), 21st Century SF (forthcoming)
19. Charlie the Purple Giraffe Was Acting StrangelyRealms of Fantasy, Year's Best Fantasy 5, Mammoth Book of Extreme Fantasy, Drabblecast (audio)
20. The Ecology of FairieRealms of Fantasy
21. Sun Magic, Earth MagicBeneath Ceaseless Skies (text and audio)
22. BrotherhoodHaunted Holidays
23. At the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting of Uncle Teco's Homebrew Gravitics ClubOryCon Program Book, Infinity Plus
24. The True Story of Merganther's Run (novelette)End of an Aeon
25. The Curse of BeazoelAll Hell Breaking Loose
26. Circle of CompassionGateways
27. Love in the BalanceAll-Star Zeppelin Adventure Stories, Gears and Levers
28. Moonlight on the CarpetAeon
29. Falling Off the UnicornSpace Magic
30. Titanium Mike Saves the DayF&SF, Nebula Awards Showcase 2009, StarShipSofa (audio), The Tenth Dimension (Hebrew), Fiction (French), F&SF Czech edition (Czech)
31. Second Chance (novella)Alembical
32. A Little Song, A Little DanceBreaking Waves
33. FirewallTranshuman, SF King (Chinese, unauthorized), Digital Rapture (forthcoming)
34. Midnight at the Center CourtWitch Way to the Mall
35. Aggro RadiusGamer Fantastic
36. TrustDaily Science Fiction
37. The Tides of the HeartRealms of Fantasy, Heiresses of Russ 2012 (forthcoming)
38. Meet the Stars: Launch Pad 2008 (non-fiction)tor.com
39. Galactic StressDiamonds in the Sky
40. Overnight MoonStrip Mauled
41. Teaching the Pig to SingAnalog
42. Family MattersFangs for the Mammaries
43. Pupa (novelette)Analog, Into The New Millennium, StarShipSofa (audio, forthcoming), Science Fiction World (Chinese, forthcoming)
44. Finding JoanDaily Science Fiction
45. Powers (novelette)Wild Cards I, Wild Cards: L'origine (Italian)
46. How the Future Predicts Science Fiction (non-fiction)IROSF
47. horrorhouseDayBreak
48. The White Raven's FeatherDaily Science Fiction
49. Letter to the EditorMad Scientists (forthcoming)
50. Citizen-Astronaut (novelette)Analog
51. Into the Nth DimensionHuman for a Day
52. The Last Days of the Kelly GangArmored, Journey Into (audio, forthcoming)
53. Liaisons Galantes: A Scientific Romance (novelette)Beneath Ceaseless Skies (forthcoming)
54. Cry Wolf (novelette)Lowball (forthcoming)
55. The Wreck of the Mars Adventure (novelette)Old Mars (forthcoming)
Now, not all of these are "stories" (some are non-fiction, some are flash) and not all of them sold to SFWA-qualified paying markets, but they are all SF, Fantasy, or related works, and I did get paid -- or at least promised -- something for each one, so I'm pretty sure that somewhere in there I've sold at least 50 SF and Fantasy stories. But I'm not going to try to declare which one was the 50th.

Still, ::confetti::

Now back to work on that novel...

 
 
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Luke McGuffholyoutlaw on June 7th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
okay, that was too much even for me.

::confetti:: will have to do.

Edited at 2012-06-07 05:53 pm (UTC)
Allan: Readingallanh on June 7th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
I think the person most likely to be surprised by this is you. I've never had a single doubt that you were going to be a prolific and successful author. I suspect nobody who knows you will disagree with me.

You've relentlessly pursued writing and workshops and related experiences for many years, and it's quite clear that your hard work and research is paying off.

Mazel tov!
Wolf Lahtiwolflahti on June 7th, 2012 09:22 pm (UTC)

On to the next goal: 50 novels! :)
Matthew S. Rotundo: Typewritermatthewsrotundo on June 7th, 2012 10:44 pm (UTC)
Dude. Congrats!
Portland: ancient unicorn burial groundjanetl on June 7th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
Wow!
et in Arcadia egobooapostle_of_eris on June 8th, 2012 02:13 am (UTC)
I had no idea I'd missed so much.
Elf M. Sternbergelfs on June 8th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Congratulations! That's very cool.
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