Over the weekend, Arden and I drove out to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. I checked into a little motel off the beaten path to ensure there’d be few distractions and then settled into get a ton of writing projects done. And I did. I wrote some book reviews, revised a ton of poems, and even wrote some new ones. I read some books too!
Best of all, I took Arden to the ocean for her very first ocean experience. She barked at it. It was cute.
Age when I decided I wanted to be a writer: I never said I wanted to be a writer.
Age when I wrote my first short story: 13
Age when I first got my hands on a good word processor: 10
Age when I first submitted a short story to a magazine: 21
Rejections prior to first short story sale: Never sold, but never had a story rejected either.
Age when I sold my first short story: Laughable.
Approximate number of short stories sold: They’re still for sale…
Age when I first published a poem: 20
Poems published: I don’t know..maybe 50?
Year I first published a book: 2009 (chapbook 2005)
Books published or delivered and in the pipeline: 4 (including chaps)
Number of titles in print: 1, I guess.
Age now: thirtysomething