My 2008 Almanac

Here is the roundup for 2008:

Writing

  • Short fiction pieces started: 5
  • Short fiction pieces finished: 2
  • Novels started: 1
  • Novels finished: 0
  • Short fiction words: ~25,000
  • Novel words: 2,700
  • Total fiction: 27,700 words
  • Story submissions: 3
  • Rewrite requests: 1
  • Rejections: 2
  • Outstanding: 1
  • Science fiction conventions: 2
  • Blog posts: 170,000 words

Reading

  • Total books: 20
  • Total words: 3,067,000
  • Total pages: 7,891
  • % fiction: 52.3%
  • % non-fiction: 47.7%
  • Average time to read a book: 8.1 days
  • Average # of words/day: 38,349

Travel

  • Actual miles flown: 14,490
  • Miles driven: ~5,000
  • Countries visited: 4

Social Networking

  • 112 friends on Facebook
  • 41 friends on LiveJournal

Other Major Milestones

  • Got engaged (May)
  • Moved to Virginia (Jul)
  • Got married (Oct)
  • Expecting our first baby
  • A new niece

Happy New Year, everyone!

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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