MY ANNUAL WRITING and DESIGN PERFORMANCE SURVEY: 2014
At the end of every year I work anywhere, I gather information regarding my projects and accomplishments to track what I was able to get done.
I compare it to the plan I started the year with and to see if I was successful. Now that I am a professional writer, I bring the same practice to my writing career which helped me succeed in my information technology work.
In this instance, I accomplished most of what I wanted to do and have a blueprint for a schedule of things I hope to accomplish next year. I hope to add another novella and novel to the list. I started doing this years ago and it has been one of the most challenging things to accomplish at the end of the year, but well worth the effort.
349 total articles or short stories for the year
Sold 25 stories to various books, anthologies or magazines
50 stories completed on Medium.com (personal blog)
02 articles completed on Medium.com (personal blog)
10 stories were not completed on Medium.com. The stories may still be completed in the future.
210 articles on Science Fiction and Fantasy Exchange (Q & A site)
(117 articles received the best answer flag or 200+ points)
27 articles on A Matter of Scale (personal blog)
17 articles on Quora (Q & A site)
10 stories on Hub City Blues (personal blog)
02 articles on Hub City Blues (personal blog)
11 flash speculative fiction stories: LinkedIn Scifi short stories
05 articles on the Good Men Project (online magazine)
01 article on The Enemy (literature journal, USC)
A Millennium of Madness – in editing (11 short stories, 35,000 words)
Visiting Hours – in editing (16 short stories, 40,000 words)
DESIGN PROJECTS: Book Cover Designs
Author: DK Gaston
Taurus Moon Relic Hunter: Magic & Mayhem
Taurus Moon Relic Hunter: Scorched Earth
Author: Thaddeus Howze
Millennium of Madness
Author: Sam Guthrie
Penny Wise, Pound Foolish
Comic Nerds of Color
Dammit I’m a Science Fiction Writer
This does not include the creation, maintenance, curation and promotional efforts using social media platforms such as Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. I have not found effective means of determining metrics for them as such.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Thaddeus Howze is a California-based technologist and author who has worked with computer technology since the 1980’s doing graphic design, computer science, programming, network administration and IT leadership.
His non-fiction work has appeared in numerous magazines: Black Enterprise, the Good Men Project, Examiner.com, and Astronaut.com. He maintains a diverse collection of non-fiction at his blog, A Matter of Scale. He is a contributor at The Enemy, a nonfiction literary publication out of Los Angeles.
He is a contributor to the Scifi.Stackexchange.com with over a thousand articles in a three year period. He is now an author and contributor at Scifiideas.com. His science fiction and fantasy has appeared in blogs such as Medium.com, the Magill Review, ScifiIdeas.com, and the Au Courant Press Journal. He has a wide collection of his work on his website, Hub City Blues. His recently published works can be found here.
His speculative fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies: Awesome Allshorts: Last Days and Lost Ways (Australia, 2014), The Future is Short (2014), Visions of Leaving Earth (2014), Mothership: Tales of Afrofuturism and Beyond (2014), Genesis Science Fiction (2013), Scraps (2012), and Possibilities (2012).
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