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    Your Works?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Shreyass, Jan 20, 2008.

    Well, how much have you written so far? What is your body of work? (Short stories, novels, dramas, novellas?)

    8 Short Stories/Essays - 1 more nearly done
    2 Incomplete Novellas
    1 ScreenPlay

    Pretty meagre portfolio here.
     
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    2 Uncomplete Novels
    1 Uncomplete Novella
    2 Complete Short Story
    2 Uncomplete Short Story

    I got drafts done on nearly all of these, just haven't gone back to finish um up yet... I'll do it sooner or later...
     
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    15 Completed Short Stories
    6 Incomplete Short Stories
    1 Incomplete Novella
    3 Completed Poems
    2 Incomplete Poems
    12 Completed Songs
    3 Incomplete Songs
    1 Completed Novel
    6 Incomplete Novels

    Now that's going to be tough. Although I'll probably go back to redrafting some of my short stories, they're legally complete.
     
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    Just finished another short story. Not bad if I do say so myself, when inspiration strikes, it strikes hard. The whole thing was in my head, maybe 20 minutes.
     
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    in my old writing for pay life:

    2 dozen or more short stories
    1 completed novel
    several novels in progress
    several non-fiction books in progress
    1 completed screenplay
    several screenplays in-the-works
    paid-for weekly/monthly columns in magazines and newspaper
    too many poems to count, some paid/commissioned
    ditto songl lyrics
    musical comedy for the stage, including book and lyrics
    various and sundry articles
    advertising copy for clients
    assorted essays/articles
    misc. writing for paying clients [including creative dunning letters for the likes of 'the donald' and joan rivers], text for coffee table books, help with all sorts of other stuff...

    in this life, after dropping out of the material one 12+ years ago...

    for myself:

    several fiction/non-fiction book starts
    too many essays to count [hundreds?]
    ditto for poems
    couple of screenplays in-the-works
    more song lyrics
    promotional copy for projects i created on tinian [donation center/women's shelter/international peace center]
    [all but the last of which can be seen on my site, if you want to count them]

    for others, in past 8+ years:

    2 screenplays for 'clients' [all in this life is done for free]
    tens of thousands of edits/rewrites/ghost-writing whatevers for thousands of mentees, in all mediums...
     
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    1 Complete Short Story
    3 Incomplete Short stories
    Too many poems to count
     
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    Stuff I get paid for

    13 romance novels (under three different aliases) and one in final proofing to go to press 2/11/08
    18 erotic novellas
    Not sure how many newspaper articles
    9 articles in national magazines
    34 Newsletters for apartment complexes/homeowners associations every month
    Not sure how many annual company reports

    Unpaid (for now!)

    1 completed novel -- agent shopping it around even as we speak.
    1 novel in progress -- at about 30,000 words. If it were a category romance, I'd be halfway done.
     
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    So far:

    2 Novels completed and out on submission (each has made it out of the slush pile, so hoping for the best)
    2 Novels started (only a few chapters in...waiting for more time)

    3 Short stories published (one reprinted in an anthology)
    4 short stories completed and out on submission
    1 Short story in progress

    10 Articles published (5 have been reprinted)
    1 Article sitting idle (waiting for me to locate a market to submit to)

    So far I've been paid for all of my published short stories and reprints, but not at pro rates. The articles have earned a small sum each, but the reprints haven't been for pay)

    Along the way I've also collected more than a fair number of rejections.

    Terry
     
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    man all you guys make me feel inadequet...
     
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    No reason for that. Everyone of us, along with Stephen King, Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, Arthur Conan Doyle, and every other author on the shelves, or in magazines or papers, started with not a single printed word to their credit. Just keep writing, revising, and submitting.
     
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    thank you for saying that.
    I have not submitted anything but I do have a number of stories written just fine tuning them.
    Have been looking up Canadian Publishers since I would like to give my own country a try first.
    All my stories except one are children's stories
     
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    Three finished novels, two unfinished ones, and a menagerie of short stories and substandard poetry. None of which are published.
     
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    3 novels I've given up on
    0 completed novels
    1 completed short story
    2 novels in the works
    1 incomplete series
    1 novel I'm going to start over and rewrite

    Blegh, I need to drop some of this crap.
     
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    2 more short stories on the way, inspiration has struck! That brings the Short Story tally upto 11, novels still the same. On hold.
     
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    Unpublished
     
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    1 incmoplete sci-fi novel (over halfway done)
    1 fantasy novel I started but put on hold to work on the above
    Countless stories I've started and given up on
    1 collaboration

    For the last one, I'm a member of a small site in which most of the members help write this big story. We all contribute one chapter at a time, in no particular order, and we all have our own characters that are more or less based off of ourselves. Plus some guest characters that we'd all recognize. It's not the most graceful writing in the world, but it's fun. :-D
     
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    and 5 uncompleted novels/novellas. i'm starting to think they'll never be finished ¬_¬
     
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    I write for my blog so therefore I am up to date with my short articles on non-fiction humor. I pick up ideas here and there, and write at every moment (sometimes during the workday when I' supposed to be working!). I was writing a short novel - but too much work for too little time.

    D.
     
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    five uncompleted books.

    two I'm actually WILLING to work on.
     
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    Nearly done with one of the longer short stories, come on!
     
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    3 short stories
    8 or 10 poems (I don't remember the amount.)
    1 incomplete novel (That I will not be picking up again for good reasons.)

    1 novel and short story are in progress right now.

    I've started to write again awhile ago. I should have never stopped. But now I'm glad I got back to it.
     
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    2 incomplete short stories.
    1 incomplete graphic novel.

    Many more short stories coming up and hopefully something novel length.
     
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    1 novella manuscript

    I don't know if it counts, but I was a regular columnist on my high school paper, so there's all of that. I'm a reporter for my college paper, so there's a couple of published stories every week as well. That probably numbers around 20 or 25 stories since I've been a part of that.
     
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    100 short stories, wow! I've started a small series of columns called 'Musings' in the hope of rekindling the writing flame. Random thoughts, to be honest.
     

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