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...that? Was an honest to goodness nine-hour job!
I sorted out my poetry archives, which included removing all the poems I'd ever posted in locked posts on this blog (with the exception of a handful of silly ones) and relocating them to the .doc vaults. Discoveries made in the process:

  • I now have almost a decade of work stored on this machine (2000-2009).

  • 2000-2002: I did a lot of experimentation with form and barely capitalized anything.

  • 2003 was an incredibly transitional year; in it, I see the beginnings of what I've become.

  • 2004 saw some more experimentation, although not as drastic as before.

  • 2005-Present: Consistent style, or sequence of styles, that seem(s) to have stuck around.

  • From 2000 until the present, I've written just over 270 poems. Might as well call it 300.

  • Since I first started submitting my work in 2005, 31 of these have been published.

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So you've basically published 10% of your output - that seems like a good percentage! :)

It's really not bad, no - cheered me up more than a little! The other interesting stat is, I suppose, that none of the published stuff was written before 2005. Granted, I consider very little of what was written before late 2004/early 2005 submittable as it is ;)

Awesome :) I also think what you did, as mentioned in your earlier post, about putting your work in print in one place, was a good idea. It's so encouraging to have tangible signs of one's progress, no? Occasionally I like to look at the folder that contains the print outs of my chapters, just to say "yes, there is an entire thesis there - I just need to finish getting it sorted!!"

I carry a memory-stick backup of my almost-completed-thesis around at all times. It's reassuring, and also, I think it's amazing that such a huge body of work fits on such a tiny object! I prefer dealing with it in digital format to hard-copy format, as it's very unwieldy. Finally printing it off in one go is going to be a trip and a half :-P

That's a pretty high record of achievement!

If I hadn't mucked through everything and taken stock, I probably wouldn't have been able to come up with such numbers at an offhand guess. It was a lot of work, but fun :)

That's a really interesting exercise. (And the publication stats are pretty good!) I keep pretty detailed submissions and publications and writing income logs by year, but I've never sat down and calculated overall stats from them.

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