Onna personal note; I think I've got a million wds published at smashwords.com now.
(OCR is counting cartoon wds as I type. 367*25=9000+, an estimate for stalking millionaires. Plus Blurbs, right?. Not the only comic done here.)
Jeez, lemme see; This got started in grade school; shorts in HS; novels after. (first one done in pencil.)
Dozen or so 80,000 wds novelettes (mostly type-writer.); first computer stuff, 80's; novels+shorts. 4K compact)
Years of quarterlies,novels,cartoons subs; (apple-clones, compacts, pcs) '86: BBSing a shorts echo (rogue-bone), blogs, cartooning (80186)
I THINK I can add another million wds there. Maybe. Most of them are lost unless old CD bkups turn up. (In Calgary.)
Jeez. I currently have a million wds published? Out of maybe two million written. Total.
(Err. I might add 10,000 wds to something soon. Or at least the 3000 I have handy. That'll make the current novel+shorts
wd count add up to a million+, fersure.)
Oh, if you don't make the best-seller list with your first novel today, you don't get a second.
* WARNING! * Live and live, (long i vs short) tho and thou. I use thou as tho sometimes. It's the most common complaint.
Writing has been a hobby of mine since the third grade, and was an ambition even earlier. Cartooning, music, philosophy are other bad habits I keep up. (Plus a few secret ones I'm NOT telling you about, so there!)
I zined SF cons with shorts for years. Quarterly editions, mostly: fantasy, horror (Halloween), children's (Christmas), romantic comedy, (Valentines) hard SF, july 1st or world con. Most are in the collections, tho I'm still writing the occasional one today.
I get parodied a lot.
Readers are welcome to proof-read; if I think it's a good correction, it goes in. (just send an e-mail, book-name + quoted line)
on Sep. 27, 2013 :
Very good read. This man knows how to write a story.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)