What 2021 will mean for me as a short story writer

In 2019, I sold 87 stories.

In 2020, I sold exactly the same number which I did not expect. So how many sales do I predict for 2021? Less than half that number.

Many of  last year’s ‘sales’ haven’t been published. Some are unlikely to be scheduled for publication until much later this year, October onwards. Of course, that means I won’t get paid as that happens after publication.

It was with a heavy heart that I realised my long career, writing only short stories, was coming to an end. Fortunately, I reach retirement age in June 2021 so I don’t have long to wait before I can try other things. To that end, I have already taken a big first step and gone back to working as a tutor for The Writers Bureau, having worked for them a number of years ago,

I have to say I’m enjoying it so much. I never tire of the joy of being able to help a new writer or one who simply lacks confidence, to take those first steps along the writing road.

If you would like my help, why not send me a story for feedback? It will only cost you £10, payable by Paypal.

That’s all for now.

Keep well, keep safe and remember, this will ALL be over one day, so keep smiling. .

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