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I couldn't resist this one -- picked up from [livejournal.com profile] scbutler :

Age when I decided I wanted to be a writer: 10. Or 8. I'm not sure. When did I read Little Women? It was then.
Age when I got my hands on a typewriter and taught myself to use it: Actually, I didn't teach myself. I was taught at age 16 in high school, because as a female A student I was, of course, destined to become a secretary.
Age when I wrote my first short story: Probably about 10 or 11.
Age when I wrote my first novel: Never -- still haven't finished a novel.
Age when I first submitted a short story to a magazine: 21 (Submitted several poems starting at age 14.)
Thickness of file of rejection slips prior to first story sale: About a quarter of a ream, I would think.
Rejection slips prior to first pro sale: 20? 30? 50? Don't really remember
Lifetime number of rejections: A lot. A really, really lot.
Age when I sold my first short story: 35. (Sold my first poem at age 11.)
Age when I killed my first market: ???
Approximate number of short stories/novelettes/novellas sold for cash money: 13
Age when I first came close to selling a novel: Never sold one.
Age when the money coming in exceeded my previous employment: As Sam Butler said: Yeah, right.
Age now: 54

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