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01 June 2009 @ 09:14 pm
Report for May  

Here are my monthly stats for May:

  • 6,200 new words of fiction written this month. 1
  • 19 first drafts currently in progress (some untouched for a long time)
  • 2 first drafts currently "ripening" before second draft.
  • 2 second drafts currently in progress
  • 1 second draft currently in the hands of "trusted readers."
  • 2 third drafts currently in progress.
  • 0 third drafts currently awaiting polishing.
  • 0 fourth drafts in currently in progress.
  • 1 rewrite (at request of editor) currently in progress.
  • 13 stories currently submitted to markets
  • 20 words in shortest story currently submitted. (A twitterfic)
  • 8,700 words in longest story currently submitted.
  • 3 offers of publication received this month. 2
  • Longest current wait without response: 376 days.

1 Not too good. End of term and all. I wrote one new story and several twitterfics, and I worked (am still working) on a difficult second draft.

2"The Never Fair," plus the two twitterfics. A good month!

Current Location: Upstairs
Current Music: Someone has the TV on downstairs
girlspell: rachel soft moongirlspell on June 2nd, 2009 01:24 am (UTC)
Hope you overcome that second draft. There's always the light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.
Kenken_schneyer on June 3rd, 2009 01:02 am (UTC)
Thanks, Rachel. I did!
Tiffanienggirl on June 2nd, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC)
Dood! And you say *I'm* a whirlwind? Sheesh! You're killin' me here :)
Kenken_schneyer on June 3rd, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
Thanks, Tiffani. I love the praise.

But, well, it looks more impressive than it really is. The low word-count is a clue as to how little I actually got done this month. So a lot of those drafts-in-progress have been in progress for a month or two, with little or no movement. Still, every little bit helps! And I did (finally!) send off a story that I've been working on for nearly a year. :P

celestialgldfshcelestialgldfsh on June 3rd, 2009 10:24 pm (UTC)
I loved "The Never Fair." The confrontation at the ending broke my heart.
Kenken_schneyer on June 5th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Beth. I'm happy that it moved you.

I meant to say, when I was commenting about "Empty Cradle" yesterday, that I was impressed by the fact that you made an empty apartment with an empty crib in the middle of a bombed-out city feel like a good thing, a blessing. That was skillful.