November 1st, 2009

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Monthly Tally for October





Monthly stats for October:


  • 10,182 new words of fiction written this month. 1
     
  • 20 first drafts currently in progress (some untouched for a long time)
     
  • 3 first drafts currently "ripening" before second draft. 2
     
  • 4 second drafts currently in progress
     
  • 2 second drafts currently in the hands of "trusted readers."
     
  • 4 third drafts currently in progress (again, some untouched for a while).
     
  • 0 third drafts currently awaiting polishing.
     
  • 0 fourth drafts in currently in progress.
     
  • 3 rewrites in progress of stories previously sent out, based on comments from friends. 3
     
  • 1 rewrite (at request of editor) currently in progress.
     
  • 10 stories currently submitted to markets
     
  • 130 words in shortest story currently submitted. 4
     
  • 8,700 words in longest story currently submitted.
     
  • 1 offer of publication received this month.5
     
  • Longest current wait without response: 134 days.6
     


1 Best I've done since Clarion -- and, not counting Clarion, the best I've done since July of '08. Pleased.

2If September was Rewrite Month, October was First Draft Month. A 900-word SF story, an 1,800-word political specfic story, a 3,700-word love story, not to mention some twitterfics. Pleased again.

3I showed three of my already-submitted stories to friends from Clarion, and their comments are causing me to do some serious rewrites.

4This is a collection of twitterfics.

5GUD.

6 An anthology.