Ken (ken_schneyer) wrote,

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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.


6 An anthology.
Tags: drafts, markets, monthly tally, publication, revision, submissions

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