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01 November 2009 @ 01:49 am
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.
Current Location: Not at WFC :(
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: "Hey, Tom Bombadil!"
amamamaamamama on November 1st, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
I'm impressed, Ken! *hugs* You are an instpiration. *more hugs*
Ken: Blowing Kissken_schneyer on November 1st, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Berte.
Jon Gibbsjongibbs on November 1st, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
Congrats again on that GUD sale :)
Ken: Giggleken_schneyer on November 1st, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks again!
girlspell: book of leavesgirlspell on November 1st, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
Great output. I bet those rewrites are tough. I was thinking of those 4 third drafts... Also about that rewrite by an editor's request. Do you feel pressured when you write those?
Ken: Hmmmmmken_schneyer on November 1st, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC)
Hi, Rachel. Three of the third drafts are stories I showed to friends and can't figure out how to fix. The oldest of them is more than a year old. The other one is one of my Clarion stories, which has been through two drafts and two sets of crits. I have it on my desk right now; I know what I have to do, but for some reason I'm dragging my feet doing it.

The editor rewrites -- so far two have been asked of me. One I was really eager to attempt, and it took me only a few weeks. The other seems like more major surgery, and I've sort of lost enthusiasm for that particular project...but I may get back on it eventually.
ex_camillea on November 3rd, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
Uhm...that's a lot of numbers. And if I say this every month, it's because it's true.