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01 December 2009 @ 08:51 pm
Tally for November  

Monthly stats for November:

  • 4,800 new words of fiction written this month. 1
  • 21 first drafts currently in progress (some untouched for a long time)
  • 4 first drafts currently "ripening" before second draft. 2
  • 3 second drafts currently in progress
  • 1 second draft 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.
  • 1 fourth draft in currently in progress.
  • 1 rewrite in progress of stories previously sent out, based on comments from friends.
  • 2 rewrites (at request of editors) currently in progress.
  • 10 stories currently submitted to markets3
  • 2,400 words in shortest story currently submitted.
  • 8,700 words in longest story currently submitted.
  • 0 offers of publication received this month.
  • Longest current wait without response: 165 days.4

1 Worst month all year. Bleh. Part of it is the holidays, but part of it is that I revised several story drafts this month, which often cuts the word-production count to chicken feed.

2Only completed one new first draft this month, a fantasy flash fic piece.

3This number should increase soon, as there are two new markets to which I want to submit this month (if I can finish stories in time to do it), and another that I want to attempt next month.

4 An anthology.
Current Location: Timeline "Armstrong"
Current Mood: crankycranky
Current Music: Daikaiju
girlspell: feedomgirlspell on December 2nd, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Hope something comes out with those 10 stories. Good things might come around. You never know....
Jon Gibbsjongibbs on December 2nd, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
That's an impressive number of WIPs :)
ajjones on December 2nd, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Don't be cranky! Your glowing optimism as of late has been infectious.