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August report







Here (a little late) are my monthly statistics for August:


  • 7,800 new words of fiction written this month. 1
     
  • 24 first drafts currently in progress. 2
     
  • 9 first draft currently "ripening" before second draft. 3
     
  • 4 second drafts currently in progress
     
  • 1 second draft currently in the hands of "trusted readers."
     
  • 5 third drafts currently in progress.4
     
  • 0 third drafts currently awaiting polishing.
     
  • 0 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 markets5
     
  • 980 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: 229 days.
     

1 Not bad, considering that I was on vacation for two weeks and preparing for classes the last week.
2 I always have a lot of first drafts "in progress," until one of them really grabs me and I work on it obsessively. Right now there are two stories that are really "active."
3 I employ a six-week "ripening" period for first drafts.
Still need to whittle down this list.
5Two of these are stories that have already been published, but I'm now submitting to audio and/or non-English markets.

I'm going to turn my attention to revisions for a while. I want to finalize one or two of my 3rd or 4th drafts, and create a 2nd draft I can show to friends. So probably September will be a weak month for new "words written."

But I still have two first drafts from my Kickstarter project to complete, and those will definitely get done. Possibly not in September, though.
Tags: drafts, markets, monthly reports, monthly tally, revision, submissions, writing
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