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31 July 2008 @ 08:29 pm
July Tally  

Here's my monthly tally for July:

  • 21,900 new words of fiction written this month. 1
  • 14 first drafts currently in progress. 2
  • 3 first drafts currently "ripening" before second draft. 3
  • 0 second drafts currently in progress
  • 1 second draft currently in the hands of "trusted readers."
  • 1 third draft currently in progress.
  • 0 third drafts currently awaiting polishing.
  • 0 fourth drafts in currently in progress.
  • 12 stories currently submitted to markets
  • 60 words in shortest story currently submitted.
  • 14,000 words in longest story currently submitted.
  • 3 offers of publication received this month. 4

1 Best month so far!   ...Good thing, too, because with all my other obligations, I think August is going to be a lightweight month like March. (My best consecutive 30-day period, by the way, was June 20 - July 19, during which I wrote 24,300 words.)

2 I always have a lot of first drafts "in progress," until one of them really grabs me and I work on it obsessively. Of the fourteen mentioned here, I've actively touched only four  during July.   (Most of my writing was on stories that are now "ripening" first drafts, see below.)

3 I employ a six-week "ripening" period for first drafts. 

4 I was invited to submit some additional drabbles to the Earlyworks Press Anthology; three of them will appear there. 
Now, I really must get back to this conference paper...
Current Location: Seated
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: E.L.O., "Can't Get It Out of My Head"
girlspell: definitionsgirlspell on August 1st, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
Easy...turn your conference paper into a short story. Or a short story about a conference paper. You nailed the academia scene in your last short story.

The rate you've been putting out words, you just might. :)
Kenken_schneyer on August 1st, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Rachel. Don't give me ideas...
ajjones on August 1st, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
Greetings Mr. Teacher Man, I finally figured out who you are!

Kenken_schneyer on August 1st, 2008 03:02 pm (UTC)
Hi, AJ. Welcome! (But shhhhh, I'm not a teacher on this LJ page...)
ninja_pencilninja_pencil on August 1st, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, you're productive. That's a great month, congratulations!