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01 February 2009 @ 03:53 pm
January Statistics  

Here are my statistics for January:
  • 6,200 new words of fiction written this month. 1
  • 13 first drafts currently in progress. 2
  • 1 first draft currently "ripening" before second draft. 3
  • 0 second drafts currently in progress
  • 1 second draft currently in the hands of "trusted readers."
  • 3 third drafts currently in progress.4
  • 0 third drafts currently awaiting polishing.
  • 0 fourth drafts in currently in progress.
  • 11 stories currently submitted to markets5
  • 60 words in shortest story currently submitted.
  • 14,000 words in longest story currently submitted.
  • 0 offers of publication received this month.
  • Longest current wait without response: 256 days.
1 This is about the median production per month. Lower than it should be, but still something. About half of this was a single rush of writing I did on a new story idea yesterday.

I always have a lot of first drafts "in progress," until one of them really grabs me and I work on it obsessively. There's a new story in this bunch.

I employ a six-week "ripening" period for first drafts. The one in the incubator now is a 950-word SF piece.

Two of these have been dogging my steps for months. The third is a story on which I just had substantial comments, and which is going to need substantial revision.

This was the first month since I started recording in which I have not made a new submission. The reason the submissions are higher than before is that I made two submissions today.
Current Location: Late Afternoon
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Rohan Theme from "The Two Towers"
girlspell: rachel staircase to starsgirlspell on February 1st, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
Nice to see your post :)

I was thinking these statistics for January were a little slower then normal, since there is a story or two that will need revisions. I'm sure things will pick up.

It always surprises me you can find time to write so much, with your workload in teching and planning lessions. Do you get inspirations for stories in the middle of class?
Kenken_schneyer on February 4th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Sometimes. More often I'll find that I've been chewing on a particular problem or issue for a long time, and I'll just shrug and make a story out of it. Other times somebody will say something weird, and I'll think, "Gee, there's a story in that..."
todd_wheeler: MoxieBoytodd_wheeler on February 6th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC)
Seems very productive to me. Good job.