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February Stats





Here are my monthly stats for February:

  • 6,300 new words of fiction written this month. 1
     
  • 14 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.
     
  • 1 fourth draft in currently in progress.
     
  • 11 stories currently submitted to markets
     
  • 100 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: 278 days.
     


1 More than January, more than my median, but still not very good. The end of our Winter term, at the end of February, messes me up a bit.

2 I always have a lot of first drafts "in progress," until one of them really grabs me and I work on it obsessively. The new fantasy-horror story mentioned above is all I've touched for days now; it's nearly complete.

3 I employ a six-week "ripening" period for first drafts. That's where the new story will go when the draft is complete.

4 These have been stuck, stuck, stuck for a long time. They're stories where the second drafts were so badly flawed that I had to start from scratch again. And then I did, and sort of lost steam; it's hard to muster enthusiasm for the task.
Tags: drafts, markets, monthly tally, revision, words written
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