Friday, April 30, 2010

monthly writing progress, April

Words for month: 5,080. Daily average for the month is 169 words, for the year is 309 words. Wrote 12 of 30 days. Words were split between an SF and a fantasy. Still trying for a page a day, but didn't do well on it this month.

Editing/submitting: Typed in edits, wrote a synopsis and cover letter, did an audio pass, and sent off a partial.

Outlines: Made progress on novella outline and near-future-SF novel outline. Played with ideas for new cozy mystery series, but did no actual outlining work.

Short stories: Got the first line of a new one. Think it should be fun.

Submissions: 4 short stories, 1 poetry, 1 flash, 1 novel.

Rejections: 4 short stories, 1 poem, 1 flash.

Acceptances: None this month.

Crits: Short story for a friend. For the one I haven't made progress on, I sent what I've gotten done so far to him, and I'll look at his next draft.

Did not attend GSHW meeting this month, as family was here. Would've been a good one, too.

Reading: 8 books completed this month. The Nimble Man, by Christopher Golden and Thomas Sniegoski; Small Favors, by Jim Butcher; The Quilter's Legacy, by Jennifer Chiaverini; Alcatraz versus the Scrivener's Bones, by Brandon Sanderson; On Writing, by Stephen King; Hunting Ground, by Patricia Briggs; The Life-Eaters, by David Brin and Scott Hampton; Something from the Nightside, by Simon R. Green

Other reading of note -- read over half of How to Write a Damn Good Mystery, by James N. Frey.

Book-in-a-Week participation was okay, as I set my goal low (10 pages). Did almost all of the writing on the final 2 days.