Tuesday, June 01, 2010

monthly writing progress, May

Words for month: 27,064. Daily average for the month is 873 words, for the year is 425 words. Wrote 27 of 31 days. Words were split between SF novel (6,703 words), fantasy novel (4,406 words), and short stories and articles.

Outlines: Made limited progress on novella outline.

Short stories: Wrote 6 stories for SAD, plus the first 621 words of another. Oh, and an article plus a book review for Vision (though I still owe another review).

Submissions: 18 short stories (including all 6 new ones), 1 poem, 1 article, 1 review.

Rejections: 13 short stories, 1 poem. (One of these stories didn't get resubmitted because I was waiting for a market that was re-opening June 1.)

Acceptances: "Banded Jade" by Aoife's Kiss, "Being Green" for Aurora Wolf print anthology, "Writing Comfortably" for Vision, and "Fifth World" by flashquake.

Read Daikaijuzine slush.

GSHW meeting: Went. Did not enjoy the speaker much -- he believes that all fantasy should be subversive, so if you're writing in an establish subgenre, you are by definition NOT writing fantasy. No, I didn't talk to him about my work. I did enjoy getting to spend time talking to other writers face-to-face, though.

Reading: 9 books completed this month. Vanished, by Kat Richardson; Bone Crossed, by Patricia Briggs; Vane Pursuit, by Charlotte MacLeod; The New Year's Quilt, by Jennifer Chiaverini; Battle for Skandia, by John Flanagan; Alcatraz vs. the Knights of Crystallia, by Brandon Sanderson; The Lover's Knot, by Clare O'Donohue; How to Write a Damn Good Mystery, by James N. Frey; Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell

Book-in-a-Week: Did not participate this month.

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