October 3rd, 2008

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[writing] September 2008 results; October 2008 plans

September Results
- 2 stories finished (plan was 2-3)
- 2 stories started (plan was 2)
- 4 stories revised (plan was 5)
- 3 stories were sent out for critique (plan was 2)
- 4 stories were critiqued (plan was 5)
- 3 + tons of critiques were done by me (plan was 8)
- 15 submissions were made, 3 new stories joined the "out" pool (plan was 5 subs with 3 new stories)
- 14 submission results, with 13 "no" and one Honorable Mention
- 8205 new words written; 8132 words revision credit
- Race Points: 16 (plan was 20)

September had its troubles. Between the post-Lincoln City Workshop slump and the large volume of work for other activities (math contests and bike race), I didn't think I got much done in September. Yet, there was a solid chunk of words and revision credit and more submissions that I've ever done in a month. And Lincoln City, once I got past my own personal feelings about my stories. So, in summary, I guess it was a good month after all. But you never really know when you're in the middle of it.

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October Plans
- Finish 2-3 stories
- Start 2 stories
- Revise 5 stories
- Send 2 stories out for critique
- Get 5 stories critiqued
- Critique 10 stories (7 for Critters, 3 for SacSpecFic)
- Submit 8 stories (5 of them new submissions)
- Race Points: more than 20 by end of month

I need to send out more stories. If I can get a story a week out, then I'll be at 20 stories active by the end of the month. Beyond that, I'll look to finish a couple stories. But I'm moving into a phase where Revise and Submit will be my primary goals.
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm also "jeffsoesbe")

  • 10:34 @matociquala Biden as the Real pit bull works for me - tough, passionate, intelligent, hard-nosed. By debate's end, I was impressed
    . #
  • 10:54 @DianePatterson Maybe SJ Merc was acknowledging that Willie Brown was a virtual governor (with all the power) for many years... #
  • 10:55 work, sci fi lunch, work, short fun, work, coffeebar, write , home #
  • 13:13 scifi lunch was good, we discussed Heroes, Term:SCC, and Fringe. reviewed upcoming shows (pushing daisies, 11th hour, life on mars) #
  • 13:54 @egriffith oops, did miss it! Luckily, it's online! #
  • 20:43 watching a PBS special about dogs with C and A (E is at a football game), getting ready to take a shower and do some email and writing. #
  • 23:52 watching "Mad Men" #
  • 23:52 soon, it's bed time. #
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