jeffsoesbe (jeffsoesbe) wrote,

[writing] August 2008 summary; September 2008 plans

August Summary
- 2 stories finished (plan was 2-3)
- 2 stories started (plan was 2)
- 5 stories revised (plan was 5)
- 5 stories were sent out for critique (plan was 4)
- 1 stories were critiqued (plan was 2)
- 3 critiques were done by me (plan was 8)
- 5 submissions were made, 2 new stories joined the "out" pool (plan was 8 subs with 5 new stories)
- 3 submission results, with 2 "no" and one "Pending"
- 10199 new words written; 19620 words revision credit
- Race Points: 15 (plan was 20)

Overall, I have to consider August a very nice month. It was my first 10K word writing month in a while, *and* an almost 20K revision month. This definitely reflects the new emphasis on revising and submitting stories. Alas, I did not do as many submissions as I would have liked. But I do have four critiques pending so next month can be a big "get them critiqued, get them out" month and the submissions will go up. The dream goal remains to have every story submitted by the end of the year.

- Two stories were finished: "All That Was Left Behind"; "Bringing the Boys Back Home"
- Two stories were started: "Bringing the Boys Back Home"; "Cat of Heart and Blood" (flash)
- Five stories were revised: "The Very Difficult Diwali of Sub-Inspector Gurushankar Rajaram"; "Bringing the Boys Back Home"; "Full Moon with Rufus Macreedy and the Alabama Howl"; "When Crogdor Came Back"; "The Dybbuk's Moll" (some)
- Five stories were sent out for critique: "When Crogdor Came Back" (two crits); "The Very Difficult Diwali of Sub-Inspector Gurushankar Rajaram"; "Bringing the Boys Back Home"; "Let Me In, let Me In"
- One story was critiqued: "When Crogdor Came Back" (by SacSpecFic)
- I did 3 critiques: 3 for SacSpecFic
- I did 5 submissions, 2 of them new stories being sent out into the world. No details given here.
- I received three submissions results, 2 "no" (Lone Star Stories; Empire of the Cat), one "Pending" (waiting for final details before announcing)
- I wrote 10,199 new words and received 19,620 words of revision credit.
- Race Points on June 30: 15 (15 stories out).

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

The big item in September is my attendance at the Lincoln City Workshop run by Dean Wesley Smith, Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Sheila Williams. I'm already nervous about it! Getting even more nervous will take a good chunk of the first part of the month, along with doing the remaining homework (mainly lots and lots of reading).

After the workshop, it's Revision City as I revise and send out stories and try to get to 20 active by the end of the month. Hopefully, before the end of September I can announce the two pending things, because I'm dying to tell everyone! Just dying!
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