Saturday, 31 January 2009

Month One

Submissions: 19
Sales: 4
Rejections: 13
Publications: 2 (Lonesome Pine and The Restoration of Purple Curtains & Other Things in Northern Haunts)
Approx Word Count: 36,231 words
Stories out in submission land: 25
WIP: Theatre of Curious Acts 2nd draft - 32,719 words; See-Saw short - 724 words
New Subscriptions: Murky Depths; plus 2 pre orders with PS Publishing

I wrote four new short stories: Golden Age of the Squash People, Shiny Black Hearts, Dead Sharp Tail, Collecting the Dead; and four new flash stories: The Man who Climbed out of a Suitcase, The Man who wasn't a Man at all, The Man in the Men's Room, The Men in the No Club. Plus--a moment of silence please--I retired two stories. And my television blew up!

And that concludes January.

17 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

Looks like a pretty good month to me- less the television blowing up. And now we face the shortest month of the year with a vengeance and a fury. Have a good weekend Cate.

K.C. Shaw said...

I am (as always) in awe and envy of your output. And congrats on all those sales (and submissions)! Sounds like you had a great month! (Except for the TV, of course.)

Nithska said...

Wow. I am totally impressed. Question: Where will you submit the 30,000~ word story? Curious what markets are active for works of that length.

Rebecca Nazar said...

Amazing:-)

Natalie L. Sin said...

Ooh, you got fancy! : )

Aaron Polson said...

A nice month indeed. Holy smokes on eight new stories. (I know four are flash, but wow)

Murky Depths was my new subscription this month, too!

Jameson T. Caine said...

Wow, 25 stories out in submission land. That is impressive. Before the crash I don't even think I had completed 25 stories...ever.

K.C. Ball said...

You make me feel like such a slacker, Cate. What a great month for you!

P.S. Sorry about the television.

Ian said...

No wonder your telly blew up. It was probably just trying to keep up!

J.C. Tabler said...

Once again, my awe of you knows no bounds. Hop on a plane and watch my children so I can start to compete!

Seriously Cate, kudos once more.

Kim Kasch said...

Great Job!!! I'm still sitting around in a daze wondering where did December go?...

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks everyone.

Brandon, the 30,000+ story is actually a novel that I am just over 30,000 words into.

Laura Anderson said...

Wow, sounds like an excellent month! Well done :-)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Thanks, Laura.

jonathan pinnock said...

Great stuff, Cate! Keep at it.

Danielle Ferries said...

What a huge month, I'm impressed. And here I was feeling all smug about my three submissions for January :)

Barry Napier said...

Perhaps your television blew up in knowing that if you keep writing at your pace, it will no longer be needed. It killed itself out of grief.