Tuesday 31 March 2009

Month Three

Here's how March rumbled along in Liverpool.

Sales: 2
Publications: 4 (Cold Coffee Cups & Curious Things in Malpractice, The Man who Climbed out of a Suitcase & The Man Who Wasn't a Man at all in Flash Scribe, and The Marionette Manipulator & The Headless Bride in 52 Stitches )
Approx Word Count: 32,921 words
Total Word Count 2009: 88,453 words
Stories out in submission land: Plenty
WIP: The Poisoned Apple (redraft) - 24,914 words ; Church of the Vacant Lot (first draft) - 1225 words.
New Subscriptions: Copies of Space & Time, Talebones & Grave Tales.

This month I began regrafting 'The Poisoned Apple' - layering book one and book two together and hoping they blend seemlessly, plus I started work on my new book 'Church of the Vacant Lot'. I wrote one flash story 'The Unfortunate Tale of Captain Unworthy' (no flash should be allowed a title that long), and 2 shorts 'Parasol Dance with the Chalkstripe Man' and 'Chalkstripe Jigsaw 101' - I hate that final title and it will change at some point.

Looking forward to no shorts in April and one completed Poisoned Apple.


Unknown said...

This is a wonderful set of March accomplishment. Congratulations! I'm more than a little envious.

Cate Gardner said...

Don't be. Thanks, Jenn.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Your monthly accomplishments make me as green as your blog.

Cate Gardner said...

And I intend for that to keep happening until you all adopt my shade of green for your own blogs.

Fox Lee said...

I love your answer to submission land stories ; )

Erik said...

Looks like you had a great March, congrats! Kudos! Etc!

Aaron Polson said...

I toast your March accomplishments!

Rebecca Nazar said...

Great work, Catherine. Yay!

K.C. Shaw said...

I am in total awe of your year-to-date wordcount. Not to mention all the other stuff you accomplished in March! Here's to an even better April!

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Good month, and a good year so far!

BT said...

This may come across as a not so nice thing to be, but it's meant with total respect and admiration and nothing to do with age (I think we are around the same age anyway). The more I read of your accomplishments and continued drive, the more I look upon you as the den mother of our little group. You're like the beacon we all aspire to reach, the tome from which we all learn and gain strength from.

Congrats on yet another stellar month and a continuingly (no idea if that's a real word) great year.

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Erik.

Aaron, which is very appropriate as I am currently eating toast - burnt of course.

Thanks, Rebecca.

I'm in awe as well, KC. And aware I need to get a life. :)

Cheers, Jeremy.

Ahem! Den mother! I'm not certain I like that title. I think I'll procrastinate all April so that someone else can take the banner in May. And as for being a beacon then I'm a low wattage one that keeps blowing.

Anonymous said...

Here's to a good April as well.