Ah, beautiful August.
Publications: 4 (52 Stitches, Sideshow Fables, The Daily Tourniquet, Bucket 'O' Guts press)
Approx Word Count: 36,107 approx.
Total Word Count 2009: 167,121 words
Stories out in submission land: Not certain, but I'm almost at code red.
WIP: The Horrifiques 37,089 - words (first draft); Dead Marigolds (at the thinking stage).
I think I’ve written more new words this month than I have in about the past three combined, of course I would need to go back and check my figures and I refuse to do that as it takes effort, but I have had a most fabulous ‘wordage’ month. Not that the words are fabulous, in fact as the amount I complete in a day speeds up (as it always seems to do the further into a book I get) I’m convinced the words are considerably stinky, but who cares. I’ve changed the title – possibly – I’m sitting with it for a while and I may or may not use the new one. I also think I’ll hit my original estimate of 45,000 words for the first draft (I was in panic mode days ago) as the story has taken a turn that I never expected – hence the title change.
No short stories this month – eek! I’m convinced, I’ll never write another short again.* Ooh, unless you count hint fiction – I wrote three of those. Yep, I’m counting them.
Oh, and I retired Frog – a moment of silence please.
*Expect a post sometime next year where I wail that I’ll never write something longer than a short ever, ever again.