Tuesday 1 September 2009

The Death of Frog & Other August Related Fact

Ah, beautiful August.

Sales: 2
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.


Carrie Harris said...

Awww. Poor frog.

Cate Gardner said...

I agree... Evil editors.

Aaron Polson said...

( )

My moment of silence.

Anonymous said...

Man. Frog has been through the ringer. Like the rest of us at times. Wait! I know!

He should have his own twitter account!

Jamie Eyberg said...

I still think you should give us frog as a free Friday fiction. Your appreciative audience would love to meet him.

Danielle Birch said...

Commiserations for frog. And those stats are too impressive for words.

K.C. Shaw said...

NO, you can't kill off poor Frog!

Frog, do not go gentle into that good night. Old age should rage and croak at end of--

Okay, the croak part totally made me laugh. Never mind.

Fox Lee said...

Holy crap, its September! : O

Jameson T. Caine said...

One day Frog will return to wreak his revenge on the world of evil editors.

Cate Gardner said...

Frog keeps poking me in the arm with a pencil - if he wants a twitter account, he'll have to manage it himself and his story may continue elsewhere.

Jodi Lee (Morrighan) said...

Poor Frog!


Barry Napier said...

My sub numbers are also in code red. I need to get to work on that.