Saturday, 4 September 2010

Escapade into Madness

Time to hold myself accountable.

Procrastinating by reading blog posts from a year ago, I realised how much I wrote during 2009 (and I know in 2008) and how much of a lazy ass I've been this year, so I decided, it's time to go back to end of month posts where I list what I've done the previous month. I already have my #10bythen friends over on Twitter, so competing alongside them should hopefully keep me on the straight and narrow.

I currently stand at one new sub out for September, three stories awaiting edits (will get to them from tomorrow - family day today and much talk about my eldest nephew's upcoming wedding which is so not planned at all), so assuming I get at least two rejections for stories already subbed this month, I need to write four new short stories and edit them (begins to gnaw fingernails - which is mad because I could so have done them a year ago). I'll also be working on my plans for my 1920s/far-future/kick-ass romp (I need some fun in my life) which will from now be subtitled 'Escapade into Madness'.

14 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

I might just have to join you. The first half of the year was looking good...and then...*poof*

Enjoy the family.

onipar... said...

I'd be afraid to look too closely at what I've accomplished. I don't think I'd like what I saw.

Lee Thompson said...

Sounds great! No more being lazy. Hehe. Rock on, Cate!

katey said...

It's always more fun to churn out a lot at once--then I feel like I can kinda screw around for a few weeks guilt-free after!

Cate Gardner said...

Aaron, the family tasted of chicken.

Anthony, well that's the whole point. Play.

Lee, no being lazy she hopes.

Katey, I don't do guilt-free.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I'm sorry, you lost me at the wedding. All I can think about is the bevy of lithesome Chinese men you promised.

Milo James Fowler said...

You'll be back on track in no time; sounds like you've been fairly prolific, regardless.

School starting up again has slowed me down, and my WiP is stagnate at 33,000 words; but I'll get back to it. My 21 short fiction submissions are out there, somewhere...

Cate Gardner said...

Ha, wish you could be there.

21 submissions, Milo! Oh how I miss those days.

Danielle Ferries said...

I think there's a lot of this going. My submissions for this year are much lower than last year. Must try and remedy that by the end of the year.

K.C. Shaw said...

I've only completed one project this year and no short stories. Last year I was doing so much better. Maybe I'll join you in the 'pull up your socks and work' resolution.

N. R. Williams said...

Two shorts and more to edit. I would say that deserves high praise. I am currently editing, along with my editor, my epic fantasy and working on a short story. Both are series projects. So two thumbs up for you.

I found you through Kate's Scribbling Sea Serpent blog and now I'm following you.

Nancy

N. R. Williams, fantasy author

abrokenlaptop.com said...

If YOU'RE considered lazy, then I'd better just hang myself right now.

-Mercedes

Cate Gardner said...

Must be something in the air, Danielle.

Kate, it's been a strange old year so far.

Thanks, NR.

Mercedes, I hope you're feet are still touching the floor.

Angie said...

Hi there! Just popped over from Kate's blog. Good luck with all those writing projects and with the submissions.