Friday, 1 October 2010

Accountable to September

A few blog posts back, I promised I'd return to making myself accountable for what I had (or hadn't) achieved the previous month. So here goes...

I completed my #10bythen submissions by subbing to: Lightspeed, The Vandermeer's Thacker T Lambshead project, The Zombie Feed, IGMS, Clarkesworld, Shimmer, Poe Little Thing, Ideomancer, Brain Harvest, Moon Milk Review, Fantastique Unfettered and Shock Totem.

Pre-planning my mad escapade novel/novella - 10,867 words

Of the above submissions 3 were stories completed this month: Six Feet Above (2300 words), The Quiet of the Hour Glass (500 words), Name Carved on Empty Space (750 words).

With some thanks to Walter (my dictaphone), I completed the following stories which are awaiting redrafting/editing/help from the beyond: Broken Spokes of an Umbrella Sky (1339 words), Fractured Divide between Him, Her, Them (627 words), unnamed spooky story (3518 - draft in progress), In the Middle of Nowhere, Just Left of 1974 (1159 words), If... (1568 words), Lost Shoes (1034 words), Ash in his Lungs, Dust in his Belly (my mailbox man story that isn't quite working out - yet - a pathetic 319 words).

Other delightful things September brought - I finished up a blurb for a book of awesomeness and I became involved in an awesome super sekrit project.

Holding myself accountable wasn't so scary after all.

13 comments:

shadowflame1974 said...

Congrats Cate!
I hope October is as awesome as September was for you.

Aaron Polson said...

Awesome subs, Cate. #bythen has already motivated me. ;)

(and that blurb...if I'm reading you right...was pretty nice)

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Sarah. Walter insists October will be wonderful.

Thanks, Aaron. And yep, you may be reading that right ;)

Josh Reynolds said...

Congratulations. And I love those titles...

Barry Napier said...

That's one HELL of a September. Keep plugging away!

Milo James Fowler said...

Job well done. And you've inspired me not to be afraid to post the titles of my submissions online -- although yours are much cooler than mine!

K.C. Shaw said...

Man, you're doing great! And you've got a super sekrit project! I'm jealous and curious!

Cate Gardner said...

Thanks, Josh.

I know, Barry. *Shines writer's badge*

Should I be afraid, Milo. Looks over shoulder.

I know, I so wanted one, but of course someone else might blab and then it won't be super sekrit but for the moment - muahaha

katey said...

Cate, that is one hell of a month. I'm sitting here wondering where the hell it went, myself!

Walter is the perfect name for a dictaphone, but I don't have to tell you that!

Samantha said...

huh, sounds like sept was nice and productive for you! heres to a good october

Andrea Allison said...

Well, haven't you been a busy girl. I hope October is just as productive.

Cate Gardner said...

Katey, I think that's why I noted everything I'd done because I swear September disappeared in a blink.

Defo, Samantha.

Me too, Andrea

Danielle Ferries said...

And that's why I was wondering about the secret project. I'm just late, as usual :)