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June Statistics

A quick post in the middle of crit-work at Clarion. Here are my monthly stats for June:

  • 6,200 new words of fiction written this month. 1


  • 5,000 words of workshop critique written this month (in the last three days, actually)
  • 19 first drafts currently in progress (some untouched for a long time)
  • 1 first drafts currently "ripening" before second draft.
  • 2 second drafts currently in progress
  • 0 second draft currently in the hands of "trusted readers."
  • 3 third drafts currently in progress.
  • 0 third drafts currently awaiting polishing.
  • 0 fourth drafts in currently in progress.
  • 1 rewrite (at request of editor) currently in progress.
  • 8 stories currently submitted to markets
  • 1,400 words in shortest story currently submitted.
  • 8,700 words in longest story currently submitted.
  • 1 offer of publication received this month. 2
  • Longest current wait without response: 406 days.

1 Just like last month. But note the extra 5,000 words of crit I wrote for Clarion, starting on June 28.

2 I haven’t announced this one yet, because we’re still negotiating contract terms. I’ll let y’all know as soon as I’m sure it’s being published!

With 1,500 – 2,000 words of crit writing per day, it’s hard to find time for the stories themselves.  Still, I’m supposed to turn in one new story per week; so the July stats should be pretty impressive!

(Hopefully I’ll post a first-week report of Clarion over the weekend…)

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