May 2010

Posted in Event, Status Report, Writing at 11:06 pm by Amber

These statistics are all for short stories, poems, or contest entries. Book reviews (and interviews) are not included.

  1. Sales in May: 0
  2. Rejections in May: 0
  3. Submissions sent out in May: 0
  4. Total stories/poems/contests pending responses: 1

Nothing was submitted this month but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t still working and writing.  In fact, even though I wasn’t writing every day it was one of my most productive non-November writing months yet.  My writing related goal for Writo de Mayo and MayNoWriMo was to write another 10K words towards a previous NaNo project about a Barbarian Shamaness who must travel to a city to obtain more wort to save her village.  Without this vital ingredient for the medicine her village could be decimated.

Thanks to not actually writing for 12 days straight, I didn’t make my goal.  I was able to add 5930 words though.  Rereading the beginning chapter I realized it’s not the beginning.  It should be part of a flashback.  As much as I wanted to edit it and change things I didn’t do it.

I’m sure some of you will recognize what I call “shiny syndrome”.  You know… when you get a great NEW idea, or you see a market that another piece would be perfect for after some edits and you’re tempted to temporarily abandon your current project?  It tried to strike me several times during the month but I successfully resisted each time.

Participating in Writo de Mayo and MayNoWriMo helped me be more focused, I think.  I wrote down my goals where other people could see them and had to update my progress regularly.  To be honest, I don’t know if anyone else read them or not.

Attending Coyote Con provided me with the opportunity to chat with and get to know people I probably would not have met any other way.  Overall I’m pleased with the way May ended.

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