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Monday, March 03, 2014

February Stats and March Goals

February Stats

  • “Umberto Scolari and the Red Clay of Siena,” complete, 3000 words
  • “The Imperfect Otter Empire,” complete, 3200 words
  • “Music, When Soft Voices Die,” in progress, ?? words
  • “The Case of the Robber Bridegroom,” in progress (needs a redraft), 2391 words
  • completed Ebook Design workshop
  • one copyediting job
  • attended weeklong Anthology Workshop after reading ~240 short stories

Wordcount was appallingly bad, but given how much reading I had to do, I’m not going to beat myself up about it. At the end of each day, between the stories and the copyediting, I felt glutted with words, and I wasn’t even reading for pleasure (although many of the stories were fabulous). I’m really happy to be getting back to that. And back to writing. Which brings me to…

March Goals

Overall, I’d like to get to a solid 3K words/day, except on admin days (of which this is one of two this week, because I’m still not home), the two travel days home, and the one “day off” I’m giving myself (a movie plus a concert). On those days, I’d like to shoot for 1K. I need to get my wordcount production up, and it’s time to get that start.

As for projects…


  • Ghosted: finish reading through, do some brainstorm, order the random scenes, and write 10-20K to patch it all together…and then get it out to the beta readers.
  • Possessed, Undressed, and in a Mess—Sophie Mouette: review full manuscript, make any tweaks, and send to copyeditor
  • Luanna’s book (which needs a title, dammit)—the next Sophie Mouette book: brainstorming with Teresa in preparation for writing the book in April.

Short Stories:

  • redraft “The Case of the Robber Bridegroom”
  • finish “Music, When Soft Voices Die”
  • write story for Magical Motorcycles
  • finish Nikki story
  • write new fetish story
  • read The Valdemar Companion in preparation for writing short story


  • continue to scheme two new projects I can’t talk about yet
  • two copyediting jobs
  • Lucky Bat Books work
  • rebrand covers (mostly done) and interiors and then republish all of my SFF stories
  • prep my mother’s book for copyediting
  • learn how to upload to iBooks
  • six-week online workshop on Writing With Depth

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