Monday, August 3, 2009

July in Review

I know it is August 3, already. this last month flew by and I do have some progress to show for. I managed to edit 20 percent of my MG book (although it was all done in one day.) and write several shorts. Here are the stats for the month.

Rejections: 2
Acceptances: 1 (This Candle Won't Last Forever, 215 words for the Letters From the Dead Antho) dang that was long.
new stories written: 4
Monday Morning (2800 words) ghost story
The Bone Munchers (6900 words) creature horror
The Nature of the Con (660 words) crime
This Candle Won't last Forever (215 words) end of days story
Stories out in Sub land: 13
Known shortlist stories: 2

Not a bad month. More productive on the short story front than the rest of the year has been. Maybe I am getting out of that slump. On the bad side, my book writing has taken a nosedive in productivity.

In August I am planning on getting a slew of responses from editors and really getting down to business on that MG manuscript. It will happen. Stop laughing, really I am planning on getting to it.

I am also planning on being a better blogger than I was last week. It was a very busy week and the progress I made on many of my house projects (many of them done) are proof that I wasn't just sitting around.

Until then, have a good and productive day.


Cate Gardner said...

It's weird, we felt like we did nothing last month but when you look at the actual stats you did. And I mean youdid.

Aaron Polson said...

A good month, Jamie. Much more productive than you let on.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- These posts are kind of like therapy for me.

Aaron- it all came at the beginning and the end, nothing in the middle.

Katey said...

Yeah, a round up every now and then really makes me feel less useless. I like that some of y'all do them because I am nosy like that. But you have been busy indeed, sir.

Danielle Birch said...

Looks like a very productive month. Congrats.

Fox Lee said...

Four new stories = woot!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Katey- I am nosy as well.

Danielle- Your month was no slouch either.

Nat- I know, I had forgotten I wrote one of them until I started that post. It made me feel even more productive.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Wow, The Bone Munchers sounds cool. Love that title. Congrats on the Letters from the Dead acceptance!