Writing Report Card: December 2017

Posted on Tue 02 January 2018 in Dispatches • 1 min read

Continuing my recurring feature where I publicly post a report card of fiction writing activity each month. This series is inspired by Aeryn Rudel’s blog Rejectomancy. Each month I’ll post a report card summarizing words written, submissions, rejections, and hopefully acceptances.

Here’s the results for this month:

Words Written

Project Type Words Written Notes
DARK CONDUIT Novel 10,221 But I also cut ~9500 words elsewhere so I only net < 100

Man, fuck 2017. Between the depressing political climate, illness, and travel, I needed weaker on writing output than I have in months.

Market Activity

Type Count Notes
Submissions 4
Rejections 2 1 personal!
Acceptances 0
Publications 0

Submissions are keeping pace. While no acceptances yet, I did receive a wonderful personal rejection with excellent feedback from one of the markets. I’m going to make a point to keep more short fiction in the mix as occasional stress relief on the novel, and so I continue to practice the submissions process.

Onward to 2018. Here’s hoping we have nowhere to go but up.