Monday, August 31, 2009

"August Stats" aka "Screw You Duotrope"

Despite the utterly craptastic week I had last week, August was a really good month on the writing front. Without further ado, here is the breakdown for the month.

New stories completed and subbed: 4
The Wind Whispers My Name (700 words)
Hungry Waters (500 words)
Returning to Eden (3000 words)
Desolation's Brood (1900 words)

New stories begun but incomplete:
Untitled Monster Story (300 words)
Jars (500 words)
Beast of Blackwater Gulch (500 words)

WIP's worked on: 1
Church of the Deviant Minds (+600 words, 3100 total)

Total words written in August: 8,000

Rejections: 4
Reflection's Edge
Nossa Morte
House of Horror
Elements of Horror antho

Acceptances: 9
The Customer to Blood Moon Rising
A Cause For Celebration to The Nautilus Engine
Valley of the Splintered Oaks to road trip theme issue of TMND
Deadliest Cachalot to The Bitter End antho
Planting Season to House of Horror
The Sea Hath No King to AlienSkin
Hungry Waters to Elements of Horror antho
Desolation's Brood to Twisted Legends antho
Returning To Eden to Creature Features antho

Needless to say, this was my best month ever. I received enough acceptances that I won't feel bad if the next couple of months are slow. The flip side to my small bit of success is that Duotrope thinks I am full of it. With 12 days of vacation coming up, I hope to get several WIP's completed and sent of into submission land.


BT said...


That is a seriously good month - nope, scratch that, a seriously fantastic month. Congratulations.

I'd be happy with that in a year, actually, I've been happy with that many acceptances over the last two years.

On a roll - keep it going, bud!

Cate Gardner said...

I am on my knees bowing down to your greatness. Nine acceptances. Screw Duotrope, you are a god.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Great stats, Jameson! Have a good (and productive) vacation.

Jamie Eyberg said...

That is an amazing month, to be sure. Wow!

All hail Jameson! All hail Jameson!

Aaron Polson said...

Huzzah! Pass the cheesy snacks and lemonade, man. Awesome August.

Laura Eno said...

What an awesome month! Congrats!

K.C. Shaw said...

My gawd, I figure it's a good month if I get nine REJECTIONS and one acceptance! I am in awe, I truly am. Of course, you deserve it, and Duotrope doesn't know what to do with your awesomeness.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Huzzah and a hamster dance!

Danielle Ferries said...

That's a fantastic month. All those acceptances! Well done!

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic month! Congratulations! You earned it. :)


Jameson T. Caine said...

Thanks, everyone. I have this fear that several editors are going to be emailing me to explain that they made a horrible mistake.