Thursday, October 1, 2009

September Stats

Wow, September really flew by. I suppose because I was on vacation for nearly two weeks the month seemed to zoom past faster than normal. Without further ado, the stats for the month:

New stories completed and subbed: 3

Matches, Martyrs and Mortality (3400 words)
Letter from the Dead (750 words)
Trial of the Century (2700 words)

New stories begun but incomplete: 1
Curse of the Fallen Star (700 words so far)

WIP's worked on: 1
Church of the Deviate Minds (added 2900 words, 5000 total)

Total words written in September: 10,450

Rejections: 4
Shroud
Rymfire ebooks (vermin antho)
Ideomancer
Horror through the Ages anthology

Acceptances: 3
Church of the Deviate Minds to Alienology: Tales from the Void
Ground Zero to Night Chills magazine
Sanctuary of the Shadowed Sleeper to Zombology IV: The Undead vs. the Living Dead

Overall, it was an excellent month. I can't complain. After 78 days, Ground Zero was rejected by the Vermin antho, but just three days later Night Chills Magazine snatched it up, so that was very gratifying. I've been going great guns on short stories all year, but I'm giving serious thought to participating in Nano this year. I almost gave it a shot last year, but opted out at the last minute, since I still had projects that needed finishing. This year I have no other commitments, so the idea is more tempting. I have one more short story that I want to complete in October and if at that time I'm up for it, I'll begin outlining my Nano project. Time will tell.

9 comments:

Natalie L. Sin said...

Nano is great fun : ) I don't have time this year, but I think everyone should do it at least once!

BT said...

Still in serious awe at your figures. Your end of year post is going to be totally bitchin!

Sorry - been hanging with too many teens recently.

Aaron Polson said...

I look forward to that first issue of Night Chills. It looks fun. Nice work this month.

Cate Gardner said...

Fantastic month. Oh no another NaNo participant - I can see I'm going to be very jealous in November.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Fantastic month! I am glad your vermin story found a home so quickly.

Horror Girl said...

i like your lists! i'd do nice lists, but um... some of them might be a little blank

Barry Napier said...

Every time I read the title to Church of the Deviant Minds, I instantly want to read it.

K.C. Shaw said...

Nice September! Now I know where all the acceptances went to. :)

I hope you do nano this year. It's a real blast!

Danielle Ferries said...

Sounds like a pretty good month.
Am looking forward to NaNo.