Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August Stuff

Time to look back at my performance over the last month. (I took July as my month off per McKoala's rules because I completely hosed it in July. :P ) August wasn't very good either, but I've done worse.

3 submissions -- 3 points
7533 words written -- 2 points (less than 500 short of a third point, argh!)

Total = 5 points

Koala Challenge 5

I think part of what's hitting me now is that I have a few stories that've been circulating, but I've hit all the fast turn-around markets and now I'm stuck with some of the slowpokes. I have a story at one magazine that closed to fiction submissions in July, but I sent in my story in April. So it's been there for about four and a half months and I'm just hoping they're working through their slush pile backlog. I suppose if they open up again and I still haven't heard from them, that'll be a clue that something went astray, right? :P

I still need to do more writing, though. As awful as this month was, it was still better than any other month so far this year, so that's progress. Let's see if I can keep it up.

I hope everyone else is doing better than I am. :)



Anonymous said...

Submitting is such a grind. But fun too.

Hope you snag some brilliant stories in the coming weeks!

Charles Gramlich said...

I let too long go between sudden bouts of submitting stuff. It's not much fun.

Angie said...

Jason -- I love submitting stuff, it's the waiting that sucks. :) Thanks!

Charles -- it's easy to put off, yeah.


Lana Gramlich said...

Fear not! I am stuck between 2 paintings I started, screwed up & no longer even want to look at, myself (although an opportunity to fix one of them kind of came to me in a half-sleep the other morning, so we'll see if I can get moving on that, at least!)
Best of luck. ;)

Angie said...

Lana -- yeah, that's pretty much how it goes. [nod] And yeah again, sometimes the breakthrough inspiration just pops up out of the back of your head. :D Luck back!


Dawn Wilson said...

Sorry to hear you had a bad month. We ALL have those. Don't feel so bad. You are doing the best you can. :) Good luck in getting caught up!

Angie said...

Dawn -- thanks!


Suzan Harden said...

Don't beat yourself up over it, girl! It happens to all of us. Just pick up the pen (or laptop or whatever else you may use) and keep plugging away.

Angie said...

Suzan -- thanks. :) I've been on vacation for the last week or so and haven't done squat, but I definitely plan to buckle down and get back to work when we get home. [crossed fingers]


Steve Malley said...

I'm moving forward on a few fronts. Sometimes the progress seems glacial, but I figure every step forward is another step ahead...

Angie said...

Steve -- very true. Even if we're not moving forward as fast as we might want to, forward is still forward. [nod]