Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake

[writing] Looking back on January

After bemoaning my lack of productivity for 2007, 2008 seems to have begun well.

90,700 words of first draft on Green, as I powered through the second half of the book.

Also, first drafts of short stories "Bringing the Future Home" (short), "The Baby Killers" (novella), "The Lollygang Save the World on Accident" (short) and "Passive Voices" (flash), totalling 31,800 words. (I've already written the first draft of a 1,900 word short in February, "Shedding Skin; Or How the World Came to Be".)

In attempting to count revisions, I am crediting myself with the equivalent of 8,000 words of effort for revision work on "The Future by Degrees", "The Sky That Wraps the World Round, Past the Blue and Into the Black", "Chain of Fools", "America, Such as She Is", and "Bringing the Future Home".

For short fiction, I had five submittals, one acceptance, two rejections, and two stories in ongoing rewrite discussions with editors. Green was also confirmed with Tor this month.

February will mostly be concerned with rewrites on some of the recent short drafts in order to get them out to market, and a deep revision on Madness of Flowers. I put in about 3 hours on that project yesterday, in fact.

That's 122,500 words of first draft, and 8,000 words-equivalent of revision. There's nothing like a little reportable accountability to keep me going. (Pardon me, is my business background showing?)
Tags: green, personal, process, writing
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