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February 2016 Recap

Just thinking about the goals I set down at the start of the year and how things have gone so far. After more than a year away from writing, I’ve been so hungry to see progress.

Feed me.

January
Writing/editing days: 6
Days baby slept through the night: 8
Other: Adjusting to full time day job again

February
Writing/editing days: 15
Days baby slept through the night: 18

Completed fiction: 1 flash piece 1500 words (SOLD), 1 science fiction story 4300 words (on submission), 1 horror(ish) story 3700 words.

January / February Reading list

  • Insurgent – Veronica Roth
  • Deathless – Catherynne Valente
  • Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
  • The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes
  • House of Shattered Wings – Aliette de Bodard

Recap

As you can see, I’m also trying to see if there’s a correlation between sleep deprivation and the amount of work I can manage. My reading did drop off in February, because I’ve been a little more focused on writing. 3 finished stories is also a record for me. I’m not very prolific in the short form and my average output is 1 short story a year. I think that the time off has actually done me well, writing wise. Who’d have thought?

Onwards, March! It’s time to brainstorm and pick a novel project. I’ve got two options, both of which have potential and problems. I need to figure out which one looks like more fun.

4 Comments

  1. That’s awesome. Congrats on the story sale! That Double-Plus Awesome!

    My February was pretty good, writing: Starting in February I set myself a 5,000 word monthly goal, which I exceed in February with 7,450 words. All of it is on my current novel WIP… which, at the pace I set for myself in February actually feels like I might someday finish it! A long way to go, yeah, but it’s going!

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