On September 29, I finished the first draft of my short story "Folds in Life and Death," which came in at 6,360 words. I've since edited it to under the 6,000 word count limit and have one last proofread before submitting it later this week. On September 30, I completed the first draft of The Mission (The Gaia Project #1.1), which came in at 21,530 words. On October 24, I finished writing the first draft to the short story "On Day 168," which came in at 7,899 words.
I have continued writing every single day since July 1. This month, I've been working on Forged (The Fate Challenges #2) and the short story "On Day 168." Since I finished "On Day 168," I'm now writing the bonus woodwose section. I finished editing my friend's novel, published Mayhem in the Air, and will start working on the edits for Marked (The Fate Challenges #1.5) soon.
I have figured out my secondary project after I finish the bonus woodwose section for The Fate Challenges boxed set. The next series I plan to write is Soul Reaper (Urban Fantasy). The series will include a prequel novella and at least three novels.
Here are my November goals:
Write 30 minutes a day on a primary project - This goal still relates to Forged. Just 20 chapters to go!
Write 15 minutes a day on a secondary project. - I plan to continue writing the bonus woodwose section for the boxed set of The Fate Challenges.
Finish editing Marked and send it to my first critique partner.
Outline Soul Reaper series.
Read through The Mission (The Gaia Project #1.1) and take notes.
What are your goals for this coming month?
2015 Stats (1/1/15-10/27/15): 108,813 words written and 1,608 pages edited
I'm having a sale on Reborn, Once upon a Nightmare: A Collection, and People of Foxwick and Their Neighbors until November 16. Click here for purchase links.
Mayhem in the Air by Cathrina Constantine, River Fairchild, Julie Flanders, Gwen Gardner, Misha Gerrick, Graeme Ing, M. Pax, Christine Rains, Cherie Reich (me!), and Catherine Stine is now available for purchase.
From Amazon bestselling and popular science fiction and fantasy authors comes Mayhem in the Air, a supernatural anthology of ten thrilling tales. Meet hot robots, hungry winds and the goddess of chaos. Explore alien planets, purgatorial realms, and a shocking place where people bury the living with their dead. Mayhem in the Air is the second, long-awaited story collection from the dynamic and inventive Untethered Realms group.
Here is what my story "Paper Lanterns" is about: In order to keep his promise to his daughter, Mayor Alfred Merry must betray the woman he loves.
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Congratulations on Mayhem in the Air!
You've been productive. Keep writing every day.
You've done awesome! I can't wait to read your urban fantasy. It makes me giddy! :) I'd like to finish all my Susies and Totem #2 by the end of November. But that might be better hoped for by December!
I can't believe you make adequate progress on a story with only 30 minutes working on it a day. I need to take a page from your book!
Those are some awesome numbers, and great job finishing that draft!
Wait, what? Only 2 months left in the year?????? What happened? x_x
Congrats on your progress. You know how to make the most of your time.
By the end of Dec., I'd like to have all four of my novelette stories edited. Might even write a fifth one.
Woot on MIA! And your progress. You know my goals...
And I loved your Paper Lanterns story. It was so creative and intriguing.
That's awesome how productive you've been. I've been picking up more work, so writing more too.
You've achieved a lot! I hope November goes just as well or better. Congrats to all involved in Mayhem in the Air.
Congratulations on Mayhem in the Air!
Sounds an awesome collection.
My goals also mostly involve finishing things I've started earlier this year. In particular: the sequel to The Heir's Choice so I can publish it in the near future.
It's hard to believe there's only two months left in the year! Good luck achieving all of your goals!
You've been rockin and rollin! Mayhem looks great... just got my copy :)
Wow! Your schedule seems to be really working out for you. I am impressed at how much writing you have gotten done. Keep up the great work!
At the moment, I'm busy reading the Twisted Earths collection... and enjoying the great variety of stories.
Congrats on the release of Mayhem in the Air - sounds like another winner.
Writing every single day since July? That's discipline.
...and you mentioned writing only 30 minutes a day on a primary project and 15 minutes a day on a secondary one... yet you've accomplished so much... WOW!
Good luck with your goals. I'd like to write a new novel or revise an old one.
Congratulations on Mayhem in the Air! All the best with all your goals!
Wow, you've been super productive! I like how you broke your time down for your primary and secondary projects.
I followed you here from Medeia's blog. Happy November!
Every day since July. That's wonderful! Congrats on Mayhem in the Air.
Way to go on all your writing and all that you do!!! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading Mayhem in the Air. :)
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