Procrastination in the shadow of impending doom
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I woke to emails reminding me about some looming deadlines. So instead of working on "Soul Poison" (which I'm WAY behind on, by the way) I decided to submit a couple of stories.

I sent one to On Spec during their (rare) open window and one to the New Canadian Comedy anthology.

That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 5. This is week 5, so I'm back on track.

The shiny counter:


5 / 52 submissions. 10% done!

Now I must get back to work. As of today, I'm over 20,000 words behind on THE PLAN. *sadface*

First submissions of the Year
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Last night I sent a story to Tor.com before they closed indefinitely to unsolicited submissions. Today, I sent a poem and a story to the New Canadian Comedy anthology.

That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 3. This is week 2, so I'm on track so far.

The shiny counter:


3 / 52 submissions. 6% done!

Now I must get back to work. I'm horribly behind on THE PLAN so far.

One whopper of a submission and a couple of little ones
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A few minutes ago, I sent off the final edits to the galley proof of Soul Larcenist. The book comes out next month. Woohoo!!

To celebrate, I sent two short stories out to two anthology markets. One is closed, so mum's the word, and the other is Lazarus Risen

That puts my total number of submissions for the year at 56! Four more than my goal.

The shiny counter:


56 / 52 submissions. 108% done!

NaNoWriMo 2015 Summary
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I spent most of today posting a summary of this year's NaNoWriMo statistics over on my main blog.

Click through to see all the charts and graphs.

Day 29 on which I earn the big prize
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I DID IT! Yeah, baby, I am a NaNoWriMo WINNER!

I'm exhausted but happy. The final summary:

Today Nov 29 - 2,284 words
Total: 50,080 words

The final, super-awesome shiniest counter: (in winner purple)


50080 / 50000 words. 100% done!

Day 28 on which words came painfully slowly
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I spent all day today fighting for words. Between the constant interruptions and my lack of motivation it took many hours to hit my 2.5K goal. But hit it, I DID!

I'm so incredibly close to a NaNoWriMo win! I'm betting tomorrow I will earn the glory.

Today Nov 28 - 2,610 words
Total so far: 47,796 words
+/- score: 1,129 words AHEAD and only 2,204 words to go! Wohoo!

I am totally confident that I will DO THIS THING!

The shiny counter:


47796 / 50000 words. 96% done!

Day 27 when I finally crossed to the happy side of the line
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Today I sprinted for 3 hours before I had to jump in the van and endure horrible traffic for many stressful hours.

I finally arrived home, determined to erase my deficit and cross the parity line. Mission accomplished!

I'm six words over a double (1667x2=3334) NaNoWriMo wordcount.

Today Nov 27 - 3,340 words
Total so far: 45,186 words
+/- score: 186 words AHEAD!

Now I really feel like I can DO THIS THING!

I have 4,814 words to go and 3 more days to write which means I must write about 1605 words every day to win. Yeah, baby!

The shiny counter:


45186 / 50000 words. 90% done!

Day 26 on which I grew a turtle shell
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Today the writing came so bloody slowly it was painful. I think I checked my spreadsheet a couple of hundred times over the last few hours, relentlessly eager to finally hit a double NaNoWriMo wordcount.

I finally reached a double (1667x2=3334) a few minutes ago. Thank the Lords of Kobol!

Today Nov 26 - 3,373 words
Total so far: 41,846 words
+/- score: 1,487 words behind - it's getting better

Finally over 40K and feeling like I can DO THIS THING!

I have 8,154 words to go and 4 more days to write which means I must write about 2040 words every day to win. *sigh*

The shiny counter:


41846 / 50000 words. 84% done!

Day 25 - another session yanking onion-words
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Today I had to deal with several parental obligations, burning through the bulk of my writing day. After an early supper, I pounded out a slow and painful 2,000 words for NaNoWriMo.

Today Nov 25 - 2,157 words
Total so far: 38,473 words
+/- score: 3,194 words behind

It's possible I can still make it to 50K although I'd feel better if my +/- was less than 2500 words by now.

The shiny counter:


38473 / 50000 words. 77% done!

Day 24 - A steamy double
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Yesterday was a zero day. Long story of obligations and exhaustion.

Today I was determined to pull a double NaNoWriMo day (1667x2=3334).

I wrote the first single at Starbucks and then McDonald's, finishing right before I had to drive my son to an appointment.

Four hours and a bunch of errands later, I finally sat down to write again. The words dripped out slowly at first but then I decided to write a sex scene and bam! Steamy words ensued and I quickly reached the second 1667.

Yesterday Nov 23 - 0 words
Today Nov 24 - 3,426 words
Total so far: 36,316 words
+/- score: 3,684 words behind

It's possible I can still make it to 50K

The shiny counter:


36316 / 50000 words. 73% done!

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