This is my writing calendar as of today.
Not much new content since last month. I spent a lot of time doing business/publishing things rather than writing, but that’s okay. Also the stories that I have written have been on the long side.
* indicates stories written this year
- “Everyone Knows This Is The End Of The Line” (1,200 words, Dystopian SF)
- “Mystery Train” (6,300 words, Weird Western)*
- “The Bullet From Tomorrow” (12,000 words, Time Travel SF)
- “My Foe Outstretched” (3,800 words, Science Fiction)
- “Fragile” (4,600 words, Science Fiction)
- “She That Was So Proud And Wild” (4,700 words, Dracoheim Universe Fantasy)
- “The Hopeful Bodies Of The Young” (4,200 words, Dracoheim Universe Fantasy)*
- “Replevin” (1,000 words, Memoir)
- “What Lola Wants” (3,200 words, Crime Noir) *
- “The Darkest Hour Of The Night” (3,500 words, Weird Horror)
- “The Irregular” (3,700 words, SF Military) *
Stories Out On Submissions:
- “The Lord Of Slow Candles” (3,700 words, Modern Fantasy)*
Stories Complete and Available:
- “Conessa’s Sword” (4,500 words, pre-Industrial Fantasy)
- “Watchman, Mark The Tide” (3,700 words, Weird Tale)*
- “The House Of Spectral Discipline” (10,000 words, Horror/Erotica)
- “The Mad Fishmonger” (4,400 words, Kaiju Romance)
- “A Dreadful Feast” (6,600 words, Zombie)*
- “A Murder In Plague Town” (2,000 words, Medical SF)*
- “Where Your Eyes Don’t Go” (2,200 words, Time/Alternate Universe Travel SF)*
- “This Green And Pleasant Sky” (3,100 words, SF for an upcoming project)*
- “To Wound The Autumnal City” (Outlined, Dracoheim Universe Fantasy)*
You’ll notice that a number of stories have dropped out of sight entirely, that’s because I have two projects currently in the early negotiation stage. Many the slip ‘twix cup and lip, of course, but I feel confident about both of them. Fans of my short fiction may have two different collections in late ’19 to early ’20. But until things are a bit more firmed up I don’t want to list them.
About 95,000 words written so far this year, which works out to about 19,000 a month or 4,750 a week–I’ll count that as being within a close approximation of my goal.
Some personal stuff that has gotten in the way of the work, it happens. But for me the important thing is to keep getting up and putting the words down and not worry about the coulda shoulda woulda.
Fortune Favors The Bold!