Wednesday, April 1, 2009

EOM Review

In a month where I notched up another year gone, I did okay on the writing front.

I was chuffed to receive The Scribbler Award - I don't get many awards so I'm milking this for all it's worth.

I managed a below-par 8585 new words on Newland which also gained a new name - A Kookaburra's Laugh.

I wrote one new short which I promptly turned into a screen play script and submitted as an assignment.

Wamphyri was rejected and subsequently resent out. I also discovered Dark Rose was languishing at a failed market and so resubbed her as well to Yellow Mama who graciously offered her a home at which to spend Halloween.

Winged Shepherd of Innocence was published at Fear & Trembling Magazine.

I finished revising and submitted Dreaming, which was immediately short listed by the editor.

I completed and submitted five assignments. I received three of these back - all have gained a B grade pass.

I have read RealmShift & MageSign by Alan Baxter. I have also posted a review of the first and will do the review for the second shortly.

I have also read and reviewed Tainted: Tales of the Supernatural, edited by Aaron Polson, and Phantasy Moste Grotesk by Felicity Dowker.

I also promised myself I'd try to blog a little less to allow for more writing time. Last month I blogged 43 separate times and accomplished 15,000 or so words on my manuscript, three short stories and a couple of assignments. I also managed to read a bit. This month I've done about half the words on the manuscript, only one short story, and 5 assignments - but only 40 posts on the blog. So much for that theory.

On to April where I fully expect to get even less done. Only 30 days in the month and 5 or 6 of them will be off limits for writing due to being away on holiday. The last week of the month could be a total write off as well. May could be worse - more on that as it approaches.

Here's hoping you had a better month and have better times to look forward to.


  1. Sounds like you had a pretty decent month, got a few acceptances and some words down.

    Though I find blogging spurs on writing, as I've gotten more ideas this past month and blogged more, but the ideas could also be from the increase in reading.

  2. Reading does it for me - and watching lots of movies. Glad to hear you had a good month as well.

  3. A lovely month, but not more productive. I set it aside to work on a novel and, well, I'm almost laughing as I type this so you can guess how it went!

  4. Strange how we all judge prgress through a month. Personally I think my month was okay, but nothing great - just a continuation of the process.

    Nat - I'm sure you managed to get things done, maybe not on the novel or not so much on the novel, but you still had plenty of things to woot about.