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Summing up Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018

23 Apr

Let’s start on a high, shall we? It’s day 23. And I have a VALIDATED WIN!

Here’s the breakdown for stats purposes.

Official goal was 30,000. This remained unchanged for the entire time.

Day 01:- 1715 words written, 1715 total.
Day 02:- 2112 words written, 3827 total.
Day 03:- 3192 words written, 7019 total.
Day 04:- 2825 words written, 9844 total. 2 stories written today, 1390 & 1435 words.
Day 05:- 2474 words written, 12318 total.
Day 06:- 2784 words written, 15102 total. Just over half way to goal.
Day 07:- 3937 words written, 19039 total.
Day 08:- 2310 words written, 21349 total. Amost didn’t write at all today, felt so tired this afternoon. Couldn’t find any motivation. In the end, I just started and hoped to do at least 1000 words. I guess you never know what you can do unless you try.

Day 09:- 1806 words written, 23155 total.
Day 10:- 2974 words written, 26129 total.
Day 11:- 1582. words written, 27711 total.
Day 12:- 2351 words written, 30062 total. I believe that’s a confirmed win on day 12!
Day 13:- 0 words written, 30062 total.
Day 14:- 0 words written, 30062 total.
Day 15:- 3270 words written, 33332 total.
Day 16:- 0 Words written, 33332 total.
Day 17:- 1902 words written, 35234 total.
Day 18:- 0 words written, 35234 total.
Day 19:- 0 words written, 35234 total. Official win on day 19! Fully validated WIN.

I chose to leave my goal at 30,000 words after my disaster during Story A Day September where I totally failed to wrote 30k. I didn’t even write 30 stories. I was doing this purely to regain my confidence.

I may write more stuff before the end of the month but my win is claimed and logged now.

I am pleased to say that one of last year’s Camp stories has sold, I’m not allowed to say which one or who to (yet) but I will when I’ve been given permission.

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What’s currently in submission in 2018 #4

16 Apr

As the last one was in March I thought I’d update you.

What’s currently out in submission?

Even Stevens (subbed to AE)
Junkie (subbed to Blind Spot)
A Head Of Steam (subbed to Edge Onlines Fantastic Trains)
I Want Candy [subbed to Tin House]
Not According To Design [Subbed to Mythic]
Man Overboard [subbed to James Gunn’s Ad Astra]
Junkie [subbed to Paper Dog Books]
Where’s The Dog? [subbed to Spark]
Photo Sympathy [subbed to Electric Spec]
The Lanyards [subbed to GigaNotoSaurus]
The Safety Of Checkpoints [subbed to Midnight Hour]
The Witch In The Fog [subbed to Midnight Hour]
Notepad And Pencil [subbed to Nature; Futures]
Mother Knows Best [subbed to Analog]
Playing The System [subbed to Kasma]
Welcome To Your New Home [subbed to Visions]
The Princess And The Sandwich [subbed to The Hamthology]
Put On A Happy Face [Subbed to Parsec Ink; Flawed Reflections]
Fluid State [subbed to Writers of the Future]
A Sense Of Duty [subbed to Flash Fiction Magazine]
Left Ajar [subbed to Alternative Theology]
Diary Of An Evil Henchman [subbed to Startling Stories]
Wedded Bliss [subbed to Solution Loans short story competition]
The Parting [subbed to Deciduous Tales]
Mushnik’s Guitar [subbed to Stupefying Stories]
Border Guards [subbed to Galaxy’s Edge]
Timeshare [subbed to Galli Books]
Moon walker [subbed to The Overcast]
Something Good To Eat [Subbed to Cast Of Wonders Halloween call]
The Victorian Gentlewoman’s Club [subbed to Iridium Magazine]

Acceptances: 0. No pick-ups in the last month.
Rejections:- Again, too many to count.
Publications:- Nothing new this month.
Withdrawals:- None this month

31 stories now out there.

So this was March…

1 Apr

We’ve already reached the end of the third month of 2018.

So what’s happened so far?

SALES:- I’ve made 2 sales so far, to Third Flatiron; “The Doomsday Machine Retires” for their Monstrosities anthology and to WolfSinger Publications; “Muse” for their Cat Tails anthology. Still no more than this, despite my best efforts.

SUBMISSIONS:- I’ve already submitted 90 stories this year.

REJECTIONS:- I’ve had 80 rejections so far.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:- In the pipeline is the publications of “Uncle Ping’s Evening Farewell” from Insignia. Still no official date on this.

Third Flatiron have now released their “Monstrosities” anthology featuring “The Doomsday Machine Retires”:- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079Q9N7Q1?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660)

Cat Tails – War Zone from Wolfsinger (featuring my story “Muse”) is now available to buy at Smashwords:- https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/802052

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Rules

21 Mar

To have a little order, I need to establish rules and guidelines, these are they.

OBJECT:- To write at least 30,000 words (or more) in 30 days.

This does NOT mean that I have to write 1 story every day.

Not writing a story each day WILL NOT deem the challenge to have been failed.

Failure is to not write 30,000 words in total (or more) in the 30 day period.

There is no daily goal, just a goal for the whole month.

Between the period of midnight April 1st 2018 and April 30th 2018 23;59:59 I MUST write at least 30,000 words.

If by May 1st I have not done this, I have failed.

I am allowed to write stories longer than 1000 words, there is no upper word limit.
I am allowed to write several stories in one day whose combined word counts are equal to or greater than 1000 words.

Stories can come from image prompts or word prompts.
I cannot use stories I have already started & merely type them up or finish them.
I can use prewritten outlines, as long as they aren’t actually started stories.

Stories do not need to be spellchecked or proofed but MUST be word counted using a wordprocessor and an online word counter which must both state the story is 1000 words or longer (not including the title, the date, my name or THE END).

These are the rules, to ensure fair play and no cheating.

What’s currently in submission in 2018 #3

15 Mar

As the last one was in February I thought I’d update you.

What’s currently out in submission?

Even Stevens (subbed to AE)
Junkie (subbed to Blind Spot)
A Head Of Steam (subbed to Edge Onlines Fantastic Trains)
I Want Candy [subbed to Tin House] (This may have been rejected)
Even Stevens [Subbed to Outlook Springs]
My Kingdom [subbed to Spring Song Press]
The Dragon Readers [subbed to The Arcanist]
Shots Of Repatriated Bastard [subbed to Spectacle]
Not According To Design [Subbed to Mythic]
Unlucky For Some [subbed to Asimov’s Science Fiction]
Man Overboard [subbed to James Gunn’s Ad Astra]
My Summer Holiday, By Billy Mesner (Aged 5) [subbed to Kaleidotrope]
Junkie [subbed to Paper Dog Books]
Where’s The Dog? [subbed to Spark]
Overground [subbed to Abyss & Apex]
Photo Sympathy [subbed to Electric Spec]
The Lanyards [subbed to GigaNotoSaurus]
The Safety Of Checkpoints [subbed to Midnight Hour]
The Witch In The Fog [subbed to Midnight Hour]
The Concentration Camp [subbed to Strange Horizons]
Notepad And Pencil [subbed to Nature; Futures]
Mother Knows Best [subbed to Analog]
Playing The System [subbed to Kasma]
Wizard Of The Day [subbed to Lightspeed; fantasy]
Overground [subbed to Lightspeed; SF]
Welcome To Your New Home [subbed to Visions]
The Princess And The Sandwich [subbed to The Hamthology]
The Concentration Camp [subbed to Apex Magazine]
Put On A Happy Face [Subbed to Parsec Ink; Flawed Reflections]
Fluid State [subbed to Writers of the Future]
A Sense Of Duty [subbed to Flash Fiction Magazine]
Shots Of Repatriated Bastard [subbed to Escape Pod]
Left Ajar [subbed to Alternative Theology]
Diary Of An Evil Henchman [subbed to Startling Stories]
Empty Chest [subbed to StarshipSofa]
Assessment [subbed to Hinnom Magazine]
Wedded Bliss [subbed to Solution Loans short story competition]
A Fine Body [subbed to Battling in All Her Finery]
The Parting [subbed to Deciduous Tales]
Mushnik’s Guitar [subbed to Stupefying Stories]
The Age Of Chivalry [subbed to Freeze Frame Fiction]
 .
 .
Acceptances: 0. No pick-ups in the last month.
Rejections:- Again, too many to count.
Publications:- Third Flatiron went to print so I’ve now got my free ebook of their Monstrosities anthology.
Withdrawals:- A Fine Body [withdrawn from Cohesion Press SNAFU anthology]
 .
 .
38 stories now out there.

So this was February…

1 Mar

We’ve already reached the end of the second month of 2018.

So what’s happened so far?

SALES:- I’ve made 2 sales so far, to Third Flatiron; “The Doomsday Machine Retires” for their Monstrosities anthology and to WolfSinger Publications; “Muse” for their Cat Tails anthology. Still no more than this, despite my best efforts

SUBMISSIONS:- I’ve already submitted 72 stories this year.

REJECTIONS:- I’ve had 59 rejections so far.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS:- In the pipeline are the publications of “Uncle Ping’s Evening Farewell” from Insignia. Still no official date on this.

“An Improper State Of Mind” from MindCandy is now available https://www.amazon.com/dp/1978380453/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

Third Flatiron are gearing up for their imminent release on March 10th (pre-order here:- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079Q9N7Q1?ref_=pe_2427780_160035660)

Wolfsinger are locking down their final proofs in preparation for a release very soon.

I recently did an author interview

22 Jan

And you can read it here.

http://heatherweichtauthor.my-free.website/saturday-morning-author-interviews/author-ray-daley