January – June Recap

Now that the first 6 months of the year have officially gone the way of the dodo, here are my stats. I’m happy with them, I feel good about them, and I’m very glad I signed up for the W1S1 challenge, without which I probably wouldn’t have managed to finish quite so much.

Written: 30 (and 3/4)

  • Micro-fiction: 8
  • Flash (1-1000 wds): 7
  • Short Stories (1,000-7,500 wds): 15
  • Novella: (15,000+): 3/4 completed


I’m really pleased with those numbers.

Submitted: 73 times

Withdrawals: 7

REJECTIONS: 39 (I had to look that number up. You really do lose count after a while, because you just don’t care anymore.)

ACCEPTANCES: 18 (10 of those written this year during W1S1)


There’s no way I can squint at, stare at or sneak up on those numbers that I don’t feel diddly-damned great about them. My writing production will probably slow down a little for the next couple of months, since I’ve only committed to 1 story a month for at least July and August. But I intend to get the stories this year that I haven’t revised fully yet on out the door, so my submissions should stay pretty active. Hopefully the publications will, too. 🙂

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  1. July 1st, 2011 | Madeline Mora-Summonte says:

    Wow, Shelley! Just…wow.

    And I thought I was organized – sheesh! 🙂

  2. July 1st, 2011 | Shelley says:

    Thanks, Madeline, you first-place winner, you!

    (By the way, it’s funny that I have these numbers all organized and available, when I’m one of the most unorganized creatures you can imagine!)

  3. July 8th, 2011 | MattJ says:

    Cutting down? I’ll believe it when I see it. I tell myself the same thing each month. Only two stories, I swear it.

    Problem is, writing stories is sooo addictive!

  4. July 9th, 2011 | Shelley says:

    Matt, you’re right, it’s addictive! I think for me, though, July and August will be so intensely full, it’s a nice time to cut back a little and work on finishing revisions of old stories and finishing the novella. If I have the urge to write more stories, I absolutely will. But I’m not going to make the weekly story a goal, and instead plan to consider the time as a recharge period of sorts.

    I hope it works. 🙂 I have a lot to revise, and so much to do. *crosses fingers*

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