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30 June 2006 @ 12:27 pm
I have just hit the 200K mark for fiction words written this year. I have another 195K or so of actual contracted work due this year, not including revisions, and while visions of sugarplums dance in my head about achieving an extra 80K beyond that, this is the first time I've ever been dead on track halfway through the year.

So far this year I've:

- turned in 3 manuscripts (HEART OF STONE, COYOTE DREAMS, THE PHOENIX LAW)
- revised 2 mss to editorial spec (HoS, tPL)
- written 2 comic scripts
- turned in 2 50 page proposals (HOUSE OF CARDS, STRONGBOX CHRONICLES #4)

In the remainder of the year, I'll be:

- turning in 2-3 manuscripts (HoC, THE QUEEN'S BASTARD, SBX4)
- revising 2-3 mss to editorial spec (CD, HoC, TQB)
- writing 3+ comic scripts
- writing synopses for 3-6 comic scripts

Right *now*, however, I'm going to go eat lunch, have a shower, walk the dog, clean the kitchen, make some graham crackers, clean the kitty litter, make some snack bars that Deirdre just gave me the recipe for that look OMG good, finish writing this chapter, watch some Gilmore Girls, have dinner that my incredibly wonderful husband made for me before he went to WORK, walk down to Cobh to walk home again with my husband who is at WORK, and maybe do a drawing.


ytd wordcount: TWO! HUNDRED! THOUSAND!
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Brian: books will eat melogrusboy on June 30th, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness I'm not a writer. I feel unproductive and inadequate just skimming that post. If I actually was in the business, I'd be intimidated beyond belief!
kit: expertsmizkit on July 1st, 2006 08:38 am (UTC)
My brain is hardwired wrong, or something, because I genuinely look at that and think, "Christ, is that all I've managed to do?" There is *no logic* behind this thought, and I know it, but it doesn't take up enough space to look impressive to me, or something. o.O :)
Brianlogrusboy on July 2nd, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Don't worry. I'm sure as you get more settled into your career, you'll manage to achieve a less miserable level of productivity. :P
J.K.Richárdneutronjockey on June 30th, 2006 06:47 pm (UTC)
I sent you a quickie email to your gmail account in response to the last.
Careful with that schedule...someone might think you're trying to be prolific or something :P

kitmizkit on July 1st, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)
Got the email. You rule. :)
ever so plucky: goofy doctoraelfsciene on June 30th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
Y'know, it just occurred to me--you've become so prolific that I'm going to need all the bookshelf space I'm clearing out (oog, did I buy some terrible books when younger) to have room for all your series!

Still need a book icon. o.O
kit: writingmizkit on July 1st, 2006 08:37 am (UTC)
It'll slow down after a while here, I promise. :) A lot of this is about Establishing A Presence. It's not just *your* bookshelves I want to take up a lot of space on!