Coupon codes expire, and Nano rides off into the sunset: it is December.
It occurs to me that I don’t know whether Smashwords records a free download as a sale. Lots of people have downloaded at least a sample of each of my books, but there were no new sales this month. So much for self-promotion.
NaNoWriMo finished at 23,880 words, or a little under halfway. I had hoped for 25k, even thought I might make it as late as yesterday afternoon, but after a weekend of freezing temperatures and an evening of wine and pizza, I didn’t have it in me. I did finish first drafts of two out of three Urban Dragons stories, with at least a sense of the third. I also wrote nearly 7000 words on my Doctor Who blog, and made good progress on ‘Counter Clockwise’ in my writers’ group.
I have only three scenes left to read in ‘Counter Clockwise.’ It could potentially be done by year’s end. I might even submit it before, or concurrently with, ‘No Such Place as Home.’ It’s a much shorter, tighter story and I think it has a better chance; still, I’d like to give the other the opportunity too. Then there’s the long wait for replies before making a book of my own: a perfect opportunity to finish and revise the Dragon stories, and put together a book of those.
With a month left to go in the quarter, here’s a short to-do list:
- Finish ‘Counter Clockwise’
- Run a special book printing for Christmas so certain relatives don’t have to wait too long
And for Q1 of 2015:
- Submit two stories above
- Finish third Dragon story
- Begin revising Dragon stories – including reading with writers group
- Continue revising ‘Ghosts’ for Smashwords
That should keep me busy for a while.