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    Writing Report, May 2014

    by Writing Report, May 2014 May was a good month overall, even though I missed more targets than I hit. Still not much editing, though I’ve done some tiny adjustments to some stories before sending them out. Yes, I’m submitting again. It’s been a while since I made a serious run at getting my fiction in front of other people’s eyes for publishing, but I’m trying to not let that bother me. It’s worth noting that we went to two conventions in May: Ottawa Comic Con and Anime North (more on the first of those here, and more on the second in a couple of days). Six potential writing days…

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    The TWD

    by So I may be a writer, but I’m also very fond of numbers. Obsessed, some people of my close acquaintance might say. The proper ordering of my universe requires numerical accuracy in addition to well understood grammar. As applied to my writing, this numerical obsession manifests several ways. Aside from the writing reports I’ve started doing monthly again, I actually have writing logs going back to when I first started to get serious about getting better at writing. (The first day in the first log is 15 August 2007, where I spent a few minutes each on four different stories, plus a short blog entry. I can’t find the…

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    November Numbers

    by Writing Report, November 2013 Keeping myself honest, and not because I expect many people will read this, it’s time for the first of the month writing update to cover the previous month. In this case, November 2013. I won’t go into the “productivity” experiment parameters again other than as they match up with the goals I reached or didn’t for November. Again, there are numbers involved, so if that bores you, skip ahead to the end. First, a quick reminder of the parameters of the writing experiment: Limited, but daily when possible, social networking, mostly over breakfast. (I’m semi-failing at this. FB has done well enough from me, but…

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    The First Serious Month

    by Writing Report, October 2013 So it’s been a while since I’ve done the whole “writing report” thing. Because I’m conducting a kind of massive writing experiment right now, I’m going to revive the practice for the experimental period, the idea being a little objective analysis. If numbers aren’t your thing, much less the explanations behind them, I suggest you skip this post. It’s also likely to be long. First, a quick reminder of the parameters of the writing experiment: Limited, but daily when possible, social networking, mostly over breakfast. (I’m semi-failing at this. FB has done well enough from me, but only on a personal level, and I’ve probably…

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    Editing is Weird

    by I like editing. There, I said it. Many writers will raise an eyebrow or two at that. Some will express actual shock. Some people who profess to love writing or being writers also are free with the knowledge that they hate editing. But I like it. Sometimes I love it. Working on my own fiction, I enjoy editing at least as much as drafting. Sometimes more. Every writer has their own process, unique to that person. Mine has a fair number of quirks to it, but I doubt that’s unusual. I also have an obsession with numbers that, in my experience, most people don’t share. More on that in…