Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy All Saint's Day! (and W1S1 update)

Well October has come and gone, and doesn't seem like it's been 31 days. Halloween was a little disappointing, decorated the house with lots of spiders and macabre, but probably only got about 20 trick-or-treaters. How sad! Of course, the neighborhood has grown up, most of the residents are now older folks without kids, so it's not surprising. But still, Halloween just isn't the same without a bunch of rugrats (not teenagers, and yes, had a few of those come to the door) running around in costumes.

Okay, so W1S1 Stats for October:
Stories written: 2 (one 3,500-word, and the other 1,600-word)
Stories submitted: 12
Stories accepted: 0
Stories rejected: 10 (several of these were re-submissions of rejected stories)

Not bad, I'm definitely getting the ball rolling on the whole submission thing. Doesn't feel like I wrote as much, even though I did (any story of mine that manages to break 2,000 words is considered long), probably because I did all the writing in the beginning of the month, then spent the rest of the month revising. I predict there's going to be more of that revising thing going on.

Just finished Neal Asher's The Skinner, so will be doing a book review of that soon. In the meantime, I leave you with the fabulous KOA's Halloween Battle! (dressing slutty isn't just for the girls anymore!)


  1. Hi Defcon!

    Congrats on the W1S1 stuff. You're getting more writing done than I am :)

    Did you like The Skinner? I read it a few years ago. It was a random grab out of the library.
    I really enjoyed it. Loads of weird shit going on.

  2. Hey Lydia!

    Thanks! Now if only I could get a submission accepted, that would make things square.

    Oh yes, I love The Skinner, a weirdly awesome book. I'd so it's Dune done better. And I should probably start writing that review...

  3. That video will haunt my nightmares forever. =] And congrats on your progress last month! W1S1 is just the kick in the pants we need to get our work out there, I think.