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Friday, September 25, 2015

Progress Report: Week 1, September 2015 (30 August – 5 September)


New process added for short stories. I have found 15 potential markets that make the wait before the stories can be independently published worthwhile. Each short story will now be given a chance to find a home in a recognised magazine, before being published. I’ve removed the titles from the project code for each to avoid compromise to any blind submission process they might be participating in, and I’ve revamped my publishing schedule to reflect this. I don’t think I’ll be implementing a similar process for my longer works, not unless publishers do something crazy like agreeing to purchase only the right to print and distribute within their established brick-and-mortar networks inside a set time frame, taking the ‘for the life of the copyright’ clause out of their contracts AND agreeing to ensure any print novels contracted to them are available in reasonable numbers for ordering within each and every 12-month period, for the life of the contract, while allowing me to retain all other rights (including print-on-demand and electronic distribution rights)—and since that’s really not likely to happen, I think I’ll be indie-publishing for the foreseeable future. I like being able to release more than one title a year for each of my different pen-names. I like being able to write and release collections of poetry and short stories. And I like being able to write and release things that don’t really fit anyone else’s publishing schedule. It makes writing fun.
 

Overview


New words produced: 3,231
Old words revised: 0
Works completed: 0
Works revised: 0
Covers created: 0
Works published: 0
Works submitted: 9
Competitions Entered: 1
Bloggery: 0
University Prep and Assignments: 0

Back-on-Track Challenge:

Design covers for, edit, format, and upload the following:


  • SciFanNovel1A—Freeman’s Choice – changed publication date to November 2015; it was September 2015
  • ShortStory479—edited, formatted to standard manuscript format and submitted once; will not be released in September
  • Annual25A—C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2014, Vol. 1: changed publication date to December 2015; it was October 2015.
  • ShortStory480—edited, formatted to standard manuscript format and submitted once; will not be released in October
  • Annual25B—C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2014, Vol. 2: changed publication date to December 2015; it was November 2015.
  • ShortStory481—edited, formatted to standard manuscript format and formatted once; will not be released in November
  • Annual25C—C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2014, Vol. 3: (December 2015)
  • ShortStory487—edited, formatted and submitted to a competition; will not be released in December
  • Chapbook5E—Rocky and the Spacefarer’s Christmas now scheduled for December 2015)
  • ShortStory488edited, formatted to standard manuscript format and formatted once; may not be released in January 2016.
  • ShortStory489—edited, formatted to standard manuscript format and formatted once; may not be released in February 2016.
  • ShortStory492—edited, formatted to standard manuscript format and formatted twice; may not be released in March 2016.
  • ShortStory493—edited, formatted to standard manuscript format and formatted once; may not be released in April 2016.
  • ShortStory501—edited, formatted to standard manuscript format and formatted once; may not be released in May 2016.


New Writing

  • Chapbook5E—Rocky and the Spacefarer’s Christmas (December 2015) – Completed first draft on 20 August 2015, and moved to: Design covers for, edit, format, and upload section.

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