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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Progress Report: Week 1, December 2015 (29 November—5 December)


So, two weeks ago, I headed into the writing, with the aim of working my way down the release schedule, and then adding releases in as they could be managed. It went pretty well.
 

Overview


New words produced: 10,815
Old words revised: 0
Outlines and Notes: 0
Works completed: 49 (all for inclusion in two separate collections)
Works revised: 0
Covers created: 0
Works published: 0
Works submitted: 0
Competitions Entered: 0
Bloggery: 180
University Prep and Assignments: 0

Back-on-Track Challenge:

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


  • Chapbook5E—Rocky and the Spacefarer’s Christmas was successfully released on 4 December 2015.
  • YANovel26—Pyrie (August 2015) – Completed but not published: 27/08/2015
  • ShortStory474—Hammer and the Trolls (August 2015) was successfully released in August 2015
  • ShortStory480—Tischa’s Rescue: No longer under submission. Now scheduled for release in June 2016.
  • ShortStory488—In Service to the Pinnacle: No longer under submission. Now scheduled for release in April 2016, it was originally scheduled for January 2016.
  • ShortStory493—A Legacy of Elves: No longer under submission. Now scheduled for release in February 2016, it was scheduled for release in April 2016 
  • All other short stories are currently under submission; they will be scheduled for release as they become free to be scheduled.

Finish

  • Annual27—366 Days of Poetry: completed through to July.
  • Annual28—366 Days of Flash Fiction completed through to February.
  • Annual26A—C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2015, Vol.1: Due to changes in content, this volume will be retitled C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2015 and 2016, Vol. 1, and it’s release date moved to October 2017. Release date was December 2016.
  • Annual26B—C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2015, Vol. 2 Due to changes in content, this volume will be retitled C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2015 and 2016, Vol. 2, and it’s release date moved to November 2017. Release date was December 2016.
  • Annual26C—C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2015, Vol. 3 Due to changes in content, this volume will be retitled C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2015 and 2016, Vol. 3, and it’s release date moved to December 2017. Release date was December 2016.

New Writing

  • Chapbook5B—Rocky and the Great Teddybear Rescue: Writing commenced

Publishing Tasks


  • Created 1 blog posts for this blog;

New Arrivals

The following pieces arrived last week and were completed:

  • Poem654—Lift-Off: an acrostic about the hopes embodied in starships;
  • Poem655—Public Servant Rivalries: an alphabet acrostic about the public service;
  • Poem656—A History of the Heart: a fantasy alexandrine about the founding of a kingdom in a battle’s aftermath;
  • Poem657—Draconic Attack Run: a fantasy-based Crapsey-style cinquain about dragons attacking;
  • Poem658—Terror’s Alternative: a speculative poem exploring terrorism;
  • Poem659—Dark Choices, Dark Tears: another speculative poem exploring terrorism and posing a challenge;
  • Poem660—If the Dragon Calls: a fantasy poem about old age, dragons and obligations;
  • Poem661—The Storm Wind’s Theft: a speculative poem about grief, loss and the winter wind;
  • Poem662—The Protector’s Wish: a dark fantasy poem about sacrifice and love;
  • Poem663—Fairies in the Night: an urban fantasy about fairies;
  • Poem664—Crocodiles and Me: a speculative poem about crocodiles;
  • Poem665—Pixies at Midnight: an urban fantasy poem about pixies dancing at midnight;
  • Poem666—The Unicorn Convention: an urban fantasy poem about bloodthirsty unicorns;
  •  Poem667—Desperate Flight: a series of reverse cinquain on fleeing with haste;
  • Poem668—I Live for the Seasons: a poem about the joys of each season;
  • Poem669—Starship Dreaming: a poem about starships leaving this world’s orbit;
  • Poem670—Hummingbird Memories: a poem set in the hummingbird universe;
  • Poem671—Mermaids and Unicorns: a poem about the rivalries of legendary creatures;
  • Poem672—The Survivor’s Condemnation: a poem about a survivor meeting a rescuer who has arrived too late;
  • Poem673—An Apocalypse is an Apocalypse: a poem for two voices about two different apocalypses;
  • Poem674—Hunter at the Disco: a poem about the dangers of vampire hangouts;
  • Poem675—Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror and the Deeds of Man: a poem about the place of stories in everyday life;
  • Poem676—Monday the Thirteenth: a poem about the number 13 and Mondays;
  • Poem677—Fighting the Wolves: a poem about werewolves;
  • Poem678—Earth-Dawn Yearning: another poem set in the hummingbird universe;
  • Poem679—A Fatal Persistence: a poem about the meaning of ‘no’;
  • Poem680—The Creation of Wolves’ Dean: another poem about werewolves, this one more sympathetic;
  • Poem681—The Hero’s Price: a sonnet-like fantasy poem about who pays the price for heroic actions;
  • Poem682—Mightier than Dragons: a series of fantasy verse comparing various creatures of legend to dragons;
  • Poem683—The Troll Bridge: an urban fantasy poem about a troll bridge;
  • Poem684—The Nightmare Beneath: a fantasy poem about the threat posed by hobgoblins;
  • Poem685—Alliance of Light: a fantasy poem about different mounts and the forces of good that ride them to battle;
  • Poem686—The Battle Overhead: a science fiction poem about what a space-borne battle might look like from the ground over which it is fought;
  • Poem687—Quandaries of War: a speculative poem about war, politicians and politics;
  • Poem688—Thoughts on Chocolate: a speculative poem about chocolate…;
  • Poem689—Battling Dragons: a series of abbreviated haiku describing a battle against invading dragons;
  • Poem690—King Ruford’s Peace: an abecedarium about war and peace;
  • Poem691—Basilisk Dreaming: an acrostic about basilisks;
  • Poem692—Starry-Eyed Dreamers: a science fiction poem, written in the Irish ae freislighe form, about hoping for a better future among the stars;
  • Poem693—Helping Nature’s Balance: a science fiction poem based loosely on the Alexandrine form, about helping nature balance itself;
  • Poem694—Last Minute Repairs: a poem about emergency repairs;
  • Poem695—Basilisk Hunt: a fantasy poem about the dangers of hunting basilisks;
  • ShortStory615—If Bananas Were Purple: a piece of flash science fiction about bananas;
  • ShortStory616—Coming Home: a piece of flash dark urban fantasy fiction about vampires;
  • ShortStory617—Crickets: a piece of flash thriller fiction about data retrieval;
  • ShortStory618—Insurance Chip: a piece of flash science fiction about a data chip;
  • ShortStory619—Fire Starter: a piece of urban fantasy about a fire starter;
  • ShortStory620—Fey Shenanigans on the First of December: an urban fantasy flash fiction piece about elves, trolls and policing.
  • ShortStory621—Fertiliser and Fresh Food: a piece of science fiction flash about corporate rivalry.

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