Monday, December 1, 2008

World Aids Day, Niteblade #6, November Recap...

In other words, another jumbled Monday post.

Coming of age in the 1980s in the U.S., AIDS was a fact of popular culture. I distinctly remember episodes of 21 Jump Street and Mr. Belvedere featuring AIDS related topics. My best friend's uncle died of an AIDS related illness in the early '90s. Today is World AIDS Day; see if there is a way to help.

Niteblade #6 is out today, featuring my short story, "Bait Worms". Read for free at "What's in the box, boy?"

And now, the recap. November was very busy.

I wrote the first draft of Rock Gods and Scary Monsters (35K).

I finished the first draft of a novella that may be trunked forever (15K). ;)

Once I crested 50K, I couldn't stop myself. I wrote three shorts and two flash pieces. Writing was like a drug that kept me cruising through a rather grey month.

Needing revision:
"Behind Silent Hedges" (a little surreal ghost story)
"In Hollow Fields"
"Lullaby, Little Monster"

Out in submission land:
"Her Father's Touch"
"The Sub-Basement"

Three acceptances:
"Gun Play and Haiku in Belching Gulch" (a fun bit of escapism) - Silly Westerns
"Spare Parts" - Flashshot (due for publication 1/11/09)
"Precious Metal" - Albedo One

I think I cranked out somewhere between 60-65K in November. (I didn't think I would make Nano's 50K goal.)

I need a nap.


Catherine J Gardner said...

Woo-Hoo! You are officially the King of November. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Looks like a good month to me. May December be just as good, or better.

Natalie L. Sin said...


Rob Brooks said...

That's an awesome output! Keep it up!

Aaron Polson said...

Um, quanity does not equal quality. Revisions needed, all around. (but thanks for the support)

K.C. Shaw said...

That's a fantastic wordcount for the month! And getting the rough draft down on paper is a big part of writing. You can't revise what isn't there, right?

Felicity Dowker said...

God, Aaron, I feel exhausted just reading about all the writing you did in November. *bows down to your greatness*

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Good month, makes me tired just reading about it...

Carrie Harris said...

Yeah, reading that made me tired. ;)

katey said...

So busy and productive!

Loved the Niteblade story, I was tense the whole time reading it. Pretty cool that it was first, too, really makes me want to charge through the rest of the issue. Very fun, in that shoulder-tighetning way.