Thursday, 29 December 2016

Happy New Year...

Happy 2017...
I hope your Christmas went well.

Today is very foggy and cold, so apart from a brief trip outside I've been indoors in the warm, relaxing, catching up with friends online and reading.

I've also being making a few definite plans for the first few months of 2017.

With Take A Break Fiction Feast moving to only accepting fiction from those writers on their preferred list, it means that the remaining markets are going to be getting even more submissions, so I need to get on with writing and sending out the stories that I have ideas for (that fit their requirements).

But first I want to get on with adding to and revising my epistolary story (that I got second place for in the writers' club winter quarterly prose competition 2015/16), as there's currently a subscribers only competition in Writing Magazine for this form. The deadline for this is mid February, so my personal deadline will be the end of January.

Having not looked at it since the spring, my subconscious has developed the idea a bit more.

Of course I also need to get back to the second draft too.

Finally there's my annual word total that I reveal at the end of the year- to remind myself what I've done, and that I can do more the next year...

In 2015 I wasn't including my blog posts, which I did include this year. And of course when I'm editing something I'm usually taking away not adding words so that will drop the 2016 total a bit.

2015 total: 28,795

2016 total: 34,612

That's an increase of  5,826 words on last year.

So that's it, my last blog post of 2016.

It's been another year of surprises, learning and improving.

See you in 2017...



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16 comments:

  1. You are so well organised with your writing, Carol. I have no idea what my 2016 word count is, but I might just have a go at totting it up! Well done with all your achievements in 2016 and good luck with your 2017 plans.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thanks, Susan.

      I find keeping a visible word count reminds me to keep working on my stories, and at the end of the year I know I've kept working.

      All the best with the book you're working on too, Susan. :-)

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  2. It's wonderful how the subconscious gets to work isn't it. And that's a nice tally of words written.
    Happy New Year, Carol and good luck with your plans x

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    1. I'm pleased with my final total, Teresa, as I never think I've done much but it does all add up in the end. :-)

      Happy New Year to you too. x

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  3. Hi Carol, sounds like 2016 went well, and you are motivated and ready for 2017. Well done.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Despite a few set-backs I'm quite pleased with how it's all gone.

      Happy New Year, Maria.:-)

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    2. I think the key is to just keep going. :-) x

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  4. You've done well, Carol, and I wish you lots of success in 2017!

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    1. Thank you, Rosemary.

      Happy Hogmanay. x

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  5. Wishing you all the best for 2017, Carol.

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    1. Thanks, Patsy, and all the best for your 2017. x

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  6. A fantastic word count, Carol. All the best for 2017 x

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    1. Thanks, Wendy.

      All the best for your 2017. x

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  7. Good luck with the Writing Magazine comp, Carol. Happy New Year.

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  8. Thanks, Keith. Happy New Year, and congratulations on your latest People's Friend success.

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