During the month of October, I wrote on all 31 days!!!!!!!!!! In fact, I'm at 56 straight days now!
I wrote 22,000 words (about 9 chapters) for my novel
I made 2 submissions
I received 3 rejections
I declared that one market either lost or never responded to my submission, after four months of waiting and 8 days after my query went unanswered
I have 7 stories currently in slush pile circulation
I took between 1 and 6 days to resubmit a story after a rejection
I made 9 blog posts
I took no days off
It felt good to write everyday, even though there were a few days that were hard to do (most notably right before my son's birthday.) I haven't been very present online this month, but that just goes to show that I can't be everywhere at once. Overall, I'm very happy with this month. I like looking at my calendar and seeing little Ws in the corner of each day indicating that I produced something. I don't really want to turn the page!
My goals for November are to attempt to reach 50,000 words by month's end. I don't know whether I'll make it, though I do know it's possible. I also have a goal to enforce my own bedtime. I've been exhausted lately, no doubt due to the pregnancy, and even 8 hours don't seem to be enough. On top of that, I often deprive myself of sleep, but I'm hoping to enact some small smidgen of self-control and get to bed on time, so as to have the energy to stay awake and write when I need to. There are several things I'd like to catch up on as well, though I don't know whether any of that will happen. We'll see how my time-management skills work for the next month.