Man, it's been a while since I've done one of these. A LONG while.
During the month of January, I wrote/edited on all 31 days
I revised my novel, working on chapters 25-31. Seven chapters in one month is a pretty big deal for me. I'm on a roll!I made 0 submissionsI received 1 rejection
I made 4 blog postsI took no days off
I decided that January would not be a Duotrope/submission month because I wanted to get my photos in order first. Hopefully in February I'll get everything back out (because I think I only have three stories currently under review.) I need to find out whether Duotrope's month-to-month goes by calendar month, or 30 days from the date you pay.
As for my novel, I'm feeling really good about it. I'm confident that I can meet my "finish by the end of March" deadline. So long as I average a chapter per week or less, I'll be there--and I've been doing just that. I'm feeling a lot of enthusiasm for it too.
This is exciting, but also a little daunting. This novel (which I still haven't named, better get on that, huh?) has been taking up most of my writing time, off and on, for years. It still won't be done--after all, nobody else has even read it yet, but it'll be pretty close, I hope. And even with more revisions, I'll be getting other people's opinions before plunging back in, so I'll be working on other things again. Which will be weird. And exciting. I can't wait, but it'll be bittersweet.