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Thursday, March 31, 2005

GDR for March

End of the month and here's my GDR results.

Fiction
13 issues of Hunting Jack (upped from 9 last month) - 12 issues completed
1 new short story - not done
1 short story for Writing Magazine - not done
Re-write Bill McCarthy short story and submit (binned after several re-writes)
Complete and submit Loaded for publication - done - subbed to Spoiled Ink
Complete and submit The Oasis for publication - done - subbed to Summerset Review
Follow up A Bond Of Faith submission to Sol Magazine and resubmit - done - subbed to Open Wide Magazine

Poetry
4 new poems - 2 done (The Lamp/In The New Town Mist)

Non-Fiction
Complete Issue 2 of KIC website development column - completed then cancelled
Write issue 3 of KIC website development column - cancelled
Write issue 2 of Theatre review column - cancelled
Write issue 1 of Travel column - cancelled
Complete issue 1 of UK music column - completed then cancelled
Write Issue 2 of UK music column - cancelled

Marketing and Promotion
Leaflet re-distribution for Hunting Jack - not done
Print off business cards - not found suitable service
Do more to promote web design services - submitted various small ads, worked on dedicated website for marketing and completed legal contracts and requirements sheets.

Reading and Research
Read A Friend To Die For manuscript. - done
Finish reading The Prison House by John King - done
Read more fiction - several short stories - done
Read notes on Buddhism - not done

Technical
Chapter 1 of Web Development manuals - chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 & 19 drafted
Complete design of new site for client - client pulled out

Things that turned up
Recalled Heart of a Child from WCP and resubmitted to Take A Break magazine
The Last Laugh sitcom competition - 8 scripts read and narrowed to 2 for further development
4 poems rejected from This Is It Magazine - resubmitted to various.

Successes
Did a lot of work on fiction projects, managing to get all short stories complete and into circulation.
Worked heavily on Hunting Jack to a point where the conclusion is mapped out and contract renewal is now in the back of my mind.
Did a lot of work on the Web Development manual first draft

Disappointments
Folding of KIC Magazine so soon into production
Being dropped for the web design project by NY client

Statistics
Fiction - 13800
Non-Fiction - 11100
Blog - 22400

Summary
My aim was to focus in fiction this month and I achieved this. Hunting Jack is resolving and I got all my WIP short stories out into circulation. I worked a lot on my poetry and have found an interesting style I enjoyed working working with. I will expand and develop further next month.

All in all hard work, but an enjoyable and rewarding month.
Colin 3:08 pm

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