Progress Report – July 2013
July 2013 was busy.
I began the month by posting a weekly free write on dreaming about Eriecho, called Beats. In addition, I added an IDIC gay first kiss story, called Detached Curiosity & Idle Speculation. I finished spinning out Everybody Knows This is Nowhere. Plus I contributed to the Multiverse II Round Robin story. I added a story for SL Walker’s Arc of the Wolf series, a short humor piece called Victory in Maine.
Also, I added the following stories to In Between Days context: Detached Curiosity & Idle Speculation, Bribery, Equilibrium, Complications and Consider the Lilies of the Field.
I added the following stories to Times of the HG Wells context: Briefing, One Last Gift, Shake Your Body, He Stays a Stranger, The Sweetest Universe, Another Piece of the Action and Happy Stuff 3111.
On Archer’s Angels, I added Where No Gerbil Has Gone Before.
Individual Read Counts
For individual read counts, the following stories have 10,000 or more on one URL –
All of these come from Ad Astra.
The following stories have between 5,000 and 9,999 reads on one URL –
Again, these numbers are all coming from Ad Astra. More than a Will to Live is closest to 10,000 of this group.
Combined Read Counts
The following had combined read counts of 10,000 or more, in addition to the three above which did that on just one URL –
Apart from the two others at over 5,000 reads for just one URL, the following combine to 5,000 – 9,999 reads when you consider all the postings’ URLs –
- A Long, Long Time Ago
- Spring Thaw (this milestone was attained this month)
- Where the Wind Comes Sweepin’ Down the Plain (this milestone was attained this month)
- You Mixed-Up Siciliano
I continued working on The All-Stars.
I shared the first chapter of These Are the Destinations, in an effort to unblock the writer’s block I have been suffering with regards to that particular story for the past – no exaggeration – 18 months. So I was able to draft a second chapter, and both were well-received. I have the semblance of a skeleton of an outline, but it has been difficult to make any more headway on that story.
And I also found out that there was fan information on some of my work, at a wiki, including on Lili. I began to work on filling in the blanks there as much as I could, as it is clearly a good way to attract more of a readership.
This Month’s Productivity Killers
Finally, there were more family issues, and they often curtailed productivity and creativity. I also had to really throw myself into looking for work. Working on the wiki, too, would at times derail my other creative efforts.