Progress Report – November 2013
November 2013 was my first-ever NaNoWriMo!
Because of NaNoWriMo, I mainly did not post. However, I did continue spinning Take Back the Night out on Fanfiction.net.
I was also persuaded to answer the monthly challenge on Ad Astra, which was about remembrance. I wrote and posted In Memory of Kelsey Haber, and I responded to a weekly challenge about headlines with the Rona Moran-centric Gossip gossip.
In order to see if it would be a good place for some more of my less-popular works, I decided to add my two related slash stories, Detached Curiosity & Idle Speculation and The Way to a Man’s Heart to The G and T Show’s Forums.
Also, in order to see if it made any difference, I added three wholly original stories to Wattpad, There is a Road, The Dish and Revved Up. As expected, the first one in particular did better than my Star Trek fan fiction stories. That site is, it seems, better-geared to completely original fiction, mainly because their fanfiction section is so overwhelmingly dominated by One Direction fan fictions and the tweens and teens that write it.
For individual read counts, the following stories have 20,000 or more on one URL –
For individual read counts, the following stories have 10,000 or more on one URL –
All of these were accomplished on Ad Astra.
In addition, the following stories have between 5,000 and 9,999 reads on one URL –
- A Long, Long Time Ago
- Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (milestone achieved this month)
- He Stays a Stranger
- Hold Your Dominion
- Spring Thaw
- Take Back the Night
- The Three of Us
- Where the Wind Comes Sweepin’ Down the Plain
Combined Read Counts
Apart from the others at over 5,000 reads for just one URL, the following combine to 5,000 – 9,999 reads when you consider all postings’ URLs –
I worked on Untrustworthy, my NaNoWriMo story, and got to 51,000 words on the fourteenth. So I decided to see if I could publish it, so I’ve been keeping it offline for now.
I also worked on a much older wholly original story, The Obolonk Murders, to see if I could finish it and get it into publishing shape at some point.
I created and maintained an Untrustworthy wiki.
This Month’s Productivity Killers
NaNoWriMo! Plus I continued looking for work.