Sunday, January 9, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #1 Check In

The end of Write1Sub1 2011 week #1 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like honeyed wine or has it been a week from hell? Here's your chance to let everyone know. If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops now. Go you! If you've had something accepted or even published, tell us so we can add you and the market to the Write1Sub1 Hall Of Fame. But if stuff has got in the way of the writing and all your replies have been rejections, let us know that too so we can commiserate! We've all been there.

Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams : we want to hear all about them!

31 comments:

  1. SF short story "Cosmast Rhyt" finished and submitted. Went pretty well and I'm halfway into the second story. This weekend was a bust for long-term writing sessions, unfortunately.

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  2. 'Curve of early learning' was submitted to MuDJoB on 1st January, receipt acknowledged on the 2nd and published on the 5th - http://mudjob.blogspot.com/2011/01/guest-writer-sandra-davies.html - a story began specifically for the site in August but took a long while to get the voice right. I am now researching and writing two more follow up pieces for submission later in the year.

    One story begun for later submission to Pygmy Giant ('Edith, only wife', a follow up to 'Edith, only daughter')

    Don't count but kept me busy: seven Small Stones, six prompted pieces for Thinking Ten, and three for Six Sentences.

    Also 3000 words for the follow up to my NaNoWriMo novel 'Holding Steady' which is STILL undergoing editing.

    Submission is the hard bit for me - I have done some research, but it is hard, hard, hard, and I really need to push myself more.

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  3. I always have insane dreams they keep me awake at night LOL! I managed a short story and a piece of flash fiction, but I'm not sure I'll be as prolific in future weeks. Fingers crossed though. What about you? :O0

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  4. It was a crazy week for me. Managed to finish and submit a 4K pulp SF story to RAY GUN REVIVAL. Learned along the way that rewrites/resubmissions of other stories will have to take a backseat to my weekly project from here on out.

    Way to go, David, Sandra, and Madeleine!

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  5. I've done pretty well. I've posted two stories already and I'm working on a first-person short for the first time for this week. ;) Good luck to everyone!

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  6. I commented over in facebook, managed to beat the Write1Sub1 target (even though alot of the pieces are short observational pieces for ariverofstones.blogspot.com. Well done Sandra for being published in week1 - onward & upward now ;)

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  7. I barely finished my steampunk story, "Heartlight", which came in at just under 4000 words. I also modified my weekly plan. Rather than subbing the story I write each week, I'll write a story one week and sub it the next. That will give it a week to sit before I do a final polish and send. Thus, I will sub "Heartlight" to Fae Publishing next weekend.

    This week, I subbed three twitter fictions to trapeze (all three accepted) and a flash fiction to Pedestal. I also wrote an 850 word literary flash ("It's There") and a 62 word microfiction ("Swung").

    Way to go LeAnne and jkdavies and all the other folks who have reported so far!

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  8. Six months ago, I started and restarted a story based on a prompt. The background got too complicated and I was ready to drop the idea, especially since the anthology that inspired the idea reached its deadline. 1/01/11, I picked it up again, stared at it, and went back to the visual image I had for it. Used that as the heart of the story, WROTE IT in two days, REVISED it in another two days, and SUBMITTED it.

    /me happy

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  9. Debs reporting in. Manage write and sub a tweet to twenty20.

    Also in my 'write one, pub one' venture, I published a chapbook of fantasy poetry on Smashwords (no pesky editors on Smashwords) -- a good week.

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  10. Here's my W1S1 wrap-up for Week One (also posted on my blog):

    Wrote: A flash piece using a daily prompt from Flash Fiction Chronicles (great collection of prompts - check it out if you're ever stuck!).

    Subbed: A flash piece, to Bewildering Stories. Accepted and currently scheduled for Issue 422! Will update as soon as it appears on their online shedule. (I drafted this one last month, and already had it planned for submission when I signed up for W1S1. )

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  11. I wrote an eastern-based fantasy, rewrote and submitted a dark fantasy I originally a year ago, and wrote and submitted my first ever piece of twitter fiction.

    Now on to week two. I've already started a Sci-Fi piece for this week and I am revising another SF piece for submission.

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  12. Halfway through my first story (doing Light Ray) & edited a flash piece to sub this week.

    Plus, I made a little progress on my NaNo novel so it's been a good week!

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  13. The week started well : wrote an SF Twitter piece on Jan 1st and had it accepted by Trapeze on the 2nd. So, obviously I then put my feet up for the rest of the week ...

    Not really! I've also been working on a submission to the Pill Hill ePocalypse anthology with fellow Write1Sub1er Dominic de Mattos that will probably end up at about 10K and which we aim to complete this month. We figure that's a Write1Sub1 for both of us!

    Also been working on an urban fantasy story called His New Body that started out as a 6 Sentence thing and is now a 3000 word story. I aim to complete and submit that next week.

    I'm inspired by everyone else who has written so much. Must write more to keep up!

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  14. Anonymous1/09/2011

    I've managed to write 1 story, not managed to edit or submit it yet. Hoping to have it submitted by next week. So that means I will have written and submitted two stories. That's the hope anyway.

    para (AW)

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  15. Wow. Y'all are inspiring me something fierce!

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  16. I managed to write and submit an entry to the Readers Digest short story competition, whilst working on the ePocalypse entry with Simon. Next week I am looking to submit some poetry to The Reader magazine

    :Dom

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  17. Wrote an untitled piece near midnight last night using a prompt from the Spec Fic Muse. No submissions yet, but my goal is one sub per month. I still need to take a walk through my archive to find something to submit, a few ideas come to mind.

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  18. Anonymous1/09/2011

    Wrote two short stories today, submitted both after a bit of editing.

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  19. I wrote one short story and four poems this week.The short story and two poems were posted to my blog. I am very new to this so I am not really sure what the guidelines are for "submitting" a finished piece. I am a new writer so I don't really know that much about how to submit anything I write. I have a few blogs under my belt,does that count?

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  20. Got my first story written with an hour to spare. Needs major editing, but hope to sub it this week.

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  21. Wrote one short story and submitted it to a contest. I've written a second one in the last couple of days, and I'm waiting for it to simmer a bit before I revise it. It needs cutting down for the contest it's intended for.

    I've only ever written novels before, but because of Nanowrimo, I spend more time revising than I do writing over the course of a year. While it would be neat if something of mine were published, I'm really just hoping for some excellent feedback, since I'm new to this short-story thing. :)

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  22. Hi all.

    I submitted two stories, one that came back and one that I was just polishing when I heard for this challenge.

    Writing didn't go as well, though. I've got two half stories, one that needs another 1000 words or so (and research for every frakking paragraph, since it's historical fantasy) and a second that's mostly in outline form.

    Hopefully I'll do better next week. :|

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  23. I wrote what turned out to be part one of a series of short stories, which I'm not sure is worth continuing for W1S1 purposes, and edited and submitted an older story. I was surprised how hard submitting turned out to be - it's a big step.

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  24. From Tales of a Rough Rider

    Completed Deadly Lust (Western Erotica) Edited yesterday and is with critique partner. Will submit it to Spice Briefs this week. Starting the next one today. Have a good process in place. Outline on Monday, write it Tue through Fri. Edit over weekend then to Critique.

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  25. For Light Ray - I have one story written but still in the draft stage, one story in the idea/note stage, and one story in the idea only stage.

    You all are so inspiring! :)

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  26. As a slow writer (and busy human), I'm on the monthly sub plan. I've written a few thousands words of my short, with the rest outlined. I intend to finish this week and submit. So, hopefully, I'll get 2 short subs this month!

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  27. Wrote: A flash fiction piece called "The Mangler."

    Subbed: A SF story to Lightspeed. Rejected the next day.

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  28. Light Ray Report: I revised and subbed my "sub 1" for the month. Outlined and started the "write 1". This week I hope to make more progress on it. :D

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  29. Polished and submitted a 5400 word fantasy story "The Candidate" to Gary Games early in the week. They bought it by the end of the week and it will appear on their web site sometime in late January or early February!

    Wrote and submitted a 2400 word essay to Star City Games, waiting for response. (I write a lot of gaming related articles/material, as it pertains to my day job).

    Began outlining a flash fantasy story "The Last Incantation" for week 2.

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  30. Everyone's doing so awesomely! I got a flash fiction piece submitted to The Pedestal Magazine. I'm still working on finishing up a loooong short story. It was mostly written before the new year (11,000 words!), and I'm trying to finish up the last scenes today so I can start editing it and get cracking on the next story. I'm also participating in a post-a-day challenge hosted by Wordpress, so it's been a busy week. Hopefully, I'll get faster this week. :)

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  31. Not a bad week, one submission and quite a bit of writing. Wrote several stories and have several pending in various publications.

    I am having trouble getting in to post my weekly report. The name/url option is not there any more and its been giving me errors on the other options. If I actually manage to post this, then maybe I can continue.

    Rohini Gupta

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