Sunday, January 30, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #4 Check In

The end of Write1Sub1 2011 week #4 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like the laughter of children 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!

27 comments:

  1. This week I've been mainly working on two short stories : a steampunk one called Miasmas and a straight SF one called Malware. Hoping one of these will be the one I submit next week.

    Also written three Twitter fictions (The Fare, The Square on the Hypotenuse and Fastest Route) and submitted two of them. And I wrote and submitted a 5x5 story called Bonemeal and, finally, wrote and submitted a flash fiction piece called Scarecrows. So I think I'm covered.

    On the down side, Dominic de Mattos and I learned that our joint submission to the Pill Hill Press ePocalypse anthology from last week was rejected. One of those rejections where you think, "Huh? Why? Are you sure?" So it goes. We're thinking about rewriting it as a straight story ...

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  2. Short Story "DRAGON MARINES" (1800 words) finished and submitted. I enjoyed writing this story-within-a-story of bloody boarding actions perpetrated by dragons in space with flamethrowers.

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  3. Good week for me. One sf story written, rejected by Light Speed and sent out again.

    And a SF story rewritten and accepted by the Triangulation Anthology. This year's theme is 'Last Contact.'

    http://parsecink.org/staticpages/index.php/triangulation_11_guidelines

    I found the posting on Thursday really helpful as a reminder to get cracking.

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  4. David,

    Well, who wouldn't?

    Deborah,

    Another for the Hall of Fame!

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  5. 'My Grandmother's tablecloth' submitted & published on Poetry Circle
    'Cross hatching' written - to be submitted next week
    'Effie' written - needs polishing
    An additional 5000 words written for 'Bridie 5' - and it's just take off again after a bit of a trudge, hurrah.
    Several other wips mostly untouched this week - 'resting'

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  6. Sent a horrific little flash "Just Leave" to Brain Harvest and a tweet-sized tale to Thaumatrope. (Anybody familiar with their average response time?)

    Started on next week's story, a sequel to one I had published in Flash Me Magazine last month. About halfway through the first draft, and all seems to be going well.

    5 stories accepted for publication this month -- but alas, none were W1S1 subs. However, Flagship is holding my Week1 "Captain Quasar" tale for consideration...

    Congrats, Deborah! That is awesome. Sorry about the rejection, Simon; but already considering a rewrite? Why not send it elsewhere first?

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  7. Yeah it was a bit of a shame about ePocalypse. Still, can't win 'em all! (actually probably can't win very many of them with competition so fierce!)
    I submitted another entry to the Reader's Digest short story competition - there is no limit to the number of entries, so I thought I'd make the most of it. (£5000 first prize - who wouldn't!)
    Competition closes tomorrow.

    Dom

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  8. Sandra: You're on a roll! Nicely done.

    Dominic: I believe that RD competition is for UK residents only; correct me if I'm wrong.

    David: Dragons with flamethrowers - that's one I'd like to read.

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  9. I have two shorts patiently waiting revisions ("Lullaby" and "The North Lantern") and another in progress...well, several in progress. I just need to hammer out the dents before the end of the week and get one "out there".

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  10. This month's short is written - DISCLOSED DESIRES is an erotica at 6,124 words in length.

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  11. Bye week for me. Real good thing I got my monthly work done earlier; my son was horribly sick all week and I've been working my day job during my writing time. I love watching the weekly progress though - you guys are doing great.

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  12. Another good week. I submitted the two stories I wrote in week three and one of them will be published in February Femmes Fatales. I also finished the last 2500 words of a 10,000 word story.

    Congratulations to all those staying on track and if you haven't, don't be too hard on yourself. They're is always next month!

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  13. Milo,

    It seems to me Thaumatrope are dead. I haven't heard back from them on some recent submissions : and, actually, they owe me payment for 4 or 5 published stories but they're not responding to questions about that either. Small amounts, sure, but still. Beware.

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  14. This was my first week, but it was a productive one. I wrote, revised, and submitted two short stories (6,000 words, give or take, in total). Additionally, I wrote/sent in some twitfic and completed the first drafts on two other stories.

    I'm on fire! (In a good way: no burn ointment or water brigade required!)

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  15. (Light Ray)

    Sigh. One story rejected twice. I'm considering revisions before subbing again but I will definitely re-sub it because I really like it. :)

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  16. not a very productive writing week, but two successes with submissions for magazines, the first a short poem at blink|ink and the second a short prose piece at print-only magazine "The Beatnik Cowboy"

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  17. I'm officially a week behind, but I'll be having lots of time opening up now. I've been performing in a show that closes today, and I got a gift project finished this week. So this next week will be catch-up time!

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  18. I finished a short called "Alien Lands" that I don't even now what to do with, but I have to figure out how to revise it... and I subbed one out titled "Pomegranate Soda".

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  19. DM, I hope your boy's feeling better now.

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  20. I subbed my first story ever, but not a W1S1. Doing Light Ray and about finished with first draft. I keep thinking I'm done but I don't like loose ends, or a plethora of them any ways.

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  21. Wrote "Company Man", a 750 word horror-ish piece. Submitted a story to Apex.

    Oh, also, one success. My story "The Beast" was accepted by Cheek Teeth (Trachodon's blogizine).

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  22. Already posted a more detailed update on the January Juggernaut thread, but I got my week 4 story polished and subbed yesterday (running a day behind the deadline). Overall January was a very solid month with 3 short story sales and an essay sale.

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  23. I got my write story finished at 11:30PM on Friday and my sub out Friday afternoon. I struggled with this week's story and I have a feeling there will be a lot of work to do in revision but I did get it finished so that's something.

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  24. I am working on a zombie/body snatchers story, a demented killer doll story and a fairy tale.

    My poem 'Dog' submitted to Poetry Circle was never placed in the rejection pile so I guess that's ok (does that count as accepted, that site is a bit confusing)

    ***I am looking for other places to show off my Poetry , If anyone knows of poetry sites accepting new work let me know.

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  25. Cancerous Lupus,

    Sounds like it counts to me. Have you tried Bolts of Silk? I've had two or three poems published there.

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  26. Two of my W1S1 stories have gotten their first rejections, and are out on their second submissions. One story is still pending at its first market, and the last story needs serious help before anyone lays their eyes on it. But I'm excited to have new work out there!

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  27. With an interfering injury and frozen water pipes I only managed to write half a story, and I didn't submit anything this week. I'm still on track for my 'Light Ray' goal, so it's all good.

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