Sunday, February 13, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #6 Check In

The end of Write1Sub1 2011 week #6 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!

33 comments:

  1. Light Ray - one older story revised and subbed, and one new story written and subbed. Whew! I made it for the month! I hope to do more but I have to get going on my novel revision...

    Congrats to all the Rayers - Weekly and Monthly! :)

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  2. Well, the near-future SF story - Malware - I was hoping to finish this week refused to play ball. Darn thing just keeps getting longer. Hopefully that will be my sub for next week!

    I have kept up though : wrote four Twitter stories, wrote and submitted two flash-fiction stories and wrote and submitted 5 SF haiku. Glad to report the haiku have all been bought by Scifaikuest magazine this week.

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  3. Wrote two poems, submitted three (of which one I had written this week).

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  4. Subbed 3 altogether - 1 accepted ('Scapa' for Camel Saloon) 1 rejected and 1 pending. (Also, but presume doesn't count, two ~290 word pieces from last year accepted by Postcard Shorts)
    Wrote 1 ~800 word piece for submission + 5000 words of 'Bridie 5'

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  5. I revised a short story ("Another Small Step" 5000 words) which was rejected by Strange Horizons and sent it in to Asimov's. Well, I mean, what's to lose?

    I also wrote and submitted a Scifaiku to Scifaikuest.

    I'm just about scraping in each week with my weekly Ray. I hope to churn out some more significant offerings soon!

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  6. This week, I submitted "Grandpa's Bluetooth" to Bound off, a cool podcast zine, as well as two Twitter tales to Nanoism and SeedPod. Best news to report: Shimmer notified me this week they're holding my Week3 story for consideration. Trying not to get my hopes up, but it's tough. Usually, they just reject my work with a nice "close, but no cigar" sentiment.

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  7. I'm slow on the submissions this time around. I have a notebook full of new stories, but I haven't finished typing/revising.

    No subs for me, but congrats to all those who did! I wish you luck for publication!

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  8. Another poetry week for me, wrote five and subbed three.

    Encouraging news in that I got two rewrite requests, and one of my stories has passed slush at one of my dream publications. Not bad at all. I'm also feeling an urge to start a novel -- hmmm.

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  9. Madeline: Great job.

    Simon: Wow, as usual. I'll post the successes in a bit

    spacedlaw: Wrote. Submitted. Sweet, sweet words.

    Sandra: Congrats. I'll post the camel in a bit

    Dominic: I'm so with you on the scraping part. Good luck with Asimov's

    Milo: Pretty soon you'll be in low orbit and we'll need a telescope to keep track of your achievements. Fingers crossed for Shimmer. Great market.

    knotane: Next week, my friend. Sometimes it's a matter of getting off the mat and taking that next wild swing.

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  10. Deborah: That's exciting stuff. Thrusters engaged, eh? We look forward to good news.

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  11. Finishing up a japanese monster hunter tale, but haven't submitted anything yet. Gonna get that done today if possible. Just barely staying on track. But I've written more this year than I have in a long time (not counting Nanowrimo).

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  12. Just discovered I got an Honorable Mention and 2nd Round Finalist for a writing contest I entered my Week #2 story for last month! I'm totally bouncing off the walls right now.

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  13. Finished a 650 word story "This Will Change Your Life". Fell behind a bit in writing due to AWP.

    Submitted a story to Abyss & Apex.

    No updates on submissions.

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  14. Completed my 'Light Ray' commitment on the 10th thanks to a contest deadline. However,I'd like to do more than one new piece per month so I'll work on completing (and subbing) another.

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  15. BTW guys I did manage the weekly wri1sub1 for Jan, but my comment confirming it vanished!

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  16. Still working on the SF revision. The correct ending finally came to me while I was (of all things) working the day job this weekend.

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  17. Cranked out some flash fiction for week six, though it's still pretty rough. I'm still working on week five's story though. It's the story that doesn't want to quit. Just passed 5000 words. Hope to finish it soon!

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  18. Sparklecat: Persistence, baby. Nice job.

    Andrew: 650 words is nothing to sneeze at

    Tiffany: Excellent idea. Nothing wrong with exceeding a goal :-)

    Dominc: Duly noted on the Juggernaut post

    Dawn: It's funny how that works. Ask for more hours?

    Nicole: Good luck. I'm with you there. I'm still trying to tame one of them too (have been making up the slack with flash as well).

    As for my own progress:

    Write1: Wrote "Life on Goat Island" and "The Wall" (flashes)
    Sub1: Subbed W1S1 stories to Smokelong Quarterly and Frigg Magazine.

    Published: W1S1 twitter at Cuento Magazine; non-W1S1 twitter at trapeze.

    Still working on ending for "The Sleeve" (steampunk) and "The Crossing" (SF)

    This is way tougher than I thought it would be; it's like trying to break through a wall inside my brain with a rubber mallet. Getting there, I hope, but ever so slowly.

    Keep up the good work, troops!

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  19. Subbed last week's story to an anthology early in the week. Ended up writing 2 stories: a 750-worder with no specific market in mind yet, and a 6,400-worder aimed at an anthology. I'm editing that one tonight since it has to be subbed tomorrow. Nothing new to report on the response front.

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  20. All of my ideas this week were for longer stories that require research! But they are going to be so, so cool.

    I used some procrastinatory energy to work on my novel draft, and I went back to two older stories (one drafted but not yet submitted, the other requiring a rewrite). Nothing submitted this week, but I am going to crush it next week.

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  21. Shelley: I'm in awe. Crossing fingers for your antho sub

    Elizabeth: Procrastinatory. Love that word. And to think I put off learning it all this time.

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  22. Wrote two microfictions and subbed them to a contest this week. On to the next . . .

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  23. Steve,

    Since you're busily congratulating everyone else this is to congratulate you on your success with Cuento. Great stuff.

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  24. A.S.: That's the attitude that will get you there.

    Simon: Thanks. It's a neat little mag, with a poetic vibe.

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  25. Haven't written/submitted anything since end of January (I'm a monthly here :)), but had submitted a flash fiction just under the wire for that month (response pending) as well as sent more queries for my manuscript. Presently revising that as I ponder what February's story could be...

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  26. Happy Valentines Day !

    My short fiction "Chosen Few" was published on 2/12/11 at Postcard Shorts.
    Blink Ink is holding my short fiction "The Lost" until the summer /fall time frame to publish.
    I am just getting over being sick so I have not created anything new lately. I've got a few things in my notebook once my stuffy head clears I'll get back to work!

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  27. fallen monkey: I know what February's story could be. It could be amazing!

    C. Lupus: Get well. Was "Chosen" one of your W1S1 efforts or prior to this year? In any case, congrats.

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  28. A day late, but I made it for week 6 with another story written. And I sent out two submissions yesterday snail-mail as well, so I won't hear back on those for a bazillion years, but that's OK.

    I'm writing along just fine, but really struggling with feeling that a story is ready to sub after just a week. I know, I know. That's kind of the point.

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  29. 'Sold' "The Ballad of Arkady and Nadia" to 100 Stories for Queensland (a charity antho)--my first sale of a write 1/sub 1 piece. As for subs, I've sent out my sixth story for the year...so my head is "above water" for now.

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  30. A disppointing week for me - just one piece of flash fiction written and subbed. Week 7 looks a lot more promising, though!

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  31. Week six was fairly busy for me. The week started off with a rejection from Apex. (My first of the year.) Which actually motivated me and I made some good progress on the novel revisions Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday was met with another rejection from Daily Science Fiction. Wednesday I wrote two flash pieces both of which were submitted by Thursday and the rest of the week I continued work on the novel.

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  32. Got some miniscule good news from SeedPod Publishing today: they've accepted my Tweet-sized tale "Writer's Block" (written/subbed last week), and it will appear on their site this Friday. My second tiny W1S1 success!

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