Sunday, April 17, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #15 Check In

The end of Week #15 is here! Has it been a week of magic or of spells going wrong? Let us all know so we can cheer or commiserate as appropriate.

Have you managed to write and submit a story or have faerie forces conspired to hold you back? If you've had something accepted/published, tell us so we can add you and the market to the Write1Sub1 Hall Of Fame.

Successes, failures, ideas, questions, ambitions : we want to read all about them!

42 comments:

  1. Some exciting non-short story news has rather kept me from short fiction this week, but progress has been made!

    Written :
    Two Twitter-length stories : Last Days of Summer and In the Foot.

    Submitted :
    Three Twitter-length stories : Written in the Stars, Masterwork and Distant Bells.

    Accepted :
    Flash fiction story Meteorology for Beginners from Week #6 accepted by Zahir.
    Twitter tale Written in the Stars accepted by Trapeze.
    (Non-W1S1) Museum Beetles accepted by The Journal of Unlikely Entomology.

    So a good week. Holidays and non-short story writing demands are going to intrude for the next few weeks. Can I keep up?

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  2. Congratulations, Simon.
    Good week for me, too. I completed two stories, subbed one to Odyssey, and had an acceptence for a poem from Chizine.

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  3. Thanks Deborah and well done!

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  4. Good week for me. I wrote the first draft of Custer's First Stand, a short story for Pill Hill Press's Another Wild West, and a piece of flash fiction called The Big Imagination for Postcard Shorts. The Big Imagination was my sub for the week.

    Can't believe we're on week 16 already!

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  5. Had a great week. Wrote two microfiction, one short and submitted four times. One acceptance, for a poem.

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  6. 8 poems written and posted for Jo Prescott this week, Pygmy Giant accepted and published 'Occasional Cloud' and an illustrated version of 'Curve of early learning' submitted to Blue Print Review's Carnival #6.
    6000 words added to 'Bridie 5' (and I still don't know how it will end!)

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  7. This week was a bit of a success with my fastest write/sub/acceptance turnaround of my writing career. "How to Write a Horror Story" (a satiric piece) was picked up by Eric's Hysterics. I also wrote another flash piece, so next week's sub "seems" to be assured.

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  8. Great work Ellie - and best of luck with them.

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  9. Sylvia,

    Fantastic - welcome to the Hall of Fame!

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  10. Sandra,

    A fantastically prolific week. Great work!

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  11. Congrats Aaron. Hard to resist a markedt called Eric's Hysterics!

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  12. W1/S1: "Captain Quasar vs. the Space Junk" to Asimov's.

    Acceptances: Sold two haiku from Week14 to Scifaikuest.

    Write on, everybody!

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  13. I'm back on the wagon after falling off the last couple (few) weeks. If I don't write for an extended period of time, my dreams start getting REALLY weird, which always makes for a good story idea. I've got about four half-started stories that I still need to finish too, so hopefully I'll get caught up soon!

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  14. No fun news to share here, other than I'm 3/4 done with my WIP. I did just find out another writer friend got an agent tho, so there is a lot of success in the air this month!! :)

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  15. Milo,

    Congrats Milo and good luck with Captain Quasar.

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  16. NicoleMD,

    Good luck with getting your weird dreams onto the page/screen!

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  17. Pk Hrezo,

    Thanks for sharing and good luck with the WIP.

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  18. I'm doing the Light Ray option. I wrote my story "Reading Time" at the very beginning of the month and sent it out yesterday. Also, I had another short story idea bite me and I completed that 2,000-word draft yesterday. I hope to send it out by the end of the month.

    Also, in non-W1S1 news, my story "A Dance to End Our Final Day" was accepted by Every Day Fiction. I wrote that story last fall.

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  19. For Light Ray - still writing and subbing away. Just wanted to say whoo-hoo to everyone here! Congratulations on all the hard work and acceptances. :)

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  20. I'm dragging along behind, but at least I finished writing another story today. I'm running into one of those periods where I feel dry of ideas, but I won't let that stop me.

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  21. I wrote one last week, but didn't manage to sub anything. Hoping to sub 2 this week and catch up!

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  22. I have successfully transferred by obsession with writing new stories to obsession with rewriting old ones. Subbed 3, working on my second write for the month. Also did my first one hour flash, it was intense.

    I've been flirting with subbing to Writer's of the Future this quarter.

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  23. I started a fantasy story this week, which I'll probably finish tonight (my week runs Mon-Mon as it feels so much more natural to me).

    I also made 2 submissions, and had 3 acceptances. None were W1S1 qualifiers, but I'm happy all the same. One's a short to Philly Flash Inferno and another is an erotica flash to Do Hookers Kiss? I wrote both of those about 7 years ago and brushed them off this week, just because I could. I'm also very happy to have a previously published poem accepted for Niteblade.

    Good week! Looks like a lot of people had good weeks, too. Congrats!

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  24. Shelley, congrats on the acceptances! I love Niteblade and have had my work published there.

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  25. Still clinging by a thread to the basic vow.

    W1: "Blemished" (flash); "How I Found My Way Here" (flash)

    S1: Flash to Eric's Hysterics

    Accepts: Flash to Stanley the Whale. http://www.stanleythewhale.com/StW/

    Pubs: "How Birds Mate" in April Eclectic Flash http://www.eclecticflash.com/EF_APR_2011.html

    Between fighting nasty computer viruses and copy editing my wife's book, it was a struggle this week to get anything out. But I did :-)

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  26. Wrote two poems (one in French), submitted nothing but chased an old submission instead. Got a text accepted by "We Still Like".

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  27. Wrote a short 1000+ word piece "Ninth Grade Eternal" and submitted it as well as some others.

    Had an acceptance from a none W1S1 story to The Chariton Review.

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  28. Beth C,

    Sounds like a great week/month. Best of luck.

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  29. Madeline,

    Thanks and best of luck with you subs.

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  30. Sparklecat,

    Keep at it! Sometimes the ideas start flowing when you just start writing ...

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  31. A. S. Andrews,

    Best of luck for the following week!

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  32. MattJ,

    Good luck with the subs. Yes, there's sometimes a lot of value in rewriting old stories.

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  33. Shelley,

    That's a pretty fantastic week! Many congratulations on all the successes.

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  34. Stephen,

    Yes, I know how you feel. I guess we all do! Top marks for sticking at it.

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  35. spacedlaw,

    Sounds like a great week to me. Congrats on the success.

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  36. Andrew,

    Great stuff. Congrats on the success!

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  37. Story #1 in the mail! Story #2, a little more niggling. Nothing more, and this week will be nothing. Also, not WRite1Sub1 related, but a poem I was invited to contribute to Chizine is up this week!

    http://www.chizine.com/childrens_crusade.htm

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  38. Very productive week for me. Finished and subbed a flash story "Those Who Can't Do" to DSF. Finished and subbed a 4600 word urban fantasy "A Shard Glows in Brooklyn" to F&SF.

    "On The Last Afternoon" is up at Every Day Fiction this week and can be read here:
    http://www.everydayfiction.com/on-the-last-afternoon-by-alex-shvartsman/

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  39. Late to the check-in party. Wrote a 4k short (Inheritance), then revised and wound up with 6k. Now, I'm letting the whole thing percolate while I consider major changes to the story arc.

    Stayed on track with Script Frenzy too.

    No subs or rejections.

    Hoping to get more editing done this week so I can get a few things out into circulation without totally embarrassing myself. :P

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  40. I submitted another 5 short-short stories for Eda Pottery. Its website (www.edapottery.com) is pending, but they're featuring on Etsy for the time being: http://www.etsy.com/shop/EdaPottery

    Aiming to submit a longer finger to a contest by a 1 May deadline as well.

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  41. Ah, and sorry, I'm a monthly member so on a monthly mindset--my submissions above are for the month to date :)

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  42. I'm late to the party. I just found this blog now, and love the idea! I'm posting the graphic to my site as I type and look forward to joining you all.

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