Sunday, May 22, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #20 Check In

The end of Week #20 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or has Something Wicked gotten in the way? Here's your chance to tell everybody about it.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo! If you've had something accepted/published, tell us so we can add you and the market to the Write1Sub1 Hall Of Fame. But if stuff has gotten in the way of the writing and all your replies have been rejections, let us know that too so we can commiserate! We're all in this together.

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


  1. Another skin-of-my-teeth week - The Glass Coin requested one of the poems ('Today') I'd sent to Jo Prescott for April's poem a day;
    I wr/sub a 12 line poem to Pigeon Bike with no response so far,
    and removed, maybe temporarily, maybe not, 5000 words from 'Bridie 5' Wrote another 5000 though so total still ~90K

  2. I'm on track, with a sub and an acceptance from Eschatology this week.

  3. This week's W1S1: "In the Arms" to Daily Science Fiction.

    Accepted: 1 tweet-sale to Cuento

    Published: 1 haiku @ Seven by Twenty and 1 tweet-tale @ Trapeze

    Write hard, everybody!

  4. Written :

    Sixties Survivor (Twitter)
    Mementos (Twitter)
    Small Steps (Twitter)
    Many Happy Returns (Twitter)
    Anax Britannica (flash)

    Submitted :

    Mementos (Twitter)
    Small Steps (Twitter)
    Many Happy Returns (Twitter)

    Accepted :

    Second War of the Worlds (Twitter) by One Forty Fiction

    Published (Both Non-W1S1) :
    Metal Recycling Here by Diagonal Proof
    Museum Beetles by The Journal of Unlikely Entomology

  5. Wow, congratulations on the successes everybody!

    I had another W1S1 sale this week, too. My week 5 story sold to an upcoming anthology from Books of the Dead Press. That makes 7 W1S1 acceptances and 13 total for the year.

    I still have 3 stories to cram in next week, but I do know what I'll be writing. I planned for this, because I knew May (and the whole summer) would be crazy, so I'm good.

  6. Great to see so much success - congrats!

    I wrote a twitter story, and subbed a different twitter story, so keeping up just barely.

  7. Congrats to everyone who is staying the course. It ain't easy for sure. I'll update the Halls tomorrow.

    W1: "The Confession" (flash); "Mirror" (flash)

    S1: 2 one sentence stories to Monkeybicyle; flash to Radioactive Moat

    Accepts: None

    Pubs: None.

  8. Well done, everyone!

    I've got three stories in the draft stage and at least one will be ready to go out by the end of the month - assuming something clicks - fingers crossed!

    One rejection on an older story and one acceptance - a W1S1 story! - to Nanoism! (That makes 3 W1S1 for me on the Success Wall!)

  9. A day late and a story short. Well, now I have the story written, so scratch that part.

    W1: "The Gardens" (flash)

    S1: Stories to Monkeybicycle and INCH.

  10. Hello everyone. First off, let me say that I think this is an awesome idea. And I offer my congratulations to everyone who has completed and submitted!

    I came across this site via Milo's blog, which I sought out after reading and really liking his story, "Captain Quasar and the 'If Only' Elixir of Opsanus Tau Prime," at Every Day Fiction.

    I'm a new writer working to evolve from wanna-be to published, and I want to develop the discipline to write and submit on a regular basis, so I think participating in something like this would be both beneficial and a lot of fun.

    Which leads to my questions: Since I found this late, can I still jump into the middle and participate? Even though I won't get the full 52 weeks in for 2011, can I sign on for the weeks of 21 - 52? Or do I need to wait for 2012?

    Thanks for the info, and congratulations again to all the W1S1 successes!

  11. I ended week 20 at 16/20 pieces. I can still catch up!

  12. Chris: Great to have you on board! Feel free to dive right in. We have a weekly participant level and a monthly -- as well as anything in between. You decide what works for you. Every Wednesday we post something inspirational and/or thought-provoking, and every Sunday we all report on our progress. Most importantly: have fun!

  13. @Milo: Alright, and thanks -- Glad to join up!


    Cover me, I'm going in!

  14. @Chris: Ditto Milo. Welcome aboard!

    @Sandra: Glass Coin updated. It's great to see your work being "requested". That beats "accepted" even.

    @Deborah: Congrats! Eschatology is cool dark.

    @Milo: The journey continues apace. Fingers crossed for DSF.

    @Simon: What can I say? You rule.

    @Shelley: You are indeed "good". Congrats on the acceptance.

    @A.S.: "barely" is so much nicer than "not". Hang in there; we'll get our second wind soon.

    @Madeline: Congrats on Nanoism. I'm so jealous I can write no more on the topic...

    @Andrew: That's the spirit! Who can resist a monkeybicycle?

    @Amanda: So you're a glass is 80% full kinda gal. It's a beautiful thing.

  15. I'm doing well on my Ray Lite. I got my two done and off this month, and four more past the first draft.

    One is my favorite story so wish me luck.

  16. @MattJ: Luck. Good job with May. On to June.

  17. I managed to get a story written and subbed, but I'm feeling like I'm totally disconnected from writing the last couple of weeks. I got sick for a week, and then spring has finally hit Alaska, so we're all taking advantage of the beautiful weather outside (before the rain starts.)

    But I'm not giving up! I'm just behind as usual. :)

  18. @Sparklecat - Alaska has a spring? Who knew ;-) Life complicates; we overcome. It ain't always pretty, but you'll get there if you don't give up.

  19. Actually, this year it seems to have skipped right on to summer. They say we have four seasons here: almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction. XD

    Just when I think I've hit bottom, I get a pick-me-up: Another story accepted by SNM Horror Magazine! And I've almost caught up for the month of May after all! Woohoo!