Monday, May 30, 2011

The May Marionette Award + BlogFest

Are YOU a May Marionette?

At the end of each month here at Write1Sub1, we publish a list of everyone who has managed to stick to the challenge -- either weekly, monthly or whatever variant is working for you.

This month, everyone who has done so receives the May Marionette Award (in honor of Ray Bradbury's short story, of course). And starting this month, we will no longer be posting a separate end-of-the-month check-in for our monthly participants. Our Sunday check-ins from here on out will be for everyone.

So, let us know! If you've stuck it out, tell us in the comments below, and we'll add you to our end-of-the-month celebratory post. Include the URL to your blog or website, and we'll make your entry a link for others to explore.

BLOGFEST RULES: Just visit the participant above you and below you on the winners list (posted tomorrow night), or visit them all, and give them each a virtual slap on the back for their success this month!

26 comments:

  1. And...done.

    Cut too close for comfort this month. Had three stories in draft stage but one fell apart and one got stuck somehow but the third? I really like it. Let's just hope an editor does, too. :)

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  2. Yes indeed, I'm a puppet on a string this month - four written, five accepted plus 22K words to my novel.


    http://sandra-linesofcommunication.blogspot.com/

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  3. Well, technically, I kinda have... But I'm still the FNG and have only been around for one week, so it's hardly what I'd call a success for the whole month of May. ;^)

    But I'll certainly offer a hearty "Whoo-Hoo -- Way to Go!!!" to all the other writers who've legitimately earned a May Marionette!

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  4. I've settled into my new monthly writing challenge, though my output has been cut back drastically to make way for my novel. I wrote and submitted two Haiku for the Best For Film Hollywood Haiku Competition. Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Ellie Garratt

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  5. I'm a real boy! So count me in: 4 short stories in as many weeks (or so) + some tweet-tales and haiku.

    in medias res

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  6. I guess I'm some kind of puppet on a string. I actually sub'ed two this month but one was written last month. That did get rejected but made it to the second round. WooHoo. Farthest I've made it in a paying publication that I know of.

    I have a good idea for this month's story but it just doesn't want to turn into words. But it will.

    Dave K

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  7. Completed my monthly goal of writing and submitting one story, and the tweet tale was accepted.

    Next month planning to work on something with a higher word count.

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  8. Well, technically, yes, I've kept up my end of the deal. I've written well over 10,000 words this month, and the only thing I've completed is a 137-character Twitfic. But I do have a ~2000-word story that MIGHT be finished tonight, so maybe I won't have to feel like such a useless piece of crap.

    I've been much more active on the Sub1 side of things, with nine (9) total subs for the month.

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  9. Yes, I've managed to keep up this month, despite novel rewrites etc!

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  10. I made it! I didn't think I was going to, but I checked my spreadsheet last night after sending off my latest story, and I do have four stories written and four stories submitted for May! Woohoo!

    Good thing I do this whole spreadsheet thing or I'd have no idea where I'm at anymore. It kind of starts blurring together after a while. :)

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  11. I subbed two stories at the beginning of the month, and then I got involved in the flash fiction challenge, so I wrote 14 (very rough) flash pieces.

    One is good enough to be subbed, and I'm just working it over so it can go out tomorrow. This will make three for May to match my three for April.

    I also got my first ever rejections this month. Yay!!! I feel like a proper writer now.
    I've had 7 rejections so far.

    So, yes, I feel happy about it all. I'm doing the monthly thing, but I only started in April, so I've already made up the months I missed.

    Actually selling something would be nice, but fingers crossed that it will happen one day.

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  12. I wrote two, subbed two this month, so I definitely fulfilled my Write 1 Sub 1 Monthly quota for May.

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  13. Well, I'm in with a bunch-o stories written, mostly flashes and a bigger bunch-o stories subbed, but mainly I'm trying to get the Triangulation Anthology put together and funded in time for the July 23 launch. Wish me luck.

    http://www.stephenvramey.wordpress.com

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  14. I've made it, four submissions this month and two results from last month - one winner (Cazart) and one shortlisted (A Very Short Story).

    http://louisecharleswriter.blogspot.com/

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  15. I'm on the monthly - I've written 2 and resubmitted 4. And, I'm finishing up 2 more partials today, so well ahead of the game.

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  16. Previous month was a catastrophe, but I managed to keep up with the Light Ray this month.

    http://xyzo269.blogspot.com/

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  17. Stop the press! One of my Haiku was a runner-up for the Hollywood Haiku Competition!

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  18. Congratulations, everybody! I met my goals this month--a minimum of 4 subs and 4 new stories--but this was without a doubt the most difficult month to manage it so far. By the microbes on the tips of the hairs that grow on the skin of my teeth sort of thing, all from lack of time. Here's hoping next month comes a little bit easier.

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  19. Might have been my most productive month so far!

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  20. I missed my challenge goals this month. No new stories finished, none subbed. But! June should be better, because i have 3 stories that need finishing, and 2 that need subbing.

    Bring on the new month!

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  21. Also, congrats all you May Marionettes!

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  22. Congrats Ellie. Very nice.

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  23. I'm always late to the show. Sorry!

    I finished and subbed my two for the month: currently have 10 subs out, got 8 rejections for May. Actually, make that three new subs for the month. I'm not Duotroping the shock totem sub, so I forgot about it.

    June has two looming deadlines! Doo da doo!

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  24. I sent in 3 manuscript submissions in May!
    http://janetsmart.blogspot.com
    Writing in the Blackberry Patch

    Janet

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  25. Another month, another story or two. I had a very productive May. I completed two stories and submitted one of them. The other one isn't due for submission until late June. I also learned that my story for April "The Crooked House of Coins" has been accepted by Pill Hill Press for their There Was a Crooked House Anthology.

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  26. Great news, Jeff. I'll add your success to the Hall of Fame.

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