Sunday, June 5, 2011

Weekly/Monthly Check-In #22

The end of Week 22 is upon us!
How's it been for you? Have the words been hotter than Fahrenheit 451, or has The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms gotten in the way? Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or monthly (or anything in between) W1S1 participant.

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. Not a great week for writing here; pretty much just clinging on. Did Ray take holidays do we know?

    Written :
    "From High in the Sky" (haiku)
    "Photographed in Stone" (haiku)
    Cerb 'R' Us (Twitter)
    Bad Hair Day (Twitter)
    Repeats (Twitter)
    England's Hour of Need (Twitter)
    Birth Moth(er) (Twitter)
    A Close Shave (Twitter)

    Submitted :
    Birth Moth(er) (Twitter)

    Accepted :

    Published :
    An Explosive Relationship (Twitter) by Trapeze
    (Non-W1S1) Their Song (Twitter) by Cuento

  2. I didn't get anything finished. Or subbed.

    I did make progress on Brass Stars, Patronix, and The Ant Thief.

    I also had a story (Apology) accepted at Every Day Fiction which was published June 3rd.

  3. Made it. Just written and subbed a couple of poems to Neon. Had a poem and a story accepted this week, neither were w1sub1.

    I did have some exciting news, my write1 sub1 story (Africa, aliens and fractals) has made it into the top ten for the On the Premises competition.

    So keep your fingers crossed for me.

  4. Simon: Looks like you made the best of it. =]

    AG: Nice; Hall of Fame updated.

    Deborah: Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed; will add it to the Hall of Fame as soon as you give us the word.

  5. As for me...

    This week's W1S1: "Breath of Life" to Chiaroscuro Magazine

    Accepted: one haiku to Scifaikuest

    Published: my Week6 story "Grandpa's Bluetooth @ Liquid Imagination

    Write on, everybody!

  6. For me (my 2nd week on board), I'm not really building any backlog, but I'm at least getting stuff done and sent out:

    -- Written: "Brothers" (military/surreal; 990 words)

    -- Submitted: "Brothers" to Every Day

    -- Rejected: None

    -- Accepted: None

    -- Published: None

    I haven't been part of this long enough to get much of a track record, but at least in the weeks I've been around so far, I'm two-fer-two.

  7. Managed to squeak by for May - whew! So far this week, I have one story in the draft stage and I've been getting some thoughts - and notes - together for my novel for Camp NaNoWriMo this summer - whoo hoo!

    I'm also waiting to hear back on a handful of subs - fingers crossed!

    Good work, everyone! Keep going!

  8. Chris: Two-fer-two is worth a big Yahoo!

    Madeline: I wish you mosquito-free NaNo-ing this summer.

  9. Wrote a few twitter stories, but no subs again.

    Had 2 twitter stories accepted and published this week though - "Shelf Life" at Seedpod and "The Last Word" at One Forty Fiction.

    And Nanoism rejected one as a "close call."

    Congrats on all the successes, everyone!

  10. Wrote a story early in the week. Been trying to find a place to sub, so I think I'll have that done tonight. Got a nice, encouraging email from one of my previous publishers that totally made my day. Also still working on edits for that romance tale I sold a couple of months ago. Very intensive process, this professional editing thing. :)

  11. Hi. I'm still new-ish. Second time participating. But I've done pretty good this week.

    This weeks write:
    Sequel fic to Antex, added 1.5K
    “The Witcher Forest” 2.5K
    2 haikus
    2 one forty fictions

    This weeks submissions:
    Antex Group and the sequel fiction
    and multiple stuff to scifaiku and one forty fiction

    Keep up the good work, everybody!

  12. AS: Congrats; Hall of Fame updated.

    Sparklecat: The editing process can be chore-ish, but you'll be happy once it's published at its best.

    Eliomans: You've been busy!

  13. Sam Webb6/05/2011

    Newbie here! Just got through Story a Day for May and now getting focused on the flow here.

    AG - I was so confused for a moment because the June 3, Daily Science Fiction story was also called Apology.

    Congrats to everyone!

  14. I finished and subbed a new story, and then subbed some old ones.

    I've got two more in the near finished queue, but they need another read. So I might end up three or four for the month instead of two.

    Humorously, I have a story each under review at the same time at both Fantasy and Light Speed. Not the same story, though.

  15. Sam: Welcome aboard the Write1Sub1 train!

    Matt: I wish you better luck with those pro markets than I've had.

  16. Chugging along.

    W1: "A Life" (flash)

    S1: Two flashes to The Dirty Napkin, one flash to Bartleby Snopes.

    Accepts: None

    Publications: "Assuaging the Clown" at Pure Slush.

  17. Just plugging away. I haven't gotten anything new in submissions, but the writing went fairly well - three new stories and another nearly done for May. It's been tough to make the writing time with so much going on, but I'm fighting for it. It's one of those "one word at a time, and don't look back" years.

    You guys have been doing great - keep it up. :D

  18. I faced reality and switched over from monthly to weekly. In May I finished a story I started a couple of months ago-- in an early draft at least-- and this week am almost done another. No subs out since the last one was rejected in mid-May though. Heading to a writers' retreat on the 15th and hope beta-reads will help me get those two stories into shape; meanwhile will research markets for some of the other works I have on file. Good luck in June, everyone!

  19. Success! I'm about three hours late, but I did it! "Summer of Change", my first weekly W1S1 story is both w'd and s'd.

    No rejections this week, but, alas, no acceptances either.

    PS: the word verification for this post was "poosin." Just had to share that.

  20. Steve: I hate clowns, but I liked your flash.

    Dmb: No, you keep it up; good work.

    Donna: Another weekly participant; yahoo!

    Joe: Good work sir; sometimes I wonder about those word verifications...

  21. Hi, all. I'm new here. Hoping to finish or draft a story a week, plus draft 4K of a novel (2/3 done) and have a day of research for the next novel. This is doable for the next few months, but we'll see how much of this I can continue once my teaching semester begins in September.

  22. Away for five days, nothing subbed and nothing written except for a ~3000 word burst of activity for 'Bridie 5', now mired again.

  23. Anne: Welcome aboard! I'm a teacher myself, looking forward to SUMMER.

    Sandra: 3K? Very nice.

  24. Milo: DOH. I should have said, I've switched from WEEKLY to MONTHLY! :-)

  25. No problemo, Donna. (Like my Spanglish there?) I'll probably be doing the same if we continue W1S1 in 2012...