Sunday, June 19, 2011

Weekly/Monthly Check-In #24

The end of Week 24 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed Quicker than the Eye, or has A Sound of Thunder 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. I'll kick off with Write1Sub1 acceptances from 'On the Premises' and 'Nature' this week. Best week ever.

  2. Neither quick nor thunderous but I have 'finished' the writing of Bridie 5 - ~5000 bringing it to a total of 112K. Now just the editing ;-)
    And I submitted 'Arc of adaptation' to MuDJoB, the third of the trilogy neolithic Orkney tales I have published on Blurb.

  3. Great week for me on the writing front, typical on the rejection front. Here there be breakdowns:

    "Mirrors" (Short story)
    And an untitled short story in rough draft


    "Summer of Change" (Arcane)

  4. Wrote: Bedside (Twit Fic), P-L-A-Y Is a Four Letter Word, Pixie Dust (heavy revisions on existing story).

    Subbed: Bedside

    Rejected: Bedside (Nanoism)

  5. Pretty much back into a revising last week's/writing this weeks story :

    Written : Your Call may be Recorded for Training Purposes (SF, flash)

    Submitted : Last Train to Morden (short story)

    Accepted : None

    Published : The Rose Glow of Dawn by Three Line Poetry

  6. Working on a story right now, I've resubmitted a couple of past W1S1 stories, things seem to be perking right along. No new rejections or acceptances to report.

  7. I got a non-W1S1 acceptance this week: a humor I wrote last year will appear at errant parent in July.

    I'm still hoping to play catch-up in the next couple of weeks, but I'm not optimistic about my chances. This is looking to be the first month I don't hit the goal. I'll be bummed if so, but I'm still encouraged overall.

  8. Deborah: A great week indeed! Hall of Fame updated.

    Sandra: 112K? Very nice. Happy editing!

    Joe: Keep on keepin' on. PERSPERISTENCE.

    A.G.: Good luck on those revisions.

    Simon: I look forward to reading that flash; cool title.

    Sparklecat: Keep on perkin'!

    Shelley: Nice!

  9. As for me...

    This week's W1S1: "Autonomic Zen and the Art of Destruction" to AE Science Fiction

    Accepted: 2 haiku to Seven by Twenty

    Published: "Writerly Advice" @ Trapeze

    Write on, Everybody!

  10. Well, for me it was a bit of a down week. The W1S1 short story I worked on for the week evolved from an original vision of around 1k words to nearly 2k and is, unfortunately, still unfinished. I also have officially joined the league of writers by receiving my first rejection. But I also did some 25-word stories for 5x5, so -- technically -- I think I met the minimal qualifications for the W1S1 challenge.

    -- Written:
    Short Story, 2,000 words, still in progress (Title TBD, Surreal)
    Five 25-word stories ("Acme Customer" and others)

    -- Submitted:
    Five 25-word stories ("Acme Customer" and others), to 5x5 Fiction

    -- Accepted:

    -- Published:

    -- Rejected:
    "Waiting Backstage" (pre-W1S1) by Every Day Fiction (with some excellent suggestions that will make the story better, actually).

  11. I did two both stories I had written for Shock Totem flash contests and subsequently revised and submitted, one to Apex and one to DSF. Well, one I'd already counted, so it's really one for the week.

    Overall, I have 23 new pieces/subs for the year, so I'm right on track. Except my goal was 12! I need to slow it down.

  12. Chris: Microfiction always counts, and five 5x5's? Nice! Gotta love the EDF feedback. Their rejections have helped a few of my stories go on to be accepted elsewhere.

    Matt: Slow down? Nay! Keep up the good work.

  13. Happy Father's day to you fathers out there.

    W1: "The Sexorcist" (flash); "Meringue" (flash)

    S1: 3 flashes to Pure Francis; flash to Necessary Fiction; flash to Fix it Broken; flash to fwriction: review; flash to Midnight Screaming; 2 flashes to Camroc Press Review; flash to Camera Obscura; flash to Untied Shoelaces of the Mind;

    Accept: Flash to Pure Francis

    Published: Nada ting

  14. I wrote and subbed one, and have a couple of other stories in the draft stage.

    I also found out one of my stories won first place in a writing contest! It should be out next month - so excited! And, it was a W1S1 story so that makes 4 for me on the Hall of Fame. :)

  15. Steve: We bow to you, Flash Master! Hall of Fame updated.

    Madeline: Nice work. Go ahead and post the website for the contest, and I'll include it with your Hall of Fame update.

  16. Thanks, Milo! Is it okay if I wait until it's out? I'm not sure if all the winners/contestants etc have been notified of the results...

  17. The bad news: Nothing written or subbed, though I did manage to squeeze in some editing time on 2 rejected W1S1 stories (one rejected just last week).

    The good news: I had 2 twitter fictions accepted by Cuento, to be published in July.

  18. Madeline: Bueno.

    A.S.: I like the good news; Hall of Fame updated!

  19. Hi Milo,
    I made my monthly goal by rewriting, reviwing and submitting a 1,500-word short story June 21.
    Thank you for the encouragement.
    Donna v.