Sunday, July 3, 2011

Weekly/Monthly Check-In #26

The end of Week 26 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like honeyed wine, or have you hit writer's block? 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. This week's progress for me :
    Written : Lifetimes (SF, flash)

    Submitted : Lifetimes (SF, flash)

    Accepted : Empathetic by PicFic and Six by Ether Books

    Accepted/Published : Planting Plans by One Forty Fiction

  2. Three sales for me. What a week. The sale to Daily Science Fiction is my only W1S1 sale. The other two were older. So keep on sending out your older stories, folks.

  3. Written about 2000 words character-development
    Submitted - nothing more than a 2 year old piece of art ... and I don't think it's going to get better either in the next few weeks...
    But I'll keep drinking the honeyed wine, in hope

  4. Deborah,

    Fantastic! Many congratulations, you're an inspiration.


    Best of luck with those and keep drinking!

  5. No new stories subbed this week, but two sales. A W1S1 sale to! and a non W1S1 sale to Kaleidotrope.

    Another non W1S1 story got an honorable mention in the second quarter Writers of the Future contest.

    Now i've got to write some new stories to replace the ones that've been sold.

  6. My first week at W1S1 (waves):

    Written: 3,000 word SF (Might end up as a WotF entry, so I'm leaving the title off).

    Subbed: Above story, rejected by one market yesterday, back out to a new one this morning.

    Accepted: Zilch! -- that's not a story title :)

  7. Hello, Shane, glad you could join us. It looks like you're off to a great start.

  8. Holy cow -- so much awesomeness going on this week! We're at the halfway point, folks; keep the good news rolling in.

    As for me, this week's W1S1: "Self Storage" to Echo Ink Review

    Accepted: "Tomorrow's Dawn" from Week#21 to Daily Science Fiction.

    Sent my first rewrite of "Pearls Before Swine" (Week#18) to Criminal Element -- will keep you updated on the progress.

    Write on, everybody!

  9. I had one rejection BUT also one acceptance - a flash piece to Clever Mag that will be out the end of the summer. That make 5 W1S1 successes for me! :)

    I just started Camp NaNoWriMo but I can't - I won't! - abandon my stories! No playing favorites, right? :)

    Keep going everyone!

  10. Trying to get back on track here. I picked up a story that needs revising before it goes out, and I'm aiming to get it done this week.

  11. I had a flood of rejections this week. Most of the stories had been out for 2-3 months at different publications, and for some reason everything came in at once. However, I did have one story accepted at Fantastique Unfettered, as I noted in the June round-up post. That's my second W1S1 success for the year.

    I already have started a non-fiction story for July, and have another flash fic in mind.

  12. You all are working so hard! I'm seriously impressed at both the determination and the sheer number of acceptances rolling the way of W1S1. We're going to take over the world! =)

    I started a new short story yesterday--should finish a draft of it today--and I've been working on my novel wip for the past few days. I also revised a W1S1 short from last month and sent it out. Got in three rejections this week, and one maybe, so I'm crossing my fingers on that one.

  13. Sam,

    Many congratulations on the sales and the honourable mention - fantastic stuff.

  14. Shane

    Great to have you on board. Best of luck with the sub.

  15. Milo,

    Inspiring as ever - DSF is a major win. Fantastic.

  16. Madeline,

    Many congrats on your 5th W1S1 acceptance!

  17. I've been lagging behind on my W1S1 in June, but will try very hard to pick up the pace this month.

    I had two previously sold stories published in the past week - "Superior Firepower" over at Bards & Sages Quarterly (where you can also read stories by W1S1'ers Milo and Sam Mae) and Pel's Crusade at Golden Visions Magazine. Firepower was written in 2010 but Pel's Crusade is a W1S1 story.

    I also had a small W1S1 sale this week (today, in fact) - The Drabbler will be publishing my 100-word story "Chill" in their Climate Change-themed issue.

    No stories finished this week though I have two in progress. Next week I'm going to work on the Shock Totem contest entry and hopefully get back to those two stories as well.

  18. Wrapped up my first full month in W1S1 with some decent productivity, so I'm still pluggin' away, but have yet to actually get anything accepted...

    -- "A Granted Wish" - (980 words, paranormal)
    -- "Expectations" - (50-word story)

    -- "A Granted Wish" to 10FlashQuarterly
    -- Rewrite of "Waiting Backstage" to Pedestal Magazine
    -- "Expectations" to

    -- Nothing. I'm still 0-fer-everything so far...

    -- "Nightmare at Ground Level" by Kaleidotrope
    -- "Apologies" by Daily Science Fiction

    And so on to this week. Odds are, that if I keep writing and submitting, I'll eventually, somehow, somewhere, get something accepted, right? Right???

  19. dmbonanno,

    Best of luck with the story!

  20. Beth,

    Yes, funny how that can happen - although, of course, it isn't funny at all.

    Congrats on the acceptance and best of luck with the new stories.

  21. digitalinkwell,

    Best of luck with short fiction and novel! Let's hope the maybe becomes a yes.

  22. Alex,

    Outstanding success all round. Great stuff!

  23. Chris,

    Damn right you will! Stick at it and those acceptances will start coming.

  24. Rewrote /The Collections Agent/ this week. It's now at least twice the length with a stronger arc and better defined character dilemma.

    Received an acceptance from Cuento (Bedside) to be published August 4.

    And three rejections. One Forty Fiction rejected /Not AA/. Comets and Criminals and Fantasy rejected /Pixie Dust/.

  25. I submitted a piece to Enchanted Conversation. Working on something for the Shock Totem contest and 10Flash.

  26. Wrote a twitter story and some notes for a longer story that I'm mulling over.

    Submitted a flash fiction, three twitter fictions and a twitter poem.

  27. A. G. Carpenter,

    Congrats on the acceptance and the rewrite. Time to resubmit those rejected ones?

  28. Matt,

    Best of luck with those.

  29. A. S. Andrew,

    And the best of luck with all those, too!

  30. Impressive work, gang.

    I'll drag the bar down a bit :-)

    W1: "Sky Blue Pink" (flash); "Black Cherry Castle" (flash)

    S1: Flash to Eclectic Fiction; 3 flashes to Blue Fifth Review; flash to State of Imagination; 5 micros to Short Fast & Deadly.

    Accept: The drought continues...

    Published: Nope.

  31. Steve,

    Lots of impressive writing and submitting though!