Sunday, July 17, 2011

Weekly/Monthly Check-In #28

The end of Week 28 dawns!

How's it been for you? Have you created a masterpiece or a disasterpiece? Here's your chance to tell everybody how it's gone, 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, tell us all about it. w00t! If you've had something accepted/published, tell us that, too, so we can add you and the market to the Write1Sub1 Halls Of Fame. But if stuff has gotten in the way of the writing and all your replies have been rejections, let us know 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. W1: "Conceived in Earthlight" -- 3,200 words, sci-fi. Finished, but not happy with it. I think this one's being shelved for a week or two.

    S1: Last week's W1, and 1 non-W1S1 oldie that got rejected during the week.

    No acceptances, no publications.

  2. This week's W1S1: "A Coyote's Revenge" to Apex.

    Otherwise, all's quiet on the western front...

  3. W1: an alien robot invasion story that still needs a lot of work.

    S1: I made submissions, but not of WiS1 material.

    After having a flurry of responses earlier in the month, things have quieted down again.

  4. I dropped from weekly to monthly at the end of June, planning to commit to 1 story per month for July and August. I wrote two more stories this week, bringing my July total to 4. Since I decided to do one a month, I've written two stories per week, so 6 in 3 weeks. Funny how that happened. I made 2 submissions this weeking, bringing the month's total to 4.

    No acceptances or publications this week, but I do have 3 pieces at places where the editor has contacted me to let me know the work is being held in the maybe pile for a while, which beats nos or silence. :)

  5. Nothing new written this week.

    I did receive the most awesome rejection letter ever from Pedestal Magazine for /Mother/.

    And my Twit Fic /Changling/ was published at Cuento Magazine yesterday.

    Onward and upward! :)

  6. Written : Spoiler (Twitter)

    Submitted : Eighteen Million Butterflies (Short Story) and Spoiler (Twitter)

    Accepted : (Nada)

    Ooh, Possibly : Miasmas, held onto by Electric Spec for voting.

    Published :Empathetic (Twitter) by PicFic and Straight to Hull (Twitter) by 7x20

  7. shanemgavin,

    Best of luck with the SF tale - often best to leave things for a week or two isn't it?

  8. Milo,

    Good luck with that Apex sub!

  9. Beth C,

    You can't beat a good alien robot invasion story. Best of luck with it.

  10. Shelley,

    Fingers crossed for those subs.

  11. A. G.

    Awesome in a good way or a bad way!? Congrats on the publication.

  12. Simon: It was an "almost but not quite" personal rejection from Pedestal Magazine. Said I had the storytelling skills, but the story (Mother) had sections that weren't "amplified enough". Very encouraging. So, awesome in a good way.

  13. Sam Webb7/17/2011

    Written: Red Riding Hood thing (title to come)

    Sub'd: None this week

    Rejected: Suicide is Noisy from Nanoism

    Non Writing Bonus: Two nights away from kids with husband.

  14. W1: "Madam Q" (flash)

    S1: Short story to The Colored Lens

    Accepted: "Miraculous" (non W1S1 unfortunately, but I'm psyched all the same) by Liquid Imagination

    Published: Not this week.

  15. A. G.

    That's very encouraging - submit it again soon!

  16. Sam,

    Thanks. Sorry to hear about the rejection - but slightly envious on the two nights thing!

  17. Steve,

    Great news on Miraculous. Many congrats.

  18. Congratulations to all the W1S1'ers hanging in there and churning out the stories! Excellent!

    As for me, it was another hectic week, but I managed to at least hang in there W1S1-wise, although I'm still a week behind from missing the previous week.

    -- Written: "Storms" ('Literary', I guess, since it's not really a specific genre; 980 words)

    -- Submitted: "Storms" to Every Day Fiction

    -- Accepted: "Expectations Realized" By Will be published later this month

    -- Published: None

    -- Rejected: None

    Have a great week, everyone!

  19. Chris,

    Congratulations - great news on the acceptance.

  20. I kind of fell off the wagon for a while there. I've been substituting for so many exercise classes (summer vacations, one instructor broke her foot, etc), whenever I sit down I fall asleep. I finally finished my first story of the month today. I don't really care how long it took me or that I've only done one story this month. I'm just happy that I finished one. :)

  21. I'm terrible and keep forgetting to post here! I've written two stories this month so far and subbed both. I'm also putting the final edits on a story right now that I wrote last month.

    And I had two stories accepted in July--one by Niteblade and one by Linger Fiction. Neither were W1S1 tales, but yay anyway hehe

  22. Late, and I have written lots of bits and pieces, parts and snippets of something to eventually be bigger.
    One poem, 'Romance' submitted to Poetry Circle, has been Editor Picked -,23157.0.html.

  23. I'm about half-participating, trying to keep you guys in my sights, and currently stand at 24/28 written for the year, with 101 total subs.

  24. Sparklecat,

    It's great you finished that one. Well done, despite everything!

  25. digitalinkwell,

    Thanks for giving us an update - and congrats on those acceptances.

  26. Sandra,

    Hope that comes together for you and congrats on the Editor pick.

  27. Amanda,

    Great to have you along!

  28. I usually check-in at the end of the month since I'm a monthly, but since this week's been a bit different...
    3 new stories completed this week, 2 of them submitted. So as of 7/17 (and today actually), 4 new stories written (3 subbed) this month! Currently working on editing that 4th to be subbed today...