Sunday, August 28, 2011

Weekly/Monthly Check-In #34

The end of Week 34 is at hand!

How's it been for you? Have you written gems or flops? 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. Oh, has "stuff" gotten in the way!!

    I have a haiku that is almost ready to go out. I actually thought it was finished but then I realized the syllables were slightly off...Ugh. But, I have a few days left and I think I can fix it...if I don't throw it out the window first. :)

  2. I'm vacationing, so I haven't written anything this week. But I have another acceptance at SNM Horror Magazine to report, which makes a total of 11 acceptances for me so far, 4 of them with SNM! Happy dance!

  3. Not a lot done - #amonholiday ...

    Written : Waving (Twitter)

    Submitted : Waving (Twitter)

    Accepted/Published : Birth Moth(er) by One Forty Fiction

    Published : The Standing Stones of Erelong by Daily Science Fiction, A(mong Rel)atives by PicFic

  4. No new writing or submissions this week. I sent out three new stories this month.

    My W1S1 story "Reading Time" is now available to read on Daily Science Fiction:

  5. Wow, congratulations to you, Beth, Simon and Sparklecat.

    I sent out a couple of new stories this week. No acceptances, but I'm being held for a new pro zine (nervous) and I got a rewrite request for a hard SF anthology, which was cool.

  6. Slow week for me.

    One rejection from GigaNotaSaurus for /The Weather's Always Fine/.

    Nothing else to report.

  7. Keep up the good work, everybody -- even during lull weeks!

    My W1S1 for Week#34: "Survival of the Fittest" to Pseudopod.

    Accepted: "Total Recall" @ Seedpod.

    Waiting to hear back on some short-listed stuff; hoping to have good news to report in the near future.

  8. ooh good luck, Milo. Since posting ten minutes ago, I've hit another short-list. Must be short-list season-- hoorah.

  9. This month I finished up a couple of stories from a month or two ago and sent them out.
    I've only written one new thing as I'm having stuff happen in my real life and it's been hard to write.

    But I've had loads of Rs and my first acceptance. Yay!
    A story for Brain Harvest that should be on the site in mid September.

    Can I be in the hall of fame for that? It was a W1S1 story. Or do I have to wait till next month after it's actually been published.

  10. Slow week for me. Finished and submitted a story to the Dagan Books "Fish" anthology (deadline's on the 30th for any of you who still want to submit there). Otherwise, crickets.

  11. Wrote, edited and submitted a 3600-word story this week. That makes 3 new stories written and subbed for August with about 3 days left!
    I'm a monthly, but want weekly stats this month so I'm aiming for at least 1 more new story (for Dagan hopefully).

  12. Mixed news from you guys... hang in there! Congrats on all the good news.

    I had a good writing week - 2 new stories written, revisions done and they're up for crit. I've had a rejection/resubmission too. Nothing new has gone out yet. Still working on that.

  13. Lots of "stuff" for me. No W1S1 stories, no subs. But I'm looking forward to getting back on track here in September!

  14. Hi, Simon! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I gave you a Shout-Out today! :)

  15. Madeline - a work unfinished / summer through the window pane/ your smile uncertain

    Sparklecat - Congratulations! HOFs updated.

    Simon - I wish my vacations were so productive. HOFs updated.

    Beth C - Good story. I suspect Ray would appreciate it too. :-)

    Deborah - Good luck to you. A hug is "being held" too, and those usually work out okay.

    A.G. - Hit the ground typing this week...

    Milo - Congratulations and good luck. I have every confidence you will have good news. HOFs updated.

    Lydia - Way to go! That's a tough market. HOFs updated

    Alex - You need a breather after last week :-) And crickets are kinda nice in small doses.

    TNC - Excellent job.

    dmbonanno - Very nice. It all begins with the writing.

    A.S. - When life gives you "stuff" make stuffing (or something like that). We'll be watching for you.

    David - Thanks. Shout-outs are a wonderful thing.

  16. Mine own week was thus:

    W1: "Pink Percy" (flash)

    S1: Flash to Zouch Magazine; Flash to Fiction365; Flash to Garbled Transmissions;

    Accept: tweet by trapeze (Dec 19)

    Published: None this week. You're just going to have to wait. Now eat your spinach.

  17. I did my monthly duty this month. A nice little 300 word flash sent to DSF. Or was that SH?

    OK, how do you keep track of half dozen or more stories out to different places? I made a spreadsheet that calculates days out, then I tried Sonar by SpaceJock and I've even got a couple of sheets of paper on my desk with titles and markets and dates filled in. Each of those lack something I would like.

    Are there any other programs/methods for tracking a lot of short stories and the markets?

  18. Dave K - Heh. The bane of the writing life. My go-to solution is Duotrope ( I typically have 20-30 stories out to 20 or so markets and it's proved equal to the task so far.

    It's also a great way to search/track markets.

  19. I'm very late saying so, but I did manage a story this month and 9 submissions. Had a surprise non-W1S1 acceptance, too. An old cinquain I sent to 7x20 in late June or July this year that was published there will now also appear in the anthology 140 and Counting. I submitted long after the decisions about the anthology were made, but apparently a couple of writers never sent their contracts in so Joanne asked if she could include my cinquain. It's really cool to get an acceptance when you didn't even know you were in the running. :)

    A congrats to everyone, and a hang in there to those who are struggling.

  20. Shelley - that IS cool. Thanks for sharing the experience. And nice job with the story and subs this month.

  21. No submissions for me this week but I have finished the second edit of my first novel 'Petals in the Dust'. Now for the scary part - a professional critique.

  22. Gayle - From Petal to pedal. We wish you the best.

  23. Started up again in August and made my monthly goals. Ended up writing two shorts and subbed (got rejected though) 1 for a contest. Already working on September.

  24. I wrote "By Way of the Golden Shell" and subbed "Mischief in the Garden" for a speculative fiction anthology.