Sunday, August 7, 2011

Weekly/Monthly Check-In #31

The end of Week 31 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. Still managing to keep my head above water despite ongoing summery fun ...

    Written : Vapour Trails (Twitter)

    Submitted : Vapour Trails (Twitter)

    Accepted : A Good Drying Day (flash) by Every Day Fction, Vampyre Slayer (Twitter) by Trapeze, A(mong Rel)atives by PicFic, Skydiving by Seedpod

    Published : The Flamingo Dancer by 7x20

  2. Finished and subbed my story for Redstone's Identity Crisis. Also subbed one of my flashes from the Shock Totem contest, Fading Light, to DSF to beat the rush of giant monster/firework stories.

    I fear that August, I will do very poorly: I'm going on a retreat without electricity for a week, plus 4 days travel time.

    I also got my second personal rejection from Asimov's.

  3. I've been flailing a bit since finishing Camp NaNo in July and I need to get myself back on track again. I've got a bunch of things started, a few things to revise, a few things to just re-sub...and what do I do? I go back to (re-)reading GONE WITH THE WIND. (But, like Scarlett says, I'll think about that tomorrow...) :)

  4. @Simon - it's a pleasure to read your updates. Keep up the strong work. I enjoyed your EDF story, which showed up in my email today. Very nicely observed and touching. It also gets the distinction of breaking the EDF site. How will you top that? ;-) I'll update the HOF's.

    @M.S. - Good progress, particularly on the Asimov's front. Keep up the pressure on them. I hesitate to point this out, but... it IS possible to write without electricity. Just saying...

    @Madeline - We're rooting for you. When you fall off the beam, you dust yourself off and hop back on, right? I look forward to your next update.

  5. Congrats on the acceptances, Simon.

    W1: After Alpha -- Flash Sci Fi (920 words)

    S1: above, and some older pieces

    No acceptances.

  6. James: I thought that for July with my vacation midmonth, but all it did was make me work harder the following weeks. Just go with the flow and work hard afterward. :)

    As for me, I resubmitted some rejections that came in, and I'm still revising my short story from last week. Hopefully I'll get it done this week.

  7. Steve,

    Yeah, great shame about the EDF site. It wasn't me, I promise! I rather like the title of their temporary page : "Hostgator sucks ass".

  8. As for my own progress.

    W1: Gram Anna (flash); Mousse and Squirrel (micro)

    S1: Flash to Medulla Review.

    Accepted: That I have had no acceptances for a while now. :-0

    Published: "Leaving the Garden" at The Journal of Compressed Literary Arts. I believe it's the best flash I've written to date.

  9. Yay! Just joined this little group last week. And I did it! I wrote a story (as of yet has no title and needs some editing) but still it's a finished story! And I submitted a story for the first time in 10 years! So excited!

  10. @Shane - excellent. Keep on keeping on.

    @dmbonanno - that's the spirit.

    @Celesta - That's a beautiful thing, and the very reason for our existence. Keep it going and you'll surprise yourself.

  11. I had two more W1S1 acceptances this week, bringing my total to 15. I don't normally count poetry here, but one is a haibun which contains prose so I count it as flash. :) My W1S1 acceptances were a horror haibun to Scifaikuest and a flash fiction to Right Hand Pointing.

    I also had a non W1S1 poem acceptance this week, bringing the year total to 24, which feels pretty darn good. :) I made a few submissions this week, and started what will probably be my one story for the month.

    Congrats everybody on the successes!

  12. I only just started writing this week's story today, so I'm a little behind! Ah, well. I'm just glad that I broke out of my stupor a little bit and managed to do something today. But I do need to go through my list of stories and start resubmitting some of them, as well as check in on a few I haven't heard back about.

    I did get one rejection a couple of days ago, so I know I'm still progressing, though at a much slower rate than earlier in the year.

  13. Not a whole lot new over here. I had a few stories come back that needed revisions before sending them back out. Fixed up two this week and re-submitted.

    I'm revising a story I wrote two weeks ago now. Also, working on a novel. I did a comprehensive re-outline, slashed 30k words (manuscript was back down to 37k) now I'm back up to 42k. That's been my primary focus lately, but I still resub (or revise and resub) shorts as they come back. I dropped back to W1S1 Monthly to accommodate this novel business hehe It takes up a lot of time. lol

  14. @Shelley - Very nice. I've been trying to get into right hand pointing myself. HOF's updated.

    @Sparklecat - Some folks say I'm a big behind, so don't feel bad :-) It sounds like you're just about to get your second wind. We'll be watching.

    @digitalinkwell - Novels take time and energy. You should be proud to be keeping up with the monthly goal while undertaking novel revisions. It's not easy.

  15. I forgot to check in yesterday. Shame on me!

    Wrote and submitted: an urban fantasy flash fic

    Acceptances: a flash I wrote last month has been accepted by Fiction365. This is acceptance #6 from W1S1.

    Otherwise, I'm working on revising one novel, world-building for a new one, and need to edit a story I wrote last month. Plenty to keep me busy now that my son is back in school!

  16. @Beth C. - Good on ya! I'll update the HOF's.

  17. No internet yesterday. But here are my stats for last week.

    Written: Love Like Dysphoria

    Subbed: Love Like Dysphoria (Pedestal Magazine), Insomnia (Daily Science Fiction).

    Rejections: Not AA, Breakfast, Insomnia, Summer Day

  18. @A.G. Carpenter - That's the spirit. I'm rooting for an accept or two for next time.

  19. I'm in the backwoods of Maine this week, so a little late with my update:

    Week 31's W1S1: "Power Chords" to Fear and Trembling.

    Accepted: "Power Chords" sold to Fear and Trembling. How's that for a quick turnaround? =]

    Published: Haiku @ 7x20 and Trapeze.

    Congrats on all the successes and progresses this week, everybody! Onward and upward.

  20. @Milo - even from Maine, you astound :-) Intriguing title there. HOF updates on the way.

    If we don't hear from you next week, we'll send in the rescue squad.