Sunday, August 21, 2011

Weekly/Monthly Check-In #33

The end of Week 33 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. Another week down, and only 19 more to go!

    My W1S1: "Like Clockwork" to Apex Magazine -- going BIG again this week.

    Accepted: "You May Not Like What You See" @ Cuento 9/10 and "A Slightly Orwellian Dilemma" @ Trapeze 12/6.

    Write on, everybody!

  2. It's been a slow week in terms of writing (at least on a daily basis) but I did finish a draft of a story for the fish anthology. I've also received two rejections on one story, one rejection on another, and sent them both back out.

    No acceptances, as usual. Added about 3k words to novel in progress.

  3. I am currently away on holiday. I've left a clone in charge of things. Hopefully he has been correctly imprinted with the correct brain patterns ...

    Written/Submitted : The Heart Of A Much Younger Man (Twitter), Warning (Twitter), Horoscope (Twitter)

    Accepted : KeyQuest by Spaceports and Spidersilk

    Published : None

  4. Wrote a story and submitted it to the Absolute Write Kitlit Contest!

  5. Crazy work and vacation time with the kids, but i DID my Write1. Still working on the sub1.. ;) it's coming!

  6. Wrote and subbed one. Very few editorial responses this week. I think they're all in Reno.

    Congrtulation, Milo and Simon, on the acceptances.

  7. I've had a banner week, with two W1S1 story sales!

    First was a pro sale of my urban fantasy story "A Shard Glows in Brooklyn" to Buzzy Mag, a new pro-paying publication that's launching in early 2012.

    Today I also heard from KZine - a publication I found out about by reading the W1S1 Blog! - they accepted "A Tear in the Web" for their inaugural issue.

    Over the course of this week I finished a 2300 word fantasy story "Life by the Lake's Shore" which I expect to begin submitting as early as tomorrow.

  8. Written: Scavenger, A Love Unmovable
    Submitted: Scavenger, minor contest, but it's something.

    The month has been a success for me!

  9. At last, I finally managed to write a story and submit it this week. The deadline for the submission period helped motivate that! Still going, perhaps not strong, but going.

  10. Last week's Mudspots submission ('Consequences', 222 words was accepted by MudSpots ( I've submitted 'Disguising need' 226 words for this week.
    And written 6600 words for 'Bridie 6', some of which are fantastically good!! (this week, at least)

  11. @Milo - Go big or go home as they say. Congrats on the acceptances. HOFs updated.

    @digitalinkwell - That's the way you do it. The only certain rejection is the one you never send out.

    @Simon - Your clone seems to have things well in hand. Spaceports updated.

    @Celesta - Excellent!

    @dmbonnano - Impressive that you could do that. Pat on the back time.

    @Deborah - I suspect you're right about that. Sounds like it was a fun time, too. Congrats on keeping up with the minimum requirement at least.

    @Alex - Big time congrats on so many levels. HOFs updated with zeal.

    @Stephanie - It certainly is something - it's a successful month.

    @Sparklecat - Going is important. That's the part you control. Strong sneaks up on you.

    @Sandra - Way to go. Good words is good words. HOF updated.

  12. My own week was

    W1: "The Valley of Doom" (flash); "Commitment" (flash); "The Tea Party Hall of Fame" (flash)

    S1: 3 Tweets to trapeze. Flash to NYC Flash Fiction competition.

    Accept: None.

    Pub: None.

  13. Finally wrote some new stuff this week--2 flash pieces (1 @1500 words, the other @1200).
    I've only submitted some older pieces so far this month, but the 2 new ones (as well as 1 or 2 more coming down my sleeve currently) will by subbed by end-of-month.

  14. Wow! Great progress this week. You all rock!

    I don't have any acceptances to report this week, but I did write one and submit it (and submitted it again as it was rejected within 24 hours). Also, there was a story I wrote last month but didn't get to send out. That story is now out in the big scary world.

    That puts me at three new stories submitted this month.

  15. Oh, so inspiring to see so many writings and publications :)


  16. @Beth - Very nice. I guess a quick ouch is better than a slow one, but... ouch. Glad to see you subbing. You can't get published without subbing (at least it's a rare day when an editor breaks into your office and steals something for her zine).

    @Donna - That's what it's all about here. Doing the work and supporting each other.

  17. I submitted one, but I still need to write one!

    I got one rejection and one acceptance--a flash fiction piece in the fledgling zine Garbled Transmissions.