Sunday, September 4, 2011

Weekly/Monthly Check-In #35

The end of Week 35 is already upon us!
How's it been for you? Have the words been hotter than Fahrenheit 451, or has The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms gotten in the way? 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 or published, tell us so we can add you and the market to the Write1Sub1 Halls of Fame. But if stuff has interfered with your writing and every reply has been a rejection, 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. I wrote a new story this week but I can't follow the W1S1 format on this one. It's for a contest in October. I'll have to see if my brain cooperates and I get another story to send out this month.

    I'm hearing dead silence from publishers right now. Crossing my fingers and hoping for good news...

  2. I got a story accepted by 'Rocket Science' anthology. Hooray.

  3. Another quiet week. Next week will be better! A good slew of rejections but I did also get a story shortlisted by The Red Penny Papers.

    Written/Subbed : Grains! (Twitter), Black Beetles, (Twitter), Cernunnos (Twitter), Rho-m10 (Twitter)

    Accepted : Warning by Seedpod

    Published : Many Happy Returns by 7x20

  4. Good luck, Beth. Silence is sometimes golden.

    Nicely done, Deborah.

    My own W1S1 week was an uptick too.

    W1: "The Simple Time" (micro) "Sluts" (flash)

    S1: Short story to Bartleby Snopes; Short story to mixer; Flash to Unfinished Furniture; Flash to Fiddleback; Flash to Word Riot; Flash to Apex.

    Accept: "Sky Blue Pink" by Every Day Fiction.

    Published: "Miraculous" at Liquid Imagination.

  5. Conratulations, Steve. And you gotta love a flash called 'Sluts'

  6. Now that summer is officially over here, things should quiet down a bit. I was actually able to get back to the program: I wrote one story and submitted two. Searching for a new story idea now. Feels good to be back in the rhythm.

  7. Slow week.

    Write 1: Vessels For Destruction (flash sci-fi)

    No Subs.

    One Rejection: Leodegraunce (Legacy).

  8. Beth: We're hoping with you. Maybe they're all on vacation?

    Deborah: Yahoo! Halls of Fame updated.

    Simon: Well done, sir. Halls of Fame updated.

    Steve: The Flash Master strikes again! Halls of Fame updated.

    Sparklecat: Write1Sub2? Maybe that should be our challenge for next year...

    AG: I like your titles!

  9. As for me, this week's W1S1: "A Creature Stirring" to 10Flash Quarterly; it's been shortlisted, and I'm hoping for the best.

    Accepted: "Captain Quasar" by Ray Gun Revival

    Published: "Captain Quasar and the Insurmountable Barrier of Space Junk"

  10. Gary S Watkins9/04/2011

    I just found your site and I love the idea! I got a short story ("Unfamiliar Territory") accepted last week by Nevermet Press (the first one I ever submitted for publication, no less!) and just submitted three three-line poems to Three Line Poetry. We'll see what happens. I'm starting slow, because I am so new at this and I'm a teacher with more lesson plans to write than stories.

  11. I haven't submitted anything yet this month, but I've written 5 stories ranging from 800 words to 1,600 words in the past 4 days as apart of a flash challenge, so I've got my one September story out of the way. ;)

    Congrats to those with good news!

  12. August was a success for me, though a couple of days late.

    Write: "Cat Scratch" - a story about a cat gone bad.

    Submit: "A Turn-screw tlhImqaH" - a parody of "A Clockwork Orange" in which the protagonist speaks Klingon instead of Nadsat.

    No publications yet. My goal is to finish September by the end of the month so I can make the list.

  13. Gary: Great to have you on board -- and congrats on the acceptance! I'm back at work this week as well, and we've added a block schedule to our Tuesday/Thursdays, so my own lesson planning will be very interesting this semester.

    Shelley: Wow. You've given W1S1 "weekly" a whole new meaning...

    Melvyn: That story sounds incredible -- Klingon? Nice!

  14. I'm working on an article to submit with some art I made. I am working on a life lesson type article. I need to get it done~ Nice to meet you; I'm visiting from the BBQ~

  15. Hi everyone, this is my first entry on W1S1. Last week was a milestone, with the 2nd edit of a novel I started last year now completed. Although I didn't produce anything new, I try to keep all my stories rolling. I recently won a first prize with one that had been submitted 10 times before - so never give up. And this week:
    Submit: my novel, Petals in The Dust, to the CAL Scribe Fiction Prize 2012

    Submit: my previously written short story, Postcards from Wumberidgee to the 2011 Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards

    Submit: my previously written story, The Coal Miner’s Candle to the Wet Ink/CAL Short Story Prize 2011

    Acceptance: two twitter fiction stories, A Narrow Escape and Then There Was One, by Folded Word / PicFic for their Exit issue

  16. It's been a rough week for the writing - but I have been getting the revision work moving. Day job is userping my time and it's going to get worse this week. But the good news is I'm almost done with my WOTF submission.. yes, a NEW submission. :D

  17. Well, I have a full MS out with an agent for my YA romantic comedy but more importantly- I've decided to self publish my urban fantasy this year as part of a trilogy. It's going to be a lot of work but I'm looking forward to the challenge! Nice to 'meet' you! New follower here from KarenG's BBQ

  18. More house cleaning and half-hearted editing than writing this week. Did get an Acceptance on a W1S1 piece for PicFic.

    September goal is to get several pieces finished up and submitted. October will start focusing on NaNo

  19. Ella: Nice; thanks for stopping by!

    Gayle: You've been busy; well done. Halls of Fame updated.

    DMB: Stinkin' day job. Keep those WotF subs going out there; they won't be able to resist you for long.

    Creepy: (Can I call you Creepy?) Good work; thanks for the visit.

    Sam: Onward and upward, right? Halls of Fame updated.

  20. Wrote 1, subbed 2, 1 rejection. :)

  21. Wrote, "White". Subbed, "By Way of the Golden Shell". Already got rejected :(

  22. Hang in there. Sometimes the quick rejections feel like a slap in the face -- but honestly, I'd rather be able to re-submit ASAP than have to wait months for the same response.

  23. In spite of the heat I managed to write a new story. It was a piece of flash fiction, but still--it's not easy crafting a complete story in no more than 99 words.
    donna v.

  24. Submitted: 2000+ word short story for an anthology. It's my first attempt at paranormal, so I feel a little shaky on it and sort of expecting a reject.

    Also, I'd like to shout out that I'm helping to host a writing contest/blogfest called Rule Of Three on my site but many people seem too intimidated to give it a shot. :-(( Anybody here want to give it a go? First prize $50 Amazon card.