Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekly/Monthly Check-In #36

The end of Week 36 is here!

How's it been for you? Have the words soared like The Flying Machine, or has The Dragon 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!

*On a more somber note, today marks the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks against the US on 9/11. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims' families as we look ahead and hope for a more peaceful tomorrow.


  1. I just started participating, so this is my first check-in.

    This past week I wrote a sci-fi short story called Two Minutes to Midnight and submitted it to Daily Science Fiction.

    I also received a couple of rejections. No big deal. :)

  2. W1: Nothing finished this week, but 3,000 words into Q4's WotF entry, so... progress!

    S1: Usual: Rejections in, Submissions out.

    Acceptances: None

    Published: "Just a Day" at Every Day Fiction

    Congrats on your first week, Tim.

    Also, I'll echo the thoughts on the day that's in it. It's hard to believe it has been ten years, it really doesn't seem it.

  3. This was a bad week for writing. My dad had a health scare on Tuesday and then I came down with awful flu or food poisoning on Wednesday. It's only this weekend that I'm starting to look at Word again.

    I wrote one poem this week, but I haven't sent it out yet.

  4. Been writing slowly but nothing finished yet. Still a fairly productive week.

    Rejections: Love Like Dysphoria (Pedestal Magazine)

    Submissions: Love Like Dysphoria (Strange Horizons)

    Acceptances: Christening, Bugs (Microcosms)

  5. Now that summer holidays are over I'm writing rather more :

    Written : The Magister Clock (fantasy, flash fiction), The Ghost Train (fantasy, short story)

    Submitted : Midwinter's Sacrifice (fantasy, short story)

    Accepted : Cernunnos by Trapeze, Rho-m10 by Trapeze

    Published : KeyQuest by Spaceports and Spidersilk

  6. Writing flying? yes, for a bit - 17,000 words to 'Bridie 6' since I last checked in (~ three weeks) and in that time I've also submitted & had accepted three pieces to MudSpots - all ~250 words each.('Willing to conceal', 'Cooperative blame' and 'Disguising need begats a need to disguise''

  7. Funny old week I've been distracted by the builders. Got a sub out and recieved a copy of Sounds of the Nightwhich has my poem in it. So I'm happy.

  8. Actually getting a jump on next week, heh heh. I wrote two stories this week, and submitted two others. Trying to make up for all that lost time during the summer.

  9. Tim: Great to have you join the W1S1 throng! DSF is a very cool market.

    Shane: I thoroughly enjoyed "Just a Day"; go check it out, everybody!

    Beth: Glad you're on the mend; hope your dad is too.

    AG: Nicely done; Halls of Fame updated!

    Simon: "Keyquest" was great; check it out, everybody. Halls of Fame updated!

    Sandra: Wow, good work. Halls of Fame updated!

    Deborah: You've got every reason to be; well done.

    Sparklecat: Progress in a big way. =]

  10. As for me, this week's W1S1: "Veronica Smythe and the Dreamboat of Oak Valley High" to Cezanne's Carrot; "Hitman's Lament" to 50-Word Stories.

    Accepted: My week#2 tale "You Kill Me", sold to Misfit Magazine; my week#17 tale "Identity Thief" sold to Musa Publishing; "Hitman's Lament" accepted by 50-Word Stories

    Published: "You May Not Like What You See" @ Cuento; check it out.

    Write on, everybody!

  11. Milo - fantastic week for you!

  12. Well done, everyone! Keep going!

    I wrote and subbed one new story, and sent an older one out. Technically, I'm done for the month - yeh, Light Ray! - but I always aim for more. (Can't leave well enough alone. Sigh.)

  13. Wrote a 1000-word flash entitled "Arcana Discarded," but it is currently in Beta.

    Subbed a pre-W1S1 story "The Bright Walk" to Bete Noir.

    First time in a while I've managed both!

  14. It was an off week for me, with my boss being in town and my schedule getting thrown off a bit. I did have 3 rejections in days though, and got those right back out. I have some stories in the works though and am continuing on those, though slowly.

    also, I decided to pay more attention to my health, so I've given up two writing sessions in the last few days to work out. So, I'm getting adjusted to a new schedule too.

  15. Madeline: Keep aiming high!

    Joe: Well done, sir.

    Dawn: That's the way, get those resubs back out there asap.

  16. Wrote and submitted a flash fiction story to the Shock Totem contest. Not my finest work, but the best I could come up with before the deadline.

    Lots of crickets on the submission front. No sales this week and just one R.

  17. Wow. Here's to a strong week for so many of us, especially you, Milo. Way to set the bar high.

    The week sped right by me, I'm afraid.

    W1: "Formidable Joy" (flash)

    S1: 3 flashes to A-Minor

    Accept: None

    Published: "Sky Blue Pink" at Every Day Fiction.

  18. I participated in the 3-Day Novel Contest. I wrote a 12000 word story, "Gifted",in 3 days and submitted it for the contest. I'm totally counting this as my write 1 sub 1 for the week!

  19. Alex: When it rains it pours, and it seems the opposite is also true. Hang in there.

    Steve: "Sky Blue Pink" was really something; go check it out, everybody.

    Celesta: As well you should! Nice work.

  20. dave macpherson9/12/2011

    I just started. Well for the past three weeks so far. Wrote a piece a week and submitted each one, I have gotten one rejection so far. Thanks for having this site.

  21. Thanks for being part of our community!

  22. Plotting a novel for November's NaNoWriMo. Mostly research this week.

    Acceptance of my twitter fiction story ‘Animal Rhymes’ by One Forty Fiction for their Back to School Week.

    Submitted four pieces of twitter fiction to 7x20 Mag – ‘An Awesome Beauty,’ ‘Thief in the Night’, ‘Cold Shoulder,’ and ‘Hope’. ‘Cold Shoulder’ and ‘Hope’ were both accepted.

  23. Congrats! Check out "Animal Rhymes", everybody. Halls of Fame updated.