Sunday, September 18, 2011

Weekly/Monthly Check-In #37

The end of Week 37 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed Quicker than the Eye, or has A Sound of Thunder 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. Good news for me as I won Liquid Imagination's David Farland competition. Hoorah. That's publication for me.

    Also got an interesting rewrite request with some great feedback.

  2. Congratulations, Deborah! Halls of Fame updated, mos def.

    As for me, this week's W1S1: "A Monster By Any Other Name" to Innsmouth Free Press for a 24-hour rejection, then on to Mixer Publishing.

    Published: a "going green" haiku @ Trapeze

  3. A lot of stuff getting in the way this week. Remember, kids, reality doesn't get to win!

    Written : Trick or Treat (fantasy, Twitter)

    Submitted : The Magister's Clock (fantasy, flash); Trick or Treat (fantasy, Twitter)

    Accepted : None

    Published : None

  4. The past week's forecast was "Mostly quiet with a few scattered rejections."

    I've been focusing on the new novel and have written 13k this week.

    As for submissions, I did a book-binding poem for Janet Reid (aka the Query Shark); it's not up on her blog yet, but the receipt was acknowledged.

    One of my W1S1 acceptances from a while back is just coming out in print. My story "A Spectacular Display" is in the new issue #3 of Fantastique Unfettered currently on B&N and on Amazon soon.

  5. I've written a story that I will be sending out into the world this afternoon, so that's going well.

    It's been an interesting week for things submitted to contests, though. One website closed down halfway into the submission period and I got an email about how the contest will carry on, though the website is now defunct. Then another website, who indefinitely extended their writing prompt contest after the June deadline, finally posted on their website that the contest is canceled. Ah, well. Another story free for submission elsewhere.

  6. Simon: I hope "The Magister's Clock" gets picked up quick; really liked that one.

    Beth: Not too shabby! Here's a link to the issue @ Barnes & Noble.

    Sparklecat: That's the right attitude. I'm noticing quite a few markets closing -- just heard about The Absent Willow Review today.

  7. So I'm still keeping up with this write 1 sub 1 thing.

    Wrote "At the Zoo" and "We Are Not Alone". Subbed "White" and "We Are Not Alone".

  8. Good news to report! My tweet tale "Give and Take" was accepted at Nanoism on 9/7. I submitted it long ago before I fell off the W1S1 monthly wagon this summer. Now I'm recommiting to submitting at least once a month through the end of the year.

  9. Celesta: I'd say you're definitely keeping up; well done.

    Svan: Very nice. Halls of Fame updated; go check it out, everybody!

  10. Deborah, congrats on the win, and congratulations also to those with pubs / acceptances this week.

    I only managed about 1000 words this week, and didn't finish anything -- that's about six straight weeks of nothing, or near-nothing :)

    Rejections in, submissions out, as per usual.

    Roll on next week...

  11. Written 17 pieces of twitter fiction (140 characters each)and participated in #ThePush, a daily #vss (very short story) challenge set by @goosefat101

    Submitted twitter fiction stories ‘The High Price of Shoes’ and ‘Secret Yearnings’ to Seed Pod Publishing

    Submitted twitter fiction stories ‘Sweet Memories’ and ‘Love’s Limit’ to One Forty Fiction

    Submitted twitter fiction stories ‘Just Desserts’ and ‘Enough’ to Trapeze Magazine. Both were unsuitable for the magazine from which I received a personal rejection email.

    Continuing to outline my plot for this year's NaNoWriMo.

  12. Been a very successful week for me. Finished up the edits to /Bourgeoisie/ and made good progress on clearing out the 'in-progress' bin.

    I also made my first professional sale. :) /Insomnia/ (a Write 1 from March) sold to Daily Science Fiction.

    Rejections: /Good-bye/ from Camera Obscura.

    Subs: /Good-bye/ to Tin House; /Bourgeoisie/ to Leodegraunce; /Survivor/ to One Forty Fiction.

  13. Shane: That's 1,000 words in the right direction; keep those submissions going out.

    Gayle: Wow! Well done; hope all those tweet-tales find good homes soon.

    AG: Bravo! That's a major WIN. Halls of Fame updated.

  14. Wow, you all are doing amazing! Keep it up!

    As for A few things in the works, a novel revision stuck, and I'm waiting to see some pieces come out in the next month or two. Maybe that will give me the jump-start I need. Or maybe I just need more coffee... :)

  15. It's great to hear that everyone is doing so well.

    My first ever sale has just been published on Brain Harvest :D

    So this is a good month for me!

    And I wrote and subbed a new one, so that's good too.

  16. Madeline: Or a vanilla chai, perchance? That's my drink of choice for brain stimulation.

    Lydia: Yahoo! Well done -- Halls of Fame updated. Be sure to check it out, everybody.

  17. Congratulations for all the good works going on here.

    My own week was:

    W1: "Good Deeds" (flash)

    S1: Flash to trilling magazine; flash to Pure Slush; Micros to Pipe Dream.

    Accept: Micros to Pipe Dream

    Published: Micros at Pipe Dream.

    Lotsa rejections as well.

  18. Way to go, Flash Master! Halls of Fame updated; check them out, everybody.

  19. No big news for me this past week. I wrote, edited, and submitted a couple of flash fiction pieces, but no feedback from markets I've submitted to. Hoping to hear more back soon.

    I also wrote up a full outline for a short story, but haven't found/made the time to put it into actual prose yet.

  20. Seemed just as busy with 'Bridie 6' but there must have been a lot of editing because I only upped the total, to 29922, by a couple of thousand words.
    Submitted and had accepted 'Approaching Sanday' by MudSpots.

  21. Tim: Outlining can be half the battle, right? Or maybe a quarter... Either way, well done!

    Sandra: Good work; Halls of Fame updated -- check it out, everybody.

  22. I think I missed my check-in last week--not really sure. Anyhow, this past week more or less, I wrote 1, subbed 2, got 1 accepted, 1 rejected. The novel is going verrrrrry slowly.

  23. Progress in the right direction; nicely done. Where was your work accepted?