Sunday, October 9, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #40 Check In

The end of Write1Sub1 2011 week #40 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like mountain streams or has it been a week from hell? Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or a monthly or a something in between W1S1 participant.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yay! If you've had something accepted or published, tell us so we can add you and the market to the 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. Short fiction output ticking over nicely ...

    Written : The Genehunter (SF)

    Submitted : Panopticon (SF, flash)

    Accepted : GSOH (Seedpod), Introductions (Seedpod)

    Published : Just Desserts (Cuento)

  2. Good work, Simon.

    As for me, this week's W1S1: "Captain Quasar and the Popularity Contest" to Every Day Fiction.

    Accepted: My Week#4 tale "Just Leave" will appear in the Frightmares anthology next month.

    Published: My Week#2 tale "You Kill Me" is up at Misfit Magazine, and you can read it here if you dare.

    Write on, everybody!

  3. It's been a rough week for me writing wise, but I'm pushing through. Adding words/scenes to a SF short-turned-novelette, and revising a fantasy short story. They'll come out nicely when I'm done, I'm just fighting for the writing time.

    Hope you guys are having better results!

  4. Great stuff, Milo - congrats on the Frightmares antho win.

  5. dmbonanno - Sorry to hear that. I guess we all have weeks like that, no? Damn it, I have months and years like that. Hope it all comes together soon.

  6. Since I'm doing Light Ray, I'm on track - I'm revising an older piece and drafting a new one.

    One of my acceptances should be out this month, so I'm looking forward to that - seeing a published piece always gives a bit of a boost. :)

    Keep going, everyone! We can do it!

  7. Two acceptances for me, one from the Lovecraft E-Zine, and one second place win in the British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition, which will result in publication.

  8. Great stuff Madeline and - apologies for this - yes we can!

  9. It's been a fantastic week for you Deborah. I'm in awe.

  10. Pretty slow going here. No new acceptances to report. I've been focusing on the novel, and in about a month I've done 58,000 words.

    I did start on a new flash story yesterday and hope to finish the draft today. This will be my W1S1 for the month.

  11. Left everything until the last day of the week but still managed to get 1 story written and 1 submitted.

    Written: The Shoemaker's Daughter

    Submitted: Our Future

  12. Writing is going slowly, but still making progress.

    Written: Pride

    Subbed: Pride (Leodegraunce),

    Sold: The Weather's Always Fine in Paradise (GUD Magazine) - not a W1S1 story but still exciting. :)

  13. I was on vacation in Barbados this past week, which allowed me to do a lot more writing than usual. Did final revisions on "A Better Tomorrow" and wrote three, (count 'em three!) brand-new stories.

    "Dragon Ships of Tycho" is a 5k space opera, "Number Station" is a fantasy/supernatural flash piece and "A Thousand Cuts" is a 1500 word horror/dark fantasy tale.

    This week is going to be about lots of revisions/fixes on all three of those pieces, and I hope to get all four stories out on submission over the next week or two.

  14. This week:

    Wrote: "Intelligent Design" (flash); "Wall Street" (flash)

    Subbed: 3 micros to Apollo's Lyre

    Accept: "Plymouth" to 6 Tales.

    Published: "Earth Vector" at Garbled Transmissions

  15. Beth - best of luck with that novel, and the flash story.

    Celesta - great stuff; best of luck with those.

    A. G. - fantastic! A sale to GUD is very impressive.

    Alex - best of luck placing all those.

    Steve - Congrats on that acceptance and, of coursem your publication. I'll update the Halls.

  16. I've had a couple of tough writing weeks. I've only been getting my 50-word stories done. Busy with lots of non-writing things this coming week, too, but I'll hopefully find some time.

  17. Can't remember when I last checked in... 1 rejection, 1 acceptance this month. 2 still outstanding. And the Rule Of Three contest is going on, which is eating into my time, but it's also a lot of fun!
    Always happy to see that some of you are getting published :-))

  18. Tim,

    I know how that feels! Well done on the 50 worders.

  19. Great stuff, Li - thanks for checking in.

  20. I'm late to join you guys

    This week wrote : The General's Demise
    Submitted to Hobart.

  21. Best of luck with that sub, Angie!

  22. I've been doing a challenge with a group to write a story a day in October...haven't made every day but I certainly have written a lot. I've submitted maybe 4 pieces in the last week!