Sunday, October 16, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #41 Check In

The end of Write1Sub1 2011 week #41 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words streamed like skylark song 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. 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. Whoops - been missing from this for a few weeks - not idly so, as I have written 5000 words of what is now 'Making good' (Was 'Bridie 6') also 1600 words on a Thinking Ten challenge for a future 10K word story. Pieces have been written and submitted to MudSpots (x3) Language>place Carnival (x2)of which four have been accepted and I've also subitted a piece to Pygmy Giant but not heard whether or not it's accepted but 'Blue' submitted to Scribble & Scatter IS in.

  2. You've been busy, Sandra! Nice work.

    As for me, this week's W1S1: "One Way Ticket" to Clarkesworld; dreaming BIG again...

    Wasn't sure I'd finish this one and have it polished in time, but I managed to do so with an hour or two to spare last night.

    Write on, everybody!

  3. Still on track. Made a sale today for Warrior Wisewoman4. Sadly it was before W1S1, so I can't count it. Still. Am happy bunny.

  4. Congrats, Deb. Very nice. Keep on dreaming big, Milo. You're getting closer with every step. Nice going, Sandra.

    My week was:

    Write 1: "Last Call" (flash)

    Sub 1: Flash to Daily SF; flash to Gloaming; flash to Journal Compressed Creative Arts

    Accept: Nada

    Published: None

  5. I'm on track for October now. YAY.

    Wrote: 1000-word flash fic; novel word count is now 71,000 (started a month ago)

    Submitted: that new flash fic

    I've been falling behind on keeping other subs in circulation and am now trying to play catch-up.

    October is half over now. Where has 2011 gone?!

  6. Deborah and Sandra congrats on sales. Milo and Steve will have some to report soon I'm sure!

    AS for me - writing yes, checking in no. Switching to monthly now in prep for November.
    1 completed & subbed
    Pop-Pop on the Mantel -Pedestal
    2 written & subbed
    Toward our After - DSF
    To the Victor goes Mars - EDF

  7. No acceptances, rejections or publications this week, but I've been doing a lot of writing/editing.

    Submitted "A Better Tomorrow" to Clarkesworld, "A Thousand Cuts" to F&SF and "Number Station" to Kazka Press. Am in the final edit of "The Dragon Ships of Tycho" which has been solicited for an anthology. Wrote a pair of blog posts, too.

    I also made donations to Duotrope, AbsoluteWrite and Critters this week now that I have some payments coming in from my short story sales.

    Tomorrow my story "Spidersong" will be sent out via e-mail by Daily Science Fiction. Looking forward to the readers' feedback!

  8. Excellent subbing, Alex.

  9. Way to go, Alex! This is a great reminder for all of us: Subscribe to Daily Science Fiction and receive pro-paid, SFWA-qualifying flash fiction by email during the work week. It's a great way to start the day: Daily Science Fiction

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  10. Not too much happening here this week :
    Written : A Box of Photographs (short story), Why The Dog Didn't Die (SF, flash), An Infinite Loop (5x5)

    Submitted : A Box of Photographs (short story)

    Published : GSOH (Seedpod), Introductions (Seedpod)

  11. Sandra - Great stuff; you've obviously been busy.

    Milo - Keep on dreaming big. Best of luck with that one.

    Deborah - Congrats on the sale.

    Steve - best of luck with those.

    Beth - I know, it's flown by. Best of luck with all those.

  12. Sam - Best of luck with all those submissions.

    Alex - Great stuff and well done on giving back to the community.

  13. I kept up with the challenge this week :)

    Wrote: Dragons

    Submitted: Mercy Falls

  14. I've submitted three pieces in the last week. I can't really tell how many I've written because I'm still doing my story-a-day challenge for the month, but at least half of the stories I've been writing are so bad they can't possibly count. No acceptances, and two of them said my story was meant to be a joke but wasn't funny...I thought I'd share the delight. Anyhow, it means I'm two rejections closer to an acceptance, right?

  15. Celesta - best of luck with that submission.

    Colleen - absolutely! That's the way to see it.

  16. Fighting for every writing session over here and battling crits for stories I *thought* were ready. They'll get there, I was just blinded with love for my creations. Happens to the best of us, right?

    And I still haven't written anything new this month, but the good news is the day job is promising to let up. There's a light at the end of (a very long) tunnel.

    Glad the rest of you are doing well.

  17. Dawn,

    Keep on battling! Delighted you see light at the end of the tunnel.

  18. I revised The General's Demise after great critiques from writer's workshop and submitted it to's prompt on Breaking up is hard to do.
    They responded with great critiques on the story but rejected it

    I submitted Safety-First flash fic ( written in July) to Smokelong Quarterly. They responded in two days with great critiques but rejected.

    Wrote 3k on novel and signed up for writer's workshop. This blog is fab. I wish I'd started this earlier, and I hope you keep going for 2012