Sunday, December 18, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #50 Weigh-in

The end of W1S1 2011 Week 50 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.

*Be sure to post the new W1S1 RELOADED graphic on your blog, Facebook, Google+, etc. to start spreading the word: We're going full-steam ahead into 2012!

**And be sure to check out the W1S1 Swag Store (all $ goes to Cafe Press; we don't make a single cent). It will be closing its virtual doors this week, so stop by and reward yourself with a mug or T-shirt! 


  1. Winding down a bit for Christmas. Depending on how celebrations go, this might be might be my final weigh-on of 2011!

    Written: 2 flashes and submitted one of them.

    Accepted: 2 poems by unFold and 1 Twitter by Trapeze.

    Published: Snow Angels by Bent Masses.

  2. Twtote and submitted an article, but my only fiction yhis eek was my novel.

  3. This has been my week to play catch-up after surgery knocked me out last week. I've made good progress. I'm revising my steampunk novel and am now to chapter 11. I also revised my W1S1 of the month and got it out there.

    Written: nothing new

    Submitted: "Blue Tag Sale" (3,400 words)

  4. Simon: Say it ain't so! You'll be back. You can't keep yourself away. Halls of Fame updated!

    Dawn: Some fancy spelling there, but I think congrats are in order. =]

    Beth: Way to go! I can't wait to dig into my novels again next year.

  5. As for me, this week's W1S1: "Vanishing Act" to TOR -- dreaming BIG.

    In other news, the editor of SCIFAIKUEST invited me to submit 15 poems as the "featured poet" in a future issue. I'm honored to try to fill Simon's shoes!

    Write on, everybody. The finish line for W1S1 2011 is in sight.

  6. The two pieces I subbed to MudSpots were re-hashes (do I mean that?!) of older pieces, but in dribs and drabs I added 3,700 words to my NaNo novel - the more I write the more seems to be missing. Nothing more this year as family and festivities kick in.
    But ... it's been good.

  7. Looks like some folks are winding down for the year, so: congrats all on a great year of W1S1, it's always great to hear someone has finished another story, or had a piece accepted. I still need one more story to meet my (really low) writing goals for the year, but, luckily, the holidays are a quiet time for me :)

    This week's W1: "A Billion Bags of Bone" -- 2,000 word sci-fi.

    Too many rejections and resubmissions this week to list (they do seem to come in waves!)

    No acceptances, nothing published. Though, I did get an email to say a flash piece has made it to round two at Daily SF. Good chance it will wash out, but I'm fairly excited it has gotten even that far with such a cool market. Fingers crossed.

    Happy holidays, all!

    (is there a check-in next week?)

  8. I joined W1S1 in the summer, when I have lots of time to write. Therefore, I started with the weekly challenge. Had to switch to monthly once my teaching started up again.

    The weekly challenge had unexpected results. My acceptance percentage went way down during the summer. However, over the course of the entire year, the percentage stayed the same. Some of those summer stories were finally accepted this month, including two just this week!

    Anyway, thanks for the inspiration. I look forward to W1S1 2012!

  9. Congratulations to those who achieved all their goals, or most of them or who at least tried.

    I'm going to post up that nifty graphic right after Christmas (still doing my writing competition advent thingy for now)Just need to decide if I'll play it safe and go monthly or try for weekly.

  10. Well done, everybody!

    I haven't completed any new stories this week, but i have had an acceptance. One of my April stories has sold to Earthbound Fiction for their Dark Stars Anthology.

  11. Got more written on the novella, but nothing finished this week.

    Rejections: /Mother/ from TNY, /Bourgeoisie/ from Barge Journal, /Love Like Dysphoria/ from Daily Science Fiction.

    Acceptances: NONE
    Published: NONE

    Submissions: /Mother/ to Tin House; /Bourgeoisie/, /Pride/, /Legacy/ to Every Day Fiction; /Love Like Dysphoria/ to Mixer.

  12. Gary Watkins12/18/2011

    I just began my winter break (2 weeks off). I hope to write something during that time, depending on how my holiday preparations go.

    Rejection: "Bug Catcher" from Shimmer

    Submission: "Bug Catcher" to Earthbound Fiction (never say die!)

    Happy Holidays, everyone!

  13. Happy holidays, gang! Glad to see folks still cranking out the word count and making it available to the world (well, to editors, at least).

    My week was:

    W1: Virgin Christmas (flash); Christmas in Nicaragua (flash)

    S1: Short story to Daily Love

    Accept: "The Confession" by Speech Bubble.

    Published: Blemished at Apocrypha and Abstraction.

    Twitter Fic at trapeze.

  14. Milo, the link for Speech Bubble is

  15. Sandra: Progress is progress; good work.

    Shane: Fingers crossed for you on the DSF sub; and yes indeed, we still have two more check-ins (Week #51 and #52) plus our end-of-the-year awards post!

    Anne: Congratulations! The Weekly challenge has been VERY difficult at times, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Only 2 more stories to go...

    Patsy: Weekly! Weekly! You've got to try it. (I'll be dropping to monthly next year, but who knows about 2013?)

    Sam: Awesome! Halls of Fame updated, fo sho.

    AG: Productive as ever; nice work.

    Gary: "Never give up. Never surrender!" - GALAXY QUEST

    Steve: Way to go, Flash Master! Halls of Fame updated (thanks for the link).

  16. 4 submissions last week, 4 rejections. That which does not kill me only makes me stronger!

  17. Hi gang!

    Nothing to report this week, but just want to say good job to everyone else. I'm looking forward to 2012 so I can really get going, and hopefully get some impressive numbers like the rest of you!


  18. We all start over from scratch come 1/1/2012; the "new" beginning will be good for all of us.

  19. I've written one short & one piece of poetry and submitted both.

  20. Way to go, Jarmara -- and welcome!

  21. A busy month, but December was given over to prepping for the holidays too. Looking back on 2011, I brought 10 short stories to life in print and online (two more slated for 2012), nine articles and reviews, and six humor pieces.

    I'm proud to have had seven thumbnail book reviews carried in the Asbury Park Press, and want to take some small credit for keeping this column by Book Editor Anne Bendheim alive when her reader submissions dried up.

    There are three stories still out, but no acceptances for December, in large part because I'm shooting just for paying markets.

  22. Aim high, Walt. I'm doing the same.

  23. Prolly jumping the gun here. (Are we supposed to wait until this week's weigh-in is posted before we post our updates for the week? That is, we wait until the end of the week before posting about this current week, right? if so, then yes, I'm jumping lol.)

    At any rate, I found a story on my hard drive that I dusted off and added 40 words to (whee) and sent off to an antho market which is closing Dec 31. So I should find out soon whether I made it or not :)

    I've got two more stories completed that I'll send off before the end of 2011 and then will finish a bunch of partial stories starting in Jan.

  24. Milo James Fowler12/23/2011

    Jump all you like, sir! Sounds like you've been very productive.