Sunday, December 25, 2011

Write1Sub1 Week #51 Weigh-in

The end of W1S1 2011 Week 51 is here!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or has Something Wicked 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.

** And a very MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone! **


  1. Very productive week for me... Finished the first draft of a 6000-word story and got feedback from beta readers. Going to make some adjustments and submit before New Years. Wrote a piece of flash fiction and sent it off to a holday themed contest.

    No acceptances/publications this week. Holiday time is slow time.

    Happy holidays, everyone!

  2. Been kinda sidetracked this week, but a few things to report:

    W/S: 2 haiku

    A: The Heart of a Much Younger Man by Nanoism and Midsummer in the Southern Hemisphere by One Forty Fiction

    P: The Heart of a Much Younger Man by Nanoism, Midsummer in the Southern Hemisphere by One Forty Fiction, Cernunnos by Trapeze, Rho-m10 by Trapeze

    Hope you're having a great Christmas!

  3. Merry Christmas to all my writer friends who celebrated such things. I'm stuffed to the gills and ready to nap, but first...

    W1: "Twas the Night Before Armageddon" (flash)

    S1: Flash to Penumbra; flash to 713 Flash Fiction Contest; flash to Jabberwocky, flash to Apocrypha and Abstraction; flash to Microliterature.

    Accept: "Johnny Asparagus" by A capella zoo. "Murder at Your Door" by Apocrypha and Abstraction.

    Published: Not this week.

  4. It's been a productive week for me, but in terms of novel revising, and critiquing other people's work.

    W/S: Nothing new.

    Publishers have been vewy vewy quiet this week. Which is probably good, as I really didn't need a rejection in my stocking.

    Happy holidays, everyone!

  5. Gary S Watkins12/25/2011

    Happy Holidays, everyone!

    S: Bug Catcher to Spinetingler

    A: Illegal Alien to Trapeze (Twitter Fiction)

    Best wishes for the new year!

  6. Gary S Watkins12/25/2011

    Oops! Forgot one:

    W/S: Yours Now to Stupefying Stories

  7. Alex: Nice work. The responses have been slow for me as well; guess that just means we'll all be getting a load of them after New Year's.

    Simon: Way to go, Tweet Master! Halls of Fame updated.

    Steve: Well done, Flash Master! Halls of Fame updated.

    Beth: That's a great way to look at it. I jumped back into my novel last night for a few hundred words; it was great to spend some time with those neglected characters.

    Gary: Good work; Halls of Fame updated!

  8. As for me, this week's W1S1: "Blessed Be the Patient" to Tin House. That's 51 short stories in 51 weeks. Wow. Honestly, I wasn't sure I'd make it. But do I have a 52nd in me? We shall see...

    We're on the home stretch, folks!

  9. Happy Christmas everyone!

  10. Had 2 stories just sitting on my hard drive, so cut 150 words from one to make the 1000w limit and sent it off this morning. The other 1250w story I sent off as well.

  11. Happy holidays, all.

    W1S1: "Memories," non-genre flash (lit? something like that). Gone to EDF.

    No acceptances, rejections or publications.

    Best of luck in week 52, everyone!

  12. Patsy: And to you, too!

    Lyn: That's the stuff; get those stories out there!

    Shane: Good work; EDF's a great venue. Here's to all of us finishing strong this week!

  13. Last week I finished up edits and submitted my short story on contract. I also wrote, submitted, and was rejected on a drabble. At least it was personal!

    Rejections are my war scars. Bring 'em on.

  14. I didn't participate (do I look mad?) but I having watched your progress through the year I had to pop in and say you all rock.

  15. Mostly been focusing on the novel, trying to get it done by NYE.

    Lots of good reports from you guys - congrats and keep on truckin'!

  16. Stephanie: That's the spirit.

    Cate: You're mad not to! I'm pretty sure you could write/sub at least 12 stories next year, so consider this your standing invitation. =]

    Dawn: Here's hoping you make your deadline!