Sunday, February 19, 2012

Write1Sub1 Week #7 Check-In

It's the end of W1S1 Week #7!

How's the week been for you? Have you managed to write your stories or has real life 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 and submit a story/poem, let us know. If you've had something accepted or published, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if your muse has gone AWOL and every reply has been a rejection, let us know that too so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

As a new feature for 2012, remember to note your paid publications ($) for our Published Work$ page. While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories/markets that put food on a writer's table.

Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them ...


  1. Written: 7K in Progeny (hoping to have the first draft finished this week)

    Subbed: 2011 re-subs, thanks to muchos rejections

    Accepted: Still waiting to hear back from Ray Gun Revival on a rewrite and Andromeda Spaceways on one they shortlisted

    Published: A reprint of one of the first stories I had published way back in 2010. =]

    Write on, everybody!

  2. I'm in a strange No Man's Land right now where I have a bunch of stories out that I should hear about any time now, and I have a backlog of stories set aside I want to send to those markets.

    Written: Another new flash fic. It's been a productive month!

    Subbed: None.

    Accepted: Crossing fingers and waiting for news...

    Published: None

  3. Not a whole lot written. Started revisions on a few rejected pieces I think may be just a little too short. Still working on novellas.

    Rejected: Legacy, Pride, Bourgeoisie (Every Day Fiction)

    Accepted: The Collections Agent (Stupefying Stories)

    Published: None this week

  4. Two pieces wr/sub to MuDSpots and two earlier pieces published, five 'small stones' submitted for print book.
    And a very red face having discovered that some time back I'd mis-typed a figure into my novel spreadsheet and inadvertantly added 28K that wasn't there. Adjusted total is currently 116K, of which 9K has been added this week - it's been a productive writing week.

  5. I haven't got much new writing done (got a publishing contract for my novel and the excitement of that has rather taken over) but I did manage a first draft and I've subbed several stories.

    Had acceptances but not for anything written this year yet.

  6. Good job, everyone!

    I, too, have a few stories out there hoping to be picked up. As for this week...

    Written: Added some words to a novellette I've been working on. Not enough words, mind you, but more on that in a minute.

    Rejection: 1

    Subbed: 1 - Polished up the rejected piece and sent it back out

    Accepted: 0

    The words have been stuck for me lately so I've been using the timer in my writing program to push me to hitting a certain word count or to stay writing for a specific length of time.

    I've also started tracking my output using this spreadsheet (if anyone is interested in keeping track of their own progress:

    Good luck for this week everyone!

  7. Congratulations, Patsy. You should link to your happy dance.

    Another couple of reprint acceptances for me, this week. I'm reaping the fruits of my massive poetry submission frenzy. But nothing to add to the 2012 list.

    Ah, man. I can see what's it called, Catchphrase? verification below me. Any chance of loosing it?

  8. Week #7

    Wrote a flash story, "The Water's Fine" and submitted it to the Plotto Contest.

    Yes, I managed to write and submit in the same week!

    No acceptances or rejections.

  9. I wrote and submitted two short pieces this week, which I'm very happy about. I've been stuck on one short story and it felt great to take a break from that and finish something new.

  10. Deborah, I would link to my happy dance but I don't know how to do that in a comment ...

    If anyone's curious they can find it on my blog.

  11. Got the novelette out the door yesterday. That makes 2 new subs for the month, and here i was only planning on 1 every 2 months while i work on novel stuff (novel stuff that isn't really happening right now).

    No sales. Notification of a story passed on to the final round at a zine, and 3 Rs.

  12. Wrote/Subbed: Finished a 3000 word space opera and subbed it to Lightspeed. Wrote a 2100 word fantasy humor story and subbed it to F&SF. Two non-flash length stories in one week is a huge deal for me!

    Accepted: None

    Published: The Getaway in Sparks anthology by Earthbound Fiction. (please add to the paid sales listings).

  13. Finished one story that's been sitting and waiting much too long. It's now out the door.

    Heavily revised another story which I counted as my week 2 story so I can't really count it again. But it is much improved now and has also been sent out.

    Subbed a third story that I was thinking about giving up again.

    So wrote 1, rewrote 1, subbed 3.

  14. An okay week. Got a longer story done. Longer for me, as I usually write short, under a 1000 words.

    W: Pushing Werewolf
    S: Pushing Wereworld (to mark of the beast anthology)

    Acceptances: None
    Rejections: None

  15. Just shy of my weekly 10K goal (almost finished with werewolf novella).

    W1: "Life in the Way," to the Flash Fiction Contest - not holding my breath as I'm expecting fierce competition

    S1: above

    Rejections: 1

    Acceptances: 0

    Published: 1 (thought not an official publication) "Between Feathers and Fins" at Lily Childs' February Femmes Fatales

  16. I missed this week - on account of a long working weekend - but I'm ahead for the year? If that's an excuse. Ah, well.

    Got a lot of sexy and fantastic stories in the works, though.

  17. Wrote one (flash)
    Subbed: none
    Published:one ( in Andromeda Spaceways #53-sold last August)

  18. Re-submitted a couple of poems this week, wrote a short, Bad Samarian, and episodes of my webserials.

    No accept. or rej. this week. Lots still floating around.

    How much do we love the waiting? ;)

  19. Guys,

    Congrats on all that writing and subbing, everyone - a great range of stuff being written. I've updated the Halls of Fame.

  20. Wrote: The King's Promise

    Subbed: Research and Fool's Gold

    I was really happy with my story this week :)

  21. Written: Toodled around some more with "Larry the Alien" (working title) and started "A Minor God of Mischief."

    Submitted: Lots of re-subs, no new first time subs.

    A rather blah week, overall.

  22. I was laid up for much of the week, but managed to

    W1: "The Aphid Wizard" (flash); "Uncertainty" (flash); "Jesus Licked" (flash)

    S1: flash to Everyday Genius; flash to Every Day Fiction.

    Accept: Not this week. (3 rejects)

    Published: Nada.

  23. A pretty good week:

    Written: 6 flash, 1 short

    Subs: 4 new, 6 resubs (8 flash, 2 shorts)

    Responses: 5 rejections

    Published: Reparations (flash) at Linguistic Erosion

  24. Fell down on the writing this week, only added about 5K to the novel, no short stories.

    Subbed: 2 (new to Strange Horizons, reprint to Drabblecast - had to cut the reprint down from 4k to 2.5k)

    No acceptances or rejections, but I did hear back from Drabblecast that my sub made it to the final round :)

    Published: 1, "Safe Word" in Valentine's Day issue of FeatherLit

  25. Opted to enter a micro-fiction competition this week because at least it forces me to submit and I've avoided doing that part again recently. I learned loads and am fired up with enthusiasm to try new things and play with my writing more.

  26. Deborah: We have slain the evil word verification dragon. It will darken our doors no more.

  27. Last week, I figured out how to turn a story that had once seemed like a novella into a piece of microfiction, so I wrote that, submitted it, and got an acceptance the next day! So my microfiction story, "The Devil's Toybox," will be appearing in in the near future!