Sunday, February 26, 2012

Write1Sub1 Week #8/Month #2 Check-In






 It's the end of W1S1 Week #8 and Month #2!









How's it been for you? Have you managed to write what you wanted or has real life intervened? Here's your chance to tell us about it, whether you're a weekly, monthly or something in between W1S1er.

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 off-planet 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 ...

48 comments:

  1. Wow, do we have enough badges around here? "Badges? Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" But I digress... =]

    Written: 12,000 words in Progeny (finally finished the first draft of that sucker) + 3,000 words in this month's story, another Captain Quasar misadventure. I plan to have it subbed by midweek.

    Subbed: Muchos rejections = muchos resubmissions

    Accepted/Published: Nada

    Write on, everybody!

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  2. Great work, Milo!

    It was a good week for me. I wrote and submitted a 997-word flash fiction piece and received one rejection.

    I look forward to reading everyone else's updates.

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  3. Let's see, I had a science fiction convention devour a portion of this week, but then, who would complain about that? :)

    Wrote: added 3K to Echo Location(and finished first round edits on that pig!) and one little haiku, Traveler.

    Subbed: Bad Samarian to Silverblade

    No yays or nays. :S waiting, waiting...

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  4. Deborah led me astray! I did six submissions and wrote a thousand or so new notes for the story I'm avoiding starting. Didn't actually complete anything this week though.

    Received one rejection. Was kinda hoping for more so I could do more subs!

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  5. I am unexpectedly productive in the realm of short fiction so far this year. While I committed to monthly W1S1, I've been completing a story per week. (I'm not going to change my official W1S1 commitment, for fear of jinxing myself.) I've had four stories accepted for publication, three of which are now available:

    "Vitamin C." Coming March 1 on Spaceports & Spidersilk
    "A Long Way Down Broadway." Up now on Drunk Monkeys
    "Beyond Rainbow." Up now on Kazka Press 713 Word Flash Contest
    "Stronger Than Magic." Up now on Hisstories.net

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  6. Congrats on week 8 / month 2, everyone...

    I didn't finish anything this week, unfortunately, but got some words done--better than nothing!

    A few rejections; same amount of subs; nothing published this week.

    Accepted: "Brain-Buddy" (non-W1S1) to Kzine.

    ...and good luck with week 9 / month 3!

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  7. This has been a week of revisions, but that means I'll get two more stories out by the end of the month.

    Written: my W1S1 poem for the month

    Accepted: a pre-W1S1 story to the Truth & Treachery anthology.

    Submitted: the poem and another new flash fic

    Published: nothing this week, but I have four forthcoming for this year!

    So far I haven't had any takers on my 2012 stories, but it's been a really good year for my older stories.

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  8. Sent a new "baby" out into the cruel world to be rejected, a short story of 5800 words.

    Seem to be into ghosts at the moment. Next outlined story is about ghosts. Hope to get a draft done soon.

    Congrats to all who sent a new "child" out into the publishing world.

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  9. Wrote and submitted a short story for multi-story competition. Where did the month go?

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  10. Finished a new story and subbed it a few days ago. Had to wait for their website to come back online. Always worries me when a publication you plan to submit to suddenly loses its website. Makes you wonder what's going on.

    In the middle of another story, which I may have finished and subbed by the end of the month. Or not. It's all good. :)

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  11. Slow week. A bit too much drama. Only 2k or so written.

    Rejections: Vessels for Destruction from Comets & Criminals; Expectations from One Forty Fiction

    Acceptances/Submissions/Published: NONE

    Slow but steady, right?

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  12. Wrote 5 poems, yet to type them up.

    One rejection for a flash piece.

    Submitted a 2010 poem, "A Family Gathering" to Redneck Press and Fried Chicken and Coffee.

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  13. Congrats to everyone in the challenge!

    Written: 6 flash, 1 short

    Subbed: 4 new, 1 resub

    Rejected: 1 flash

    Accepted & Published: 1 flash (Precious Things) at MicroHorror

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  14. Milo - Oh yeah, we got badges! Good luck with them resubs.

    Folly - best of luck with that new story.

    Frances - It'll be all Yays soon, I'm sure.

    Sylvia - Sounds like a productive week. And it sounds like you have started that story to me!

    Anne - Wow, Fantastic week. I'm in awe.

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  15. Shane - Congrats on that KZine acceptance. Good to see.

    Beth - That's been my experience too. I'm sure you'll get a bunch of 2012 acceptances soon.

    Kay - Thanks. Best of luck with that new baby.

    L - Yup, it sure flew by. Good luck with that.

    Sparklecat - Yep, always a worry. Sometimes they don't come back in my experience. Best of luck with it.

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  16. A. G. - Hope the drama settles down. And it's brave of you to list rejections too! I wouldn't dare do that. Take up too much room ...

    Anne - Best of luck with all those.

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  17. I lurve the pretty badge with butterflies on and I'm proud to say I qualify for it. Subs have been no problem as I have a large collection of work I prepared earlier. The writing has gone quite well too and I'm a couple of stories ahead.

    Couple of acceptances, but not from work written this year.

    Congratulations to everyone else!

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  18. Submissions: 2
    Acceptances: 0
    Rejections: 1

    Not many new words this week as I spent most of my time editing.

    My re-polished piece from last week was rejected again. On the bad side - it still stings! On the good side, at least I know and sent it back out again :)

    Also sent out another work that I completely reworked from 2011.

    Really looking forward to working on something new!

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  19. As for me - pretty good month. Wrote and submitted an SF flash and I've just about finished a 12000 word SF novelette.

    Had five acceptances, but all 2011 W1S1. Four of them sales though, so that's good. Nine things published, again, all W1S1 2011, of which four were sales: wolF emiT at EDF, a couple of poems at unFold and - I think it will be this month - fantasy short story Slieau Whallian at Electric Spec.

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  20. 4 days away doing (in part) novel research (he he)so only 1K of novel written and one piece (Pulling) for 3 wrd week who have requested the submission of 'Assembly' for publication on Microstory; last week's submission will appear on Wednesday.

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  21. Patsy - Great stuff; congratulations and good luck with those.

    Mary - Editing is work too! As to the rejection, I'm sure we all know that sting well. Glad you got it sent out again.

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  22. Written: A Love Unmoveable

    Submitted: A Love Unmoveable

    Sales: The Old Ones are Coming to Sam's Dot Publishing anthology Drabbler #20 ($); A Contract Between Thieves sold to Alliteration Ink's Crimson Pact #3 anthology ($)

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  23. A lot of hard work has gone into this from everyone so far. Congratulations.

    For me, I've finished off and subbed a short story to Corvus magazine...it was a random mag on the Duotrope page and seemed to suit.

    Also added a couple of scenes to the play.

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  24. Still plowing through-

    Wrote 8.745K, 2 new flashes, subbed 3, was rejected twice, no acceptances, feeling like the new badge, and maybe ready to prove Mr. Bradbury wrong. Okay, slash the last part.

    Still plowing through-

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  25. I ran a subbing challenge for my writers' group. Let's just say I made a considerable amount of subs.

    Also managed to get a story done. So a good week.

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  26. Well, after majorly falling off the wagon, I at least subbed a couple of pieces (one to Nine and the other to Not One of Us), and I wrote some stuff that wasn't a short story, but that's not really the event, so yeah.

    Voss

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  27. Well, I'm too lazy to change my badge from the generic one, but I'm proud to report that I finished two stories this week (including the monster almost-novella that made me miss last week), and am at 12 stories total for the year thus far.

    I'm not counting that as a 4 story "buffer", but it's neat.

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  28. Oy! What a month. I started out well, but at the end of week 1 my computer died. I just got it back and plan to send out my submissions tomorrow.

    So, I WILL be a success for writing one and submitting one for the month of February. I just wish I had more time to work on fine tuning.

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  29. Slowish week for me. Wrote and submitted a flash story 'The Indelible Feast' to the Big Think contest last Sunday. No acceptances or publications. Lots of rejections and re-submissions. I have 20+ stories out on submission (including a few reprints).

    Special thanks to Stephen Ramey for a super-detailed rejection with notes from 5 readers (and that's in addition to his own notes!). Wish I had something else to send in that fits the theme.

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  30. This has been a slow month for me short fiction wise but that's been design as I had a different project I wanted to focus on this month.

    Still, this week I wrote, submitted, and had accepted by Kazka Press a flash piece ("A Minor God of Mischief"). So, I guess for the first time I get to put up the little ($) tag here. :)

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  31. Heh, I changed the W1S1 link icon on my blog to the twee little butterflies, and all my pals said "Why not use the MANLY, BLOODY icon?"

    Curse my neeeeeed for speeeeeeed.

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  32. I struggled this week, but did manage to

    W1: "The Lecturer" (flash)

    S1: flash to Crossed Out Magazine; flash to TelePunk Press.

    Sales: None, but got an invite to write a flash, which is pretty cool.

    Published: "Murder at Your Door" at Apocrypha and Abstraction. Wherein I break the rules I tell everyone to follow :-O

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  33. Gary Watkins2/26/2012

    The writing I've been doing this month has more to do with progress reports and individual education plans than fiction. I did get one acceptance ($) for a piece I wrote and submitted last December. I was supposed to have a Twitter fiction published a couple of weeks ago, but the new editor overlooked it. I left a message and hope to hear from him soon. Hopefully, I can get back to writing over spring break (3 weeks away).

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  34. I sold my story "Soul Thief" to Fear and Trembling ($). I finished a story that I started in January, sent it out, and received word that it's been short-listed. I also wrote a flash piece and sent that out.

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  35. Wrote: none, revised a story
    Submitted - one
    Rejections - none
    Acceptances - none

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  36. Haven't done any subs yet this year but just got two rejections from December.

    Written: three shorts this month so far getting ready to write another one this week.

    getting ready for month 3!

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  37. Hmm, let's look at the scorecard for February. “Another Way to View a River” was published Feb. 12 by Short-Story.Me. A day later, “Nun on the Run” ran in Every Day Fiction. Upcoming is “What Charlie Left Out in His Letters Home,” accepted by Writer’s Haven Feb. 18. Because I was getting antsy, I pushed out “Bin Laden’s Journals” to The Short Humour site on Feb. 4. Six other stories (including a "literary" piece!) are out awaiting a verdict. Guess I'll make it through to spring.

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  38. Sandra - great stuff.

    Stephanie - Yay! I knew Thieves was a great story.

    Martin - best of luck with it.

    Erin - productive week, though. Stick at it!

    Deborah - Great stuff. By your standards that must mean, what, about a hundred subs or something?

    Voss - great to have you back on the wagon.

    David - it's fantastic. Well done.

    Charity - sorry to hear about computer woes. Never good!

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  39. Alex - Sounds like my week. Well done for sticking at it.

    Michael - Fantastic stuff. I'll update the Hall of Fame.

    Steve - Impressive week despite the gout. Congrats.

    Gary - Congrats on those.

    Jeff - Many congratulations - a great week.

    C McKane - Best of luck with month 3!

    Walt - Impressive stuff!

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  40. The first week I didn't sub a new piece. I can blame a stomach bug, but that's not really the thing, I just didn't get it done.

    Write: An Exhibit of 3 Windows

    Sub: None

    Rejections: The Badger Issue
    In the Pickling Fields

    I resubbed the two rejections and both have been accepted in other places

    Acceptances
    The Badger Issue (Noir anthology from Static Movement)
    In the Pickling Fields (Linguitic Erosion)

    both of them count for this year

    Hope all are doing well

    David

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  41. The first week I didn't sub a new piece. I can blame a stomach bug, but that's not really the thing, I just didn't get it done.

    Write: An Exhibit of 3 Windows

    Sub: None

    Rejections: The Badger Issue
    In the Pickling Fields

    I resubbed the two rejections and both have been accepted in other places

    Acceptances
    The Badger Issue (Noir anthology from Static Movement)
    In the Pickling Fields (Linguitic Erosion)

    both of them count for this year

    Hope all are doing well

    David

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  42. Badges! I love badges. Pretty pictures to put on my blog entries about W1S1 :)

    This month I wrote a new poem, revised the hell out of another one and finally finished re-writing a short story I first drafted almost a year ago. I also sent out four submissions, two of which were newly added to the selection of work I'm currently seeking publication for.

    I also made a sale... but I haven't received my contract and stuff yet so I'm far too superstitious to talk about that one in detail yet. Just in case.

    So, I'm still on track for my W1S1 monthly goals. Yay!

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  43. Impressive progress gang!

    @Gary Watkins - you have to watch those darned editors every second. I'll run your trapeze piece this week. Thanks for the reminder.

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  44. Bad week for writing. No new stories and only about 3k of edits on the novel.

    1 rejection and 1 resub. I'm actually glad for the rejection - it was freaking me out to go so many days without one! (not that I would mind an acceptance)

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  45. Hmm.

    I did loads of writing, got one new sub out, and one acceptance for a 2011 story.

    But if I don't get another new story out tomorrow I'll have failed my 2 a month goal.

    I do have a story that's almost done, so with a bit of luck I can get it tarted up and sent out.

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  46. I wrote more (and gave it away free on my blog!) than I submitted.

    We had a family crisis that took up nearly a third of the month.

    It's pretty cool that I managed to get my submission in, even with everything else. I'm happy.

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  47. Pretty good year so far. Four stories accepted or published in January, three in February,

    Also new post at http://furiousfictions.com

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  48. Popping in here a little late - love the new badges!

    I'm doing the monthly. Managed to revise and sub a W1S1 draft from last year, for January. Started a short story in January, but didn't finish. Nada for February, but hoping to do better this month.

    I've been buried in longer projects, and finding it harder to switch back and forth than I thought!

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