Sunday, March 11, 2012

Write1Sub1 Week #10 Check-in

It's the end of W1S1 Week #10!

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: Another measly 2K this past week; I'll have to remedy that AFAP.

    Subbed: Over a dozen resubs kept me busy with edits and market research -- I guess that's my excuse for the 2K!

    Accepted: My Week#12 and Week#24 stories from 2011 to Bards & Sages and Aoife's Kiss -- I'll post the links when they're published.

    Published: Nada.

    Write on, everybody!

  2. After a rejection last week, I submitted two shorts this week. I seem to be on the every other week schedule instead of every week.

    Congratulations on your progress, everybody!

  3. @Milo, those resubs do take time. 2000 words is still more than you had! And congrats on the acceptances!

    @Folly, as long as you're making the submissions, it's still all good. Progress! :)

  4. I've actually written almost 15,000 words in March so far, but across a few different projects. I set a goal to do sort of a mini-nano (45,000 words in March), and have been keeping ahead so far.

    I self-published two titles in the last week under one of my pseudonyms (which doesn't count for the purpose here, I know), but that's all for the month so far, no other subs.

    Still feeling quite good about the month.

  5. 3 wr/subs
    1K only on novel (editing - so much time, so little to show for it)
    and nothing at all likely to be published

  6. @Sandra, 3 is a good week. First drafts are so much more satisfying in the sheer number of words/time spent, aren't they? But it's no small feat to get that much editing accomplished, either!

  7. Started up the mammoth steampunk tale again this week for about 1k. Got a little done on the novel - about 500 words. Not my best, but what can you do.

    Rejections: In the Cool of the Day (DSF, then Lightspeed)

    Submissions: In the Cool of the Day (Lightspeed, Strange Horizons)

    Published: Insomnia ($) was DSF's weekend email story this Friday. Available on the website this coming Friday (March 16th).

    Accepted: NONE

    Onward and upward!

  8. @Aggy, yes it's still definitely progress. Onward! I'll update the $ page when the link goes live--congrats!

  9. Written: I did 7k last weekend, but the week has been filled by critiques, submissions, and Nebula reading. I did write my poem for the month.

    Submitted: The poem and lots of other older things.

    Accepted: One of my poems from November Poem a Day sold to OG's Speculative Fiction. Still no sales for 2012's material.

    Published: Nothing this week, but a few forthcoming.


  10. Eeek! Sunday again? Did I write a new story? Better go check my list.

  11. Written: 5 flash, 2 shorts

    Subbed: 1 flash

    Accepted: 1 flash (Bring It On at Shotgun Honey) and a short story $ sale (They Do Things Better in Albuquerqueat Infective Ink)

    Published: the two acceptances above were both published this week.

    Congrats to everyone who's hanging in!

  12. Congratulations to everyone who met their goals for this week!

    As for me, the good news is, I think I've found a writing routine that is flexible enough that I don't feel trapped, but demanding enough that I'll actually get things done.

    So far what I've gotten done has mostly been revisions though LOL

    I have started a short story I'm hoping to finish next week and I wrote a couple poems (at least one of which is unsalvageable LOL I hold out hope for the other).

    I also submitted 5 pieces to markets this week. None of them were new additions to my pool of pieces I am keeping in rotation, but still...

  13. Awesome reports from all around this week. Great markets and crongrats on the acceptances.
    Unfortunately I garnered a few rej. this week, but still have a lot of things out.

    Wrote a micro fic and subbed it.
    subbed a reworked older short to a contest.

    Working on that novel again. :)

  14. @Beth, congrats on the word count and the poem!

    @Patsy, I thought it was just Sunday yesterday, too.

    @Michelle, updating the HoF and money pages, congrats!

    @Rhonda, getting into a routine's half the battle, especially when what works one day/week/month has to change. Sounds like you're doing great.

    @Frances, sorry on the rejection, but keeping the stuff in circulation is great. That's key. Good luck on the contest!

  15. @Milo - word count might have been low, but look at all those subs!

    @ShellyO - congrats on your word count

    @Folly - keep it up, it'll happen.

    @Sandra - when editing my novel, I delete most of it, rewrite it, and delete most of it again as I go, like three steps back, one forward.

    @A.G. Congrats on your publication - I enjoyed your DSF story.

    @Beth & Michelle - Congrats on your pubs!

    Not a bad week for me...

    Subs: 3
    Rejections: 1
    Shortlisted: Penumbra
    Published: not yet

    Cheers to everyone on their successes, small and big.

  16. I'm back and I'm declaring I've completed the challenge this week - phew!

    There's been a remendous amount of work produced this week - well done everybody!

  17. Hey, I saw that DSF story! I put it aside to read later but I'll prioritise it now!

    I'm changing my focus slightly and will be writing non-fiction articles/essays for publication weekly (although I reserve the right to count a short story if one lands in my notebook).

    Of course I won't count blog posts or even rough drafts like I might for fiction - only fully-fledged submittable narrative non-fiction.

    Also pondering a novel but I'm not even going to think about that until April. I hope my muse gets so upset at being ignored that she inundates me!

    Last week's stats:
    Wrote: 1
    Subbed: 3 (all stories that have landed back in my inbox *sigh*)

  18. Failure! But I'm still ahead by five, and I'll probably get 2 stories done this week (the one I failed to finish is ready to be written...)

  19. Wrote one piece of flash, started two other stories. Mostly working on revision and reading this week.

    Subbed Meed.

    Passed for the week, but in the least impressive manner conceivable.

  20. Wrote 2
    Subbed 1

    Congrats to everyone, write on!

  21. @Erin, thanks! And good luck with Penumbra.

    @Patsy, WTG! :)

    @Sylvia, it's really about whatever gets you producing. Good luck with the articles!

    @David, being ahead by 5 with 2 likely written this week is definitly NOT failure! :)

    @Jack, a flash is still a story you wrote and completed. And takes a lot of skill tol do well, so there. :P

    @Lee, WTG on the double output.

  22. This week:

    Wrote a few poems.

    No subs.

    One of my poems was published, "Chivalry" on Poetry Breakfast, 2 more will be on that website later in March.

  23. Well, yeah, Shelley, but the challenge is to write one a week!

    Although I suppose if I wrote 52 in one week that would count...

  24. Slowly, but surely getting back up to speed. This week:

    W1: Breakfast (flash)

    S1: Flash to Word Riot; flash to Orion Headless; flash to Punchnel's; flash to Bibliotheca Fantastiqe; flash to fwriction: review.

    Accepts: None (in fact I'm on a roll of 16 straight rejections...)

    Published: None.

  25. Last week I wrote two short stories for my Year of Stories and kept up with another week's worth of my serial Losing Freight.

    I'm hoping to write three short stories this week, and then get back to my novel for the rest of the month.

  26. Gary Watkins3/17/2012

    Kind of an odd week. A short story I submitted back in December was rejected (again). The very next email I received was an acceptance of a poem that I submitted in December (different publisher)!

    Rejected: Bug Catcher (flash)
    Accepted: The Waning (poem)
    Written: None, but I'm on spring break this coming week and I have an idea for a story, so we'll see.
    Submitted: None this week.

    Good luck to all!

  27. @Anne, congrats on the poems! Are these 3 Hall of Fame acceptances?

    @Stephen, that roll of 16 only means something good's coming. :) (Though those rolls suck while you're in 'em)

    @Tim, three is a tall order. Good luck!

    @Gary, congrats!