Sunday, April 1, 2012

Week #13 Weigh-in

The end of Week 13 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words been hotter than Fahrenheit 451, or has The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 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, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall 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.

Also, 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 and markets that help to put protein-rich snacks in a writer's fridge.

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

** Are you participating in the A to Z Blogfest or Script Frenzy this month? If so, share a little about your plans or post your logline!

38 comments:

  1. Sprink break week, yikes! But...

    Total word count: 10,922
    W1: Hollowed Terrain
    S1: Setting the Stage
    Rejections: Comets & Criminals, and Allegory, but made honorable mention
    Published: Forever in these Walls, The Leaky Pencil
    Accepted: none

    Cheers and good luck to everyone.

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    1. Well done, Prolific One! An honorable mention is always good.

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  2. Feels like a very quiet week, but 4K added to getting-longer short story, 1st draft of NaNoWriMo finished at 127K and two wr/sub pieces.

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  3. I'm not on the weekly goal, though sometimes I think I should be.

    Can I haz hall of fame? :D
    I've had two stories accepted this year, and I dunno if this counts, because the story was accepted last year, but I received a check for a story upcoming in an antho--more on that when I have a physical copy in my hands.

    I'd appreciate it if you put me down under my real name (Siobhan Gallagher). Thanks!

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    1. Excellent! Sounds like the one in the upcoming antho would be listed on our Published Work$ page -- so post the link when it's available, and Steve will add it. Was the other story written this year and accepted this year? If so, HALL OF FAME 4 U! =]

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  4. Written: new flash story that will be revised today

    Submitted: nothing new

    Acceptances: I have a big one I can't announce publicly yet because I don't have the contract, and this morning my February W1S1 poem sold ($) to Every Day Poets.

    It's been aggravating that I hadn't yet sold one of my works from 2012. The drought is broken!

    I'm not doing A to Z or ScriptFrenzy, but I am doing the Poetic Asides April Poem a Day Challenge.

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    1. Way to go! Hall of Fame updated; post the link when it's published so Steve can add it to the Published Work$ page.

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  5. Not a whole lot written this week. Did finish up a chapter on the novel. Have plans to turn the bones of /Insomnia/ into a screenplay for Script Frenzy. Assuming the amount of RL drama dies down a bit.

    W/S/R/A: NONE! :P

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    1. Keep on keepin' on. Noveling is a full-time job in and of itself.

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  6. Siobhan: Congrats on HoF status!!

    Beth: Can't wait to hear the details on the big one :) Congrats!

    My week:

    Write: eh. I'm halfway through the rewrite of last year's NaNo novel. If I don't add another 10K to it by this time next week, somebody slap me, please?

    Sub: eep, nothing. Have a story and a couple of rewrites in my head that I need to do before I can sub.

    Rejections: none this week. Still waiting.

    Acceptances: YES! Everyday Fiction accepted "Navel Gazing" (w4s4) and it's HoF qualifying (written, subbed, accepted for $, all this year)

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    1. Yahoo! Hall of Fame updated; post the link when it's published, and Steve will add it to our Published Work$.

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  7. Started on my first "serious" sci-fi story. Turns out, what with all the research into nanotech and the future of biology, it can be a lot more involved than fantasy :p
    Subbed to Drabblecast.

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    1. Very cool; fingers and toes crossed for you.

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  8. I wrote two stories for the Bibliotheca Fantastica anthology this week, submitted them, and got them rejected. Talk about speedy! ;)

    In better "two stories" news, my two recent sales to Kazka Press both went live. Both are paid sales.

    "Vacant Thrones" (a March, 2012 story)

    and

    "What You Can Change" (a 2011 story)

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    1. Excellent; Hall of Fame updated on the first one, and Steve will take care of adding them both to our Published Work$ page.

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    2. Excellent. Thank you!

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  9. So much good news around here today! As for me...

    Written: 2K this week brought me up to the 20K mark in my Captain Quasar novel; 50K to go. Also, the editor of Scifaikuest invited me to be the "featured poet" in an issue early next year, so I wrote 20 scifaiku and have been tinkering with them ever since. More on that later.

    Subbed: Muchos resubs

    Accepted/Published: Nada

    Write on, everybody!

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  10. Hurray everyone, great news! Me too - I did it! Three hours ago I was in despair, thinking arg, start of the month fail. But I finished up a 2,000 word story I started yesterday - one that I actually like even though rough, and I submitted to Glimmer Train (the standard, free submission).
    Rock on! I'm feeling GREAT!

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  11. Congratulations gang! Good vibes indeed.

    W1: "Love Seat" (flash)

    S1: flash to Dinosaur Bees

    Accept: "Monkey on My Mirror" by Bartelby Snopes: Post-Experimentalism.

    Published: "Johnny Asparagus" in A Capella Zoo.

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    1. "Monkey" is a pre-2011 story, so no HOF for me (yet), Milo.

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    2. No HOF for me either, Steve, but we shall overcome. Keep on keepin' on!

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  12. More than a bit late, I'm afraid - but better than not checking in at all as happened last month. :(

    During March I:
    Wrote 2360 words of two short stories (neither completed)
    Wrote and submitted an article (c.1000 words) on Amelia Earhart to an on-line magazine
    Worked up the first 7000 words of my novel Elin's Story and submitted it to YouWriteOn.com (http://youwriteon.com/) in time to take part in The Next Big Author competition (British Arts Council & Little, Brown - http://www.thenextbigauthor.com/)

    Tired but pleased with myself :)

    Oh - and what I missed passing on in February: completed and submitted a 6000 word short story 'Elephantasy' to a British literary magazine; wrote and submitted an article (c.1000 words) on Pocahontas (yes, really) to that same on-line magazine. They say they'll be publishing my article series "1000 years of well-travelled women" ... but I'll believe it (and share their name) when I see it.

    That's me.

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    1. You, sir, have been busy; keep up the good work!

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    2. Thanks Milo!

      In the event that anyone is interested, I'll be blogging about my experiences with the competition. (It's running during April.) First entry is here:
      http://thesupercargo.com/2012/04/04/the-next-big-author-and-youwriteon/

      Cheers!

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  13. I wrote a couple poems this week, and subbed a couple others. The most exciting news though, I think, is that I sold a story to Stupefying Stories ($).

    I didn't write it as part of W1S1 but I subbed it for the first time because of this challenge, so I think it count ;)

    Yay!

    I'm also participating in the A to Z blogging challenge. I didn't pick a theme though... maybe I should have, but we'll see. Since I'm doing it in addition to W1S1 -and- the April poem-a-day challenge it could be an interesting month LOL

    http://www.rhondaparrish.com

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    1. An interesting month indeed! Be sure to post the link when your story becomes available.

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  14. Hello,

    It is great to hear somany people writing and submitting. Keep it up.

    W: Lit Up and Running
    S: Lit Up and Running (shotgun honey)

    acceptances: none
    rejections: none

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    1. And you as well, sir. We're in it to win it -- or something.

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  15. It's been a great week! Completed a story called "The Night of the Watermelon," based on true events, and submitted it to Clarkesworld. Also, got Week 11's story accepted in Residential Aliens! Woo hoo! And a small payment coming my way too--always appreciated. :)

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    1. That's the stuff! Hall of Fame updated + Published Work$ as soon as you have the link to share.

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  16. Wrote the usual, Morning Pages and poems. Wrote a couple "sketches", not full-blown stories yet. No subs, no acceptances or rejections.

    I'm getting back into the swing of writing though. I'm scheduling writing and reading time due to getting involved in the DIY MFA program. Have you guys checked out the DIY MFA website?: http://diymfa.com/
    Very cool! I started a DIY MFA Google group for people interested in getting support for doing this. If anyone is interested, let me know. You can email me at annepoptart67@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm doing the April Poem a Day Challenge too!

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    2. Good luck on the poetry challenge; that MFA website sounds like something worth checking out.

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  17. A very productive writing week for me. Completed "The Miracle of Tau Prime" (1350 words) and it's out on submission. Also wrote "Things We Leave Behind" (2500 words) which is probably my strongest story to date. It's with beta readers and should go out on submission this week.

    I also sold "The Traveling Fair" to Every Day Fiction and it'll go live on April 18 (this is a 2011 W1S1 story)

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    1. Very productive indeed! Be sure to post the link once your EDF story is available, and we'll add it to Published Work$.

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