Sunday, April 8, 2012

Week #14 Weigh-in

The end of Week 14 is here!

How's it been for you? Have the words soared like The Flying Machine, or has The Dragon 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 from this year, 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 -- either W1S1 2011 or W1S1 2012 stories that have been published. While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put burritos in a writer's lunch bag.

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

And a HAPPY EASTER to everybody!

44 comments:

  1. Happy Easter, Folks!

    I've had a great week. I've had three stories accepted, all for $.

    Two were from 2012. In fact both of them were my March stories. They sold to the places I wrote them for.

    The third is an old story from 2011 that has finally found a home.

    Can I have a 2 in the hall of fame, please?

    This week is also the anniversary of me joining W1S1, and sending out my first ever sub.
    Thanks to you all for the encouragement, congratulations and commiserations I have received both here and on AW.

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    1. Nicely done, Lydia. Hall of Fame updated!

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    Congratulations Lydia on your three story acceptances. That's awesome!

    Since I last checked in, I've had my first sale and publications of 2012.

    For $: Taking the Wind at 10Flash Quarterly

    No money: Giblet Pan Gravy at MicroHorror

    I went to a couple of conventions this week so my writing has suffered. Now that they're over --I don't want to jinx it but-- I am so ready to hit the keyboard again hard. Have a great week, everyone!

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    1. Way to go! Hall of Fame updated.

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  3. Two write/subs and 3000 words written of what might become a novella, also much time spent on editing so I can say fisrt draft of NaNoWriMo now done (128K).

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  4. Seven pages written for Script Frenzy at the beginning of the week. Then... nothing. Stupidly busy with everything but writing. I guess that's why there's next week.

    Subbed: Call-Center to Strange Horizons

    R/A/P: NONE

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    1. Script Frenzy! Very cool. My creative writing students have been having fun using the idea machine on their site.

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  5. Happy Easter/Passover/Sunday/Chocolate-Eating Day to everyone!

    My focus this week has been on a full novel read-through. My agent told me to tighten the manuscript, so my goal has been to delete words rather than add them. After two weeks, its down almost 6000 words.

    Written: No new stories, but I am doing the Poem A Day challenge and have eight poems to show for it so far.

    Submitted: short story I finished up at the end of last week

    Acceptances: still holding onto some big news as I wait for a contract to arrive

    Publication: This is for a pre-W1S1 reprint, but I have a story in the brand new Uncle John's Flush Fiction anthology, and I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog. Please drop by and comment to win! My story's about a zombie working the night shift at Wal-mart.

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    1. Looking forward to the big reveal on that news... and congratulations on the publication!

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  6. My flash piece Continuation is now up at Apollo's Lyre. You can't leave a comment there, but feel free to comment on my blog post about it.

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    1. Chilling last line there; go check it out, folks!

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  7. A quiet writing week for me. I've finished a rewrite on an old story, Spilt Sugar and Toffee Shards, ready for submission to a competition.

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    1. Which competition -- may I be so bold?

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  8. No exciting sales/publications to report this week (though LOTS of publications slated for later this month).

    Wrote a 1500 word SF story "Seven Conversations in Locked Rooms." It was written for a specific project and I should know very quickly whether it's accepted.

    Tons and tons of rejections this week, especially in the last couple of days. Struggling to get all the stories back out the door before they become too comfortable just sitting around.

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    1. Looking forward to the upcoming publication news, Alex.

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  9. Wrote "Uncrossing the Boss" and subbed it to a short, short erotica anthology.

    No new rejects or accepts.

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  10. Congrats to all who've had acceptances and other writing successes this week.

    First drafts of two new stories this week and a start on a third. Nothing new actually out the door though.

    A passel of rejections this week, no acceptances.

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    1. Every rejection = a brand spankin' new resub.

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  11. I wrote and subbed "Mrs. Skin," a story that I wrote before, was not happy with, and totally revamped from scratch to (I hope?) good effect.

    I received an acceptance for $ for a story I wrote in 2011; still awaiting contract on that.

    Elizabeth Twist

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    1. Good news! Post the link once it's available, and we'll add it to our Published Work$ page.

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  12. Everyone seems to be working hard, good to see.

    W: Backs of Photographs
    S Backs of Photographs (Miscelania at Eggplant Publishing)

    Rejections or Acceptances: None (my inbox has been very lonely of late)

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    1. Must be spring break or something. Mine was empty up until yesterday...

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  13. Wrote 1 and subbed one -- subbed at the beginning of the week instead of frantically tweaking on Sunday night to make the w1s1 report, lol.
    Wrote a poem, too, surprised myself.
    Great to see all the productivity, plus sales and pubs!
    Off to read the linked stories

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    1. Now you're ahead of the game! =]

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  14. W1 - "Destiny and Will" (flash)

    S1 - flash to elimae; flash to A Clean Well-Lighted Place.

    Accepted - Nada

    Published - None

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  15. As for me...

    Written: 11K across 3 rough drafts, all very sloppy but better than nothing. I've been playing with the Dragon dictation software my wife got me for my birthday, and it's been fun.

    Subbed: 20 haiku for a featured poet spot in Scifaikuest

    Accepted: My first acceptance of 2012, "Captain Quasar and the Fastest Thumbs on Zeta Colony Four" to Ray Gun Revival -- my February story.

    (Also: a pre-W1S1 tale that survived 15 submissions over 2.5 years sold today to Title Goes Here: for their print edition. Such a relief to find "Like a Good Neighbor" a good home.)

    Published: nada

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Congrats on yet another Captain Quasar story sale!

      Could a novel be far behind? :)

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    2. Funny you should ask... =] Workin' on it: 24K down, 46K to go!

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  16. Written: 1 flash

    Subbed: 3 flashes to Journal of Microliterature, Flash Fiction Offensive and Flash Fiction World

    Accepted: 1 short (Like a Boss) at Yellow Mama and 1 flash (Communication Skills) at Flash Fiction World

    Rejected: 2

    Published: Communication Skills at Flash Fiction World

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    1. Congrats on the acceptances -- Hall of Fame updated!

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  17. Not too bad of a week,

    W1: 1 poem
    S1: 12 resubs, 1 new one
    Rejections: 1
    Acceptances: my first W1, The Poison of Its Filamentous Lariats to Bards & Sages Quarterly (July Issue)- that makes my first $ for the year!
    Publications: None

    Congrats Milo, on finding that story a home.

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    1. Way to go! Hall of Fame updated.

      Also, for all ye readers and wordsmyths out there, did you know you can receive FREE PDF issues of Bards & Sages Quarterly? Just sign up for their monthly newsletter, and you'll find each quarterly issue magically delivered straight to your inbox.

      We'll be ToC buddies, Erin! I have a flash appearing in that issue.

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    2. Cool! I thought you had just received an acceptance from them, but wasn't sure which issue.

      Thanks for the newsletter tip, I love magic in my inbox.

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  18. Congratulations Milo on being the featured poet in Scafaikeust, and RayGun of course, and the other sale-- wow.

    Put me down for a secret sale. Oh I am so mysterious. I also sold five reprint tweets to 7x20.

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    1. Secret sale? Holy cow -- between you and Beth, my curiosity is more than piqued...

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  19. Eight sales so far this year. My second publication, however, appeared on March 5 in Apocrypha & Abstractions: Famously Expert (http://apocryphaandabstractions.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/famously-expert-by-joseph-lerner/). Just now noticed!

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    1. Way to go! Were these accepted stories written this year (for Hall of Fame purposes)?

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    2. Excellent; Hall of Fame updated!

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  20. Two more stories written this year just published in UNTOWARD (http://www.untowardmag.com/2012/04/demolition/)

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    1. Hold on now -- 10 acceptances for 2012? You sir are a force of nature.

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