Sunday, May 6, 2012

Week #18 Weigh-in


 

The end of Week 18 is here!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or has Something Wicked 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 -- stories published from either W1S1 2011 or 2012, and don't forget to post the link! While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put coffee in a writer's favorite mug.

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

31 comments:

  1. Week#18 already? Wow.

    Written: up to 50K in my novel WiP; yahoo!

    Accepted: my Week#32 story from last year, "Captain Quasar and the Noble Gases of the Epsilon 7 Star Cluster" to Ray Gun Revival -- my third Quasar story they'll be publishing in the next month or so. I'll be sure to post link$ as soon as they're available

    Tomorrow's shaping up to be a good-looking day at Every Day Fiction with a story by Mr. Ramey Himself and a Captain Quasar podcast voiced by the incomparable Folly Blaine; be sure to tune in!

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    1. Beautiful, Milo. Quasar is becoming a phenomenon. Can't wait to listen to the podcast (and don't have to wait long either :-)

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  2. Well done Milo!
    I've two wr/sub (MuDSpots and Lily Child's Feardom) two subs of pieces from last year (101) and have added 7000 words to Susannah E - now standing at 31K - and for once reasonably easily come by.

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    1. Excellent progress, Sandra. It's usually a good sign when the words come easily.

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  3. Milo, you're an inspiration!

    This has been a weird, limbo kind of week as I come off my conference high from last weekend. I did send out 14 poems on Tuesday (a mix of old and new), and a new story went out yesterday. I will also be working on novel revisions for the next while, so the shorter stuff won't be my top priority.

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    1. We all have high tides and low. If you can keep moving forward even in the low tides, you're on your way. Good luck on those subs. Keep the strong year going.

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  4. Go, Milo!

    This has been a very slow week. Mired in revisions and false starts on new stories, and mostly real life interfering, I had no new tale completed.

    On the bright side, I had an acceptance ($). My W1S1 flash SF story written in December 2011 titled "Nuclear Family" will be published by Kasma SF on June 1.

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    1. Beautiful, Alex. I'm glad to see that one being published in a strong venue.

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  5. Failure. My readjustment to America has been a little rougher than I thought. I'm about to kick it up a notch, though.

    SHAKE AND BAKE

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    1. Yum... crispy! That's the attitude, for sure. We're pulling for you.

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  6. There is writing, there is submitting. As much as I would like? no, but those things are happening

    W: Notes on Using a Magic Hat
    Conversations with the Grand Fiend: Issues of Attire

    S: Notes on Using a Magic Hat (Post Card Press)
    Conversations with the Grand Fiend: Issues of Attire (Linguistic Erosion)

    Acceptances: None
    Rejections: On Clouds and Babies from Post Card Press. That one and the other rejections from last week are sent out already, Keeping the sub number up, that's the ticket.

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    1. I'm with you, brother. Slow and steady is a better recipe for most of us than sprint and splint. Stupid rejections! Persperistence!

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  7. Keep up the good work, everyone!
    Been a bit of a "slog-through" week for me, but I did manage to write one complete story and rework & submit a different one.
    Happy to see my stats on duotrope - 17 submissions this year!
    One rejection this week, no acceptances, no pubs.

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    1. Ha, ha, can't count - I have 18 subs for the year. Thank you to W1S1 for that!

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    2. Don't have to count to write good, right? (I guess I should stick to counting). Very nice progress, Lee.

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  8. Congratulations on completing another week, everyone!

    I had one paid publication, "When the Dead Decide to Disco," over at Every Day Fiction, May 2:

    http://www.everydayfiction.com/when-the-dead-decide-to-disco-by-folly-blaine/

    I submitted the story last year so it doesn't count for the Hall of Fame.

    Besides that pub I received two rejections and submitted three pieces. It was a pretty good week.

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    1. Nice job, Folly (and what a title to go with that neat story). Keep 'em coming.

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  9. I've been away for a few weeks but since I've been back I've typed like fury and have managed a total of 18 new stories written this year (because of this planned long trip, publication of my novel and my forthcoming wedding I'm going for averaging rather than 1 story every week - hope I'll get away with that!)

    I've done better with subbing thanks to a large back list.

    None of my sales count as so far they're all for work done before 2012 (the markets I sub to generally take months to reply so I'm not too worried)

    Well done everyone who's written and subbed and double congrats to those who've had work accepted!

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    1. Nothing so cool as a fury unleashed. And congratulations on your wedding, not to mention your novel.

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  10. I finished a 7,800 word story in a week which I didn't even think I was capable of! It will need work but I'm quite pleased with that.

    I received a rejection for a story that I love (*sigh*) and so have sent it to a new (to me) market to see what they think (*yay*).

    And I updated here, so my week is complete!

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    1. Excellent work, Sylvia. I surprised myself with a 7500 words story earlier this year. You never know what you can do until you stretch for it. Good luck with the submission. Just think how neat it will be when that story does find a home. Ask Milo about that persperistence thing ;-)

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  11. Wrote one flash story and two micros.

    Subbed the flash story to a fetish site. No further comment.

    Final Round on my Week 10(?) submission. Fingers crossed because it would be a nice payment.

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    1. What happens in write 1 sub 1 stays in write 1 sub 1 (okay, maybe not, but your secret is sorta safe here). Fingers crossed on Week 10.

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  12. My own week, while I'm at it.

    W1: "And This, Our World" (flash)

    S1: short story to redlightbulbs; flash to Liquid Imagination; flash to Weirdyear.

    Accept: "The Thing About Domination" by Every Day Fiction ($)

    Published: Not this week. You'll have to remain on the edge of your seat.

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    1. Enjoyed your EDF story this morning. Good job!

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    2. Why, thank you, Alex. It was a fun one to write.

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    3. I agree, the EDF story was great fun. I hope the tree falls on her. "Dominate THIS!"

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  13. Not a ton of new prose this week. I wrote one story but it won't be getting subbed out for a while as I'm waiting on feedback for it.

    I did sub one story for the first time this week. It's already garnered its first two rejections.

    In happier news, I had two stories accepted this week, both for pay. "Special Ops" is a 2011 story going to Ray Gun Revival and "Ars Gratia Artis" is a 2012 story going to Sorcerous Signals.

    I also had one story published this week: "Twenty-Seven Rules for Coping" at Goldfish Grimm.

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    1. Good news, indeed. HOF updated. Fantastic flash at Goldfish Grimm. Thanks. I've updated the Published$ page, and will be adding links I've fallen behind on when I can get to them this week. (insert long whining story with miniature violin here)

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  14. Managed 3,625 words for the first draft of a new fantasy short, subbed a flash to Camroc Press Review and had an acceptance for a 2012 flash at the Journal of Microliterature. No rejections or pubs this week.

    Congrats to everyone who's hanging in there!

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    1. Excellent,Michelle. HOF updated.

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