Sunday, May 13, 2012

Week 19 Weigh-in


 

The end of Week 19 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!

30 comments:

  1. No news for the week. The cycle of rejection and submission continues, though many markets have been awfully quiet.

    Written: nothing new. Working on novel revisions.

    Submissions: Many poems.

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    1. The lull before the sun erupts from behind the clouds. Keep on keeping on.

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  2. Keep on keepin' on, Beth.

    As for me this week:

    Written: Up to 55K in my WiP; hoping to have the first draft done before school's out

    Published:

    1. A podcast of my Week#40 story from last year, "Captain Quasar and the Popularity Contest on Goobalox Five", @ Every Day Fiction

    2. My Week#44 tale from last year, "Captain Quasar and the So-Called Emperor of the Universe", @ Ray Gun Revival ($)

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Wow, great minds... (hadn't read your entry before replying to Beth). Congratulations on your continued, and escalating, success, Milo. You are the wind in our sails. Go, Captain Q!

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  3. Five submissions, two accepted from last week (hooray! but not written this year so can't count)one rejected and 5000 words added to WIP (now 36K)

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    1. They count in calculating your confidence coefficient, so yay! Keep up the excellent work.

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  4. Sounds like a productive week for Beth, Milo and Sandra.

    1 flash written and subbed (first submission of the year); 1 flash written and awaiting final look through; 1 flash started and stuck a bit. Story a Day always kick me in gear.

    About 3,000 added on novel work.

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    1. Here's to getting kicked into gear. I hear it's exhilarating. (Me, I drive a stick and it has no gears, just twigs). Good job on the novel too.

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  5. I am plodding along

    Wrote and Submitted : A nest of straw and stick (In Between ALtered States)

    Acceptance : Issues of Attire (written last week)
    Rejection: Green Acres

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    1. Beautiful, Dave. HOF updated.

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  6. W1, S2 this week
    One rejection

    Several things out for way too long, I'm getting anxious

    Signed up for Clarion West Writ-a-thon and publicly announced that I'm going to start a novel (eek).

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    1. When you're anxious, the prescription is... (just a sec, checking through my Rx)... ah!... write more ;-) Sounds like we have the same doctor, what with the Writ-a-thon and novel ambitions. Keep it going.

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  7. Lots of rejections this week--5 total. Wrote 1 for a themed magazine issue, got an idea for next week's that I might start on later tonight. Recently subscribed to F&SF and have some issues of Asimov's from 2007 that I never got around to reading, so planning on digging into some good short fiction in the coming weeks.

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    1. That sucks, Devin. Rejections seem to travel in herds. Don't know why, but not a fan of it. Enjoy your reading. That's an important part of what we do.

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  8. Wrote 1 new SF flash, and subbed an SF flash to The Colored Lens. 2 new 2012 acceptances this week, a flash at Bent Masses ($) and a drabble at MicroHorror. 2 rejections and 2 new pubs:

    In the Eternal Hope of Finding Treasure at Long Story Short and

    Deep at MicroHorror

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    1. Very nice, Michelle. HOF updated.

      "Deep" is way cool (ouch!), and "Eternal Hope" flashed real good.

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  9. A very slow week for me, not a lot of writing, and what writing I've done was mostly revisions. I did finally kick "Fate and Other Variables" out the door at 5500 words. It was already rejected by its first market (Clarkesworld).

    I did send out my 100th submission for the year yesterday, so there's that for a milestone.

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    1. Celebration time! Here's to the next 100. Good luck with "Fate".

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  10. Congratulations everyone for completing another week.

    I sent out one submission. No rejections or acceptances or publications. Just chugging along and trying to stay consistent.

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    1. Steady as she goes. I enjoyed your reading of Milo's piece very much.

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    2. Thanks, Steve. I am always looking for more published EDF stories to read or receive as mp3 submissions -- I started volunteering as the EDF Podcast Editor a month ago. If you would like me to record one of your published stories, let me know which one and I'd be happy to add it to my list. Or, if you'd like to submit a podcast of your own I'd be glad to answer any questions about how to go about doing it.

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  11. Last comment didn't stick for some reason. Hopefully this one does.

    I've missed the last few check-ins, but i've been keeping up with this year's schedule. Actually a bit ahead, which is nice.

    No 2012 W1S1 sales yet, but my November 2011 flash story, Dromedary, got picked up by Untied Shoelaces of the Mind this week. No idea when it'll be up yet, but i'm looking forward to hearing it as well as seeing it once USotM issue #7 goes live.

    'Gratz to all you toiling W1S1ers, whether you've made sales or haven't in the last week, two, three or twenty. 'Tis working hard at bettering our craft that brings satisfaction, right? Sales too, of course, but the hard work is what gets us those.

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    1. Nice. Untied is a cool place to be. Please post a link when available and remind me to add it to the $Published page (2011 stories qualify for that, but not the HOF).

      Yep, craft matters. I'm striving toward that moment when I feel I can write anything well. At this point, if someone asks "Can you write this?" I say, "Well..." Some ways to go yet, apparently :-)

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  12. Well...

    The Good: I sold a W1S1 poem, "Broken" to Trembles last week ($)

    The Bad: The superhero short story I'm trying to write is fighting me every step of the way

    The Ugly: I'm determined to kick that superhero story's butt, so my house is going to get plenty ugly while I neglect it in order to write ;)

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    1. Congratulations on the sale. HOF updated.

      What is a superhero story without an epic struggle? :-) As for the house, I say let the spiders build their webs! Story is the thing.

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    2. Oh, the house would get dirty right away, anyway. ;)

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  13. Finished some fat stories last week, about 4K, and touched up some other WIP's.

    Rejections: 4, though 2 were very positive
    Rewrite request: 1
    Acceptance: 1, with Shotgun Honey
    Published: None

    Congrats, Rhonda!

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    1. Nicely done, Erin. HOF updated.

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  14. As for myself...

    W1: "A Virgin's Milk" (flash); "Work Ethic" (flash)

    S1: short story to Kazka Press; flash to Spilling Ink Review

    Accept: "A Consequence of Copulation" by Smashed Cat

    Published: "The Thing About Domination" at Every Day Fiction.

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    1. That sounds like a pretty awesome week to me. Congrats :)

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