Sunday, May 20, 2012

Week 20 Weigh-in


 

The end of Week 20 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!

35 comments:

  1. Nice and symmetrical this week - five wr/subs and five thousand words on WIP - plus making progress with getting last year's NaNo novel self-published.

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    1. Symmetry is cool. We like it. Congratulations on your progress.

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  2. Way to go, Sandra!

    Added about 2000 words to a novella.

    Inspiration has sparked again for my half-finished NaNo novel from 2011.

    1 Rejection and 1 sub this week.

    After a long lull, I am bursting with ideas all of a sudden. Hooray! Now if my fingers can just fly quickly enough across the keyboard.

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    1. Oh, it must be creative springtime. Fly, fingers, fly!

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  3. It's been a good week. A local newspaper published an article because of my story in Uncle John's Flush Fiction.

    One of my W1S1 story's from March has been accepted at Grand Science Fiction. ($)

    One of my poems from last November's Poem a Day has been accepted at Every Day Poets. ($)

    I also found out that a short story made it to the next level of consideration at a pro market.

    All that said, I haven't written fresh stories this week. It's all been about novel revisions, and will be through the end of the month. I did have some major break-throughs on subplot stuff that had me stumped, so that has been a relief.

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    1. That's a great article. And equally great news about the $ pubs. Be sure to let us know when a link is available and I'll add them to the publication$ page.

      Novels are nearly as good as short stories :-) We're happy you've had some breakthroughs on that front.

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  4. Slogged through the week on a story that never really worked, then got a new story idea yesterday, wrote and submitted it all within a few hours. No acceptances, but still a good week. Back to the difficult story next week!

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    1. You just never know what those crazy muses have in mind for us. Good job!

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  5. I made it happen, with one short story done. Back in the saddle, and still, somehow, on track for the year (but, with no buffer!) despite my move back to America.

    O, and I have a fancy new Author site, in case that interests. http://www.h2nhepub.com/

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    1. Nicely done. Kicked out of two countries? Now, that's a badge of honor. I'm still working on my first. Here's to building a new buffer.

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  6. bravo Sandra, Mary, Beth, Cheryl, and David! Great to see everyone staying on track!
    I got a good ways along on outlining a novel, including some pages of world building and character ideas. Feels enormous after writing so much flash fiction.

    I managed to write an unfinished flash this week, then finished it today YAY; rewrote and subbed one that was rejected this week.
    No accepts
    No pubs

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    1. And, bravo, Lee. I know what you mean about novels. A 2,000 word chapter feels eternal at this point.

      Nice job with the flash. Fingers crossed for you.

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  7. Keep up the good work, y'alls!

    As for me...

    Written: Up to 60K in my novel WiP

    Published: my Week#13 story from last year -- "Mercer's Ghost" in Big Pulp ($)

    One story held for consideration @ New Myths...

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. You continue to inspire us, Milo. Good luck at New Myths. Cool market. I'll update the Publication$ page.

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  8. Well done everyone!

    I wrote a new flash and subbed an existing one to The Pygmy Giant, plus finished a WIP short story. That counts as a good 'un for me!

    No acceptances this week.

    1 rejection from The Colored Lens

    1 new $ pub, post-apocalyptic flash What We Leave Behind at Bent Masses

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    1. Nicely done, Michelle. I'll update the Publications$.

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    2. Nifty post-Apocalypse story.

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  9. Good luck, Mary. Congrats to everyone else.

    Written: One flash, finished up a few others and am starting to dig into editing a second novel.
    Rejected: 4
    Published: "Shape Shifters Anonymous," at Linguistic Erosion
    Accepted: that one above

    Good luck everyone!

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    1. Nice job, Erin. HOF updated. What a wild flash.

      Good luck on the novel edits.

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  10. Day job's been beyond insane... writing is taking a hit. However the novel has 6k more words than it did last month, I've outlined 12 short stories (since I couldn't actually write them for May Story A Day and I've got my next WOTF revision redlined and ready to go. I just need to move beyond prep work... another month of this insanity and things should be slightly more normal. I never expect to see normal again. (If I ever did).

    I'm glad to see so many of you are moving forward! I'm feeling out of the loop with you guys, too - I haven't had time to follow up on what you're working on beyond this blog... soon!!

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    1. Hang in there. You've planted many seeds, and that's the best you can do sometimes. Good luck with WOTF.

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  11. Almost forgot to report my own week.

    W1: "Love Trap" (flash)

    S1: 2 flashes to Every Day Fiction. short story to Abstract Quill.

    Accept: Not this week.

    Published: Nope.

    Finished revision/polish of chapter 43 today (140 K of 180). Must get to finish line... must...

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  12. W1: "Awaiting the Captain's Ghost"

    S1: nothing new

    Acceptances: "Pherusa Among the Stars" to Fantastic Frontiers Magazine (2012 $), "The Morandini Genie" (reprint/podcast) to Cast of Wonders (2011 $), "Sequence" to Grand Science Fiction (2012 $), "Getting By" to Roar & Thunder (2011 $), officially untitled flash that I refer to as "Good Advice" in my spreadsheet to trapeze magazine (2011)

    Published: None this week

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    1. Wonderful work, Michael. Be sure to supply links as these $ become available. For now I've updated the HOF for the 2012 accepts.

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    2. Great week, Michael! Very proud of you.

      But "Good Advice" is the title of my first published story (and the one reprinted by the NJ Board of Ed). You can't haz. :)

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    3. Ha! Sorry, I forgot to cross-check bibliographies before picking a title. ;-)

      And thanks for the congratulations!

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  13. Great week everyone!

    Wrote and submitted a story to Daily Science Fiction.

    Got a story passed on to the upper echelons of Penumbra Magazine's editorial board.

    Had a story rejected from Strange Horizons.

    Pretty good week overall. Keep it up everyone!

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    1. Encouraging and ambitious. That's the spirit I admire.

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  14. Great work, everyone!

    I've been bad this week. Very, very bad. As in, no new words written at all. Real life and the job interfered, but things are getting back on track now, and I expect to produce some fresh words this week.

    My Nature Magazine story "Ravages of Time" came out last week:
    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v485/n7398/full/485410a.html
    (someone please add this to Published Work$s)

    And today comes news of a new pro $ sale -- a 3000 word space opera story "Price of Allegiance" to Penumbra magazine's Politics issue.

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    1. Well, it's nice to have a backlog of hard work to carry you through these "life sucks" weeks.

      Great news on the Nature and Penumbra fronts. Published Work$ and HOF updated accordingly.

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  15. Forgot to post this week. I rushed to write and submit something, I was so busy for most of the week.

    Wrote and Submitted: Conversations with the Grand Fiend: Joys of the Dance (Linguistic Erosion)

    I got an acceptance for a story written this year: One on One will be published at Shotgun Honey.

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    1. Excellent, Dave. HOF updated.

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  16. Great work everyone!

    I um, forgot to update again. I *did* write - I did a total rewrite of my S&S story with a new point of view and sent it to my critique partner. I don't suppose crit partners count as submitting. ;)

    Tomorrow will be a better update!

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    1. Great to hear from you, Sylvia. Progress is progress. Sub that thing this week :-)

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