Sunday, June 3, 2012

Week 22nd Weigh In + The May Marionette

Are YOU a May Marionette?

At the end of each month here at Write1Sub1, we list everyone who has managed to stick to the challenge: weekly, monthly, or whatever variant is working for you.

This month, everyone who has done so receives the May Marionette Award. So if you've managed to meet or beat your W1S1 writing goals this month, just add your name and blog URL to the linky widget below.

And if you've had something W1S1-related published this month that you're particularly proud of, add its title and URL to the widget as well. We'll be sure to check it out!



BLOGFEST RULES: Visit all of the participants above and give them each a virtual slap on the back for their success this month. Then visit their published works, and leave a comment if possible. Well done, everyone!

48 comments:

  1. After two weeks of very little writing I got back on the horse and finished a new short story. I also made a small sale, to be announced later.

    "Nuclear Family" was published this week at Kasma SF. It's tiny (500 words) but packs a punch:
    http://www.kasmamagazine.com/nuclear-family.html

    And the most exciting news of the week is that I'll be editing an anthology! It will be a collection of humorous SF/F and should open for submissions in the summer. It'll pay pro rates.

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    1. Congrats, Alex. The anthology sounds exciting, too!

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  2. I managed to meet my monthly goal with just hours to spare, finally making a first-time submission of a story on May 31st. It went to Clarkesworld so, well, it will probably be turning into a second-time submission in the very near future. :)

    Other than that, May was kind of an up-and-down month. Lots of sales, great reader reaction to "Twenty-Seven Rules for Coping" and "The Morandini Genie", and some good bits of progress here and there. But actual completed-stories productivity was very slim.

    Thanks for all of the encouragement W1/S1ers!

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    1. May sounds like it was a good month, even if you didn't feel it was too productive. Lots of sales are always good!

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  3. May focused on novel revising, but I did a lot there: added some 7,000 words, and read and revised through the 100,000 words twice.

    I managed to get out one new story and two new poems. I also had a goal to revise and send out a story from last fall that had been idling, and I managed to make that goal on the 31st.

    Thanks for all the encouragement, and best of luck for June writing!

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    1. That's a lot of new words and revising. Sounds great!

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  4. Another month down. Way to go, everybody! May was good to me, with thousands of words written and even a few publications along the way.

    As for this past week...

    Written: 11k in my novel WiP; planning to finish the first draft TODAY.

    Published: my W1S1 from Week#37 last year, "A Monster By Any Other Name" in Liquid Imagination ($)

    Keep on keepin' on!

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    1. Ooh, that's a good one, Milo! And that's an excellent word count, too.

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  5. I had Blood and Water published at EDF

    Unfortunately personal issues mean that I will have to drop out of W1S1 for a time.

    But well done everyone and good writing.

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    1. Lydia, I'm sorry to see you go, and I hope your personal issues get resolved in whatever way is best for you. When they do, come on back!

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  6. Congratulations everyone for completing another month. I'm still on track and chugging along. No news this week--just one really nice rejection with feedback and an offer to read the revised story. I was happy with that. Now I'm just working to meet a couple of deadlines for short stories that are coming up.

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    1. Sounds like you had a great May!

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  7. Congrats to all - so happy to be involved here, it has really helped me to keep on track. Off to read some of everyone's blogs & stories!

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  8. We'll miss you, Lydia, come back when you can. Four acceptances for me this week. Four! One to the SFWA blog, one to Aoife's Kiss, one to Shrodingers Mouse and one secret one. I wonder if that's the same as Alex's.

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    1. What an awesome last week of May you had, Deborah. Wow!

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  9. one acceptance (to be published in August)
    one w/sub, 2000 words in wip and much editing.

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  10. I was waiting for this thread to show up, you kept me dangling at the end of my string. ;) But finally after most of the month in angst and confusion an idea came and I was able to get a short done and subbed. On to next month.

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  11. Congrats to everyone on making their goals! It's crickets for me over here, but I did manage to submit something early in the month and finally crank out a short during the long holiday weekend (while everyone was basking in the sunshine, no less). ;) Onwards through June!

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    1. I hope June was as productive! (I'm about to find out.)

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  12. I managed to stay on course for May (barely) and even managed one paid sale of a poem to Trembles magazine. It's due to go live sometime this month and when it does you can be sure I'll be happy to share the link here. Until then I wait, with my nose pressed tight against the grindstone because for June I'm participating in Camp NaNoWriMo as well as a couple other things.

    Whee?

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

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    2. Congrats on Trembles! That's an interesting publication. I'll look for the link!

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  13. Met my goal of one story this month, which is less than the last few months, but better than nothing. Overall, a slow month, but hopefully things will pick up in June.

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    1. Awesome on meeting the May goal!

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  14. I submitted one of my favorite short stories to the Reader's Digest contest which effectively takes it out of the submission market for the rest of the year.

    Not having much luck actually selling anything. Don't know if my writing sucks or I'm just approaching the wrong places. Oh, well, I'll keep writing and trying. Something will have to happen one day, right?

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    1. Sometimes it takes a ton of submissions before you hit a sale. It's hard to tell if it's the writing or the marketing or any number of other factors. But if you keep at it, yes, something will happen one day. :)

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  15. Well done everyone!

    Wrote a new flash and subbed an existing one to ink sweat and tears this week. No acceptances or rejections, but did have one new pub, A Cat May Look at a Queen (fantasy, 683 words) at Hogglepot.

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    1. Congrats on the pub and meeting the goal!

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  16. With the end of the school year coming around, I have found it more difficult to write for me, I only have the time to write assessments and behavior plans, ah well, the joys of working in public school.

    but i did write and sub one
    A woman at the bar talks about the origin of courage (Red Rose Review)

    got an acceptance from Linguistic Erosion: Conversations with the Grand Fiend: The Need to Dance

    Got a few rejections as well, two from Post Card Press. I love their product, I am a subscriber and I really want to get into that market. Just because I think they are cool.

    Hope you all are well and writing

    David

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    1. Wow, the postcard press is a great idea! Love the concept.

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    2. Congrats on the acceptance and meeting your goal. That Press does sound nifty.

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  17. I rewrote the ending for a story from earlier this year (added a thousand words) and sent it out again. I also worked on two other stories this month. One is 80% done with the ending outlined in my head. The other is about a quarter done with the ending a bit more fuzzy. Could have been better but not a bad month.

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    1. Anytime you get words done and make progress, it should probably be considered a pretty good month. :)

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  18. Congrats to everyone. We're almost half-way there.

    May was a difficult month, with less writing time, and so I didn't meet my monthly goal of 40K, though I exceeded in other months. I barely scraped 30K, but in that, I did write a piece every week, touched up more on my novella, tried to write more poetry, had three acceptances (Shotgun Honey, Linguistic Erosion, and Every Day Fiction), many rejections, and published one story at Linguistic Erosion: Shape Shifters Anonymous.

    Phew.

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    1. That's a great word count, and congrats on the string of acceptances and the pub!

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  19. Congratulations everyone.

    3 out, 2 of which were resubmits and 1 rejection. I am enjoying this challenge so much.

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  20. Excellent progress, folks.

    My week was thus:

    W1: "Slapdown" (flash) Also finished a 170,000 word epic fantasy novel.

    S1: flash to Flash Fiction Online, flash to First Stop Fiction

    Accept: "Leaving the Garden" (reprint) and "Last Call" (flash) by scissors and spackle.

    Published: "The Lecturer" appears at Spilling Ink Review.

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    1. Also finished a 170,000 word epic fantasy novel.

      Also... like "oh and I wrote a postcard, too."

      That's *awesome* and congrats on finishing!

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    2. Congrats on everything Stephen. The novel is a huge accomplishment. Now you get to revise that puppy!

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  21. This week:

    I wrote 10k on the new novel: hurray!

    I also wrote another one-sentence story which is a bit of a cheat but my brain wasn't up to holding much more story than that. So that's my W1 for the week.

    Finally, I sent out two submissions which I'm hopeful about.



    This month:

    I did not manage to write/sub every week (and there was one week where I did neither) but I'm raring to go again in June.

    I do love seeing everyone's achievements here.

    I'm less impressed with the idea that 2012 is almost half over. *eeek*

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    1. Great word count, Sylvia, congrats!

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  22. I was a bit ahead of myself and wrote my comment last week, but proud to say I'm still on schedule like the rest of you seem to be.

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  23. Stop-and-go week for me. Resubmitted a rejected story, started something longer but couldn't finish it in a week so I wrote and subbed a flash to Flash Fiction Online. Got my story "Dying Again" (week 9) published in Liquid Imagination. Solid week.

    Everyone's doing really well! It's exciting to see people finding new places for their stories, and resubmitting rejected stories. Looking forward to June!

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