Sunday, July 15, 2012

Week #28 Weigh-In

The end of Week 28 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed Quicker than the Eye, or has A Sound of Thunder 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 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 peanut butter on a writer's toast.

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

30 comments:

  1. Hi all,

    hope everyone is going at it. I wrote and submitted a little less than last week

    Wrote and Submitted:
    Things that Happened Around Lunchtime (Collagist)
    Music in the Dark (Everynighterotica)
    Innsmouth Beauty TIps (Innsouth TImes)

    This last one brings up a question. Me and a friend meet once a week to do collaborative work. Which each bring half of a story and we finish off the one the other started. The last one is one of those collaborations. Should that count or not?

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    1. Invite your friend to join W1S1! Of course collaborations count -- we had a couple participants end up selling one of their stories last year, and there was great rejoicing.

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  2. This week, I've focused on revisions for Westward, Tally Ho! and managed to reach the halfway point; 120 pages down, 120 to go. Then it'll be off to agents and small presses for their consideration.

    I started writing my July W1S1 story, and I've targeted Beneath Ceaseless Skies by reading a few past issues on my Kindle to get a feel for what they publish.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Oops -- thanks for the reminder, Erin.

      Published: My W1S1 from Week#24 last year, "Autonomic Zen and the Art of Destruction" in the July issue of Bards & Sages Quarterly ($)

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    2. I read "Autonomic Zen . . ." and quite enjoyed it. Very entertaining. Keep up the good work.

      Gary

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  3. Good luck with your subs, Milo.

    Another busy week, but I managed to pull through. I think I've become a slush slut though, with about 10 stories way past the average response time. Perhaps I should query.

    Wrote one flash: Sliver
    Subbed: 3, 2 new ones
    Accepted: "Where Snowflakes Fall," at In Between Altered States
    Published: "The Poison of Its Filamentous Lariats," at Bards & Sages ($) - here's the link: http://www.bardsandsages.com/speculative_fiction/bards_and_sages_quarterly
    rejections: 2

    Not too bad. Good luck everyone.

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    1. Query away! I've got a few I already queried a month ago, and still no response. Anyhow, Hall of Fame updated! I enjoyed your story in B & S, ToC mate.

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  4. I haven't written in 2 weeks because my cousin has been visiting from Texas - so I'm itching to get going for next week!

    I did manage to get 1 rejection yesterday though. Maybe it's the kick I need to get back on track :)

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    1. Rejections have a way of kicking me back into action, too.

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  5. Another week of silence as far as acceptances and rejections. I wonder, yet again, when the flood will hit.

    Written: 4,500-word story and a poem
    Submitted: nada
    Published: a poem from 2011, "Book Story" ($) at MindFlights: http://www.mindflights.com/item.php?sub_id=7298

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    1. Neat poem, Beth -- I'd be curious about the eReader version...

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  6. Short story draft finished last night. Over 6k, so will need to trim ruthlessly when i edit. Hopefully get major edits done this week and subbed before the end of the month.

    Heroes for Hire: Ocbeta's Revenge. Pure space opera, and i'm hoping to write a whole lot more stories with these characters.

    2 Rs this week, no sales.

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    1. Let's hear it for space opera! Sweet.

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  7. Wrote piece of Twitter fic (The Essex) and a steampunk werewolf short (Willa Arch and The King Errant).

    Subbed: The Essex (Nanoism, Trapeze)

    Rejected: The Essex

    Published: NONE

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    1. I like the sound of a steampunkish werewolf.

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  8. I wrote very little this week, but completed a translation commission which I can't talk about yet, but am *really* excited about. I got to translate a story by one of my SF/F idols :)

    On Friday, Smoke & Mirrors podcast ran an entire hour of my stories! They performed "The Skeptic" and "Time Away." You can listen to the show here:
    http://www.smoke-and-mirrors.us/2012/07/13/very-short-story-show-9/

    Also, just today, I made my second sale to Nature Magazine. This time it only took 6 days! Clearly, they have very good taste :)

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    1. Way to go, Alex! Hall of Fame updated. I seriously need to submit something to Nature; Deborah has had 5 stories accepted by them now. You two drinking the same water?

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  9. I'm impressed by all the things everyone has going on - poetry, translations, podcasts & short and long fiction. Bravo!!
    Subbed one earlier this week, and just barely squeaked one out this evening for my W1.
    Yay, me!
    My list of works out looks sad, though, only 4 left, lots of rejections in the past month.
    Beam Me Up podcasted a story of mine, "This Life," published in Daily Science Fiction in 2011. It starts at the 43 minute mark - http://www.beammeuppodcast.com/beam-me-up-321-home-sweet-home-crystal-wizard-this-life-lee-halison/
    First podcast experience for me - what a kick to hear my words read by someone I don't know! He did a nice job, too.

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    1. Very cool! Always a surreal experience made even better when they do a great job.

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  10. Very impressive, gang. Alex, you're rocking big time. Way to go.

    As for me...

    W1: "Shadows" (flash)

    S1: flash to Word Riot

    Accept: not this week

    Published: Only in my head.

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    1. Keep on keepin' on, Flash Master!

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  11. Congrats all!

    Wrote a new horror short and subbed a flash to A-Minor this week, plus a lot of revisions.

    Two 2012 acceptances for a short story and a drabble, from The Cynic Online and 101Fiction.

    No rejections or pubs.

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    1. Very nice! Hall of Fame updated -- you're putting us all to shame, Michelle.

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  12. Well, I didn't write anything last week (my defense is that I'm on vacation LOL) but I did manage to make a few sales. Four of them, in fact. Sadly, only two were for poems I wrote as a part of this year's W1S1, but I'll take 'em.

    I don't have publication dates for them yet, but three poems of mine will be included in 7x20 (a Twitter magazine) and another poem will be in a future issue of The Glass Coin.

    Yay!

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

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    1. Yahoo! Nicely done, Rhonda -- Hall of Fame updated.

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  13. Wrote and submitted a short story last week after challenging my teen-age daughter to a "write off."

    W: "The Quest That Proves the Man"
    S: the above story to Silver Blade
    R: None
    P: None, waiting for one publication that was supposed to have come out 07/01!

    Good luck to all.

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    1. A "write off" sounds to me like a timed challenge -- or was it based on word count?

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    2. It was timed. She had her first poem published a few weeks ago, so I thought I'd challenge her to write a short story and see if she could get that published, too. We both had till the end of the week to write, edit, and submit our stories. She beat me, but we'll see who gets accepted. It served as a way to get her to do something more productive than video games over summer vacation and to force me to sit down and write when I didn't feel that positive about my story idea. So whether or not we're published, the write off will have served its purpose.

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