Sunday, July 29, 2012

Week #30 Weigh-In + July Joy Blogfest

The end of Week 30 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words been hotter than Fahrenheit 451, or has The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 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 protein-rich snacks in a writer's fridge.

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

The July Joy Blogfest

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's Blogfest is named for Ray Bradbury's The Machineries of Joy short story collection (1964). So if you 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 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!

38 comments:

  1. Hi all, not as productive a week. But still got some writing done and got a publication

    Wrote Conversations with the Grand Fiend:Mad Dabbler, which I sent to Linguistic Erosion and they are publishing it. Kind of cool, its the fifth one of the series that has been published by them

    hope you all go some writing and submitting done

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    1. Well done, David. HOF updated.

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  2. Finished edits on "Legacy" and sent it off to Beast Within 4: Gears and Growls. Wrote another chapter (and a half) on The Novel.

    Two rejections this week: A personal from Asimov's and a form from Daily Science Fiction.

    Nothing published or accepted.

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    1. Wrote and submitted four pieces this week: two poems, two flash. I'm on the monthly challenge, but am handling closer to a weekly output. Yay! Finished and sent out another poem, plus sent two rejected poems back out.

      Two rejections: form from Jabberwocky, poem went right back out; nice one from UFO, story is going back out today.

      No acceptances. Newest Star*Line just came out with my poem "Et in Arcadia ego". Should have print copy to report next week.

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    2. A.G. - Personal from Asimov's is a good thing, no? Keep the ambition and good things will follow.

      Alicia - That's the spirit. Four pieces is good. Congratulations on the poem pub.

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    3. Congrats on reaching your July goals, Alicia! (would've left a comment on your livejournal, but i don't have an LJ account :-))

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  3. Wrote and subbed a fantasy short, so I'm keeping up. Had a flash SF story bought by Stupefying Stories and a couple of poems published by Star*Line, so a pretty good month.

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    1. Nice, Simon. HOF updated. Make sure to include the Stupefying link when it comes out.

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  4. Week 30 already? Wow.

    W1: "The Patron" (flash), "First Lesson" (flash), "Forgiveness" (flash)

    S1: flash to Daily Science Fiction, flash to UFO Anthology.

    Accept: Nope.

    Pub: "Nora's RV" is officially published at Literary Orphans,

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  5. This year is rapidly disappearing. I haven't done well on the story writing, (busy with novel), but I've kept the submissions on the 24 hour revolving door schedule.

    Acceptance from Schrodinger's Mouse for my 2011 W1S1 "How Cherry Coke Saved My Life". :)

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    1. You're doing well, Dawn. Keeping pieces out there is half the battle. Congratulations on the acceptance. HOF updated.

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  6. Haven't officially got the sub1 out the door yet, but it'll be out before Tuesday ends.

    It's been a good month for words (over 50K--mostly novel), a slow month for rejections (3) and a zero month for acceptances and things published.

    'gratz on the sales and publishments and the general writing and subbing hard, peeps!

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    1. Actually, 1 story published. The month's been so busy i forgot! Plurality, at Kaleidotrope. It seems to be one of those love it or hate it pieces :D

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    2. Congratulations, Samuel. HOF updated, and I'll update the Paid Publication page shortly. 50K words is nothing to sneeze at, for sure.

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    3. Thanks, Steve. You don't need to update the Paid Publication page, though. It wasn't a 2012 W1S1 story :-)

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  7. Great week, caught up by writing 3 and subbing 3. Going to edit a story I got some feedback on and send it off probably later tonight, but it's from before this year. Looking forward to August--it's going to be an awesome month. Keep it up everyone!

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    1. Nice, Devin. And, yeah, here's to a bumper crop August.

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  8. Polished and submitted a 2k word fantasy humor story to Lightspeed.

    Made a sale to a highly respected semipro market but can't announce it yet; hopefully will be able to next week :)

    Trying to catch up by resubmitting all the stories that have been accumulating on my hard drive (as it turns out, not so many.)

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    1. Nicely done, Alex. I know what you mean. I have all these stories, but few really ready to go out. Looking forward to next week's update.

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  9. Crazy week, but got a story written and one submitted tonight.
    So I made my goals for the month!
    Had a reject this week, still piling them up.

    Congrats to all for sticking with it another month!

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    1. Good for you, Lee. That's the way you move forward. Rejection matters, but not as much as moving forward. Here's to an august August.

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  10. Well done, everybody!

    I managed to get my July story out to Beneath Ceaseless Skies, had 2 haiku accepted and published at Trapeze (both from this year), and I had a couple of 2011 stories published:

    From way back in week #5 last year, "Abomination of Desolation" @ The Red Penny Papers ($) -- link included above; and from week #9 last year, "Soulless in His Sight" in Shimmer ($) -- link included above.

    Write on, y'alls.

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    1. Very nice, Milo. I'm especially going to brag up your Shimmer sale. Jealous, me? :-)

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  11. Sold my April story "Good King David" to an anthology (I don't know what the pub schedule is yet); submitted my May story; and wrote a new flash piece. Still working on revisions for my June story and still working on the first draft of what I thought would be my July story. I need to do one more proof read of my short story collection and then it's ready for release.

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    1. Wonderful, Jeff. Do provide a link for your collection when it's available. Congratulations on the antho sale and new writings.

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    2. Oh, and HOF updated.

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  12. I won't lie, it was close. See, I've been on vacation for almost all of July, so my mind isn't in the same space it usually is. I thought I'd submitted stuff this month but when I checked my records today I discovered that in fact, I had not. I've since fixed that mistake and am actually in the midst of a pretty big submitting spree, but phew, that was close!

    This month I sold a W1S1 poem to Every Day Poets (I just love them :)), sold three poems (including one W1S1 one) to Seven by Twenty and another W1S1 poem to Glass Coin. Three W1S1 sales in a month? Why, that's a personal record ;)

    Yay!

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    1. Yay! indeed. Keep up the good work.

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  13. "The Butcher of Londinium" is the cover story for the current issue of OSC's Intergalactic Medicine Show. It was my February 2011 W1S1 story.

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    1. Wonderful news. The cover no less. I'll update the published works list soon.

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  14. I made my goals for the month. The past two weeks have brought a torrent of rejections, but I'm sending the stuff right back out there. Onward!

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    1. Good for you, Beth. When life gives you rejection, squeeze hard and send it back out. (or something like that)

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    2. Well done, Beth! (for reaching your goals, for the story at Every Day Fiction, and for getting those stories back out into the wild)

      Would've left a comment at your blog, but i don't have an LJ account--well, i did, but it got purged because i never used it. Probably should get a new one :D

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  15. July totals: Four pieces written, nine submissions, two sales.

    *\o/*

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    1. Very nice, Sylvia.

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    2. Gratz, Sylvia. Sounds like a great month!

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    3. Well done for July!

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  16. In July I wrote and submitted a short story plus a poem and prose which was read out on local radio. I thought I would remember all the pieces I produced, as I only started writing and submitting for this challenge in January, but I now have to rely on keeping a log; this could be weak memory or a better production rate! Congratulations to all who are keeping up.

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