Sunday, August 5, 2012

Week #31 Weigh-In

The end of Week 31 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!

19 comments:

  1. The writing happened this week, which is always a pleasant surprise. I am always amazed that I can sit down and write a piece, a pleasure as always. Are they good? Who knows?

    Wrote and submitted two pieces this week
    I was a Teenage Mole Rat (Fiction365)
    What We Talk About When We Talk in Bars (Linguistic Erosion)

    One rejections this week, haven't resent it out yet, but will do that this week.

    Hope you are all having a good week

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    1. Thanks for sharing this. It's easy to forget the beauty of this journey sometimes. Take time to smell the wordcount :-)

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  2. Four chapters written on the novel this week for close to 6k words.

    Rejections: 304 days from Tor.com for "The Hardest Kiss"; 44 days from Lamplight for "Love Like Dysphoria".

    Submissions: "The Hardest Kiss" to Asimov's

    Acceptances/Publications: NONE

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    1. Very nice. Good luck with the Asimov's sub. We need to publish a story or two there this year, yes?

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  3. Not much news for this week. I had an amazing time at Cascade Writers Workshop and wrote a new flash fic I'm counting for August; I hope to edit it this next week. My main focus this week has been novel revisions, and I should wrap those up today or tomorrow.

    Since I was away last weekend and very late in doing my monthly status here, I didn't get to post that my story "Pest Control" was published at Every Day Fiction at the very end of July. It was a W1S1 from earlier this year:
    http://www.everydayfiction.com/pest-control-by-beth-cato/

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    1. Very nice, Beth. Glad you had a good time at the workshop. HOF updated.

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  4. Wrote one, subbed one - yay!
    No acceptances, no rejections, no publications.
    Plenty out, starting to get anxious, hope I'm not about to receive a tsunami of rejections.
    Congrats,Beth! And hurray everyone for sticking toit!

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    1. Good job, Lee. Yeah, that quiet can be disturbing. Hopefully it will be a mix of accepts and declines.

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  5. Got my sub for the month out. Minor progress on a couple other short story drafts.

    2 rejections this week--last two months i've been getting responses at a trickle!

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    1. Good job, Samuel. We're on the back stretch. Time for that second wind. The more you get out there, the less the rejections sting (in theory).

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  6. It's a late-Sunday-afternoon kind of week, but it's finished. Got another started to hopefully finish tomorrow and find some magazines for submission. Keep it up, all!

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    1. Nice job, Devin. It can be a slog at times, but slogging is so much better than sitting in the mud :-)

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  7. While I'm here...

    W1: "Funny Stuff" (flash)

    S1: flash to Camroc Press

    Accept: "The Butcher's Son" by Every Day Fiction

    Published: Not this week.

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  8. I've spent the last couple of weeks buried in revisions (I totally understand now why some people say it's just easier to rewrite from scratch) but managed to get back in the game with a 7k post-apoc horror this week. Also sent a couple of subs, to Penumbra and Shimmer.

    One 2012 ($) flash acceptance for 'The Great Escape' at Fiction365, one rejection and one pub--Speeding Toward Enlightenment at The Cynic Online.

    Well done to everyone slogging :)

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    1. Very nice, Michelle. I enjoyed your story. HOF updated.

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  9. Sorry I missed the July weigh in post. However, I hope to be acknowledging W1S1 in my next interview post with Lynda Young sometime soon.

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    1. Thanks Madeleine. The summer is racing by. Let us know how the interview goes.

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  10. Wrote and submitted a 3600 humor fantasy story to F&SF (inevitable rejection in 5..4..3..)

    Published ($) A Better Tomorrow at Interstellar Fiction
    http://interstellarfiction.com/fiction/a-better-tomorrow-by-alex-shvartsman/

    Been very busy pushing the Kickstarter campaign for the UFO anthology this week. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out here:

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/776571295/unidentified-funny-objects-anthology-of-humor-sf-a

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    1. Nicely done, Alex. It's tough balancing projects like that. Folks should certainly be subbing to UFO. It's going to be awesome, I'm told.

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