Sunday, August 12, 2012

Week #32 Weigh-In

The end of Week 32 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!


  1. Revised the ending of a short story, wrote another 4-ish chapters on The Novel.

    Submissions: Love Like Dysphoria (Shock Totem), The Spider Thief and The Sorcerer (Strange Horizons

    Rejections: The Spider Thief and The Sorcerer (Beneath Ceaseless Skies)

    Accepted/Published: NONE

    1. That's a productive week. Nicely done.

  2. The words have flowed. I sent out one new flash fic, and wrote a 3,200-word rough draft that needs a lot more work.

    Submissions: new flash fic, plus re-sent a lot of older stories and poems. Played catch-up, basically.

    Acceptances: Bleh.

    Publications: My poem "Once Upon a Star" (written last November) is up at MindFlights:

    1. Wonderful, Beth (except the Bleh, of course). Words flowing leads to stories going. Here's to the coming week. (Nice poem, by the way :-)

  3. Keep on keepin' on, AG + Beth! I'm back from a couple weeks in the backwoods of Maine with plenty to report, so hold on tight:

    Written: 20 scifaiku

    Accepted: "Minutemen" to Cosmos (my W1S1 from March 2012), "The Black Ace" to eFiction (my W1S1 from June 2012), and "Blessed Be the Patient" to Every Day Fiction (my W1S1 from Week#51 last year).

    Published: "Minutemen" @ Cosmos ($), "Captain Quasar and the Fastest Thumbs on Zeta Colony Four" @ Ray Gun Revival ($), and "While She Sleeps, Mountains Tremble" (my W1S1 from Week#29 last year) in Triangulation: Morning After ($).

    To top it all off, Shimmer editor E.C. Tobler interviewed me about my story "Soulless in His Sight" -- you can read my rambling answers to her questions here.

    Write on, everybody!

    1. What a comeback (as in coming back home?). Nicely done, Milo. Great interview, especially the advice (and the W1S1 plug :-)

      HOF updated.

    2. Just read your story in Cosmos, and it's excellent. You're doing us proud, Milo.

  4. That's quite a week, Milo! And nice going Aggy & Beth :)

    Finished the first draft of the novel this week (w00t! 109,000 words of epic animal sci-fi! Badgerpunk ftw!). Pottered away on a couple short stories as well, and hope to have one finished this week coming (maybe). 1 rejection.

    1. I gotta say, I love "badgerpunk." That's awesome.

    2. Congratulations, Samuel. Badgerpunk? Intriguing, for sure. Can Raccoon Noir be far behind?

    3. Bravo everyone for a productive week! I managed my W1, S1, had one reject this week and no accepts.
      Floated my novel idea to some non-writer folks at a gathering and got some positive feedback. It's starting to gel, so perhaps I can actually start working on it now.

  5. Good job, Lee. Positive feedback is so helpful to the process.

    Let's see, my own week was minimal:

    W1: "The Anvil Falls" (flash)

    S1: Short story to Bop Dead City.

    Accepts: Not this week.

    Published: Not that I've heard about.

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