Sunday, August 26, 2012

Week #34 Weigh-In

The end of Week 34 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!

23 comments:

  1. I've written one, I've subbed one, I've sold one $ (Perfect Timing to Take a Break) Reckon I deserve a cup of tea now.

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    1. Yes, you do. HOF updated. Be sure to provide a link when the $ sale is published and I'll add it to the Published Work$ as well.

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    2. Thanks! Most of my stuff (this one included) go into printed mags so there's no link, but I'll try to remember for anything that's online.

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    3. A link to the printed book (amazon or indie publisher) works fine.

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    4. That's great, when you've been so busy getting married!

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  2. Make it a chai, and I'm right there with you. Nice work, Patsy!

    As for me... Finished the first draft of "Dance by the Light of the Moon" (5K) and hope to have it polished up by the end of the month so's I can submit it to Asimov's.

    Submitted my Captain Quasar novel to a small press editor for consideration -- more on that later...

    >> I've got a contest going on @ my blog this week, and you're all invited to check it out. =]

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Nicely done, Milo. Fingers crossed for the story and the novel. Nice contest. With ten chances to win, it's even better than a scratch off ticket.

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  3. Since I'm here...

    W1: "American Spirit Lights" (flash)

    S1: Short Story to Speculative Edge, short story to Swamp Biscuits and Tea, flash to Nib Magazine Flash Fridays.

    Accept: "The World Beneath Us" by Nib Magazine; "The Trick or Treat Initiation of Tommy Black" by Speculative Edge.

    Published: "The Butcher's Son" appears at Every Day Fiction.
    "The World Beneath Us" appears at Nib Magazine's Flash Friday series.

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  4. W1: This week has been all about an almost complete rewrite of a story I wrote a few months ago. And it was a hard rewrite.

    S1: Nothing new.

    Accept: All's quiet in story land.

    Published: My poem "The Unicorn" (written last November) was published in The Pedestal Magazine. ($)

    I also have an older story that was published through Daily Science Fiction's email list on Friday. It will be on their website on the 31st.

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    1. Rewrites can be like that. The DSF story was quite inventive. I enjoyed it a lot. The poem is also solid. You're doing us proud, Beth. Published Work$ updated.

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  5. Written: three chapters on The Novel.
    Rejections: The Spider Thief and The Sorcerer (Strange Horizons), Love Like Dysphoria (Shock Totem)
    Submissions: The Spider Thief and The Sorcerer (LORE), Love Like Dysphoria (Drabblecast)
    Acceptances/Publications: NONE

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    1. Oh, yes. I almost forgot.

      Withdrew "Vessels for Destruction" from Weird Tales and submitted it to Lamplight.

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    2. Well, that's a good bit of work. Keep those subs going out into the world.

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  6. Got bit by a story idea on Monday night, and had to get it written before i went to sleep. That means i've finished 2 story drafts in the last 2 weeks. I want to get at least one of those edited and on sub before the end of the month.

    No acceptances or rejections. So many crickets!

    Oh, and you should all totally enter Milo's contest (says he with entirely selfish intent: i have a story in that antho, too!)

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    1. I do so enjoy seeing passion at work. Nice work.

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  7. 83-day rejection after a long period of radio silence. I've been slacking of late on shorts while trying to finish my novel, so I only have 1 other sub out there (and at 284 days out!). But I managed to add about 4K words to the novel before I went camping last Tuesday. No new acceptances yet.

    Plans for this week include finishing the novel and starting some new shorts!

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    1. In the bad old days 83 days was nothing. These days it's an eternity (which is definitely an improvement). Good job on the novel. We look forward to seeing your shorts :-0

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  8. Hi all

    I got a few rejections, one was a very nice rejection, but still a shot down no. The other rejection was for one they wanted a rewrite. They thought I didn't change it enough. One of the editors seemed downright annoyed that I didn't change it enough for them. THe piece is the piece, some can be changed, some are fine for somewhere else.

    I wrote and submitted one piece:
    THe Yellow Door to Scherazades Reqeust

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    1. No by any other name... Sorry the rewrite didn't fly. It's a good reminder that rewrites are not a sure thing. One door closes, a yellow door opens (or something like that). Here's to the coming week.

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  9. Wrote a story, but my sub 1 is an iffy claim. I typed out a story for one of the mags that only takes paper submissions. I can't find it so I think I mailed it!
    I do remember putting it in the envelope, so I think I'll count it. I am assuming I can't submit it elsewhere - if I don't hear for a while (it's a fast market) I'll figure I screwed up and it's under the car seat or something.

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    1. Now there's a story for the fans someday. Here's hoping it gets accepted.

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  10. Mark Waldron8/27/2012

    Hey, Been writing lots, never subbed anything, can't wait to get started... love the focus and intensity of this initiative. I've signed up and said Hi at the AW site, just thought I'd wave in here too.

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    1. Welcome, Mark. We're here to support, nudge, and otherwise encourage you.

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