Sunday, September 2, 2012

Week #35 Check-In

It's the end of W1S1 Week #35!

How's it been for you? Have you managed to keep writing or has real life intervened? 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 and submit a story/poem, let us know. If you've had something accepted or published, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if your muse has gone AWOL and every reply has been a rejection, let us know that too so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

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


  1. Managed to get my August story out at the 11th hour: "Dance by the Light of the Moon" to Clarkesworld for a quick turnaround while I'm waiting on Asimov's.

    Accepted: a haiku I wrote last month to Star*Line ($).

    Write on, everybody!

  2. I managed to get two more stories out in the last week of August, bringing my written/submitted total for August to five(!). And then I had one of them accepted within 5 hours of submission to the target antho.

    Accepted: 3,400-word story to Kazka Press's California Cantata anthology ($)

    Published: My story "Pest Control" will be podcast on Every Day Fiction tomorrow.

    I find it amusing that I didn't have a single acceptance in the month of August, and then I had an acceptance on September 1st.

  3. Hi,

    Got something written and sent out, which makes me happy.

    Wrote and submitted: Cover Letter for a Preschool Assistant Position (Free Flash Fiction)

    Accepted: Every Wednesday at 2PM to Super Flash Fiction

    Hope all is doing well


  4. Long week this week but productive. Wrote three more chapters on The Novel - about 4k words. Rewrote "Turning the Garden" - about 2k.

    Subbed: "Turning the Garden" to ReadErotica, "Love Like Dysphoria" to Goldfish Grimm's Spice Fiction Sushi

    Rejected: "Love Like Dysphoria" Drabblecast

    Accepted: "Turning the Garden" - ReadErotica ($), "In the Cool of the Day" - Abyss & Apex ($)

    Published: NONE

  5. I've written, I've subbed. I sold too, but it's one I prepared earlier.

    I've also released a new ebook - Paint Me a Picture.

  6. Took it easy this week, to refresh after a very busy writing August.

    A few rejections, no sales. No short stories finished, but another one started. That's 3 in progress, and 2 on the editing block.

    Congrats on all your sales last week, peeps!

  7. Congrats on all your efforts people - Halls of Fame updated!

  8. Wrote one, subbed three this week, all to professional magazines. Had my story "Over the Fence" from week 11 published over in Fear and Trembling magazine. August was tough, but I've got some good stories lined up for September, hoping to pound them out and sub them to big names. Keep it up everyone!

  9. Congratulations to the various sales, especially pro sales, and to those of us who have kept on keeping on too.

    W1: "The Story of Johnny Zig-Zag" (flash)

    S1: Flash to Abyss & Apex.

    Accept: Nope.

    Published. Not this week.

    Cool stuff: Finished revising the 160K word fantasy for our agent. Synopsis for next two books onto paper next, then off for whirlwind tour of the cruel world of publishing.

    1. Awesome, Steve! Congratulations, enjoy it!

    2. Thanks Devin. Fingers crossed and all that.

  10. Congrats to everyone hanging in there!

    My record keeping has been appalling lately, but I'm getting it back together.

    Wrote a new horror short and subbed a SF flash to Flash Fiction Online. 2 rejections, one flash and one short.
    No acceptances, but I did get a pass to the second round at Penumbra.
    One new flash pubbed - The Great Escape at Fiction 365

  11. Mark Waldron9/06/2012

    Well, if a week can be stretched to 10 days then I just got through the first week of w1s1. If it can't then I failed, started again and managed my first week in only 3 days. :)

    Some of you appear to be writing machines, well done!