Sunday, September 9, 2012

Week #36 Check-In

It's the end of W1S1 Week #36!

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. Good news for me, as a sold a story to Nature, and one to Daily Science Fiction last week.

  2. oooh, and another one to the Edge of Sundown anthology.

  3. I spent this week combining a couple future noir stories into one 22K novella to sub around. Also had 2 haiku published @ Trapeze. And my story "Soulless in His Sight" tied for the win in Shimmer's Reader's Choice.

    The school year is now in full-swing, so I get to encourage a whole new batch of 7th and 8th graders in their writing -- and somehow manage to make time for my own.

    Write on, everybody!

    1. Soulless in his Sight is fantastic. Everybody go and read it.

  4. A little progress made on The Novel. About 12 chapters left and it'll be time to edit this baby. :)

    Rejections: "Call-Center" (Daily Science Fiction, Escape Pod)
    Submissions: "Call-Center" to Escape Pod, then to Shock Totem
    Acceptances/Publications: NONE

  5. I focused on getting a lot done early in the week because I had company here from Thursday through this morning.

    Written: new story (3,300 words)

    Submitted: nothing new

    Published: "Pest Control" as a podcast at Every Day Fiction.

    "Blue Tag Sale" at Buzzy Mag. This was a W1S1 from last year! ($)

  6. Okay, unaccustomed as I am to reporting weekly, Sergeant, my thumbnail book review of a Dashiell Hammett book was in today's Asbury Park Press ( "Clenched Teeth," a humor/police short went to The Story Shack (and I got 'em listed at Duotrope), and a second sub of the horror/vengeance story "Light Up My Life" went out to Nine.

  7. Great energy around here this week. Nice going, gang.

    As for me:

    W1: "Negotiating Nothing" (flash)

    S1: Short story to Cumberland Review; Flash to Dr. T.J. Eckleberg Review; flash to Three-Lobed Burning Eye.

    Accept: "Mad Money" (SF short story) by Isotropic Fiction. This is a pre-W1S1 story I shopped around after revision, so no HOF.

    Published: "No Umbrella" appears at Apocrypha and Abstractions

  8. Quiet week for me on the writing front. Hoping to get a new short story out into the wilds this week, though. 1 rejection (and that story back again already). I expect i'll have more responses to report this week.

    Hooray for all you peeps with sales! :)

  9. Deborah - fantastic week. I'm in awe.

    Milo - best of luck with thenovella ... and the 7th/8th graders.

    A. G. - Thanks; best of luck with that resub.

    Beth - Congrats on the publications!

    Walt - Best of luck with those.

    Steve - Well done on the acceptance and publication.

    Sam - Thanks - best of luck with that new story.

  10. Congrats and crossed fingers for all!

    Wrote: 6k on a new SF story, but as it's only about a third of the way in it's heading towards novella territory. Hope to get that done next week.

    Subbed: 2 horror shorts, one to Crowded Magazine and one to Clarkesworld

    Rejections: 1 from Clarkesworld--but swift is good :)

    Accepts/pubs: none this week.

  11. Wrote 5500 new words on a story that was particularly hard for me--I hope that means it's good! Then cut out 5000 of those to make it more marketable, which took about as long as writing it did!

    Submitted two from earlier in the year.

    Got Week 11's story "Over the Fence" published over at Fear and Trembling for some pocket money ($).

    One rejection from Apex.

    Keep it up everyone!

  12. Michelle - good luck with those.

    Great stuff, Devin!

  13. Well done for all your efforts and successes. I must really focus now after the distractions of the summer.As it is, I am leaving attaining my W1S1 monthly target until later and later in the month. Your comments have shamed/motivated me to try harder!