Sunday, September 16, 2012

Week #37 Check-In

It's the end of W1S1 Week #37!

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. Life is full of pain and rejection. Ah well. Hoping next week will be better.

    Written: One long story has been edited and is ready to submit to a non-publishing contest; also wrote a flash story this week.

    Submitted: flash story

  2. Sold two stories, to the UFO anthology and At Year's End anthology, also a poem to Dark Metre. Not too shabby.

  3. This is a tad bit old, but sold a story to UFO antho. Also wrote a story about a turnip farmer, 'cause some author (an overrated one, imo) said turnip farmers were boring. I think not!

    Otherwise, it'd been a slow week.

  4. I've managed to write a couple of pieces this week and subbed quite a few. I had acceptances too, but on older stories.

    Hope it's OK to mention this here - I've put up a post on my blog athat describes how to (easily) publish your book on Amazon for kindles etc. If anyone's considering doing this they might find it helpful.

    1. Very useful, Patsy. Thanks.

  5. Way to keep on keepin' on, everybody!

    As for me, I had a couple of W1S1 stories published this week:

    "Blessed Be the Patient" @ EDF ($) -- my W1S1 from Week#51 last year.

    "The Last Laugh" in The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes ($) -- my W1S1 from May.

    Also had "The Coyote's Word" accepted for The Big Bad anthology; this story survived 2 years and 16 rejections before finding a place to call home.


  6. Yesterday, possibly the worst day of my life. For the week I still managed to get work done on query letter and synopsis for The Novel, plus another chapter written.

    SUBS/REJECTS/PUBS/ACCEPTANCES: None. (Maybe this week.)

  7. I'm sorry to hear that A.G. May tomorrow be better.

    My week was:

    W1: "Cast and Reel" (flash)

    S1: 3 flashes to Spry Journal, flash to Nib Magazine, flash to Smokelong Quarterly

    Accept: "Not Dead" by Nib Magazine. This is a 2012 story.

    Published: "Not Dead" appears at Nib Magazine's Flash Friday series.

  8. Beth, Sorry to hear that. if it helps, I guess we all know how that feels.

    Deborah, Deeply impressive. As ever.

    defcon, Congrats on both those. Patsy - Well done on the "older" acceptances. Yep, feel free to mention your KDP piece. We've posted a few things on it in the past but more are welcome.

    Milo, Another great week. Never quit: so say we all.

    A. G., Really hope today is better.

    Steve, Great stuff, thanks.

  9. Congrats to all who had a good week, commiserations to all who didn't.

    Wrote an SF love story and subbed 2 shorts & 2 flash

    No acceptances, but I did get a hold notice from Toasted Cake and a personal rejection from Lightspeed. That's nearly as good, right? :)

    1 pub, a micro at 101 Fiction: Silence

  10. Michelle - Right! Good luck with those.