Sunday, September 23, 2012

Week #38 Check-In

It's the end of W1S1 Week #38!

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. Better week!

    Written: new flash

    Submitted: nothing new

    Accepted: one of my September stories, just written and sent out last week, has been accepted for At Year's End at Kazka Press. ($)

    1. To amend my previous post:

      Written: I forgot about a 1,500-word story I wrote earlier in the week that's in critique phase.

      Submitted: Sent out the new flash fic today!

  2. That's the stuff, Beth!

    Written: first draft of this month's story about a clown detective. I hate clowns.

    Accepted: "Darker Ever After" (my W1S1 from Week#47 last year) to Every Day Fiction ($) as well as "Captain Quasar vs. the Computer" (2012) to 101 Fiction.

    Also received a rewrite request from Musa Publishing on my future noir novella Immaterial Evidence, combining stories from Weeks #49 and #50 last year. More on that in the near future, I hope...

    Write on, everybody!

  3. Beth - fantastic news. Glad it was a better week.

    Milo - Impressive stuff. No stopping you...

  4. Wow, another week already? Congrats on the successes, gang.

    W1: "One True Sentence" (flash), and a scene for collaborative flash ("Cosmetic") for Used Furniture Review

    S1: Flash to Molotov Cocktail

    Accept: "Trickle Down" by Polluto (2011 story, so no HOF)

    Published: Not this week. Soon, my precious...

  5. Having a tough time writing these past few weeks. Partially because I've had a novelette submission deadline that I've had to edit hard for, but new things aren't coming easily. Wrote a flash this week, barely. I have some catching up to do this week . . . .

    A few rejections this week. One very hopeful submission. A daunting week ahead . . .

  6. Steve - Congrats on the acceptance and on keeping with the program.

    Devin - The very best of luck with the next week!

  7. Looking back, September was fairly good. I think I jumped in one week earlier in September, so some of these notes may be redundant.

    “Spider Princess” was published by Short-Story.Me Sept. 17, 2012, at (Lenore knew there was a prince who’d help her escape from her single-wide trailer, but she wasn’t sure who the prince was.) This came from a prompt on our Facebook group, Fast Fiction Friday.

    “Braless in Austria” was published Sept. 14, by The Short Humour Site, at Source was a news story that a 700-year-old bra was discovered by archaeologists. Who knew?

    “Inconveniently Lost and Found” was published by The World of Myth Sept. 5 at Think this was also another prompt, but can’t remember.

    And, I’m sure I mentioned earlier that “Abandoned” was published by Every Day Fiction Sept. 3, 2012 at (We live in a cruel world, where materialism doesn’t get the respect it might have during the “me” generation.)

    A 2,900-word Southern Gothic horror story, “Grammie’s Waiting,” was written and subbed to NewMyths, “Inside Lookin’ Out” was sent to SpeechBubble, and “Wallet Full of Money” went out to Pif. A review of Marisha Plesssl’s “Special Projects in Calamity Physics” was sent to our regional paper, the Asbury Park Press, today. And, seeking new genres, a 12,225-word erotic novelette was written and subbed to Oysters & Chocolate.

  8. Walt - A hugely impressive month. I'm in awe.