Sunday, September 30, 2012

Week #39 Check-In + September Pillar of Fire Blogfest

It's the end of W1S1 Week #39!

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 ...

At the end of each month here at Write1Sub1, we list everyone who has managed to stick to the challenge: weekly, monthly, or whatever variant is working for you. This month's Blogfest is named after Ray Bradbury's short story and play Pillar of Fire. So if you managed to meet or beat your W1S1 writing goals this month, just add your name and blog URL to the linky widget below.

And if you had something W1S1-related published this month that you're particularly proud of, add its title and URL to the widget as well. We'll be sure to check it out:

BLOGFEST RULES: Visit all of the participants above and give them each a virtual slap on the back for their success this month. Then visit their published works, and leave a comment if possible. Well done, everyone!


  1. Rough month in terms of productivity and emotions, but I made my goals.

    I wrote four new stories: one has been accepted, two are out, and one was just critiqued and needs revisions. I also sent out a new poem.

    I had an acceptance this week at Every Day Fiction for a W1S1 story written earlier this year.

    My W1S1 poem from last month is in second round consideration at a nice magazine.

  2. I blew it last week. But had a nice week, non the less. Thinking about what I should be doing. Also made heaps of subs by disovering that literary markets take sim subs (same story to more than one venue).

    Back on the wagon next week.

  3. I completed 3 stories last week *smug grin* I haven't yet got back to an average of one a week for the year to date, but I'm getting closer.

  4. Way to go, y'alls! We made it through another month.

    Written/Subbed: "The Unwelcome Clown Detective" to Flash Fiction Online

    Accepted: "A Coyote's Revenge" (from week#28 last year) to The Red Penny Papers

    Published: "The Last Laugh" in The Alchemy Press Book of Pulp Heroes ($)

    Polishing up the rewrite of my novella Immaterial Evidence for Musa Publishing today; hope to have good news to share on that in the near future.

    Write on, everybody!

    1. Are clown detectives ever welcome?

    2. Clowns in general give me the heebie-jeebies!

  5. Still plugging along.

    W1: "Can't Stop the Rain" (flash)

    S1: flash to Pure Slush; flash to Nib Magazine; flash to Bartleby Snopes; flash to Strange Horizons; flash to Corvus; flash to Weirdyear, short story to WOTF.

    Accepted: "You Say To Dou, I Say Ma Ling Shu" by Pure Slush; rewrite request from Bartleby Snopes.

    Published: Nothing this week.

    1. And just heard back from Weirdyear. They will publish "Years of Feast and Famine" at Linguistic Erosion in October.

      "You Say To Dou..." is a 2011 story (no HOF for me), while "Years of Feast..." is a 2012 story. 1 for 2.

  6. It was a very good month for my writing :) I made two new sales (one of which was a W1S1 story) and had four pieces (including one W1S1 poem) published. Yay! I could use more months like this LOL

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

  7. Well I made it, sort of, maybe a little fudging around the corners. But I'll call it and promise that next month will be a nice clean victory. Whenever I break my routine I find it hard to get back into the groove.

    Thanks for the pressure.

  8. This was a very hard month for me, personal life and work. I did continue to write a story every week, but I only subbed oh, wow, I have three subs for the month (thought I was much farther off). So a fail month but at least I am still writing. October looks to be just as difficult.
    Nothing published, nothing accepted, one reject this month.
    I do have something out for over 6 months, that's a record for me. Not for the market, unfortunately, so it probably doesn't mean what I hope it means.
    Cheers to all, sorry to have been MIA on the weekly posts.

  9. Had a W1S1 story from 2011 published by the Lovecraft eZine and a bunch of haiku by 7x20. Wrote and subbed an SF flash, so keeping up!

  10. Beth - well done for sticking with it despite the problems. I'll update the HOF.

    Deborah - It's good to fall off the wagon at times. You might see me desperately running along trying to catch up with it...

    Patsy - impressive!

    Milo - Inspirational as ever. Great stuff.

    Steve - Congrats on the acceptances and good luck with those subs. HOF updated for Years of Feast and Famine.

    Rhonda - Very impressive! Many congratulations.

    Dave - Well done for sticking at it. I know what you mean, I really do.

    Lee - Impressive you managed to still write a story a week. The very best of luck with them.

  11. Crazy month for so many reasons, but I did write one, and submitted it last night. :)

  12. This has been a crappy month for me for writing. I have done hardly any. School started up and I have been swamped with work, but that is a weak excuse because I was keeping it going in the beginning of the year. In the beginning of september I got 6 rejections in one day. It was a little overwhelming. I did get one acceptance that day, but it was still kind of crazy.
    Finally wrote a new one and sent it out

    Wrote:Kelly Square
    Sub: Kelly Square (Daily Love)
    Acceptance: I was a teenage mole rate $ (Fiction365)
    Rejections: Yeah, i got those

  13. So last month, I accidentally reported that I had stuck to my W1S1 goals for August, but that didn't happen (I spent more time on a much neglected novel), so this month (September), even though I did make my W1S1 goals, but I'm not going to list as such to even the score. Any hoot,

    I managed one short story and five subs last week. No rejections or acceptances. Slow going, but I'll take it.

    Congrats and good luck to all.

  14. dmbonanno - Well done!

    David - Wow, 6 rejections in one day is seriously crap. I think that may have beaten my record! Delighted on your acceptance though. HOF updated.

    Erin - Well done on the short story. Congrats and good luck to you, too.

  15. Kudos everyone!

    Nothing too terribly new. Wrote a sci-fi horror for an anthology, but then it turned out the story didn't fit their theme. D'oh! Oh well, got myself a story. And just the usually rejecting/submitting process.

    1. Oops, forgot to mention, under "hall of fame" defcon and Siobhan Gallagher are the same person. So, uh, could those be combined? I know, I like to confuse with the duel names. But 3 acceptances looks better than 1+2. :D

  16. A busy month, with not a whole lot of new, quality production. Got some good stuff submitted, though, and brainstormed some ideas for October. Hoping it's better.

  17. defcon/Siobhan - will do!

    Devin - Hope October works out for you.

  18. Just made it! Written and submitted a travel article on a cemetery in Stockholm which is a UNESCO world Heritage site. Maybe it was a displacement activity for my half written stories.

    1. Congratulations on making your W1S1 goals. I think you typo'ed your URL though.

      Dave K

  19. Wrote a steampunk flash piece which has since been revised to a short story. I also dusted off an old (several years old) beginning to an abandoned story and rewrote it as the first chapter to a novel/novella. Put out several submissions this month. A few have come back, but at least I received some instructive comments for revision. Also had a successful free promotion on Amazon for my short story collection.

  20. Well, I did the W1 for September, but before I did the S1, I realized there were too many errors, and I didn't have time to revise before the end of the month.

    And October is out due to exams, and November is NaNo.

    Man, life gets busy!