Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The October Country

Are YOU an "October Country" winner?

At the end of each month here at Write1Sub1, we publish a list of everyone who has managed to stick to the challenge : whether weekly, monthly or whatever variant is working for you.        

This month, everyone who has done so receives the October Country Award (in honor of Ray Bradbury's first collection of short stories).

So if you've met your W1S1 writing goals during the month of October, just add your name and blog URL to the linky widget below.




And if you've had something W1S1-related published this month that you're particularly proud of, add its title and URL to the widget as well, and 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, everybody!

19 comments:

  1. We're trying out a new linky widget this month, so let us know if you run into issues with it. My month was relatively successful. I wrote at least one story per week, submitted at least one story per week, and managed to publish one story per week on average. That's the idea, right?

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    1. Way to go, Flashmaster Steve! Excellent.

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    2. Well done on a productive month.

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  2. Wrote and submitted a short story, which has been returned for editing, and pieces called "A Letter to your Hometown" and "Home" for local radio next month. Is it just me, or do the months go by faster and faster?

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    1. I did enter my link but it didn't appear. However strange things are happening tonight!

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    2. Thanks for reporting that. Does the following apply? Please give it another shot when you can. If this is the problem, I'll post a general instruction.

      "One issue that I'm seeing is that the URL can't be more than 50 characters, a limit that's easily exceeded with Blogger post page URLs. The easy workaround? Use bit.ly or another URL shortening service to shrink your link."

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  3. Wasn't sure I'd make it this month, but I managed to get "For a Future Peace" (4.8K) out the door to Clarkesworld today. Yahoo!

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    1. Nicely done, Milo. Here's hoping.

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  4. I got my story written and another subbed so I make the goal again. I was going to take November off and do NaNO but November is a lousy month to dedicate to writing, what with Thanksgiving and family stuff, so I'll be doing W1S1 instead. I do have a good idea for a novel and maybe I'll get to it sometime soon. The W1S1 rules on novels seem to be very open so I'm not sure it would motivate me enough. Maybe W1S1 should do its own version of NaNo with a quarterly time scale.

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    1. Next year I expect to be spending a fair amount of time working on a novel. My plan to make it work with W1S1 is to call each chapter a 'story' and set my goal to write one story/chapter per week. Just an idea in case something like that might work for you.

      ~ Rhonda Parrish

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    2. Because of Thanksgiving, I'll never participate in NaNo, so I say yes to a W1S1 version.

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  5. Personally this month sucked beyond words, but professionally, it wasn't quite so bad. I submitted ten pieces to different markets and managed to write one useable poem. I also did a crapload of editing. That is a very good thing, trust me. It meant I was able to polish up a bunch of work and send it out into the world rather than watching it gather dust on my computer.

    I did publish a couple pieces two of which almost count as W1S1 poems LOL I published a poem at Every Day Poets ($) and one with The Scareald ($). The first drafts of both pieces were done outside of W1S1, but I edited, polished and submitted them inside W1S1.

    I can't wait until next year when the stuff I wrote this year will be able to count... it's a shame my personal system requires me to walk away from my stuff for so long. But still, it's W1S1 that helps motivate me to go back to it and get it out there, so yay!

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

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  6. Wrote a flash story for a contest. Rewrote a story published last year to sell as a Kindle short. I thought the original sounded a little thin. Hopefully I've filled it out with meat and bones and not fat. And I got paid an advance for a story to be published in an upcoming anthology, but the tentative pub date for the book is July 2013.

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    1. The fat may be my problem ; ]
      Good luck with the contest and congrats on your pub.

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  7. Congratulations everyone-

    I kept with my goals for October, writing and subbing at least a story a week, and managed to hash out a few previously written stories for submissions. That seems to be the longest process for me - the cool down stage. I hate to submit a story that doesn't vibe with me, and I find that it takes a good couple of weeks or months to get some of them right.

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  8. I had a full month of constant rejection, and then within a matter of days I had four acceptances and two stories go to a higher round of consideration. Some of those pieces were written this month, too. Always nice when there's quick validation like that.

    This month I sent out three new stories and four new poems. I also returned an older story to revise again.

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  9. Yep, I made it - just one new story written and subbed, but I'm keeping up...

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  10. Made it too! I story written, several kicked out the door, several more needing revisions. The work never ends.

    Kudos to everyone else for meeting your goals!

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