Sunday, October 7, 2012

Week #40 Check-in

The end of Week 40 is here!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or has Something Wicked gotten in the way?

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 a story and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo! If you've had something accepted from this year, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if stuff has interfered with your writing and every reply has been a rejection, let us know that too so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

Also, remember to note your paid publications ($) for our Published Work$ page -- stories published from either W1S1 2011 or 2012, and don't forget to post the link! While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put coffee in a writer's favorite mug.

Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them!

23 comments:

  1. Had some publishes this week:

    From Week#25 last year, "To Know a Lie from a Hacksaw" in Plasma Frequency ($)

    From Week#47 last year, "Darker Ever After" @ Every Day Fiction ($)

    From June this year, "The Black Ace" (a Coyote Cal weird western) in eFiction Horror ($)

    And also from June, "Flashback" @ 101 Fiction -- a 101-word Captain Quasar misadventure

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Very nice, Milo. I updated the Published Work$ page. I'm assuming these are already noted in the HOF unless you tell me otherwise. Keep it going, pardner!

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  2. Congrats on that bunch, Milo!

    I've had an exciting week (free promotion of one of my novels) but still managed to write and sub, so I'm feeling pretty pleased with myself.

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    1. Very good news, and congratulations on also keeping up with your goals.

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  3. Milo, congratulations on the great week!

    Not much to report here. I've been working on a stubborn flash fic for days--weird how a 4k story can be easier sometimes than a 1k one. I have also worked on edits for a story from the end of September; it should be good to go soon, after a few more crits.

    Publications: My story "The Vulgarity of Flowers" (W1S1 from February) is in Plasma Frequency. ($) Milo and I share a TOC again!

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    1. Sweet. I've updated the Published Work$.

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  4. One rejection to report (Asimov's - "The Hardest Kiss"). Resubbed to Shimmer.

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    1. Aim high and be persistent. Nice.

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  5. W1: Finished a first draft of a story. It's an ugly beast, but at least it's a finished first draft.

    S1: No first-time submissions this week.

    Acceptances: None this week

    Rejections: Several

    Publications: I tied Milo. :-)

    "Out with the Crowd" came out on Monday at Interstellar Fiction.

    "Scraps" at Daily Science Fiction (email this week, web next week) and "Other Kinds" at Nine came out on Thursday.

    "ReFormed" came out on Friday at Buzzy Mag.

    "Scraps" and "ReFormed" are two of my favorites of the stories I've written in the past year so having them come out back-to-back days was interesting. I've been pleased by the reaction to them.

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    1. All four of those are paid publications. Only "Scraps" is a 2012 story.

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    2. Way to go, Michael. Someone has to keep up with Milo :-) I've added Other Kinds to Published Work$. Please report the DSF link after it's available and I'll add it too. It's a neat story.

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    3. Will do. And thanks for the compliment on "Scraps."

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  6. My week was:

    W1: "Bestseller" (flash)

    S1: 2 flashes to Foliate Oak, flash to Daily Science Fiction, flash to Nib Magazine, flash to Apocrypha and Abstraction, 3 flashes to Vine Leaves Literary Journal.

    Accept: "Collision Course" by Nib Magazine, "Virgin Christmas" by Apocrypha and Abstraction, "American Spirit Lights" by The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review (was Moon Milk Review). 2 are from 2012.

    Published: "Collision Course" appears at Nib Magazine's Flash Friday series. "The Trick or Treat Initiation of Tommy Black" (short story) appears at The Speculative Edge.

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    1. Read "Collision Course". Well written story with an unexpected ending.

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  7. Super congrats, Milo, Beth, Michael, and Steve - I look forward to catching up on your stories.

    A slower week for me, but I did manage to write one: "The Musical Guest at Maplewood Inn," revise another micro into a longer flash, "Fixated," and subbed two new stories to boot, along with a couple of rejections and no acceptances. Chin up, march on.

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    1. Nice, Erin. Steady progress is key.

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  8. Hi,

    I was able to write and submit something. No acceptances or rejections. Kind of difficult to write, but I figure getting back to the weekly grind will help a little

    W and S: Dirt Bikes (every day fiction)

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    1. I hope so. Routine can be helpful when times are tough. I've written some of my better pieces when I felt the well was quite dry. Shows what I know about wells, I guess.

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  9. Hey everybody.

    Sold a scifaiku to Aoife's Kiss this week. Pretty excited to make my first print sale and to be appearing in the 2013 issue along with Milo.

    Now, back to my previously scheduled horrible neglect of this project. (This last year on my BA has been awful.)

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    1. Congrats, Erik. HOF updated. You do what you can, when you can, and never give up (to quote Milo)

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  10. Whoa, great week, people! I wrote a 4300 word story and submitted a flash from last week. All my submissions were silent this week--no responses from magazines. A tough story this week (it's gonna need a lot of revision) but I'm happy I pumped it out.

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    1. Good job, Devin. Ambition demands stretching... and revision. Here's hoping you get some good responses next week.

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