Sunday, October 21, 2012

Week #42 Check-in

The end of Week 42 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. Slower week this time. 35 pages edited/revised on The Novel last Sunday.

    Subbed "The Hardest Kiss" to Stupefying Stories.

    Acceptance for the soon-to-be-retitled "Legacy" from The Beast Within 4: Gears and Growls ($).

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    1. Nicely done. Be sure to remind me of the link when The Beast is available, and I'll update the $ page. HOF updated.

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  2. After taking a sabbatical for a few months to edit Unidentified Funny Objects, I'm back to writing short stories!

    Just finished and submitted a 4000-word story to the Beyond the Sun anthology.

    Also, my Nature story 'The Tell-Tale Ear' ($) was published this week.

    I am going to try and squeeze in one more short story this month, but as of November 1 it's novel time!


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    1. Very good. I've updated the $ page. Wishing UFO the best.

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  3. Congratulations, A.G.! We'll be sharing a TOC. I also got an acceptance for The Beast Within 4: Gears and Growls. My story is "The Man at the End of the Chain."

    I didn't submit or finish anything new this week, but made progress on planning of future things.

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    1. Way to go, Folly Blaine. Post a link when it's available. HOF updated.

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  4. $ 2 poems published at Dark Metre and a $ poem published in Witches and Pagans

    It's been a quiet month acceptance wise. I need to get subbing.

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    1. Thanks, Deborah. Page$ updated.

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  5. Way to go, y'alls! I've got me a pile of 5 rejected tales to re-sub this week, so that'll keep me busy. Had the opportunity to present a couple workshops at the San Diego Christian Writers' Conference yesterday, and I shared the wonder that is W1S1.

    Accepted: "Captain Quasar vs. the Toll Collector" (2012) to 101 Fiction.

    Still no word from Wastelands 2; "Soulless" has been "in progress" for a month now...

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Very nice, Milo. I hope you had a blast at the workshops. HOF updated, and fingers crossed for Wastelands.

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  6. Been away on hols, but back to work this week!

    Wrote an SF short, subbed another SF to Strange Horizons and sent out 4 resubs. A good $ acceptance this week, from Penumbra e-zine, 3 rejections and a story published in Morpheus Tales 18 - 'No Past, No Future, Just Now.'

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    1. Very nice, Michelle. HOF updated.

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  7. Made steady progress this week, despite some bad days.

    Wrote: one new story, a new poem, finished edits on a story I started at the end of last month

    Submitted: both stories and poem; that's a total of 3 new stories out this month.

    No acceptances yet this month. Several markets I submitted to ages ago seem super-slow or non-responsive.

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    1. Good job, Beth. Hope your patience pays off.

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  8. Congrats A.G., Folly, Alex, Deborah, Milo, and Michelle.
    I'm with Beth on markets, super slow week and lots of lengthy submissions.
    Wrote: one sci-fi flash
    Subbed: a new flash horror
    No rejections, acceptances, or pubs.

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    1. Here's to a more active week ahead, Erin.

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  9. Congrats on all the good news. :)

    I wrote one and submitted one this week.

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    1. That's the goal. Well done.

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  10. My week was

    W1: "The Marriage Bed" (flash)

    S1: short story to Wastelands 2; flash to Nib Magazine; flash to Literary Orphans

    Accept: Nope, it was an all rejection week.

    Published: "The Years of Feast and Famine" appears at Linguistic Erosion. "The Ultimate American Beauty" appears at Used Furniture Review.

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  11. It was a tough week! Wrote 1000 new words on a new story and then petered out. Submitted four stories and got a final round rejection. Trying to finish that story for week 43 and write another flash or something to catch up . . . .

    Congrats on everyone's good work! Meet up with you next week.

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    1. In theory, a final round rejection is much sweeter than a form, but in practice it can be more disturbing. Hope you find a home for it, and make your catch-up goal too.

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    2. Submitted The Strongest Magic on 10/8.
      Received an R&R on 10/25.
      Resubmitted on 10/26.
      Offer 10/27.

      Still waiting to hear back on:
      Distance of Memory subbed on 10/14.
      Beneath an Emerald Sky subbed on 10/21.

      All three of these were written in October. I write full-time so I have the hours to devote to it, unlike folks that write between having a real life. *chuckles*

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