Sunday, December 9, 2012

Week #49 Weigh-in

The end of Week 49 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed Quicker than the Eye, or has A Sound of Thunder 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 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 peanut butter on a writer's toast.

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

**W1S1 2013 is on the way, so feel free to plaster our new badge (located at the top of the sidebar) wherever you plaster such things to spread the word!

31 comments:

  1. I've written, I've subbed. Not completed 49 stories yet, but I am catching up. With a bit of luck I'll be very close to 52 by the end of the year.

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    1. Keep up the great work, Patsy -- and thanks for the W1S1 blog award!

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  2. After a very slow November, I'm back in the swing of things. Finished and polished a 3600 word literary fantasy story "In the Wake of the Storm" and while I haven't submitted it yet, it's with beta readers.

    I'm inching closer to my goal of 200 total submissions for the year. I should be able to make it, but just barely. About 10 to go!

    Also, this isn't a "sale" per se but I'll have a reprint of "The Last Incantation" published in the charity anthology to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy titled Triumph Over Tragedy. It includes stories from some real heavy hitters: Silverberg, Bradley, Zahn, Bear, Stackpole, etc. along with us mere mortals. If you can spare a few bucks to support the cause, please check it out:
    http://alexshvartsman.com/2012/12/08/triumph-over-tragedy/

    Am already outlining my December story, a fun steampunk romp starring H.G. Wells and Anton Chekhov as secret agents, which I'm really excited about!

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    1. Sounds awesome -- and so does the charity anthology. Check it out, y'alls!

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    2. I made my (alas, minimal) contribution to the cause. Looking forward to reading this antho too.

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  3. Working on my last short story of the year; should have it polished up and out the door by week's end. But here's the problem: I keep getting ideas for novellas! Grrr. So, I plot them out and set them aside and tell them if they behave, I'll get to them ASAP.

    In other news, 101 Fiction accepted another Captain Quasar drabble called "Principles" -- and in Quasar-related news, the novel is currently being perused by the editor at Every Day Novels. Hope to have more to share on that soon...

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Good luck with the novel! :)

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    2. I've got my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed...

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    3. Oooooh good luck.

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  4. Still pootling along. But seriously thinking about taking a few weeks break. Just got to get this novella out the way first.

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    1. I take a break every week -- it's called my day job. Good luck on the novella!

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  5. Revised a few more chapters on The Steampunk Novel. Sent out 9 query letters. So far - 2 rejections, 1 partial request.

    Also:
    REJECTIONS: "The Hardest Kiss" (Clockwork Phoenix)
    ACCEPTANCES/PUBLICATIONS/SUBMISSIONS: None
    SHORT-LISTED: "The Spider-Thief and The Sorcerer" (LORE)

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    1. A partial? NICE! So's being short-listed by Lore.

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  6. Written: a 1000-word flash for the month, and it was giving me grief. Going to resume edits on it this week.

    Submitted: my November story and some of my new November poems

    Accepted: None. Just heard back from a few markets; it's been pretty quiet.

    My big project this week has been a thorough novel critique for a friend. I hope to wrap that up today. The new week is going to focus on editing, submissions, and a start on reading/promotions for the Nebula nominations.

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    1. My December story is giving me grief, too. Oh well, plenty of time to bang it into shape.

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  7. Hello, all... I disappeared a couple of months ago, just too much going on in life and I was unable to keep subbing. I have been writing, so I can say that I have written one story every week, although not all are finished/polished up. I've submitted a total of 44 times this year, so only a little behind in the grand totals. (but missed multiple weeks in there). Hope to try to make the last few weeks productive. So proud of all of you for sticking with it.
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    Accepts - 1 (DSF - story written in Feb)
    Rejects - 0

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    1. Another DSF sale? Nice! Hall of Fame updated.

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  8. I've been out of touch a fair amount lately but I've kept up with my monthly W1/S1 throughout the year including (already) December.

    I plan to continue with monthly in 2013 and since my plan is to submit 36 short stories for the first time in the coming year, I'll be coming a lot closer to weekly than monthly, though I'm choosing to keep the flexibility of monthly.

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    1. 36 will be QUITE respectable, sir.

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  9. Well done, all!

    Not a bad week: finished a revised draft of a 5k SF story, and sent subs to Lightspeed and Shimmer. One rejection from Clockwork Phoenix, one acceptance for a flash from Every Day Fiction, and a pass to the second round at DSF.

    One new publication, 'For Your Safety And Comfort, Please Keep All Arms, Legs, And Tentacles Inside The Car At All Times' at Penumbra

    Bring on 2013!

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    1. Way to go, Michelle! Hall of Fame updated.

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  10. Hauling some booté:

    Wrote: One flash
    Subbed: 4 (3 new ones!)
    Rejections: 2
    Acceptances: None
    Published: Homogeneous Equilibrium and Letti's Monsters in Dark Eclipse (© 2011)

    Good luck finishing off the year everyone!

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    1. Nicely done, Erin -- and a very cool poem @ EDP!

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  11. Wrote a flash and got 1000 words into this week's story. Subbed to Clarkesworld, rejected, and got another positive rejection from Penumbra.

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    1. Hold onto those warm rejections -- they're progress in the right direction.

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  12. Getting back up to speed.

    W1: "We Dissolve" (flash)
    S1: flash to Pure Slush; flash to Rusty Nail

    Accept: Nope
    Pub: Nope

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    1. Persperistence: Yep! So when are you going to release a collection of your published flash to all those rabid Kindle readers out there?

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    2. I'm about to turn in a collection of literary flash for possible(likely) print publication in 2013. Does that count? Hopefully there will be a kindle version - I'll certainly press for it.

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    3. Mos def -- I'll look forward to getting my signed first edition...

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  13. This is turning into a lousy couple weeks. Can't seem to find the time or drive to write and sub. I have not done much these two week.s I did get an acceptance $ to Fiction 365 for The Mugshot of Dorian Grey. But other than that.....

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    1. Keep plugging away, sir; it'll get better. Hall of Fame updated!

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