Sunday, December 16, 2012

Week #50 Weigh-in

The end of Week 50 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!

**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!

20 comments:

  1. Another good week -- managed to polish up my story for the month "Shadow of Death" and send it out to the King David and the Spiders from Mars anthology.

    So ends my second year of W1S1, this time on the monthly challenge. 50K-worth of short stories written this year, which left plenty of room to finish writing a couple novels; felt like a good balance overall.

    Accepted: "Roadkill Joe" (my W1S1 from week#39 last year) to AE Science Fiction

    Write on, everybody!

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  2. Finished up the big revisions on The Steampunk Novel, just waiting on betas before I make a final "Kill the typos with an Implement of Destruction" pass.

    Subbed: The Hardest Kiss to Lamplight
    Written/Accepted/Rejected/Published: NONE

    Starting a new novel this week and polishing up some smaller WsIP before the end of the year. :)

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  3. Good week!

    Written: Extensive revisions on the stubborn new flash I wrote last week.

    Submitted: new flash fic

    Accepted: My October W1S1 story, "Maps," was accepted by Daily Science Fiction. $

    Published: My W1S1 story "A Unicorn for Christmas" is in the new genre holiday anthology At Year's End, from Kazka Press. $

    I'm taking it easier on my writing goals through the rest of the month. I still need to write a new poem and work on revisions of an older story, but I'm going to focus on reading lots of material for Nebula/Hugo nominations. And baking lots of goodies.

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    1. DSF -- very nice. Hall of Fame updated!

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  4. I've written, I've subbed, I've got caught in the rain.

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    1. All good things -- depending on the downpour...

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  5. Had finished revisions on a story for Clockwork Phoenix--which was promptly rejected, haha. Wrote 3k of another story.

    Published "The Ungreat Escape" ($$) over at Cosmos (squee!) Linky: http://www.cosmosmagazine.com/fiction/6274/the-ungreat-escape

    Other than a few more rejections, it's been a quiet week.

    Good luck with your end of year (or end of all us we know it) writing, everyone!

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    1. They've rejected both of my subs so far, but we shan't give up. And way to go on the Cosmos pub -- great story.

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    2. Yay that is an awesome market, glad "Escape" found such a good home!

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  6. Great week for me. Outlined and began writing a new story, but was interrupted by an unexpected rush revision job on another story which resulted in a huge pro sale, which I sadly can't talk about for *at least* several more weeks. But it's big and it's awesome, and I will tell you all about it as soon as I can :)

    Published: "Nuclear Family" reprint ($) in At Year's End anthology: http://www.amazon.com/At-Years-End-Holiday-ebook/dp/B00ANPAGPG/

    I will very likely reach my goal of 200 submissions in 2012 sometime next week!

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    1. Looking forward to the BIG news, Alex!

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  7. Wrote a 1000 word story that I might send to Flash Fiction Online next week.

    Got an acceptance from DSF ($) for my story "Skipping Stones." Very excited! Also, got a notice from Seedpod saying they'll tweet some twitter fiction of mine soon.

    Got rejections from Shimmer and Writers of the Future.

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    1. DSF? NICE! Keep up the good work, Devin.

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  8. Time is a slick bastard. Mesmerized by it's shiny seconds, days tick past without my knowing. Anyway...

    W1: "A Ceremony of Innocence" (flash)
    S1: flash to Untied Shoelaces of the Mind (I am nothing, if not stubborn)

    Accept: It was a week of disappointing rejection, though my short story collection is moving forward at breakneck speed, so that's good.
    Publish: "Steps to Building a Bigger Butt" (flash) appears at Pure Slush.

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    1. Time sure can be a little devil -- enjoyed your informative article!

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    2. And I enjoyed your comment :-) Thanks, Milo.

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  9. Wrote 1, but didn't sub this week.
    No accepts, no rejects - still waiting on five extremely late stories, it is very distracting. I know I should focus on getting others out, but I just want to know if these are going to get accepted. I did query on the longest (260 days out) but no answer. :(
    Hard week personally, looking forward to a better one.
    Cheers to all for good solid work this week!

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    1. I had to withdraw half a dozen subs after querying last month -- silence isn't always golden.

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  10. Tough to write when your holiday shopping and to-do lists grow longer. Still, December was a good month. A flash piece, “Movin to the Moon” was accepted 12/7 by The Story Shack and will be online 1/5/13. “Motorcycle Mama,” a laugh-out-loud short story, was accepted by eFiction’s humor section and will go up in two weeks.

    “Over My Dead Body” accepted my query about a noirish crime piece, “Life Settlement, Finally,” and I’m hopeful it will be my third piece sold to the site.

    Two new crime short stories are on the verge of being ready to launch. Three other stories were submitted elsewhere and are hanging in the ether. And my flagrantly erotic-but-literary novella will be published shortly in an anthology. This latter success has led me to jump right into another 17,000-word erotic novella.

    And, whenever, possible, I try to do a beat-the-clock 30-minute flash against a prompt at Facebook’s Fast Fiction Friday group. A new one is up today. Try it. We all migrated over from WordTrip.

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