Sunday, December 30, 2012

Week #52 Weigh-in + The Bradbuary Awards!


Are YOU a "December End of the Beginning" 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 December End of the Beginning Award (in honor of Ray Bradbury's 1956 short story, "The End of the Beginning").

If you've met your W1S1 writing goals during the month of December, just add your name and website URL to the linky widget below. And if you've had a W1S1 work 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.

Oh, but we're not done yet. Nope, not by a long shot.

This is WEEK #52, folks! Can you believe it? The second year of Write1Sub1 is officially over, and that means it's time for our second-annual BRADBURY AWARDS.

Have you somehow managed to write, edit, and submit a brand-spankin' new short story every week this year? If so, you are hereby awarded with The Bradbury! Yahoo! Be sure to leave your acceptance speech in the comments below.

"If you can write one short story a week -- doesn't matter what the quality is to start, but at least you're practicing. At the end of the year, you have 52 short stories, and I defy you to write 52 bad ones. Can't be done."
- Ray Bradbury

And for those of you who have written, edited, toiled over, and finally submitted a new work of fiction every month this year, we have The Light Ray award! Way to go! Be sure to leave your acceptance speech in the comments, too.

“I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true -- hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.”  - Ray Bradbury

Let's reward ourselves today, folks. We've accomplished something extraordinary. But let's not spend too much time partying here at the finish line. We've got another marathon to run, and it starts right after New Year's Day:

W1S1 Year 3!  Are you in?

42 comments:

  1. Made it across another finish line -- this time on the monthly installment plan. Yahoo!

    Written this week: 5k in a Captain Quasar novella

    Accepted this week: "Won't You Stay for Dinner?" (my W1S1 #14 from last year) to Cover of Darkness

    Happy New Year, everybody!

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  2. Slow week. Did a little bit on the novel writing front.

    Rejections: "The Weather's Always Fine in Paradise" from Analog. (Would have resubbed but Strange Horizons is closed 'til January. I can wait a few days. :))

    Subs/Pubs/Acceptances: NONE

    Looking forward to 2013!

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    1. I received an Analog reject this week, too -- bah, humbug.

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  3. Slow week for me too. No acceptances, rejections, or publications. I worked some more on a chapbook, Little Drowned Stones, and subbed my week 48 story.

    Congratulations to all who worked hard in meeting their goals this year.

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    1. Your chapbook intrigues me; looking forward to hearing more about it.

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  4. Well I did it again. However, for 2013 I'm going to try a novel. This is going to be different. I have done Nano a few times but for this I want something more than 50K words of what has been practice writing. So I'll do an outline and world building and character development before starting the actual writing.

    I will miss the deadlines of W1S1. From what I've seen the novel version of this is too free form for my personality. If anyone would like to start a more fixed schedule please let me know.

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    1. Keep up the good work, Dave. Try a chapter a week and let us know how it goes!

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  5. Wow, it's hard to believe this year is over. It's been a rewarding experience, and I've become a better writer thanks to Ray's inspiration and the support of so many dedicated writing friends. May we have an even better 2013.

    W1: "The Motokar"; "Our Walk Beneath the Streetlight" (flash).
    S1: flash to 42 Magazine; flash to Postscripts to Darkness

    Accept: "Red Windmill" by Pure Slush
    Published: Nothing this week, but cool news next month.

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    1. Can't wait, sir -- and Hall of Champions updated!

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  6. Another year done. Since I didn't write a new novel draft this year, I wrote a lot more stories and poems.

    The editor at Kazka Press nominated my story "A Unicorn for Christmas" for the Micro Award.

    Slow week for me, too--focus on family time, cooking, and cleaning. No acceptances. I had a rejection on Christmas (boo!).

    I had 25 paid publications this year: 14 stories, 1 podcast, 2 nonfiction stories, and 8 poems. The really amazing thing is I already for 10 sales for 2013! That bodes REALLY well.

    Happy 2013 to everyone!

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    1. Way to go, Beth! Always good to have more in the pipeline.

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  7. Proud to have made it on the monthly challenge. Thanks, guys, for the motivation. Happy New Year to everyone and may your writing be successful.

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  8. Put over 3000 words onto my current WIP. Already finished and submitted a December story earlier this month.

    No new sales, but I can now announce that my really big secret sale from a couple of weeks ago was "Requiem for a Druid" to Galaxy's Edge, a brand new pro zine edited by none other than Mike Resnick! You can check out the first issue lineup at galaxysedge.com

    I also had "The Miracle on Tau Prime" come out at Daily Science Fiction earlier this week. It was emailed out, so no link until next week, but I've got a lot of great feedback/responses for this story, and already had a offers for it to be produced on the radio and podcast.

    I am going to write a detailed post tomorrow about my submission statistics and strategies for 2012 and writing goals for 2013.

    Very much looking forward to 2013!

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    1. Keep up the great work, Alex -- I look forward to seeing what lies ahead for all of us.

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  9. I sold my November story "Highway 24" $ to MuseItUp. This was sweet as I hadn't had an acceptance since April.

    This month, I wrote another flash piece that's part of a long story arc for Avenir Eclectia. The editor split it into three posts so I guess I wrote three stories. : ) Also wrote the first draft of a new fairy tale and submitted a previously rejected story to a new market. Need to work more on the novel.

    Looking forward to 2013.

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    1. Hall of Champions updated, Jeff!

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  10. I should not have joined for 2012 since it turned out to be head down working on bringing NaNoWriMo's 2011 novel up to scratch plus the second follow-up to 2010's ditto. Other stuff done too but nothing that counted here, nevertheless multiple congratulations to all who succeeded.

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    1. Writing is as writing does, and you've done plenty. Joining us next year?

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  11. Didn't quite make it across the finish line but I did manage to write and submit a short short this month. I also received an acceptance letter for the flash story I submitted in August. Just in time for Christmas. It was a nice surprise.

    Congratulations to all who found success in 2012!

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  12. I made it. Yay!

    I'm so pleased with how well W1S1 worked for me in 2012 and I just can't wait to do it all over again in 2013 :)

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

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  13. W: Ginny & The Ouroboros

    S: Ginny & The Ouroboros (1st), The Cicadas of Okinawa (5th, collecting rejections is fun!)

    P: ($) Wizard's Cube @ The Drabbler #21 from Sam's Dot Publishing, http://sdpbookstore.com/anthologies.htm

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    1. Congrats on the pub, and keep on subbing. Every rejection is a permission slip to send your story where it really belongs.

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  14. Made it! Wrote more in December than any other month--guess I work well with a deadline. Anyway, finished 2012 with 52 stories in 52 weeks. It was great all along the way, and I can't wait for 2013.

    This week, wrote two shorts and a twitter fiction, subbed to Penumbra and got it advanced to the next round of consideration. No rejections or acceptances/publications.

    Looking ahead!

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    1. Good news all around, Devin -- keep up the great work (and work ethic)!

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  15. It's been a long time since I posted on here. I totally fell off the writing trolly early in 2012. When I looked back at my own blog entries and Facebook posts to review the year, I could see why it happened: way too many sucky things all squeezed into twelve innocent little months. I even totally bombed in Nanowrimo, only writing about 1,700 words, and that's very strange for me.

    So I need to completely blow 2012 out of the water. I need to top my accomplishments of 2011 and show that I will not let all those sucky events get me down. I didn't realize how much I missed this until I came back to this site tonight.

    Congratulations to everyone who wrote ANYTHING this year. Please allow me to join you in making 2013 even better.

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    1. Hear, hear-- SO glad to have you back!

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  16. I made my December W1S1 goals, but faltered for the year. I had 4 new submissions this year, plus a quarter of a novel written. It may be slow, but it's progress.

    Congrats to everyone else, and keep plugging away!

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    1. Progress is any step made in the right direction -- keep on keepin' on.

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  17. Kudos everyone and a happy New Year!

    Nothing much, did kick off the New Year's with an R from IGMS, haha. Also finished a rough, rough draft for my Cemetery Dance hopeful.

    Curious, when is the deadline for the W1S1 anthology?

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    1. We're planning to finish reading by the end of February.

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    2. Nothing better than a New Year's R -- except maybe one on Christmas. Cemetery Dance is open? Wow, can't remember the last time that's happened!

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  18. Congrats for everyone

    Not a great five weeks for writing for me. Nothing wrote or submitted as I got lost in work and homelife. Hope to turn it around for 2013. In the end i did write and submit 48 pieces this year, which is great and I got another acceptance: Green Acres is going to Leaves of Ink.

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    1. Way to go -- Hall of Champions updated!

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  19. I didn't manage 52 stories this year, but I did pretty well, I think (I got married, had a book published, self published another and had other distractions)

    Thanks so much for all the encouragement!

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  20. Wow, another year gone by! A big CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who kept writing this year!! I had planned to do the monthly, but dropped the ball after my January submission (which did end up being published, in August!). Too much else going on, but I'm hoping to get back in the loop in 2013!

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    1. Looking forward to having you back.

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  21. I tried in 2011 but couldn't do it. This year for 2013, I hope to do one a month.

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