Sunday, March 17, 2013

Week #11 Check-in


You made it to the end of Week #11!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed from The Lovely Bones or were they lost to Handling the Undead?

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.

88 comments:

  1. No sales to report this week but I have written and subbed - even managed the first draft of a short story before breakfast this morning.

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    1. Congrats on that first draft, and good luck on your subs.

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    2. Yay, Patsy! That's what it takes. :) Best of luck to you!

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  2. Hiya, I sold a w1s1 $reprint to Toasted Cake. The w1s1 2013 Hall of Fame is looking scanty for me, with this sale I should be at 10. I think I've bragged about everything-- I usally do!

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    1. I think I'm right behind you with 9!

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    2. Congrats, Deb! Keep bragging.

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    3. Congratulations again on the Toasted Cake acceptance, Tina does a great job with the podcast

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    4. Congrats on your acceptance. That must feel great! Ten!! That's an awesome number. You'll probably have it doubled by the end of the year. :) Best of luck.

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    5. Toasted Cake is a great venue. Looking forward to hearing your story!

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  3. Thomas E3/17/2013

    Nothing to really report this week, except I did write and submit.

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    1. That's often what it's all about. Good luck.

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    2. Hooray, writing and submitting is exactly what you should be doing. :) Good luck this week.

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  4. Up to 16K in this month's novella; still managing 1K/day. Received revision notes on Immaterial Evidence, and it's been scheduled for release on May 31 from Musa/Urania.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Nice, Milo! That's exciting.

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    2. Oooh are you getting excited? :)

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    3. Ooh, how exciting, Milo! I can't wait to read your story! Best of luck with your book. It seems like revisions would be easier to complete with editor notes. You'll have to let us know. :)

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    4. Wonderful news, Milo! I respect your dedication to write so consistently. Congrats on Immaterial Evidence.
      Kathryn Hughes

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    5. You're a better man than I, Milo. I was only able to keep up the 1k a day for a week.

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  5. I'm digging back into the novel, so new stories this week.

    Rejections: 2
    Submissions: 3
    Acceptances: 1, "Beneath the Eclipse," to Burial Day Books, my 2012 Week 3 story.
    Publications: 1, "His Light, Lost to Stars," in MICROW 8

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    1. Congrats on the pub to Burial Day Books! That's one market I'd like to get into.

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    2. Nice work, Erin! Congrats on your acceptance. I like the title, quite intriguing. Best of luck this week. :)

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  6. Congrats, everyone!

    Written: 2,700 word SF/horror
    Subs: 2 new, 3 resubs
    Rejections: 3 form, 1 personal
    Pubs: Not the Pizza Girl, a horror comedy, at Every Day Fiction

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    1. Really enjoyed Not the Pizza Girl!

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    2. Excellent work, Michelle. Will have to head over to EDF.

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    3. Oh my gosh, Michelle, I LOVED your story. Your main character is quirky and tough and fabulous. :) I really enjoyed that. Nice writing.

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    4. Really enjoyed your story. Love the voice.

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  7. FINALLY getting back on W1S1 after some setbacks.

    Managed to sub a story, do about 5 hours of editing on the novel for NaNoEdMo and add a few thousand words split between 2 different short stories (which I hope to sub by the end of the month,which would put me back on track for W1S1 Monthly!)


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    1. Sounds like a productive week :)

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    2. Good luck with your stories, Mary.

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    3. Sounds great, Mary! Editing a book takes up a heck of a lot of time. I had no idea how much until I started helping a friend with his. Wow! Best of luck on your submission. :)

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  8. The writing has been somewhat slow this week but good news on both the acceptance and the publication fronts.

    "An Alien Named Tim" has been accepted by Nature (2012, $) and "Small Creatures and Large" has been accepted by InterGalactic Medicine Show (2012, $).

    Publication-wise, The California Cantata anthology came out this week, including my story "Counting it Up" (2012, $). Also, this weekend was the official launch of the Sidekicks! anthology which includes my story "Learning the Game" (2012, $ - royalty-only).

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    1. Awesome, Michael! Congrats on all the success!

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    2. Nice work, Michael!

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    3. Dude, that's some exciting news! Lots of good stuff going on for you! Keep it up!

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  9. This was another good week!

    W1: finished two flash stories; one magic realism just under 1,000, with a beta reader; one science fiction just under 600, waiting for a first read (other than my husband!)

    S1: four poems, to three different journals; one literature review to a peer-reviewed academic journal

    Acceptances: "Our Hearts Cried Out", poem sale, to Star*Line, W1S1 2012; "Ariadne merione", poetry acceptance, to Hyacinth Noir, W1S1 2013; "Metacognition and the Twice-Exceptional Learner", article acceptance, to the 2e Newsletter, W1S1 2013

    Rejections: 3, two personal (one particularly complimentary - will submit again when they open in the fall)

    Publications: None this week.

    My W1S1 Hall of Fame should be at 6, I believe - 7 if the non-fiction article counts. Thank you!

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    1. That's awesome, congratulations :)

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    2. Congrats on your acceptances! Publications will soon follow.

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    3. Nice work! I love how you're working on fiction, nonfiction, and poetry at the same time. Congratulations on all yours acceptances. Wishing you lots of creative energy in the coming week.

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  10. Missed a few weeks. Nothing much to report. A handful of rejections and resubs.

    Still truckin' along, though.

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    1. That's what it takes, A.G.! Good luck this week! I'm sending you all the creative vibes I can summon! :)

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  11. This week I met my W1S1 goals and I sold a story ($$), The Other Side of the Door, to Kzine ($$). It's set to be published in early 2014. Feels weird to be starting to get 2014 sales already, but there you go...

    I also had a brain fart back in Week #9. I totally forgot one of my poems had been published until this week. Wewps. In my defense, Week #9 was a great, and busy one for me. Anyway, back in Week #9 my poem Beneath was published at Every Day Poets ($$) --> http://www.everydaypoets.com/beneath-by-rhonda-parrish/

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    1. Congrats on your sale and publication, Rhonda. We all have those moments: )

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  12. Wrote and published Chapter 16 of Misty Me and Me over at JukePop Serials. Didn't write any new stories, but I took an old one and edited it down from 10,000 words to 6,000. It feels more finished now.

    Received one rejection this week.

    No acceptances.

    Also wrote one blog post and recorded two episodes for my podcast, Cold Reads.

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    1. That's a big edit. Good luck with getting it out there.

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  13. Despite aiming for monthly participation, I sent out three submissions this week. Guess I'm making up for lost time.

    I had one publication (no money) at the Lascaux Flash Fiction Contest. My short is called "Scattered."

    This is a little off-topic, but some of you know I volunteer as the Podcast Manager for Every Day Fiction. I've arranged to co-teach an online class with Cat Rambo about podcasting basics, April 3, 4-6pm PST. Class details are here, if you're interested.

    Also, if any of you have had stories published at EDF that you'd like turned into a podcast, please know that I am always looking for authors to read their own work and submit, as well as looking for suggestions on which stories to read in future podcasts. Contact me at follyblaine AT gmail with questions.

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    1. Podcasting seems like the newest and biggest thing lately. Will definitely have to consider it more in the near future.
      Congrats on getting back into W1S1.

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  14. As with last week, mostly novel editing here. Finished a draft that just might be the last one. Here's hoping! Meanwhile, I have written an SF short story that I'll polish and sub next week so I'm good for the month.

    Well done all! Some impressive acceptances.

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  15. Too often am I polishing a story that has already been through several 'finished drafts.'
    Good luck with your submissions, Simon.

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  16. Wrote and subbed flash ('Barber's') to Flash Fiction Online.
    Week 9's story rejected by The View From Here.
    Week 10's story ACCEPTED by The View From Here.

    Yes, the editor wants me to work with her on some edits, but I have had my very first piece accepted! Thank you, W1S1 community, for not letting me give up!

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    1. That's great news, Ross! Congratulations, both for the acceptance and for keeping up the hard work.

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    2. Super congrats, Ross! And the year is young.

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    3. Congratulations Ross! The first of many.

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  17. Received a final round, positive rejection letter from Flash Fiction Online this week. Plan on taking some of their changes and shopping it elsewhere.

    Worked on a screenplay with a friend this week, but no new prose. Still working on novel editing when I get time.

    My story "Skipping Stones" comes out in DSF tomorrow!!! Very exciting.

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  18. This is easily my most successful week in terms of acceptances. I've got SEVEN to report:

    "True Love" - $ - Daily Science Fiction
    "Putting it All Together" - $ - Toasted Cake
    "Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma" - $ - IGMS
    "The Epistolary History" - $ - Nature
    "The Field Trip" - $ - Cast of Wonders
    "Good Advice" - Smoke and Mirrors
    "On the Last Afternoon" - Smoke and Mirrors

    If I wasn't a member of SFWA, I could have qualified for full membership just with the three siles to DSF, Nature, and IGMS this week. All the other four are reprint acceptances at various podcasts.

    Didn't get much writing done this week, but I did finish a 5k story I wrote previously and got it out on submission.

    I'm traveling for most of next week but expect to get some writing done on the plane.

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    1. Wow! That's amazing and very inspiring. Great job!

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    2. Man, terrific week, Alex. Congratulations!

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    3. Congratulations, what a fabulous week. Inspiring!

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    4. Awesome, superstar!

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  19. I've beem writing a novel for the past 11 weeks, rewrite final due date is 16 April.

    Rejections: 2 from Every Day Fiction
    Submissions: 3 additional Everyday Fiction

    Acceptance & Published: 7 Feature Escapers© Stories at The Baja Citizen In La Paz. 1. Tanya Makes Blue Waves in Los Barriles 2. March 1st. BS• For Brains Hits Los Barriles 3. Story Spinner Lives High In La Ribera 4. East Cape Sailor Spins Angler's Catches Into Reel Art 5. EastCape Rock Star Shines in Punta Pescadero 6 Sandman's Dreams Coming True. 7 Painting The Town Red, White And…Green

    Poems accepted and published in The East Capers Newpaper: 1. Slap Dancing On The Sea Of Cortez 2. La Paz Carnnaval 3.See Hear 4. Las Plmas 5. Reef Knots

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    1. Great work, John.

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    2. Nice, John. I posted a link to the latest Feature story in this week's Satummary, but didn't find a link for the poems.

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  20. Well done on your successes; makes impressive reading.

    Written 1 plus 2 x half stories and subbed one. Hope that after next week I will have more time and energy to be more focussed.

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  21. Wow! Another week of impressive placements. Congratulations to everyone who had sales and to everyone who kept on writing & submitting.

    I completed and submitted a flash piece this week. Worked on revising "Dear Mr. Sumers", but feeling like my wheels are spinning on that one. Starting to leave a bad taste in my mouth, so I'm shelving it until April, when I can look at it with fresh eyes.

    This coming week I'm looking forward to writing a new story and reworking/resubmitting the two that came back to me last week.

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    1. Good luck reworking your stories, Dan. That's much of what writing is it seems like.

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  22. Both my "Farm & Garden" column and "The Exciting Adventures of the Trent Twins" historical fiction were published for the March issue of the "Poway Progress" newspaper, where I am a contributing writer.. I also got my web site up and running the end of February and I've started posting past issues of the two mentioned above and "Rebecca", the prequel to the Trent Twins.

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    1. Congratulations on your publications, Kathryn.

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  23. Look at you guys!!! You all totally ROCK! I feel like I have to write and submit each week just so I can hang out here with all of you! :)

    Okay, so I did lots of writing this week. A couple of blog posts which made me happy because my poor blog is so neglected most of the time. I wrote a short story and I worked on my novel.

    I had one non fiction piece accepted over at the AimingLow website. It's a tongue in cheek piece on homeschooling. I'm crossing my fingers that readers "get" my humor and don't think I'm just a jerk. LOL! I'll share a link when it posts.

    I sent a FF story off to Flash Fiction Online. I'm VERY nervous about it because I threaded together different tenses and I'm really not sure if I succeeded, but I had to send it off before I completely killed it.

    Happy Writing!

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    1. Good luck with your submissions, Von.

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  24. Congratulations to all who submitted and/or had writing accepted. The lists from all of you is very impressive.

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  25. Not a good week, I am down with a viral so did not write or submit.
    Sadly, one rejection.

    And one publication - Linguistic Erosion published my story, Do you hear me?
    http://www.linguisticerosion.com/2013/03/do-you-hear-me.html

    Hope to get back on track next week, if I am upto it.

    Wonderful to see so much great work, as always.

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    1. Better luck next week, Rohini, and congrats on your publication.

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    2. Feel better soon, Rohini! Congratulations on your story. It was splendid!

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  26. A hectic weekend in the rear view, here's the low down for week 11.

    W1: "The Life of Gum" (micro); "Roberta" (flash)

    S1: Micro to AE Micro Contest; flash to Story Shack

    Accept: "The Valley of Doom" by Story Shack

    Published: Not this week.

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    1. Excellent news, Steve. Let's keep those weeks behind us!

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    2. Congrats on your acceptance! That is so awesome. :)

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  27. Forgetful of me. Hope you are all doing well. Wrote and submitted on. No news about the other pieces out there, but the number of submissions keeps adding up and there is some math that says that's good. Critical mass, there will be an explosion of adverbs and dependent clauses every where.

    Wrote and submitted: Angus at his Stool (New Myths)

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    1. Yes, I agree. I feel much better about the statistics of acceptance when I have a long list of submissions!
      Best of luck to you.

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    2. Yup! The more you have out there, the greater your chance of publication. Best of luck to you.

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  28. Wrote three small pieces this week, submitted two (the third just isn't ready)--Cathy Tenzo

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  29. John Brooke here, I was surprised to see that a guy named John Barne was credited for my stories in The Baja Citizen. My East Capers Periidico stories and poems are visible on line at, www.eastcapers.com

    Thank you so much for the recognition of my work, even under the wrong name.

    John

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