Sunday, March 24, 2013

Week #12 Check-in

You made it to the end of Week #12!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Water for Elephants or did they trickle more like Black Water?

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.

49 comments:

  1. Thomas E3/24/2013

    This week I wrote a short story, and submitted one. I've also made it a point to read poetry and fiction that is outside my comfort area.

    Also, after starting to touch type on the 20th last month I am now at the point where I am almost typing at my old speed. I am pretty glad not to feel like I am typing through molasses.

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    1. I read mostly spec-fic, but I should branch out too.

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    2. Yay, Thomas! You're doing great. I love reading outside of my comfort zone. It's incredibly inspiring for me. Best of luck on your short stories. And congrats on touch typing; I'm glad it's working for you. :)

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  2. Written two submitted one. Hopefully I will begin to be more productive, or even successful, after this week.

    I find that if you tell people you have an appointment at the dentist or hairdressers, they understand you are not available but tell them you are writing they disregard it as a serious activity!

    Congratulations to those who have written, submitted and published.

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    1. More people like to read than visit the dentist, right? Go figure.

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    2. L, maybe you could tell people you are at the dentist every time you want to sit down and write. ;)

      Best of luck with both your submission and your writing this week.

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  3. Spent most of last week revising Immaterial Evidence, and it's shaping up nicely.

    Written: Up to 19K in this month's novella.

    Subbed: "In the Mirror Darkly" to Flash Fiction Online

    Accepted: "You Kill Me" (reprint from W1S1 2011) to Niteblade

    Published: "Harbinger of Arroyo Seco" (from W1S1 2011) in the latest issue of Big Pulp Magazine ($)

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Nice work, Milo, a rock star week!!!

      LOL!--of course they accepted "You Kill Me." That's an INCREDIBLE story, a true classic.

      Good luck with your writing this week! :)

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  4. I missed last week's check in, although I'm still on track--for last week and this week. Stories written, story and poem submitted. One rejection. But other than the whole family (except me) coming down with the norovirus, it's been quiet.

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    1. I'm amazed that you kept up while your family was sick. I hope they feel better soon and I'm crossing my fingers that you do not catch it, too. I hope the rejection was the one you were hoping for. :)

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  5. I have absolutely nothing to report because I've been traveling all week. Got virtually no writing done and received no acceptances (though after last week I can't be complaining).

    I have done a fair bit of work lining up things for UFO2 and should be announcing it next week.

    So I get to sit back and root for you folks this time around.

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    1. Alex, that sounds like a successful week to me. Maybe your travels will inspire a story! Best of luck with your writing this week and congrats on UFO2 :)

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  6. 1 rejection last week, added a few thousand words to a new story. It's going slowly but since it's an offshoot of another short-story-soon-to-be-a-novella, I'm doing a lot of world building which will help me down the line.

    Hoping to also get back to editing the novel and working on the serial once I get 2 more shorts out by the end of the week.

    Busy, busy! Good luck on the upcoming week everyone!

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  7. Other than lots of writing and editing on my novel, I have nothing to report either, no subs, acceptances, or publications, although I had one positive rejection from Black Treacle.

    Good luck for next week everyone. March is almost behind us.

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    1. LoL I don't know anyone who has had a great March this year.

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  8. My week was, like,

    W1: "The Sea as a Disease" (flash)

    S1: Three flashes to Every Day Fiction

    Accept: None

    Published: "Spring Fashion", a rather controversial piece at Pure Slush.

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    1. That looks like a good week to me :)

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    2. Good grief, Steve, that story at Pure Slush was really incredible. I'm squeamish by nature, but I honestly couldn't stop reading until I finished the last word. I don't even think I breathed throughout the entire story. Really nice writing. I'm kind of in awe.

      Best of luck this week. :)

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    3. Thanks, Von. I appreciate your leaving a comment on the site, too. Editors love to see folks are reading what they post.

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    4. Excellent story. Flows beautifully.

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  9. W: 12,000 words on the novel. I'm now to 41k. I also wrote a flash fic at 900 words.

    S: Submitted the flash.

    A: Nothing, but I did get a revise and resubmit for a pro market, so I need to work those revisions into my novel-writing goals this week.

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    1. Sounds like an awesome week :)

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  10. I wrote the first draft of a poem and subbed a different poem. It was a slow week LoL but at least I reached my basic goals so I'm calling it a victory.

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    1. You wrote 1, subbed 1. Sounds like a victory to me!

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    2. You did awesome this week!

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  11. Sold a flash fiction piece to Fabula Argentea. This was a W1S1 piece from week #41, 2011. Other than that, pretty quite week on the short fiction piece. Although I did make a start on what might be my work for April.

    Write on all!

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  12. This has been a really wonderful writing week for me. No, I didn't hear back from any of my submissions, but I did WRITE and WRITE and WRITE. I'm even writing poetry again which is huge for me because I only write poetry when I'm truly in the key of life. :)

    I submitted three pieces this week.

    I wrote eight pieces.

    I published four blog posts. I even learned how to use HTML and embed music players. Fun.

    My homeschooling piece was published at Aiming Low: http://aiminglow.com/2013/03/halos-horns-and-homeschoolers/ And no one called me a jerk; readers seemed to get my humor and feel my story. Yay. :)

    This group has truly inspired me. Thank you.

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    1. Wow, Von, you're on fire! I really enjoyed your homeschooling piece.

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    2. Congrats on the productive week, Von. Eight pieces is tremendous!

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  13. One submission, three rejections. Onward and upward.

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  14. Well done everyone!

    Busy week for me:

    Revised a 2,500 SF short and wrote a new 1,600 horror.
    Subs: 11 -- 1 new, 8 resubs, 2 reprints
    Rejections: 8 -- 4 personal, 4 form
    Acceptances: None, but I did get 2 stories passed to the 2nd round and 1 rewrite request.

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  15. Wrote 2 new stories and two new chapters of Misty Me and Me (Chapter 17 is up now and Chapter 18 will go up next week). Had one rejection and one acceptance. Submitted five or six stories. Not a bad week.

    Had a new story go up at The Washington Pastime. This was a paid submission: http://washingtonpastime.com/?p=220. Please give it a thumbs up over on the page.

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    1. Congrats on your acceptance at Wash. Pastime. I have two rejections from them, but sent another story to them yesterday.

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    2. Done. A comment and a thumbs up. Nice story, Nate.

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  16. Wrote and submitted flash piece 'Boys and Their Stories' to Gloom Cupboard.

    No rejections this week. The View From Here editor gave me her edits on my week 10 story: nothing too bad! Will hopefully see that soon! :)

    Keep fishin', everyone.

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    1. Good luck with your flash piece at Gloom Cupboard. I hope they accept it. Have a wonderful writing week! :)

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  17. Wrote 2 submitted 2. (Both flash pieces.)

    No rejections or acceptances this week. I didn't get a chance to start revisions on the pieces that get returned to me last week; I'll try and find a way to work that in this time around.

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    1. Hi Dan! :) Congrats on your writing and submitting this week. I hope you find time to write, revise, and submit next week. It's a balancing act, I know.

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  18. Wrote three, submitted one. Still working on really short pieces (flash and poetry) because I'm so busy with survival issues, but glad to be keeping momentum. No news on acceptances/rejections this week. Cathy Tenzo

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  19. I haven't written in four weeks let alone read what you else are publishing nor have I submitted. I feel like Dorothy in the tornado, we're selling and moving, thus house hunting and paperwork are consuming lots of time. It is all positive and I know I will be back, just don't know when. I hope for next week I can get in a story...

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  20. Congratulations on all the good work!

    I missed last week's check-in, but did write a poem. I've decided to switch to the monthly, since I'm trying to work on a longer project at the same time, and just not able to polish and sub so quickly.

    Also, I reported that my poem "Used" ran at Every Day Poets earlier this month ($), but forgot the link, so here it is: http://www.everydaypoets.com/used-by-a-s-andrews/

    Happy Writing!

    -Anna

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  21. A little bit late with the check-in.

    Second-round rejection from Waylines this week. (For a story that got a second round rejection from LORE a few weeks ago.)

    A few query rejections on The Steampunk Novel.

    Outlined three different short stories and part of a novella. But didn't get to the "fun" part of turning the outline into words on the page. Maybe this week.

    A.G.C.

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  22. Rather slow week.
    Did some writing and one re-sub.
    No rejections, acceptances etc.
    One very short poem published on Four and Twenty - that is all.

    Hope to get more work done next week.

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  23. Great week!

    W1: flash fiction, "Common Language"; one poem

    S1: 1 flash, 5 poems

    Accepted: 1 poem to Mirror Dance, wrote and subbed this week; audio rights to Strange Horizons for a poem sold last year

    Published:
    3 poems ($, W1S1 2012 and 2013) at Eternal Haunted Summer:
    http://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/spring-equinox-2013/

    1 poem (W1S1 2013) at Hyacinth Noir:
    http://hyacinthnoir.wordpress.com/literary-issues/spring-equinox/ariadne-merione-by-alicia-cole/

    1 article in the 2e Newsletter:
    http://2enewsletter.com/

    Rejections: 5, four form, 1 really complimentary personal extending an invite to an anthology

    -Alicia

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  24. Great week!

    W1: flash fiction, "Common Language"; one poem

    S1: 1 flash, 5 poems

    Accepted: 1 poem to Mirror Dance, wrote and subbed this week; audio rights to Strange Horizons for a poem sold last year

    Published:
    3 poems ($, W1S1 2012 and 2013) at Eternal Haunted Summer:
    http://eternalhauntedsummer.com/issues/spring-equinox-2013/

    1 poem (W1S1 2013) at Hyacinth Noir:
    http://hyacinthnoir.wordpress.com/literary-issues/spring-equinox/ariadne-merione-by-alicia-cole/

    1 article in the 2e Newsletter:
    http://2enewsletter.com/

    Rejections: 5, four form, 1 really complimentary personal extending an invite to an anthology

    -Alicia

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  25. Very late with check-in. Oh well.

    Wrote and Submitted: What Roger Left With Me (Exquisite Corpse Anthology)

    Got a rejection from New Myths for Angus at His Stool, but I sent it out again.

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  26. This week is getting hectic, so here's a March roundup....

    Subbed “Lunchtime Interlude” to Short-Story.Me and it was pubbed Mar. 23, at http://www.short-story.me/flash-fiction/534-lunchtime-interlude.html. Also subbed “Inside Lookin Out” to The Story Shack and it will be pubbed 4/8 at. Unfortunately, “Light Up My Life,” a spec fic crime story, was rejected 3/17. Two wins, one loss.

    Subbed “Byte-Sized Memories,” a spec fic story, to Pulp Modern, and three others went out to genre publishers.

    Wrote and subbed a 3,000-word erotic romance short to Cleis Press in a contest.

    Am working on a werewolf story (which I swore I’d never do) and another fiction piece on Florida sinkholes after being prompted by Danielle at Bewildering Stories.

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  27. So late ... wrote/submitted a flashfic. Wrote parts of other stuff hopefully for next month!

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