Sunday, March 3, 2013

Week #9 Check-in

You made it to the end of Week #9!

How's it been for you? Have the words drifted gracefully like Snow Falling on Cedars or did they gust into Neverwhere?

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.

70 comments:

  1. Nice and early this week! I've been doing well and I've sold two poem($) to Tales of the Talisman.

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    1. Super congrats, Deborah! That's a great home for what I'm sure are two great poems.

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    2. Congrats, Deborah! I'm joining you in that ToC. :)

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    3. Excellent, Alicia. And there's another W1S1 in the toc, too. She hasn't announced it yet, so I won't spoil the surprise.

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  2. Just scraping by. Managed to write and submit a third travel article in series Are we nearly there yet?at http://www.yorkshire-east-coast-unofficial-guide.com/journeys-to-the-coast.html. Hoping my output improves next week.

    Congratulations Deborah on your two sales!

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    1. Scraping by is still succeeding, and sometimes more than we think. Good luck with your submission and next week's writing.

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  3. Thomas E3/03/2013

    Congratulations Deborah!

    I wrote a couple of short stories, submitted one too. Need to get my act into order and start to resubmit some of the other stories that are coming back.

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    1. Good luck Thomas. Keep those stories rolling out the door.

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  4. I had a fairly pleasant week writing.

    - Started early for this month's story, "In the Deep of a Wild Blue Yonder"
    - Submitted: 3 resubs from 2012
    - Accepted, Feb. 2013 story - "His Light, Lost to Stars," in MICROW, and Wk#47 from 2012, "Hide-and-Seek" to Cruentus Libri Press: Another 100 Horrors. Neither for pay, but excellent exposure.
    - One rejection from NewMyths
    - No publications.

    Best of luck in your writing and subbing.

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    1. Congratulations on the acceptances, Erin!

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  5. Two acceptances this week:

    "Stone for Brains" (from 2011 Week#20) to The Fifth Di... ($) for their March issue.

    "The Cost of Freedom" (from last November) to Big Pulp ($) for their Kennedy Curse anthology, due out in October.

    Otherwise, I'm still plugging away, shooting for 1K/day. So far this year, I've written 58,000 words of new material (2 novellas, 4 short stories), and I'm hoping to keep this rhythm going as long as I can.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Excellent, Milo. Congrats on those pubs.

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    2. Congrats Milo, that's great news!

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    3. Nice! Two in one week. :)

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    4. Congrats, Milo.

      (And the Kennedy Curse is a pretty intriguing theme for an anthology...)

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  6. I've done pretty well with the writing and subbing - actually beating my targets! Sold a story but it's an older one so doesn't count.

    I'm very excited that my short story collection, Not a Drop to Drink, is now FREE on Amazon and reached No 10 for Amazon.uk free short story downloads. It's still in the top 20 and still free.

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    1. Congrats, Patsy, on the publication too.

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  7. It's been quite a good week.
    A story accepted earlier - Unforgiveable went up on Journal of Microliterature today.
    http://www.microliterature.org/unforgiveable-by-rohini-gupta

    One acceptance, a short poem Dusk by Four and Twenty - to be published late this month.

    One rejection, and one sub.
    7 pending and spent most of the week giving my writing blog a new look.

    It's wonderful to read of so many acceptances - so inspiring. Congratulations.

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    1. Congrats on your acceptance and best of luck on your pending stories.

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  8. Worked on a longer story this week (novelette most likely) and was worried I wouldn't get a true "write 1" in for the week. But on Friday, an idea struck me and I wrote it up yesterday. Love it when that happens.

    One submission, no rejections, no acceptances, just writing this week for the most part. I'll take it. Love checking in every week to see how everyone is doing.

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    1. Good work, Charity. I love those weeks too. Best of luck on your sub.

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  9. It was a good week. I've become obsessed with the idea of The Broken Hallelujah and I wrote two flash stories based on it. Very happy with the ideas, not as happy with the result. Edit, edit, edit.

    I submitted one. I received one rejection, bummer. I also received one acceptance from Every Day Fiction, hooray. I'll post a link once it's published at the end of the month. :)

    Congratulations, Writers, on all the words you wrote this week and all the pieces you submitted. ♥

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    1. Congrats on your acceptance, Von. Best of luck editing.

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    2. Oh, congrats, Von! Can't wait to read your story.

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  10. Week nine was an emotional roller coaster for me. So much happiness followed by a dose of deep sad. We soldier on.

    W1: "Tomorrow I Will Sky Dive" (flash); "Catherine's First" (short story)

    S1: short story to Pure Slush; flash to Cactus Heart

    Accept: "Spring Fashion" by Pure Slush.

    Published: Soon, my precious...

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    1. Yes, soldier on. Congrats on your acceptance, Steve. Publications are on your horizon!

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  11. Not too much excitement on the writing front. No new sales, not even many rejections. Everything is out there, in the black hole of submissions. But I did have an important publication to report:

    Requiem for a Druid appears in the inaugural issue of Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge magazine. The TOC is star-studded and I'm very honored to have a story alongside all those folks. ($):

    http://galaxysedge.com/n6.htm

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    1. Nice to have everything out in the void, so good luck with that Alex.

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    2. Congratulations, Alex. That's an impressive sale. Google is reporting the site has been hacked. I'll need to update the links here when it has been restored.

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  12. W1: 2 completely new poems and a lot of editing on poems and a story; a few more words on a new story

    S1: 17 submissions sent this week; 15 poems, 1 flash, 1 short fiction

    Acceptances: 2, both sales
    "To Bits, Body and Bones", poem, sold to Punchnel's.
    "Gambling in the Magickian's House", poem, sold to Tales of the Talisman.

    Published: "To Bits, Body and Bones" at Punchnel's, Editor's Choice
    http://www.punchnels.com/poetry/to-bits-body-and-bones/

    Rejections: 6, 3 form, 3 personal - two of those personal were very complimentary and asked for more work

    Other: one poem held for further consideration at a journal; edits received on an educational article which I'll finish and return today

    A very productive week nine!

    Btw - is it possible to list me as Alicia Cole instead of three_magpies in the 2013 HoF? Thank you!

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    1. Wow, you are a force. Congrats and keep it going.

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    2. Corrected your name in the HOF. Nice week, Alicia.

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    3. Congratulations on a busy week. Complimentary rejections can be high praise indeed. Keep up the good work!

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  13. Published "Not Enough Hairspray" ($) in Third Flatiron's Universe Horribilis anthology: http://www.thirdflatiron.com/liveSite/pages/current-issue

    Received a very nice personal R from Read Short Fiction. No new material, no acceptances, waiting on some beta readers before submitting new stuff.

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  14. Well done all - some impressive work being done.

    Nothing very much to report on the short fiction front but I have had stories held for further consideration by a couple of markets, so fingers crossed.

    Write on all!

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    1. Yes, best of luck Simon.

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  15. Gary S. Watkins3/03/2013

    I'm checking in for the month of February. A life event has got me down, so I may not be writing for a while, but I had a little activity this past month:

    Rejections: 1 short story "The Quest That Makes The Man", 1 poem "The Waning"(although they loved my list of advice for writers and asked if they can post that on their blog. Lol.)
    Resubmissions: story to Fantasy Short Stories, poem to Switchback
    Wrote: 10 haiku
    New submissions: 10 haiku to Butterfly Dream
    Publications: None last month, but I have a very short story "Homunculous" coming out on Deimos E-Zine tomorrow!

    I have some fun ideas rolling around my head for stories and poems, so I hope I can make time for them. We'll see. Best of luck to everyone.

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    1. Life does have a way of getting in the way of our writing sometimes. Hoping good luck for your stories.

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    2. Very cool, Gary. Please remind me in your next check-in that the piece went live (and that it's a paid pub) and I'll include it in the Satummary and published Page$

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  16. I came across this challenge sometime at the beginning of February, and it sounded like just the thing I needed. I started late, but I had written something in January, so I am behind one submission. (Monthly seemed the way to go until I get back into the swing of things.) I did get a poem written and a story subbed this month. Barely.

    Spring break is in March. Maybe I can relearn my daily writing habit this month.

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    1. Good to have you aboard Ellen. Best of luck getting back to penning. It's like riding a bike, I think.

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  17. Such great news and progress all around!

    Acceptances: I'm in the same gang as Deborah and three-magpies, with two poems accepted for forthcoming issues of Tales of the Talisman.

    Writing: Started the new novel and wrote almost 8k.

    Published: My poem "Homecoming" in the space opera issue of Penumbra (I love how they describe it!)

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    1. Super congrats, Beth, on both pubs.

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  18. Hey all pluggers. Hope its been a good week. I got an acceptance and was able to push out another story. So I am happy.

    Wrote and subbed: A Chair to Sit (Shotgun Honey)

    Accepted: A Red Bull, a Diet Coke and a Bag of Pretzels to Share - accepted by Shotgun Honey after a rewrite request.

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    1. Great work, David, and congrats!

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  19. Wrote and submitted flash, 'The Musician', to The View From Here.

    Nothing on the response front!

    Good luck, y'all!

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    1. And good luck to you, Ross.

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  20. Finished off a story I'd started a while back and got it submitted.

    Wrote two pieces of flash fiction; one is good enough to polish up and submit next week. The other... well, the other is going to be hidden at the bottom of a drawer.

    Still loving Write1Sub1 as a terrific way to keep my butt in the chair.

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    1. I have a few bottom of the drawer stories also. I still love them, and maybe some day, someone else will too, right. Good luck writing and subbing.

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  21. Wrote 4 stories this week. Sent 3 of them out. No new responses to report. No acceptances this week.

    "A Blade of Love: Love's Sharp Blade" (written last year) was published by Gone Lawn: http://journal.gonelawn.net/issue10/Tower.php

    I also did two new blog posts this week.

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    1. Great work, Nathan, and congrats on your publication.

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  22. Wrote two poems, revised and subbed one, plus revised and subbed two older poems.

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    1. Good luck subbing them out.

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  23. Congrats to all for sticking with it another week! I wrote one, and subbed three -so happy to get those stories languishing on my hard drive polished up and out.
    No accepts, two rejects this week. No pubs.
    Cheers to everyone

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    1. Best of luck on your subs, Lee. Here's to another week.

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  24. Working on a new story this week, and revising all the others. I have quite a back log now, thanks to W1S1. Since Jan 1 I have 2 stories published and 2 forthcoming, but they were all written last year - not during my W1S1 challenge.

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    1. W1S1 has done wonders for my list of stories too. Good luck publishing them and congrats on your acceptances.

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  25. A good week for me:

    Written: 1 horror short, 1 SF flash

    Subbed: 1 new, 3 resubs

    Rejections: 2 form , 1 personal

    Acceptances: Two $ sales, yay! 'Not the Pizza Girl,' a fantasy flash, to to Every Day Fiction (comes out on 11th March) and 'You Don't Want What I Get,' a horror short, to Untied Shoelaces of the Mind (will be in issue #8)

    Congrats to everyone, and fingers crossed for the subs out there!

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    1. Excellent acceptances, Michelle. I look forward to reading those.

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  26. It was a tough week for me. Tough, but good :)

    My short story, Sea and Sky, was published in the Masked Mosaic: Canadian Super Stories anthology ($$) and my poem, Damage, was published by Bete Noire ($$). So that was good, however, I struggled in order to reach my W1S1 goals for the week. I managed it in the end, but it was close LOL

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    1. Congrats on your acceptances, Rhonda. Here's to an easier week!

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    2. Thank you :) Here's hoping!

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  27. Still writing and subbing but mainly really short stuff. Hoping to do some longer things soon. Getting a few rejections, but mostly encouraging ones. -- Cathy Tenzo

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    1. Encouraging rejections means we're getting somewhere! Good luck subbing and writing this week.

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  28. I am pretty slack with this, but I did submit three stories this last week, and a couple more before that. Last year I submitted one story all year, so there's improvement!

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  29. Only the 6th, and I've met my monthly goal already. :)

    No sales for the year thus far, though. *shakes fist*

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  30. A belated report on the month of February ...

    W1 ... a total rewrite of "The Depths of Inner Space"
    S1 ... the same.

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