Sunday, April 14, 2013

Week #15 Check-In


2013 week #15 is in the bag.

How's it been for you? Did you get the writing and submitting done Quicker Than the Eye could see, or did you feel like you were Driving Blind all week? 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 or poem and submit it, comment today and let everyone cheer! If something you've written as part of W1S1, whether this year or in previous years, has been accepted, let us know so your name can be added to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Champions. And if stuff has gotten in the way of your writing or you're starting to feel like a rejection magnet, let us know, so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

And don't forget to let us know when your W1S1 creations are published so they can be mentioned in the weekly Satummary. Be sure to note if they're paid publications ($) so they can be added to the Published Work$ page. Publications qualify for this page as long as they were written during any year's W1S1 participation, whether they pay pro rates or help you pay for morning coffee.

Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them.

60 comments:

  1. Still plugging away.

    W1: "Madam Clairvoyant Will Not Sleep" (flash)

    S1: flash to Pure Slush

    Accept: "The Life of Gum" and "Swung" by Crack the Spine; "Innocence" by Cactus Heart. Two are 2013 stories, one is a 2012.

    Pub: Not this week.

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  2. Keeping up! Wrote most of a fantasy short that will be my W1 for the month. Also had a comic fantasy flash story bought by Daily Science Fiction. This was my W1S1 story from February of this year.

    Write on all!

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  3. Yep. Stilling plugging away. Had a few rejections this week. I have fallen behind on resubmissions because of my novel, but I'll be playing catch-up on that soon.

    W1: about 15,000 words on the novel--I may finish the draft today or tomorrow! Also, continuing with poem a day.

    S1: Nothing new. Will send out some of the new poems soon. (Since I'm doing 30 poems, no pressure on a new story this month.)

    Write on, people!

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    1. I'd say 30 poems should count for something -- at least a flash fiction piece, right? =]

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    2. Very respectable word count this week. I'm also impressed by the poems. I tried the one-a-day in April a couple of years ago and made it about a week. :)

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  4. Have written and submitted 5 pieces so far this year (oh that's May's taken care of)3 rejections, 2 awaiting. Not my finest year! Did get one piece I wrote last year accepted - by me, because it's in the anthology I'm co-editing so don't think that counts!

    So many other things get in the way - I know, excuses. Editing the anthology took ages, as well as organising a Literary Festival and the day job!

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    1. Steady work still makes a difference, whether it's slower or faster steady. :)

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    2. Thanks, since then had a story shortlisted in a comp. So near yet so far!

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  5. Final edits on Immaterial Evidence are finally done, along with the tagline, blurb, and excerpt. My editor has been incredible. All that's left is the cover art. At 27K, this will be my longest publication to date, available from Musa Publishing on May 31.

    In other news, the 2nd episode of The BackTracker is up at JukePop Serials. 15 votes at last count...

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. This is so cool, Milo. You're an inspiration to us all.

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    2. Congrats, especially on the Musa pub!

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    3. Great news, Milo.

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    4. Congratulations! Lots of exciting news. :)

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    5. Congratulations.

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  6. Still doing the A-Z challenge; nearly halfway there.
    I'm well impressed by you other guys. Something to aspire to.

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    1. Sounds like you're on track with the blogging challenge--wtg!

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  7. I missed last week's check in, but I'm still on track. A story written for last week and this week, got both my subs in as well. I am collecting a few rejections along the way as well.

    I'm also working on revising a novel-length manuscript, so there's that as well. Things are stacking up to be a busy, busy spring--if it would only stop snowing.

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    1. Sounds like you're busy and on track--WTG!

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  8. Nothing too exciting to report. This month has mostly been the rejection/resubmission dance. I revised a couple of pieces and resubmitted them this week. Progress remains slow, but steady.

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    1. Good luck on those resubs. :)

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  9. I don't have much to report either.
    Writing: "The Journey Walked Widdersins," "No One Ever Suspected Grandpa Was a Serial Killer," and might start one more this month.
    Subbed: 4 so far
    Accepted: none
    Rejected: 2
    Published: not yet, but soon.

    Best of luck everyone.

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    1. "No One Ever Suspected Grandpa Was a Serial Killer"

      I can't imagine this one not finding a home. I know I want to read it just based on the title. :)

      Good luck with the subs!

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  10. Five acceptances for me to report. A professional sale to Dark Expanse, 'Light Bringer' and it's been published already: 'Light Bringer'

    The rest all W1S1, are two bits of flash for a Gallery Show, a poem to Eternal Haunted Summer and a reprint to the Romanian venue, Revista SRSFF.

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    1. Wow, that's a hell of a week! Go you!!

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    2. Awesome, Deborah!

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  11. I've been incredibly busy with putting together UFO2 and running the Kickstarter campaign. Which is here:
    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/776571295/unidentified-funny-objects-2-anthology-of-humorous

    And now that I've successfully spammed you all, an actual progress report:

    Working on the 2nd H.G. Wells: Secret Agent story. The first has been accepted into its anthology but I can't make an official announcement yet as the book/TOC hasn't been unveiled.

    My story "Putting it All Together" which was originally published at Nine has been podcast on Toasted Cake ($):
    http://toastedcake.com/2013/04/toasted-cake-66-putting-it-all-together-by-alex-shvartsman.html

    And I just had a reprint of "The Field Trip" accepted by a magazine in Romania. It will be this story's fourth publication and third language!

    Oh, and rejections. Lots, and lots of rejections.

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    1. Congrats on the publications--and how awesome that one story has gotten around so much?

      Looking forward to finding out which antho your story's in.

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  12. That should bring my 2013 total up to 16. Looks like I'm still missing a few on the scores on the doors.

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    1. That's probably my fault, as I haven't updated it this month so far. I'll get 'er.

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  13. Wrote: 7k on SF Western during revisions.

    Subbed: 5.3k Light Fantasy to Sword & Sorceress, 19.5k SF Western to Carina.

    Rejections/Acceptances/Publications: NONE

    Just trucking along. :)

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  14. Congrats, everyone! Great week here:

    Wrote: 'The Visitors,' SF flash, and 6k words on new SF novella.

    Subbed: 1 new, 2 resubs

    Rejections: 1 form, 1 personal

    Acceptances: 2 sales! Jeanette's Feast (horror short) to The Journal of Unlikely Entomology and Seeing Red (SF short) to Bete Noire. Also had an SF short advanced to the final round at Escape Pod.

    Publications: None this week, but my DSF story gets emailed tomorrow and a flash goes up at Vine Leaves on Friday.

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    1. Not too bad a week yourself Michelle. Congratulations.

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    2. Great job all around!

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  15. I'm getting my check-in posted early this week. :)

    Lots of writing for me. Eight poems. Most are junk, but, who knows, they might edit down into something. One flash story and one nonfiction flash piece. Two 140 flashes. 5K written on my WIP.

    Subbed: 1 poem and 1 140 flash

    Rejections: 1 from EDP. I've had absolutely no luck with getting my poems published, but it doesn't stop my muse from churning them out. LOL!

    Publications: None

    Best of luck to everyone this week!

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    1. I haven't submitted poetry in a while, but when I did, usually the ones I thought were weaker were the ones that were published. I always thought it was funny how that worked out. :P

      Keep at it!

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  16. My report this week is similar to Beth C's Rewriting my Novel has really sucked up my energy. Final draft for a dedicated reader, then who knows. I found that Novel Writing and Flash Fiction are a bad mix. All my flash fiction story submissions since January have been rejected. Boo-boo! Two different forms for sure.

    Next week I'll have something positive to report, he said.

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    1. I look forward to that positive report, John!

      You know it's coming soon.

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  17. I met my goals this week but haven't anything more exciting than that to share. Perhaps next week that'll change LOL

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    1. If every week were too exciting, we wouldn't know how to act. :)

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  18. Hey Pluggers.

    Wrote and Submitted: The Devil at the Shoe Exhibition (flash frontier)

    Rejections: a few

    Acceptances: none

    publications: This was first submitted a 15 months ago. It is finally up and somewhere
    http://www.haggardandhalloo.com/2013/04/14/johnny-roadside/

    be well

    David

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    1. Congrats on the publication! And that's a great title you submitted.

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  19. Little to report. Kept up, that is all.
    No acceptances or anything.

    Hope to have a better week next week.

    Congratulations to everyone who published - or didnt.

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  20. I've met my goals again. I only managed a flash piece this week, but I have entered it in a competition.

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    1. Good luck! It feels great to meet those goals, doesn't it?

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  21. Completed and published Chapter 19 of Misty Me and Me.

    Wrote two additional stories, although one is garbage.

    Submitted to about 10 publications.

    Had two acceptances, one of which was already published. "She Was Blue" is over at Red Fez now: http://www.redfez.net/nonfiction/466

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    1. Congrats on the acceptances!

      I hope the garbage is recyclable. :) (It's probably not as bad as you think.)

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  22. Wrote and submitted flash piece ('Barnet') to Lallans.

    Week 3 and 12's pieces rejected by Gloom Cupboard.

    Hope everyone is still going strong!

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    1. Good luck with the flash!

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