Sunday, April 21, 2013

Week #16 Check-In


2013 week #16 is behind us!

How's it been for you? Did this week fly by in a frenzy of production or did it feel more like you were slogging away yet getting nowhere? 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.

53 comments:

  1. Pretty good week: wrote and subbed a comic/fantasy short story, so I'm good for the month. Had a 7.5K W1S1 story (Malware) bought by Perihelion and also had my story The Tale of the Dog (a previously reported W1S1 sale) published by Spaceports and Spidersilk.

    Write on all!

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    1. Keep up the great work, Simon!

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    2. Congrats, Simon!

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    3. Great week, Simon!

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    4. Congrats, Simon. Good luck on your sub.

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  2. Wrote 1 story and 1 non-fiction piece. Submitted to a couple places. Received one paid acceptance!

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    1. Paid? Where? We get paid for this? =]

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    2. Congrats! And yes, I'm curious where, too. Don't forget to link it when it's published for the Published Work$ page!

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  3. Up to 26K in last month's novella. Haven't started anything new for this month, but there's still time, right?

    Published: episode 3 of The BackTracker @ JukePop Serials

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. There's still plenty of time in April, especially if you work well under pressure. ;)

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  4. Still on the A-Z challenge and wrote two pieces which I think need developing further. I really must start to submit some. Maybe I'm subconsciously worrying about rejections?
    Anyway, congratulations to those who have had sales and acceptances.

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    1. A lot of people do put off subbing out of fear of rejection. The best way to get over that is to just do it--you WILL be rejected, a LOT. It's not just writing a great story, but sending it to the right place at the right time.

      Rejections can sting, but the more you get, the less they generally hurt, promise!

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  5. Writing: I finished my novel draft at 86k! I'm continuing to write a poem each day this month.

    Submissions: Nothing new yet this month, just re-submits so far.

    Publications: Two poems this week! "Mice" in Mythic Delirium #28 and "Cat Lady" in Not One of Us.

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    1. WTG on the novel, that's a great achievement, and the daily poem!

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    2. Congrats on the productive week, Beth!

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  6. I've been in the middle of a period of time where I haven't been devoting much energy to writing new fiction and simply keeping existing stories out in circulation has felt like a small victory.

    I do have a nice publication this week. "The Barber and the Count" is live at Beneath Ceaseless Skies in both print and audio.

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    1. I'm looking forward to reading the story, Michael. Keeping those stories out there is something worth cheering about!

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    2. Keeping the existing stuff is absolutely a victory, Michael.

      Congrats on the The Barber & the Count!

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    3. Congrats, Michael. I read your story and enjoyed it, though I'll be tempted to take my hair home with me next time I get it cut.

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  7. I've rewritten 'Light My Fire' and subbed it. Also resubbed 'Last Hot Chocolate in Mostar', which was recently rejected by Choc Lit.

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  8. Written: Not much of anything. A few edits on a story under consideration.
    Middling: Three stories shortlisted/bumped to final round.
    Accepted: One of those stories was accepted to an anthology. Paying! (But under a different pen name so I can't say any more.)
    Rejected/Published: None this week.

    :)

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    2. I have a few pen names I don't reveal, either. Congrats on the mystery acceptance! I guess it won't go on the Published Work$ page, but I've added your name to this year's HoF. :)

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    3. Congratulations! Glad to hear that another one the stories you've been writing as "Stephen King" has found a home :)

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  9. Wrote a 4,500 word story, got my sub 1 in for a week (a new story, too, not a re-sub), and did my book map, new calendar, and edited six chapters of my novel. Two rejections this week, but those weren't unexpected. A busy week, but in a good way.

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    1. Sounds like a good week!

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  10. I am finally getting back on the horse, writing-wise. Started a new short story and put 2000 words onto it so far. Hoping to finish it (or at least a full draft) by the end of the month.

    "The Field Trip" has been accepted by Revista SF in Romania where it will be translated and published (but it's not a paying market. Still, nice to reach new readers!)

    A giant bag of rejections this week. I've diligently kicked all those stories back out the door.

    Publications: "The Field Trip" (yes, the same as above) was podcast at Cast of Wonders this week:
    www.castofwonders.org/2013/04/14/ep-75-the-field-trip-by-alex-shvartsman/

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    1. Congratulations on The Field Trip, Alex. And way to keep kicking those stories out of the nest!

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    2. Another publication for that story--wonderful!

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  11. Missed check-in last week, but continued to write & submit both then and this week.

    One of the things I'm really enjoying about W1S1 is that it's forcing me to get my ideas out onto paper quickly, then move on to the next story. No time to over-analyze, too busy making my deadlines.

    Currently working on a fun Lovecraft-inspired piece, though I'm struggling with the ending. I think I have to go back and re-examine the characters' goals to see what they want to get out of the situation.

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    1. Glad you've kept up!

      Over-analyzing can kill stories sometimes, I find, so having a set time to work on a story and finish it can be so helpful.

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  12. Hi writers! Congratulations on all your hard work this week.

    I wrote one short story, one poem, and one essay. I wrote about 5000 words on City Rats, my MS novel.

    I submitted a poem and a microfiction story.

    I received EIGHT rejections! I'm getting the fastest rejections on my poetry so I think they must really need some work. :)


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    1. Tough rejection week, but they do allow you to get them out faster to markets that might be more receptive. :)

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    2. Poetry is tough. Even though you're getting rejections, I'm sure writing poetry is still benefiting your story writing, so maybe look at it from that angle.

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  13. Well done, everyone!

    Written: Horror flash, another 8k on the novella WIP
    Subbed: 1 new, 2 resubs
    Rejections: 2 form, 1 personal, 1 second-round
    Acceptances: None, but a horror short got passed to the final round at Drabblecast.
    Pubs: Lit flash 'Gravity Doesn't Love You' in issue 6 of Vine Leaves ($)

    Onwards!

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    1. Sounds like a good week--good luck with Drabblecast!

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  14. I had a great week :)

    I sold a piece, Gopher Season, to Fiction 365 ($) and made another sale I can't announce yet LOL I will soon as I'm able though.

    I also wrote the first draft of a short story that I kinda don't expect to say short when I'm done revising it, and another short that will. Plus I subbed a bunch of stuff places. So yay! Still on track for the year.

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    1. Congrats, Rhonda!

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    2. Congrats on your great week! I'm looking forward to the reveal!

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  15. It's been a difficult week for me. Completed the revised draft of my novel and it took forever to print it out. My contracted dedicated reader has the first 72 pages and I'll find out if she thinks the book as any merit. Now that I can finally review it myself in printed manuscript format I decided that I hate the damn thing.

    Nothing new submitted, still waiting for replies from 3 outstanding.

    Boo hoo

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    1. Wait to see what your dedicated reader says...we are our worst critics.

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    2. You've got to have some easier weeks coming, John!

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  16. Checking in late, but had a few pieces of good news.

    Acceptances: 2, "No One Never Knew Grandpa George Was a Serial Killer," to In Between Altered States, and my week #35 2012 story "Hand in Mine" to Kills, Thrills, n Chaos.

    Publications: 1, my week #3 2012 story, "Beneath the Eclipse," at Burial Day Books: http://www.burialday.com/short-fiction/beneath-eclipse

    Rejections: 0

    Written: still editing this month's story, "The Journey Walked Widdershins"

    Submitted: 2

    Best of luck to the rest of April everyone.

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    1. Congrats, Erin! Still loving that title. :)

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  17. Checking in late: Doing some editing on a novel, finished a 5000-word story this week for April. Got a note from Electric Spec that they're holding my story until May to decide on acceptance. Other than that, lots and lots of jotting for future work.

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    1. Ooh, good luck on the Electric Spec hold!

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  18. Congratulations to everyone who managed another week of W&S.

    W1: I didn't finish anything new this week, durn it.

    S1: I didn't sub anything this week (wow!)

    Accept: "Another Saturday Night" by Pure Slush (W1S1 2012)

    Published: "The Valley of Doom" was published by The Story Shack.

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    1. Congrats on the Pure Slush acceptance, Steve! Looking forward to reading The Valley of Doom.

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  20. Kept going. Did some writing but did not finish a sub in time. It will go this week.
    Busy with other things this week.
    No acceptances or rejections.

    April has been slow. Hope to pick up the pace now.

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    1. I find it almost impossible to keep the same pace all the time. Ups and downs, just gotta roll with them. :)

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