Sunday, May 5, 2013

Week #18 Check-In

Week #18 of 2013 is over and done!

How's it been for you? Was it The Best of All Possible Worlds, or would do you need A Medicine for Melancholy? 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.

38 comments:

  1. My novel is in the final rewrite stage and has taken all my energies. Its beginning to look better to my self critical eye, so that's a danger signal.

    No other work written or submitted this week. I have a bunch (5) of Flash Fiction tales to finalize and several poems. Wait, I think I have a Ghazel poem almost ready to submit, maybe later today!

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    1. Set it aside until your critical eye has time to adjust. Keep up the good work, John.

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    2. It sounds like you're making great progress, John. Good luck.

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    3. That all sounds great, John. Good luck with those 5 flash pieces and your rewrite! :)

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  2. Hey pluggers,

    Not a great two weeks for me. I did not write or sub for two weeks, which bummed me some. I did get a mess o' rejections, which I have not sent out again, but at least this week I did write and sub, so there is that.

    Wrote and Subbed: The Story of the Frog Prince (Pseudopod)

    Acceptance: Everyday Fiction accepted The Inhereant Problems with Crying at the Movies. They would like some rewrites, which I probably do this week, but it is an acceptance, so that's nice.

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    1. Congratulations, Dave! A LOT of readers will be seeing that story.

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    2. Congratulations on your EDF acceptance. I LOVE the title and I can't wait to read the story. :)

      Best of luck with your revisions and your writing/subbing this week. :)

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  3. Written: up to 33K in the novella + a new Quasar tale

    Subbed: "Captain Quasar and the Coliseum of Queen Kronikthalia" -- my W1S1 for May

    Published: episode 5 in The BackTracker @ JukePop Serials -- up to 50 votes; not bad for a nobody!

    You're all invited to stop by for the Cover Art Cage Match on my blog. Immaterial Evidence won't be available until later this month, but the cover designer gave me three mockups to choose from.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Great week, Milo - heading over to the Cage Match.

      Good luck with your sub and novella!

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    2. Sounds great, Milo! Awesome episode of The BackTracker. I'll be sad when it ends.

      Happy Writing this week! :)

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  4. It's one of those weeks where the rejections have flooded in. Ah well. That's how it goes.

    Written: Nothing new. My focus is on reading/revising my new novel, getting through 25 pages a day. It's an intense pace with a rough draft.

    Submitted: Some of my new poems from April, but I'm falling behind on re-subs because of novel work.

    Published: My story "Clementine, Who Swims with Mermaids" is in the May issue of Penumbra.

    I also have a guest blog at Penumbra on the importance of writers finding their tribe.

    Best of luck, everyone!

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    1. Beth, good luck with your poetry! I really liked your guest blog at Penumbra - a calming read for this evening, and a good reminder to focus on.

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    2. Nice work on your guest blog at Penumbra. I agreed completely. Congrats on your published story--I love the title. Rejections arrive by the bundle for me, too. Either all is silent, or all is LOUD with rejections. :) Best of luck this week.

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  5. By the end of the day, I will have sent out my sub for the month! Very excited for this one because I've really enjoyed writing it and it is an offshoot of the novel I am currently outlining (which is both a blessing and a curse). Maybe I'll blog about it :)

    Wrote just under 8K this week, but no new sales or rejections to report. Just enjoying the creative high I'm on right now! Must be something in the air.

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    1. I understand that creative high! I'm in the midst of one myself. Long may it last! :) Happy Writing this week.

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  6. I had a story published on April 15th (for money) that I forgot to post here:

    "Before the Fireworks" at Flash Fiction Chronicles

    And this week I finished revising a 6500-word story I've been working on for a while and submitted it. Happy May, everybody.

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    1. Folly, I really liked this story, brief and powerful. The ending punches it home.

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    2. Really nice work on your story, Folly! It was so rich and full-bodied I felt like I had read a much longer piece. Well deserved win.

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    3. Thank you, three-magpies and Von. I really appreciate your kind words.

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  7. I'm still revising my novel, but did manage to write a short story (1,000 fairly rough words) and submit a story to a reprint market.

    Along with a lost/rejected story, Untreed Reads accepted my short story Elvis Has Left the Building about a second generation Elvis impersonator. This is an older story, so it doesn't count toward W1/S1, but I'm really pleased it found a home.

    A novel pitch I enter in a contest made it to the final round, which was a nice bit of news as well. So, despite the weather here in Minnesota, the first week of May was a pretty good one.

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    1. I love the title of your accepted short story, paints a picture immediately. I'm crossing my fingers for you that your novel pitch wins. Happy Writing this week. :)

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  8. Wrote and subbed a Cthulhuesque (is that a word?) poem and a Cthulhuesque flash story, so I've hit my basic target for the month. But I'm also planning out an SF short story that I'm going to write this month. So plenty to fill in the gaps between bouts of novel editing and new novel writing...

    Write on all!

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    1. Congrats on reaching your goals for the month. :) I just started the final book in your Genehunter series. Very addictive characters and story line. I'm sad to see it end, even though I'm hugely curious to see how all the puzzle pieces come together in the end. :)

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  9. Slow going on the novel revision--should have been able to finish it by now but it's not very exciting to me, so I've been writing new stuff instead, such as this month's short story, "The Rain Queen."

    Got a final round rejection from Electric Spec. Planning on sending it out to some other magazines, as well as a few other submissions I have in mind. Came up with some fun ideas for stories, as well. So basically, a lot of exciting thinking about writing but not much actual writing. Anyway, off to work.

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  10. This week I finished one story and submitted two. I had one acceptance (paid venue!) and two rejections.

    I didn't mention it before, but I finished the first draft of my new novel a couple weeks ago. Soon it will be time for some editing.

    Next week I hope to write another chapter of Misty Me and Me. Not sure what else I'll do. I should probably do a blog post of some kind. Otherwise it will be my first week without a blog post since I launched the blog in December. Any ideas?

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  11. 2 rejections. 2 resubs. Published a review of NO24A2 on SF Signal. (Joe Hill even linked to it on his Twitter!) Finished rewrites of two stories. Happy with both. Polished flash fiction horror story. Added 1500 words to light fantasy short story. Most productive week in awhile (all while also reading slush for UFO 2).

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  12. Great week for me. No acceptances, but I did send out 1 new poem and 1 flash story along with a resubmit on a second flash piece. I wrote 2 flash pieces and at least five poems. The writing has been fun, not tedious. A nonfiction book that I helped edit is on its way to the printers which is really awesome because I know how much work the writer put into it. Just a cool creative week for me.

    Congrats to everyone on your writing this week. I had a great time reading your links from last week. We have a hugely talented group of writers here and I'm happy to be a part of it. :) Happy Writing!

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    1. I said week FOUR times. Sheesh. :) I need an editor.

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  13. I'm glad to see that some people had great weeks. Mine was... meh. I collected a lot of rejection letters (like, a lot, a lot) but I did write some stuff and sub some stuff so I'm still on track for my goals. That's a victory. It's a little one, but I'll take it.

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  14. Great writing week.

    Wrote: 1,400 short, 2 poems; edited another poem and a 3,400 short

    Subbed: 1,400 short "Tintinnabulation of the Bells"; 3,400 short "Small Exceeding"; flash "Like Water in a Mirage"; 1 poem; 1 interstitial prose poem

    Accepted: 0

    Rejected: 1 poem, personal

    Read a lot of slush for Stupefying this week.

    Have one story tentatively planned for this coming week, a few more ideas poking at me.

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  15. A really busy week for me. The UFO2 Kickstarter has funded. The slush gates have opened and I've been spending more time reading other people's stories than writing my own.

    I don;t think I had a chance to post last week, so my recent publications include:

    Explaining Cthulhu to Grandma in IGMS
    http://www.intergalacticmedicineshow.com/cgi-bin/mag.cgi?do=issue&vol=i33&article=_004

    Things We Leave Behind in DSF
    (no link yet; it was e-mailed to subscribers and will go up on the web Friday).

    I also had "A Shard Glows in Brooklyn" reprint accepted into a forthcoming charity anthology benefiting City Harvest (more details on that later)

    My April story has become my May story, but I'm still ahead of my self-imposed schedule because of all the stuff I wrote early in the year.

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  16. Wrote 1, Subbed 2, so met my month's goals already. Hoping May continues to be productive. Am working on a longer piece that is threatening to become a novella.
    Great to see all the progress! May we all continue to be productive and successful!

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  17. Good work everyone!

    Written: one poem, and starting a new story for the month
    Subbed: 1
    Rejected: 0
    Accepted: "Their Souls, Like Stones on Ice," to Liquid Imagination ($), my 2012, week #26
    Published: None

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  18. Been away on hols, so a double-week catchup for me:

    Wrote: Horror flash, 'Underneath All the Skeletons of Rats'

    Subbed: 1 new, 3 resubs, 1 reprint

    Rejected: 2 form, 2 personal

    Accepted: 'Getting Shot in the Face Still Stings,' a horror short, by Black Treacle ($)

    Pubbed: A fantasy flash, Destiny Fell in Love, at Every Day Fiction. Also an author interview at Flash Fiction Chronicles, since my comic horror 'Not the Pizza Girl' was EDF's top story for March. Good times!

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    1. Congrats on the top story interview, Michelle. I enjoyed it a great deal.

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  19. I was at a wedding this weekend, and boy are my arms tired, or something like that.

    W1: "The Pick Up" (flash)

    S1: flash to Atticus Review, flash to Monkeybicycle, flash to Contrary

    Accept: None

    Published: None

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  20. Finished A-Z challenge and wrote 3 stories; reading one on local radio. Must start submitting some.
    Well done to all those who have received acceptances.

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  21. I am late, but not too late I hope.

    Nothing much during the week - wrote 2 and subbed 1. Several are pending but no responses yet.

    Congratulations to everyone, will catch up with reading them all.

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