Sunday, May 12, 2013

Week #19 Check-In

Week #19 of 2013 is behind us.

How's it been for you? Did you Sing the Body Electric, or was it more like A Memory of Murder? 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.

37 comments:

  1. Wrote a light-hearted flash piece, except it needs a last line and I can't think what it is yet. Also had a W1S1 story from 2011 bought by Stupefying Stories, so a pretty good week.

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    1. Way to go, Simon! They've been holding onto one of mine since November, and when I queried whether it was still under consideration, the editor responded with "Yes." Short and to the point.

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    2. Congrats on the acceptance, Simon!

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    3. Happy Dance! Congratulations on selling your story to Stupefying Stories. Awesome. :)

      Best of luck with that last line.

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  2. Written: Up to 40K in Madame Antic's Hotel Grotesque; another 10K and it might cross the border from novella to novel. (That's what I get for pantsing it.)

    Published: the 6th episode of The BackTracker; two more weeks, and this little novelette will have run its course.

    Received word from Blue Shift that my story "One Way Ticket" would have been accepted for publication if the slush readers hadn't lost it. So...now I have a standing invitation to submit it when their window reopens. Until then, it'll be making the rounds on the pro circuit.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Lost in the Slush? Yikes! Well, I'm glad they were willing to admit their mistake-- better to have an invitation to resubmit than no word at all.

      Glad to hear you're chugging right along on Madame Antic's (still love that title).

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    2. I'm kind of sad about the last episode of The BackTracker coming up so soon. How are you going to pull it all together? I can't wait to find out. :)

      That's annoying about Blue Shift, kind of a writer's nightmare. Your next short story could be called "lost in the slush." ;)

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    3. Ouch. Did they have to tell you that!

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  3. Yay, wrote a story this morning AND submitted (a different story) one. Now ahead of my month's goals. Very satisfying.
    One reject this week and one acceptance (W1S1 week 2 story) to Nature's Futures ($).

    Congrats Simon & Milo, great work!
    Hope to hear everyone's week was productive.

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    1. Lee, congratulations on your story acceptance and on being ahead of your monthly goals--that has to be a great feeling. Best of luck this week. :) Happy Writing.

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  4. Written: Fantasy flash, plus another 3k on my novelette WIP

    Subs: 1 new, 7 resubs

    Rejections: 2 personal, 3 form

    Acceptances: none, but 3 shorts advanced to the 2nd round at pro markets *bites nails*

    Hang in there, everyone!

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    1. Wow, Michelle, you're always so busy. Reading about your 7 resubs makes me more determined to resubmit some pieces this week--that will be my goal. I'm horrible with the resubs.

      Best of luck this week. Happy Writing. :)

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    2. Wow, Michelle. You're getting so close to a big sale. Fingers crossed.

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  5. I've been travelling for the last ten days, and I've not been able to find as much time to write as I'd hoped. I'm not totally off schedule, but I have slipped behind-- only one submission in the last two weeks.

    This week saw two rejections, but one was very complimentary and came with a request to see more work. I guess that places it in the 'happy rejection' category! I also gave up on a market which seems to have gone dark, so that submission is being re-directed elsewhere.

    Still feel like I'm improving, and if I can continue to do the work and keep focused, things will pop eventually.

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    1. Yay, Dan! I love your enthusiasm and optimism. I especially appreciate your last line--that is so true. Writing, improving, and staying focused is everything. Thanks for the reminder. :)

      Best of luck this week. Happy Writing.

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  6. Hi
    Wrote and submitted one little piece: Johnny Sokko and the Perfect Pet Conundrum (Toad Suck Review)

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    1. Hi David. :) I LOVE the title of your story, quite wonderful. Crossing my fingers for you. Happy Writing. :)

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  7. I barely met my goals this week. I wrote several crappy poems, wrote a short story (not flash, wow!), and finished the edits on another friend's book. But, I didn't have a clue what I would submit until THIS morning. :) I knew I had to hurry so I pulled out a story that I've been tinkering with for three months. I changed four words and sent it off to EDF as a Father's Day Story. It's a long shot, but I'm happy that another story has left the nest.

    Have a great week, everyone! Happy Writing. ♥

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    1. Von, good for you for getting that story out there! Yeah, sometimes I spin my wheels on the submissions to the point that I hope for a rejection so I can resubmit something.

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  8. It was a weird week, but I still managed to get lots of writing done. I've done at least 25 pages a day of editing on the novel; I should have this round done within a few days, then I get to go back to address the big problems.

    Written: a new Chicken Soup story and a new poem.

    Submitted: the Chicken Soup story. I'll be sending out lots of poems once this initial novel revision goal is met.

    Accepted: a poem from last year, "July Dawn, Phoenix," to Every Day Poets. ($)

    Best of luck on the writing this week!

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  9. Somehow in the middle of a software release at work (no small thing), I managed to not only finish revising my novel, but write a short and submit two stories. One rejection, but I have another market in mind, so out it will go in the very near future.

    I'm looking forward to a week that isn't quite so crazy. Happy writing, everyone!

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  10. It was a productive week for me. I wrote some stuff, I subbed some stuff, I had a poem (Lost Miners) published by Seven by Twenty and I sold two poems (one to Every Day Poets which is a paying market and one to Napalm and Novocain which is not).

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  11. Hola All, It was a crazy damn week. My two seperate dedicated readers have my 5th. rewrite in their respective hands I should know their impression of the 103 chapters within two weeks, if they stay awake reading the damn thing.

    Not sure if i posted my acceptance and published Flash Fiction piece, Rocking 'N Rolling To Blighty. It is in the Long Story Short May/june magazine. www.longstoryshort.net

    Saludos amigos

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  12. Still writing, but I'm having a bit of a submissions break (with one or two notable exceptions).

    And whaddya know as soon as I started my break I made a sale to Hartwell's Years Best SF and a sale to Nature. I should take breaks more often. (both $ and W1S1)

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    1. Those are such awesome sales. Yes, take more breaks if that's the result!

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  13. A good week. Wrote two stories and subbed one.

    My poem from a couple of weeks ago, 'words from stars' went up on Every Day Poets -

    http://www.everydaypoets.com/words-from-stars-by-rohini-gupta/

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    1. I loved your poem, Rohini! Really special.

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  14. Barely made it this week. Wrote one blog post and one chapter of Misty Me and Me (which will go up sometime early this week). Submitted one story.

    No acceptances or rejections to report.

    My W1S1 story "A Bigger, Better Man" was published by Out of the Gutter online: http://www.outofthegutteronline.com/2013/05/a-bigger-better-man.html

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  15. No new acceptances or rejections, subbed a story, focused on editing a novel that seriously should be done by now, and might be today (that's the plan). I've got two or three short stories to edit and get on the market. A long to-do list, but it's all exciting.

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    1. G'luck finishing that novel up :)

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  16. Wrote: 1 story (1,300 words); 1 poem draft

    Subbed: 4 poems

    Accepted: 0

    Published: 0

    Rejected: 1 story

    2nd quarter of the year, here we go.

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  17. I feel like I've been losing grip on the ladder one rung at a time. I did manage to

    W1: "How They Must Have Smled" (flash)

    S1: Flash to Daily Science Fiction; short story to Bartleby Snopes.

    Accept: Reprint to Best of W1S1

    Published: Not this week.

    Congrats to all you wonderful folks who are staying with it. I'll update Satummary and Published Page$ tonight or tomorrow.

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    1. I'm sorry you feel that way and I hope you find a way to reverse the trend. Congratulations on still writing and subbing despite that.

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    2. Congrats, Stephen, on reaching your goals this week. Maybe the month of May is the year's equivalent to the Wednesday mid-week hump we all have to climb over. Wishing you strong climbing legs and a sturdy bungee cord. :)

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    3. Thanks you guys. This will pass, I'm sure. It's so nice to have the support of my peers in the meantime.

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  18. Bad week. 3 rejections. Trunked one story. Stuck on another story that doesn't want to be finished. No new submissions.

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