Sunday, June 2, 2013

Week #22 Check-In

Alex here, taking over the W1S1 reins for the month of June.

Summer has officially arrived. Has the last week of Spring gone as well for you writing-wise as you had hoped? What are your writing plans for the summer?

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.

56 comments:

  1. I've posted seveal published poems and stories in the last week, yet my tally still stands at 17. Why is this, what am I doing wrong?

    My score has not moved in several weeks, I am alive and posting.

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    1. Stephanie's on it, not to worry.

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    2. Crascias Milo,

      I'll count on Stepanie to bring me up to speed as I keep writting the best I know how.

      Saludos,

      John

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    3. Hey John, sorry about that! They should all be updated with May's postings now. Please let me know either in email (admin AT write1sub1 DOT com) or comment here if your info is incorrect and I'll update it.

      Apologies for the delay. May was a crazy month for me as I was swamped with wedding plans in addition to my W1S1 and other, daily-life duties. Thanks for being understanding!

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    4. Thanks for letting us know John.
      I know from past input that it tends to get a little confusing sometimes keeping track of everyone's successes and publications via the comments section.
      Always give us a nudge if something is awry.
      Thanks.

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    5. Hey, thank you for bringing my story count up to speed. Wonderful. I sure know that life can become damn hectic. My wife broke her hip and suffered a fractured skull last Thursday, so it's daily 150 mile return trips to the hospital. She is recovering.

      It was a delight to see my score brought up to date, a real lift.

      Gracias.

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  2. Hey pluggers. This time of year, the end of the school year is tough for me to get things done. Last week I didn't write or submit anything, which bummed me out, but this week I got it in gear.

    Wrote and submitted: Several Sentences about Jekyll, Hyde, Stevenson and his Wife submitted to (Dead)White Writers anthology

    Acceptances: My poem from two weeks ago Leave her to Heaven was accepted to Leaves of Ink

    Rejections: bunches

    publication:both of these feature my low criminals Marhta and Emily

    http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-inherent-problem-with-crying-at-the-movies-by-david-macpherson/

    http://www.shotgunhoney.net/2013/05/a-red-bull-a-diet-coke-and-a-bag-of-pretzels-to-share-by-dave-macpherson.html


    hope you all are doing well

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    1. Congrats on a the crime shorts, and for having more productive week. End of school can be a real pinch point schedule-wise.... well done to be able to get back in gear!

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    2. I've got two weeks until summer, and most of my students have already checked out. I feel your pain. But congratuations on the acceptance and publications!

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    3. Congratulations of the pubs, David. I read your EDF piece and enjoyed it. That opening scene with the man crying at the movies will stay with me for a while. I'll get over to read your second story some time today.

      Best of luck this week. I hope you find some writing time!

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  3. I sold a W1S1 reprint story to a overseas market. And I had my W1S1 reprint poem, 'Trouble in Golem Town' published in Mirror Dance.

    I've been working those reprints.

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    1. Congrats, Deborah!

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    2. Awesome poem; you've got a gift, mos def.

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    3. Congrats on your sale and on your poem at Mirror Dance. It's a great read aloud--I shared it with my daughters, and they loved it, too.

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    4. Congrats, Deborah!

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  4. Finished a short, but did not submit. It just wasn't good enough. I don't need perfection, but the story didn't grab the reader and propel them through the pages. I'll go at it again and see what I can do.

    Two rejections this week, one of which came with a request to hold my story for consideration in a separate anthology. Makes me feel good, though I think I'd rather re-write and submit an improved version.

    Write on, everyone!

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    1. Keep on keepin' on, Dan. Cool that they liked your story enough to want to hold onto it.

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    2. Sounds like you're making progress, Dan. Best of luck with the rewrite on your short. I have a story like that--I keep writing it and scrapping it. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

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  5. No writing or subbing (LOTS of editing), but one publication to report: The Crystalline Eye (SF, $, 4000 words) now appears somewhere within the Dark Expanse online SF strategy game as discoverable content. Not that I've found it yet...

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    1. Yay, that's an awesome sale. :) I hope you manage to find it...someday.

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    2. Congrats, Simon. That's pretty cool.

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  6. Okay, so I missed last week completely (didn't even post here!). Moving is insanely time consuming. Hoping to be back at it next week. This past week I wrote one thing, submitted nothing, had one paid acceptance, and had one piece published.

    Bacon for Life is up at Cease, Cows now: http://ceasecows.com/2013/05/31/bacon-for-life/

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    1. "Research is art." Congratulations, Nathaniel!

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    2. I loved your bacon piece, Nathaniel--fun literary fiction. :) Keep it up.

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  7. Another 10K in Madame Antic's (the pitch + blurb are posted here as part of the WIP It blogfest), bringing the current word count to 55K. Moving out of novella territory…

    Was invited to sub a fantasy noir story to an anthology. The editor said space is limited, and the competition will be fierce. Gotta bring my A game!

    Published - from W1S1 2011: "The Coyote's Word" in the Big Bad Anthology ($) + "Stone for Brains" in The Fifth Di… $ + Immaterial Evidence $ (THANKS to all of you who helped with Friday's blast)

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. What a week for you! :) I'm so glad your hard work is paying off.

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    2. Awesome week, Milo! I'm reading Immaterial Evidence right now on my Kindle, and let me just say, I think I'm your #1 fan. :)

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    3. Congrats on your publications, Milo!

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  8. Hi Writers! :) I've had a great week. Lots of writing, lots of talking about writing, and lots of reading.

    Submitted: 1 flash fiction story: Emma's Growing Up
    Rejections: 1 poem with an encouraging note
    Acceptances: 1 140 flash story. Published two days later: http://www.onefortyfiction.com/archives/the-sandman

    Onward and upward. I'm looking forward to a busy and productive June. Happy Writing, everyone. ♥

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    1. Enjoyed your microfic and looking forward to your story @ EDF!

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    2. Ha! What a great micro. Nice one!

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  9. Wrote a new, yet to be titled, SF story of 2000 words. Not a very productive week, but then I've also read several HUNDRED stories in slush for UFO2. Now that the selection process is coming to a close, I should be able to write more stuff.

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    1. Yay! I can't wait to read your selections for UFO2. Should be fabulous. Best of luck with your writing this week. :)

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  10. I've missed the last couple of check in posts, but I'm still at it. A piece I started as a response to a flash fiction prompt has morphed into an accidental novel (43,000 words and counting). I never do this, but I'm having too much fun to stop. If it amounts to anything more than a good time remains to be seen.

    Otherwise, I've been submitting at least one piece per week, collecting rejections (some rather nice), and I started The Southeast Review's writer's regimen for June, which I hope will generate a lot of raw material for more short stories and flashes.

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    1. Yay, Charity is back!!! ♥ I wondered what happened to you. I knew you were keeping up because of your blog posts.

      The Southeast Review writer's regimen sounds great. If it weren't for mentoring at F2K this month, I would have given it a try. Here's to lots of raw material for lots more stories.

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  11. Written two stories and read one out for local radio. Hoping to get back on track.
    A pat on the back to all of you who have had acceptances.

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    1. Hi L :) How exciting to have the opportunity to read your story on air! Good for you. I think I would have been a nervous wreck. Good luck this week.

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  12. Wrote a new flash this week for the LH challenge, tweaked two other stories and sent them back out. So a good start!
    One reject (today), no accepts and no pubs.

    Impressed by all the productive and accomplished work we're hearing about! Yay!

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    1. Hi Lee! :) Sounds like you had a good week. What's the LH challenge?

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    2. Nice work, Lee! I'm loving LH so far. My first week flashing with you guys was so enjoyable. Can't wait to see what this week brings!

      Von - Check out the previous W1S1 post about "Liberty Hall." It went up it May and should answer all your questions. I signed up and I highly recommend it. Great motivation, great group of writers.

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  13. Let's see.

    WRITTEN: None
    SUBBED: Made (Strange Horizons)
    ACCEPTED/PUBLISHED: None

    Also received another full request for The Steampunk Novel. And New Lit Salon (who accepted a piece of Southern Gothic flash for a forthcoming anthology) also want to do a video interview with me. Which is cool and nervewracking all at the same time.

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    1. Nice work, A.G.! Best of luck with Strange Horizons and the video interview. Sounds like fun to me. :)

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  14. Congrats, everyone! Heading towards half the year and we're hangin' in there :)

    Written: Horror short, fantasy short, and an SF flash. Also added a total of 7k to my WIPs.

    Subbed: 3 total - 2 new, 1 resub

    Rejected: 1 personal, from Waylines.

    Accepted: 'Sweetie,' a horror short, by Drabblecast ($). Yay!

    Pubbed: 'Underneath All the Skeletons of Rats,' a horror flash, at Liquid Imagination. --Thanks to everyone who said nice things about how creepy it was :)

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    1. Woot, acceptance! I love Drabblecast. Look forward to hearing "Sweetie" soon, Michelle. You've had an excellent week it seems. :)

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    2. I really enjoyed your story in LI, Michelle. Congrats on the publication, and your acceptance.

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  15. Been a good week. I'm on the "monthly plan" for W1S1, but lately, it seems I'm writing more like a weekly participant. In addition to the complete flash I'm currently revising (thank you Liberty Hall for being awesome and motivational!) I've also tinkered with some old shorts and wrote 2k more on my novella. That's a huge week for me, especially while wedding planning.

    W: "The Woman on the Bench"
    S: None
    A/R: None

    Onward and upward, as they say.

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  16. Checking in. I haven't anything exciting to share by way of news, but I'm still on track for a successful W1S1 year so that's good :)

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  17. I haven't started my June story yet, but can't wait. Will be finishing up my novel and a short story collection this week, so next week, I plan on digging into writing and subbing my W1S1 stories. I've missed them so.

    Written: 0
    Subbed: 0
    Accepted: 0, which is discouraging, because one antho I was hoping to get into I think is pretty much a no go, for I'm a slush bunny once again.
    Published: Their Souls, Like Stones on Ice at Liquid Imagination ($)

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  18. Subbed a new story on Thursday. That puts me back on pace, with 5 new story submissions this year in 5 months.

    Making very good progress on my next story, which is already at 7000 words. It might top out at 10K, making it easily my longest work yet.

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  19. One week into June its been quite good. Went back to daily stories and that is working well.

    Had a flash story published in Every Day Fiction -
    http://www.everydayfiction.com/that-look-in-his-eyes-by-rohini-gupta/

    Both the story and the poem earlier this month were during W1S1 -
    http://www.everydaypoets.com/words-from-stars-by-rohini-gupta/

    Its great to see so many people so dedicated to this path.

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  20. Glad to see folks doing so well. I'm floundering a bit, but will keep kicking through it as best I can.

    W1: "Tasteless" (micro)
    S1: Oops. I'll have to sub extra this week.

    Accept: No
    Published: None

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  21. Finished edits to my novel and to this quarter's WotF submission. Got a form rejection from F&SF. Came up with a few ideas for this month's story but haven't started yet--on my plate for this week. Looking forward to it!

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  22. Still moving slow, but gathering speed again; late update this week.

    Wrote: 1 poem

    Submitted: 0

    Accepted: 0

    Published: “Among the Angelic Orders” in Mirror Dance; “Artemis Speaks to Aphrodite” in Ideomancer ($)

    Rejected: 0

    For the sidebar, my count should be at 18 now - thanks for the update!

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  23. Checking in late for May, but I wrote the chapter of a book I'm working on, and subbed a batch of poems. Onwards!

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