Sunday, June 9, 2013

Week #23 Check-In

Writing is a never-ending adventure. What interesting turns did yours undertake this week?

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.

52 comments:

  1. I polished up last week's story "Icarus Falls" and sent it out on submission.

    Also I sold a 2012 W1S1 story "The Sgovari Stratagem" to Interstellar Fiction. It will appear in the August issue.

    Also, I released two more of my reprint short stories as e-book singles. Check out the super-awesome cover art! (It's posted on my blog at alexshvartsman.com)

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    1. Congrats, Alex, on the sale! Love that cover art - the lighting and perspective are great. Who's the artist?

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    2. Way to go, Alex! And isn't self-pubbing reprints a load of fun?

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    3. I definitely enjoy making the ebooks. It's a ton of work, but also a great way to snag a few extra bucks after the rights have reverted :)

      The artist is Dixon Leavitt. Same guy who did the cover for UFO1. He's insanely talented.

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    4. What a wonderful week you had, Alex!!! Congratulations on all your hard work and your accomplishments. It looks like your artist really "gets" your writing--the art is fabulous, just like your writing.

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  2. Posted late last week, so putting some info up again. Redundancy ahead. :)

    Wrote: 1 poem; edited and added to a flash fiction; edited 3 poems

    Subbed: 5 poems

    Accepted: 0

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

    Rejected: 1 flash fiction, final round at Flash Fiction Online, got some great personal feedback; 1 form from Poetry Magazine

    My count’s off on the side – should be at 18 for the year. Thanks for the update!

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    1. Excellent work -- keep it up. Alex will update your count for the year, never fear.

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    2. Wow, great week for you. And 18 for the year is an AWESOME total! Keep up the great work. :)

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  3. Absolutely no short fiction writing or subbing done this week here, but congrats to all those who have done. Write on!

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    1. Keep us updated on ENGN -- looking forward to reading my ARC this month.

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    2. OK, since you ask about Engn, the exciting news is that Chapter 1 is now available as a free read on Wattpad. The first six chapters will be released this way, leading up to the novel's full release on July 15th.

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    3. And in case that didn't make sense in my caveman words, allow me to elaborate: I would very much enjoy reading ENGN right now, please. :)

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    4. Yay!! Based on the description, the cover, and your previous work, I can't wait to read that first chapter. And then the next, and the next, and the next... :)

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  4. No short fiction this week either, but added almost 12K to the new novel in the first week working on it.

    Behind by 3 story subs so I'm going to try to knock out 2 new ones this month.

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    1. Keep on keepin' on, Mary.

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    2. Congratulations on your 12K, Mary. That is a wonderful word count for the week. Keep it up. :)

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  5. Rewriting my novel totally, back to my original premisee.

    Dig It! The Crossroads 3rd. Annual Sand Castle Day my Feature in the Baja Citizen has been accepted and published. www.bajacitizen.com ($)

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    1. Oh gosh, John, rewriting your entire book sounds hard, but kind of exciting, too. Wishing you a speedy rewrite.

      Awesome news about your feature. :)

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  6. Revising the SF Western Novella so I can try and get it out on submission soon but only about 500 words written this week. >_<

    Submissions/Rejections/Acceptances/Published: NONE

    But I did get another full request for The Steampunk Novel. :)

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    1. Full requests are most awesome indeed.

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    2. Sounds like the Steampunk Novel is getting tons of interest. Congrats!

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    3. Wow, great news about your Steampunk novel! Keeping my fingers crossed for you. :)

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  7. Written this week: 1K (I know, pathetico!)

    Published: Issue 40 of Scifaikuest includes 20 of my poems ($)

    Averaged 2 sales per day of Immaterial Evidence since its release last week -- not too shabby.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Not so pathetico there, Milo. Congrats on the pub and sales!

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    2. That is NOT a pathetic number! The school year is winding down, lots of summer writing is in store for you. :)

      I'm blown away by the idea of your 20 poems. That's like the entire magazine. :) The MiloZine.

      Congrats on your sale numbers. I finished the book last night--can't wait to read the sequel. :) There is a next one, right? Charlie is great. I'll definitely leave you a review, but I probably won't manage it before the weekend.

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  8. I'm really pleased with the Southeast Writer's Regimen so far. Wrote a short story and two flashes thanks to the prompts. I also added about 3,000 words on my accidental novel.

    I did get two rejections, but since one story made it past the first round at Drabblecast, I figure it comes out even--more or less.

    Happy writing, everyone!

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    1. Drabblecast is a tough market. I've gotten my share of rejections from them, too, so grats on making past the first round! And, grats on all your writing productivity. Nice work!

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    2. Charity, that sounds like a great week to me. Your "accidental novel" makes me smile each time I read about it. Best of luck with your prompts and your writing this week.

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  9. Well done to all those who've achieved their goals.

    I've not posted here for a while because 'stuff' has prevented me writing for a while. I'm back on it now though.

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    1. Hi Patsy! Welcome back! It's hard when "stuff" (AKA Life) gets in the way of writing. But it's always nice when you finally get to return to what you love doing. Best of luck with your writing and submitting this week. :)

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  10. Thank you guys ! This encourages me to write again!

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    1. Awesome to hear, Munir! I

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    2. Yay, Munir!!! When I'm having a rough writing week I run over here and read the comments and the published works sidebar. That's all it takes to remind me, "hey, I can do this." And you can do it, too! Best of luck with your writing this week. :)

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  11. Wrote one story this week, had one rejection, submitted nothing. I'm getting all settled into the new home. Next week I hope to come back strong. I did get a new episode of Cold Reads up today. Next week I want to write at least one new story, create and post a new chapter of Misty Me and Me, and put the finishing touches on my recently contracted short story collection (Nagging Wives, Foolish Husbands is due out later this year!)

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  12. Accomplished a lot this week: wrote two stories and entered my first flash competition over at Liberty Hall, which was really fun. I also polished up a couple of older stories and I'm much happier about their structure now.

    Considering all that, I was somewhat shocked to find that I hadn't submitted anything this week. I had a number of things ready to at resubmit-- I guess I just never actually put them out the door. But in all honesty I feel so good about everything else I got done that I'm okay with that.

    Plus, it means that my report for next week should be all the more impressive. :)

    Keep at those keyboards, everyone!

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    1. Hi Dan! I hope you find Liberty Hall as productive as I have these past few weeks. Congratulations on your writing success, and don't worry about the resubmits, there's always next week. :)

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  13. Two rejections this week
    Subbed one to Escape Pod
    One reprint podcasted ($) at Toasted Cake (today!) This was a W1S1 2011 originally published at Daily Science Fiction.
    And...wrote one flash at LH and worked on the story I've been revising for a month, really struggling with this one for some reason, but am still plugging away at it.

    Bravo to everyone for all the work!

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    1. Congrats, Lee! Going to listen to some Toasted Cake now... :)

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  14. Congrats, everyone!

    Written: SF short and a fantasy flash, plus 10.5k on the WIPs

    Subbed: 7 total - 3 resubs, 2 reprints and 2 new

    Rejected: 7 total - 6 form, 1 personal

    Accepted: SF flash sold to SQ Magazine ($). Woot! Plus another SF flash passed to the second round at Goldfish Grimm.

    Published: Crime/horror short, Getting Shot in the Face Still Stings at Black Treacle

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  15. Written two blog posts and two pieces for public presentation and not submissions. A paltry output compared to some of your guys who are to be congratulated on your endeavours and successes.

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  16. Ugh. I had a brain fart which meant I didn't actually get anything new written for Week #23. That makes me sad because I'd had a perfect streak before that. *sighs* I guess I'll just have to write two things this week to make up for it, right? ;)

    I did sub a poem in Week #23, and I made a sale. One of my poems was accepted to The Germ which is a new market for me. So I guess it wasn't all bad.

    Still... stupid brain farts.

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  17. Monthly plan here, checking in weekly for some strange reason...

    Wrote: 1 flash + 3k novella project + 1k on old short revision

    Subbed: Nada

    Other: Nada. One short still pending with Crossed Genres (45 days out), which I'm taking as a good sign, but not TOO good of sign as to get my hopes way up and then crush them like grapes into wine. Mmm, wine...

    Happy writing all!

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  18. I'm here, I'm here!! :) Last week was so crazy; I'm still chasing my own shadow.

    I'm mentoring an online class of writers which takes up a large amount of my time. It's so much fun. I can't bring myself to leave the classroom some days, too much great conversation and great writing.

    I did manage to write, usually at 2:00 AM, but good stuff--probably because I'm too exhausted by that time to analyze as I write. :) I'm working on a weird Novella, my very first long piece that I think I'll actually finish.

    I wrote a poem or two every day.
    I wrote one short story and outlined a second.
    I submitted one flash story, Kissing Frankie Kawalski. It will be a hard sell.
    I received three rejections, including one I was pretty bummed about. But, onward and upward. :)
    Oh, and I did a bunch of editing for a writer friend. I LOVE editing.

    No publications, not even on my blog which I neglected all week. :)

    Happy Writing! ♥

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    1. Very cool update, Von. I love your enthusiasm for the craft. And, yes, editing is so very cool. And good for us, too :-) "Finish your editing!" my Mom used to say at the table. Or maybe that was lima beans.

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  19. Kind of a slow week. A couple of rejections, started a story but then decided it need more time in the ole noggin' before going further.

    My story "By that Stars You Will Know Her"($) came out in issue 6 of Plasma Frequency. Very cool to see these guys sticking around.
    http://plasmafrequencymag.com/CurrentI.html

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  20. Made no submissions this week, focused instead on writing. Wrote daily stories - some may even be usable.

    Still on the path.

    Congrats to everyone - so wonderful to see how many people are sticking to it.

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  21. Slowly pulling things together again.

    W1: "Before You Enter the Garden" (flash)
    S1: flash to The View From Here

    Accept: Not this week
    Published: "We Dissolve", "And This, Our Life", "Pink Percy" appeared in Gone Lawn 11.

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  22. Crazy week editing! No time for writing anything new.
    Quick question: how do you manage to have so many blogs?
    That's quite a feat!

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    1. Claudia, that is such a great question. I love to read blogs, but I swear keeping up with one is beyond me. :) I hope your writing week is a good one. (Of course I'm so late replying, the week is almost over.)

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