Sunday, June 16, 2013

Week #24 Check-In

Happy Father's Day from the Write1Sub1 team!

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.

44 comments:

  1. No new story for me this week, but the one I'm working on is poised to break 10,000 words soon (possibly even today!) and is already the longest thing I've ever written. I expect to finish the first draft this week and do a fair amount of polishing.

    A rejectolanche has hit me in the last few days. I've been getting 2 a day without fail for most of the week. 1 so far today, but the day is young!

    On the bright side, my flash SF story True Love is now live at the Daily SF web site:

    http://dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/time-travel/alex-shvartsman/true-love_2

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    1. Mighty fine work, Alex. I received 5 rejections this week, so I can feel your pain. Just remember: every R is a permission slip to send your stories where they really belong.

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    2. Nicely done at DSF, Alex. That ending brought it home.

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    3. Oh, I enjoyed that! Well done!

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    4. True Love was a sweet story. I loved the structure.

      Best of luck on your 10,000 word story. That's exciting. Before you now it, you'll be writing a novella. ;)

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  2. Also, for the upcoming Wednesday post, I would like to publish a round-up of some great SF/F stories about father's love. I shared my own on my blog and asked the readers to suggest others in the comments, so if you know of some (or have written some), please post there?

    http://alexshvartsman.com/2013/06/16/fathers-day-fiction/

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    1. This one might work: "Soulless in His Sight" @ Shimmer

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    2. Awesome idea, Alex. :) I loved the piece you did about your father a while back--it was really special.

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  3. Recieved a bright acceptance spark in a dark, drab week.

    Literary Juice accepted my 25 word Pulp Fiction piece, giving me a needed ego boost. To quote the editor: "Thank you for sending us "OY!". We love it and would like to publish it in the next issue of Literary Juice.

    www.literaryjuice.com

    Wishing you should be so fortunate on my Father's Day.

    John

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    1. Way to go, John! We need those boosts.

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    2. Aww, that is so awesome, John!!! Congratulations on your acceptance. And I hope the coming week is far from dark and drab.

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    3. Thank you Milo and Von for your support. I'm working hard to get a couple of uppers in the coming week.

      Muchas gracias,

      John

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  4. Last week of school was BUSY, but I hope to get more writing done this summer.

    Written: 2K, bringing Madame Antic's Hotel Grotesque up to 58K

    Subbed: 4 re-subs

    Accepted/Published: 1 haiku @ Trapeze

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Nice work on your novel. That title gets me every time.

      Loved the Haiku. You have such a light touch with those--you make it seem effortless.

      Have an awesome summer vacation.

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  5. Off to a BBQ today (Happy D-Day to all you dads out there :-)

    W1: "On the Way to Wyoming" (flash)

    S1: flash to Apocrypha and Abstractions

    Accept: "She Thinks of the Moon" by Bluestem

    Published: None this week.

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    1. Stephen, I loved your collection of three short stories you posted last week. Really fine writing. Sobering and beautiful at the same time.

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    2. Thanks, Von. I appreciate your taking time to read them.

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  6. I finished up my accidental novel this week, which I'd never have written if not for Write 1/Sub 1--it all started as a response to a flash fiction call for submissions prompt. 54,000 words later ...

    Otherwise, I submitted two stories and received two rejections. But since it's not every week you finish a novel, I'm not complaining.

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    1. Woo, nice one! 54k is one hell of an accidental achievement :) Well done, Charity!

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    2. Charity, that is so freakin' awesome!!! I'm so happy for you. Happy Dance! ♥

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  7. Written and submitted a travel article. Nothing else to report.
    A pat on the back to all of you for your writing, submissions and acceptances

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    1. Yay, L! I hope your travel article is accepted. I love to read those.

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  8. Well done, everyone!

    Written: 2 SF shorts

    Subbed: 5 (1 new, 3 resubs, 1 reprint)

    Rejected: 3 (2 form, 1 2nd-round)

    Accepted: A sale I'm absolutely thrilled about: 'Congratulations on Your Apotheosis,' a fantasy short, to the UFO2 anthology. Woot!

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    1. Sounds like a great week for you.

      Congratulations on the UFO2 anthology!!! That book will ROCK--an awesome lineup so far!

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    2. The title alone has me salivating, Michelle.

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  9. Wrote 2 stories, a blog post, and the newest chapter of my serial novel Misty Me and Me. Submitted to four places. One acceptance, no rejections. Nothing new went up this week other than the new Misty Me and Me chapter.

    Overall, a pretty good week. Better than it's been lately.

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    1. Sounds like a great Week, Nathaniel. Congratulations on your acceptance and on your latest chapter of Misty Me and Me.

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  10. I'm back! I was on vacation the past two weeks. I managed to write a flash fic while on cruise, and am editing that this weekend. No poem for the month yet.

    I've also been crushed in a rejecto-lanche. I need to work at getting some stories and poems out again this week.

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    1. Welcome back, Beth. :) Congratulations on your cruise flash.

      Lots of rejections going around--something in the air, I guess.

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  11. Way to go, everyone!

    I subbed 1 out, and got one rejection.

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    1. Hi Dan! Best of luck with your sub. Have a great week.

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  12. Only thing to report this week was my story Malware being printed in Perihelion. The rest has been boring old rejections and novel work. Congrats to everyone on their acceptances.

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    1. Hey Simon, you Sage you.:) Loved the triple play interview that you did with Milo and Jeff.

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  13. This week, more revising on the SF Western and the Sword & Sorcery novella. Got a second-round bump at Daily Science Fiction and another full request on The Steampunk Novel.

    Subbed/Accepted/Rejected: NONE

    PUBLISHED: "Caught" ($) in Stupefying Stories Showcase - Issue #1: http://rampantloonmedia.com/showcase/0130614/0130614-04.html

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    1. Congratulations, A.G.--sounds like you had a great week. :) Your Caught story was excellent. Very satisfying when I caught on.

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  14. W1: 1 poem

    S2: 0

    Accepted: 0

    Published: 0

    Rejected: 5 poems

    1st week of summer coming up, so hoping to crank into writing gear. About to send out a round of resubs, 4 of the 5 poems that came back this week.

    Happy writing all, and congrats to all the acceptances!

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    1. Hi Tree Magpies! Best of luck with your poem submissions this week. Wishing you lots of summer writing time (and lots of acceptances).

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  15. Hi Writers!! Lots of writing for me. I'm making real progress on my Purgatory novella. (Insert annoying girl squeal here.) I've found lots of images to pin that are really feeding my imagination and making the writing so much easier. I highly recommend creating story boards at Pinterest.

    W: 2 flash pieces, 4 poems
    S: 1 flash and 1 poem
    RES: 1 short story
    R: 5
    P: 1 flash story http://www.everydayfiction.com/his-first-wife-by-von-rupert/

    Thanks for all the wonderful support! You guys are so awesome. ♥

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    1. Congratulations, Von. A very worthy story at EDF. I also find images to be quite inspiring.

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  16. Love Pinterest. Great idea to use it for storyboards!
    Good week here, finally finally finished revising a story that has been a very thorny one to wrestle with.
    No subs, no new story, no rejects, no pubs.
    But still in the running with monthly goals.
    Bravo to everyone for such great reports!

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  17. I had a good week. I wrote a bunch of stuff, I subbed even more stuff and I got to announce that I've a W1S1 story which will be included in Tesseracts 17. #winning

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  18. Quite a good week on the whole. Wrote several stories and one poem and one article accepted.

    One rejection. Back to work.

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  19. with school almost over, I can get back to my consistent schedule. I wrote and submitted a poem.

    Wrote and Submitted: Andy Warhol's Tribble (Every Day Poets)

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  20. Someday? Someday I will actually check in on a Saturday. Someday...

    I had a good week. I had a couple poems (New Arrival, Mary Lee and Patchwork Quilt) accepted for publication and a flash piece, Gopher Season published (http://www.fiction365.com/2013/06/gopher-season/). I also wrote and submitted a lot of stuff. Some of it has started being rejected already lol but that will just give me things to sub this week ;)

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