Sunday, July 7, 2013

Week #27 Check-In

Summer vacations. What a great time to curl up with a pen and notebook and write. Is summer being good to your writing?

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. Don't forget to post the link and 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. While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put peanut butter on a writer's toast.

Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them.

35 comments:

  1. Plenty of editing, revising, and resubbing this week, but no new word counts as of yet.

    Subbed: "Back for Blood," a Mercer tale, to an urban fantasy anthology; this is my W1S1 for July.

    Accepted: my W1S1 from Week #7 way back in 20ll, "Memory Lane" to Plasma Frequency Magazine. This one survived 16 rejections before finding a great place to call home.

    Published: "Sins of the Father," my W1S1 from Week #45 in 2011, in Bards & Sages Quarterly; you can read my story on Amazon if you click to look inside.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Congrats on both the pub and finding Memory Lane a home, Milo! A good example of perseverance paying off.

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  2. Wrote and submitted a flash story for the Shock Totem contest.

    Outlined and began writing a longer short story about nano-enhanced cyborg assassins.

    Otherwise a quiet week -- no acceptances or publications.

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  3. Happy Hot Summer you sweating writers from Torrid Baja Sur. Waiting for our first hurrican in some years. Should start to feel it later today.

    I can only report that I'm busy rewriting my Novel, again, and again.

    No subs or new work to report this week.

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  4. It's so hot, my wings melted. But not before I:

    W1: "The Leaning Man" (flash)

    S1: Three flashes to Counterexample; short story to Asimov's.

    Accept: "Compassion" (short story) by Pure Slush for it's 2014 book series

    Published: Nothing this week, but a nice review of Glass Animals was posted last week at The International Review of Books.

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  5. Only managed to write just over 2500 new words this week, as I'm at the tail-end of editing 2 new shorts.

    After that, it's back to the novel - hoping to do a few 5K days this month to catch up!

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    1. 2500 words is great, Mary! Editing does take a ton of time, but it sure is worth it when you send off those finished stories. :) Have a great week.

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  6. Been working on revisions to The Steampunk Novel, plus a new draft of "Thingbreaker".

    Rejections: 4 (3 for short stories, 1 for The Steampunk Novel)
    Acceptances: None this week
    Publications: "In the Cool of the Day" @ Abyss & Apex - http://www.abyssapexzine.com/2013/06/cooloftheday/

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    1. Forgot to note that "In the Cool of the Day" is a Paid ($) publication.

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    2. Congratulations on your publication! That's awesome. :) I love the title--can't wait to hop over and give it a read. Best of luck this week on both your writing and your revising. The Steampunk Novel will find a home--it's just waiting for the right one.

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  7. Hey all

    Job hunting and vacationing with family took up most of my last two weeks. Did write and submit one little thing and sent it to Pound of Flash. That was accepted. Since I got in touch last, four acceptances

    Acceptances:
    A History of Cole Porter in Worcester in Seven Items - Worcester Review
    Frottage in the Modern Age to Sinthology
    The Insurance of Professional Service to Linguistic Erosion
    How to be Calm to Pound of Flash

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    1. Wowser, David!!! Way to go. That's an impressive list. Best of luck on both the job hunting and the recovery from vacation. :) Wishing you a productive week.

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  8. Have a new dog in the house, but still getting some work done. Here are my stats for this week:

    W1: started new short; 1/2 way through new flash fiction

    S1: 1 short fiction, 8 poems

    Accepted: 0

    Published: 0

    Rejections: 6 poems, all personal

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    1. You got work done with a new dog in the house! That in itself is something to celebrate. I have a 9 month old puppy and a 4 month old puppy, and I swear they are way more work than my kids. :)

      Sounds like you had a very productive week!

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  9. Wrote a couple of flash stories for the December House thing and sent them off to the editor so I've written and subbed this month...

    One acceptance to report: a haiku to Scifaikuest. Also had a re-rewrite request on another poem so hopeful there.

    A couple of things were published: Threads at Bards and Sages (sharing a TOC with Milo and Jeff) and A Box of Photographs by Fabula Argentea. Interestingly, I thought this was a realist story about struggling with Alzheimers but it seems from the comments the story can be interpreted in very different ways. Love it when that happens...

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    1. "A Box of Photographs" is an incredibly touching piece. I loved the tiny details like Mable Gable. I really sympathized with your character--it was tough seeing him so alone. The subject matter is quite different from what I'm used to seeing from you, but the smooth pacing and excellent writing are definitely the same. :) Really nice.

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  10. Nice weather usually encourages me outside instead of staying in front of the computer, but I have been writing and subbing. Not quite back on track but catching up.

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  11. Oh forgot to say, I have a story up here - http://cafelitcreativecafe.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/how-to-tell-its-midsummer.html

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    1. Patsy, I really liked your story. Nice sharp images merge with the feeling of melancholy--nice contrast. Have a great writing week. :)

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  12. Wrote a 3.5k horror this week, sent out 2 resubs and 2 new ones. Had 10 bounced: 6 form, 3 personal and 1 final round.

    No acceptances, but an SF short was passed to the 2nd round at Andromeda Spaceways.

    1 new pub: my demonic tarantula story Sweetie at Drabblecast.

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    1. That's a heck of a lot of work for one week. Nice! And BTW, just seeing the title Sweetie now gives me shivers--thanks so much for that. ;)

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  13. Wrote a story, submitted a story, and received one rejection. My W1/S1 week pretty much came out even. Plus, I played around with an idea for a longer short (gosh, I hope it's a short and not another accidental novel--I'm still tired from the last one).

    Happy writing, all!

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    1. LOL! You and your accidental novels. :) Maybe you're just so busy, your novels know they need to sneak up on you. Best of luck with your writing (and your accidents) this week.

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  14. It's been a busy week here. I've been editing my novel and added about 2,500 words.

    Acceptances: I have one I can't announce yet.

    Published: "July Dawn, Phoenix" at Every Day Poets.

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    1. Beth, I loved your poem July Dawn, Phoenix. Really nice writing on that. The first stanza was so intriguing and the second so satisfying. Have a great week. :)

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  15. Good week for writing, not a great one for submissions. No real reason for it, I just lost track of time; when I went back today to see what I'd sent out, I realized that it was nothing.

    Only 1 response on my outstanding subs: a nicely worded rejection saying that I'd gotten past the first readers, but didn't make the final cut. I'm taking that to mean that I'm halfway there, so I'm excited to get back to sending stuff out there this week!

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    1. Halfway there sounds good to me. :) Congrats on getting past those first readers--that's not easy.

      Wishing you lots of writing and submitting in the coming week. :)

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  16. Hi everyone! Sorry for the radio silence. Congratulations to everyone who has been doing such a great job getting their words out there and, most importantly, actually writing your words down. I had to take a brief hiatus (shame :( because my day job got a bit overwhelming and I wasn't writing or submitting much, one of those "no news is really frustrating and disheartening" situations. I'm going to try my best to get back into a regular writing routine this month.

    I have received several rejections this year but a few weeks ago got my first few acceptances! My prose poem titled "Not an Epistle" that I wrote sometime last year and have been revising steadily has finally found a home at Pink Litter. But the most exciting part for me was last week I won the Nostrovia! Poetry Monthly Poetry Contest for June! There’s nothing like winning a contest to boost morale and get back in the game.

    Here are the links to my poems; Pink Litter is an adult themed magazine so if you are at work, you may want to wait until you get home to read it.

    http://www.nostroviatowriting.com/monthly-poem-contest.html

    http://pinklitter.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/not-an-epistle-prose-poem-by-jessica-otto/

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    1. Congratulations, Jessica!

      Very good poems. Intense with a smidge of droll.

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  17. Hi Writers! Great writing week for me. I wrote a short story, dozens of haiku, a few regular poems, and worked on my Purgatory novella. I created a set of linked haiku that I'm kind of excited about. I have two weeks left mentoring at F2K, and I just started co-teaching a Research class--will be a busy month.

    Submissions: 1 short story and 2 poems

    Rejections: 2 poems and 1 short story. This is the 4th rejection on the short story so I think I need to rework it. Thankfully, the last rejection included the comment "needs more tension." That helps.

    Acceptances: None, but I did get resubmit requests for TWO of my poems over at Every Day Fiction. :) :) :) I pretty much walked on the clouds for the rest of the week. I can't imagine what it will feel like when I finally get one published. (BTW, "tweaking" poetry is much harder than editing prose. Poems break so easily.)

    Publications: none.

    Have a great writing and submitting week. Thanks for listening to my ramble. :)

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    1. Way to go, Von. A fourth rejection could mean the story needs some work or that it simply hasn't found the right editor yet. Certainly worth a pass with increased tension in mind, as long as that doesn't keep you from sending the critter out again soon. (Been there) Looking forward to reading your poetry at Every Day.

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    2. Congrats on the re-writes, Von! Best of luck, and be sure to let us know how they turn out.

      I'd also echo Stephen's comment above: worth a review of the story, but 4 rejections may just mean that it hasn't found the right home yet.

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  18. This week. Wow.

    So, I have been up to my eyeballs reading submissions for Metastasis (an anthology I'm editing) which meant I didn't write or sub a single thing of my own. I did, however, have a poem published at EDP which makes me happy --> http://www.everydaypoets.com/my-whole-world-by-rhonda-parrish/

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  19. Been away and only managed to scribble some notes and ideas, but had one acceptance to be posted tomorrow on CafeLit entitled 'The Pole'.

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  20. I am having lots of trouble getting in. Last two weeks did not get in at all. Its not giving me the name/url options and gives me an error message with my wordpress address.

    Have not been able to get in even to comment, but I am writing and submitting as usual.

    I do hope this one finally uploads.

    Rohini Gupta

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