Sunday, July 14, 2013

Week #28 Check-In

Another week behind us. How goes 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.

52 comments:

  1. Procrastination is the name of my game, writing poetry and sharing on several LinkedIn poetry group. Escape for a while from rewriting my novel. Can't stop thinking about it though.

    Absolutly no submissions or acceptances to report this week.

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    1. Always good to take a break every now and then.

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    2. Hi John :) Nothing wrong with a little procrastination once in a while. I'm intrigued by the LinkedIn poetry group you mentioned. I didn't realize there were writing groups over there. Congratulations on your poetry writing and posting. Happy Writing this week.

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  2. Working on a longer short story this week which I hope to finish by the end of next week.

    Sold ($) "Worldbuilding" to Daily Science Fiction. I wrote Worldbuilding a couple of months ago and it is the 5th story of the ones I wrote in 2013 to have sold.

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    1. Yay, good for you Alex. I can't wait to read "Worldbuilding." :)

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  3. Nothing exciting to report. I think lots of editors are at Readercon.

    Congratulations, Alex.

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    1. It's been quiet on my western front as well.

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    2. Hi Deborah! I hope you're finding some relief from the heat. Each time I chat with my British pals, they're all miserable from the heat. Happy Writing!

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  4. Written: "Future Tense / Present Perfect" -- next month's W1S1 after I let it simmer.

    Accepted: "Night Stalking" to Every Day Fiction -- my week #1 story from 2012 that survived 10 rejections.

    Focusing on novella revisions this week.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Awesome title for your newest short story. Very intriguing.

      Congratulations on your sale to Every Day Fiction! Lucky number 11. Gives me hope for some of mine.

      Happy Re-visioning!

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    2. Awesome, Milo! Looking forward to seeing your story appear in EDF.

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  5. Just managed a blog post; too much holidaying which will extend for another 3 weeks! Will have my notebook and pen though. It's like the French poem La Cigale et la fourmi. The cricket sang all summer while the ant diligently stocked up on food for the winter..... and we know the moral of that story.

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    1. Hi L! At least you managed a blog post--mine is hopelessly dusty right about now. Gotta love the handy dandy notebook and pen.

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  6. Working on revisions to The Steampunk Novel. Participated in #PitchMAS and got three requests to see more.

    (re)Subbed: 1 to F&SF
    Rejections/Acceptances/Publications: None this week

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    1. Hi A.G. Congratulations on those three requests! That sounds very encouraging! Best of luck this week. :)

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  7. I wrote a new story (3,500 words) this week and will revise it over the next few days. It'll be my one story for the month, I think. Otherwise, I've been working on novel edits, and reading for research purposes and Hugo nominations.

    Written: 3,500-word story

    Accepted: a poem (can't disclose market yet) and a story to Every Day Fiction ($)

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    1. Congratulations on your sale to EDF. Looks like at least two W1S1 folks will be featured there in the coming months. Very cool. Happy Writing.

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  8. Three rejections this week. I cleaned up and submitted one elsewhere, the other two I'll be reviewing and deciding whether to rewrite or resubmit them.

    Not much new writing going on, due to lots of travel.

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    1. Hi Dan. Bummer on the rejections, but onward and upward. They'll find a home.

      Travel wears me out. Feels like it should inspire more writing, but in fact, it inspires less in me. I'm only now writing about trips I took 20 years ago. :)

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  9. Bad writing week this week. A mixture of final edits on 2 shorts where I am cutting more than I add and Summer Brain. This week won't be much better, as I'm on vacation for my birthday and will be out of town/at the beach/taking a break. This doesn't bode well for #W1S1 or my Million Word Challenge, but I should have 2 new shorts done in the next 2 weeks, so...there's that.

    1 Rejection this past week - will look over the story to see if I can improve it before sending it out again.

    No new subs/acceptances/publications.

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    1. It's been a super busy month for me too, so hopefully August will slow down for us. Good luck on your edits.

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    2. Hi Mary! Happy Birthday! I'm intrigued by your Million Word Challenge. I don't think I've heard of that before.

      Don't be too hard on yourself. A Birthday vacation sounds pretty special. Hopefully, you'll return home rested, motivated, and full of ideas. :)

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  10. Finished a 9.6k comic SF story, subbed one new story and sent 6 resubs. 2 form rejections (it is quiet, isn't it!) and no acceptances - although I did get a pass to the 2nd round at Shimmer, so yay for that :)

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    1. Best of luck, Michelle.

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    2. Congrats on your 2nd round pass at Shimmer--that's very special. Fingers and toes crossed for you. :)

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  11. Three acceptances this week: two flashes for the December House Flash Fiction Fest thing, and a poem bought by Every Day Fiction.

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    1. Congrats, Simon.

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    2. HOORAY!!! That's awesome news. I can't wait to read all of your new stuff. Every Day Poets just bought one of my poems--maybe we'll both be in the lineup for next month. :)

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  12. I wrote one, I subbed one, and that was it. No acceptances, but then, no rejections either. Very quiet week. Since it was a busy week otherwise, I'll take it. Happy writing, all!

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    1. Hi Charity! No rejections means possible acceptances in the future. :) I hope this week is less busy for you. Happy Writing!

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  13. I had a fairly decent week.

    Wrote: one short story for a contest, "Distorted Worlds," and am working on novella edits now.
    Subbed: two pieces
    Accepted: my poem, "A Deft Hand Dormant" at Every Day Poets ($), my 2013 wk# 4
    Rejected: 0
    Published: 0

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    1. Hooray!!! Congratulations on your poem! And what an awesome title. Another W1S1 over at EDP coming up soon. Wow.

      Have a wonderful writing and submitting week!

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  14. Hi Writers. A nasty virus took over my house this week, invading each of my kids before finally pummeling me. Wicked mean virus, too. I'm still sick.

    I wrote a bunch of poems (about sickness and death) and wrote a very short story (about death).

    I submitted one poem and promptly received a rejection for it. :)

    In extremely excellent, I almost forgot I was sick news, Every Day Poets ($) bought my poem "Men are from Saturn." My VERY FIRST poetry sale ever. I'm so happy. :) Couldn't have done it without you guys--THANK YOU!

    Have a great week, everyone! Happy Writing.

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    1. Excellent news about the poetry sale, Von -- and at least your virus seems to have been an inspiring one :)

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    2. Congrats, Von! That must take the edge off being sick.

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    3. Yay, Von! The first of many, I suspect. Hard work and dedication pays off.

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  15. Let's see... wrote a weird literary flash piece.

    Sold "Detergent"--a sci-fi black comedy flash--to Bete Noire($). Won't be published till April 2014, tho.

    Oddly quiet on the rejection front, which makes me think there's an rejectalanche coming.

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    1. Congratulations on the acceptance. Weird literary is fun to read. Remind us when it appears.

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    2. I've had those "rejectalanches" before. Not fun. (Excellent name for it, BTW.)

      Congratulations on "Detergent." The title alone makes me want to read it. :)

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  16. My week was solid.

    W1: "The Naked Truth" (flash)

    S1: flash to Cease, Cows; flash and short story to Literary Orphans.

    Accept: "Fishing" by Of Sun and Sand Antho from Kind of a Hurricane Press. Rewrite request from Beneath Ceaseless Skies.

    Published: Nothing this week.

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    1. Oops, I meant to mention that Milo kindly interviewed me at his In Media Res blog. If you haven't subscribed to his blog, you really should. http://www.milojamesfowler.com/

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    2. Hi Stephen! Congratulations on your acceptance, and on your reprint request! That's great news.

      I loved your interview over at Milo's blog--very down to earth. I especially liked your response to Milo's question about where your characters from "Glass Animals" came from. My favorite part was this: "I am no longer afraid, and I want to share that non-fear with others. We humans are amazing and diverse and worth rooting for, even when we cannot make sense of ourselves or our world." YES! :)

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    3. Thanks so much, Von. Milo's blog is absolutely wonderful.

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  17. hey all

    with a friend, I wrote and subbed a piece

    write and sub:: Death Scene to Fiction 365

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    1. Hi David :) I have never done any co-fiction writing. What a fabulous idea. I think I might give that a try. Best of luck on your submission.

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  18. Posting this very late, but week #28 is when I got notification of my Writers of the Future win. "The Clouds in Her Eyes" took 2nd place for the 2nd quarter and wins me a trip to Hollywood for the week long workshop and the awards event as well as publication in V30. :)

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    1. That's incredible, Liz. Congratulations!

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