Sunday, July 21, 2013

Week #29 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.

45 comments:

  1. Pretty good week with 3 acceptances to report: An SF short story sale to Dark Expanse ("The Last Flight of the Carrion Crow"); an SF flash sale to Stupefying Stories ("Panopticon") and another flash accepted for the December House Flash Fiction Fest.

    Nothing new published - unless I'm allowed to mention my novel Engn which was published on Monday...

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    1. Nice! Your book blog tour seems to be going well.

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    2. That's fabulous, congratulations Simon

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    3. Congratulations, Simon! Three acceptances--WOW! Can't wait to read them. :)

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    4. So cool, Simon. Congratulations.

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  2. Congratulations on the novel, Simon! Oh, and on all the short story acceptances, too. :)

    I sold ($) reprint rights to "You Bet" to Cast of Wonders yesterday.

    Wrote a new humorous SF story and put more words onto the nano assassin story.

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    1. Congratulations on your reprint sale, Alex! I love hearing about all your reprint sales--gives me hope. :)

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  3. One of my stories from last year is being held for consideration by NewMyths; other than that, things have been quiet.

    An agent asked to see the first 50 pages of Westward, Tally Ho! after seeing the synopsis and first 10 pages, so here's hoping she makes a full request next.

    Over halfway through revisions of Yakuza Territory, sequel to Immaterial Evidence.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Congrats on the partial request. Fingers crossed it leads to bigger and better things. :)

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    2. Wow, that sounds like excellent agent news! My fingers are crossed for you. :)

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  4. It's been a good week here. I'm doing another round of revisions on my latest novel before I have to set it aside for a while, and I sent out the 4k story I wrote last week.

    Acceptances: THE BIG ONE. I have a two book deal with HarperCollins Voyager. The first book in the steampunk set is THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER and will be out late in 2014.

    Submitted: short story for the month

    I expect my editorial letter coming up in August. Depending on when it hits and what it wants, I might need to set aside my W1S1 for a month or two. But I think I can live with that.

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    1. WOW, Beth -- that is freakin' awesome!

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    2. Beth, that's fantastic! Congratulations on your book deal!

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    3. Wow, fantastic news! Congrats!

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    4. That's so fantastic! Congrats!

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    5. Just whoooooooo! Beth. Whoooo-hooooo!

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    6. Oh Beth, that is such tremendous news!!! I'm so happy for you. You're on your way. :) :) :) You ROCK.

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    7. Wonderful news, Beth. It's great to see dedication and hard work pay off. I look forward to reading these.

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  5. Best wishes to all you successful writers this week.

    I have nothing new to crow about and am simply working on the 7th. rewrite of my Novel. Should be ready for review by my editorial service for review by the end of August.

    Maybe something I submitted way back then wil be accepted for pubication.

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    1. Keep on keepin' on, John.

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    2. Hi John! I think the summer is kind of slow for acceptances. I'll bet the 7th time will be the charm for your novel. :) Have a great week writing.

      P.S. I hope your wife is feeling better.

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  6. Another quiet week. I wrote a story, submitted a different one. No rejections, but I did learn one of my YA short stories is short listed for a pro-paying market. Since there aren't many of those for YA, I'm pleased.

    I also wrote my daughter's annual camp story about the space alien who lives in her bedroom while she's away for the week. Xelenia: Alien Spy Girl was a hit.

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    1. I remember you mentioning your Xelenia story last year. :) That's such an awesome tradition; your daughter will definitely treasure it. I still have the letters my mom and dad sent me when I went to sleep away camp as a kid.

      Have a great week. Best of luck with your YA short story.

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  7. Going to the monthly schedule, as I want to tackle some some longer stories - worked on SF and Horror projects this week. Got 9 bounced back this week (it's certainly picked up!) and sent them all out again, plus a new SF short.

    No acceptances, but I did have a humorous SF short passed to the final round at Andromeda Spaceways.

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    1. We'll miss you on the weekly, but wishing you the best on your longer stories. Maybe a novella is in your future? :)

      Best of luck on your humorous SF short at Andromeda.

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  8. Wrote some new words this week, but all on longer projects so nothing's finished.

    A very disappointing rejection on the full of The Steampunk Novel, but I'm moving on.

    Subbed/Accepted/Published: None this week

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    1. Bummer on the rejection. :( Your book will find its forever home--just needs more time.

      I hope this week is a better one for you! Happy writing and submitting. (((Hugs)))

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  9. On track to make monthly goals - wrote and subbed one today. Still waiting on some long-held stories.

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    1. Hi Lee! I'm glad you met your monthly goal. :)

      Waiting for some markets is excruciating. I don't have the patience for it. I tend to avoid the ones with long response times and stick with the ones that put me out of my misery quickly.

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  10. Great week for me, I made two $ w1s1 sales. The first to the 'Airship shape and Bristol Fashion' anthology. The second is a pro paying story set in the Dark Expanse galaxy, and it's already been publshed here Betrayal, Clear as Kanzai Glass

    And with those sales, and one other, it means I've sold everything I wrote in June. Wheeeee!

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    1. Wow, Deborah! Congratulations on all your sales. Very awesome. :)

      I can see why Betrayal, Clear as Kanzai Glass sold--really nice work, especially the characterization.

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  11. My week was:

    W1: "A Creature of Light and Air" (flash); "Living Dead" (short story)

    S1: short story and flash to Pure Slush

    Accept: "The Planting" by Cease, Cows, "Living Dead" by Pure Slush.

    Published: Not this week

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  12. I've caught up and now average just over 1 new story written for every week this year. Feeling pretty chuffed with that, even though I've no new sales to report.

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  13. Sticking with my monthly goal and finishing up some edits on other projects.

    No acceptances or rejections to report this week, and had one story published, "Her Quest for a Beating Heart," to The Lorelei Signal ($) http://www.loreleisignal.com/BeatingHeart.html, my W1S1 #W44 2012.

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  14. It's been another week of me not writing anything (though I subbed a few things) because I was busy editing. The good news is I think the bulk of the work on that anthology is behind me (you know, until a week or two from now when I start working on promo stuff LOL). The other good news is that I got an acceptance from Bete Noire and my story, Waste Not, was published by Stupefying Stories Showcase --> http://www.stupefyingstoriesshowcase.com/0130712/0130712-30.html

    So I didn't *technically* reach my W1S1 goals for this week, but I was pretty freaking productive so I'm okay with that.

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  15. W1: finished new flash fiction, “The Tobacco Barn” (500 words); finished “Common Language” (1,200 words); started non-fiction piece; wrote something akin to a poem on a lotto slip at a bar

    S1: 1 short, 2 poems

    Accepted: 0

    Published: “Teaching on Mars” in the September Issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction

    Rejected: 1 flash fiction, second round; 2 poems

    It’s been a lot of traveling lately, but summer’s winding down – last week, then school starts back!

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    1. Congratulations on your acceptance in Asimov's Science Ficiton--such a great market. I think "something akin to a poem on a lotto slip at a bar" would make a great title for a short story (or a great story starter). ;)

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  16. Wrote and submitted an oddball short story to a market, a bizarro horror cozy with a bit of magic...and a cat. Title is "Ma Tutt's Donut Hut." :) I have 3 flash fictions in submission as well.

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    1. Hi Lyn! I love the title of your story. :) I hope it gets accepted so I can read it.

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    2. Ha, you can read it any time. Just some silliness. Let me know. ;)

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  17. I'm still recovering from this virus. :( Ugh. Summer colds are the worst for me.

    I wrote two murder flash stories for an anthology, but felt too sick to actually submit them before the deadline. On the bright side, I'm sure I can submit them somewhere.

    I wrote a dozen haiku and two longer poems.

    I wrote two new scenes for my Purgatory novella.

    I submitted one haiku at the very last minute on Sunday morning so that I could meet my weekly goal. :)

    No rejections and no publications.

    Happy Writing to everyone this week!

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    1. Hope you feel better soon, Von. You did a lot of writing even when you didn't feel well. That's impressive.

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