Monday, August 12, 2013

Week #32 Check-In

2013 week #32 is in the bag.

How's it been for you? Did you race past your goals or feel like they were too far ahead and leaving you behind? Here's your chance to tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or monthly (or anything in between) W1S1 participant.

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. If stuff has gotten in the way of your writing or you're starting to feel like a rejection magnet, let us know too, 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.

42 comments:

  1. Been doing a lot of novel and short story planning - and then wrote and subbed a poem. Funny how it goes. Also had a couple of W1S1 stories bought by Bards & Sages, so pretty good week.

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    1. Hi Simon! Congrats on the stories Bards & Sages bought!! I'd say that's a great week.

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    2. Sounds like a very good week; keep it up.

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    3. Congrats, Simon! Updated HoF.

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  2. Same old, same old, just working on my nove. Submitted feature story to The Baja Citizen, awaiting acceptance.

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    1. Hi John! That's great that you're working on your novel AND still found time to submit to The Baja Citizen. I hope your feature story gets accepted! Best of luck writing and submitting this week.

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    2. Keep on keepin' on, John.

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    3. Good luck on that, John!

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  3. Wrote a flash piece, submitted a short story. One rejection, no acceptances, but my story, The Girl with the Piccolo is up at Kazka Press. So, yes, it was a pretty good week.

    Happy writing, all!

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    1. Nice week, Charity. Keep up the momentum.

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    2. Congratulations on The Girl with the Piccolo! (I guess you already know how much I love that one. :) ) I really enjoy Kazka Press--very high quality writing. I hope you have a great week writing and submitting!

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    3. Very inventive tale, Charity; nicely done.

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    4. Sounds like a great week!

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  4. Finally got my subbing on, after a couple of slacker weeks.

    W1: "Colors" (flash)

    S1: Flash to Smokelong Quarterly, flash to PodCastle Flash Contest, two flashes to Bones Antho, flash to Lakeside Circus, flash to Wild Orphan, flash to Pound of Flash, two flashes to Every Day Fiction, short story to Betwixt, two flashes to Cactus Heart.

    Accept: "Grave Matter" (Bones Antho); "A Creature of Light and Air" (Bones Antho); "Beggar" (Pound of Flash). All are 2013 stories.

    Published: None this week.

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    1. Wow, Stephen!!! Sounds like a GREAT week to me. Congratulations on all of your acceptances. That is truly awesome. :)

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    2. The Flash Master strikes again! Way to go, sir.

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    3. Wow, you DID get your sub on, didn't you. :) Congrats on that and the 3 acceptances I'll add to the HoF right now.

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  5. Yay!! I've been stalking the site since yesterday waiting for this post. :) I was MIA for two weeks, but I'm BACK. After antibiotics didn't cure my month-long virus, I figured the only thing left to try was rest, so I cut out everything that wasn't essential. Did I mention I hate to rest? :)

    But it did the trick. I'm feeling better finally.

    Writing and submitting felt essential so I continued with those, only poems though. I also continued to receive those annoying rejections. :( No acceptances.

    Have an excellent writing and submitting week, everyone!!!

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    1. Welcome back, Von. We missed your energy. I'm glad you're feeling better. Persperistence is not an easy path. You have my slow-clap for keeping on.

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    2. "Never give up, never surrender!" - Galaxy Quest Glad you're feeling better; you were missed.

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    3. Yay, you're back! And congrats for staying on track while sick. Be proud of that accomplishment.

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    4. Von, I thought I had the post scheduled and didn't, and Steve picked up my slack. Sorry it was late, totally my fault.

      I'm so glad you're feeling better!

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  6. Finished up revisions on The Steampunk Novel. Researched markets for the SF Western Novella. Picking back up on drafting the Magicpunk Thriller while I wait for agents to get back to me.

    Subbed: "The Legacy" and "Kraken" (both flash)
    Rejections: A few for the query letter for The Steampunk Novel
    Acceptances/Publications: NONE

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    1. Keep up the querying; it's an arduous task, but it must be done.

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    2. I don't envy you the queries, but I'm confident good things are waiting for ya.

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  7. Written: lots of blog posts; trying to work ahead and schedule things!

    Submitted: new story for the month

    Published: A W1S1 story from last year, "A Song Not Fully Sung," is up at Every Day Fiction. ($)

    Acceptances: A W1S1 from last year accepted at Electric Spec ($). I also had an acceptance from a pro dream market, the kind that made me run screaming through my house and then cry. I'm awaiting edits and a contract to make everything official.

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    1. Really enjoyed the voice in your EDF tale; well done. A pro dream market? Well, that narrows down the list considerably... =] Way to go, Beth. 2013 is your year!

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    2. Wow, Beth. Wow! Updated HoF with your acceptances. Can't wait to find out which dream market this is! Crying? Wow! :D

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  8. hi all

    I have gotten back into the groove. With the stories I have written, I am working on my second manuscript for the summer (finished one already but I am letting it sit for a few more weeks, the second one will be done probably in a couple months) and I have just started a new project, where I will be writing a chapter in the back of an old paperback, I will read it at a performance art night we have here every wednesday and then I will put the book in goodwill or someother place where books are donated. Its my catch and release manuscript. There will be a website that can be used to track if the chapters ever surface.

    That's enough of the other writing, I wrote and submitted two stories.
    Shem Dating Surface to Insatiable Magazine
    Clyde to Insert Coin Here Anthology

    Acceptances: Andy Warhol's Tribble to Leaves of Ink

    Got two rejections two or three of those things

    David

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    1. A "catch and release manuscript"? Very cool! And congratulations on the acceptance.

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    2. Awesome, David! Updated the HoF. Live readings are awesome, and the idea of a catch and release manuscript is even more so.

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  9. I polished up my W1S1 for this month ("Future Tense / Present Perfect") and sent it to Daily Science Fiction.

    Accepted: 2 haiku to Scifaikuest, 1 haiku to Trapeze

    Published Work$: "One Meal a Day" in Nature and "Captain Quasar and the Pestiferous Pirates of Narvana 6" @ Every Day Fiction

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Great week, Milo. The Nature story is really strong, and who can deny Captain Quasar's rugged charm :-)

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    2. Congrats, Milo. Updated HoF.

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  10. I'm on the monthly challenge, but I did have a very good subbing week, got 8 things out!
    4 have come back already (rejections) but two of the remaining four are in second round.
    Still struggling a little to get new stories out. Have been furiously revising things.
    Congrats on Nature, Milo! I loved being published there, they analyze page views etc so it's quite interesting. And I just received a hard copy with my story in it - what a gorgeous magazine. (Fun story, btw)

    Everyone - bravo! So glad to see all the writing, subbing and publishing!
    PS should we be sending links to Steve for the published works page?

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    1. Awesome subbing, especially for the monthly challenge. :) I'm a bit in awe of all you Nature-published folk.

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  11. I thought I was all caught up with my target but I've actually done slightly better than that. I've subbed every week this year and on average I've written slightly more than one story per week. I have a sale to report too. Woman's Weekly have bought my story 'Home Port' which I wrote last month.

    Well done to everyone else too - looks like we're all doing OK.

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    1. Congrats, Patsy, on all the writing, and the sale to Woman's Weekly! Updated HoF.

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  12. A good week, wrote and subbed. Wrote quite a bit so I am happy with that.

    One poem went up on Every Day Poets, dusk in the city.
    http://www.everydaypoets.com/dusk-in-the-city-by-rohini-gupta/

    Congratulations to everyone who is keeping with it.

    Rohini

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    1. Nice poem, Rohini. A good week for you.

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  13. Wrote a new SF short & edited last month's one, and sent out a big bunch of resubs. 7 rejections and 1 sale: 'You Pays Your Money and You Takes Your Chance,' an SF short, to Bards & Sages Quarterly. Yay!

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