Sunday, August 4, 2013

Week #31 Check-In

2013 week #31 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.

38 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Shelley!

    Written this week: "Live by the 10, Die by the Gun," currently at 8K

    Accepted: "Captain Quasar and the Pestiferous Pirates of Narvana 6" to Every Day Fiction

    Accepted & Published: 3 haiku @ Cuento and Trapeze linked here

    Published: "Memory Lane" in Plasma Frequency Magazine

    I'm giving away a print edition of The Big Bad anthology; you can enter to win here.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Nice work! It looks like you had a good week.

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  2. Awesome, Milo! Good, busy week. :) Updating HoF.

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  3. Good week here. Wrote a story (that was a lot of fun), submitted a brand new, never submitted before story.

    Received a rejection, but I also received an acceptance for Kazka Press for my flash piece, The Girl with the Piccolo. It should be published this coming week.

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    1. Congrats! I'll update your HoF total!

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  4. I've had a large cluster of rejections the past few days. It's like the editors all wanted to clear out their email for a new month.

    I wrote a new flash story today (1,100 words) and need to whittle it down. I hope to send it out later in the week.

    Published: "A Lonesome Speck of Home" in issue 1 of Blue Shift Magazine; also available to buy as ebook or print. (This was accepted last year and I think the $ may have been counted then.)

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    1. A cluster of rejections usually means an acceptance is getting closer, at least. :) Your pub should be added to the paid list next time it's updated, with a link.

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  5. W1: finished storytelling curriculum for school; final edit of “Common Language” (1,200); wrote 1 poem

    S1: “Common Language” (1,200)

    Accepted: “Earthen” to Looking Landwards ($), a NewCon Press Anthology; a W1S1 2011 story

    Published: “Flower of Flowers, Bird of Birds” at Demeter’s Spicebox, http://www.cabinetdesfees.com/2013/volume-one-issue-three-july-2013/

    Rejected: 2 poems, 1 story

    A good week!

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    1. Definitely a good week. Congrats, and I'll update your HoF total!

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  6. Traveling all week so wrote exactly nothing - but did have a haiku accepted by Star*Line magazine.

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    1. Congrats! Star*Line's a great market. Updating HoF

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  7. Finished the first draft of a 6.6k fantasy this week, plus the edit of a 3k SF and the outline of what should hopefully become a 10k SF novelette.

    Whole bunch of rejections here, too - but hey, at least that means you know, right? :)

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    1. Yep, and it means something better's coming soon.

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  8. Not much to report but pleased to be shortlisted in Flash5oo's latest Flash Fiction competition and a 100 worder published on Cafe Lit.

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    1. Good luck with the competition!

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  9. Quiet week. Worked on revisions to The Steampunk Novel.

    Written: Kraken (flash fic)
    Subs/Rejections/Acceptances/Publications: NONE

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    1. Quiet weeks are necessary sometimes, and you still got something written.

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  10. It was a very quiet week around here (I'm happy to see that I'm in good company there). I didn't write or submit anything, which is becoming a habit I need to break.

    I did have a poem accepted for publication by Disturbed Digest and I think I forgot to report it when it happened, but my short story Waste Not was published by Stupefying Stories showcase --> http://www.stupefyingstoriesshowcase.com/0130712/0130712-30.html

    Hopefully next week will be more productive on the writing/subbing side of things.

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    1. Oh yes, I remember reading your story in Stupefying. Very ghoully. :)

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    2. I'll update your HoF, Rhonda. Looking forward to reading the story, too!

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  11. A good week. Two stories accepted and one poem - probably up later in the month.

    Wrote some and edited some and several are pending.

    Rohini Gupta

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  12. Nothing written this week, though I should get crackin' on a flash piece for COFFEE.

    Had a story accepted by a new market, Black Frost Media; they seem promising, even though they're only token-paying.

    A couple of rejections. Still waiting on those bump ups... Grrr...

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    1. Congrats on the acceptance! Updating HoF.

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  13. Too much holidaying resulted in some notes which could turn into a story. Cross with myself for falling off the challenge the past two weeks, but resolve to step up for next week.

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    1. A lot of people had an off week lately, it seems. You'll get back to it.

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  14. Hi Guys, been falling short lately. But I hope to be back in the groove again.

    Wrote and Submitted one: The Man at the Gate to Fox Pocket Anthology: Guardian

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    1. Good luck with what looks to be a great antho.

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  15. Ooops, my bad, coming in a week later for a report on July. Too much vacation, but the sand has been shaken out of the beach towel and I'm back to work.

    “You Ain’t the Only Catfish” was published by Every Day Fiction July 20. ("It’s a shame when you can’t believe what you see on the Internet and social media. It’s even worse when your unseen lover bamboozles you into committing a heinous crime. It’s called 'catfishing.'”) At http://www.everydayfiction.com/you-aint-the-only-catfish-by-walt-giersbach/

    The Short Story Shack accepted “Laugh It Off,” an ironic humor piece, for their October schedule.

    “No More War Redux” was accepted by Big Pulp last October and will be published in August, Bill Olver, editor, tells me.

    “Sammy the Madman’s Near-Death Experience” will be published by Pure Slush’s “Barcode” issue in late summer 2013.

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    1. Congrats, Walt! Lots of news there. :) Updating HoF.

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  16. So I'm starting my check-in and the power goes out for four hours. Is that a sign, or what?

    W1: "Silly Hats" (flash)
    S1: three flashes to A-Minor

    Accept: Not this week.

    Published: This county is dry.

    Congrats to everyone who is keeping up, and publishing cool stuff.

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    1. Congrats on keeping up (and getting your power back). :)

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  17. A blog post is all I am able to report. Well done to those who have been more productive and even had pieces published.

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    1. A blog post is something, though. Keep on keepin' on. :)

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  18. Despite my best intentions, I've sort of fallen off pace the last few months. Then again,I'm also enjoying some time off because soon it will be all about snow and hibernating indoors for months.

    Having said that, I managed to rework the plots to 2 different stories so hopefully that will give me the boost I need to bring up my daily word count.

    No new subs/acceptances/rejections but I have 2 stories "in the orange" at The Grinder, so fingers crossed I hear something soon.

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    1. Good luck with those stories!

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  19. 2 rejections.

    Just finished second draft of new story, which now makes three stories I've finished in the last few weeks, but haven't subbed yet. Been stuck in polishing mode for awhile.

    Good news: I've been accepted into the Horror Writers Association. So that's something.

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    1. Awesome on the HWA, James!

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