Sunday, August 18, 2013

Week #33 Check-In

2013 week #33 is behind us.

How's it been for you? Did you meet your goals for the week or feel like you were struggling to keep up? 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.

59 comments:

  1. This week's been all about revising my space western "Live by the Ten, Die by the Gun" -- 6K so far, maybe another 3K before it's done.

    Accepted: 2 haiku to Cuento

    Became an active SFWA member this week; only took 4 years to make 3 qualifying sales. That's what I get for not writing to market... All 3 were W1S1 stories!

    Back to school tomorrow; spent the past week setting up my classroom, lesson-planning, sitting through endless staff meetings, etc. It'll be good to see all the kids. The vacant halls will explode with energy.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Congratulations again on joining SFWA! For me that was a life goal, so it always excites me when I see other people make it in, too.

      I hope your school year is fantastic!

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    2. Congrats on joining SFWA, Milo!

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    3. Congrats on joining SFWA! Have a great school year (that reminds me, I better get my kids ready for theirs).

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    4. Congratulations on your haiku acceptances! I'm hooked on Haiku now because of YOU. :) I'm so happy for you about the SFWA membership--you totally deserve it. Best of luck with school this year. I think your students are pretty darn lucky.

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    5. Congrats, did the HoF. And big congrats on the SFWA!

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  2. Congratulations, Milo. That's great news.

    I'm back from my hols and I have news. I sold $ a story to Nature and a reprint to Revista SRSFF (Romanian venue)

    And I'm working on some requested story edits for another venue, so keep your fingers crossed for me

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    1. Yay, Deborah!! What a treat to return from vacation to find a Nature sale. I can't wait to read it. And fingers are crossed for those rewrites. (Rewrites make me terribly nervous. I have two poem rewrites waiting for me, but I'm not sure where to begin.)

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    2. Congrats, Deborah. Nature has such awesome, high-quality fiction. I'm usually awed after reading the story. Updating HoF.

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  3. This has been a rather crazy week for publications and acceptances. As far as writing goes... eh. I started a story that was painful to write and I'm not sure if I'll finish it. I'm switching gears to work on nonfiction instead.

    Acceptances: a reprint for a publisher's Best Of anthology, and another flash sale for which I am awaiting a contract. Still waiting for the contract for the big sale from last week, too... trying not to stare at my email in wait.

    Publications: An interview on WOW! Muffin

    "Grandmother's Prerogative" at Metro Moms. W1S1 story. ($)

    My poem "Wing" at Strong Verse. W1S1. ($)

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    1. Sounds like a winner to me. Mostly. :)

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    2. Hi Beth!! Three winners! I read all of them. I loved your Grandma story over at Metro Moms. I think she made the right choice. :) I tried to leave a comment, but I couldn't get it to post. I always have trouble commenting over there--not sure why.

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    3. Updated HoF. Really great week for you!

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  4. Zero words of fiction written this week = I failed hard. Will try to do better next week.

    Reprint ($) sale -- Nuclear Family to the Cast of Wonders podcast.

    Very busy working on the two anthologies I'm currently editing.

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    1. Congratulations on your reprint sale! I love story podcasts. Best of luck on your writing this week, and I'm really looking forward to reading both your anthologies. The coffee one is especially intriguing to me--can't wait to see all the different takes on the theme. :)

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    2. Reprints are awesome. :) And yay on the editing, if I'm selfish. Can't wait for UFO2!

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  5. Written - more on the Magicpunk Thriller (which is rapidly plotting itself toward Magicpunk Epic).
    Subbed: 2 shorts at The Dark, the SF Western Novella at Eggplant Literary Productions
    Rejected: The SF Western (Dagan books), the not-a-zombie story (Luna Station Quarterly, The Dark), Made (The Dark)
    Accepted/Published: NONE

    At least I'm keeping them out there. :)

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    1. Hi A.G.! You've been so busy! That's the way to go. I'm intrigued by your MagicPunk book--awesome combination.

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    2. Thanks, Von. :)

      The MagicPunk novel makes me laugh, it's so ridiculous. Kind of an urban fantasy in a not-so-urban setting.

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    3. ~~At least I'm keeping them out there. :)~~

      You're awesome, Aggy. It's just a matter of time before more and more good things roll in for you.

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  6. FInished a story and sent it out, yah! Still writing, doing stuff. Hope you are all doing it as well

    write and sub: 20 Miles for the End of Everything to Girl at the End of the World anthology

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    1. Hi David :)

      Yah!! You sound energetic. :) Congratulations on your story submission. I've loving that title.

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    2. Congrats on finishing and subbing! Good luck.

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  7. Spent the last few weeks adapting to a new work schedule, involving a lot of travel and time away from home. It's been fun and challenging, but not great for writing productivity.

    Re-submitted a couple stories, and revised a few others, but I've fallen off the W1S1 wagon. I definitely miss it, so I'll be applying a boot to my rear end and trying to get back into gear.

    Write on, everyone!

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    1. Sometimes life gets in the way, but I look forward to reading about your W1S1 comeback :)

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    2. Dan, my summer has been horrifically madcap, so I feel ya, if you know what I mean. We can get back on those horses!

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  8. Finished my first new short story in a while. Now searching around for beta readers.

    Just submitted my first reprint. (The trick here is getting the story published the first time.)

    And no rejections this week!

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    1. Sounds like a good week :)

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    2. Congrats on finishing and subbing!

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  9. I wrote one. I subbed one. I sold an anthology idea*. I'm calling it a victory. :)

    *That was actually a little while ago, I just forgot to count it. Because reasons.

    :-p

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    1. Awesome about the anthology! I can't wait to hear what the theme is. :) Sounds like a good week.

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    2. I'd definitely call that a victorious week!

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    3. Way to go on the writing and subbing. Also, can't wait to hear about the anthology!

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  10. Two submissions this week, two rejections (so it all evened out), and I got a story written this week--all before my daughter gave herself a concussion. I swear, this summer has been nothing but the doctor's office.

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    1. A concussion? Oh no, Charity! Very scary. I went through one of those with my son last summer. I'm glad you managed to write a story and send out two stories. Here's wishing you no more trips to the doctor this summer!!

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    2. Concussions are awful. Hope she's feeling much better. Way to go on subbing and writing!

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  11. Greetings fellow perspersistencers.

    W1: "Like a Virgin" (short story)

    S1: 2 flashes to Eunoia Review, flash to Untied Shoelaces of the Mind.

    Accept: None

    Published: "Beggar" appeared at Pound of Flash. "Fishing" was published in the Of Sun and Sand Anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press.

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    1. Hi Stephen! Congratulations on your published stories. Two powerful pieces--both incredibly sad to me. Both told so well. The images you created in Fishing won't soon leave me. Very impressive writing--brave writing. Best of luck this week!

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    2. Von, it's so kind of you to seek these out, especially Fishing. I invested a lot in these two and it was nice to find an accepting home for them.

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    3. Busy week for you. Looking forward to reading your published works!

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  12. I finally finished an overhaul (almost a rewrite not just revision!) of a story and submitted it this week. Whew!
    One rejection, not a surprise, it was a stretch.
    Nothing new written this week.
    Working on a story for an anthology I'd love to get into.
    Cheers all, keep up the good work!

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    1. Hi Lee! Sounds like a good week to me. Best of luck on your submission and on that story for the anthology. I keep wanting to submit to some anthologies, but I keep loosing my nerve. :) Have a great week.

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    2. Another busy week. Good luck on the antho story--I love writing to a tight theme, but the result isn't always what they're looking for. :)

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  13. Congrats, all! Some good stuff going on.

    Worked on the synopsis for my novel this week. Had 4 rejections (2 personal, 2 form) and bounced them out again. One very cool acceptance - a $ pro sale for a flash, Variations on a Theme, to Dark Fuse's Horror D'Oeuvres site.

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    1. Wow, Michelle, congrats on another pro sale! That's awesome. :)

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    2. Congrats, Michelle! Updated HoF.

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  14. I haven't really been checking in, but I'm trying to get back to it. I did make a sale this week, but it was a 2011 story, before W1S1 was up and running? I'm not sure. Anyway! I'm revising like crazy! The good news is I'm mostly on par with my W1S1 goals.

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    1. Congratulations on your sale! Best of luck this week. :)

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    2. Congrats on the sale and getting there with your W1S1 goals!

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  15. Wrote one subbed one this week so hopefully getting back on track.
    Some impressive successes reported this week. Well done!

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    1. Yay, L! I'm glad you're back on track. :)

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  16. Hi Writers! :)

    I had a good week, lots of writing and reading. I even pulled an old story out of the files and revised it. This week I hope to find a market for it. I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things.

    W: 1 flash, 2 poems
    S: 1 flash, 1 poem
    R: 2 poems, 1 for a short story

    Have a great writing week, everyone! ♥

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    1. Ah, it's nice to see you gearing up again. Best of luck with your submissions and writing.

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    2. Good luck with your subs! Glad you're getting back in the swing of things.

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