Sunday, September 1, 2013

Week #35 Check-In

How goes your holiday weekend (at least here in the U.S.)? Finding extra time for 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.

25 comments:

  1. Working on the Sword & Sorcery novella - added about 500 words this week and edited/revised 50-ish pages. Full rejection on The Steampunk Novel, plus some query rejections.

    Subbed: None
    Rejections: 1 from Dark Fuse anthology
    Acceptances: "The Spider Thief and The Sorcerer" has been accepted by Crowded Magazine ($)
    Publications: None

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    1. Congratulations on the acceptance! Querying novels takes a whole lot of persperistence; keep on keepin' on.

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    2. Congrats again on the acceptance and fingers crossed the Steampunk Novel gets picked up soon!

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    3. Whoooo! Nice acceptance.

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    4. Good news with the acceptance, and an impressive amount of revisions on the novella. Well done!

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  2. Finished revising my novella Yakuza Territory (follow-up to Immaterial Evidence) and will be subbing it this month.

    Accepted: "Deadbolt" to Disturbed Digest; this was my W1S1 from Week #43 in 2011

    Finally have a publication date for Criminal Element's Girl Trouble, which will include my novelette Girl of Great Price (precursor to Immaterial Evidence) -- 9/24. This story was accepted almost two years ago; can't wait to see it published.

    More good news: I'm sharing EDF's September ToC with the Flash Master himself, Steve Ramey. Looks like our stories are back-to-back.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Wow! Lots of great news there, congrats! And 2 years of waiting - ouch that must have felt like a long wait! :)

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    2. Those long waits on publication make me nervous. Glad to see your story is finally seeing the light of day! :)

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    3. Congrats on the good news this week, Milo!

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    4. Hey, thanks for the heads up, Milo. I can't think of better company :-)

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  3. 1 rejection from the Wings antho, so I sent it back out the next day.

    No acceptances or publications, but I added 10K to my novella this week :)

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    1. Awesome work on the novella. :)

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  4. Week 35

    W1: writing has been near impossible during the first month of school; my classes are off to a great start!

    S1: 4 short stories; 17 poems

    Accepted: “The Gravedigger’s Song” to _Underneath the Juniper Tree_; article to _Silver Star_

    Published: “Where the Rabbits Run, Near the Shore” at _inkscrawl_

    Rejected: 2 short stories (1 personal, 1 form); five poems (all personal)

    My count’s a bit off on the side – I should be at 22 with the two acceptances listed above; thanks for updating!

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    1. Congrats on the acceptances! That's fantastic. :)

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  5. I've had a Spanish reprint published today. 'The Unmoveable Sky' is up (Spanish and English) at Xeno.

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    1. Very cool to see your work in multiple languages!

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  6. Wrote a story and submitted three. No rejections or acceptances, but one story I submitted made it through the first round for an anthology. So, not a bad week at all.

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    1. Promising news about the anthology. It can be really heartening to know that your work is getting some traction. Keep at it!

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  7. Wrote a short story, though it's definitely going to need some attention before being sent out. It's one of those pieces where I can see the end result in my head, but I need to do the work so that the reader can arrive there gracefully.

    Still, just getting something down on paper with all the travel & work stuff is something of an accomplishment.

    Did not get any submissions out, and my outstanding submissions are dropping dangerously low. Need to get back on the resubmission wagon!

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    1. Getting the first draft is always hardest for me (even when there's plenty of time to write). Congrats on putting words on paper despite the RL demands.

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  8. Cool week here - 14k added to the first draft of a novel, three shorts rejected & bounced back out again, and a great acceptance - SF flash 'Wolf, or Faith in the Future' sold to Daily Science Fiction ($)

    Also a new flash published - The Visiphorical Art at SQ Magazine.

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    1. Awesome news on the sale! And the word count. :)

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  9. So long, August. Been good seein' you.

    “Sammy the Madman’s Near-Death Experience” was published in a print edition of Pure Slush’s “Barcode” issue Aug. 30. (Sammy lived in a world of his own making, but really needed a leash to keep him from running into a bar or a bookstore. But we’ll never forget that night at O’Neill’s bar when he disappeared.)

    “Backpacking in Jersey” was published by Short-Story.Me Aug. 22, 2013, at http://www.short-story.me/romance-stories/573-backpacking-in-jersey.html. (Ashley was dumb as dirt, so what was she doing with a pirate map and gold coin? And what did that make Sam, who was too smart for his own good?)

    Other than that, August was spent in a bath of margaritas and sea foam, with a smidgen of writing. Time now to shake the sand out of my beach towel and get to work.

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  10. I spent my weekend at Worldcon in San Antonio and my brain is still reeling. What an amazing experience.

    Last week, I worked on novel revisions and preparing for the con. Not much chance for writing. I did send out some poems, though.

    New publications: "For Want of Stars" in Electric Spec ($)

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  11. Lots of good, positive stuff going on around here. Congratulations to everyone who has managed to make it this far. Keep those acceptances, publications, and Spanish translations coming. :-)

    My week was hectic, but I did manage:

    W1 - edited several older pieces, but nothing new (gah!)

    S1 - short story to Stupefying Fiction; flash to Cartagena; short story to Gemini Magazine; flash to r.kv.r.y.

    Accepted - "Tomorrow I will Skydive" by Every Day Fiction.

    Published - "Another Saturday Night" in barcode from Pure Slush Books

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