Sunday, September 15, 2013

Week #37 Check-In

Having a productive week or month? We hope so. Tell us about it.

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.

48 comments:

  1. Written: about 2k on the MagicPunk Thriller.
    Subbed: just queries for The Steampunk Novel
    Accepted: "Brass Stars" (the SFWestern novella) @ Eggplant Literary Productions ($)
    Published/Rejected: NONE

    So, my 2013 tally should be at 4 now. :)

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    1. SO stoked for your acceptance! Can't wait to see what they do with the cover art :) Congrats again!

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    2. Eggplant? Nice! Thanks for the heads-up re: #PitMad.

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    3. Congrats on the acceptance. Also, I came across In the Cool of the Day over at Abyss & Apex. A very sweet story that I really enjoyed, and it was fun to spot a name I recognized from W1S1.

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    4. Thanks, Dan. Glad you enjoyed "In the Cool of the Day".

      And thanks to everyone for the congrats on "Brass Stars". It should be out in November.

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  2. My story "OCTOBER, WELCOME HOME GRINGOLANDIA" was submitted and accepted by East Capers Periodico for the October/November issue.

    The first book in my novel Trilogy is at the editor, will have the results by the 19th. Intend to publish before this Christmas Second book is about 40% rewritten. Maybe another month before submitting to editor.

    It's been a very slow year so far for me. Happy and encouraging to vicariously share the thirll of publishing wriing with you all.

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    1. Congratulations on the acceptance!

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    2. Congrats on the acceptance. And for sticking with the hard work of rewriting. :)

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    3. Congratulations on the acceptance, John!

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  3. I've been struggling to meet my submission goals since returning from Odyssey, mainly because I pulled everything off the market for reevaluation when I got home with my new superpowers. But I've still managed to squeak in my monthly goals for August and September.

    And last week, I was lucky enough to make another sale. "Child Soldier" has been accepted by Daily Science Fiction. :)

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    1. Congrats on the DSF acceptance! And superpowers too? Sounds good to me! :)

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    2. Man, I wish I had writing superpowers (but all I've got is a closet full of deadly implements). Congrats on the DSF acceptance. That's awesome!

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    3. Well done, J.W.!

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    4. Thanks so much, everyone!

      I'd encourage those seeking superpowers of their own to apply to Odyssey next year! The first thing Jeanne does is bombard everyone with gamma rays. ;)

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  4. Only added about 8K to various projects this week. I seem to be dragging my heels on the final scene of the novella - not sure why, but I've got a few other new pieces I want to get to so hoping I can motivate myself to push through so I can start editing it & working on something new at the same time (Bright Shiny New Ideas are distracting!)

    Still debating on NaNoWriMo. I want to edit one of my novels but would also love to work on the aforementioned novella's sequel too :)

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    1. 8K is nothing to sneeze at -- nicely done!

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    2. Agreed, 8K is a tidy bit of writing, Mary

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    3. Only 8k? What a slacker. ;) (Seriously, that's awesome.)

      The lure of NaNoWriMo sucks me in every time. (Even when I do miserably during November.)

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    4. Say that 8K with pride, Mary!

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    5. Thanks everyone!

      NaNoWriMo is a tempting mistress...

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  5. Still deep in the revision trenches -- 25K or so this week.

    Thanks to #PitMad, an agent asked to see the first three chapters of my novel BackTracker.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Good luck with the agent!

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    2. Glad that #PitMad was productive! And hooray for revisions! :)

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    3. Best of luck with BackTracker, Milo!

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  6. Congratulations everyone. I was just about to check in with a nothing to report. But five minutes ago, my W1S1 story Aunty Merkel was published in Revista SRSFF as Tusi Merkel

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    1. That's awesome! Loving seeing all these non-English reprints (even if I can't read them). :)

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  7. A pretty good week here. Got my write 1 completed at 2,000 words. A couple of rejections, but one was an "almost for us" from Daily Science Fiction.

    What made my week was the acceptance of Ghost in the Coffee Machine. It will be part of Alex's COFFEE: Caffeinated Tales of the Fantastic. I'm very excited about this. It was one of those stories that was a blast to write and I'm happy it found a home so quickly.

    Happy writing, all!

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    1. Awesome! We'll be in COFFEE together.

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    2. Congrats on the acceptance, Charity!

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    3. Congrats! Looking forward to reading it!

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  8. I didn't post here last week! I've been crazy busy. My editorial letter arrived. For a week, I've been deep in major revisions (a clue as to how deep--9,000 words deleted so far out of 99,000).

    W: I do have a story written this month but it needs heavy revisions before I send it in to a contest.

    Acceptances: One of my biggest acceptances ever--I sold a W1S1 from last year, "The Sweetness of Bitter," to OSC's Intergalactic Medicine Show! It will go live very soon.($)

    At Worldcon, I had my first in person acceptance from an editor. I sold July's W1S1 to the Cats in Space anthology. ($)

    Sold my 4th Chicken Soup story this year to their Think Positive for Kids book. That will be out in November. ($)

    And lastly, sold reprint rights to "Toilet Gnomes at War" to the Coffee anthology. ($)

    Whew!

    Published: "Last Supper" at Perihelion

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    1. Wow! You're on fire. I love the idea of cats in space. I'll have to get the anthology when it's published. Congrats on all your hard work!

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    2. Terrific couple of weeks, Beth-- congrats!

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    3. Wow! Way to go! Ooh - Cats in Space!

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    4. You are on your way, Beth Cato. Congratulations!

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  9. Written one, submitted one.

    I was going to submit a piece of a novel, which I began a couple of years ago, for a competition but on re-reading it I realised that it needs serious editing, so that should be my next job.

    An impressive set of results this week. Well done to you all.

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  10. Still no new writing, but I'm almost caught up on everything else and ready to get back to that.

    I announced this week that I will be editing my 4th anthology, "Dark Expanse" for DeOrc Enterprizes. It'll be a space opera anthology set in the world of their video game.

    My story "You Bet" was released as a podcast by Cast of Wonders today, and the translation of "The Field Trip" was published today in Romanian. I also will have a story published in my native Russian for the first time soon -- will post the details when they're ironed out.

    http://alexshvartsman.com/2013/09/15/podcast-of-you-bet/

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  11. Not a tremendous amount to report this week. 1 new story, 1 resubmission, 1 rejection.

    I'm getting some writing done, but my goal for the coming week is to get back to finding time each day to set aside for focusing on the craft.

    On a positive note, there's an Elvis Festival in town right now, and most of the Elvis impersonators are staying at the same hotel as me. Makes the days a lot more interesting, and I'm getting some great snippets of dialogue for future use...

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  12. Great work, everyone.

    Written: 3K horror
    Subbed: 4 re-subs and 1 new
    Rejected: 0
    Accepted: 0
    Published: 1, "A Deft Hand Dormant," at Every Day Poets ($) http://www.everydaypoets.com/a-deft-hand-dormant-by-erin-cole/

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  13. Wow, great week, gang!

    My own was:

    W1: "Holes" (flash), "One Last Conversation" (flash)
    S1: flash to Bartleby Snopes

    Accept: not
    Published: "The Sea as a Sickness" at Apocrypha and Abstractions; "She Thinks of the Moon" at Bluestem Magazine.

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  14. So inspiring to read all the W1S1 acceptances and progress. Congratulations! This week I sent out 2 resubs that had been languishing for over a year.

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    1. That's fantastic! I hope you hear good news on them soon.

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