Sunday, September 22, 2013

Week #38 Check-In

How go your writing and submissions? Any surprises? Here's your chance to tell the world.

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.

56 comments:

  1. Written one and subbed one which has already been accepted. Yay, getting back on track!

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    1. Quick acceptances are the best; more of those, please. =]

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    2. That's wonderful news, L! An acceptance and you're back on track. Very cool. :)

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  2. Another four flash stories accepted for the Flash Fiction Fest so a good week there. Otherwise it's been a bunch of editing, plotting and drafting with the occasional rejection thrown in for good measure...

    Write on all!

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    1. Another 4 . . . I like the sound of that.

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    2. You may rival Steve as Flash Master, Simon!

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    3. Yes, but who's the Grandmaster Flash?

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    4. Wow! Sounds like a good week to me. :) Whatever you're doing seems to be working. Keep it up.

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    5. All good stuff. Congrats on your acceptances, Simon.

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  3. I've been doing well this week. With four stories out the door.

    The most exciting thing was that my W1S1 stories 'The Unmoveable Sky' and 'Doors in the Great Wall', were part of an Arts and Word show in a gallery in Fort Worth.

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    1. Awesome photos of the art you've been posting -- such a cool experience.

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    2. Hi Deborah! I saw the pictures you posted of the Arts and Word show. Gorgeous! I love it when different artistic mediums merge like that. Very inspiring.

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    3. Cool stuff, Deborah. Super congrats.

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  4. Neck-deep in novel revisions; 90K down, 60K to go!

    Published:

    "Night Stalking" @ Every Day Fiction ($)

    "What Do You Need?" in the Dark Visions anthology ($)

    Also found out "Captain Quasar and the Pestiferous Pirates of Narvana 6" was EDF's top story last month, so that was pretty darn cool.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Well done, Milo. I found Night Stalking to be quite a satisfying read, and your interview with Mr. Lawrence was a lot of fun too.

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    2. I LOVED Night Stalking! Nice work on that and congratulations on earning the top story honor at EDF. Can't wait to read your interview.

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    3. Wow, that's a lot count, Milo. Congrats on your pubs - I'm going to be digging into them soon.

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  5. Conceived-of, wrote, polished, and submitted a 4200 word story this week. Great progress, giving how little creative writing I managed to do in the last month.

    Had a good week of foreign language sales. "The Far Side of the Wilderness" will be published in Romanian and "Price of Allegiance" will be published in Russian.

    Also, polishing up a revision on a rewrite request, which both improved the story and added about 500 new words onto it, so I'm happy whether it sells or not.

    Today is the release day for Urban Harvest -- a charity anthology for City Harvest NYC, which includes my story "A Shard Glows in Brooklyn." All proceeds from this book will go to the charity, so if you enjoy urban fantasy/paranormal, please pick it up on the Kindle.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/200193933487655/

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    1. Hi Alex! Sounds like you've been busy. I just listened to your story "You Bet." Awesome story and really nice work by Cast of Wonders! I read it a while back, but the audio version made it new again. :)

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    2. I wish I was as productive! :)

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  6. 9K on various projects this week.
    2 rejections for the same story so I sent it back out again. Gotta love those 1-day R's :)

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    1. Hi Mary! LOL, I have a love/hate relationship with those 1-day rejections. Congratulations on your 9K--that's an awesome word count.

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    2. Yeah, sometimes those burn, but then at least you get to turn it around faster. Best of luck with it, Mary.

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    3. Thanks! I actually sent it right back out - and got another 1-day R. LOL! I, too, have a love-hate relationship. It's nice not waiting forever, but it still stings. Either way, I'll keep looking for its new "forever home" :)

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  7. EDITING. Eat, sleep, revise novel. Repeat. I am almost done with this read-through, so I hope--desperately--that the biggest chunk of work is already done.

    Still haven't edited the short story I wrote earlier in the month. I plan to get to that this week.

    Published: No paid work, but I had some fun guest spots at WOW!'s Muffin Blog, talking about a stamp for "Requested Material," and an interview with Milo.

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    1. Hi Beth! I've found each of your posts over at WOW very inspiring. Keep them coming!

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    2. Oh WOW! :) I've been eyeing their online self-publishing course.

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  8. Good week here. Submitted two stories, wrote a flash, and received a rejection that was at least short-listed per the editors' comments.

    I also had to non-W1S1 acceptances (from stories I wrote last year, before I joined up). I sold audio and reprint rights to The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty (my UFO anthology story from last year) to Cast of Wonders. I also had my very first poetry acceptance. Land of the Free (Haircuts) will be part of Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 2. The anthology is a partnership between the Missouri Humanities Council, Warriors Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press.

    September is shaping up to be a banner month, and big part of that is due to Write 1/Sub 1. I'm so grateful I discovered you guys.

    Happy Writing, everyone!

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    1. Very cool, Charity. Congratulations on all your wonderful news. I just listened to one of the Cast of Wonder's podcasts--really well done. And you're participating in the NYC Flash Challenge! I'm having so much fun reading the updates from all my friends who are participating. I even wrote a flash based on Rose's romance, apple orchard, fake mustache trio. :)

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    2. Very excited to hear that about "Secret Life" -- please let me know when it goes live so I can link it from UFO Publishing's social media!

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    3. Congrats on those acceptances and to a productive week!

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  9. Finally, finally, finally I seem to be back on the wagon. I hope this trend continues LOL

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    1. Yay, Rhonda!!! That is very good news. I'm not back on the wagon yet, but I'm no longer under the wheel. ;) Best of luck this week!

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    2. Good vibes your way.

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    3. Woo! We all need a break now & then

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  10. I'm back. I wish I could say I continued to follow the W1S1 principles while I was away, but NOPE, I can't. I wrote something every week, but I didn't submit. :( Lost my courage, or my path, or something for a little while, but I'm back now. :)

    Reading your published stories, blog posts, and poems kept me going week after week. You guys ROCK! ♥


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    1. Good to see you back, Von! We missed you! I'm so glad you kept writing.

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    2. Welcome back, Von! Good to see you back on the Wagon.

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  11. Submited Flash Fiction story, WEEPERS to Literary Juice.

    The first novel in my trilogy is at the final stages of publication ready proofing and editing. should ship for publication by next Sunday. Publish befoe Christmas. My second book is in the third stage of rewrite. The final book has been sketched out reseach is underway, heading for first draft first of the year. Keep you posted and will finally reveal the titles.

    All you participating writers here are an inspiration to me. Gracias.

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    1. Wow, John!! That is such good news. Congratulations on all your hard work. :) YOU'RE inspiring to me. Have a wonderful week. Crossing my fingers that Literary Juice accepts your story. Weepers is a great title.

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  12. Started off the week with a phone call from an agent who wanted to know more about the potential sequels to The Steampunk Novel. We're supposed to talk again this week, now that he's had a chance to look at the synopses.

    Written: about 1k on the MagicPunk Thriller
    Acceptances: "Kraken" (flash fic) - to be recorded and broadcast on URY as part of their Dub Fiction Project
    Rejections/Publications: None this week

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    1. That's so exciting! Hopefully one day we all get a phone call like that :)

      Congrats on the acceptance and I want to hear more about this MagicPunk Thriller! :)

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  13. I had a pretty good week getting caught up on some stuff and a really nice acceptance.

    Wrote: 3K horror story
    Subbed: Sent out 4 old pieces
    Accepted: No W1S1 stories, but my werewolf novella at 39K was accepted by Damnation Books! ($)
    Rejected: 1 rejection, but very positive, wants to see more.
    Published: none

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    1. Ooh yay! Congrats on the novella!

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    2. Well done, Erin!

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  14. Ridiculously good week (actually week and a half):

    * Got an acceptance from Cast of Wonders for a humorous fantasy story, "Bad Poets Society."

    * Launched my new SF Signal column, The Craft (http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2013/09/the-craft-adam-troy-castro-on-character-development/)

    * Started work on my first SF Signal Mind Meld (Topic: Women in Horror)

    * Wrote four--yes, four--short stories in the past 10 days. One--a 2500 worder--I finished in about 2 hours.

    Bring on Week 39...

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  15. Great energy this week. Impressive.

    My own was:

    W1: "Three Hobbies" (flash), "Hunting the Beast" (flash)
    S1: flash to Every Day Fiction; flash to Straylight, flash to NYC Flash Fiction Challenge

    Accept: Not this week.

    Published: "Tomorrow I Will Skydive" at Every Day Fiction.

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  16. Week 38
    It's really great to see everyone succeeding and writing forward!

    Life’s been hectic lately, so no news on the writing and subbing front. However:

    Accepted: 2 poem sales; one poem to Illumen, one to Spaceports & Spidersilk

    Rejected: Well, I didn’t win the Rattle poetry prize. :)

    Published: 0

    Also, please update the side bar – I’m at 23 now!

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  17. This week I mailed out 2 children's book stories: 1 resub and 1 first time sub. (One written circa 2000 the other 2010.) Now I need to work on something new.

    Congratulations to everyone on week 38! So much good news ( :

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  18. A friend just pointed me to this site and also to Everyday Poets. Inspired, I just submitted three of my poems (old ones) to them.

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    1. Hi Margaret! Lovely to see you over here. Best of luck with your writing and your submitting. Congratulations on reaching out to Everyday Poets. I'm a huge fan.

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  19. A mediocre month as far as action, but then, I finished final edits on my novel, “Goodbye, Stockholm.” Debating whether to shoot it on to CreateSpace or sub it to the publisher of my story collections.

    “That’s No Mouse, That’s My Wife” posted to The Short Humour Site Sept. 13, at http://www.short-humour.org.uk/3writersshowcase/thatsnomouse.htm.

    Three shorts and flash stories were subbed to Bewildering Stories, Big Pulp, and The Corner Club Press.

    Oh, and a rejection of a terrific story by Prole Books U.K.

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