Sunday, October 27, 2013

Week #43 Check-In

You made it to the end of Week #43!  Good job.  You are almost to the end of another month.  How has the writing been for you? Have your stories seen the Evidence of Life or more like These Things Hidden?

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 and submit a story, shout it from the rooftops. Yahoo! If you've had something accepted from this year, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if stuff has interfered with your writing and every reply has been a rejection, let us know that too so we can commiserate. We're all in this together.

Also, remember to note your paid publications ($) for our Published Work$ page -- stories published from W1S1 2011 or 2012, and don't forget to post the link with title so we can add it to $ Published Works! 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.

24 comments:

  1. A pretty good week all round - wrote another 3K on The Novel and finished and subbed a 4K SF story.

    3 acceptances to report - Perihelion bought a 2.2K SF short story, December House accepted another flash for their Flash Fiction Fest and Dreamscape Press accepted a drabble for their 100 Worlds anthology. Thanks to Milo for alerting me to the last of those!

    Three things published too: my Cthulhuesque poem Crowhaunted ($) is up at Every Day Poets, the aforementioned drabble (The Sword of Power) has already been published in 100 Worlds and the latest edition of Star*Line included my haiku Android Eyes Scanning ($).

    Keep on keeping on, all!

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    1. Congratulations on a very good week

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    2. Way to go, amigo! Honored to share a ToC with you (and Von and Charity and Danielle). Enjoyed your poem @ EDP.

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    3. Hi Simon! :) Your poem at EDP was incredible. You blew my mind with your word choices. Congratulations on all your acceptances this week.

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    4. Enjoyed your EDP poem. Left a comment too.

      Rohini

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  2. Finished revising "Live by the Ten, Die by the Gun" and added another K or two; final word count: 9,800. Tougher to place the longer stuff, but this one needed the extra attention to detail, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Subbed it to IGMS, hoping for a good home...

    Published: "Naptime" (Captain Quasar vs. the Nap) in the 100 Worlds anthology of drabbles.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Hi Milo! :) Congrats on all your writing this week. Loved your Captain Quasar story in 100 Worlds--always nice to read new stories with favorite characters. I'm always impressed with how well you know your characters. Drabble isn't easy, but you pulled off Naptime beautifully, making it real for readers not familiar with your series, and making it a treat for those who are.

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  3. Written one, subbed one; nothing else to report.
    Really must apply myself to my longer pieces which have come to a full stop, literally.

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    1. Hi L! Congrats on writing and submitting this week. I know how you feel about applying yourself to longer pieces: I've struggled to find time for those, too. Crossing my fingers that NaNo month will be quiet for me (since I'm not NaNoing this year) and I'll find some time.

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  4. Crazy busy couple of weeks for me, but also productive.

    I sold "High-Tech Fairies and the Pandora Perplexity" to IGMS and "The Keepsake Box" to DSF. Also sold 6 reprints (3 each to two different new markets, one a printed magazine and the other a mobile app). Will be able to talk more about those reprints when those projects officially launch. So yeah, that's 8 sales in the last couple of weeks!

    Wrote a 5000 word story this week to try and make the Upgraded anthology deadline. Plan on editing it for the next couple of days and then submitting.

    And although I don't plan on doing NaNoWriMo, the next month should be all about the novel.

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    1. Wow, Alex, that does sound like a busy few weeks. Congratulations on all your acceptances and publications. I was story surfing at DSF the other day and found myself rereading several of yours. I swear Spidersong is one of my all time favorite stories. :)

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    2. Thanks so much, Von! It was actually my first pro sale :)

      This morning's story will be my 6th at DSF. Hopefully you will like this one, too!

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    3. Incredible, Alex. Well done.

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  5. Week 43

    W1: Wrote one short fiction (2,200 words); one poem; began draft of poetry book; one review; story synopsis for two sequential art short stories

    S1: One short story; one flash; one review

    Accepted: “Dream of the Forge” to Star*Line ($); “La Sirène” to Eternal Haunted Summer ($)

    Published: “River Song” in Witches & Pagans, Issue 27

    Rejected: short fiction - 1 personal from Shimmer, 1 form from FFO; poetry – 1 personal from Spellbound, 1 form from Not One of Us, 1 form from Goblin Fruit, 2 forms from School Magazine

    Held for consideration/shortlisted: one poem at Lakeside Circus; one short story for the Fae Anthology

    Registered for three online poetry workshops in the spring and one magic realism workshop in December; currently taking part in an online flash fiction workshop.

    Glad to be writing full-time now. Up and away!

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    1. Wow, it definitely looks like you're a full-time writer! What an amazing check-in. Congratulations on your acceptances and your publication--that's awesome. I'd love to hear more about those writing workshops! I'll bet you walk away from them with lots of great material.

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  6. Another slow week. Worked through copy edits on "Brass Stars" and added about 500 words to a burgeoning novella ("All That is Precious").

    No rejections (just lots of crickets). No acceptances/submissions/publications either.

    Aggy, persisting

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    1. Hooray for persisting! It ain't easy some weeks, but it's worth it. Keep up the hard work! :)

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  7. I keep checking everyone's progress but forget to post my own. I'm on track with writing stories this month and submitting, and this week, especially, have had some good news.

    I had a W1/S1 acceptance this week from Kazka Press for my story Keeping Time ($). It will be in the November issue. I also finally found a home for my YA novelette. I wrote it last year, so it isn't a W1/S1 story, but I'm so pleased that it will finally be out in the world. I've been sending it out for a full year now.

    And, along with some others, I have a drabble (Leap of Faith) in the 100 Worlds anthology.

    Happy writing, all!

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    1. Charity, that is awesome news! MIddle school and Young adult markets are so limited, it's wonderful that you found a home for your novelette--that's some fierce competition. I absolutely adored your drabble--it had so much depth that I forgot it was only 100 words. You have a lovely gift. I can't wait to read your story at Kazka--they publish such great stuff.

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  8. It's great to see so many acceptances this week! I've also had a lot of responses from editors this week--they do seem to come in floods. The good news has canceled out the bad, at least.

    No new writing/submitting. I did extensive novel edits; the theme seemed to be deleting rather than adding.

    Acceptances: a W1S1 story to Every Day Fiction ($) and two poems to Mythic Delirium. ($) ($)

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  9. A slow week. Wrote and submitted. One rejection.
    One acceptance - Flash Fiction Chronicles took an article, Muses have no sense of time. Probably out next year.

    Several pieces still waiting for a response.

    Still going on. Congrats to everyone above.

    Rohini

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  10. one written, two started, one rejection... thems the breaks :D still going :D

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  11. Nice job, folks. We rock.

    My own week was:

    W1: "The Beast They Do Not See" (flash); "The Comedian" (short story)
    S1: Flash to First Stop Fiction; 3 flashes to Gone Lawn; novelette to Beneath Ceaseless Skies (rewrite)

    Accepted: Nope
    Published: Not this week.

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  12. Late check in: Completed October's story and am about to start work on November's because I have longer projects involved, and fortunately some time. We'll see where they go, don't know how salable they'll be but I'll try nonetheless. Lots to do, lots to do...

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