Sunday, November 3, 2013

Week #44 Check-In

The end of Week #44 is upon us. How's it been for you? Have you found yourself writing Long After Midnight? Or are The Long Years dragging you down? 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 and submit a story, leave us a comment! Woot! If you've had something published from this year's submissions, 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 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 juice in a writer's laptop.

Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them.

22 comments:

  1. An excellent week for me: Finished and submitted a 4800 word story to Upgraded. Finished and am about to submit another 3000 word story to an anthology I was invited to submit to.

    Sold another 4800 word story, "Doubt", to Galaxy's Edge (it will be my second story published by Mike).

    Did a ton of editing and publishing work on Coffee, Dark Expanse and even UFO3.

    I wish every week could be as productive.

    I am right on target with my 2-stories-per-month plan. I wrote a total of 21 original stories to date this year. Should be able to do 3 more by the end of the year, even while concentrating on the novel (as that is the goal next).

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    1. Very nice work, Alex. Congratulations!

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    2. Way to go, Alex -- use the Shvarts! Have fun with that novel.

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  2. Nice work Alex! A productive week for me as well--wrote two new decent-length stories, edited them and a few others, and shipped them off. Four total, plus an agent query.

    My next goal is a novel too--I'm participating in NaNoWriMo, as much as I can, anyway. I touched 4,000 words today so I've got a ways to go. We'll see if my my W1S1 November story is a completed novel haha.

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    1. Keep those stories circulating -- and good luck with the novel! I need NaNoREVISEmo...

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  3. My week was:

    W1: "Leaves"
    S1: Flash (reprint) to Upper Rubber Boots; 3 flashes to Chrome Baby Xmas Bairn; flash to Zest; Short Story to Plasma Frequency; Short Story to Intergalactic Medicine Show; flash to Flash Frontier.

    Accept: "The Comedian" by Pure Slush
    Published: None this week.

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    1. Always amazed by your output (and quality) Steve -- keep it up!

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  4. Hello guys. I had 12 reprint acceptances to Cthulhu Haiku ii. Six reprint sales, and then they're going to podcast the book, so double it. And then a pro sale to Dark Expanse, so whooo!

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    1. Nicely done. And with that, Ms. Walker pulls into the lead!

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    2. That's some sweet music to my ears, Deb. Well done.

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  5. Finished drafting my November W1S1 for Rhonda's anthology -- ended up being around 6K. I'll start revising it this week and get it out the door before Thanksgiving.

    Harlequin Space Opera contacted me regarding the Captain Quasar novella -- they want it, but they're leery of sharing Quasar with Every Day Novels. More on that saga as it continues...

    Reprint sale: "Sins of the Father" to Bards & Sages ($) for their 2014 anthology.

    Still plugging away at novel revisions; 1/3 of the way through Madame Antic's Hotel Grotesque -- hoping to have it out by New Year's.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. You go, guy! On the Quasar front, I guess that's a good problem to have...?

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  6. About 6k written on the magicpunk novel this week.

    Rejections: 1 from Strange Horizons
    Subbed: 1 to Ares Magazine
    Accepted/Published: NONE

    Eggplant Literary Productions does has the page up for "Brass Stars": http://eggplantproductions.com/e-books/brass-stars-g-carpenter/
    Only two more weeks 'til the release. :)

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    1. Really looking forward to Brass Stars -- enjoyed the excerpt + blurb!

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  7. Reading everyone's output this week is amazing. Wish I could say as much.

    Wrote some and subbed one.
    No acceptances or rejections though one or two are overdue.

    Still on track and that is about it.

    Rohini

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  8. To add - haiku e-anthology with my work was finally published. Beautifully produced too.

    Rohini

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  9. Whoops! October slid right into November without informing me of W1S1. But it was a very good month.

    “The Psychic in the WalMart Parking Lot” will be published by InfectiveINK (paying market) on Nov. 18.

    “Rosamonde Calley” will be published by The Corner Club Press in Issue No. 11, vol. 2, its paranormal issue.

    “Laugh It Off” was to be published by The Story Shack Oct. 18, but was delayed by their computer glitches.

    “Who Is That Masked Writer” was accepted by Flash Fiction Chronicles and will appear in the first quarter of 2014. This essay examines the need for and value in adopting pseudonyms.

    “Scouting Alternatives” was accepted by Bewildering Stories for publication in the Dec, 9 issue.

    “Making Stella’s Chili” was rejected by On the Premises contest for “Instructions.” "Dance with the Jersey Devil" was subbed to Big Pulp. And "Samuel Was a Gem" was subbed to Everyday Fiction.

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    1. Holy Moly, Walt, what an incredible list of acceptances and publications! :) How awesome is that! You're on a roll--keep it up.

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  10. I made it!!! By the skin of my teeth, but I made it! :) We had unexpected company all week so I had to beg, borrow and steal time. I ended up using a notebook and pen more than the computer. I started NaNoPAD on Friday which is awesome because I love prompts and examples.

    Four rejections, one personal with helpful suggestions for improvement. No publications or acceptances. I submitted a poem and a nonfiction article. I have ten pieces that have been out wandering the world for a while--I'm at the point of hoping for rejections so I can resubmit. (Never thought I'd get to the point where I'd WANT to resubmit.)

    Have an awesome writing week, everyone! If you're participating in NaNo or NaNoPAD---best of luck.

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  11. Hola, It was a hell of a week. I upgraded my iMac OS and things got really screwed up. Lost my RSS connection to this site after 2 years. This sure interfered with my writing. Book 1 in the trilogy has been eBook published, Book 2 is in rewrite 3 and I've made a big start on the Third and final using NaNoWriMo as my draft site. This is a Historic Romance set in the late 1890's.

    I rejection for a flash story, no subs this week.

    All the best for all of you writers,

    John

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  12. I kept checking for this post.. how did I miss it? Wrote one sub'd one and had an acceptance email for a story to be published in England :D

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    1. Congrats, Raydeen! I've added you to the Hall of Fame 2013 list. :)

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