Sunday, November 10, 2013

Week #45 Check-In

The end of Week #45 is upon us. How's it been for you? Have yours words been flying like The Wind? Or has it been like a Four-way Funeral? 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.

29 comments:

  1. Wrote another 3K for the novel and also a possible story for the A is for Armageddon anthology. No acceptances to report but a few publications: Professor Pandemonium's Train of Terror in the Stupefying Stories Horror Special and 10 flash stories in the December House Seven Deadly Sins anthology.

    Write on all!

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    1. Stay busy (and classy) my friend -- not a bad week!

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    2. Sounds like a great week, Simon! And I love the new cover for Genehunter. It's perfect. :) Can't wait to read more of your flash stories.

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  2. Added about 5k to the novel.
    No submissions, rejections or publications.
    Acceptances: "Vessels For Destruction" at Nature Magazines Futures column ($)

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    1. Looking forward to your Nature tale -- and BRASS STARS.

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    2. Congratulations on your acceptance to Nature Magazine! That is an awesome accomplishment. Can't wait to give it a read. :)

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  3. About 35K through novel revisions with another 25K to go; hoping to get Madame Antic's Hotel Grotesque out by the end of the month.

    Accepted: my novella Yakuza Territory (sequel to Immaterial Evidence) to Musa Publishing; "Roadkill Joe" (reprint) to Revista SRSFF to be translated into Romanian

    Saw the ToC of a BIG anthology I'm in but can't share yet -- not until the publisher issues a press release... Was supposed to be out this past summer, but now it won't be available until February 2015. Patience, precious.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Hooray, Milo!! What great news about your novella! I can't wait to read it. I've always found your title Madame Antic's Hotel Grotesque incredibly intriguing so I'm crossing my fingers for a quick acceptance and publication so I can see what it's all about. :)

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  4. I just realized I missed checking in last week. That's just how busy things have been. Blargh. Okay, so covering two weeks of news here.

    All of my new writing this month has been poetry, as I'm doing the Poem a Day challenge. I do hope to start on a story this week.

    Acceptances: two poems to Mythic Delirium ($) ($) and "Frail Men of Metal and Bone" to EDF ($) which was published very quickly

    Publications:
    - "Frail Men of Metal and Bone" at EDF
    - "Hat Trick" in Oomph: A Little Super Goes a Long Way ($)
    - "Strength in Numbers," Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just Us Girls ($)
    - "I Pledge Allegiance," Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids ($)

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    1. Congratulations, Beth! What an awesome number of publications and acceptances. I thought your EDF story was incredibly powerful. The title alone packs a huge emotional punch. I'm doing the NaNoPAD challenge, too--my first year. So much fun. :)

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  5. I forgot last week's check in as well (and maybe the one before that). I'm still on track, although I was a little nervous about this week, what with the huge documentation effort for a software release at work, but I wrote a flash piece.

    A couple of rejections, but I did have an acceptance this week from Timeless Tales ($) for a Puss in Boots retelling. Plus, my story Keeping Time is up at Kazka Press.

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    1. Congratulations, Charity! Sounds like you had an awesome week. Loved your Keeping Time story. Kazka Press really outdid themselves--that was a fabulous lineup of stories.

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  6. Hi Writers! Great week for me. I'm participating in NaNoPAD, having a great time with it. So much fun to write to prompts someone else thinks up. Less work for me.:) I'm also trying to keep up with NaNo Flash, but I've only managed 5 flash stories so far.

    I received 2 rejections, one personal. I had an acceptance for a nonfiction piece over at WOW--no pay, but I'm very happy because I've been reading the posts over there for years. It's nice to contribute. No publications.

    I hope you all have a fabulous writing and submitting week!

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    1. "... only managed 5 flash stories so far," she says.

      Only. ;-)

      Congrats on the WOW acceptance! That's awesome.

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    2. LOL! Thanks, Charity. When you put it like that I guess 5 is pretty good. I was kind of hoping to end the month with 30. :)

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    3. Very nice, Von. Five is darned good. As for the acceptance, I can only say WOW! :-)

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  7. Subbed one off after getting it rejected and reading through some potential pro markets. Been working on this nanowrimo project exclusively, but up to 20,000 words on it. Which I'm pretty sure is ahead of schedule for ten days! :D

    Thinking about subbing a piece to EDF this week. I'll have to look into their submission requirements. Hopefully it'll workout. Looking forward to another busy week, nose to the keyboard.

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    1. That's a NICE total for 10 days, Devin! Keep it up. Best of luck with EDF--they're great to work with.

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  8. I entered my last comment on the wrong week. What am I like! Just one written and one submission to report plus no acceptances but no rejections.

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    1. :) L! That's something that would happen to me. OR that I would comment on updates, but forget to post my own. Sounds like you're on track! Super awesome, especially during this busy time of the year.

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  9. I've written and subbed. I had a sale too, but it wasn't a W1S1 piece - some of my stories take time to find a home. Still better that than never finding one.

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    1. Yay, Patsy! Congratulations on your sale. I hope we get to read it. I have a few pre-W1S1 stories I'm shopping around, too.

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  10. Is it Monday already? Wow.

    W1: "In LIfe" (flash) plus several revise-polish-repeats
    S1: flash to Children, Churches and Daddies; 3 flashes to Boston Literary Magazine; short story to Lakeside Circus; flash to Daily Science Fiction

    Accept: "And Then He Moved" by Children, Churches and Daddies; "The Leaning Man" by Every Day Fiction.

    Published: "And Then He Moved" at Children, Churches and Daddies.

    Go team!

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    1. Sounds like a great week, Stephen. Can't wait to read your next EDF story-congratulations. LOVED And the he Moved--a nice piece of writing there.

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    2. Thanks for reading, Von. Glad it worked for you.

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  11. Wrote one and about to sub 1

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    1. Awesome, Raydeen! Keep it up. :)

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  12. Another week zoomed by me including last Sunday. I just keep writing, revising and editing on my current projects. "Shut Up Mother" the second book in my "Mother Lode Trilogy" is teniously resisting as I kill my beauties. Other 3 novels are on hold as I battle to meet my deadlines.

    Happy to see my fellow writers are making good progress.

    Gracias,

    John

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  13. Well once more I missed the Sunday login. It's been a difficult week of editing my second book in the Mother Lode Trilogy, "Shut Up Mother" should be published before the end of January this year.

    I'm envious of all the writers who are posting so many successes on this site. Bravo.

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