Sunday, November 24, 2013

Week #47 Check-in

The end of Week #47 is upon us. How's it been for you? Have you been burning The Candle into the wee hours of night? Or have you been more like The Screaming Woman? 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.

30 comments:

  1. W1: Working on a non-fiction article; finalized several poems

    S1: 11 poems sent out

    No acceptances, rejections or published works this week.

    My sidebar for Alicia Cole should be at 30 as of last week - I'm in two places for some reason, as three-magpies and Alicia ColeW1: Working on a non-fiction article; finalized several poems

    S1: 11 poems sent out

    No acceptances, rejections or published works this week.

    My sidebar for Alicia Cole should be at 30 as of last week - I'm in two places for some reason, as three-magpies and Alicia Cole. Last week was four sales. :)

    Congrats to all on the positive momentum!

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    1. Keep up that momentum yourself, Alicia! Nicely done.

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    2. 11 poems sent out is AWESOME! Nice work, Alicia. And 30 is an awesome number for the sidebar--you've worked hard.

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  2. *sigh*. This is why I shouldn't post from my iPad...

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  3. One sale to report: another SF story to Perielion. Other than that, wrote another 3K on the novel and about 1K on a fantasy novelette.

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    1. Way to go! I subbed something to them this week -- even though it's not exactly "hard" SF. Looking forward to reading yours.

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    2. Congratulations on your sale to Perielion! Thanks for mentioning 100 word Christmas stories on your blog. I wrote one, but it turned into a creepy little 500 word flash. Not sure what I'm going to do with it, but I definitely had fun writing it. :)

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  4. Wrote one, submitted one, no acceptances but no rejections.

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    1. Awesome, L! Seems like during NaNo month submitting and writing is even harder than usual.

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  5. W1: Continuing to write a poem a day this month.

    S1: Met this goal! I sent out my new story for the month and I've also sent out several batches of poems, including some written during this month's challenge.

    Acceptance: Sold a flash story to Daily Science Fiction ($).

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    1. Happy Dance! Congratulations on your sale to DSF!!! I can't wait to read it. Some of my favorite stories to read are the ones published over at DSF Way to go with the NaNoPAD challenge and writing some submittable poems. I've written a poem every day, but, ugh, very few submittable ones.

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    2. Congratulations on continuing to be awesome :)

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  6. Managed to keep 24 stories out making the rounds -- had to rescue a couple from nonresponsive zines. Felt good to get them back in circulation.

    Finished the 3rd draft of Madame Antic's Hotel Grotesque, now a little over 60K. Planning to write up the synopsis and start subbing this week.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. 24!! Wow--that's a great number. Congratulations on completing the 3rd draft of Hotel Grotesque--sounds like you have a novel on your hands. :)

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    2. I love that title. It has a great ring to it.

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    3. I should do that rescue thing soon myself... I agree with Beth and Von. 24 is a fantastic number of stories to have out and about, and that is a great story title :)

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  7. Hi Writers! I had a pretty good week, lots of writing. I managed three flash pieces and a poem every day. The poems mostly suck at this point, but I'm hopeful that some of them will clean up okay. I'm over 10,000 words on my purgatory story. Should be finished soon. By the time I edit, I expect it will come in around 8,000 words. Not sure what I'll do with it, seems like a tough word count to find a market for.

    No acceptances, but two rejections.

    No new publications, but the lovely Folly Blaine asked to record one of my published stories for EDF. She did a fabulous job (as always) and it should post sometime this week. Pretty awesome to hear someone else interpret a story I wrote.

    Have a wonderful writing week. For the NaNonites, keep writing--you're so close! Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate it. :)

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    1. Fabulous news all around!

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    2. Having your work narrated is pretty awesome. Congrats!

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  8. Late to the party. Another sizeable chunk of words written on the novels (about 8k).

    Rejections: 1 (Clarkesworld)
    Submissions: 1 to DSF
    Acceptances: None this week
    Publications: BRASS STARS came out last Monday: http://eggplantproductions.com/e-books/brass-stars-g-carpenter/

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    1. Congrats on your publication and on putting 8,000 words into your novels. That's fantastic :)

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  9. The week in review:

    W1: "An Unemotional Account of a Tragic Occurrence, With Scissors" (flash); "That Earthy Trace" (short story)

    S1: 3 micros to 1 of 25; short story to Pure Slush; 3 flashes to Scissors and Spackle; 3 flashes to Burrow Press Review.

    Accept: "That Earthy Trace" by Pure Slush (for 2014 series); "A Clockwork Clef" (reprint) by Chrome Baby: Xmas Bairn.

    Published: Not this week, alas.

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    1. I love your title 'An Unemotional Account of a Tragic Occurrence, With Scissors' lol I look forward to hearing that one has been published so I can read it :)

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  10. Missed #46 I think. Since I lost my RSS feed to this site I have a heck of a time remembering to login. Thanks to my IOS Mac Upgrade.

    Week 47 Report: My Draft Novel "SHUT UP MOTHER" has been validated by NaNoWriMo and I'm a 2013 winner.

    Waiting on final paperback proof of "MOTHER LODE" should be up on Amazon within a week. The eBook has been published on Amazon.

    Submitted 4 poems and 1 micro story to East Capers Periodico for their December Edition.

    Working on draft of Eastcapers Capers a novel and Ashes another novel.

    That's all folks.

    John

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    1. Congratulations on winning NaNoWriMo :)

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  11. Things will be getting crazy this week, so let me jump ahead with a wrap on the month of November:

    “The Psychic in the WalMart Parking Lot” was published by InfectiveINK [paying market] Nov. 18, at www.Infectiveink.com [They’re not adept at archiving stories, so it’ll be awhile before a good link is up.]

    “Laugh It Off” was published by The Story Shack, at http://thestoryshack.com/2013/10/18/laugh-it-off-by-walter-giersbach-illustrated-by-daniele-murtas/

    “Rosamonde Calley” was published by The Corner Club Press in its paranormal issue, at http://thecornerclubpress.weebly.com/uploads/6/0/5/3/6053731/thecornerclubpress_paranormalissue_updated2.pdf (p. 11).

    “Emotional Support for Tough Times” was written, submitted and posted at the Short Humour Site Nov. 23,

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    1. Congratulations on your publications, that's fantastic :)

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  12. Man, I have been sucking so bad at the whole checking in thing... I don't even remember what sales and publications I've remembered to share and which ones I haven't. LoL Sometimes all I can do is throw my hands in the air and say "Wheee!"

    This is one of those times LOL

    The good news is, I've been productive. This month I managed to 'win' NaNoWriMo, and I've kept up with W1S1 (3 out of 4 weeks anyway), so that's pretty awesome. I also made a sale ($$) of a poem entitled Hereditary Delusions to Every Day Poets.

    I'm going to count that as a good week ;)

    It looks like a lot of other people are having good weeks too, so to us I say 'Woohoo!' :)

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