Sunday, December 1, 2013

Week #48 Check-in & November Powerhouse Award

So how has the writing gone this week/month?

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. 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 coffee in a writer's cup.

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


Meanwhile, are YOU a November Powerhouse?

At the end of each month we publish a list of everyone who has managed to stick to the challenge: whether weekly, monthly, or whatever variant is working for you.

This month, everyone who has done so receives the November Powerhouse Blogfest Award, named after Ray Bradbury's short story. If you've met your W1S1 writing goals during the month of November, just add your name and blog URL to the linky widget below.

And if you've had something W1S1-related published this month that you're particularly proud of, add its title and URL to the widget as well, and we'll be sure to check it out!

22 comments:

  1. Hot off the press. I've just had a reprint accepted by Beorh Quarterly. And a poem and reprint story published in 'Imaginaire Magazine'

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    1. Reprint magic -- way to go, Deborah.

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  2. About 2k written (or rewritten) on The Steampunk Novel. And then I got horribly sick and helped a family member move.

    No S/R/A/P this week.

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    1. I've been doing a lot of novel rewriting lately as well; sometimes it needs to be done.

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  3. Mostly novel writing this week, although one acceptance to report too: Last Train to Morden to Ether books (a W1S1 piece from last year). Also some publications hit the stands: We, The People of the Clouds appeared in the Deepwood Ruined Cities anthology and a haiku appeared in scifaiku.

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  4. Written 2 blog posts and submitted a piece of flash fiction. No acceptances and no rejections.
    Proud to say that I have started on a piece of science fictions which is not my genre after fellow W1S1 writer Patsy Collins dared me to do so!

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    1. That's the kind of dare you've got to accept.

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  5. Hi,

    My name is David Macpherson and I used to post here. The last three months have been tough. I took a new job that didn't work for me and my writing and other parts of my life fell by the wayside. I am now starting another new job, one better suited to me. So lets hope I can go back to doing this. This week I submitted for the first time since the end of August.

    In that time I did get one new acceptance. The Five Senses at the Fair has been accepted to the Blanket Stories Anthology

    Hope to be back and submitting and writing again

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    1. Welcome back, David -- and congratulations!

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    2. Congrats and welcome back!

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  6. Got my November W1S1 out the door this week: Madame Antic's Hotel Grotesque to TOR books. It started out as a novella and somehow turned into a novel, but I'm counting it.

    Published: 2 haiku in the latest issue of Scifaikuest (1 online, 1 in the print edition) + a reprint of "Captain Quasar and the Insurmountable Barrier of Space Junk" in the Raygun Chronicles anthology.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Wow. That looks great.

      Way to cosy up to with some great TOC buddies (and Raygun Chronicles ain't to bad either!)

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    2. Hey, I think a novel counts. Congrats on all your work and publications.

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  7. I got my write 1 in with a tiny flash, but I also spend time shaping up some longer short stories for submission.

    Two rejections (one on Thanksgiving!) but that was balanced out by a poetry sale (not a W1/S1 sale--a poem from last year) and my publication of A Measure of Sorrow at Luna Station Quarterly (a W1/S1 story from this year).

    Happy writing, all!

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  8. I managed another short story this month, "The Light Seeker," amid my novel polishing and novella WIP.

    A slow stream of rejections, many positive with no acceptances or publications, so here's to December!

    Good luck to all in the last month of W1S1 2013--

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  9. I survived a nine hour drive today, so forgive me for any typos or weirdness.

    W: Finished up Poem a Day challenge, and I did write a poem a day this month.

    S: I sent out my story for the month to A is for Apocalypse (I was invited to submit and had an assigned letter), as well as several of my new poems from this month.

    Acceptances: Weirdly good week, with all the news coming over the Thanksgiving holiday while I was visiting family in California. Story for A is for Apocalypse was approved. I sold three of my brand new PAD poems to Star*Line. Also, sold a poem to Polu Texni that will be published next week. So... $$$$$, though the majority won't be published until 2014.

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  10. Wrote 2 sub'd 2 and 1 delightful rejection letter... so good that I had to thank him for his comments.. :D

    And I have an online short fic pub coming on Dec 7

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  11. Wrote 50,000 words this month as a participant in NaNoWriMo, though the novel isn't finished at that count. Probably have another 15-20K to go, but still, it's the fastest I've ever written, and I think it's a pretty good story. Looking forward to putting it away and revisiting it sometime early 2014. Guess I can count that as my Write1Sub1 monthly challenge?

    Also subbed two stories, so looking forward to hearing back from them.

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  12. November's done? When did that happen? I did manage to keep up for the month, which is kind of amazing, really.

    This week:

    W1: "Twist and Turn" (flash)
    S1: 2 flashes to Pure Coincidence Magazine; 2 flashes to Metazen.

    Accept: Rewrite request from Fiction Vortex
    Published: Not this week.

    Got a rejection from Every Day Fiction that opens with "I actually kind of love this one..." Takes the sting out of that R for sure.

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  13. I'm feeling the way Stephen feels. Where did November go?

    Did a lot of editing this month. Reworked an old published story and submitted it. Submitted a rejected story to a new market. Wrote the first draft of a new story. I'm still waiting to hear back on a bunch of submissions from October.

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