Sunday, December 8, 2013

Week #49 Weigh-in

The end of Week 49 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed Quicker than the Eye, or has A Sound of Thunder gotten in the way?

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 W1S1-related accepted, 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 - 2013, and don't forget to post the link. 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.

**W1S1 2014 is on the way, so feel free to plaster our new badge wherever you plaster such things to spread the word!

40 comments:

  1. I'm loving the new badge!
    Written 1, subbed one which was immediately rejected as too late, no acceptances.

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    1. Immediate rejections aren't much fun, but at least you can get it right back out there where it belongs.

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    2. The new badge is awesome. I'm loving it, too. I had one of those quick rejections last week, too. Have a great writing and submitting week!

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  2. Wrote about 2k on the Steampunk Novel despite finding out on Tuesday that the really awful head cold was, in fact, bronchitis and an ear+sinus infection.

    Rejections: 1 from Gigantic, 1 from Daily Science Fiction
    A/S/P: None this week.

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    1. Hope you feel better soon! Sinus/ear infections are debilitating.

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    2. Oh no! Feel better soon. Bronchitis and ear infection are an awful double whammy combo. Lots of fluids and lots of rest--those two will wipe out your energy.

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  3. Got this month's W1S1 out the door -- my sub for the A is for Apocalypse anthology. Heard back from EDF on "Captain Quasar and the Coliseum of Queen Kronikthalia" -- they want me to revamp the ending and give Quasar a more active role. Can do! Also shaved 1K off a 10K story and will be subbing it to Cicada this week.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Well done, amigo. Fingers crossed for the Cicada sub. I've no doubt you'll nail the EDF revision.

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    2. Good to see I'm not the only one working ahead with the A is for Apocalypse stuff. Best of luck with the EDF revisions!

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    3. I can't wait for the A is Apocalypse anthology! Such an awesome line-up, and it's rather cool to hear all the pre-pub chatter. Congrats on moving one step closer to publication with EDF.

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  4. W1: "Faith Shed" (flash)

    S1: 3 poems to Roundup Writers Zine; short story to Ways of Magic; flash to Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.

    Accept: Not this week (Rejection-rama)

    Published: None.

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    1. I've been in the middle of Rejection-rama for a month or so now; must mean there's an avalanche of acceptances in the near future, right?

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    2. I saw you posted some publications on FB, but I haven't gotten over to read them yet. Crazy busy week. But I will-- always look forward to your flashes. :)

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  5. Busy-busy week.

    W: Started on a new story and have 2700 words on it so far. The thing is threatening to be a novella.

    S: Nothing new.

    A: Nothing new.

    Publications: My poem 100% Love at NewMyths.com and a reprint of my story "Toilet Gnomes at War" in Coffee with a whole bunch of amazing authors.

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    1. Love the poem, Beth!

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    2. Hah! I loved Toilet Gnomes at War--not the first thing that comes to mind with the word coffee, so of course I had to read it first. :) Good luck with that tricky short story turn novella.

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  6. Haven't heard of this writing group, but it sounds interesting.

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    1. You're more than welcome to join us, Sherry! We have a weekly and monthly challenge, focusing on short stories with poetry and novellas also in the mix.

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    2. Hiya, Sherry!! This is a great group, lots of support. I've been a member for a year and can't think of enough good things to say about it. Join us! Making writing and submitting a habit really does pay off

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    3. Thank you Milo for your encouragement message. Really appreciate your positive support here.

      John

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  7. Kinda fallen behind. Only story I've written recently is for Apex's Xmas contest. Mostly been writing scenes for longer works, completely out of order. But that's kinda the fun of it.

    Plenty of rejections now that editors have unthawed from Turkey Day.

    One acceptance (this is kind of old), from Chrome Baby for a flash piece.

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    1. Congratulations, Siobhan -- Hall of Fame updated!

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    2. Congratulations on your acceptance to Chrome Baby! Writing scenes is still writing, so that's great! That post-Turkey Day thaw got me, too. Sheesh. Have a great week!

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  8. Here I am late as usual since I lost my RSS feed to this site. Published 2 poems "Sense of Place" and "Cabo Pulmo Unerseas" at Est Capers Periodico http://www.eastcapearts.com/eastcapers.html My flash fiction story "Weepers" has finally found a home at http://mauricetudor.com/short_story.htm Completed the paperback production of my first book in the Mother Lode Trilogy, "Mother Lode" up on Amazon https://authorcentral.amazon.com/gp/profile The second book "Shut Up Mother" is nearing final editing. The final book "My Mad Mother" is still in first draft.

    That's it folks, Happy to note that you are all surviving as we go into the dormate writing season. ¡Feliz Navidad!

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    1. Keep up the good work, John; Hall of Fame updated with the 2 poems and flash.

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    2. Wow, John!!! Congratulations on all your acceptances. Sounds like you've been working hard--inspires me to work harder. That's great news about the progress on your trilogy. Very impressive. Merry Christmas to you as well! :)

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    3. Thank you Von Rupert, your encouragement has given me a lift. Writing new poems to upgrade my published poetic chapbook, "Into Pure Blue Air."

      Gracias,

      John

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  9. Wrote: three flash for Apex, one flash for the T. J. Eckleberg workshop I'm taking

    S1: Manuscript for the Andrews' Forest Writers Fellowship; 1 poem to Ideomancer; 1 poem to The Fourth River

    Accepted: "The New Radio" ($) to Star*Line; "On Listening to Mussorgsky" and "River Stages" to Looseleaf Tea

    Rejected: 1 from Loose Change Magazine

    Also, I met Peter S. Beagle on Saturday for a screening of The Last Unicorn. He signed my first edition hard cover and my left forearm which I had tattooed on Sunday with the butterfly and a quote from the book. :)

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    1. Way to go, Alicia -- Hall of Fame updated! I remember The Last Unicorn =]

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    2. Wow, Alicia! Looks like you had a fabulous week! Congrats on meeting Peter S. Beagle. That's very exciting. :)

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    3. Thanks, Milo! The Last Unicorn is awesome, and Beagle is an excellent fantasy writer. Thanks for the update, I'm a bit higher than 29, 34 actually. :)

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    4. Thanks Von! Great week and meeting Peter S. Beagle was an amazing experience!

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    5. Well then, 34 it is. =]

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    6. Probably too late to get a reply, but I'm curious how the Eckleburg workshop is working for you.

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  10. The first week of December was pretty awesome for me. I wrote two flash stories, a poem, and a very rough essay.

    I submitted a poem, a 140 flash, and one flash fiction story. I actually submitted to a semi-pro market for the flash, which is very unusual for me. I usually go straight for the "token pay" markets first.

    I received a very quick rejection on my 140 flash.

    My blog post Hop on the Dream Train was published as part of WOW's Friday Speak-out series this week. http://muffin.wow-womenonwriting.com/2013/12/friday-speak-out-hop-on-dream-train.html I loved writing it, but I had to include a photo! Hiding behind an avatar is so much easier. :)

    I received a bunch of rejections over the past couple of days. All the submissions I was about to send inquires about were rejected, so that saved me a little time and energy. Now to send them all back out again.

    Everyone have a great week! The year is almost complete.

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    1. That's right, get those stories back out there where they belong. Great post!

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    2. Yay, excellent! Loved your blog pits at WOW! Hella pertinent.

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  11. *cough* post that is. Heeheehee.

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    1. RFLOL! That typo kind of makes my day. Every time I think about it, I smile. Thanks. :)

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