Sunday, December 15, 2013

Week #50 Weigh-in

The end of Week 50 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or has Something Wicked 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 coffee in a writer's favorite mug.

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!

 

39 comments:

  1. Getting back into the W1S1 after a long absence ... yes, I finished a thing this month, and it's out to my crit group now! Here's hoping I manage to revise and sub before December ends.

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    1. Glad you're back, Kara!

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    2. Welcome back, Kara! Congratulations on finishing something and sending it out to your crit group. That's always a great feeling. Best of luck finding a home for it. :)

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  2. Written one, subbed and nothing else to report. I am now going to look through my records and find homes for any pieces that haven't been finished, submitted or accepted. I could be some time!

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    1. It'll feel good to get them all out there where they belong.

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    2. I need to keep better records. This is the first year I've really kept any sort of writing records, and those are shaky. Best of luck sorting through yours. Feels like a great time of year for that. :)

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  3. Averaged one rejection/resubmission every day last week -- but I prefer that kind of turnaround over having my subs languish in the clutches of nonresponsive editors. Every rejection is a permission slip to send our stories where they really belong.

    Accepted: My latest Mercer tale will appear in the A is for Apocalypse anthology.

    Revising Those Who Wait (YA thriller) and hope to start querying agents next month.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. I love this: "Every rejection is a permission slip to send our stories where they really belong." Must remember it on those rejection heavy weeks. Is there a cookie in that Mercer tale? ;) And a YA thriller? Awesome. I'm a huge fan of YA fiction. I've been so happy in recent years to see the genre gain more of the respect it deserves.

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  4. Hey everyone, I decided that I will be participating in next years "Write 1 / Sub 1"

    I will be writing and submitting 1 per month.

    You can follow me at my blog: http://www.danielwallock.com/

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    1. Blog Post linking to Write 1 Sub 1:
      http://www.danielwallock.com/2013/12/15/write-1-sub-1-year-writing-submitting/

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    2. Great to have you on board, Daniel!

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    3. Hey, Daniel! Welcome to W1S1. Looking forward to reading about your progress. :)

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  5. Been mostly novel work this week, but also wrote and subbed a fantasy flash piece. One acceptance to report: a sale to Stupefying Stories. And one publication: SF short Jumpjacker appeared in Perihelion.

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    1. Way to go, amigo -- Hall of Fame updated.

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    2. Excellent news, Simon. I really enjoy the stories over at Stupefying. Can't wait to read yours. :)

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  6. Mostly novel work for me this week, like Simon, but I'm editing a story from 2012 for this quarter's WotF submission. Expect to be done with it in a few minutes, to be reread and submitted with a clearer brain tomorrow. Then hopefully have the novel finished by Christmas, and if I can, squeeze in one (maybe flash) original story before the new year and new 2014 challenge.

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    1. Good luck with the edits, Devin!

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    2. Sounds like a great plan, Devin! Excellent news about finishing your novel by Christmas!!! Perfect way to start the new year. I'm hoping to finish two more flash stories and submit them before the end of the year, but the holidays might throw off my aim. :)

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  7. Closing in on the finish line...

    W1: "Choose Your Own End, James Xavier Reed" (short story); "Grace" (short story)

    S1: short story to Revenge of the Scammed Anthology; short story to Pure Slush 2014 Project.

    Accept: Not this week.

    Published: "A Clockwork Clef" in Chrome Baby XMas Bairn; "The Walkabout" in Cease, Cows.

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    1. "Clockwork Clef" -- a very musical piece, chock full of alliteration; "The Walkabout" left me in wonder after the wandering. Nice work, Flash Master!

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    2. The Walkabout made me cry. I knew to expect a sad ending, so I braced myself. Then you had to go and throw some happy in with it, darn it, and made me cry. Very tricky of you. And quite clever. VERY nice writing. Congrats. on both your publications this week.

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  8. Hmm, this didn't post the first time...

    W1: 1 poem, 1 flash
    S1: sequential art story for anthology
    Published: none
    Accepted: 3 poems to the W1S1 anthology
    Rejected: 1 poem, 1 short story reprint

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    1. Nicely done Alicia -- Hall of Fame updated.

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    2. Looking good, Alicia! :) Congrats on your three accepted poems! That will be an incredible TOC!

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  9. Hey everyone I was wondering weather anyone has landed there pieces in big and more prestigious in-print magazines or journals? If so, which have your pieces been published to?

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    1. Check out the Published Work$ page, Daniel -- all manner of good stuff therein.

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  10. Busy week for me. Snow, viruses, and tree removal took priority, but I did get some writing done. I wrote three flashes and a poem. I submitted a poem and received a rejection for a flash from a few months ago.

    In publication news, my short story Clara's Dragon was featured here: http://www.westcoastposse.com/5/post/2013/12/flash-friday-flashversary-top-10-and-becominga-writer.html

    Have a great writing and submitting week, everyone!

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    1. "Clara crushed them beneath her feet" -- as did you, Von. Well done!

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    2. What a great flash, Von. I enjoyed it a great deal, especially that earned uplift at the end.

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  11. Late again but anyway here's my same old news. Submitted a flash fiction piece WRINKLES and it was accepted by Flash Fiction Short Story: http://tinyurl.com/lhyh7c9 Will be includied in an anthology in then new year, As this year ends so will my second draft of SHUT UP MOTHER, the second in my MOTHER LODE trilogy.

    Writing several poems and a flash fiction mythological modern myth in betwwn draft hell, for pure enovative release from the tyranny of rewriting.

    So happy to see all you eager beavers making progress as we head in to the moribund writing season. In case I miss the next update, ¡Feliz Navidad!

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    1. "Tyranny of rewriting" -- yep, and editing, to boot! Hall of Fame updated, John.

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  12. super late to check in...but...super excited to report I finished my first novella - started and finished this month. I have never completed such a long piece, I have been a flash & short fiction writer.
    Inordinately proud of myself for completing it.

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    1. Late and great is better than early and gnerly, as they (i.e. I) say. Congratulations, Lee!

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    2. Way to go, Lee! Feels good, doesn't it?

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  13. I'm here for the new year - looking forward to 24 new submissions this year.

    http://thisunitedstate.wordpress.com/about/

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    1. Glad to have you aboard, Stuart!

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    2. Welcome Stuart. You have started on the path to publication.

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