Sunday, January 12, 2014

Week #2 Check-in

The end of Week 2 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words been hotter than Fahrenheit 451, or has The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 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.

This year we have cool forms for reporting your acceptances and paid publications. Thanks to Jeff Chapman for the design work.

Please report ONLY accepted/published stories that you wrote as part of your participation in W1S1 (2011-2014).

(Please note that reports will not immediately appear, as they must be verified/processed by the weekly moderator)

While W1S1 continues to encourage all avenues for publication, we want to especially highlight those stories and markets that help to put protein-rich snacks in a writer's fridge.(Please note that reports will not immediately appear, as they must be verified/processed by the weekly moderator)

Even if you have no acceptance or publication news to report, please update us on your week's progress in the comments. Successes and failures, triumphs and disasters, brilliant ideas and insane dreams: we want to read all about them.


75 comments:

  1. Hey

    Wrote and Subbed One - The Quest for the Golden Cake (Smashed Cat Magazine)

    Keep it up everyone

    David

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    1. Keep on keepin' on, David.

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    2. Nice. I like Smashed Cat.

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    3. Yay, David! Week 2 done!

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  2. Found out a podcast of my story "Blessed Be the Patient" is going live this week @ Every Day Fiction, thanks to the voice-talented Folly Blaine. That was a very nice surprise.

    Received an 8-month form letter rejection from Story Houston and resubbed to Tin House; received a 3-month form letter rejection from DarkFuse and resubbed to Fear and Trembling.

    Otherwise, it's been novel edits and revisions: 60K down, 40K to go.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Congrats on the audio version, and way to turn right around and resub those pieces, Milo!

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    2. Excellent news, Milo. Looking forward to listening.

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    3. I KNEW IT! :) I read "Blessed Be the Patient" not too long ago when I was browsing through stories at EDF. Really nice writing on that. When you mentioned Folly was reading one of your stories, I wondered if it was that one.

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  3. W: A lot. I started on the new novel on the 1st and as of last night, I'm at 28k.

    S: I sent out the novelette I started in December. Still need to send out a new poem or something for this month.

    This far, 2014 has only brought rejections. I haven't had time to send out stuff again, either. Novel is eating my time and brain.

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    1. That's some spectacular word count!

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    2. Wow, seriously. Way to go!

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    3. Excellent wordage, Beth. The rest will come.

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    4. Awesome word count, Beth! And Happy Birthday. :)

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  4. Oh, but it was cold this week! I started work on a story I hope to finish in the next few days. One rejection that I turned right around and resubmitted. And ... a rewrite/resubmit request that I'm thrilled to say sold to Flash Fiction Online.

    Straying from the Path is a W1/S1 story from last year (already filled out the form). This was a very nice way to end the week.

    Happy writing, all!

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    1. That's fabulous, Charity! I love Flash Fiction Online. :-)

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    2. Great news, Charity. That's a prime place to appear for us flash writers.

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    3. HOORAY! What a superb market! I was happy dancing when I read your blog post about your acceptance. I can't wait to read your story. Such a great year you're having so far! ♥

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  5. Wrote just under 2k as I finished up the edits (fine-tuning the larger revisions) on the Steampunk novel. Also started back to work on the sword & sorcery novella. (Still trying to reboot my brain after last weeks marathon revisions.)

    Subbed: 1 short (Cicada), and the Steampunk novel sent back to potential agent

    No rejections/acceptances/publications this week.

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    1. Two steps forward, and another step forward :-) Well played.

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    2. Sounds like you're keeping busy in the new year. Congrats on finding time to submit a short. :)

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  6. W1: flash
    S1: moar differenter flash

    That's about it this week. A few rejections; nothing of much note.

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    1. You wrote and you submitted, Brynn! Excellent week 2. :)

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  7. Wrote 1 + subbed a new story (and a resubmission).

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    1. Perfect, Dawn! Keep resubmitting. I have to work harder on the resubmits.

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  8. Mostly novel writing this week, but one haiku sale to report (to 50 Haikus). Write on all!

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    1. Congrats on your sale! :) Haiku, haiku, haiku--such a fun word to say.

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  9. Wrote 1
    sub'd 1

    thanks for posting my accepted stories in the links :D

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    1. Thanks to Jeff for that. Way to keep up the momentum.

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  10. Wrote & Subbed The Witch & The Gods' War. No sales/rejections/etc. to report.

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    1. That's the Bradbury way, Stephanie. Well done.

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  11. Editing my 6,700 word short story... Wrote my first flash fiction... Wrote around 4,000 on my book...

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    1. Flash is a fine art form and a great way to hone our skillz.

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  12. Keep that new year rolling...

    W1: "Love Had Made Her Beautiful" (flash).
    S1: short story to Clarkesworld

    Accept: "The Beast They Do Not See" by Apocrypha and Abstractions
    Pub: None

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    1. Looking forward to reading that one, Steve.

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  13. Wrote a piece and read it out on local radio, no rejections and one acceptance (for which I have filled out the form) http://www.winamop.com/lc1401.htm
    Seems like there's lots of writing going on.

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  14. Great writing and creativity week! I wrapped up a Magic Realism class through the Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review - really great workshop - and started a Flash Fiction class through the same workshop series.

    W1: two flash fictions

    S1: Short story reprint to Spindles

    Accepted: conditional acceptance to a speculative comics anthology with a contributor; pro-sale, but hush-hush until we crack our Kickstarter stretch goal! Will post more later. ^_^

    Published: "Like God's Chorus of Crickets" (poetry, $) at Eye to the Telescope

    Rejected: poetry from Penumbra Magazine.

    Gave a poetry reading yesterday as part of Atlanta's Art Ashram. Wonderful event - great art, great people and great poetry. ^_^

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    1. What a great week. Keep up the good work, and thanks for the bit about the workshop. I'm sooooo tempted to give that a try.

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    2. You should! My teacher was excellent. Very targeted feedback, she's experienced and she knows how to polish for market. Also, the class is fairly affordable.

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    3. Just to confuse people further: Alicia Cole

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  15. Doing the monthly challenge ... 2 subs, 2 rejects, 1 story written so far

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    1. Way to go, Pam!

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    2. What will you do with all the spare time :-)

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  16. Working on a short story. Been fun to play in a longer form than the flash pieces I've been doing lately.

    No rejections this week, but I did a little polish on an older story and resubmitted.

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    1. Good job, Dan. Yes, it's good to work across lengths. Keeps the muscles in tone.

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    2. "Play in a longer form" -- I like that. We should always have fun with it.

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  17. Hey everyone I'm looking for a writing buddy. Like every day we message comparing word counts. Like a motivation buddy! Looking for extremely committed writer buddy!

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    1. I'm fighting this so hard right now (too many forks in the pork) but if you're still interested when my life clears out a bit, I'm game.

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    2. Sounds good just contact me at my website or google plus profile.

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  18. Wrote a new story, which will probably need more revision than I'd like to admit, and I subbed an older piece that I didn't have to mess around with all that much. So far, so good. :)

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    1. I feel your pain. They always seem so good fresh out of the oven. Best to let them cool, though.

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  19. Doing the monthly challenge, and happy to report I wrote one brand new story this week. I also tweaked, polished, and subbed three(3!) stories that were languishing on my hard drive. So I've met my monthly goal and there are still weeks left to add to my productivity!
    No accepts, rejects or sales to report. (Yet!)

    Congrats to all on the good work!

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    1. Now, that's the way you start a month. Nice work.

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  20. Written loads, subbed loads and two sales. 1 was from W1S1 2013 and one a much older story.

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    1. To the (most excellent) point. Nicely done.

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  21. Wrote a Valentine's Day story and subbed to EDF. Fingers crossed! :)

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    1. You plan ahead? Wow. I just finished my Christmas story...

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  22. Total of 5 out there now, including one written this month. Momentum! :)

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    1. Rolling moss gathers no stones. Keep it up!

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  23. Damn, here I am late as usual, simply must get an up to date link to this site. I've been busy as hell for weeks editing my second novel in my Mother Lode Trilogy.

    In my previous published book in this trilogy I employed and paid 3 beta readers and 2 editors, none of them worked out. In this second book I've undertaken to edit the whole 16,000 word book, using an editing program. The work is painstaking and damn slow with rewrites and adjustments to make sense when I remove overused words and other niceties from the text. I can only manage about 2 or 3 chapters in six hours of hard exhausting labor, and there are 74 short chapters in the book. I'm over half way there. Should be ready to publishe end of the month.

    By comparison, writing the book was easier. In the final book, "My Mad Mother" I'll edit every 3 chapters as I write. Hate to interrupt the flow of my thoughts as I type them.

    Written and submitted a short poem "Blown Away" in celebration of the annual international Lord of the Wind kiting and surfboarding competion.

    Writing a short piece requested by East Capers Periodico newspaper, deadline 25 January.

    That's it folks, will comment on what you writers are up to when I am let out of the rubber room. Adios for now.

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    1. Hiya, John! :) I wondered what happened to you. Sounds like you've been busy. Best of luck on your poem submission, and I hope the editing gets easier for you. I'm sorry your attempts at hiring beta readers and editors weren't successful.

      Happy New Year and Happy Writing!

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    2. Thank you Von Rupert for your encouraging response to my whining. The book is up on Amazon and gathered a couple of 5 star reviews.

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  24. Hi Writers! I forgot to post my own update. I have a new routine that is working for me: I write my story/poem draft at the beginning of the week and pick a story from my files to edit over the rest of the week. By Saturday, the editing is complete and I can submit. Only took me A YEAR to come up with it. ;)

    Wrote: One flash about robots in love. This was such a fun story to write. I can't wait to edit.
    Sub: One flash Sci Fi "Picturing Priscilla" This was a disturbing story to write and edit. Not sure what the reader response will be.
    Pub: none
    Reject: One rejection from DSF. I was disappointed, but not overly so. I tweaked a tiny bit and submitted to another eZine.

    Nice work on all the writing and submitting that's been going on! And Congratulations on the acceptances and publications. Such a joy to read and comment on your stories. :)

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    1. I like the sound of that routine, Von -- and way to not let that rejection slow you down. Keep getting your stories out there where they belong so we can read them.

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    2. Great process, Von. It keeps the new work flowing, gives it time to cool off, and keeps you subbing too. Fantastic.

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  25. Trying to stick with the weekly challenge this year, as well as begin reporting here. For week 2 I wrote and submitted a flash, and received one rejection (promptly resubmitted!). I also subbed a published story to a podcast.

    Keep it up, everyone!

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    1. That's the spirit, Cory. We're rooting for you.

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    2. Yay! Good for you, Cory. Sounds like a great week. I'm trying to "promptly resubmit" this year, too. You'll have to help keep ME straight on that. :)

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  26. I received so many rejections this week. Around five or six.

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    1. Badges of honor, Daniel. It means you're getting your work out there.

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  27. I'm extremely late to check in this week - but I did write and submit a poem, "Robot Sonnet," last week about mid-week and it was accepted by Friday by Bewildering Stories! Plus, I had an acceptance come in for my poem, "Green Planet," with Every Day Poets, which I wrote and submitted the last week of December.

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