Sunday, February 2, 2014

Week #5 Check-in & January Juggernaut Award

The end of Week 5 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.

January Juggernaut Blogfest

The first month of Write1Sub1 2014 is over. One month down, eleven to go!

Are YOU a "January Juggernaut" winner?

At the end of each month, we publish a list of everyone who has managed to stick to the challenge: weekly or monthly.

This month, everyone who has done so receives the January Juggernaut Award (in honor of Ray Bradbury's similiarly titled story, Juggernaut).

So if you've met your W1S1 writing goals during January, 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. We'll be sure to check it out!



BLOGFEST RULES: Visit all of the participants above and give them each a virtual slap on the back for their success this month. Then visit their published works, and leave a comment if possible. Well done, everyone!

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  1. Managed to write 4 and sub 1 last month, so color me Juggernautish.

    Published: "Captain Quasar and the Coliseum of Queen Kronikthalia" @ Every Day Fiction

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Nifty Quasar story, Milo. Who doesn't love kitties? (Captain Q, that's who)

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    2. Yay, a new Captain Quasar tale! I'll have to go read that now. :)

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    3. You Juggernaut, you. :) Congrats on writing 4 last month--nice total for the monthly plan.

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    4. Forgot to mention--I loved the house cat/ house sized cat confusion over at EDF. Made it even more fun for me.

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  2. This week in Ramey:

    W1: "Us and Them" (flash); "Vengeance is Mine" (flash)

    S1: three flashes to Cease, Cows; flash to Dactyl; flash to Digging Through the Fat.

    Accept: "Fox" by Cease, Cows.

    Published: Not this week.

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    1. Just received an acceptance from the Revenge of the Scammed Anthology for "Choose Your Own End, James Xavier Reed" so I'll add that to the week's accomplishments.

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    2. Congrats on the double acceptance, that's awesome!

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    3. What a great week, Stephen! Congrats on two acceptances AND on keeping up with all your blog writing last month. You were BUSY!

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    4. Thanks! Glad you're reading the blog posts, Von. It's an exciting project.

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    5. Looking forward to reading those tales, Steve -- nicely done.

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  3. Finished a ROUGH draft that I thought turned out to be predictable--I'll have to address that in the revision. Also subbed three this month, so call me a January Juggernaut! Here comes February, with lots on tap.

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    1. Juggernaut Devin! :) Congrats on those three subs. I hope they morph into three acceptances for February. I have one of those predictable stories sitting on my computer right now, too. No clue how to fix it yet.

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  4. Urrgh didn't quite make my write one this week. This story just don't want to be finished. Lots of subs though.

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    1. You'll soldier through it, I have no doubt. And it will be good. That's how you roll.

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    2. Hiya, Deb! I saw your sub. challenge on FB. I subbed two poems because of it--thank YOU. :) Bummer about the no-W1 for the week, but all those subs certainly make up for it. Best of luck with your story that doesn't want to be finished.

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  5. I got my story done for the month, a novelette, which I think will end up being a novella after it composts for a bit. It came in at 9,000 words, which is really an awkward length, especially for a YA story.

    But I did get 8 submissions out the door this month, including three brand new, never-been-submitted-before stories, so I'm pleased with that.

    Despite the weather, January was a pretty good month all around.

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    1. Sounds like a great month, Charity! Congrats on submitting 8! And congrats on finishing the first draft of your novella. Have a wonderful February! :)

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    1. (Second try. My brain's a little mushy after a rockin' Chinese New Year party last night.)

      Wrote about 2k on a side project (one of the things written under the super-secret psuedonym). Added about 500 to the Magicpunk novel. Also finished up the synopses and biographical statement for the Agent. And revised one short story before submission.

      Subbed 1: Lightspeed's Women Destroy SF call
      R/A: none this week.
      Published: "Insomnia" and "In the Cool of the Day" (both reprints) in the 2014 Campbellian Anthology

      I also found out that "In the Cool of the Day" was the most popular story over at Abyss & Apex in 2013. :)

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    2. Talk about a cool day! Congratulations.

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    3. A super secret psuedonym--what fun! :) Congrats on finishing up your synopses and bio! Do you dislike writing those as much as I do? Writing a bio is especially tedious for me. I'm sure even more is expected when it's for a book.

      I hope your sub to Lightspeed is accepted. Their KS was awesome, reaching minimum funding really fast and then going on to reach stretch goals. Writers and readers were excited about it. Can't wait to read the finished result.

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  7. I made it! January Juggernaut and very excited about it. :-D

    W: short story
    S: 1 short story and 1 flash

    A: This week was unprecedented in terms of acceptance for me. I got three (all flash), and although there's something I need clarified about one before I can sign, I think they're all going to stick. :-) That brings me up to 5 so far this year, one a week. Considering that I've only had 3 stories published in the previous two years, I'm going to go ahead and call this an acceptalance! I also got my first W1S1 acceptance, for week 3's flash, which sold to Kazka Press for their February issue. I'm super pumped to add my name to the Hall of Fame!

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    1. Well done, Brynn. And congratulations.

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    2. Congratulations on all those acceptances and your first W1S1 acceptance, Brynn! I'm so happy for you. :) I love the stories over at Kazka Press--I'll look forward to reading another one of yours. I hope February brings more of the same!

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  8. Managed month one. This week written 2, subbed one, no acceptances but no rejections.
    Well done on all your outputs, acceptances and publications.

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    1. Excellent, Linda! Keep up the writing and submitting. Happy Writing in February!

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  9. Mostly rejections this month as the editors fully wake up from their holiday slumber. Wrote 2 new pieces, one a flash, the other a vignette. Subbed many, many things...

    But not off to a terrible (or maybe it is) start, with an acceptance from Unlikely Story for the Unlikely Acceptance issue.

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    1. Oh yes, those editors are definitely awake. I've been watching the updates over on The Grinder website. Lots of rejections. Congrats on writing and submitting. I hope they turn into acceptances in February! Looking forward to reading your Unlikely story. :)

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    2. I can't wait to read that one, Siobhan -- hoping it's freakin' hilarious.

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  10. Wrote 2
    Sub'd 2
    1 rejection - lovely comments :D gotta keep going :D

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    1. That's the way it's done, Ray!!! Keep on writing and submitting. Congratulations on a rejection with lovely comments-- those are like rare gems. Have a great month. :)

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  11. Sold a W1S1 short story to Lakeside Circus and also a W1S1 poem to Page & Spine (along with an older, non-W1S1 effort). Also had a W1S1 flash printed in Bards and Sages, so pretty good week. Made 7 or 8 submissions but nothing new short storyish written - it's been all novel work.

    Still, I am a January Juggernaut, oh yes!

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    1. Simon, the January Juggernaut! :) Congrats on your sales and your publication last week! I'm looking forward to reading your story at Lakeside Circus.

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  12. I fudged things for W1S1 this month. No new submissions yet (the new poem I wrote will go out this week), but I ended up writing the entire rough draft of my sequel novel for HarperCollins Voyager. Just under 86,000 words in 31 days. Now I get to tear the sucker apart in revisions.

    My poem "Cloud Catcher" was published in Tales of the Talisman. I made this sale early on last year, so it was great to see it in print at last.

    In other writing news, my novel Clockwork Dagger is now available for preorder on Amazon, B&N and Powell's. Amazon includes blurbs from Michael R. Underwood, Tina Connolly, and Kevin Hearne! The book comes out September 16th. Yes, I hope to have a cover sometime soon.

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    1. How exciting it must be to see your book available for preorder!!!! Congratulations. Sounds like a second one isn't too far away. :) Best of luck on those revisions.

      Congratulations on "Cloud Catcher." How did you stand the wait? I'm so impatient.

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  13. Awesome work on the novel! Can't wait to see the cover for "Clockwork Dagger".

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    1. I can't wait, either! Suspense is killing me.

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  14. My W1S1 story for January was accepted over at EDF and will be out in February!

    (Is it okay if I wait to fill out the Paid Publication Form so I can link to the story itself? Or should I fill it out now and then the link can be added later?)

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    1. Awesome, Madeline! Congratulation on your sale to EDF! I saw your name in the Table of Contents yesterday and did a happy dance for you. :) Can't wait to read your story.

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  15. An excellent month for me, with a new 5000-word story and several pieces of flash written.

    A pro sale, a semi-pro sale, and (just this week) a reprint sale to Fantasy Scroll make for a solid month, and it's rounded up with three publications (in IGMS, DSF, and Spark) this month as well.

    February may be quieter in terms of publications (the only one that's currently scheduled for this month is a flesh story in Nature) but I hope to keep up in terms of the sales!

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    1. Alex, that is an incredible number of sales for January! Congratulations.

      Should be an interesting story over at Nature... ;)

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  16. so far I have been keeping my nose clean and writing and subbing every week. Its a nice feeling. Of course it is Sunday night and I just wrote and subbed, so kind of feeling the wire. I am at my favorite bar with a whiskey sour and a lap top. Doesn't get much better.

    Wrote and Subbed: A Former Employee of Death in the Games Department to Abyss and Apex

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    1. A bar, a whiskey sour and a laptop--you writer you! LOL! Submitting on Sunday nights, I've been there myself, MANY times.

      Good job writing, subbing, and keeping your nose clean. :) Here's to more of the same in February!

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  17. Hi Writers! :) January was a wild ride for me, but I definitely came out a Juggernault!!! How cool is that?

    Let's see, 13 stories and poems written for the month--most of these are pretty rough and a few were written in the notepad of my phone so I've got some work ahead getting them submittable.

    I submitted eight in January, several of these were resubs. I received three rejections, all form.

    One poem published and two flashes accepted. Last week, I made my first semi-pro sale to MetroFiction. :) Yeehah, baby!!! :) I've swooned over their stories for a long time.

    Here's hoping February will be a successful month for all of us! Happy Writing!

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    1. You go, Von! That's a great production for January. Keep up the momentum. Congratulations on the sale, the first of many this year.

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    2. Excellent indeed, Von -- keep subbing to those semi-pro+ sites. Looking forward to reading your MetroFiction story.

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  18. This past January was one of the best months I've ever had in the three years since I committed to this crazy fiction writing thing. I managed to finish 6 new stories, made 1 submission, had 1 acceptance (to a semi-pro market), signed two contracts, had 1 publication (technically that was in Feb), and joined Shock Totem as a reviewer. There were a few other minor things, but I won't bore you with the details :)

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  19. I did not write much this week. I was awarded a gold key writing award from Scholastics Youth Art and Writing Contest!

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  20. W1: one non-fiction article, 1 short story (just over 1,000), 1 flash

    S1: 3 fiction: one short, two flash; one non-fiction article; seven poems; a poetry cycle

    Accepted: "Market Song", poetry sale to Mirror Dance

    Published: none

    Rejected: 2 poems, personal, and 1 flash fiction, form

    In other news: plenty of beta and slush reading, contest entries, etc.

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  21. Written and subbed plenty! One sale - a story I hadn't even started at the beginning of the year. Very pleased about that as the markets I sub to usually have a much longer turn around.

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  22. (recommencing due to nasty typo)

    W1 (or technically, finished 1. It took most of January to complete): A is for Apocalypse story.
    S1: Sent that bad boy in!
    Rejections: 2

    I did receive notice that a W1S1 story from back in September has been passed up to the next round of consideration at its current market. Fingers crossed.

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    1. Ah, sweet revision in action! Wishing you luck with your September sub.

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  23. Met my January goals, but still looking at list of long-languishing subs.
    Working on revising some unfinished stories to send to some of the quicker-turnaround markets.
    Cheers to all for a great January!

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    1. I'm in a similar boat. Lots of not-quite-finished stories, and needing to find time to do them justice in revision. Hopefully we'll find that balance and succeed on both fronts. One for all, all for one!

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  24. First month back in the saddle after taking a break for a while. 1 written, 1 subbed, and 1 other sold (a story written in 2012).

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  25. Finished rewriting an old story and sent it off to an editor. Finished a flash story (part of a larger story arc) and sent that off. Received a very favorable rewrite request on a novelette (more editing for February). A reprint sent to a podcasting site has been shortlisted. Got a few rejections and sent the stories out again. Not a bad month but a lot more work to do on old unfinished projects. I'm psyched about the new story I'm working on.

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    1. Nice. I'm enjoying Tales of Woe and Wonder by the way. Thanks!

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  26. I wrote a poem and subbed it in January (doing the monthly), and it was accepted.Yay, keeping up!

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  27. Submitted a new short story to Spider on the 31st! Just made it ( :

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