Sunday, February 9, 2014

Week #6 Check-in

The end of Week 6 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.

49 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I was able to write (rewrite old piece that was just sitting there) and submit this week. I got one acceptance from Every Day Fiction

    Wrote and Subbed: Two Holes in the Ground, One with a Monster in It. (Haggard and Halloo)
    Acceptance: The Back-up Bartender Preferrs to Keep His Thoughts to Himself to Every Day Fiction

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    1. Well done, David -- look forward to reading your story at EDF.

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    2. Woohoo!!!! That's awesome about EDF, and I LOVE the title. I'm so happy for you. :) Sounds like a great week to me.

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    3. Congrats on your EDF story!

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    4. Woohoo! Congrats on the EDF sale!

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  2. Wrote one, subbed one, no acceptances, no rejections. A mediocre week. Note to myself: could do better.

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    1. We all could do better, but writing 1 / subbing 1 is our bag, baby. Way to go.

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    2. You're doing great! I know it feels thankless some weeks, but you just have to write on. Writing and submitting is the only way to get there. :) And gosh, I tell myself every week I could do better. But honestly, sometimes all we can do is exactly what we're doing. Hang in there.

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    3. That's all right, I had a mediocre week as well. Although you did marginally better by not receiving any rejections, haha.

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  3. I sent out my W1S1 for this month: "Captain Quasar and the Momentous First Date" to EDF.

    Sold "Thanks for the Memory" to Nature Futures ($) -- this tale survived 14 rejections over 2 years before finding a great place to call home.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Wow, Milo, I am always amazed by the stories that get rejected a dozen plus times, only to find a home at an incredible market. I can't wait to read it. This is a great example for the rest of us to NEVER GIVE UP on a good story. :)

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    2. Can't wait to read the next Captain Quasar tale. :) And awesome job on getting yet another acceptance from Nature.

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  4. Wrote and subbed my W1S1 story for February. It's a contest entry, so fingers crossed. :)

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    1. Awesome job getting your story wrote and submitted so early in the month! Best of luck to you. Submitting to contests can be fun.

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  5. Wrote a little over 1k on a new Spider-thief story. Also wrote (and rewrote and rerewrote) synopses for a novella trilogy.

    Rejections: 1 (Ares Magazine)
    Submissions: 1 (Interfictions)
    Acceptances: None
    Publications: "Vessels for Destruction" @ Nature Magazine - Futures

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    1. Sounds like a great week! I was thrilled to see your story over at Nature Magazine. Awesome read. :)

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    2. Loved "Vessels for Destruction"! You have a great way with dialogue, interspersed with beautiful prose that carries the story forward Thanks for sharing, and congratulations!

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    3. Yes, thoroughly enjoyed "Vessels for Destruction." :)

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  6. Wrote a story and submitted to Glimmer Train and a contest entry.

    Published - an article at Flash Fiction Chronicles.
    http://www.everydayfiction.com/flashfictionblog/muses-have-no-sense-of-time/

    Rohini

    Jan was not very good - too much going on, but I have made up in Feb.

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    1. I'm so glad your Feb. is going well. Best of luck with Glimmer Train. I've heard of the market, but I've never explored their site. I was quite inspired by your post at FF Chronicles. You described the process well.

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    2. I really enjoyed your article, thanks for the inspiration!

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    3. Best wishes on the contest, and here's hoping that February will go better for you. :)

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  7. W: 1 flash, 1 short story
    S: 1 flash

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    1. Awesome job, Brynn! You had a Write2Sub1 week--those are always nice. :)

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  8. Hi Writers! :) Last week I wrote a bunch of snippets, more exercises than anything else. I couldn't find a clear direction, but I played around with POV and discovered a few things about narration that I think will help me in the future. Do you have weeks like that, where you're mostly experimenting and not really finishing very much?

    I wrote and submitted a 250 word story for the FF Chronicles String of 10 contest. I've written for it a few times in the past, but this is my first time actually submitting. My story idea came to me as soon as I read the word list, so that was pretty awesome. I also wrote two poems, one of which I'll probably submit in the next week or two. It came to me almost fully formed--a rare gift.

    No rejections, acceptances, or publications.

    Have a great writing week, everyone! (And Happy Valentine's Day a little early. ♥)

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    1. Sounds like a good week, Von. And you never know when those snippets will turn into something bigger.

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    2. Thanks for the encouragement! I hope they do turn into something. I keep reminding myself that sometimes a poem is a story in disguise and sometimes a story is a poem in disguise, so maybe those snippets are also something else entirely...

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    3. Yeah, I have those weeks as well, where I'm just experimenting. I find them fun and relaxing ,even if it's not much in the way of finishing anything. But I think we need those periods to recoup our creative energies.

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  9. Another great week. Just got an acceptance for the anthology "Boroughs of the Dead Vol 2." Got paid for another story, my second highest payday, so far. Submitted 5 stories, 2 of which are brand new. Wrote 4 new stories, 2 of which are very short. And had 0 rejections.

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    1. Happy DANCE, James. :) That is all kinds of wonderful. I was thrilled to read your update last week, and I'm even more happy this week to see your good news continue. All that hard work and dedication is paying off. Keep writing, keep submitting--you're on the right path for sure.

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    2. Thanks, Von. Now to start work on the next week...

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    3. LOL! You said it, James.

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  10. W1: finished one short, just over 1,000; mostly grad school work these days!

    S1: one short to Issues in Earth Science

    Accepted: "After Appomattox Courthouse" to Shot Glass Journal Issue 12; "What Nephthys Has Collected" ($) to Eternal Haunted Summer's Spring Equinox Issue; "Song for Otter" ($) to Eternal Haunted Summer's Summer Equinox Issue

    Published: "After Appomattox Courthouse" in Shot Glass Journal Issue 12; "Gambling in the Magickian's House" in Tales of the Talisman Volume 9, Issue 3 (W1S1 2013 $); "Coral Bleaching" in Cascadia Subduction Zone Vol. 4 No. 1 (W1S1 2013 $)

    Rejected: 1 flash, personal, from Expanded Horizons

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    1. Wow, Alice, that looks like a great week of acceptances and publications! Congrats! :) I'm glad you're still managing to squeeze in some fiction between the demands of grad school. Keep it up.

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  11. Snow, ice, and...

    W1: "The Interview" (flash); "Cut" (flash)

    S1: prose poem to Cease, Cows

    Accept: not this week.

    Published: not this week.

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    1. :) "Snow, ice, and..." sounds like a great title for something or other. ;) You wrote2 and submitted1--looking good.

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  12. Went way out on a limb this month--started a screenplay. Wrote Episode One of what a friend and I are doing as a collaborative effort and have planned to be a ten episode season in the way of HBO or Starz originals. I'm actually really excited about it. It's going to be a rated R, part science fiction, part old west saga that could be really, really good if we do it right. In other news, I'm editing a story now to send to this quarter's WotF Contest. Hopefully I'll submit it this week, then be done with February and focus on finishing a longer piece from NaNoWriMo.

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    1. Wow, a screenplay with a friend. Sounds like fun to me. How can you go wrong with Sci Fi and old west saga? I'm looking forward to reading about your progress. :)

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    2. A screenplay--that's really cool. Do you have an agent set up? Because I hear that producers in Hollyweird won't even glance at a screenplay without an agent. It might also require joining a writing guild.

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  13. My life: eat, sleep, revise novel. I'm gradually trying to send out rejected things and new poems from November, but I'm hopelessly behind on all that stuff right now.

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    1. And you're totally allowed to be :)

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    2. That's okay, Beth! I'm in awe of your book in a month and your dedication to getting those revisions done. The poems and rejected pieces will be waiting for you on the other side. :)

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  14. I didn't write much this week (a few hundred words of new stuff altogether) because I was eyeball deep in edits for Fae and Niteblade. Hoping to get a more impressive end word count for this week though, because next week I'll be eyeball deep in edits for A is for Apocalypse LOL

    I did get to announce a sale (W1S1 qualifying) though, so that's good :)

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    1. Good luck on the editing, and hope it goes swiftly. And congrats on the sale. :)

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    2. Yay!!! Sales are always awesome to announce. Best of luck with the editing. And SOMEONE is a big tease about a new cover. ;) Looking forward to seeing it AND to reading the finished book. I'm still pondering what P could be... Pancreas? Podiatrist? Phlegm?

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    3. I'm not sure where this reply is going to go... hopefully the right place LOL

      Thank you for the wishes of luck, I will totally take them. And you will NEVER guess what P is... never ever LOL

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  15. Have not done much writing lately, was distracted for a bit by a date (hehe). Will try to improve in the coming works, maybe even finish something--gasp!

    I did make it into the top 10 for the On the Premises contest. Feb. 14th is when I find out the final decision.

    Until next time... Good luck everyone on your writing endeavors!

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    1. LOL! Dates will do that to you, if it's the type I'm thinking of. ;)

      Best of luck in the Premises contest! Fingers are crossed for you. Congrats on reaching the top 10.

      I hope you have a successful writing and finishing week.

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  16. strange... i know i posted... where did it go? lol

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