Sunday, March 9, 2014

Week #10 Check-in

The end of Week 10 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.

46 comments:

  1. A week of nothing.... A short story I wrote is being edited...

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    1. Some weeks are like that, Daniel. Keep at it. A fresh week is upon us. :)

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  2. Busy week! Finished up another round of novel edits, wrote a new flash, sent out a ton of submissions, and almost broke my brain in making a fantasy map in Photoshop.

    Oh yeah, and the really big news? I HAVE A BOOK COVER.

    Written/submitted: new flash story (1k)

    Accepted: A poem to Star*Line, a poem to Spark: A Creative Anthology Volume V, and a reprint audio sale to Toasted Cake.

    Write on!

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    1. LOVE the cover! That's so exciting, seeing it all coming together. And congrats on the acceptances too!

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    2. Very nice cover, Beth -- is it feeling real yet?

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    3. Milo, at this point it's starting to, yes. It's weird how it takes so long to sink in.

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    4. The cover looks great, Beth! Congrats on great week.

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    5. Wow, Beth! Congratulations on such a productive week. I loved the cover--so much personality depicted in the two characters. I love how you keep focused on your writing even after finishing the draft of such a huge project in January. Very inspiring for me.

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    6. So cool! Way to go Beth!

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  3. This week I fought off a horrible cold. Which put a little bit of a dent in my ability to write but I still cranked out words on a new Spider-thief short story (now-turning-novella) and have over 8k done. (Although, I only wrote maybe 2k this week.) And working on a weird gender-swapping SF story called "Thumbsucker". The Steampunk Novel is out on submission (per my agent's update) so... just waiting for eventual good news on that front.

    Submissions: Subbed the same story twice (Drabblecast, Bastion)
    Rejections: Three (Cicada, Drabblecast, Apex)
    Acceptances/Publications: None this week.

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    1. Looking forward to your novel acceptance news.

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    2. Hoping you get good news from your agent soon! That whole process is so nerve-wracking.

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    3. Way to keep at it despite the illness. Hope to hear good news on the novel front soon.

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    4. Feel better soon! Never easy to work with a miserable cold, but it sounds like you stayed on track. I hope this is a better week for you. Love the title "Thumbsucker."

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  4. After 21 rejections, my W1S1 from Week #34 in 2011 has finally found a home: "Survival of the Fittest" to Big Pulp Magazine ($)

    And speaking of rejections, a total of 5 this week, but I'm getting those stories out where they belong.

    Novel edits should be done this week; looking forward to that. Started "Captain Quasar vs. the Call of the Wild" and plan to have the first draft finished by Wednesday.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Way to keep on subbing until you found the right home for Survival! I've heard some good things about Big Pulp-- I need to hop over there and check them out.

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    2. Congratulations on your sale to Big Pulp Magazine! Really awesome and inspiring news. Your many-times rejected stories are finding some incredible homes. Can't wait to read your new Quasar story. The title made me smile.

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  5. okay... it looks like my post last week didn't go up again... :(

    and this week i have nothing to repot.. please forgive any typing errors i'm touch typing without a check as my vision is off... i have a specialist to see on wed but i'm not sure what's going on

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    1. Hoping you get good news from the specialist, Raydeen!

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    2. I'm sorry you're having a tough time posting, Raydeen. Sometimes I have trouble getting my replies to post. I end up closing the page and opening a fresh one. I hope you get encouraging news from the eye specialist this week--very scary when unexplained health problems occur. I'm sending you positive thoughts for a speedy recovery. (((hugs)))

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    3. Hang in there Raydeen! Sending happy thoughts your way.

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  6. Met my personal goal of starting to turn my stack of first drafts into submission-ready stories, and was able to send a new piece out this week.

    No word on any of my outstanding submissions, so just trying to keep on with my revisions this coming week, and adding to my list of 'pending responses'.

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    1. Sounds like a great week, Dan! I have a similar stack of first drafts that need revision. Some of them are so rough, I kind of dread getting started. The crazy thing is I actually enjoy the revision process--I'm not sure why I put it off for so long.

      Here's to many "pending responses" and many "acceptances in the coming week!

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    2. Nice Dan! Keep sending them out and the acceptances will come.

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  7. Wrote 2, submitted 2, one acceptance and no rejections.

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    1. Congratulations on your acceptance, Linda!! That's awesome news. :)

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    2. A good week! Congrats on your acceptance!

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  8. So, Mardi Gras was great!!!! Except for the double pro rejection on Lundigras... I didn't cry until the second one. :(

    Anyway, on I go! I've kept to my W1S1 despite Mardi Gras:

    W1: one flash fiction, several poetry snippets; edited one short story

    S1: one flash fiction, two short stories

    Accepted: 0

    Rejected: two biggies :/ Anyway...

    Published: "Fast-Acting Love Spell" at Right Hand Pointing, Issue 73: http://www.righthandpointing.net/#!alicia-cole/cflm

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    1. I'm sorry about that double pro rejection, Alicia. :( It even sounds painful.

      I loved your "Fast-Acting Love Spell" poem. You evoked so much in such a short poem--incredibly impressive.

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    2. Get those rejected stories back out there!

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  9. Wrote 2, subbed 2 - done for March. This is a good thing because I have got to get going on my posts for The Blogging A-Z Challenge next month!

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    1. Awesome, Madeline! :) Oh wow, best of luck with the A-Z Challenge week next month. I've never attempted it myself, but I've had great fun contributing to other blogs for the challenge. :) I'll definitely stop by next month and see what you're writing about.

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  10. Hi Guys

    Quiet on the writing front. I was able to write and submit one poem, so I haven't lost a week yet. Not bad.

    Wrote and Subbed: Sunrise Sunset Should Have Been Playing on the Juke Box (but it wasn't) - submitted to Everyday Poets

    I got an acceptance from Black Scat Review for my piece Ways to Woo a Lady with the Aid of a Ball Peen Hammer

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    1. Keep up the hard work, David! Congrats on the acceptance from Black Scat!

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  11. Here I am late as usual. Submitted 2 poems; Flop Flipping and Sea Scrolls to East Capers Periodical, they may have been accepted, I'll check, should know by next Sunday. Writing 2 editorial features Escaper© for The Baja Citizen, will submit the end of this week. I've just begun to write the third and final book in my Mother Lode Trilogy. Reeving up to this task has been truly trying, but we are underway. Expect to publish before July, ha ha. That's for this wooly week. Glad to see so many members are up for the writing game.

    Gracias

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    1. Sounds like a lot of work John! Good luck!

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  12. Hi Writers! :) I wish this year would slow down. I can't believe it's already March. Sheesh. I was too tired to post for Week 9, but I kept up with my writing and submitting.

    For week 10, I wrote two flashes and one poem. I wrote one of the flashes after reading a few short stories by Flannery O'Connor. Interesting to see how my voice was different as a result. My character was much more introspective than usual while the plot was subtle with a greater emphasis on language. Feels so strange when that voice change happens.

    I submitted one flash "Midnight Come Soon."

    I received two rejections. I plan on making a few corrections to one and sending it back out this week. It's a favorite of mine so I hope it finds a good home.

    No publications.


    I hope everyone has a wonderful week. :) Spring Forward, dude! ♥

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    1. Good luck on those submissions Von--hope you get that rejection back out there ASAP!

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  13. Two subs so far this month; 1 already rejected, another rejection for a February submission.
    Haven't written anything new yet. Looking at a crazy busy month, hoping to get at least one new story done.

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    1. Quick rejections stink, but at least you get to sub it out to more magazines! Good luck on this month's story, look forward to hearing what you come up with.

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  14. Hi all you wonderfully productive writers. My week was:

    W1: "Imagine" (flash); "On the Way Down" (flash); "Pacifier" (flash). Also finished a rewrite of a novella.

    S1: short story to Shimmer.

    Accept: "Beggar" will be reprinted in a Best of Anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press.

    Published: soon, my pretty.

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    1. Stephen, good luck with that short story to Shimmer--they're a great 'zine. You're a productive flash fiction writer man!

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  15. Great stuff from everyone!

    For me: I wrote about 1000 words of a new story and got a rejection from Flash Fiction Online. Then I went on vacation and productivity stopped. :) Oh well, more to come when the real world returns next week.

    Keep it up everyone!

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    1. Sometimes a vacation can be just the ticket to spur production. Let us know how it works out for you.

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  16. I am very late this time but not too late, I hope.
    Not a bad week. Did some editing and submitted some haiku, which were accepted so that was great. One rejections and no movement whatsoever on lots of pieces lying around.

    Congrats to everyone who is keeping with it.

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