Sunday, March 23, 2014

Week #12 Check-in


The end of Week 12 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have you been burning The Candle into the wee hours of night? Or have you been more like The Screaming Woman? 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.

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.

39 comments:

  1. Written a bit more on the Spider-thief novella, it's up over 15k now. (Re)Subbed some older stuff and reprints, plus a piece of flash first making the rounds.

    A couple of rejections. Nothing unusual.

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    1. Way to keep at it!

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    2. A week in the life, eh? :) Awesome job subbing and resubbing older stuff--that really seems to make a difference.

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  2. Hi everyone! I hope you're having a good week.

    I have a really awesome reprint sale that I won't put in the form or say much about yet, but I'm happy.

    I'm now using HabitRPG to reinforce my writing habits. I highly recommend it.

    W: Wrote two new poems. Heavy edits on the novelette I wrote in January, and heavy edits on a new flash fic. Theme of the week: revisions.

    S: Sent out the new story and revised novelette and a batch of poems.

    Published: New story at DSF but it won't be on their website until tomorrow.

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    1. Congrats on the reprint, Beth. Be sure to let us know details when you can talk about it!

      I just started using Habitrpg this week. I'm not 100% sold on it yet, but it seems like a good reminder to keep my writing time from falling down my priority list.

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    2. Congrats on the secret sale! And looking forward to your DSF story. :)

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    3. Congratulations on your reprint sale! Can't wait to hear more about it. :)

      I LOVE HabitRPG. I followed the link from Rhonda's blog, and I'm very glad I did. It's made a huge difference in the amount of work I finish each day. Things like book reviews I promised are getting done much faster because I include them on my New To-do Section. I end the day pretty darn proud of myself. :)

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  3. Had a poor week or so on the writing front. Nothing bad, but did not get my butt in the chair the way I need to.

    Tried a couple of new tools to help remind me to make time (Magic Spreadsheet and Habitrpg.com) for writing. The real incentive is always the way I feel when I'm done, but sometimes it's hard to protect my writing time.

    No responses on any of my submissions, nothing new out this week.

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    1. Here's to a better week ahead -- lucky #13.

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    2. I love the phrase "protect my writing time." It's taken me a very long time to learn to protect mine, but it's worth it. The more respect I give to my writing, the more respect the people around me give to it. That seems strange, but it's been very true for me. (Does take time though. )

      I hope you have a much better time writing this week. :)

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    3. Sorry to hear you didn't get to do the work you wanted, but tomorrow's a new week--get at it!

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  4. Been rather quiet lately. A few rejections, but nothing like the volume I was receiving in the last 2 months.

    W1: humor piece (my UFO3 hopeful), and went back to rework a flash piece that editors seemed to like, except said the ending was unsatisfying--now it's twice as long.

    S1: Resubs. Nothing new.

    Accepted: Nadda this week.

    Published: "Spring Cleaning" in On The Premises (First place! Booya!)
    http://www.onthepremises.com/issue_22/story_22_1.html

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    1. 1st place? Very nice. I'll have to check it out.

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    2. CONGRATULATIONS!!! :) What an awesome story! I can understand why it was chosen best. That little Bantu is all kinds of endearing. Will he make it into some future stories? He definitely has that kind of potential. :)

      Best of luck with your UFO3 piece. I love that anthology series.

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    3. 1st place??? Way to go!!!

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  5. Wrote 1, subbed one, no acceptances and no rejections so far, although I have quite a few pieces out there so fingers crossed.
    Congratulation to you all on your sales, acceptances, hard work and dedication.

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    1. I'm waiting on quite a few as well. Good thing we keep sending more out there -- makes it difficult to obsess over individual submissions.

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    2. My fingers are crossed, too! I hope you get some positive responses from your subs this week. :) Keep up the good work.

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    3. I'll keep my fingers crossed for both of you!

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  6. Wrote a new Coyote Cal weird western this week and re-subbed 4 rejected stories. Started revising my post-apocalyptic fantasy -- 1 chapter down, 13 to go. The cover artist for my Captain Quasar novel finished the preliminary sketch (looks great) and is working on the final version. I'm pretty stoked about this and have to keep reminding myself that it's really happening.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. So exciting man! Can't wait to see the cover art and read the novel.

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    2. Wow, Milo, sounds like a really productive week. Can't wait for your Captain Quasar novel--I love the approach Every Day Novels is taking with their writers. They seem very hands-on and supportive. (I'm on the edge of seat waiting for each new installment of Gay's novel.) Have a great week! :)

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  7. A good week--a few thousand new words on the next episode of this screenplay I'm writing. It's a challenge to put together but a TON of fun. I also have some prose work I need to do, with three or four story ideas waiting to be started after I finish this episode. GAH! So much work.

    Great news! My first acceptance of 2013 came this week with a sci-fi sale to Perihelion. Very excited! It's one of my oldest and favorite stories, my only one to get a personal rejection from Fantasy and Science Fiction, my favorite magazine.

    Great week everyone! Looking forward to the next one--13 is my lucky number.

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    1. I love hearing about your adventures in screenwriting. Your enthusiasm ALMOST makes me want to give one a try. :)

      Congrats on your sale. It's so awesome each month at W1S1 to read about previously rejected stories that find incredible homes. Quite inspiring.

      Here's wishing you a productive and rewarding Week 13!

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    2. Hooray for the acceptance! It always seem to me that the favorites have the hardest time selling, but it feels like even more of a victory when it happens. Way to go!

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    3. Awesome news on the sale! Perihelion is a great market, and who knows, maybe we'll be TOC mates. :)

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  8. Hi Writers! :) On the writing front, things are going well for me. I wrote two poems and two flash stories. I made some progress editing my pregnant on Pluto story, but it still has a ways to go. There's a lot of dialogue to edit, and I don't want to risk going too fast and losing the feel of each voice. Tough to slow down, though. I had really hoped to get it submitted for a deadline this month.

    No publications or acceptances.

    Two rejections.

    One poetry submission. This one was rejected a while back, but the editor told me I could resubmit if I made some changes. Here's hoping I made the changes she had in mind.

    Happy Spring, everyone! :)

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    1. Congrats on a good week! Hope you can keep up the pace. And you should definitely try your hand at screenwriting--it's just a blast! And I think it's improved my prose dialogue, too. :)

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    2. Good luck on the poem rewrite! Sometime those turn into sales. :)

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  9. I've been writing heavily - stories and poetry.

    Catching up for the past two weeks and keeping with my weekly goal this year.

    W1: one short story, one poem, beginning of second poem, story rewrite

    S1: one short story and one poem

    Published: "What Nephthys Has Collected" at Eternal Haunted Summer; "On an Iranian Goblet, 5,000 Years Old" at Strange Horizons

    Accepted: 0

    Also, I got a position reviewing for Tangent Online and my masthead credits for copy editing/proofing with Stupefying Stories. :)

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    1. Nice! Strange Horizons is a tough place to get accepted, way to go! Looking forward to reading it.

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    2. Congratulations on getting into Strange Horizons!

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    3. Well done all around, Alicia.

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  10. Finished one short piece this month and revisions of a novel for my Czech publisher, resubmitted two stories and had a nonfiction article accepted by Clarkesworld.
    April should be more productive for me, I hope, since the revisions took a lot of my time from January to March. I have five short stories to finish at present. Alas, data collection for my thesis and other work need to be taken care of soon too.

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  11. Alas, no I have not written for some time, hence my silence. Too much angst in my life at the moment. I'm beginning to feel the muse return, however. Congrats to all those who have, though. Kudo's!

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    1. Hooray for the muse! Ride it while you can (though maybe that's not the best metaphor?)

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  12. Oops, I thought I posted yesterday. Oh well. It's nice to see so many people doing really well this week. You guys lift us all up.

    W1: "Five Answers" (flash); "Night of the Mantis" (flash)
    S1: flash to defenestration

    Accept: Not this week
    Published: Nope

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  13. I only get 'round to this neck of the woods once a month, so here's a look at March:

    “She Thought Samuel Was a Gem” was published by Every Day Fiction on March 24, at http://www.everydayfiction.com/she-thought-samuel-was-a-gem-by-walt-giersbach/#disqus_thread

    “Hook Your Readers,” published June 2, 2010, by Flash Fiction Chronicles, will be republished in May 2014 at http://www.everydayfiction.com/flashfictionblog/.

    Bewildering Stories accepted “Dance with the Jersey Devil” for publication in May.

    A review of Jeff Markowitz’ “Who Is Killing Doah’s Deer?” was written for Amazon and Goodreads.

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  14. Poem Accepted to Magazine!

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