Sunday, April 20, 2014

Week #16 Weigh-in

The end of Week 16 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 our acceptances and paid publications. (Thanks to Jeff Chapman for keeping us organized.)

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. 

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.

24 comments:

  1. Let see. The novella is up to 32k. Hoping to get it finished in the next couple of weeks.

    Rejections: 1 from XIII
    S/A/P: none this week

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    1. Soon you'll be entering novel territory. Keep up the good work, AG.

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  2. It's been a good week. I've written quite a bit, sent off some work and made two sales.

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    1. That does sound like a good week, Patsy. Nicely done.

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  3. A rather mixed week. Written one, submitted one, one rejection and one story now on http://www.original-writer.com/writershavenissue16page3linda.html#.U1Qej3xOVjo

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    1. Enjoyed your bold tale, Linda.

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  4. I've been very bad about checking in lately. Between editing UFO and working on the novel, I've had little time for short fiction.

    Even so, I did manage to finish and submit a short story in March. In April, I revised and submitted two pieces of flash fiction I wrote for the Weekend Warrior contest a few months earlier.

    In the last month and a half I've sold 2 stories to Daily Science Fiction, one to Nature, one to Dark Expanse, and several reprints. Going to try and report everything I missed through the Google form.

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    1. Way to use the Shvarts, Alex. Soon you'll be able to quit the day job!

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    2. Ha, no way in hell. I've read how much successful writers make on Scalzi's and Jim Hines' blogs, and I'm not willing to take that pay cut :)

      I don't think that I would be happy writing for a living, anyway. It stops being a hobby/enjoyable and begins looking suspiciously like work.

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  5. Made my goals for the week, and keeping on a good pace.

    Wrote 1, Submitted 1. Resubmitted 3 revised pieces.
    2 Rejections, no Acceptances.

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  6. Two more pubs for this month:
    "Mapping in the Darkness" over at Perihelion--this one is free to read! (http://www.perihelionsf.com/1404/fiction_3.htm)
    "Spirit Flare" in Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume 5 (http://store.sparkanthology.org/products/volume-v)

    Other than that, some rejections but mostly quiet. Still hacking away at my Sword & Sorceress prospective story.

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    1. Enjoyed the humor in your Perihelion tale, Siobhan. W1S1 represent.

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  7. Sold my W1S1 from week #27 in 2011: "Dahlia and the Ronin" to Perihelion SF. This one survived 14 rejections before finding a good home. That makes 42 out of 52 stories sold from my first year of W1S1. 10 to go...

    60K through revising the novel, another 80K to go. Then I'll give it another pass over the summer before I start querying.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. W00t! Clearly Perihelion has some good taste. :)

      Good luck with the novel revision, I bet it'll be awesome.

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    2. You define persistence (not to mention quality), Milo. Well done.

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    3. Well done! I wish I could manage your pace when it comes to the novel work :)

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  8. ¡Pascua feliz! Here I am late again. Nothing new to report. Plowing ahead making furrows in my final book," My Mad Mother" in the Mother Lode Trilogy. Working on 2 Flash Stories. Will be submitting 3 poems about faith to Rattle Magaize before next Sunday. Developing two fictional novels one about hammocks the other about a dog grooming salon.

    I've had several poems and editorials accepted and reported, my count hasn't changed I must be doing something wrong? Maybe I' m just impatient?

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    1. Don't worry about the count, I'm sure it'll be counted soon enough (I still have an acceptance that hasn't been counted yet).

      Good luck with your writing, sounds like you're making awesome progress. :)

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    2. I have a couple that haven't shown up yet. As long as you've entered them into the forms, Jeff has them on his spreadsheet.

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  9. Staying busy!

    W: continuing with Poem a Day challenge, finished a new story for the month.

    S: sent off my story for B is for Broken; also sent out some of my new poems from this month.

    Published: my poem "Barstow" in Spark Volume V and my story "Sanctified Ground" in the Trust and Treachery anthology.

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    1. PAD + a new story? Holy cow. Well done, Beth.

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  10. And the beat goes on. Good job, gang.

    My week:

    W1: "How Picasso's African Period Came to an Inglorious End" (flash).
    S1: flash to freeze frame fiction

    Accept: No, but a couple of encouraging rejections
    Published: Not this week.

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    1. Looking forward to reading the Picasso one at some point. I'm sure it rocks.

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