Saturday, June 7, 2014

Week #23 Check-in

The end of Week 23 is upon us!

What were your successes and setbacks this time around?  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 new books on a writer's shelf. 

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.

25 comments:

  1. I've been neglecting short fiction in favor of working on a novel lately. Over the last few days however, I took a break to work on a hard SF story for an anthology I was invited to submit to. 2500 words in already, which is a promising start for the month of June. This one will probably come in at 4500 or so total.

    Otherwise a quiet week after a crazy-good week in late May. No acceptances or publications, and only a small handful of rejections that mostly didn't hurt very much. Lots and lots of stuff on submission that's well overdue for a response.

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    1. Keep on keepin' on, Alex -- ain't noveling fun?

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    2. Try as I might, I don't seem to be able to work on shorts and novels at the same time, but, like you, have to trade off one for the other. (Different skill set, so it makes sense.) Sounds like you got a good amount of wordage in.

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  2. Written/Subbed: my June story "Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Carpethrian Call of the Wild" is out the virtual door to Rhonda's B is for Broken anthology. Also resubbed stories to Shimmer, Nature, Fireside, and Buzzy.

    Accepted: "Self Storage" to Bards and Sages Quarterly; I'm now 44/52 with my W1S1 2011 stories. 8 more to go...

    Published: "Drawn from a World of Hurt" @ Fiction Vortex.

    Finishing up the last round of edits on my post-apocalyptic fantasy, currently at 125K. Planning to have it query-ready before the end of the month.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Congrats on the publication and acceptance! And on finishing the editing round on the novel. I'm about to enter that fun-fun merry-go-round of editing a novel too. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Let's see. I missed last week, but I've been working pretty steadily on the novel-ish. It's up to 54k with another 3-4 chapters left to go. The end is in sight. Also contemplating a heavy piece of hard SF that is shaping into a novella. Several stories still out, and a few that need to go back out.

    Rejections: 2 (Pseudopod and Collidor)
    A/S/P: none, but I'm working on that.

    Keep up the good work, folks!

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  4. Hello all, I haven't been here for what seems like ages. That's novelling for you. Yep, I've been commissioned to write a novel set in the Dark Expanse. I think it's going well. Words have been laid down. I spent all last month working hard on the plot, getting everything to fit together.

    Also I'm trying to keep up with my subs and my short story writing. I'm not doing a story a week, but still keeping up with 1-2 stories a month. I made two sales this week, to the Alternate Hilarities anthology and to the Aphrodite Terra anthology.

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    1. Congrats on the novel commission. That must be exciting. Getting words laid down is always a good step. And congrats on the sales!

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  5. I haven't commented in a long time; after a very productive January I pretty much completely fell off the bandwagon for a while. Life things got in the way, and are still in the way, so for now I'm stepping down to the monthly challenge. I've continued to submit, and did get a new piece out in April, but nothing in May. I hope to be more consistent going forward.

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    1. Life has a way of doing that. But hooray for sticking with things as much as possible. :)

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  6. Wrote one, submitted one and that's all I have to report. I see that others have been more productive and successful. Well done!

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    1. Sounds pretty productive to me. I learned a long time ago (and many times since) that I have to look at my own goals and achievements, not other folks'. The only time you should even consider getting bummed out by not writing/subbing/selling more is if you aren't working hard to meet your own goals. (And maybe not even then. Because life is challenging enough without trying to add a writing career into the mix.)

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  7. I've just joined today, but I have three pieces of flash fiction that are ready to go out tomorrow, all in sf/fantasy. I'm one chapter closer to finishing my SF novella, too. I'm hoping to sub at least one piece per week through the rest of the year. We'll see if I can keep it up. Good luck, everyone.

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    1. Welcome! Join the fray! Er... fun. Sounds like you have a handle on things, just keep it up! :)

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  8. W: The week was about blog work and prep for Phoenix Comicon.

    S: sent out poems, contracts, requested revisions

    Acceptances: This was a crazy week. One of the most diverse concentrations of acceptances I've ever had.

    - two stories ("All About the Balloon" and "Welcome to the Navy") now confirmed for publication in Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat Did WHAT? ($$)

    - poem to Mobius (nonpaying)

    - poem to Star*Line ($)

    - story to Daily Science Fiction ($)

    - informed my poem "What We Carry" (published in inkscrawl last year) is up for the Dwarf Star Award and will be in the chapbook anthology

    I also survived two full days on con, did panels for the first time, and switched places in an elevator with Julie Newmar and Adam West.

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    1. Lord. I adore Julie Newmar. Sounds like loads of fun. (I'm doing a small, local con at the end of the month. Nervous and excited about it!)

      And congrats on the acceptances! That's wonderful.

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  9. I've been off-balance on how the Write 1 and Sub 1 actually happens.. I wrote 13 stories in May for a total of 18 for the year. I did send out my 4th NEW submission last week, which makes about 55 submissions for the year.

    And my 2013 Write 1 / 2014 Sub 1 will be in Daily Science Fiction on Tuesday!

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    1. Sounds to me like you're over-achieving in the W1S1 department. ;) Great stats though. Keep it up!

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  10. I'm doing pretty good. I'm very busy working on the short book I published.

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    1. Yay! There's always more work after it's published. (And here I thought writing the stuff was the challenge.)

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    2. Yeah I'm published another short story in a few weeks. It's truly crazy how much there is to do as a self-published author. I can't wait until I can slow down and start writing something new. I'm so busy with publishing.

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  11. Not so much wrting this week, but I've been subbing and I have a story in the current issue of The Weekly News which is a W1S1 piece. There's another one due in next week's issue too.

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    1. Hooray for the publication! I find I can't seem to keep the writing and subbing balanced, but I figure by the end of the year it will all even out. (Maybe.) :)

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  12. Tough week for me.

    W1: "The Lizard Queen" (flash)
    S1: Nothing this week :-(

    Accept: Nope
    Published: Nope

    Here's to the coming week, eh?

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    1. I must be too busy. I missed this one somehow. "Hobbies" was published at Every Day Fiction on 6/1. It's an odd one.

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