Saturday, June 21, 2014

Week #25 Check-In

The end of Week 25 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. It has been a productive week for me. I polished up the 6000 word story I wrote last week and submitted it (it grew to 6200 and frankly might become a novelette if the anthology it was written for doesn't take it). I also wrote a 600 word flash piece and submitted that too, making it two original subs this week.

    No sales and no publications this week; just a few rejections, and I managed to get all those pieces resubmitted tonight.

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    1. Very productive indeed!

      I've had a few stories expand from shorts to longer pieces. Some just need more room to breathe :)

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    2. Well done, Alex!

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  2. I've been writing but not subbing so much as I've jumped into the self-publishing pool, and also started a Patreon campaign!

    Last week I did finish a drabble as well as a flash fiction piece that will be going up on my site for free in July.

    I'm taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo this July as well so I can finally write that serial I've been wanting to do for so long. There are also a bunch of interesting deadlines coming up so I have a bunch of stories to write and/or finish...so I haven't abandoned the subbing just yet :)

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    1. Way to keep at it, Mary. Looking forward to hearing how Patreon & Camp NaNo go for you.

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  3. Good week for me with two reprint acceptances: one to Pantheon Magazine and one to Dead But Dreaming Magazine. Can't ask for more than that.

    or can I?

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    1. Always ask for more, Deborah! :)
      Congrats on the two reprints-- very cool!

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  4. Wrote a flash piece for an anthology and finished a short story for another anthology. So that's good. Also sold a haiku to Scifaikuest. Only a dollar but it all helps!

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    1. Sounds like a good week. Even if the haiku only got a dollar, it still means someone likes your work enough to pay for it. In today's market, when you almost have to pay people to read poetry, that's saying something. :)

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  5. Finished up the Spider Thief novel on Friday. Clocked in at just over 65k. The agent is reading it over the weekend and then we'll talk sometime later this week.

    I've got a convention this coming weekend. (LibertyCon 27.) It's my very first so I'm excited and nervous about the whole thing.

    Everything else has been quiet. :)

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    1. Congrats on completing the novel, A.G.! Best of luck, and hope you have a great time at the convention.

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    2. Congratulations on finishing the novel! I hope the talk with your agent goes well and revisions go smoothly.

      Enjoy your first con!

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  6. Keep up the great work, y'alls.

    This just in: Captain Quasar -- in Italian.

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    1. Nice work, Milo!

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    2. Soon Captain Quasar will be in all languages. :)

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  7. Pretty good week, as I'm easing back into the writing groove. Definitely feeling rusty, but I'm remembering why I like it so much.

    One flash written, two rejections, two separate stories polished and resubmitted.

    Keep at it everyone!

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  8. Wrote one, submitted one which was promptly rejected, but today received an acceptance from Story Shack for publication in July.

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  9. Received a rejection, worked on another to sub back to them. Submitted one to Penumbra for October. Been difficult to write a new story though--haven't had much time, and the one I have in mind is long, so I'm still working on it . . . pretty sure I'll be able to finish it before the end of June but it's gonna be close.

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  10. I finished my novel read-through this week. I reached the THREE MONTHS TO BOOK RELEASE panic point, and since I have the time between obligations, I've thrown myself into a ton of promotional work. I've written up like a dozen guest blog posts, sent out a bunch of emails, and researched potential venues.

    W: gazillion blog posts, and a new poem for my W1S1 this month. The poem is 300 words, so much longer than my usual.

    S: sent out a lot of poems again, and will send out the new poem this week.

    Best of luck to everyone as we enter the final stretch of June!

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  11. Whew! I made my monthly W1S1 goal. Wrote a micro fiction for a contest. Didn't place or anything but I like the piece and will sub it elsewhere in the future.

    Keep going everyone!

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  12. Hmm, my comment got eaten.

    Finally finished revising my June, now just need some extra eyes...

    A couple of acceptances in early June that I missed reporting, and, of course, rejections. But it's still been quiet for the most part.

    Most recent pub: "Asteya's Fish" over at Chrome Baby (Free to read!)
    http://robindunn.com/bairn20.html

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  13. This will sound crazy but since I have posted I have had about 6 new acceptance. My side number should be around 13

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  14. Hot, hot, hot, and those creative juices are boiling! But I have to get June’s successes in before I run out of town for parties.

    Bewildering Stories published “Dancing with the Jersey Devil” June 9, at http://bewilderingstories.com/issue576/jersey_devil.html

    “Newest Form of Space Travel” was published by Short-Story.Me June 15 at http://www.short-story.me/science-fiction-stories/677-the-newest-form-of-travel.html

    Writers Haven published “Pirates on Hard Scrabble Road” June 7, Issue 17, at http://original-writer.com/writershavenissue17page5walter.html

    “Done Before the Blue Ice Melts” was accepted by The Story Shack June 22, written under the pen name Carolyn Foulkes. To be published July 15.

    “Executive Sweeties,” an erotic romance was published under the pen name of Carolyn Foulkes June 3 by House of Erotica, available as an e-book on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Executive-Sweetie-Carolyn-Foulkes-ebook/dp/B00KQGI8AW). Pays royalties.

    Over My Dead Body’s server is down, so I’m waiting for “Chasing Janus Man” to go online.

    “Time’s Up” was subbed to Belladonna Press for a themed book. “Power Failure” subbed to Old Timey Hedgehog. “Flying Blind” subbed to eFiction’s Heater. Rejection from Connotation Press for “What I Got to Sell You Don’t Want.”

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  15. I'm losing my grip a little bit...

    W1: "The Village Burns" (flash)
    S1: None this week

    Accept: "Clean" by Digging Through the Fat. "Leaf Licker" by A Touch of Saccharine anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press.

    Published: "Balls" by 2014: A Year in Stories. "Predestination and a Potato" in the Tic Toc anthology from Kind of a Hurricane Press.

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