Sunday, June 29, 2014

Week #26 Check-in

The end of Week 26 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.

39 comments:

  1. A quiet week with no short fiction writing for me. Added 3000 or so words onto the novel, so not a tremendous amount of progress there, either.

    I did have a publication -- this week's Nature includes my flash story "A One-Sided Argument":

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v510/n7506/full/510570a.html

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    1. Enjoyed the tale, and good work on the novel. Keep at it.

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    2. Wow, Alex, that's an incredibly powerful story. You did an awesome job setting the stage--I could picture everything quite clearly. The ending was a complete surprise to me. Nice work.

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    3. 3,000 words of progress is still progress. Keep at it, Alex!

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  2. My Week#30 story from 2011 has finally been accepted: "So How Can It Be A Faux Pas If Everybody Does It?" to Plasma Frequency Magazine. Now I'm 45/52 for that first year of W1S1. Hard to believe that was three years ago.

    Plowing through edits on another manuscript. Got the post-apocalyptic fantasy out making the rounds on the query circuit, now it's time for the time-traveling detective to get in shape. 19K down, 136K to go, trimming the fat.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Wow, that's impressive Milo

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    2. Seconded - impressive, indeed Milo!

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    3. You ROCK, Milo. You show us week after week that "THIS CAN BE DONE." Thanks and congratulations on another acceptance.

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    4. That's awesome, Milo! Really impressive to see your dedication to not only the writing but the ongoing submission process. Here's to finding homes for those last seven stories!

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    5. You're a machine, Milo. Good job!

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  3. I sold two reprints to Mad Scientist Journal. So hoorah!

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    1. Awesome, Deb! Excellent market. Congratulations! :)

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    2. Congrats, Deborah!

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    3. Yay! Keep those sales coming, Debs!

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  4. A quiet week for me; wrote 1 subbed 1 and nothing else to report. Hard to believe we're half way through 2014. Great news about your successes Deborah, Milo and Alex.

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    1. Oh my gosh, Linda, I hadn't thought of it as half way through the year. I felt a little panic just reading the words. Quiet week for me, too.

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  5. A quiet week for me; wrote one, subbed one and nothing else to report. Great news about your successes Deborah, Milo and Alex.

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    1. Thought it hadn't posted!

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  6. Subbed a new flash piece to Alternate Hilarities 2: Vampires Suck and had it accepted, so that was good. Other than that it's been mainly novel work.

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    1. Congratulations on your acceptance, Simon! Vampires DO suck--too funny. Sounds like a great anthology. (It is an anthology, right?)

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    2. That means you've got one in each of their upcoming anthologies? Well done!

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  7. Added about 7K to a new story but most of my other work has been outlining for the serial I'll start writing in July.

    No new acceptances to report but I should have 2 subs to send out this week.

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    1. You're writing a serial! That's awesome, Mary. Are you posting it somewhere online? I love reading the serials over at JukePop--they're rather addictive. Best of luck with your subs.

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    2. Yeah, definitely let everyone know when the serial is up, Mary, and good luck on the subs!

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  8. No writing or subbing done this week. (The agent has read the new novel, but we had to temporarily postpone discussion of what to do with it 'til this coming week.) Had a blast at the local convention. (Not only my first time there, but my first convention ever!) Met Timothy Zahn and probably gushed a little too much, but I'm a longtime fan...

    And got autographs from some cool people, read from my novella, participated in some panels, loads of fun.

    Currently loading up a new project to work on during July in addition to any edits the agent may want. Slowly but surely. :)

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    1. Wowser! Congrats on attending your first convention. Sounds like you had an incredible time. Best of luck with your new project!

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    2. Glad to hear the convention went well. Way to keep at the follow up on your novel!

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  9. W: A new poem that can't be sent until July, and lots of promo prep work for the book release.

    S: nothing new.

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    1. I can't wait to read your book, so promo away! I think I'll have to wrestle two of my daughters for first dibs on reading it. :)

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    2. Looking forward to the promo onslaught!

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  10. June was a tough month for me--a ton of doctors appointments, wisdom teeth cut out for my oldest, one broken arm for my wild child, and a bad case of insomnia for me. I finished writing the draft of my Rocky novel, but it needs to bake for a LONG time before I can start editing. I'm way too close to it right now.

    Focusing on one set of characters and one story for the past two months was a nice change, but I MISSED flash fiction something fierce. I'm returning to once a week writing and submitting in July. :) Plus, I missed checking in here every week!

    No acceptances for me. A half dozen rejections came in. I wrote one flash and submitted it.

    Have a great writing week, everyone! :)

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    1. Sorry to hear about the rough month, Von. Kudos for not letting it derail your work on the novel!

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    2. Ugh here's hoping you have a MUCH better July!

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  11. Wrote a flash, polished up and submitted a 'drawer' story, and received one rejection. Enjoying being back in the rhythm again...

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    1. I hope your "drawer story" goes far in the world. :) Congrats on getting back into that writing rhythm. Rhythm is a very good thing.

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  12. Still haven't finished June's story, though I am telling myself I have some time to dedicate to it over the next few days. I also want to submit a story to this quarter's WotF contest, which is due Monday. Waiting to hear on a few hopefuls. Overall, not that great--too much "to do" and not enough "done"

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    1. Best of luck on finishing your June story, Devin! I finally made it over to EDF to read your May story--really nice writing! Your descriptions were excellent, and the ending was exactly what I was hoping for. :)

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  13. The week in Ramey was:

    W1: "Sweep" (flash); "Recipe for a Perfect Murder" (flash)
    S1: flash to Grievous Angel

    Accept: None
    Published: Shadow Play (podcast) at Every Day Fiction.

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