Sunday, August 3, 2014

Week #31 Check In

The end of Week 31 is here!

How did it go for you? Were the words flowing like the Mississippi or did your inspiration run dry? Here's your chance to  tell everybody about it, whether you're a weekly or monthly (or anything in between) Write1Sub1 participant.

If you've managed to write a story and submit a story (or poem) this week, let everyone know about it in the comments. And if you've had something Write1Sub1-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've all been there.

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!

21 comments:

  1. Wow, I never post first. :) Hi Writers! It was a good week for me, writing-wise. I wrote two new flashes and dusted off an old one from last year and sent it out the door. The words are flowing much better now that I'm back to writing a story every week. I even cleaned up a half dozen scenes from my Rocky book.

    No rejections, acceptances, or publications.

    Have an awesome week writing and submitting!

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    1. Well done, Von. I look forward to reading more about that Rocky novel. Any new Rocky tales in the pipeline?

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    2. I have four more Rocky flashes written, but I'm not sure what I should do with them. I figure I'll hold on to them until I finish the novel. I'm strongly considered serializing it on JukePop, see if I can build up a fan base over there. At this point, the book feels like the first of two featuring the same characters.

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  2. I'm back from a week or so deep in the heart of Maine -- no phone, no TV, no Internet. Plenty of swimming, kayaking, and writing: 7 new Captain Quasar tales that will need to be polished up over the next few months.

    Accepted: "Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Bandits on Consortium Moon Prime" to Every Day Fiction, scheduled to go up on the 7th.

    Sending BackTracker out on the query circuit, targeting the couple dozen agents who declined After the Sky. I've already vetted them, so the process is going much quicker this time around.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. I'd say swimming, kayaking, and writing beat phone, T.V., and internet any day. SEVEN Captain Quasar tales! Wowser, that's quite a haul. I hope they all find good homes. :)

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  3. I did a lightning fast round of revisions on the Spider Thief novel (after a strong nudge from the agent indicating he would like to get it out on submission ASAP) and polished the outlines for the sequels. I'm planning to try and finish up some shorter stuff over the next few weeks, because I'm almost out of short stories to sell.

    S: 1 (F&SF CC Finlay special issue)
    R/A/P: None this week.

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    1. Sounds like a good week. Sometimes those strong nudges are exactly what the doctor ordered. :) I was almost out of short stories, too--that's one of the reasons I needed to return to the weekly W1S1. It just feels wrong when I don't have a half dozen or more stories making the rounds. Best of luck with your short story writing this month.

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  4. W: Did a full revision pass on my sequel novel, due to my editor by the end of the month. It's off to a reader now.

    S: nothing new

    Two new publications this week! Degrees of Starvation at EDF and a reprint in text and audio (yay!) of my story "La Rosa Still in Bloom" at Comets and Criminals. Love, love the voice actress!

    My kid is back in school on Tuesday. I never know how things will go--he's autistic, and going into 4th grade he now has a new upper grade support team--but I'll enjoy having days by myself for my writing again.

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    1. Oh Beth, "La Rosa Still in Bloom" is incredible! Beautiful writing. And I agree with you about the voice actress. Her voice added another incredible dimension to the story. It felt like she was La Rosa.

      I hope 4th grade is a positive experience for your kiddo. It's so tough when your kid has special needs and you have to trust other people to provide for some of his needs. (I'm going through it myself, and I have to remind myself to breathe each time we begin a new challenge.)

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  5. Written and submitted with nothing else to report.

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    1. You and me both, Linda! Keep on keepin' on! :)

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  6. Three rejections. Added a few thousand words to the novel. Had a story published at Flash Fiction Online, 6 Attempts at Winning Jennifer’s Heart.

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    1. Awesome story, James! I'm blown away by how many of your details did double duty--revealing the character's story at the same time as you showed us the world(s) he lives in. The humor was perfect and the ending was lovely.

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    2. Thanks, Von! Glad you liked it!

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  7. Nothing new in fiction this week (to be honest, I became stuck in several stories and in planning a novel - realized the characters need a way more work); however, my interview with Peter Watts was published in the August issue of Clarkesworld: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts_interview/
    And I just can't wait to read Echopraxia.

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    1. Julie, you write the coolest interviews! I especially loved the intro, definitely made me want to read the books. And Watts was super generous with his answers. :) I love interviews like that.

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    2. Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!

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  8. I have got to get a handle on this whole "time" thing. My week was:

    W1: "A-Parting" (flash)
    S1: I neglected this particular aspect of my vocation (drat)

    Accept: Not this week
    Published: "And Then He Moved" in the Scars Anthology entitled... And Then He Moved :-)

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    1. It's about time! :) I was wondering what happened to you. You'll catch up on your submits another week. (Heck, you probably already have weeks where you've submitted more than one.) "And then He Moved" is a powerful story--I remember reading it when it was published before. The kid's question about love hits me in the gut every time.

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    2. Thanks Von. I'm glad to see you kicking it again. Keep the momentum :-)

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