Sunday, August 31, 2014

Week #35 Check In

The end of Week 35  (and Month 8) 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!

23 comments:

  1. Hiya, Writers! :) Week 35 was busy for me. Computer crashes, server crashes, and extra trips to doctor stand out as the most memorable. I did write a new flash story, but no submissions for me this time around. I'll just have to double up on another week.

    No publications or acceptances, but one of my short stories did move up to another round of readers.

    One rejection.

    I hope you all have a productive writing week. Happy Writing. ♥

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    1. Yikes, Von -- you have been busy. Fingers crossed on the next round for your story.

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    2. Hi Von! Way to get something written during a crazy week. Good thoughts towards your second round.

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  2. Got my August story out the door and had a story from last year accepted: "Future Tense / Present Perfect" to Every Day Fiction. I'm looking forward to seeing how this one stirs up the pot of reader comments. Should be freakin' hilarious.

    Finished the first round of edits on my futuristic crime noir novella Yakuza Territory, scheduled for release by Musa Publishing on November 7. I blogged about the process here.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Great blog! Interesting to see how another writer works and congrats on the novella. I shall put it on my reading list - you've sparked my interest!

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    2. You've been busy, busy, Milo! Congrats on finishing up your first round of edits. I'm working on edits now for my Rocky book, and I swear, it seems never ending. Looking forward to your story at EDF. LOL! @ your stirring the pot comment. Sometimes things get a little heated over there, that's for sure. :) Me thinks their readers take flash very seriously. ;)

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    3. You're a machine, Milo! Way to keep at it, and adding the blog entry to my (admittedly lengthy) 'to-read' list.

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  3. This was a good week for poetry acceptances--three total, with two to Star*line and one to Tales of the Talisman.

    No new words on fiction with week. A lot of blog prep work.

    I'm a little freaked out that September is finally here. Oh boy.

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    1. Congratulations on your poem acceptances, Beth! Very good news. And yup, your month is finally here. You'll do great! I'm looking forward to reading your book. :)

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    2. Excited to hear how everything comes together this month. I think your hard work on things like the blog prep is going to pay off big time. Also congrats on the poetry acceptances.

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  4. Sounds like you've all been hard at it. Me too! On the home front I've almost painted all the balcony railings and one leaf of the iron door. My house is old and the door, salvaged from the even older one that fell in the '53 quake, so it's taking forever to scrape and sand etc! Despite that I wrote 2 1/2 flash fiction stories and have started serious sorting work on a second novel, (the first is still out there on editors/agents piles) snippits of which I've had down and floating around for ages. I don't think I'll be able to keep up the momentum in September though! Happy Fall/Autumn to you all and great writing!

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    1. Sounds like you've had a busy summer. Home repairs ARE time-consuming. Fixing up ironwork is especially work. I worked on our iron porch railings a few years ago, and I swear they need it again. Congrats on writing those flash stories and best of luck on both novels. Happy September!

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    2. I love old houses, and it sounds like you're in the midst of great project. Well done to still find time to write in between coats!

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  5. Wrote one, subbed one so made it (just). Ready to settle back into routine after an enjoyable and relaxing summer. I see some of you have been really busy both with writing and other things.

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    1. I'm glad you completed your W1S1. I think it's harder in the summer. Not only are we all busier, but I think the markets are slower to respond. I'm glad you had a great summer! Wishing you a productive fall. :)

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  6. Yes - stayed up with the game this month. I wrote four or five flash pieces and subbed them to various markets. One acceptance to report: a flash to Apocrypha and Abstractions.

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    1. Simon, congratulations on your acceptance! Very good news. And four or five subs--sounds like you had a very good month.

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  7. I reached my goal on the last day in August--finished a 10,000 military sci-fi piece and submitted a recent rejection to a different magazine. Hard to find time this past month--hoping September will be better but not holding my breath. Gotta work feverishly when I can, and definitely submit more. I've been slacking in that area. Congrats to all on a good month!

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    1. Congratulations, Devin! :) Those 10,000 word stories are time consuming to write and to edit. I'm glad you finished it and also managed a submission. I hope September brings you more writing time.

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    2. Nicely done, Devin! Way to do the extra work to make your deadline. Good luck with more submissions-- that's where I've been off as well.

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  8. It was a Write 1 Submit None week for me. I did take advantage of this holiday weekend to catch up a several critiques for other people, and I'm drawing inspiration from their work to get my butt in high gear for September.

    Keep at it, everyone!

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    1. Some weeks are like that, Dan. You'll tackle that W1S1 beast this week and win. :) Critiques are time consuming, but really good for the old editing chops. Happy September!

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    2. Critiques are great to put things in perspective. Happy writing vibes for September!

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