Sunday, September 14, 2014

Week #37 Check-In

The end of Week 37 is here!

How did it go for you?  Were the words flowing like Dandelion Wine or was your writing process more like Driving BlindHere'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!

34 comments:

  1. It's been a week of rejections but I can't say they bother me too much right now.

    W: Few thousand words on interviews and guest blogs, some of which were pretty challenging. I also managed 2400 words so far on a new story. Much slower progress than usual on that.

    S: No new submissions this week.

    Published: Uh, no new short stuff, but my book comes out on Tuesday. People are already getting copies.

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    1. Enjoy the coming week, Beth...

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    2. Can't wait to read it, Beth!

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    3. Very exciting, Beth! Looking forward to reading it.

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    4. Yay, Beth! Wishing you many sales and good reviews! :)

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    5. Wait, is something exciting happening for Beth this week ...? O:) just kidding I'm going to be first in line haha

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    6. Tomorrow! I'm so excited for you, Beth, and am looking forward to reading your books.

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  2. Wrote or finished three flash stories this week. Seven W1S1 acceptances to report: sales to KZine, Acidic Fiction, a reprint sale to Pulpcore and an acceptance from Apocrypha and Abstractions. Also three acceptances from Twiction Addiction. Even the little ones count, right?

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    1. Way to go, amigo! That's a good week, mos def. (I followed your lead and subbed to Acidic Fiction -- glad I did.)

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    2. Seven? Nicely done, Simon!

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    3. Wow, seven! Great week!

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    4. Awesome week dude!

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    5. Nice work, Simon. I love little ones :-)

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  3. Finished polishing up this month's story: "Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Runaway Train on Zeta Moon 3" -- hoping to get it out later today.

    Accepted:

    "In the Mirror, Darkly" to Acidic Fiction
    "Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Deep Space Identity Crisis" to Saturday Night Reader

    Both are with new publications I haven't subbed to before, and both editors responded in less than three days.

    In other news, my cover artist at Musa has given me 5 potentials for YAKUZA TERRITORY to choose from. I'm planning to host a cage match on my blog in the near future.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Congrats on two fast acceptances, Milo!

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    2. Nicely done, Milo. Gotta love a quick editor. (I used to be one...)

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  4. Definitely an off week, but completed a flash today, so I'm getting a good start for week 38.

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    1. That's great! Best wishes on keeping that momentum going.

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    2. That's the spirit. One step back, two steps forward.

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  5. I've written, submitted and received one rejection this week. Well done you guys on your acceptances.

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  6. I submitted a flash piece, "How They Brought the Train to High Hopes", to Every Day Fiction.
    I completed a 10,000 word short story that I started last week. It's called "The Rat Killer" and is set in my Trench Raiders series of WWI action novels.
    I also continued to work on a story for the same series called "Christmas Truce". It's beginning to look like a novella!
    Also started a short story called "Notes from Future Self" Should finish that and "Christmas Truce" in the coming week.

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    1. Nice, that's a lot of words! Sounds like an awesome week

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    2. Yeah, that's some impressive word count. Fingers crossed.

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  7. Worked on two different novellas for the super-secret pen name this week and last. Got around 5k per week written. Yay! Trying to finish them both up by the end of the month.

    Also working on self-publishing a couple of longer (previously published) shorts - The Collections Agent, and In The Cool of the Day. (Waiting on an ebook to go live is worse than watching a submissions queue.)

    Subbed: The SF Western to two different small publishers
    R/A/P: None. (Although those short stories should be available this week.)

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    1. I feel like I need a decoder ring. Heck, who doesn't need a decoder ring? Life is meaningless without a decoder ring. But I digress... Nice job all around. Hoping for a great e-book launch.

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    1. Sorry, just learnt how to put links in a text! The first didn't work! See my comment below.

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  9. N.O.A.Rawle9/14/2014

    After last week's bonanza, I only had a rejection this week just to balance things out. Very little in the way of writing too. I finally sorted out a novellette/a I've been working on in my head for ages and got a plot skeleton down and I did get round to updating my teaching blog in the early hours of this morning. English Teacher on the Loose

    Congratulations on all your acceptances and to Beth on your book release!

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    1. Feast and famine. It's part of the deal we make (see fine print in your writer contract). Nice job with the plotting and the linking too :-)

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  10. Got what I think is about halfway through September's story. Edited a longer piece (thanks to the help of a friend) and am planning on submitting it later this week to WotF. Also have two other former rejections to edit and send out there, and queried an agent for the first time in a long time, keeping my fingers crossed real tight. In the meantime, polishing up that novel relentlessly...

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    1. Well done, Devin. Good luck with your WotF sub, and the agent.

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  11. My week was minimalist.

    W1: The Ruined Womb (flash)

    S1: Nothing, alas (new job is cramping my style)

    Accept: None

    Published: Nothing new.

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