Sunday, September 21, 2014

Week #38 Check-In

The end of Week 38 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!

22 comments:

  1. Not a bad week. A few rejections, but I got 'em back out there making the rounds.

    Accepted:

    "To Know a Lie from a Hacksaw" (reprint) to Apparent Magnitude
    "Hang on for the Ride" to The Western Online

    Published:

    "Hang on for the Ride" @ The Western Online

    Blogged about my first pre-order experiment here.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. A Western market, cool! I've been looking for one of those.Reading the comments on this page has led me to lots of interesting markets.

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    2. Nicely done, Milo. Keep them doggies rolling... :-)

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  2. Written two and submitted one. Done.

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    1. I like concise :-) Nice!

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    2. Maybe L writes flash? lol

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    3. You're right Sean!

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  3. Wrote around 8k words on one of the two super-secret projects which brought one novella up to 18k words. Only have another 10k or so to go. Crickets on all my current subs. Stress has been aggravating the old neck injury and that's causing a lot of problems. (Especially today.) But I'm plugging along as best I can.

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    1. I'm sorry you're having to deal with pain. All the more cred to you for persevering. Especially on a need to know basis.

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  4. This week has been a wild ride with the book release and media blitz.

    W: Finished up a story at 6k, probably won't start edits for a day or so. It felt good to write fiction again!

    S: Nothing new.

    Write on, folks!

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    1. Huge congratulations, Beth. You deserve it.

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  5. Submitted "The Fish Eaters" to Everyday Fiction. It's part of my Toxic World series of post-apocalyptic science fiction. I'm doing a strong of stories set in my three series as a form of paid advertising (with me being the one who gets paid, hopefully!).

    I continued with my 2,000 words a day goal and did it for every day this week. Edited "The Rat Killer" from last week, and added more to "Christmas Truce" which has now turned into a novella. Both are in my Trench Raiders WWI action series.

    Also wrote most of "Notes from Future Self", a science fiction story.

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    1. Toxic World series sounds cool. And great job keeping to a daily goal like that. It's an important component of this journey,

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  6. Still working on my September W1S1, but my August W1S1 - With This Ring - was accepted and published over at MASH Stories. It's been shortlisted for their most recent contest, so fingers crossed. :)

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption

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    1. Good luck to you, Madeline. And nicely done.

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  7. missed last week because work is crazy but at least I got something done this week

    I wrote and submitted to linguistic erosion the story "How the First Interview was Thwarted"

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    1. I'm with you, brother. Crazy, crazy, crazy. That you wrote and subbed anyway is what matters most.

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  8. Turned into a revisions week rather than writing new stuff. I'm always a bit torn when that happens, but I do feel like I made some improvements in existing work. I also got some very useful feedback from my writing group, and I'm looking forward to incorporating it into the story they critiqued.

    No word on any of my submissions.

    And as a side note, I'll be going to ConText next weekend, so if anyone else will be there, be sure to say hi.

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    1. Revisions matter. It's a good sign that you're torn when it happens. Probably the muse feeling guilty or itchy or something. Have fun at the con.

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  9. It's been quite a while since I've posted but I have been writing steadily and submitting erratically. Two acceptances recently (one published already) for stories I wrote & reported here in January. Plenty of rejections - my percentage is not so great this year.
    Will try to be better about reporting for the remainder of the year!
    Great to see everyone still working hard!

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    1. You can't sub what you don't write and edit and polish, right? Great news re acceptances. I'm with you on the reporting front. Have been slacking while I'm trying to get up to speed on a new job. Yuck.

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  10. My week was:

    W1: "The Wall" (flash)
    S1: ummmmm....

    Accept: Nothing

    Publish: "On the Way Down" appeared in Flash Frontier. "Undone" was published in the September edition of 2014: A Year in Stories from Pure Slush.

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