Sunday, October 12, 2014

Week #41 Weigh-in

The end of Week 41 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or has Something Wicked gotten in the way? 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 eBooks on a writer's eReader. 

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.

27 comments:

  1. One of those weeks where I get lots of "near miss" acceptances. Never really sure if they're better or worse than simple rejections. Ah well. One small acceptance to report: Dog Days up at Postcard Shorts.

    Write on all!

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    1. Nice one, Simon -- all for the best.

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    2. Close but no cigar acceptance are very ensaddening.

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    3. The 'near miss' rejections can be frustrating, but at least it's confirming the quality of the piece-- just means the right home for it is another submission away.

      Congrats on the acceptance!

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  2. Been busy proofing the galley for Yakuza Territory, available next month from Musa. Sold "Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the Most Insidious of Computer Viruses" to Saturday Night Reader, and "In the Mirror, Darkly" was published by Acidic Fiction.

    I'll be hosting a Halloween-themed giveaway at the end of the month with a few other authors; I blogged about it here.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Sounds like a busy week-- way to keep at it, Milo!

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  3. That's cool. I'll have to participate in this - both the bloghop and W1S1. Although I doubt I'd be able to write/submit a story a month. Gotta figure out where to submit, for one thing.

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    1. You're welcome to join us anytime. Check out our Market Research page to start.

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  4. Just managed to complete one piece and submit another.

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    1. Nicely done-- way to keep the machine moving!

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  5. I've been in the writer's cave all month, getting my novel finished. Not yet, not yet, but soon. But I've been keeping my hand in here and there. Two reprint sales this week, one to Fossil Lake II, one to 13 days of Halloween. So good!

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    1. Way to buckle down and do some cave-dwellin', Deb! Congrats on the reprint sales.

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  6. Crazy week. My publisher sent me to a booksellers' conference in Denver, so I had a few days where my writing time consisted of prep and travel. It was an interesting experience. It's nice to see how books are sold to booksellers.

    Written: revisions on my August story.

    S: nothing new

    Accepted: a nonfiction sale for an essay.

    Published: Reprint of "Red Dust and Dancing Horses" on Escape Pod.

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    1. Very nice work, Beth -- and the guitar intro rocked.

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  7. A slow week, starting new job--writing took a back seat, as is sadly usual. Gotta get back in the groove once my life gets a bit more settled. Still have October's story planned out, which is good, and September's is craving some revision/submission, so once I get a minute to myself I'll get on it. Really, I will. O:)

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    1. I had a slow week too, Devin, so I feel your pain. Good luck getting everything moving again!

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    2. I feel your pain, Devin. Keep on keeping on.

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  8. I submitted a story this week, but didn't write one. Instead, I wrote 10,000 words to finish my next WWI action novel, a sequel to my already released Trench Raiders.

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    1. Fantastic push to finish the novel, Sean.
      I think the WWI period is ripe with possibilities-- sounds like a lot of fun.

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  9. I seem only to have been resubmitting rejected stuff for weeks, nothing new completed. It's one of those low periods I guess...Whilst grinning and bearing it, I've been working on two short stories started in the summer, both of which require quite a lot of research into the past (one WWII, one Victorian times) both horror. It's the first time I've put so much non writing work into stories and I hope it pays off!

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    1. Research can be huge fun, and I've found that it often pays off down the road in surprising ways. I've had facts that I couldn't work into one story come to the surface in another I wrote months later.

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  10. Man, I can't believe it's Sunday already. This week flew by, and I'm a little chagrined to find that I didn't get anything out the door at all. Next week, Ray... I promise.

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    1. I don't know where the week went, either. Keep on keepin' on, Dan.

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  11. Sorry I've not reported in for a while. I have been writing and submitting - even during a month long tour of Scotland! (the internet and email are soooo useful for the travelling writer) I have some sales to report too - doesn't matter I'm a bit late, I hope?

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    1. Never too late -- congratulations on the sales!

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  12. This week was;

    W1: "Deconstructiong Fiona" (flash)
    S1: short story to Read Short Fiction; flash to Uncanny; 3 flashes to Every Day Fiction.

    Accept: Not this week
    Published; Not this week

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    1. Keep up the good work, Flash Master!

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