Sunday, October 19, 2014

Week #42 Weigh-in

The end of Week 42 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words been hotter than Fahrenheit 451, or has The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms 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 protein-rich snacks in a writer's fridge. 

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.

30 comments:

  1. Started drafting a new novel this week: screwball crime noir with a defective detective. 15K into it so far and having too much fun.

    Drafted and polished a new tale: "Resurrection of the Hornet" -- hoping to get it out later today.

    Drumroll please... Galley corrections are finally DONE on Yakuza Territory, and it feels great to have that project finished. Will be released next month.

    Blogged about my social media usage here.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Congratulations on the completion of the galley stage! I hope the new novel continues to be fun. That's the best feeling, when the words flow.

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    2. That's amazing productivity in one week, good work, Milo

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  2. Good week, Milo. Congrats on getting through the galleys for Yakuza Territory. Looking forward to seeing its release.

    But even bigger congrats on already setting in on the next novel. It's so important to keep moving on to the next project. Well done!

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    1. Always good to have at least one plate in the air, right?

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  3. I feel like I spent this past week in recovery from two days of con and travel last week. Weird, how such a brief trip can mess with your body and groove.

    W: Wrote 2,300 words of novella outline this week. Did nitpicky edits on my August story, which spent September in critique group. Wrote two new poems last weekend on my trip, but not sure if I'll send them out this month. Next month is Poem a Day, which will be a good time to compile batches for submission.

    S: Nothing new.

    Publication:
    My story "Hatchlings" can be read at Daily Science Fiction. It's about the cruelty of children and the benefits of pet monsters.

    Two reprints as podcasts:"Red Dust and Dancing Horses" at Escape Pod and
    "Reading Time" at Cast of Wonders, a podcast for teens.

    Anyone else planning to attend World Fantasy Con in D.C.? It's a few weeks away and I'm excited!

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    1. "Hatchlings" was cute and kinda funny, seeing as I used to be into Pokemon (long, long ago).

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    2. "Hatchlings" was a pleasant surprise! It was nice to have a story with a familiar by-line pop into my inbox. Great work!

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  4. Kind of a crazy week, with a major change on the job front. (In this case, "major change" means "it's no longer there".)

    The big plus to come out of this is that I've picked up a part time job writing copy. So while I didn't meet my fiction goals this week, I'm excited about the prospect of getting paid for clacking away at a keyboard. Hopefully it will also mean that I'll find more time to get stories written and submitted.

    Keep at it, everyone!

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    1. Sorry to hear about the old job, Dan. But I'm glad you've got the copy work, and more time to write.

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    2. Hopefully it will work out for the best. Keep us updated.

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    3. Last year I lost my travel blogging gig, which was my day job. That sucked hardcore, but in the past year I've written far more fiction than I ever thought possible.

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  5. Managed to write one and submit one while trying to keep up with a free on-line intro to journalism course, which is interesting but more demanding on time than I imagined. No acceptances or rejections. Here's hoping the latter don't all come at once. Congratulations to those who have been successful with their work.

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    1. But we can hope for an avalanche of acceptances. Keep up the good work!

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  6. I handed my novel into my editor. So yay! Got a story published in Chinese Translation at SFComet, and Galician translation, so two new languages for me, which is very cool. And had some fun at QuarterReads.com, and sold a reprint to an anthology. So yeh, good week!

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  7. Submitted two stories, one brand new to DSF and one old rejection to Beneath Ceaseless Skies. Working on September's story now, thinking about what I want to do in November (did NaNoWriMo last year, want to do something similar but not start from scratch . . . haven't hammered out a plan yet :P). Going to have a busy week so I'm hoping to make a good amount of progress on this month's story soon so I don't have to cram.

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    1. Keep on keepin' on, Devin! Way to target those pro markets. That's the stuff.

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  8. Latest publication from Grievous Angel, "A Wizard's Day Journal". http://www.scifi-and-fantasy.land/article/new-flash-fiction--a-wizard-s-day-journal-5384

    Been doing more editing than writing, both for myself and a game I'm working on with some indie developers. Hopefully I can finish a stinkin' story this month.

    Good luck everyone with your writing endeavors!

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    1. Holy cow, I may have busted a gut. Great story!

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  9. Finally back on the submission train.

    W1: The Sign of Unchange (flash);
    S1: 2 flashes to Bartleby Snopes; 2 flashes to Camroc Press Review

    Accept: "The Baby" by Bartleby Snopes
    Published: "The Death of Mystery" in 2014: A Year in Stories October anthology.

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    1. Well done, Flash Master Steve!

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  10. I said I'd take the monthly challenge at least, then got caught up in beta reading. Maybe I'm a reader not a writer.

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    1. Hey, readers make good writers.

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  11. Finally put the finishing touches to the WWII story I mentioned last week and sent it off. Had it rejected in less than 24 hrs! Looking on the bright side it meant I could sub it again almost immediately! Had a flash fiction piece and another short rejected too so still feeling the pinch. Got the short off again and looking for a home for the flash piece.

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    1. That's the stuff. Every rejection is a permission slip to send your story where it really belongs.

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    2. I'll remember that!

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  12. Wrote two but didn't have time to edit and submit them. I was too busy editing that WWI novel I finished last week.

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    1. Write1Sub1Edit1? Keep up the good work.

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