Sunday, November 2, 2014

Week #44 Check-in

The end of Week 44 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words felt like a Million Year Picnic, or has Frost and Fire ruined your writing mojo 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. Woot! 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 keep the lights on in a writer's home. 

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.

19 comments:

  1. I've gotten lots of personal rejections lately (I think it's the year for that), but no new acceptances to report. I'm working with my Pathfinder editor again on some pitches for future stories, and I'm crossing my fingers for a novel with them. Currently I have stories on sub to Uncanny, Alphabet of Embers, and Writers of the Future. Weeeee!!

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    1. At least the editors are responding, and personals mean you're on to something. Just wait till winter comes and all the editors have frozen over!

      Also, good luck with your subs!

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    2. Thanks! I generally slow down on subs in the winter, too, so maybe I'm freezing over as well?

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  2. I wrote my October short story (well, turned out to be a novelette) and progressed a little in my current novel. Average day wordcount around 500; still not much but better than during the summer. Otherwise nothing worth reporting.

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    1. 500/day is awesome! You should be proud of that. And good work on completing October's short. :)

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    2. Thanks! And good luck with your submissions!

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  3. Wrote and subbed my November story this past weekend - wanted to get it done before jumping into NaNo. :)

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  4. Wrote a poem, which is well out of may comfort zone, submitted one, one rejection and one acceptance.

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    1. Make sure to put your Acceptance in the form up above, in the post. Congrats!

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  5. Finished October's story (a hair late), a 4,000-word suspense story that will need a good bit of editing this month. Also received a rejection from an agent who had requested the first 50 pages of my novel--the farthest a query letter has ever gotten me! I think I'll look for another agent later this week.

    I'm thinking about writing November's story quickly, maybe a flash, and then picking up where my NaNoWriMo 2013 left off. Not one hundred percent on that yet, but it's bouncing around my brain . . . .

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  6. I did pretty well for October--edited two longer short stories and sent them out, and submitted two new poems.

    W: It's Poem a Day Challenge so I'm doing that. I'm also doing a Novella Challenge; I've done 9k in four days and plenty of story left. This is my first novella so it's something of an experiment for me.

    S: The new poems for October.

    Accepted: Three poems accepted to Star*line, with a fourth pending approval of revisions. That includes my two new poems. I also had a podcast contact me about one of my older stories, and I approved that; it's unpaid, so I didn't add that through the W1S1 form.

    Who else will be at World Fantasy Con this weekend? I'll be there, so please stop and say hi! (This also means I won't be able to post an update here next weekend. I will be mostly offline.)

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    1. Beth - I'm leaving for WFC today. Please look me up! I'll probably be in the bar... ;)

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  7. Still fending off rejections. (If I were a tennis player I'd have a darn good back hand by now!) No acceptances... Entered a flash fiction piece to 99 fiction.net's Nov. competition - let's see what comes of that! Apart from those stories that seem to crawl out a paragraph a day, and as such never seem to get finished, I have a sport themed sci-fi piece in my brain itching to get out. Will it be my w1 for week #45?

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    1. Write it and find out! And don't worry about the rejections; think of them as little motivators that push you to write--at least that's what I tell myself. If all else fails, there's always chocolate.

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    2. The sweet end of bitter!

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  8. Think I have more cool stuff for November already than I did for all of October, haha.

    Publication: "Blade Between Oni and Hare"--lead story in Third Flatiron's Abbreviated Epics. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NRA6A2W

    Not a publication, but some cool news. Received an honorable mention in Spark: A Creative Anthology contest #7.

    Only October news is a flash piece accepted by Saturday Night Reader; it's about politics--yay!

    Good luck everyone in your writing endeavors!

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  9. My week was:

    W1: "That Beautiful Silence" (flash);
    S1: flash reprint to Starship Sofa

    Accept: "Cycles" (audio) by Starship Sofa
    Published: Nothing new, but "The Baby" made TowerBabel's Picks of the Web for October.

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  10. No new stories or subs. It's NaNo time and I'm at 10,500 words. I also did about 8,000 words in two different history books I'm contracted for. Nonfiction writing is my day job. The dream is to earn at least 50% of my income from fiction. Right now the figure it at about 5%. I have a ways to go!

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    1. I think writing anything for a living is an achievement. Every year my fiction gets a little closer to paying the bills, and I hope yours does, too!

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