Sunday, November 16, 2014

Week #46 Check-in

The end of Week 46 is upon us!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed like The Sound of Summer Running, or have Here, There be Tygers to chase you down 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 warm blankets on a writer's bed. 

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.


  1. I've recently got one short novella acceptance, however, I don't know the publication date yet and haven't yet received the contract, so I'll fill it in when I have this kind of certainty - but it made me genuinely happy!

    So far, November hasn't been very good for me in writing new fiction, with the average daily wordcount around 100 words. However, I've translated one novelette and finished two grant proposals and a research paper short commentary, so I haven't been exactly idle. Hopefully there would be time for fiction as well in the rest of the month.

  2. Been a while since I checked in. (There was this forced move and scrambling to find a place to live that left me a little snowed under for a bit. All better now, though.)

    Since I was last here, I finished a 34k word novella (aka The Super Secret Project) and it's with my agent. I also started a new novel at the beginning of November and it's chugging right along. (20k so far and looking good.) Also, some rather unlikely (but awesome) positive news that I can't talk about in public yet. (But seriously. Awesome.)

    There were a couple of rejections, but no new short story submissions.

    And, Beast Within 4: Gears & Growls was published at the end of October and contains my Steampunk, skinchanger story - "Legacy". (I should probably fill out the form for that.)

  3. This month is crazy. I did 10k on a novella and then my sequel copyedits landed. I just sent those in today (yay!) but now I have a lot of other things to do.

    I have had a flurry of rejections in the past few days as well, so now I need to send things out again.

    Written: 10k on novella (likely won't get to finish for a few months), read through novel twice for copyedits. I am continuing Poem A Day and have done each day, even when I was at World Fantasy.

    Submitted: Nothing new yet.

    Accepted: a conditional acceptance on a poem but I'm waiting for full acceptance, and had a poem accepted for a nice market.

    Write on!

  4. Made the weekly challenge with neither acceptances nor rejections. Some of you have been very productive.

  5. The worst first - another rejection this week (I'm being hunted I swear!). However, I did manage to write two very shory stories and subbed one of those this week! Live too, is my first published non-fiction, a blog contribution that will be published as a collection in print next year. link text

  6. Finished my November W1S1 requirements last week with a flash piece sent to DSF. Going to focus the rest of this month on finishing a longer piece, hopefully get around another 20K words on it and call it a draft. I've been sketching some scenes, so hopefully it will go smoothly. Also received one rejection, and got a nice letter from the WotF Contest saying my story had made it past the first round--will it make past ALL the rounds??? Time will tell.

  7. So. Many. Rejections. I guess better to get them now than having to wait till after New Year's.

    One sale to a new market, Bide. I'm a little weary of them since they don't send a contract till much later--how much later, I don't know--and the story won't be published till March 2015, so that's quite some time where a lot of things could go wrong.