Sunday, January 11, 2015

Week #2 Check-in

The end of Week 2 is here!

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.

Please report ONLY accepted/published stories that you wrote as part of your participation in W1S1 (2011-2015).




(Please note that reports will not immediately appear, as they must be verified/processed by the 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.

41 comments:

  1. This week I wrote about 6.3k on a short story. (Finishing up today, but at 1:30 this morning I realized there was simply not enough coffee to keep going.) Also wrote a synopsis for a novel and pitched two different ideas to my agent.

    No subs/rejections/acceptances/publications to report.

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    1. Great word count, A.G.!

      (Sometimes, I feel like there's not enough coffee in the world to keep going...)

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    2. Sounds like a productive week, AG -- very nice.

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  2. Deadlines! Word counts! Whee!

    W: I had short story edits back from an editor; I think I have them all done, and hope to return them tomorrow. It's a very intimidating project, so I really hope I did what I needed to do.

    I have also resumed work on the novella I started in November. My word goal each day has been modest --1k minimum--and I've done about 5k so far this week. The goal is to finish this horribly crappy rough draft this month.

    I'm also doing a weekend flash fiction contest through the month. The first one is this weekend. I'll be submitting that today. So that's another 1k (cut to 750 words) done yesterday.

    S: Nothing new out.

    Accepted: I had two poems accepted this week to two different publications! I also had eight rejected.

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    1. Sounds like a good week, Beth. Congrats on the acceptances and word count!

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  3. Hi

    W and S: Another Damned Story at a Bar about Crappy Drinks (Maudlin House)

    Hope you are all keeping it going
    David

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    1. Way to keep at it, David!

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    2. Like that title, David.

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  4. Nothing earth-shaking, but I did write one and submit another. Now just repeat that process 50 times and I'll have the year done. Piece of cake!

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  5. Wrote and subbed, An Angel's Work, this week. Nothing coming in yet, but plenty out floating around at the moment. Everyone's weekly counts are so great! Had a slow one this time around, but I got the flash done and am poking away at the novella in progress.

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    1. Every step in the right direction is progress. Keep at it, Frances.

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  6. Fighting the flu this week, but I managed to write another 4K between two projects. Also sold "Brains" to Saturday Night Reader, and I have a new Captain Quasar tale out tomorrow with Perihelion.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. I'm impressed. About all I did when I had the flu was stare at a MS and think "What are all the clusters of letters for?" Hope you feel better soon and congrats on the acceptance and publication! :)

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    2. Milo, hope you're feeling better soon.

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    3. Have a hot toddy and write some more!

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  7. Started one short earlier... and the short turned into a long, so I had to stick that on the back burner while I finished my current novella-in-progress (got that through with yesterday). Banged out a quick urban fantasy short on Friday, edited, and subbed it to Betwixt Magazine on Saturday. And I got my edits back on an antho and a publication date for Acidic Fiction (Friday).

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    1. You've been busy, Voss -- all good things.

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    2. I'm getting more and more interested in novellas as a tool for telling stories. Any good suggestions for markets for f/sf/h novellas?

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  8. My week was:

    W1: "The Pig" (flash) plus 2500 words on a new short story
    S1: 3 micros to Neon's Battery Pack; flash to Flash Fiction Online; 4 flashes to Vine Leaves Literary Journal

    Accept: Not this week.
    Published: Life in the Hood was published at Every Day Fiction.

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    1. Keep up the good work, Flash Master -- enjoyed "Life in the Hood."

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  9. Written a story for 18th Wall Just so stories which is well out of may comfort zone, and submitted two pieces to Writers Haven for their Teeny Tiny Tales issue. Trying to put to the back of my mind the resolutions I made to write a novella, get something printed on paper and submit to paying markets.

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    1. It's good for us to branch out every now and then, stretching those comfort zones.

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  10. Sunday's over already? sheesh. 2 flash fiction written this week.

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    1. Nicely done -- and seriously, if this year goes by as fast as the past week, it'll be 2016 before we know it.

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  11. I'm impressed - you all work so hard - well done everyone!

    I've managed to get down 5k on a 'secret project' kind of out of my usual genre, it's tough to keep it on track but I have to as I've got a dealine on this one! I've re-submitted four older pieces and have another two under revision!

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  12. I'm participating in the monthly version of W1S1 again this year. Wrote two flashes, both for contests. One didn't make the finals, and I'm still waiting to hear on the other.

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    1. Glad to have you back for more W1S1 madness, Madeline!

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  13. Received edits back for my antho submission. Will work on those this week.
    W1: 1 minor character biography in my freelance project
    S1: Hunting the Hellhound (Flash 250words) to Lamplight Magazine

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    1. Which anthology? I've been subbing to more of those lately.

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  14. This year has gotten off to a fabulous start for everyone it seems - well done and keep at it!

    w1: SF short story.

    s1: that same story to T. Gene Davis Speculative Fiction Blog

    Also sent out my novel to another handful of agents, started a new short, revised an old one which I'm leaving to 'rest' for a day or two before final revisions and send out.

    Also, further planning on new novel. Got to ... bash out ... first draft ... urgh ... SOON!

    Onward!

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    1. That's my big goal for this year: snagging an agent. Buena suerte to us both!

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  15. Wrote one, subbed one. That's the name of the game, isn't it?

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    1. That's the stuff, sir. Keep it up!

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  16. Late again, but wrote one last week - did not manage to sub one (but did sub on 1/4, so that's good)
    Just getting back in the saddle!
    Great to hear all the good work going on - hurray!

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    1. That is good -- keep it up, Lee!

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  17. I was referred here by Madeline Mora-Summonte. I could use some motivation for my story writing efforts, so I'm all up for joining in!

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    1. Welcome, Nick! It's sure to be a motivational year for all of us.

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