Sunday, February 22, 2015

Week #8 Check-in


The end of Week 8 has arrived!

How's it been for you? Have the words flowed Quicker than the Eye, or has A Sound of Thunder 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 books on a writer's shelf. 

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.

23 comments:

  1. Not a bad week for me, though I say so myself. Two written, two submitted, two accepted (first this year) and zero rejections.

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  2. A heart breaker this week--rejection at the final tier, one that I had high hopes for and had been rejected and revised multiple times. Wrote another two thousand words on February's story, not quite done yet. Planning on subbing it to the WotF contest for this quarter. I've got some story ideas in mind, now having to find some time to get them down. Hoping to revise some old ones and submit them so I have more making the circuits.

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    1. Congratulations on making the final tier. That has to mean something. And way to keep going on other work.

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    2. Sorry about the rejection, but as Stephen notes above, congrats on making it that far! So often the final tier stories are accepted or rejected for reasons outside of the writing itself, so it sounds like you're doing something right, Devin.

      Good job on the word count, and looking forward to hearing how the revisions go!

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  3. Wrote another 4k on the novel. Also wrote a 2k short story that was a reworking of a 500 word flash from a couple of years ago.

    Which means so far I'm 2 for 2 on the monthly schedule.

    Subbed: Query for short story collection.
    R/A/P: None this week.

    Keep on truckin', folks.

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    1. Very nice, A.G.. Good luck with the query.

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    2. 2 for 2 sounds like good progress, especially while you're pushing a novel to completion.
      Well done, A.G.!

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  4. My week was:

    W1: "Let Them Eat Cock" (erm... yeah) (flash)
    S1: Rewrite to Every Day Fiction; short story to Shoreline of Infinity

    Accept: "Sugar-Coated Hairpin Curve" by Garden Gnome Publications
    Published: Sugar-Coated Hairpin Curve appeared at Garden Gnomes.

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    1. Congrats on the acceptance/publication!
      And be sure to choose wisely where you submit that flash to... :)

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  5. I had a pretty good week. I wrote 1 flash and polish and submitted another, so that means I'm keeping my streak alive.

    I also had a goal of completing a first draft of a crime short, and I didn't quite get there. I need to bring it in around 5k, and I got almost 3.5k written. So, good progress but not what I'd hoped to get done. I should have it finished next week, though.

    Keep writing, everyone!

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    1. Congratulations on maintaining such a great streak!

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  6. Busy week!

    W: Edited two flash fics I wrote in the past few weeks. Wrote the full first draft of a story (6600 words) and started revising that today.

    S: The two flash fics are out. I hope to get the longer story into condition where it can be critiqued later on this week.

    Acceptance: I can now announce that my November-December W1S1 (all ready within a month) is a short story to be published by Harper Voyager Impulse in late April. It's a prequel tale within my Clockwork Dagger world. It's already available for preorder on Amazon, B&N, iTunes, and Kobo.

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  7. Wrote 6 thousand words to my out-of-genre project but didn't do much else. No subs, no acceptances but no rejections either so feeling rather good! Saying that, there's one week more to Feb so I'd like to see an acceptance for one of those I have pending!

    Keep up the good work!

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  8. hi, didn't get to submit, but I did write a bunch. About 5500 words on two large projects, but was still hoping to get something out

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  9. Ugh. Forgot to check in. Wrote/subbed two pieces to Battery Pack.

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    1. Don't worry about being late checking in--glad to see you here, and congrats on the writing and subbing!

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  10. Sorry for checking in late, I was on a research trip to England for a nonfiction book. Because of that I didn't write one, but I did sub one. Now that I'm back in Madrid I'm busy writing my next short story!

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    1. Don't sweat checking-in late--great reason! Sounds like your project is coming on, and way to go on still being able to sub one with that busy week. Keep it up!

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  11. A so-so month, with wins and losses. Subbed a new story "Until That Time" to a new pub, The Lonely Crowd, and "Angel of Misplaced Mercy" to The Round Up.

    Rejection by Pulp Literature of "Test of English" and by Redline of "Where, Oh Where Has the Little Girl Gone.".

    "Day of the Hippo" was published by Writers Haven at http://www.original-writer.com/writershavenissue21page8walter.html#.VPCaQTgo6po, which also published "Shock Therapy" at http://www.original-writer.com/writershavenissue20page3walter.html

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  12. Just subbed five hint fiction stories to @7x20 (non-paying twitter market), and a flash fiction story, "Pink" to Imaginate - a new magazine market.
    It's been a busy week and a good one for writing.
    Three rejection letters . . . not so much fun, but they are building my character, right?

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