Sunday, March 8, 2015

Week #10 Check-in


The end of Week 10 has arrived!

How's it been for you? Have the words come like a soft rain, or is life manipulating you like Marionettes, Inc? 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.

27 comments:

  1. Hi,

    Got something written and subbed: Voice Over Narration to a 1940s Educational Film called “Wild Riding on the Shores of Innsmouth” (Dreams and Nightmares)

    A few more rejections.

    Keep on going everyone

    David

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    1. Great work, David!

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    2. Fun title... good luck, David!

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    3. Keep on keeping on, David. And, yes, that does sound fun.

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  2. Hi folks!

    W: Absorbed critique feedback and tore into the 7k story I wrote in February. I hope to have it ready to submit by the end of the month. Wrote another story for the Suvudu Cage Match.

    S: Sent in my second Suvudu Cage Match story.

    Publications: My poem "Mama Gonna Fight" is in Apex Magazine.

    There's also my first Suvudu Cage Match: Johanna Mason (Hunger Games) versus Tris (Divergent). It's a non-paying publication that's garnered a lot of publicity, like in Bustle.

    If anyone is around Tucson, I'll be at the Tucson Festival of Books next Sunday! I have a panel at 1pm and will sign stuff afterward.

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    1. Sounds like a good week, Beth! Apex is a great market, and I admit that I hadn't heard of the Suvudu Cage Match, but that looks like such a fun project to be involved with.

      Hope the panel and singing goes well!

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    2. Have a great time in Tucson, Beth, and good luck with the cage match. And the publication (not that I'm jealous ;-))

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    1. Oops-- screwed something up while posting this the first time....

      Anyway, this was a pretty good week for me. Ten weeks into the weekly challenge and I'm still going strong, and for the first time ever I hit ten submissions out at once.

      In addition to my weekly story I finally finished the first draft of the longer piece I've been trying to find time for, so I feel good about that. Now to transform it from a crappy first draft into something usable!

      No acceptances/rejections this week.

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    2. I hope the revising goes well! Way to go for being 10 for 10 on the weekly challenge.

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    3. Well done, Dan. Transform away. We'll be rooting for you.

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  4. Been madly completing a novel draft of late, but that's done now and I'm keen to write something shorter than 100K words! Flash fiction has kept me in the game so far this year but lots of short stories waiting to be written...

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    1. Novels do tend to take over, don't they? I hope you get to dive into those short works that have been on hold!

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    2. I do like Simon shorts :-)

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  5. Thank you for the reminder. I have not written any thing. I do congratulate those who did.

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    1. It's a new week, Munir, and a new start. I hope the words flow!

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    2. I echo Beth's comment. Best wishes for the coming week.

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  6. The kid is over the flu and the nonfiction deadlines are dealt with, time to get back to fiction. I wrote one, but didn't have time to sub. Also got one rejection. At least I'm back in the game!

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    1. Welcome back tot he battlefield, Sean. Glad the young 'un is feeling better.

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  7. A good week! Almost finished with March's story and I was able to submit three others (I think . . . having trouble with Asimov's online submission system). I've got a busy week ahead with finding time to finish that story for March, plus three other stories on tap for heavy revision and submission. Hoping some hard work will pay off in publications!

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    1. Gorgeous, Devin. You're an inspiration.

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  8. Written and subbed. Note to self: finish off some half written stories and submit them.

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    1. Oh, that is so true. Best of luck with that process.

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  9. My week was:

    W1: "Reality TV" (flash)
    S1: flash to Fine Linen

    Accept: say what?
    Published: not this week.

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  10. Published! "Ocean's Promise" and "Tone Deaf" - two hint fiction stories - were published at EspressoStories.com earlier this week. Somehow, my writer name there is Martinson Martinson. I'm going to have to fix that.
    In other news, I just wrote, revised, and submitted a flash fiction story to Brilliant Flash Fiction for their Photo Prompt Writing Contest. It was a strange idea that popped into my head and was just plain fun to write. I think it was the best writing I've done all week - or at least the most enjoyable. :)

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    1. Nicely done, Tyrean. Good luck with the Brilliant Flash. I've been tempted to try them as well. Let us know how it goes.

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  11. Hi everyone.

    I've been away for a few weeks out of necessity. During that time, I didn't write any short stories. However, I did complete the first draft of a new book, so I'm letting myself off the hook!

    In any case, I'm back now and I've just submitted an SF adventure story to the 2015 Young Explorer's Adventure Guide.

    I came back to a slew of rejections and I'm still waiting on four or five other submissions, so we'll see.

    I've also been working on a website. I figured it was about time I had one. I hope that it will be ready to go live by next week.

    I've just planned out two more stories and have markets in mind for them, so fingers crossed. And I'm rewriting the previous novel (again) having had some very useful and insightful comments on it from the fantasy writer, Philip Womack.

    That's me for this week. Keep at it everyone. Remember, we only have to write one word at a time. Just one. Then one more. Then another one. Just one at a time, mind. Don't ever try and write more than that!

    ;)

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