Sunday, March 15, 2015

Week #11 Check-in


The end of Week 11 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.

20 comments:

  1. Starting to regain momentum after a week of doing almost nothing. (I love conventions, but pretending to be an extrovert is draining.) The novel is up to 23.5k and nearing the end of the first part.

    No subs this week. Two rejections since I last checked in - one for a short story collection (World Weaver Press) and one for a short story (F&SF). No acceptances or publications.

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    1. Good to hear you're finding your momentum again-- inertia definitely plays a role in how productive my weeks can be. Hoping you keep rolling!

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    2. Yes, that social interaction stuff can be a killer. I'm glad you're rebounding and moving on.

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  2. Slow week. 1 rejection. Had an "oh, crap!" moment on Saturday and realized I had to get cracking to meet my goals, but got my story done and submitted for the week.

    Keep writing, everyone!

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    1. Nicely done, Dan. Keep up the good fight.

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  3. Way to go on meeting your goal at the last minute. (I try to write every day, but some days are 50 word days no matter how much I try. Keeping at it is a key to success.) :)

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  4. Wrote and subbed. Must get down to some kind of routine again, even if it is 50 words a day and I take a leaf out of A G Carpenter's book!

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    1. Yes, routine makes all the difference. I've been writing a flash a week for about 4 years now and it's kept me from slacking off even when the muse is mad.

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  5. 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!

    ;) (accidentally posted this on last week's thread, in case anyone is thinking that this is GH day!)

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    1. Rinse and repeat, as they say :-) Nice work, and keep the chin up on the rejections. We all get them.

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  6. A slow week for me too. I edited two stories but didn't finish them (tonight's job, I hope) and started a flash but didn't finish that either. So not much to report. I'm hoping some quiet time the next two days should get me through March's goals.

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  7. My week was:

    W1: "On the Nature of Our Choice of Our Nature" (flash); "Reply Hazy, Try Again" (short story)
    S1: flash to Flapperhouse; 4 micros to The Rag; flash to Apocrypha and Abstractions; flash to Maniacal Anthology; 2 reprints to Drabblecast; short story to Pure Slush; flash to Lit Bulb

    Accept: "Reply Hazy, Try Again" by Pure Slush: Don't Kill Me, I Love You!
    Published: Not this week

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  8. I've been prepping my next novel for publication, so no new story this week. I did sub two (including one to the newly relaunched Weirdbook!), got one of those nice "send us more stuff" rejections, and had a story appear in the latest issue of Encounters Magazine. The story is called The House on Guard Hill Road and is the second or third story I ever wrote way back in 2002. It got a couple of rejections back in the day, then languished on a series of hard drives before I dusted it off and sent it out again. And now it's published!

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    1. A wonderful tale of persperistence, Sean. Thanks for sharing, and best of luck with your new novel.

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  9. I feel like I'm a roller coaster with life - fevers in the house last week, followed by a busy weekend, lots of revision, some fun writing, lots of messiness, and today - an acceptance for two hint fiction stories. I'll take it. )

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    1. Nice! Nothing like an acceptance to boost up a hard week!

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    2. Hopefully the ups will outnumber the downs as you move forward. Well done with the acceptances.

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  10. Hi, I am late on reporting but here it is. I had a piece accepted to a non-paying anthology. And I wrote and submitted
    W and S: 6 Individual Copies of Moby Dick by Herman Melville at the Cliffield Town Library (Black Scat Review)

    The titles are getting longer and longer and the pieces are getting shorter and shorter.

    David

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  11. I'm tardy to check in; I was at the Tucson Festival of Books for much of the weekend and I'm starting to recover more of my brain function today.

    W: Finished up revisions on the big story I wrote in the middle of February. Worked on more blog posts.

    S: That big story. I'm anxiously awaiting word.

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    1. Brains!!!! Fingers crossed...

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