Saturday, May 2, 2015

Week #18 Check-In

The end of Week 18 has arrived!

How's it been for you? Have your words flowed like Dandelion Wine, or did Marionettes, Inc tie you up? 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. Hooray! 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 fresh coffee in a nocturnal writer's mug. 

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.

21 comments:

  1. I haven't been super productive lately but I'm trying to change that tonight--finishing up a story and plotting a new one. I'm hoping I can power through this draft at least and have something I can write "The End" behind, and come back to it later with a clear head and evaluate; it's one of those where you have no idea exactly what it is or how good of a job you're doing on it.

    Subbed one to complete my April goals. I'm hoping May's come easier. Here's to a fresh month!

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    1. Devin, best wishes for you to power through that rough, rough draft! I feel like a lot of my stories have been like that recently. May your revisions bring clarity.

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    2. Onward and upward, Devin!

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  2. W: I finished off April Poem-A-Day with my 3-a-day goal met, and I've gone through those to cull for the TwitterFiction Festival in a few weeks. I started on a new story this weekend that's due for a contest on the 10th, so that will be my W1S1 for the month.

    S: The big submission was sending my novella to my Harper Voyager editor. I used the last few days of the month to FINALLY finish revising my poems from November PAD. I sent out a lot of poems, too--20+.

    Acceptance: "Roots, Shallow and Deep" to Urban Fantasy Magazine. This was my February W1S1. It's already online to subscribers in their May issue, but I won't put it into W1S1's database until the story is public.

    Published: My Clockwork Dagger short story "The Deepest Poison" came out on Tuesday! It's available for 99-cents from all major online bookstores.

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    1. Congratulations on "The Deepest Poison!" Can't wait to give it a read!

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  3. Better week than last. Wrote about 7k on a novelette to reset my creativity. No acceptances, publications or rejections to report. One submission (Tor.com).

    Pushing onward. :)

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    1. "To reset my creativity" -- I like that.

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    2. Glad this week was better! Good luck with the Tor submission.

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  4. Novel edits are going well -- up to page 400 with PROGENY, should have this round finished tomorrow. Cut 15,000 words so far, and I'm not sorry to see them go. The result is tighter, stronger, faster. The six million dollar manuscript...

    My May story is out the door, and I have 3 stories in need of re-subbing. So that'll keep me busy this week -- in addition to my students' literature response essays. The last batch of the school year.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Awesome progress on the novel revisions! I hope everything goes well through the end of the school year.

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  5. Written and submitted and received one very prompt rejection.

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  6. One rejection this week and one last week (I didn't check in!) Lots of resubmitted pieces. Poems from PAD make up the writing but I certainly didn't make 1-a-day all month unfortunately.

    Another flash piece Santa Workshop up on 101 Word Short Stories this week.

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    1. It sounds like your April was very productive for poetry, though, and that's the real goal. Fantastic!

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  7. Good work this week, everyone!

    I had two rejections, one of which I was able to send right back out, the other... well, on re-read I think it went out a little half-baked. I still love the concept behind it, but I should have run it through my writing group before sending it out the door. I'll be breaking it apart and reassembling it to have a dynamic feel.

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    1. That's a good catch to stop and revise. Best of luck with the edits!

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  8. I've been a bit silent of late because Ive been focusing on my novels rather than any short stories. I published The River of Desperation, a Civil War horror novel that's available on all the major online vendors. I also finished up We Had Flags, book 3 in my Toxic World post-apocalyptic series. It's with the beta readers now. The day I finished it, I started No Man's Land, the next in my Trench Raiders WWI action series. So yeah, been busy, but I want to get back into short story writing. I'll definitely get one or two done this month, plus I have a few rejects I need to get back out into circulation.

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    1. It's good to see you post here again! You have been busy. Great work!

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  9. Hi

    I did finish a longer piece for me, which means over 1000 words, I know what a slog. But I got it done and out.

    W and S: the Final Girl Bake Club Annual Brownie Bake-Off (Dark Magazine)

    Hope all are doing well

    David

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    1. Congratulations on writing a longer piece that was out of your usual comfort zone!

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