Sunday, May 10, 2015

Week #19 Check-In


The end of Week 19 has arrived!

How's it been for you? Have your words soared like The Rocket, or did The Dragon eat them 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 new ink cartridges in a writer's printer. 

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. Wrote one flash, planning on submitting it tonight. I have a longer piece I want to get started on but I'm struggling to find the time on my days off--it's that time of year where I want to be outside doing stuff with friends, not cooped up at my desk writing. I've got to squeeze it in between social activities. Good problems to have! Write on, everyone.

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    1. I know how you feel, Devin-- I've been hauling the laptop outside so that I can at least feel like I'm getting out of the office for a while.

      Have fun diving into that longer piece!

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    2. I know what you mean, Devin -- my spring fever is going strong.

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  2. Pretty typical week. Wrote 1 short story, resubmitted two that came in as rejections. 1 acceptance, but there's a little weirdness as I wait on a contract, so it may not be real.

    Continuing work on the novels, but not seeing a lot of progress. I spent a little while yesterday doing a brain-dump on a whiteboard, so that I could identify all the different stories pulling at my attention, and figure out the critical path to getting them finished and out the door. Looking forward to reporting my progress next week!

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    1. Hope the weirdness dissipates and you receive a contract. Brain-dumping is good for the soul!

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  3. A pretty solid week here. Wrote about 6k on the novelette and it's close to finished. (It's also kicked off a longer plot that will need to be explored later.)

    One rejection (Urban Fantasy Magazine). No subs/acceptances/pubs this week.

    Pushing onward! :)

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    1. A series of novelettes, or maybe something novel-length?

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    2. Hard to say until I get this one finished and talk with my agent about best plan of attack. Could even be both. There's plenty of back story that would make good short stories.

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  4. Sold "Live by the Ten, Die by the Gun," an Old Testament-style space western, to the Far Orbit: Apogee anthology. Not always easy to find homes for longer stories (this one's close to 10K), so I'm stoked.

    Write on, everybody!

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    1. Congrats on the sale. My stuff tends toward longer so I feel your pain and excitement about finding homes for those bigger stories.

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    2. I hear you on the longer stuff--not as salable. Congrats!

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  5. Well, um, my big news for the week is that The Clockwork Dagger is a finalist for the First Novel category of the Locus Awards. This kinda imploded my whole week. I'm now planning to attend Locus Weekend in Seattle next month, so if anyone else is going, please say hi! I will be introverted and nervous.

    Meanwhile, in regular writing news, I have a big writing contest deadline today. I can't say the word count or any other identifying attributes here, but it's not flash, and this thing involved a lot of work. I have to wrap up revisions today and submit it.

    Promo work is picking up since my next book is out in a month. I spent hours this week on interviews, and I have a big guest blog to work on this coming week.

    I had two big batches of poetry rejected, too. That's the circle of life for writers!

    Next week I likely won't be able to report on the weekend, so I wish everyone two week's worth of good writing vibes and old fashioned stubbornness to get those submissions out!

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    1. Congrats! That's awesome news about your novel. Look forward to hearing more about all your secret projects too.

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    2. Such great news! Can't wait to see what happens next for you!

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  6. Written and submitted. I did win £25 for writing the best review of a new book Finding Mr Goldman by David Rhodes, which I will be presenting at the launch this week.

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    1. That's the stuff. Keep up the good work.

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  7. A horror flash story "Core Craving" was accepted for Pole to Pole Publishing's anthology "Hides the Dark Tower". Very impressed by their quick response: this story was my sub1 from last week! Submitted a novella this week - I hope it does equally well. Didn't write anything as there's too much marking to be done.

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    1. Congrats! Always nice when the response is not only fast but also positive.

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  8. Well, I didn't get back into short story writing like I announced last week. I did sub two and get 4,300 words done on my next Trench Raiders novel, though.

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