Sunday, June 21, 2015

Week #25 Check In


It's the end of Week 25!

How's it gone this week? Any triumphs? Any disasters? 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, here's your chance to tell the world. If you've had something W1S1-related accepted, tell us so we can add you to the Write1Sub1 Hall of Fame. But if life 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 tea in a writer's cup. 

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.

15 comments:

  1. Hi everyone! I hope your June winds down with good news and multiplying word counts.

    This week has still been like post-book release recovery. I sent out a bunch of poetry and reprint submissions, worked on Hugo reading, and did a Skype interview.

    W: Wrote two new Chicken Soup stories, each about 1k.

    S: Submitted the stories. That puts me at 3 Chicken Soup submissions this month. If I can think of more topics, I'll do more!

    My big thing this week was the announcement of my next book deal with Harper Voyager!

    Beth Cato’s BREATH OF EARTH, set against the backdrop of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, the first in a steampunk series about a geomancer who channels seismic energy in an alternate history filled with conspiracy, war, brilliant inventions and fantastical creatures, to Kelly O’Connor at Voyager, in a two-book deal, by Rebecca Strauss at DeFiore and Company.”

    I won't be able to post next Sunday as I'll be at Locus Weekend in Seattle. Is anyone else from W1S1 going to be there? Let me know! I'll be bringing cookies...

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    1. Many, many congrats on that, Beth - and on the subs. Enjoy Seattle!

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    2. So so so great!!! Really happy for you, and I can't wait to read your new novels!

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  2. Wrote about 6k on a side project, plus most of the rough outline for that project.

    Subbed 1 (to Uncanny).
    Also set the release date on a novelette I'm self-pubbing. And working on revisions to some other things.

    Plugging along as usual as the end of the month gets closer.

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    1. Keep on plugging; it's the only way to get there. Best of luck with the sub...

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    2. I'll echo Simon... keep on plugging!

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  3. A decent week, got some work done on a flash piece, made the final cut at a magazine and got a rejection after making the final cut at a different magazine--lots of final cuts lately, not a lot of acceptances. I guess that's a good sign, but can be a bit disheartening too. :/ Lots going on in the World of Devin but still a decent amount of writing happening. Give thanks!

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    1. Ugh, yeah, those final cuts are wonderful and awful all at once. Here's hoping you make it to a full YES soon!

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    2. Yep, those nearlys can be a downer. Been getting a fair few myself lately. But you're right: they're a good sign. Not as good as an acceptance, obviously, but way better than a flat rejection.

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  4. Written and submitted. Here's hoping no news is good news on the feedback front.

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    1. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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    2. Fingers crossed here too...

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  5. I wrote a story for a specific market and then realize that the submissions for that market don't open until August - oops. I started two more stories and although I'm hoping to finish one of them in the next few days, I wrote a hint fiction story and submitted it today - just to make sure I made my W1S1 goal for the month.

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    1. Great work! Plus your sub is sorted out for August...

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