Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 38 the one with more milestones

Week 38! Well, September is shaping up rather nicely. Two milestone acceptances this week. Two! I know, it’s crazy times around here.

First, I sold audio/reprint rights for The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty to Cast of Wonders. I can’t wait to hear what they do with the story.

Then, the next day, I find out that my poem (yes, poem) Land of the Free (Haircuts) will be part of Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 2. The anthology is a partnership between the Missouri Humanities Council, Warriors Arts Alliance, and Southeast Missouri State University Press.

Like I said, crazy times.

My write 1 for the week was the Flash Fiction Challenge. What did I end up with? Take a look:

Comedy / a rain forest / water balloon

My first draft ended up at 999 words. I played around with it a bit, then put it away to compost overnight. I’ll take a last look later today, proof it, and send it off. I don’t know how funny it is. I think, at most, it’s lightly humorous (and that’s a stretch). But! It’s done! I did it! And it was fun to write. And really, you can’t ask for more than that.

Since that was my write 1 for the week, I spent time getting stories from my notebook into electronic form. I now have three more to shape up and send off in the near future. Plus, I started a longer short story.

All in all, not a bad week.


  • Five to Freedom ~ 999 words


  • Just a Matter of Time
  • Filling the Space


  • The Patron Saint of Lost Things ~ the editors mentioned that this did make their short list, so that was nice.


  • The Secret Life of Sleeping Beauty
  •  Land of the Free (Haircuts)


Filed under Write 1/Sub 1, Writing, YA

3 responses to “Write 1/Sub 1 check in: week 38 the one with more milestones

  1. I have never heard of write one sub one! Clearly I’m way late to this, but interesting… And congrats of course!

  2. Write one/sub one is a writing community inspired by Ray Bradbury. You can find out more here: http://www.write1sub1.com/

    Its focus is short fiction (which I’ve returned to this year–and I’m loving it), but you could do something similar with longer works. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Aha, thanks for the link!

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