Write 1/Sub 1 check in: in which we start 2014

W1S1 2014 - Monthly ChallengeNew year, new challenge! I’m holding steady with Write 1/Sub 1 this year. However, I’m going to switch to the monthly challenge.

One thing that started happening near the end of last year was I found myself either short-changing stories, or–even worse–not starting stories I sensed would run longer than what I could write in a week.

Plus, I have a backlog of stories, some still longhand in various notebooks, and I need to get those shaped up and shipped out.

I’m going to keep the weekly check in. I’m hoping it will keep me honest and on track. If I succumb to my Gen-X slacker ways, I will put myself back on the weekly challenge.

And I started 2014 with one publication and an acceptance, and no rejections. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Writing Work:

  • Two stories into electronic format
  • One shaped up to submit


  • The Perfect Canvas
  • The Madness in King’s End
  • Inside Out 


  • None




Filed under Write 1/Sub 1, Writing

2 responses to “Write 1/Sub 1 check in: in which we start 2014

  1. Sounds like a most excellent plan for 2014. I’m in the same position as you with the backlog of stories. My plan is to stick to the weekly for the first part of the year and possibly switch over to the monthly in the second half. I noticed that my productivity ran along those lines in 2013–a huge wave of creativity in the first half of the year and a deeper concentration on editing in the second half.

    I loved your newest story–had the feel of a classic to me. I can see it being a popular one for anthologies and reprints in the years to come. 🙂

    • Thanks, Von. I still have backlog, which I hope to tackle soon, stories printed out, ready to revise. I really want to get some new stories submitted this month. Thanks for stopping by and your kind words.

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