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Weekly writing check-in: another short this week

Quick check-in today. Got another short story written this week, and now I’m tired. (But not because I wrote a short story; possibly, though, the laundry is making me tired.)

So I’m calling it a night and a very short check-in. More next week.

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Weekly writing check-in: five for August

That’s right. I wrote five short stories this August, including two this past week (one flash fiction, the other a short story).

I don’t know if I’ll go all out–so much depends on what happens with my schedule. But I am participating in A Story A Day in September. I even got today’s written, although it’s more of a series of vignettes than an actual story (see above about whether or not I’m going all out).

In other words, my aim is to get some words, not necessarily a story, every single day.

So, tune in next week to see if I really did get those words (it’s like a cliffhanger). And if you’re a writer, consider signing up.

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: the one with the mad scientist

W1S1 2014 - Monthly ChallengeA little less writing this week since I’m still doing class work for the Adobe InDesign classes I’m taking. Still, I’m not complaining about +5,000 words.

This is also the reason I haven’t sent any submissions back out. But it’s spring break this week and I hope to get a few more things submitted, a few more words written, and my classwork completed.

We’ll see if I can make this happen.

Writing Work:

  • The Time After ~5,833 words

Submissions:

  • None this week

Rejections:

  • Abandonment Issues

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: the one with lots of words

W1S1 2014 - Monthly ChallengeA few rejections (one of which I sent right back out again), lots of writing, and that was about it for this week. And yet, I feel as if so much has happened. Things have, but those things have been in the world of the story, not real life. 

So … yeah. I can’t exactly tell you about my fictional people and the myriad of fictional problems they have. Also, I should probably admit that what I have on my hands is definitely a novel, since I’m sitting at 47,000 words total so far, and the end? Not quite in sight.

Writing Work:

  • The Time After ~8,637 words

Submissions:

  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies

Rejections:

  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies
  • Doreen’s Muse

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

  • None

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: the one with even more audio

W1S1 2014 - Monthly ChallengeSo, despite writing only 800 words on Monday (thank you, Daylight Saving Time), I managed 8,000 words for the week. I’m not really sure how that happened, but I’m happy that it did.

And for the second week in a row, I’ve sold audio rights for one of my stories, and it’s also another story that first appeared in Kazka Press. I’m thrilled that The Girl with the Piccolo will be a podcast from Cast of Wonders.

As you can see below, I flung five more submissions out the door this week as well. When you combine that with the audio sale and the cover reveal, it adds up to a pretty good week.

Writing Work:

  • The Time After ~8,018 words

Submissions:

  • What Little Remains
  • Incriminating Evidence
  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies
  • Five to Freedom
  • Abandonment Issues

Rejections:

  • Where Were You when the War Started
  • Abandonment Issues

Acceptances:

Publications:

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: the one where I fling about some roses

W1S1 2014 - Monthly ChallengeWhile I didn’t plan to match my submissions to my rejections this week, it worked out that way. Four back in, four back out, and I still have a few more to send out somewhere else, not to mention stories I need to get out the door for the first time. 

(Wow. That was a really long sentence. Take a breath.)

Lots of writing on the story that is clearly not a short story. We know this because I just reached the 30,000-word mark in the manuscript. I think what I have here is yet another accidental novel. But I’m not complaining.

My fun news for the week is I sold audio rights to  Toasted Cake Podcast for The Burden of So Many Roses, which appeared last year in the February issue of Kazka Press. Just because you’ve sold a story doesn’t mean you can’t sell it again.

Writing Work:

  • The Time After ~7,770 words

Submissions:

  • The Patron Saint of Lost Things
  • The Perfect Canvas
  • Ghost in the Coffee Machine (audio market)
  • Abandonment Issues

Rejections:

  • Five to Freedom
  • What Little Remains
  • The Life Expectancy of Fireflies
  • Abandonment Issues

Acceptances:

Publications:

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Write 1/Sub 1 check in: the one where I stray from the path

W1S1 2014 - Monthly ChallengeSo, I blew it this month, with Write 1/Sub 1. I did end up submitting a total of three stories for the month. That’s the good news. I wrote a total of 22,500 words. That’s also good news. However, those words were not in any short stories.

Not so good.

As I said over on the Write 1/Sub 1 website, sometimes I need to write a novel. The short stories will be there when I’m done.

Writing Work:

  • The Time After ~ 5,300 words

Submissions:

  • Five to Freedom
  • Doreen’s Muse
  • Like Bread Loves Salt

Rejections:

  • Inside Out

Acceptances:

  • None

Publications:

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