The Skinny: W1S1 April

Four months into Write1 Sub1, and I’m still cookin’.  I’ve kept to my goals, writing and subbing at least one piece a week, and I’m pleased with my progress.

Here’s my output to date:

Brand-spankin’-new stories: 25
The Poison of Its Filamentous Lariats (ss)
Jen-6 (ff)
Between Feathers and Fins (ff)
Traitor (micro)
Beneath the Eclipse (ss)
Patchouli, More than a Fragrance (ff)
Forever in these Walls (ss)
The Stage (ff)
Life in the Way (ff)
Technically Speaking (micro)
Happiness Guaranteed (ff)
Soul Raider (ss)
Baba Yaga and the Ewer of Bones (ff)
Shape Shifting Anonymous (ff)
7 Seconds (ss)
Screw Diamonds (micro)
Kindle vs. Paperback (ff)
Pliable Bones (ff)
Galactic Dinner (micro)
Hollowed Terrain (ss)
Homogeneous Equilibrium (poem)
XO (ff)
Payback is a Witch (ff)
The Junkyard (ss)
The Dead Quiet (ff)

Total submissions: 54

Rejections: 26

Acceptances: 6
The Dead River at The Fabulist – forthcoming 2012
Between Feathers and Fins at February Femmes Fatales
Life in the Way at Apollo’s Lyre – June 2012
Forever in these Walls at 9 Days of Madness
The Poison of Its Filamentous Lariats at Bards & Sages Quarterly – July 2012
7 Seconds at All Due Respect – November 2012

Total published: 2 (That’s gotta change)
Between Feathers and Fins at February Femmes Fatales
Forever in These Walls at 9 Days of Madness

Special Attention: 3
Letti’s Monsters – Honorable Mention at Allegory
Happiness Guaranteed – Shortlisted with Penumbra
Baba Yaga and the Ewer of Bones – Shortlisted at NewMyths.com

Tears / Drops of Blood: 2

Total Word Count: 159,896! (This includes my novel, novella, and edits on stories, but excludes blog posts)

If you haven’t heard of Write 1 Sub 1, you should check it out. It’s a forum for a “Ray Bradbury” writing challenge, and the people who sponsor it are cool in many ways: Milo James Fowler, Simon KewinStephen V. Ramey, Madeline Mora-Summonte, Stephanie M. Lorée.  It’s a great place to meet like-minded writers, and if you like badges, you’re going to love it.

The details for participating are HERE.  You can enter weekly (write 1 story, sub 1 story per week) or monthly.  The participants are all very friendly, supportive, and inspiring.

27 thoughts on “The Skinny: W1S1 April”

  1. Way to go, Erin! Wow, you’ve got some serious stats. =] And well done on reaching your April Write1Sub1 goals — keep on doing what you’re doing. You’ll be reaping even more rewards in the near future, I’m sure.


  2. Thanks Siobhan! Congrats to you too on meeting your goals, and I’d have to agree with you on the whole rejection April Fool’s joke : )


  3. Thanks Lee. I just watched a mini interview with Bradbury on YouTube the other day, and enjoyed his take on the writing progress, funny and a little bit of painful truth!


  4. Awesome! Congratulations! I’m doing monthly and it ‘sstill is a great motivator.


  5. Thanks Angel.
    I’ve always thought my titles were terrible…in fact, that’s often the one thing that holds my stories up from submissions, trying to get that perfect title!


  6. You’re a writing beast. I’m sure most (if not all) will be published. It’s just a matter of time. Btw, your titles rock. “Baba Yaga and the Ewer of Bones”… I mean, c’mon. That’s awesome.


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