Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It May As Well Be Official

Time to make an official commitment to Write 1 Sub 1. It's what I've been doing anyway, at least while I'm not teaching: finish a story per week. That's on top of working on the novel, of course.
The idea of Write 1 Sub 1 is to commit, not only to a regular writing schedule, but also to regular submissions. The work one submits in a given week need not be the story one has just written that week. (We don't want unripe stories flying around. They leave an ugly mark when they hit you.)

I'm curious to see whether taking this, um, oath of office has any effect on my writing life. What I'd really like to join is Write 1 Pub 1, but I can't find a link for that.


  1. This sounds like a great goal, Anne. Too often I find myself going through cycles of submitting a lot, then backing off for a while and submitting nothing. Write 1 Sub 1 sounds like a good solution.

  2. I submit a story a week. I have a bunch of stories written and I continue to write more, but each week I focus on really polishing one and sending it off. I think it's a good goal to have.

  3. That's a GREAT idea! And it's wonderful to hear that it works for you, Kelly and Anne.

    Will have to try. :) Thanks for the post!


  4. I agree that this is a great idea. I am in the process of evaluating my 2011 goals so this post is right on target for getting me more productive.

    Blessings for success.


  5. I've written a lot in the last two years. Even revised a lot. But I haven't been submitting. The whole process seems tiresome - especially to someone who gets regular magazine assignments! But, I know that submitting my work is something I want to do - because the assigned articles and work is something controlled entirely by other editors who choose the topics. You've inspired me, once again! I'll let you know how the subbing goes.