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by bobsandiego
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34
Replies: 13
Views: 951

Re: Quarter 2, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34

Dave has returned me to the doghouse

R
by bobsandiego
Fri May 05, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

amyhg wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:Amy(?)
Here's a handy link for some non-winning finalist stories.
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2081


Thanks, Dustin. Awesome resource.
Amy

Amy,
there's a lot to learn here and the population of this forum is the best I've found on the internet.
by bobsandiego
Thu May 04, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

any market recommendations for a christian themed vampire story?
I really have no clue where to send this HM....
by bobsandiego
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

wotf058 Almost had a heart attack when I heard Joni's voice! WOW! Congrats! Isn't it thrilling to hear her voice on the other end of the line? So happy for you! Old timers here know my story of Joni calling me for an HM. I suspect she grabbed the wrong number and didn't mean to call me and simply m...
by bobsandiego
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

HM Congratulations to everyone above. To be honest I knew this one had a problem but until today I didn't know what to do about it. Strange how it seems so easy when it's too late! By the way, newer members might want to calculate their WotF batting average. It's simply every entry = at bat and eve...
by bobsandiego
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Jeremyteg wrote:wotf058

Almost had a heart attack when I heard Joni's voice!

Congrats!
wotf009
by bobsandiego
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

I must admit that I thought a heavily Christian themed vvampire story stood no chance and an HM is quite a surprise.
by bobsandiego
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Honorable Mention
He didn't entirely hate it.
by bobsandiego
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

greenroom wrote:From today's conference call, Dave finished his second pass today, and will be starting his third (and, I think ,though am not sure, final) pass which, it sounded like, he is hoping to get through by Monday or Tuesday.

I refuse to allow my hopes to rise.
wotf028
by bobsandiego
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

The best thing in the world for the waiting is work. My agent advised me that my next novel submission had a few too many typos. (Yeah I really suck at proofing.) So I am having my computer read it out aloud, the entire 80600 words. That should keep me out of trouble while Dave decides which catego...
by bobsandiego
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

The best thing in the world for the waiting is work. My agent advised me that my next novel submission had a few too many typos. (Yeah I really suck at proofing.) So I am having my computer read it out aloud, the entire 80600 words. That should keep me out of trouble while Dave decides which categor...
by bobsandiego
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 6063

Re: Cover Letters

From a slusher: you can only ever hurt your chances with a cover letter. I scan the cover letter for two pieces of info (relevant to PodCastle): word count and reprint/original. Some markets only take originals so you don't need to mention the latter; other markets also accept multiple genres, so m...
by bobsandiego
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 15348

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Randy Hulshizer wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:It's also possible that the duplicate got rejected because it was a duplicate. Who knows? wotf017


Yeah, that was essentially what Joni suggested, although it did seem strange that I got the R first... wotf017

Well, I am sticking to the interpretation that helps my fragile ego.
LOL
wotf013
by bobsandiego
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

greenroom wrote:As of today, Dave's still working on judging Q1, and has a hundred or so stories yet to read through that he's hoping to get through in the next week or so.

ahh I may not have survived a first pass after all.
Nope, my pass is destine to be
Dyatlov Pass.
by bobsandiego
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 15348

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I actually used contests and joni. She responded to both messages and then informed me that she strongly prefers we correspond using one or the other as both go to her. Another lesson learned. Yeah, I sent my sub to both emails one quarter, and my story somehow got entered twice. I got an early R a...
by bobsandiego
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

We have cleared all mooring and cast off all lines. The last of the buoys are behind us and swells are lifting the bow.
Engage the twitch drive and proceed to flak speed.

My command will dive to crush depth and await the dark.
by bobsandiego
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 15348

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

preston wrote:I'm in! Couldn't quite finish the story I wanted to enter, but that means I'll have plenty of time to polish it for next quarter. That is, if I need to. wotf026

Welcome to the party, Pal!

wotf010
by bobsandiego
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 15348

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Well, today March 28th I am, once again, in.
Story submitted, email from Joni rcv'd.
There is no separating a fool from his folly.
wotf024
by bobsandiego
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 15348

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Unless the story I sent to Flametree comes back in time, I may have a hard time making it in this quarter. I'd been procrastinating on editing, and then yesterday I ended up making a trip to the emergency room because of pain in my stomach and back (among other things). Long story short, I'm alrigh...
by bobsandiego
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

The award ceremony is April 2nd. I'm guessing we won't hear much more back until after then. As of yesterday, Dave's still in the middle of his 2nd pass, and expects it to be another week or two until he completes that. So unless there's a second round of rejections yet to go out from the first pas...
by bobsandiego
Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

You know I really and truly have gotten to the 'I just don't twitch' stage,
It may be indicative of an attitude problem.
wotf017
by bobsandiego
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Dustin Adams wrote:Right. The Grinder.
Need to update my sub.


Just keep writing.
Just keep submitting.


That's all we can do. And learn patience - which for me is as challenging as spelling.
by bobsandiego
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Ok here is who I have left. Even smaller list now. wotf018 DECEMBER 1ST pdblake DECEMBER 16TH reigheena DECEMBER 22ND disgruntledpeony DECEMBER 26TH Athena DECEMBER 29TH Ember DECEMBER 30TH bobsandiego Tamlyn Ishmael Rebecca Birch Thanks for the list. Personally I refuse to let my hopes rise. My st...
by bobsandiego
Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Sorry I haven't been active here. I have been terribly busy. I wrote a novel that sank at the beta reading. (MY first attempt at a YA and well first attempt I have good ideas about how to fix it but it requires a ground up re-write.) I'm outlining a novel and the outline has reached 45 pages and is...
by bobsandiego
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 16207

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Sorry I haven't been active here. I have been terribly busy. I wrote a novel that sank at the beta reading. (MY first attempt at a YA and well first attempt I have good ideas about how to fix it but it requires a ground up re-write.) I'm outlining a novel and the outline has reached 45 pages and is ...
by bobsandiego
Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 172846

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

It's been a long time since I posted to this thread, but I feel that I must. Editor's telling me that he enjoyed my story, it held his attention right up to the end, and he goes on to say that it was his favorite for the week. He doesn't buy it, though. (sigh) Give me form acceptances, any time. Th...
by bobsandiego
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:13 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Etiquette Question: Responding to Emails from Magazines
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Etiquette Question: Responding to Emails from Magazines

I second that answer. At most acknowledge that you got the message and then move on.

(I too originally hailed from the South and the urge to be overly polite still runs strong.)
by bobsandiego
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 53138

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

I bit the bullet and downloaded the free trial of Scrivener today. (Not going to pay for it until I know I like it, because money is not something I have in abundance.) I'll probably go through the tutorial this evening. I do have to say, I was reading over how it works and it sounds cool in theory...
by bobsandiego
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Beta Reader cattle call
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Beta Reader cattle call

The beta read versions are ready.
If you want to read Noir/Crime/Sf and help- me make it better, drop me a contact.
by bobsandiego
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1123
Views: 186177

Re: Five Minute Rant

rant about the industry: man o man I am learning patience. I had hoped - naively it turns out - that representation would make things much quicker. Nope. MY novel sits at a publisher and in the time while I have waited for an answer from the editor I have written an entire new novel. to quoteThe Pri...

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