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by LDWriter2
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 545
Views: 19117

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Congrats to the HMs I didn't see anyone higher but if so Congrats to you.
by LDWriter2
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 545
Views: 19117

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I just remembered I had a story still in. Couldn't remember which one. Still can't. But whatever one it was, it failed completely again.
by LDWriter2
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

CONGRATS, einstein36, vjalrik, DoctorJest, Henckel, disgruntledpeony, LDWriter2, and all those who submitted earlier!!! wotf010 I am working on the novel this week and letting the crits for my Q4 simmer until the weekend. Then a Fix and a Polish and I might even be in a day early. wotf001 Thanks an...
by LDWriter2
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

thegirlintheglasses wrote:I'm trying...to...finish... Wish me luck guys!



You got time which means you can do it.
by LDWriter2
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I be in this quarter
by LDWriter2
Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

And now to redoing, at least the opening, of a SF story about a chef. I need it for an anthology about speculative food, and to work on a short tale about an Apocalypse. Need to put some danger in it or effort of some type. Then I hope to write one about outdated tech that may or may not be working....
by LDWriter2
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Okay, mine is done. I will be sending it in tomorrow or Monday. Tomorrow will be a bit busy with a couple of different things to do. Ohhh, boy some major changes: rewrite first thousand words or so, changed sentences, deleted at least a 1500 words probably more like at least 1750, moved things aroun...
by LDWriter2
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1316
Views: 40871

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Hmm, the deep emotional journey might be one of my problems. Certain people around here can tell you other problems, I always seem to forget one or three techniques I know. I work at the emotion as I see pros do, but how deep it goes is another matter. Did you get Don Maas' book THE EMOTIONAL CRAFT...
by LDWriter2
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1316
Views: 40871

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Hmm, the deep emotional journey might be one of my problems. Certain people around here can tell you other problems, I always seem to forget one or three techniques I know. I work at the emotion as I see pros do, but how deep it goes is another matter.
by LDWriter2
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Okay, think I am done. I have time to keep it a few days then look it over again. I rewrote the first 900 words or so, condensed some of it. I deleted over 1500 words, redid some sentences, replaced paragraphs and made it better. I hope.
by LDWriter2
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

My story needed even more work than I thought. Delete a bunch of stuff, change a few words, move things-again. But I think I may have it almost ready for another try
by LDWriter2
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Started the revision of my story. Two nice people said they would critique it. Plus I am adding some of my own changes. Even deleted a couple of sentences so maybe this week I will have it done. Not to mention time to send out some other stories also. I am assuming the last one out was a rejection o...
by LDWriter2
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

storysinger wrote:My story for Q4 is way ahead of schedule. One more session and it should be finished. wotf042



And 'tis good
by LDWriter2
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:Finally got a workable rough draft on a potential Q4. It needs a lot of polish yet, but writing it made me happy.



Very good
by LDWriter2
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Revising an HM to make it a Winner
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Revising an HM to make it a Winner

I got a rejection earlier in the year but I felt pretty strongly about the story so I gave it a solid revision and submitted it for Q4. We shall see what that brings! As I have said I am doing the same for the same reason. I have four stories I feel good about even though they never got a whole rea...
by LDWriter2
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

LDWriter2 wrote: "Been meaning to say this for a while but Wow 25 years. You made it, very good. And here I thought-at least here on the forum-I was the one in the lead for rejections now that is after the passing of someone else. But I have only been sending in stories for somewhere around 12...
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

I posted a picture on Facebook today of a wide angle view of the banquet hall and stage as I gave my acceptance speech at the WotF 35 gala. Here's the post that followed: For me, this picture never gets old. After 25 years of trying, I had made it to the Writers of the Future stage with my story &q...
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Something NEW This Way Comes!
Replies: 21
Views: 755

Re: Something NEW This Way Comes!

John Goodwin just wrapped up another podcast interview with me today. He said it shold be released tonight, I'll have to go look. This one focuses on what I've been doing after the workshop and gala ended, and advice on branding and marketing. But I also share some important points I learned in the...
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Revising an HM to make it a Winner
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: Revising an HM to make it a Winner

I usually send in a new story but at times a revised one-like this next month. I think that includes two HMs. If so they did worse the second time.
by LDWriter2
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 545
Views: 19117

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

He does give out Honorable Mentions, SHMs, semi finalists for those who don't reach the finalist stage. So far if he doesn't like a story no one does. I have heard the statement about it just not being a good fit for wotF but its been too long, that is no comfort for me. I have sent almost every ty...
by LDWriter2
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q-4 story that most probably could use some help
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Q-4 story that most probably could use some help

I decided to try another story since this one seems to be one I sent in twice. And I have a third story in mind if this second one turns out to be totally rejected twice.
by LDWriter2
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Hmm, evidently I have already sent the story I thought of using, twice. I must like that story. Even with critiques it got no where-twice. So I decided to do a different story. Still an older one I sent in once-I think only once-hmm now I am not sure. Anyway need new readers.
by LDWriter2
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 224641

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

disgruntledpeony wrote:Despite my protests to the contrary, I now find myself editing that story before submitting it to a newly available venue. wotf019



Know the feeling even though the comments don't happen often unless I send a story to BCS. You go get 'em. You can.
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6662

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Got my Q4 tale done. Months ago. I already submitted it. Months ago. Nothing, yet I still like it and think it could fit in quite easily. But after, hopefully, a couple of critiques I can Improve it. I added a post in the Critique exchange but I ask here. We can trade critiques. We got time. One per...
by LDWriter2
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q-4 story that most probably could use some help
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Q-4 story that most probably could use some help

Got mine done already for 36 Q 4. Actually it was a story I sent in earlier but I like it, think it mighty fit in and so I will try it again. But it does need critiquing Somewhere around 6,500-ish. I will critique one of yours or two half sizes.
by LDWriter2
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 245665

Re: Five Minute Rant

I used to do that and will again when I get back into the habit of sending out stories again, but I still get the need to vent sometimes.
by LDWriter2
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 19426

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Congrats to those who have HMs SHMs and semi-finalists.
by LDWriter2
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 19426

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I am out completely again a complete rejection.
by LDWriter2
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 224641

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Thinking about sitting and holding my breath. I have a story being held for consideration with an SFWA eligible market. Got one rejection from them and one hold. Eeek eeek eeeek. Exciting and lots of the mixed feelings. Hoping it will be selected, desperately trying to keep my feet realistically pl...

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