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by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 723
Views: 200866

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I got my second personal rejection from F&SF this morning. It's nice that I'm getting closer, but as I near 50 rejections for 2018 (I know, still a n00b) the hamster wheel is starting to feel more like a treadmill every day. So close, but close don't cut it. wotf017 Onwards! Not bad and I know ...
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Yes, but can she type?
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Yes, but can she type?

Hmm, can any of them type? Obviously Scotty could but how many others?
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Space Force
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Space Force

We will need one some day, especially if part of their job is to find and catalogue space junk. Don't know if this is that day or not. So I agree that the basic idea is sound.
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 173
Views: 3991

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

To me it seems there must be a huge range of quality in HMs, but they are all at a publishable level.. I remember reading somewhere that HMs are stories that are close to publishable but have a missing element, such as theme. It makes sense that HMs would have a wide range of quality if some storie...
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Wulf Moon wrote:Life does get in the way. But writing finds a way. Hang in there, Dustin!


I say the something.
by LDWriter2
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 16
Views: 415

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Hmm, just been sort of thinking of what story I wanted to do. Today I decided to decide. Been wanting to do cyberpunk but I am still not sure enough to attempt one. Need to read more of them. Anyway I did start a story. Not sure if it is the one for the contest though. We shall see how it comes off....
by LDWriter2
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 723
Views: 200866

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Finally I can post something here. Sent in a very short story to one market. Got back a reply that basically said I almost made it. My story was among those that made it through to the final choice.They think my writing is good and stated in stronger terms than usual to send in another story, Only o...
by LDWriter2
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 173
Views: 3991

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Just sent in my story for this quarter
by LDWriter2
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: writing books
Replies: 23
Views: 3585

Re: writing books

Not sure of a favorite. I read "On Writing" two books by Card. Self editing for Fiction Writers even though that isn't specifically about writing. Hmm, maybe my favorite is the continual Daily Kicks by Dave.
by LDWriter2
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Rejection

Hi folks. I am hoping to get some fresh eyes on my Q2 rejection. I didn’t take the rejection well and every time I open the document I want to delete every other word. Before I send it out on sub I’d really like some feedback about why maybe it didn’t work. I really believe in this story and want i...
by LDWriter2
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Magic in the 4th

But oops, I still have last quarter's story to send in. Hmmm,
by LDWriter2
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 13
Views: 702

Re: Magic in the 4th

Hmm, I do have ideas I could do, along these lines, but haven't decided yet. Hmm, actually there is an old story I could redo. I like that story and I am not sure if I have ever seen quite that twist on the subject before. Not that that means there aren't any stories with my twist.
by LDWriter2
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 330
Views: 9155

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Maybe I will send it to F&SF and one other, if neither buys it then to next quarter
by LDWriter2
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 330
Views: 9155

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I'm out. Just realized I completely failed to do the last revision Saturday and send it in, even though I never got that last critique back-in that case it would have been a quick look over. We buried my Father-in-Law and I was busy with my wife's family. Still could have done it though, except it t...
by LDWriter2
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 8125

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Another one lost-totally.

And I too received two rejections
by LDWriter2
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221050

Re: Five Minute Rant

For F&SF, there's no correlation between getting a personal comment and getting closer to an acceptance..... All that being said, even if you've only ever received one-day rejections of "didn't grab me," that doesn't mean he won't buy your next story. :) Still would be nice to get one...
by LDWriter2
Wed May 30, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: New type of shorter story
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: New type of shorter story

Yes it is. I must have thought I didn't need to say that here-I was in a hurry.

Could you PM your e-maill address to make sure I have it?
by LDWriter2
Tue May 29, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: New type of shorter story
Replies: 2
Views: 326

New type of shorter story

For me it's a new type while shorter than mine usually are I think it is long enough. How long that is is another matter.


I think its a fun story but we shall see how well it is done. I put in my best.
by LDWriter2
Tue May 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221050

Re: Five Minute Rant

Interesting responses. Latest response from BCS Assistant editor liked a certain description. Disliked what she saw as my hiding something. I didn't hide it, it just wasn't time for that and the story is rather short. wotf017 I will move it up, it's not that big of deal-doesn't effect the plot at al...
by LDWriter2
Wed May 23, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 189
Views: 63024

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

I too am reading the mistborn sort of. Without realizing it I started with book four the new series. Haven't gotten to the fist thee yet,
by LDWriter2
Wed May 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221050

Re: Five Minute Rant

I would not mind something like that. Evidently there is a lukewarm wording and a Hot setting, but nothing in-between from most editors. BCS is different with that and I have sent in stories to a couple of e-zines that also sent out a person comment with every rejection. Lukewarm would be someway of...
by LDWriter2
Wed May 23, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 330
Views: 9155

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Hmm, I have the story for this quarter ever so close to being done. I didn't start it for this contest, or any other one, but as a fun where to show off what I have learned. But it's better than I expected, at least for me it's a bit of a twist, a little different. Which is why maybe, perhaps and ma...
by LDWriter2
Fri May 04, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221050

Re: Five Minute Rant

Should not have grumbled about 8 rejections in 5 days. Writing gods aren't happy. It's now become 12 rejections in 7 days. Yikes! I have 6 Rs in 6 days going right now... Used to be my numbers but I have gotten so much out of the habit of sending in stories. I am doing good to get one rejection eve...
by LDWriter2
Tue May 01, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221050

Re: Five Minute Rant

[quote="YM Pang"]

It worked at one time. And it is only the web site the company that owns those four magazines uses, that is the problem.
by LDWriter2
Tue May 01, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 19179

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congratulations to the two finalists I haven't congratulated. Plus congrats to the HMs. Those stories usually do good after getting one.
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221050

Re: Five Minute Rant

Second time I have done this. Just figured out what I did wrong. Rolls eyes And why Anyway, When I used to send out a bunch of stories I would get anywhere from two to six back in one day. Not enjoyable. In fact yesterday I just received two rejections. Finlay took a little longer than he has in th...
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221050

Re: Five Minute Rant

Second time I have done this. I hit Post reply but my note just disappeared the other day. Anyway, When I used to send out a bunch of stories I would get anywhere from two to six back in one day. Not enjoyable. In fact yesterday I just received two rejections. Finlay took a little longer than he has...
by LDWriter2
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 19179

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

There are strange things happening in the world. I got home tonight and there was a message my machine. It was Joni! She called to say that she knows she sent me my semi-finalist email, and she wanted to congratulate me. Then she said she has even better news for me. Turns out, one of the finalists...
by LDWriter2
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 19179

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Boy my memory must have gotten off. I thought I had received a rejection for this one already. Because of that I am not sure which story I sent in for this one either. But anyway I blew it, a total miss. I looked for the story but can't find one that it would be. Came back to say, oh probably that s...
by LDWriter2
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221050

Re: Five Minute Rant

It had been so long I forgot. The system that Analog, Asimov's and the two mystery mag, use for the online submissions does not like my version of .doc files. It always says it's too long no matter how short the story. With Asimov's I can use .rtf but my current WP doesn't do that format. I have an ...

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