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by KD Julicher
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 79
Views: 2216

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

With what I was working on for Q4 being (not-quite-but-close-to) hopelessly broken. I took this inspiration and rather than skip this quarter, got something in that feels not too shabby. And that gives me enough time to fix what's wrong with the other one. Fantastic! That's the reason I put in my Q...
by KD Julicher
Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 79
Views: 2216

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Good going! If we're writing, we've got trunk stories. Let Dave be the judge. If you don't have a story in, there's no way you can win. Yeah, so, that Q3 finalist I just had? Trunk story. Well, not quite, but "story I haven't touched in a year, pulled out and polished up" counts, right?
by KD Julicher
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 79
Views: 2216

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Dustin Adams wrote:Rui,
It's difficult to return the favor when I don't send you a story. wotf001
I have one brewing, which may be too damn dark for WotF, but it must be exorcised from my brain.
Probably for Q1...



Did you read V32/33? IMO there were a number of "dark" pieces in both...
by KD Julicher
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 11
Views: 159

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Oh, my. Not ready for this yet. But it's going to sneak up on us before we know it, and November is awful for me, so... hmm. Once my Q4 is in, guess it's time to start plotting...
by KD Julicher
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11290

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Winners announced ! And the first place winner represents something of a first AFAIK--she's married to a former winner, Eric James Stone. We're usually joking when we say WotF is like a family... This is completely amazing and got me over any little funk I might have been in about Q3. And made me i...
by KD Julicher
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11290

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

MattDovey wrote:. And hey, you made it to finalist once, you can make it again--just ask KD wotf011



If you can make finalist once, you can make it five times. That's my goal.

I didn't win. This time. There's another quarter coming up in three weeks. Looking forward to Joni's next call.
by KD Julicher
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11290

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Thanks for all the congrats, guys! Glad I've got Kristy and Peony here twitching with me. Good luck with the next phone call, and with getting anything done at all in the next month! Hey, not to contradict Matt because he's awesome but the one thing I'd urge Kristy and Peony - and everyone else - is...
by KD Julicher
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11290

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

It certainly feels like a Thursday: I half expected to see reports of a wave already.

Thursday is still young out here on the west coast...
by KD Julicher
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11290

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I think it'll be sooner rather than later. Cheers to all who are still hanging in there!
by KD Julicher
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 18254

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

And the results? Joni giggled. I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance* If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April. Woo-hoo! That's great! It's NOT too early to start figuring out your childcare plans...
by KD Julicher
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 18254

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

amyhg wrote:wotf058

O_O

I can't decide if I'm twitching more from waiting for placement results or for my twins to come.



Ultra congrats for both! Good luck! I'm wresting my writing back from the throes of baby-related sleep deprivation myself - it's not as easy as I'd hoped.
by KD Julicher
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11290

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Subbed, for the first time in a year. Not with the awesome story I got stuck writing halfway through, or the less awesome story I got incredible feedback that I can't execute on yet, but with something I've had and thought I couldn't use because [reasons]. I pulled it back out and addressed those re...
by KD Julicher
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 311
Views: 11290

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I have an amazing idea. Wrote the first scene and it's awful. But some brainstorming last night gave me an inspiration and I think I know how to rewrite it completely.

This will be my first entry in three quarters. Ready to get back in the game.
by KD Julicher
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 26250

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

I think KD got the news they were the published finalist around January this year, though the Q4 winners were also only announced in January, so they're well ahead of schedule here. Dunno why the sudden rush--our book was ready for the gala wotf017 February 2nd is when I got the call, but that was ...
by KD Julicher
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 30528

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Dustin Adams wrote:Hope she doesn't mind...

KD Julicher received an HM in the big wave.



Thanks for posting. For some reason I had trouble logging in here. Yep, HM for me.
by KD Julicher
Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 30528

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

I don't believe the 2nd round of straight R's has come out. I could be wrong, but I think there's another big wave coming. I think you're right. I'm no expert, but this first wave felt smallish. I think there are probably a lot more to come. If I had to lay money on it, that'd be my bet. But he's w...
by KD Julicher
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 30528

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

LDWriter2 wrote:So my story is now out again (Wince)

Where two or three people from here can see it and if they are willing to, to show me where I goofed it.


LD,

I'd be happy to take a look.
by KD Julicher
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 57002

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Saw on Facebook so I guess it's official: non-winning finalists have been notified for Q2.

Time to start twitching for Q3!
by KD Julicher
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 71432

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Dave doesn't make the absolute final call on PF (there are other constraints like length etc) but he does get to say this is the one I want, etc. I don't think anonymity is a big concern here. When it comes time for PF selection he's looking for something to complement the rest of the volume.
by KD Julicher
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 57002

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

HM here. (I've been off-grid for the past two weeks.) Each of my four HMs so far have been in a series with a repeating lead character. I imagine that the WotF doesn't ever publish stories from a series. I wonder if the stories might have rated higher if I could have made them completely stand alon...
by KD Julicher
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 57002

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

I've heard of another (private group). Also that they were given the all-clear to announce. I don't want to be a total downer but I'm assuming the finalists have all been notified.
by KD Julicher
Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 57002

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

So I queried Joni earlier and learned two things:

1. she's out of the office til Friday. Sorry guys...

2. wotf057

Which is a new one for me. On to Q3!
by KD Julicher
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 57002

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Congrats to all the HMs! It looks like a full wave for everyone who subbed before the 31st. I'm guessing we'll see a wave for the 31st entrants, and then the SF/F notifications. Could be this week, could be next week...
by KD Julicher
Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 57002

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

storysinger wrote:It would be cool if all the r's are done and all that's left are HM's and above. wotf007



I'm going to be a downer and say that I think none of the paper-subs have their Rs yet. But maybe for the e-subs, that could be true!
by KD Julicher
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 57002

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

A week.... or 3.5 weeks, like back in Q4, when the last wave came at the start of December and finalists on Christmas Eve...
by KD Julicher
Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 57002

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Well, tomorrow is Thursday. Would not be shocked to see more notices going out though I'm guessing no finalist calls for a bit yet. (For reference, the finalist calls for Q2 last year were right around August 4).
by KD Julicher
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 57002

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Ok, offers of badges and writing tips and such are old hat. I just delete them without even thinking.

But.... some sort of invite to link up with Galaxy Press on Goodreads? Or something? That's... new....
by KD Julicher
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 57002

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

DF on FB just now: Trying to finish up Q2 Writers of the Future judging, but the program that we use, Wizehive, isn't letting me. So for all of those who are waiting, please practice being patient for a couple more days. So - I will take that as good news and start anticipating another Thursday here...
by KD Julicher
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 57002

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

I got the tip email too. I'm pretty certain from the subject line that it's just what it says. Not a secret rejection, or a comment on my story. I think this was just a nice half-wave and we'll get another wave Soon, followed by the SHM/SF/Finalist wave. Perhaps by early August, even!

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