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by reigheena
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6700

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Is there a difference between honorable mention and silver honorable mention? What does silver honorable mention even mean? how many get it? How many entrants? Still super stoked since I didn't even realize how big this contest was when I entered this Q2 for the first time ever. So excited. Wonder ...
by reigheena
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 128
Views: 6780

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

3 down. 1 to go! Let's see what kind of shape I can whip this new story idea into.
by reigheena
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 63
Views: 2193

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I am in. I'm quite proud of this story, but I suspect it's a longshot here.
by reigheena
Mon May 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 114
Views: 71350

Re: Galaxy's Edge

Thanks for the heads up. Mine was also in the general submissions (May 6) but never got a reply back.
by reigheena
Tue May 22, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 128
Views: 6780

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Almost finished collecting beta reader reactions for Q3 and then it'll be a final edit before submitting.
And I just got a shiny new idea that makes me more excited that what I was previously thinking for Q4. Time to get writing!
by reigheena
Fri May 18, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 10355

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

My story "Refusing the Call" is currently live at critters. Thanks to anyone that wants to take a look.
by reigheena
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6700

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I had the first page of this story critiqued at futurescapes, and people bounced off the first line, which I thought was cool. wotf005

Going to go work on something else to distract myself from wanting to mess with this story.
by reigheena
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17130

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I got an HM, which is a step down from the SHM this story got last year. But I haven't seen any other silvers this quarter, so maybe there just weren't any? Anyway, I just got feedback on a different story that tells me how to fix this one. So I'm going to rewrite it and submit it again... probably ...
by reigheena
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 128
Views: 6780

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

That's 2 down. Q3 is at beta readers right now, and I am about to start my first draft for Q4.

Wow, I feel productive this year.
by reigheena
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 6700

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I am in! First time I've submitted before the last month of the window.
by reigheena
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 128
Views: 6780

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

1 down, 3 to go. I have next quarter planned, and an idea for third. 4th - no clue.
by reigheena
Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17130

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I am in! Good luck to all!
by reigheena
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: 4thewords
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: 4thewords

Yeah, $4 a month does sound steep. You can get it as low as $3 a month if you buy in bulk.
At least the trial costs nothing (not even putting in a credit card). Definitely worth doing.
by reigheena
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: 4thewords
Replies: 2
Views: 448

4thewords

Anyone here use 4thewords? I've been trying it out for the last month, and it has really increased my productivity with writing. For those who don't know - it is a site that gamifies your writing. You battle monsters, complete quests, and level up all based on the number of words you write. My refer...
by reigheena
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 18202

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

It's Thursday!

Straight rejection. No surprise. I'm going to go send it to DSF.
by reigheena
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 716
Views: 198001

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Just met my goal of 25 rejections for the year. Still have 4 outstanding, and I'll probably send this one back out once I figure out the next place its going.
Out of that I got 6 personals, which is more than last year! Yay progress!
by reigheena
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Where do you get your inspiration?
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Re: Where do you get your inspiration?

A lot of my story ideas have come from playing video games and wanting to take things a different direction than they did. Such as "What if Zelda was jealous that Link found the Master Sword?"
by reigheena
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 18202

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I think I've had 10 unique stories. 11 if you count the rewrite that only left the magic system and character names in place. Plot and characterization were different. Completely different tone to the setting too.
by reigheena
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 128
Views: 6780

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I did 4 in 33 and 4 in 34. Going to continue my streak! Good luck to all! wotf009 "Oh, yes, they call her the Streak Look at that, look at that She likes to show off her physique Look at that, look at that If there's an audience to be found She'll be streakin' around Invitin' public critique.&...
by reigheena
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 128
Views: 6780

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I did 4 in 33 and 4 in 34. Going to continue my streak! Good luck to all! wotf009
by reigheena
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 18202

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I'm in. I think it's a long shot, but hey, a long shot is better than no shot!
by reigheena
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17130

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I'll be revising a SHM. I have ideas on how to redo the ending, so I'm excited for it. Just need to get darn Q4 finished first!
by reigheena
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 10355

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

My story "2 Flowers" is now available for critique at critters. It's admittedly a bit of a mess, but wanted some opinions before refining it.
by reigheena
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 26859

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

wotf055
Not too surprised as this was a fairly raw story.

Congrats to disgruntledpeony and congrats/commiseration to the other honorable mentions!
by reigheena
Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 26859

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Seen on Facebook:

Dave Farland wrote:So, this quarter of Writers of the Future I had 15% more stories than ever before, but 20% more good ones competing for a finalist slot. You folks are gonna make me work!


Good luck to everyone still waiting! May the odds be ever in your favor!
by reigheena
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 18202

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Finally finished a draft of my story. I'm really struggling with it. But I am committed to whip it into some kind of shape for Q4.
by reigheena
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Hero's Journey / Tests allies and enemies
Replies: 3
Views: 456

Re: Hero's Journey / Tests allies and enemies

If you read "Hero with a Thousand Faces" or look at other examinations of the Hero's Journey, you'll see that other people make different distinctions about the Hero's Journey. Campbell also states that in his examination of myths from many cultures, some will do steps in different orders,...
by reigheena
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 989

Re: Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines

I think you're asking about the likelihood of selling an honorable mention as is, not about whether mentioning the HM in your cover letter helps. So, here's my data points. My submissions of HMs and SHMs have gotten me a pile of rejections and one sale to a semi-pro zine. Some of those are only now ...
by reigheena
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 38151

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

wotf056

I'm actually a bit bummed. I'd really hoped to go all the way with this story. I really don't know what else I can do with it to improve it. And I don't think I want to submit it elsewhere yet, and shut out my few chances to sell a novelette.

*goes to get ice cream*

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