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by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed May 06, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251130

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

::ogles cover::

::wipes drool from chin::
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sat May 02, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 248018

Re: Five Minute Rant

amoskalik wrote:I just had my first four rejection day. A perverse part of me wants to try to top that ...

::grin:: Go for it!!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Board PHP problems
Replies: 38
Views: 14474

Re: Board PHP problems

In the mean time, I know this answer sucks, but... Try another browser? I see the errors on various flavors of IE, but the PM system is working fine for me. I've noticed this as well. IE works. Chrome does not. My Chrome seems to work fine with the PM board. And my Chrome does not work with the PM ...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: North American Science Fiction Convention
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: North American Science Fiction Convention

sosad wrote:Stan Schmidt has banned him from cons. I am under very strict instructions to use only my Analog name on my convention badge.

Heeeerrrreee Gator, Gator, Gator!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:26 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Board PHP problems
Replies: 38
Views: 14474

Re: Board PHP problems

Yeah, a lot of people are having that problem. My guess is that nobody's going to be able to get to it until after the book launch on May 4th, though. Hopefully all will be well soon after that! wotf008
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: A general statement about WOTF e-submitting
Replies: 12
Views: 8853

Re: A general statement about WOTF e-submitting

Aha! So that's why I can't read the PM that I have. At least it's only 10 days now until Vol.31's grand finale.
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 248018

Re: Five Minute Rant

Somehow, no matter how I try to stagger subs or how different the markets' response times are, responses tend to come in clumps. With e-subs more common now, Sundays and holidays are clump fair game. So every day may be Clump Day. And now Preston provides additional proof of Clump Day. wotf007 Open...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899056

Re: Success!

I have a time travel sci-fi short out today in Perihelion Science Fiction. Feel free to check it out! Blink Twice Another excellent story, Rebecca. Nice twist on the time-travel trope. Thanks, Preston, glad you liked it! I actually am supremely uncomfortable with time travel stories, but I was at a...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899056

Re: Success!

Philip, I'd seen you in that hold pile too. It seems he's slowly going through the pile, and he's mostly accepting at the moment; so there's still a chance we'll be sharing an issue over there. wotf007 You may have a future in fortune telling, George. I just got an acceptance from Sci Phi too. Whet...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 227187

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I can report my first ever rewrite request. Three very clear suggestions, each obviously justified, as I realised as soon as I went over the story again. It took me just one day to do the work and I can't believe how much better the story is after the changes. So now it's back where it came from. F...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 23424

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
Elen Tel'Ithil wrote:Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City?


Yes. Kansas City. I'll be there at this one since it's just across the state.

Sweet! I have family in the Tulsa and Chicago areas. I think I should start making plans for summer 2016...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899056

Re: Success!

My story " Heartless " is up at Fantastic Stories of the Imagination . It got an HM from DF if that is of interest to anyone. Great read -- thanks so much for sharing it, Krystal! HM? I can't quite decide whether to be depressed that even this story "only" got an HM, or to be mo...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899056

Re: Success!

Woohoo, Steve!! Congrats, that's wonderful!

Also, way to trim, Bob! Best wishes for your "lean, mean machine" of a novel!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 23424

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

I really wish I was going! For one thing, I spent my high school years in eastern WA (Wilbur, to be precise), and I love that whole area.

Now...2017...if Japan gets it, I might be able to go!

Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City?
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:09 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: F&SF exchange -- 9,600 words
Replies: 1
Views: 1601

F&SF exchange -- 9,600 words

If anyone has a story of comparable length that they'd like to swap with me (for F&SF or another market), just PM me or comment here that you'd like my email address for a crit swap! If you'd like some background: This story was a WotF HM this past quarter (vol 31, q4), but there's something wro...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 525778

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Purellian, Minority, and HamBelt!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899056

Re: Success!

I believe Mike Resnick told me to come talk to him again when I'd put my plan in action and earned six figures in a year from my fiction. (He said this on this forum back in 2012ish I think? And I said by 2016 was my goal). So, hi Mike, and everyone else. I did it this year and I'm on track to blow...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899056

Re: Success!

By the way, Preston, I just yesterday got a chance to read your story (The Laughing Tree). Thanks for sharing -- I enjoyed it!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066004

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

bobsandiego wrote:I feel so smart.
I had two scenes that dragged i my book and now I know how to make them into one fast scene that doesn't drag.
Pacing improved, word count reduced.
Yay!

wotf010 Awesome news!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1066004

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

wotf006 That's exactly what I've been working on today: expanding a flash fiction idea into a longer piece! I've given up on properly finishing my current WotF story idea in time for Q1-32 and am now just trying to get a shorter story written for the Diabolical Plots submission window. Problem is, m...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899056

Re: Success!

Congrats, Thomas! (And best of luck on that next submission to them, too!)
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: A question or two for KD
Replies: 9
Views: 6166

Re: A question or two for KD

*Sound of jaws snapping at Nice Elinor's heels* Oh my!! wotf003 wotf024 wotf003 May I be of assistance, my Lady Elinor? And there he goes... Dragon considers himself quite the suave charmer, when it comes to human ladies, at least. He's still never managed to impress anything with scales, though, a...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: A question or two for KD
Replies: 9
Views: 6166

Re: A question or two for KD

Hey. Who stole my lunch? wotf020 Wretched dragon. *Thinks: forum is becoming overpopulated. Who can I eat?* wotf012 ::snide, dragonish chuckle:: Elen: Oh dear! Don't antagonize the Gator, Dragon! Although not active recently, Prisoner has a long history here, including starting this thread. Oh yes,...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: A question or two for KD
Replies: 9
Views: 6166

Re: A question or two for KD

Umm...do we need Gator? Why? Because this new user's post is totally random, but there are also no links or anything. No. I mean, why do you need a Gator when you have a dragon?!? Like I said, I'm not sure about this one. I'm going to just eat them both. Both? Who? Prisoner's reply to Kathy was also...
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 525778

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Aidan Meyer wrote:I wrote about my childhood crush fighting aliens and saving the earth.

That's awesome!

Welcome aboard!
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 899056

Re: Success!

Awesome! Congrats, Rebecca!!! wotf010
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 248018

Re: Five Minute Rant

Imagination Vortex wrote:(unless I beat them up first by proving them wrong and getting published one day!)

Yes! That!

Never give up! Never surrender!

wotf009
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 248018

Re: Five Minute Rant

Preach it, Martin!

Stephanie, congratulations on not doing violence to anyone. (Or, at least, not getting caught doing violence to anyone...)
by Elen Tel'Ithil
Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 525778

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

thewritescott wrote:I think I've introduced myself before. But, I've finally taken the time to include an avatar. Hi. It's me.

::waves at new avatar:: Hi, Scott!

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