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by JVAshley
Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 33
Views: 817

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

After reading Wulf's post about the average word count for stories selected in the past, I've been slashing words in my story for Q2. Right now I'm at 12K down from 17K at the start of the weekend. Basically I'm rewriting it, narrowing it down to one POV character (did have 2 in alternating chapter...
by JVAshley
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 33
Views: 817

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Sorry, I have been missing. It's good to see all of you churning out stories. I am knee deep (more like armpit deep) in revisions of a novel this quarter. I am considering taking a thread from the novel--a piece I am particularly attached to--and creating a short story from it. I have done this twic...
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71639

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

How placing in the contest can help...Wulf thought my experience might be useful. I mentioned it in a reply in the "Q4 Volume 36" thread, but I will add it here for the Super Secret crew. Last year, I added the following sentence to my queries: "I am a member of the Society of Childre...
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Congrats Chad!!! wotf010
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71639

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

CONGRATS, SIR WULF!!! wotf009
After being beaten over the head by life (sometimes literally wotf005), you are rising like a phoenix to soar into SciFi Fame! And I am privileged to witness the ascent.
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Putting WotF credits in Queries: In case it helps, here is my experience with adding the WotF credits. I began adding the following sentence to my queries last year: "I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and have placed as Semi-Finalist in the Writers of the ...
by JVAshley
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote For Your Favorite Anthology!
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY!

I see that wink, Julia! I'm thinking YOU are the one that wrote that beautiful comment in the Best Author category. If so, THANK YOU! Whoever wrote that was too kind! Okay, back to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY! wotf001 Wulf Moon I cannot claim it. I reviewed the options on a small screen and mi...
by JVAshley
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote For Your Favorite Anthology!
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY!

I see that wink, Julia! I'm thinking YOU are the one that wrote that beautiful comment in the Best Author category. If so, THANK YOU! Whoever wrote that was too kind! Okay, back to VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY! wotf001 Wulf Moon I cannot claim it. I reviewed the options on a small screen and mi...
by JVAshley
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 48
Views: 1406

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

I've set up a 2020 tracking spreadsheet. I love playing with Excel so far it seems to be helping me hit a variety of goals - not just writing goals, but reading goals and various life goals. Not a resolution but instead something that is easier to start at beginnings (could've started it in Decembe...
by JVAshley
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71639

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

CCrawford wrote:
officer wrote:Check out Henckel's book, So You Wanna Be a Desperado Demon Slayer, currently free on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/You-Wanna-Desper ... 01N5J6O1J/


I just grabbed my copy. Looking forward to reading it!

Uh Oh! I'm late to the party. wotf003
*runs to get a copy*
by JVAshley
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4536

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Henckel wrote:
Beth Powers wrote: I submitted (December 29th), but I just checked and this was my 49th submission to the contest!!! (48 of them have been consecutive--I haven't missed a quarter since the end of 2007!)


WOW!!!!!!!!!! That's truly impressive. wotf009

Indeed! wotf015
by JVAshley
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vote For Your Favorite Anthology!
Replies: 16
Views: 293

Re: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ANTHOLOGY!

Done!
Anthologies, Short Stories, and Authors wotf011
by JVAshley
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4536

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

LoyalRam wrote:I just recieved my note from Galaxy Press and Joni, informing me that I am entered in Q1 Volume 37.

Me too
by JVAshley
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4536

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I'm In
by JVAshley
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Wow! Super congrats to SwiftPotato and DisgruntledPeony. Just in awe guys, just in awe. Such an achievement. (Off to change my user name to a vegetable or a flower, clearly plant-names with a preceding descriptor (no space) is how it gets done around here. Wait! What if next quarter is for minerals...
by JVAshley
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Just got the second call from Joni. Apparently, I came in 4th place. Just shy. Ahh well. Congratulations on the win, SwiftPotato! I'm absolutely thrilled for you. wotf007 wotf010 Congrats Swift Potato!!! wotf010 Disgruntledpeopny, I will now put all available mojo on you being a published finalist ...
by JVAshley
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

R for me

Congrats HMs and SHM! Particular congrats, Henckel! I read your story and you deserve it.
disgruntledpeony, my hopes are pinned to you!!! wotf024
by JVAshley
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 45
Views: 2148

Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Submitted 9/30
Rejection 11/23
by JVAshley
Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Doesn’t look like it’s going to be today. *whispers* I've gotten e-mail notifications at 3am EST before. *whispers* my email notification came in at 11:46pm EST last quarter. ACK!!! *faints dead away* *phone rings* I'm not dead. I'm right here. I've got it. Yes? Joni? *angrily hangs up on telemarke...
by JVAshley
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Corbin Maxwell wrote:Doesn’t look like it’s going to be today.

*whispers* I've gotten e-mail notifications at 3am EST before.

You Are Trying to Kill Me!!!!
I will need more cocoa please.
by JVAshley
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

What if you mellow the coffee with spiked eggnog?
That would help with twitching, right?
Although it does not seem to be increasing the word count.
Not that I would know personally. I was just speculating. wotf035
by JVAshley
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Henckel wrote:Just want to wish all of you good luck. wotf009

And to you as well, Henckel
by JVAshley
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:*whispers* Tomorrow is Thursday.

Every day is Thursday. But still.

*throws up hood, disappears into the dark*

disgruntledpeony?
Psst, where are you?
I have chocolate.
Should I just eat it?
Wait! Where did it go?
Who's that it the pillow fort?
This is getting very scary!
by JVAshley
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:*patpatpat* Sounds like you need a little something extra in your cocoa.

Yes, Thank You *sniff* One more shot if you please. wotf035
by JVAshley
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I know I am supposed to be maintaining radio silence. I know I am supposed to be writing. I know using so many passive verbs is a sin. But this is SERIOUS!!! I just realized that my landline is on the fritz and that's the number I gave Author Services!!! I know Joni will email if she can't get in to...
by JVAshley
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Also, as [probably] the only vegan on the forum, does that make me a Supervillain to the Nation of Ben & Jerry's ? Do I get a cool suit? wotf004 I will help you hide your Supervillain persona by eating all of the ice cream and cheese for you. wotf001 Well, sounds like the hardcore twitching has...
by JVAshley
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Yes, however, if you take into consideration the time displacement since we evolved from primordial soup, add a day for the international date line, and divide by the number of time-zones that have at least two or more countries that don't observe leap you, you clearly find yourself with 16 liters ...
by JVAshley
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Best pass those Orios, SwiftPotato. This could be a long week, if officer and Wulf are right. And I've heard beer is excellent with chocolate, jbaugher001, especially home brewed. Come join the party. I need to fill up tonight. I have to keep my head down to surmount a mountain of words this week an...
by JVAshley
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 584
Views: 18163

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Henckel wrote:I assume Joni will have contacted finalists by now. ... just speculating out loud.

wotf018 If it is so, then I am not among them.
*sigh*
Did anyone else want brownies?
No?
*speaks with mouthful*
Okay then.
*hides in pillow fort*
by JVAshley
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2231
Views: 71639

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

wotf015 Crystal Crawford, congratulations on the healthy baby kraken! I hope you are both doing well and sleeping some. Take good care of yourself while you wrestle the lovely wee kraken.

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