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by JVAshley
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 25566

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Thanks to crits from Dustin Adams & RSchibler, I'm In!

Sorry, I've been missing in action. I'm trying to finish a novel manuscript and had to cut side activities like perusing the forums, but I've missed all of you. Good Luck everyone!
by JVAshley
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 25566

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Sally_salamander wrote:I just finally emotionally rebounded from my Q2 R, gonna start working on a Q4 entry today. Happy writing to everyone.

I'm glad you've rebounded. Sometimes it hits hard. Good Luck on Q4.
by JVAshley
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 64434

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Depends on how you define drafts? I'm pretty sure I fell away from standard drafting at some point, although it was a gradual thing. I save a new document every time I make some manner of major revision to a story, so my current WIPs are marked 0.9 and 0.6 respectively. Only probably three or four ...
by JVAshley
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 45328

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

A friend sent me a writing prompt from a group she's in. It immediately made me think of a short story, nearly completely formed. I wrote the first draft in one sitting. After reading it, and rereading it, I decided that I loved it. Congrats! It's wonderful when a story comes to you fully formed. G...
by JVAshley
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 64434

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

BrandieJ wrote:Hey guys. I don't post a lot here, rather keeping to the shadows. But I found out I'm a finalist for this quarter. I am so excited and so nervous. And then excited again.
You Go Girl!!! wotf024
by JVAshley
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 64434

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

YEAH!!! So many placed in Q2!!! A special CONGRATS to Becky!!! wotf009 R for me - But that was no surprise. It was not a WotF story, but I had it, liked it, and didn't want to go without submitting while I edited the novel. Last Quarter, I didn't even make that. Hopefully, edits will be done in the ...
by JVAshley
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 45328

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Congrats on all the submissions. You all rock! wotf024
I don't know if I will get one in this time. I have been deep into novel edits which are going well but are slow.
by JVAshley
Wed May 20, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Why do you submit? (all markets)
Replies: 17
Views: 2595

Re: Why do you submit? (all markets)

I submit because I'm a writer working to be a published author. Pure and simple. This is it in a nutshell. I submit, because it is an essential part of becoming a professional author. Also this... There is a special kind of rush that you get when you take that leap of faith and submit. Its a bit te...
by JVAshley
Sun May 03, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Uncle Moon Wants YOU!
Replies: 15
Views: 3889

Re: Uncle Moon Wants YOU!

Participating in the forums has brought me closer to the fearless writing warrior I want to be. I am quicker to start and finish a piece with the quarterly threads giving a defined time frame and a built-in cheer squad. Plus, having a shared goal with my fellow forumites makes the waiting process of...
by JVAshley
Fri May 01, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

wotf059 wotf059 I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win. wotf053 CONGRATS, KD!!! wotf047 Cliff Winnig. Does anyone know him personally? This was his fifth NWF (Non-winning Finalist). He has 3 semi-finalists. Damn. You Go Chuck!!! ...
by JVAshley
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 56
Views: 13648

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

GlibWizard wrote:I decided to reframe my goal as attacking writing like a feral possum trying to get into a garbage can, and going at it with great intensity whenever I spot the smallest chance. I seem to be averaging two stories a month this way.

Seems like a good plan to me! wotf024
by JVAshley
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

So... since all the other results have gone out I should be in the clear for announcing: wotf058 This is my sixth time up at the plate. Will I actually get the home run this time? Here's hoping! I got the call Monday but Joni asked me to keep quiet until she had sent out all the results (and contac...
by JVAshley
Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I too am out, but will be buoyed in spirit by a semi-finalist this time around. That's my best ever in a collection of many many R's so I will take it and run. But most importantly it means I finally get to live a personal fantasy and bust out this thing: wotf057 (One day, one day, I want to fly th...
by JVAshley
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Congrats on all the Silver HM! wotf009
I can't wait to read yours Peony!
by JVAshley
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Just checked--
HM came in a little over an hour ago.
by JVAshley
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Maybe projected results are Tuesday, because Joni is spending the weekend calling finalists. Pure speculation, by the way. I have no insider info.
by JVAshley
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

What a sweet dragon pup!
It is definitely a good luck sidekick--if a little nervous.

Things are getting exciting!
*spoken from inside the pillow fort*
by JVAshley
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

No twitching for me. With 2 cracks in my left clavicle – twitching hurts. (Chocolate Decadence urgently needed here.) I should say so! Chocolate Decadence ASAP for the injured man. I'm not twitching. I'm winking ...albeit in a not flirtatious way. And I always sit in the fetal position. It's warm a...
by JVAshley
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 45328

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Good luck to everyone on the forum! I'm pretty new around here, but I recognize a few of you from Dave's Apex Group. I submitted for the first time in Q2, so excited to finally be in the conversation. Working on the first draft of my Q3 now. Congrats for jumping into the contest Kizernix. It is alw...
by JVAshley
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SOMETHING NEW THIS WAY COMES!
Replies: 18
Views: 5190

Re: SOMETHING NEW THIS WAY COMES!

wotf015 Sooo Exciting!!!
by JVAshley
Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63685

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

disgruntledpeony wrote:Woohoo! wotf013 *breaks out the pillow fort, hot chocolate, and Irish coffee*

I started early and had an Irish coffee this morning. My minion made peanut butter cookies, and we have extra to share. *fluffs pillow* Make room. I'm coming in.
by JVAshley
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3011
Views: 683732

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, I am Ayman from Pakistan, currently living in Qatar. I submitted my first WOTF story this march. Currently working on another story for a different contest. I am new to short stories and learning new things every day. Ayman Welcome to the forums. Coming here for information, support, and commun...
by JVAshley
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 45328

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

So... I can't believe I'm typing this, but I'm in for Q3. Yes, already. I finished TWO short stories toward the end of Q2 (one of them being a story I'd been trying to figure out how to write for years, which meant that it went together really fast when I finally figured things out), so I figured w...
by JVAshley
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 45328

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I understand Dustin. I am bad at nailing down decisions also. I was discussing that with Martin Shoemaker after his Instant Story presentation last night. wotf005
by JVAshley
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Manuscript format question
Replies: 25
Views: 5846

Re: Manuscript format question

I agree Dustin. I have trained myself to writing in the proper format for submissions so I have one less level of complication when getting a manuscript ready for submission or query. Although, I do not name mine 'Q3' or such. I wish I had then I could keep better track of which story and version wa...
by JVAshley
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 64434

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

JV Ashley, what genre is your novel in which you're editing? It is a Young Adult Contemporary Fantasy. wotf008 Has anyone heard of or from Girl In The Glasses? I hope she is healthy and doing well, and her family is well. I have not heard from here. Are you out there? Are you Okay? Send up a flare ...
by JVAshley
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4256
Views: 1125820

Re: Success!

Congrats Everyone! wotf010
It's so exciting to see forumites getting published!

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