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by JVAshley
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 1754

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 564
Views: 15063

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: 1898
Views: 55558

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.
by JVAshley
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Happy birthday, Retro! wotf007 It's your birthday! Happy birthday!!! wotf010 Sorry, I have been missing from the forums. I lurk when I am able, but I am trying to keep my nose to the grindstone. I have tons to write and barely any time to twitch. And twitching is one of my favorite parts of the con...
by JVAshley
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 907760

Re: Success!

wotf010 Way to go, Becky!
I need to come here more often for inspiration. I just scrolled through all the recently published authors. So exciting! Congratulations to all of you!
by JVAshley
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I'm twitching to receive my answer, but...I'm pretty positive it'll be another rejection. I found out yesterday that if I try to edit a .doc in OpenOffice, it screws up my formatting so bad that the first line gets pushed all the way to about page 10. But you'd only know if you closed the document ...
by JVAshley
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23699

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Folded certificates!!!
Totally worth a $100 mailbox fix, unless it doesn't work. In which case, the world makes no sense and doom is sure to befall us all.
by JVAshley
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

It has happened my dear forumites. I tried to guard against it, and I stood strong for Oh So Long. Yet, I failed. The teeniest-tiniest bit of hope has broken through my defenses. wotf005 disgruntledpeony, this will take more than brownies and hot chocolate. I know I should have asked first, but it's...
by JVAshley
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Wulf Moon wrote:Last year, I was notified I was a finalist November 13th...and winners were notified on November 20th.
Wulf Moon

ACK!!! Wulf! Why would you do this to me?!?! wotf015
I have NaNoWriMo and final edits of a novel and...and...Egads! There is not nearly enough time ramp up for FULL Twitching Mode!
by JVAshley
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: NaNoWriMo Anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: NaNoWriMo Anyone?

RSchibler & storysinger, I believe I found both of you on https://www.nanowrimo.org wotf010 I just returned from World Fantasy Con. (Where I met Kary English, John Goodwin of Author Services, and Tim Powers!) Exciting! But I go into this week with a word deficit AND I still have 10K on edits to ...
by JVAshley
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: NaNoWriMo Anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: NaNoWriMo Anyone?

I would like to join your team. Which site are you talking about? Storysinger, I am referring to https://www.nanowrimo.org Look for me under Dreamarc, or after you register, post your username here and I will find you! National Novel Writing Month Book Bundle— http://www.storybundle.com . Thank you...
by JVAshley
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: NaNoWriMo Anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: NaNoWriMo Anyone?

I do NaNo every year to motivate me to finish my novels. I'd be happy to keep each other accountable. YEAH! I use it to finish, to edit, or to begin a novel, depending on the phase of me WIP. It helps give a writing boost, and my family and friends have come to expect that that is what I do in Nove...
by JVAshley
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 564
Views: 15063

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

What? The twitching has started? I don't know if I have time to twitch. I have to finish the current draft of my novel and do NaNoWriMo. Wait. Oh, here it comes. Darn it! I'm twitching. I guess I do have time. *sigh* Well, I can always write from inside the pillow fort. Scoot over disgruntledpeony. ...
by JVAshley
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: NaNoWriMo Anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 167

NaNoWriMo Anyone?

Does anyone want to use NaNoWriMo to blast through a few short stories so you have a plethora to choose from come December? Or does anyone want to tear through a Zero-th draft of a novel in November so you can reward yourself by doing a nice short story in December? If you are in, let me know. I enj...
by JVAshley
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23699

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Thanks, Peony
I sent them my Semi Finalist and one of my HMs a few years ago and got a personal reply. So, I have been partial to them. wotf008
by JVAshley
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23699

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Thanks, RSchibler
I'll check that out right now.
by JVAshley
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23699

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I am debating how and where to send my HM stories. They tend to run 7-8K except for one flash-is piece which might be too odd to find a home. And the professional markets tend to want new authors to stay in the 5K range. Do any of you know of professional markets that are more likely to look at a lo...

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