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by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 814
Views: 257525

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

A personal rejection from Analog! "suggest you try us again" and "like your style of writing." (swoon) Analog and Asimov's are at the tippy-top of my most-wanted list. A sale would have been great but I'm on cloud nine this morning. Awesomeness. wotf007 wotf010 Those are good, s...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 21697

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

LOL. So that just popped the bubble. Do we know if he and Kary tag-team first-reading or is she the slush reader and Dave reviews what makes it past her? Kary's the first reader, so she reads every entry, then determines which ones she should send to Dave. Ooof! What a big job. Dave used to do it a...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 17
Views: 477

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

TimE wrote:I'm in. So I can stop editing and write something new.

Woot! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 21697

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Wulf Moon wrote:
Feranox wrote:Awesome, thank you; waiting is particularly hard when you love the piece. Good luck, all.


The best cure for the anxiety is to write your next. wotf008


Truth!
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 21697

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Quick question: last November I was informed my story received an honorable mention several weeks before the actual results were announced—is this typical? Have the HMs gone out, or are we expecting them with the flood of Rs (and Joni’s special calls, which I refuse to think about at the moment)? T...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 17
Views: 477

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I'm strongly considering using the story I wrote for Baen's Fantasy Adventure Award contest, but I'm not 100% decided. (If I do, I could enter early again. XD)
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Horrid fiction?
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Horrid fiction?

Personally, I find reading good writing more helpful than reading bad writing, because I have an easier time learning what to do than what not to do. But to each their own.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4201
Views: 995352

Re: Success!

wotf049 wotf049 I submitted for the first time to a pro-paying market--Science Fiction and Fantasy, I was worried it would give me a bad name and maybe I should push it off, and I got a "didn't win me over"! I'm a little stunned. Can anyone confirm that this still means something good? Th...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 9394

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Not the first time this glitch has happened. Keep trying--and e-mailing Joni is definitely not a bad option, because if nothing else she can get your story in as a paper sub.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4201
Views: 995352

Re: Success!

I sold three stories last month, two to Sci Phi Journal and one to Speculative North, a new semipro zine out of Toronto. One of the two to SPJ is out: https://www.sciphijournal.org/index.php/2020/06/26/the-meaning-of-his-own-words/ The first edition of Speculative North is also out, albeit not the ...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 9394

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I've slipped behind, and won't quite make it in for this quarter. A bunch of little things killed my momentum and energy, so while I'm close, I'm going to look to punt this back, get it ready for Q4, and then get an early start on my next Q1. Do you have an older story you might be able to polish u...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 9394

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I've slipped behind, and won't quite make it in for this quarter. A bunch of little things killed my momentum and energy, so while I'm close, I'm going to look to punt this back, get it ready for Q4, and then get an early start on my next Q1. Do you have an older story you might be able to polish u...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 9394

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

First time poster, though I read these forums voraciously around the time stories are due to reassure myself that other people are panicking as much as I am. I have a story I've been working on for this quarter but it doesn't feel ready. On the other hand, I have a story that got a silver honorable...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 21697

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Heh. I had a long talk with Joni yesterday, and she didn’t drop a clue about Q2 results, alas. I did discover she’s been enjoying pictures of Disgruntledpeony’s baby pictures, so there is that. :) Oh god. wotf019 We talk a bit in post-results e-mails sometimes, and I've been sending her pics of the...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 9394

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

LoyalRam wrote:Thanks for the advice. I removed the original post, but it won't affect the responses with my original words. I guess I'll hope they don"t recognize the story from my post and I post incognito with my user name, so there is that...

All fixed. :)
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 9394

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

HermioneLee wrote:Editing your posts can change the words shown in the responses

Honestly, I don't think it does? It will change for people who try to quote it after changes have been made, but not for quotes made beforehand. People can edit their posts to alter or delete the quotes, though.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 9394

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I don't think you have to worry about that. Disgruntledpeony ca back me up, but I'm pretty sure that she does it all the time, so much so that Dave even knows which are her stories. (Also, if you could submit the very same story, you could certainly submit a similar one.) I don't do exactly the sam...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 21697

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

nreavis wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:Maybe a little bit. *sets up pillow fort, crawls inside*


Any extra room in that pillow fort? I have cookies :)

Always. It's bigger on the inside. wotf011
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 21697

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

babooher wrote:Anyone else have a sphincter tighten up a bit after reading that they are trying to get Q2 done in the next two weeks?

Maybe a little bit. *sets up pillow fort, crawls inside*
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4201
Views: 995352

Re: Success!

Awesome, Milo! wotf007 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 55
Views: 22131

Re: Avatar Trouble

So are the avatar changes working? Time to change mine, but don't want to end up with the little x in the upper left circa Netscape 1.0. It was a couple months back... only one way to find out, I guess. Back when it wasn't working, it just... wouldn't let me change mine. No X happened because I alr...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

I was interested in doing Wulf's dialogue exercise from the Super Secrets thread , but didn't want to take up extra space in the thread because I'm not currently an active participant in the workshop. As such, I figured, why not start a thread where forumites who aren't part of the workshop can stil...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 9394

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Blimey, you lot are putting me to shame this time around! I'm legitimately having difficulty keeping my head together, and my momentum seems utterly fragmented and stuttering. I'm putting in a rare shift of actually making some progress at the moment, but it's been a real struggle for me to keep th...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4201
Views: 995352

Re: Success!

I am excited to share that DisgruntledPeony and I co-wrote a story that has been selected for publication in the Hold Your Fire anthology from WordFire Press! Proceeds from the anthology go to fund the scholarship we received. It’s a shiny ToC as well- at least one other forumite is with us but I’l...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How to Get the Most From Critiques
Replies: 23
Views: 3954

Re: How to Get the Most From Critiques

In light of how many newbies have been joining the forum lately, some of whom have been asking for critiques, I thought it might be pertinent to boost this thread and perhaps provide a fresh take on it that's oriented toward new writers. When one is new to getting critiques, it's important to rememb...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 17
Views: 477

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I'm cheering for three of you to join me in LA! Get those stories plotted and polished! disgruntledpeony, if you need a quick "is this or isn't this WOTF material", you know where I am. Oh, I'll probably be sending a few stories your way depending on what/when I get things back. I've writ...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 17
Views: 477

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Oh God, it is coming up, isn't it? wotf019 Subbing early for Q3 has left me with a lot of time to figure out my Q4. I've been poking at editing the story I wrote for the WotF workshop, but amusingly enough I'm not sure it's appropriate for WotF. (The subject matter is... well... not exactly what I'd...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat May 23, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?

Greetings Writers - I was wondering if any of your got any of your quarterly pieces professionally edited before submitting them. I’m new to this game but I have noticed that a lot of the previous winners thanked spouses for editorial work... what if we don’t have wonderful editorial spouses? Or am...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat May 23, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What kind of story is, "Lost Robot?"
Replies: 10
Views: 2406

Re: What kind of story is, "Lost Robot?"

Ok, so once we're bashing non winning stories in V. 35... Just kidding, but I just read Yellow Submarine, and I'm having the same problems. The hook is good, the beginning is good, she created a very believable milieu and interesting characters. There are a couple of saidisms, but I'm not one to co...

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