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by disgruntledpeony
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 233
Views: 8904

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

First pass is the process of weeding out R's, second pass is probably weeding out HMs and/or SHMs, third pass is quite likely deciding finalists/semi-finalists.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 233
Views: 8904

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

*resumes residence in the couch fort*
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 25
Views: 9864

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

I'm waiting to hear back on Supernatural Horror and Heroic Fantasy. Honestly, knowing so many others are waiting is a relief, because it means I'm not alone. (Also means I'm less likely to be accepted, but this is fine.)
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Finished the first draft of the story I think I'll probably submit for this quarter. The fun is over. Now the work begins. wotf004 Funny story--I don't enjoy my first drafts as much as I used to. There's still the initial rush of excitement, but it's tempered by the knowledge that there's still a t...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dialogue
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Dialogue

Kind of along amoskalik's line of thought, I also have a dialog question for the thread. Are verbally expressed, non-words acceptable? Let's say I show someone a great new way to make a sandwich. They say, "Huh," meaning: I had never thought to do it that way. Your father isn't paying att...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Dialogue
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Dialogue

I would say that the goal is to have dialogue that feels natural while still cutting out unnecessary bits--the umm's, awkward pauses, and needless word repetitions. Different characters should have different speech patterns, so the dialogue doesn't feel wooden. Sometimes keeping a particular awkward...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 233
Views: 8904

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Rebecca Birch wrote:And I am so ready for a Thursday.

I hear you there. wotf001 This is always the hardest quarter to wait for. I think next time I need to get an early start on my Q2 so that the long wait time doesn't hit me like it has the last couple of times.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 233
Views: 8904

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Jarebcollins wrote:Is there something significant about Thursday?

Results of almost any kind tend to go out on Thursdays.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 233
Views: 8904

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

*crawls out from under couch fort* Another Thursday's come and gone. Next week, maybe, or the week after. (I would be weirdly amused if we get the results in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, as this would be the second year in a row I got my notice during an overnight shift while the floor cleane...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2265
Views: 362710

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

I want to work in horror, SF, and fantasy, both adult and young adult. I have so many ideas I want to experiment with, but recently I decided that for WotF I need to focus on polishing the same story over and over, submitting it again and again, as opposed to trying a new story each quarter. I woul...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 233
Views: 8904

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

The longer we wait, the more active my imagination becomes. I'm sure reality will ground me soon enough. wotf004 in the meantime...

*makes couch fort, huddles inside, eats triple chocolate chip cookies*

*pushes a second plate of cookies outside the fort to share*
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4841
Views: 802232

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

We really are getting close! wotf015 wotf010 *dances*
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 150
Views: 4712

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Yeah, I sent my sub to both emails one quarter, and my story somehow got entered twice. I got an early R and thought that was it. Several weeks later, I received an HM on the same story. Emailed Joni. She said it was because I emailed it twice. My two cents: I think they just need to fix their entr...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2265
Views: 362710

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, you three! Settle in and get comfortable. wotf007 It's a lot of fun around here.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 233
Views: 8904

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

That makes sense. Thank you for the heads up! wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Here we are a whole week into the quarter and entries are still not open. Oh dear! What can the matter be? Can't get stories in any categ'ry Been tryin' to enter since first thing last Saturday Nobody knows I am there! I think it's a conspiracy They've sure all got it in for me Wait til I go and wi...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 233
Views: 8904

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Oh my god, the music puns... wotf23 wotf019

I'm betting it will be another week or two, but still... *battens down hatches*
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2265
Views: 362710

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I have a couple of first drafts I just need to whip into shape. I'm finally starting to feel better, so I should be good to go on that front soon. Send one to me! I'm super inspired after the award ceremony last night. I'm ready to read and write WotF! Okay! I know which one I want to send your way...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 24
Views: 709

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I have a couple of first drafts I just need to whip into shape. I'm finally starting to feel better, so I should be good to go on that front soon.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2265
Views: 362710

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, all! wotf007 I'm super glad the forum is finally accessible to new accounts again. *offers chocolate chip cookies and brownies*
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running

J'nae Rae wrote:lapedVet is a spammer.

A very active one, at that.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Unidentified Funny Objects
Replies: 2
Views: 6193

Re: Unidentified Funny Objects

Squee! *dances* I really need to enter, this year. I've already proven I can write a short story in a month if I apply myself.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 150
Views: 4712

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Randy Hulshizer wrote:I'm not going to make it this quarter. Good luck to all who have entered!

Neither am I. I've spent most of the week curled up under a blanket trying to recover. My brain hasn't been for editing, that's for certain. I missed this quarter last year, too....

In any case, good luck, all! wotf008
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 150
Views: 4712

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

That's a glitch that happens depressingly often. E-mail your entry to Joni and explain the situation. She'll make sure you get entered in. It'll get treated like a paper submission so it may take you longer to hear back.
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 233
Views: 8904

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Lair wrote:They are all in December. Hmmm

There were people who subbed on the 31st who got R's, though. Most people tend to submit in the last month of the contest.
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2265
Views: 362710

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi there! Longtime lurker, excited to finally be able to register! I'm currently on a Silver Honorable Mention streak with four in a row, and two HM's before that. I also just recently made my first pro sale to Beneath Ceaseless Skies, which should be coming out in early fall this year. I'm still i...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 46
Views: 8225

Re: Avatar Trouble

I hate to resurrect such a long-dead thread, but I can't seem to get the avatar system working. I've tried linking to pictures from Twitter, Imgur, and Photobucket. None have worked, even when I enter the dimensions in the appropriate boxes. Is anyone else having this trouble post-update? Thanks! I...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2265
Views: 362710

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

So glad to see the influx of new people! wotf007 Welcome, everyone! wotf010

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