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by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Hey, Challenge Beasties: Past, present, and luuuuuuuuurkers, just wanted to throw out an opportunity to show some appreciation for Wulf. He's currently sitting at number 2 on the Critters poll for BEST AUTHOR. If anyone thinks he's worthy (clearly I do), please consider showing him some love on the ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

As we celebrate Brittany’s victory, I wish to tell you about another today. I know some were disappointed I didn’t do an open call on this workshop again this contest year. I am sorry. But it was wide open during enrollment period for the last two years for anyone in the Forum that wished to commit...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Yay!!!! I'm so excited for you, Brittany!! Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to read your story! Thank you! I’m so happy to finally have one in print! Congratulations, Brittany! Your attitude toward obstacles is so inspiring! (And I'm gleeful that I'll get to read your story in this volume!) Aw! Tha...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

YES!!!!! I am SO insanely happy for you, Brittany! CONGRATULATIONS! I know when KD Julicher was a published finalist she got to do the workshop and gala - is that happening for you too? Do I get to hang out with you in Hollywood?? Because if yes I CANNOT WAIT to meet you!!! I'm totally doing a happ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

wotf054 Guys, I have the biggest news and wanted to post it here first because I believe this group has made all the difference. To make a long story short (I’m bad at that guys, but those KYDs help) I received a phone call from Joni that I will be a published finalist in volume 37!!! I screamed and...
by thegirlintheglasses
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 342
Views: 47444

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Guys!!! I apologize for not posting my final results here sooner. Was at fyrecon all weekend and actually got my second call during Wulf’s class. I.... did not win. Joni told me I was number FOUR and said some nice things about my story the judges had told her. Oooh it stung this time. A bit of an e...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

wotf058 Guys, here’s to hoping third time’s a charm wotf011 Congratulations Chris! I’m so so happy you made finalist too!!! Gahhh!!! It’s a good one! Big thank you to Mr. Wulf Moon for the super secrets and his critique help on this story. Absolutely spot on! You rock! Special shoutout to both Chris...
by thegirlintheglasses
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Final assignment Guys, you rock! I just want to amen it all. This was not a good year for me. I’ve already cited the health/family reasons, so I don’t want to go into that again, but I do want to say thank you.THANK YOU! This group reached out to me MULTIPLE TIMES during my struggles. You guys are a...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

I'll be brave and go first (unless someone beats me to it while I'm typing this)! Here's my initial 250 vignette from the start of the workshop: Setting Stars The portal snapped shut as Balac stepped over the bodies. Orchid-scent wafted toward him. Home. He took in the overgrown vines and drooping ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Guys, I really appreciate your kindness. I wasn’t going to put anything here but Wulf told me I should do an end of year report like the rest... “Own it” —So I am. And guys, you are OWNING this contest! Gahhh! I’m dazzled by those results. ALSO I was reading through your new 250s and I am Swooooooon...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I’ve popped in the thread here. Truth be told, I’ve felt a lot like a failure in being unable to keep up. Every time I looked at the thread for about six months, I’ve felt guilty. I thought at the start of the year I’d be able to hack it. But life changed. At the en...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 67903

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

KD Julicher wrote:Congrats to all three semifinalists! Wow, that's a lot for the forum! You'll be taking that next step up very soon (well, obviously Brittany's already been there). SF is jusstttt a hair's breadth from the phone call!


Um wow, yeah that IS a lot!!! Congratulations guys!

ONWARDS!!!
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 67903

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I haven't heard anything yet either AJZach and Brittany, et,al., note that no semifinalists have been announced. They hold those back briefly in case a finalist bows out or is disqualified. They will then pull one from the eight semifinalists to replace the finalist. So I’m guessing you’re one of t...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Oct 06, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 67903

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I still don’t have results either. Perhaps I’ll query soon too. But I’ll wait for a bit. Sorry, Brittany, I don't mean to be insensitive but I am glad I am not alone. I hope you get good news . . . SOON! wotf007 I figured you’d want to know. wotf011 The only time I’ve previously had to query was fo...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 67903

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

KD Julicher wrote: So you didn't get a gag order at all? I missed Joni's first call. We didn't speak until afternoon my time today (Monday). By the time we finally spoke, the only caution involved anonymity. Thank you so much for your support. And thank you for the tip on asking about judges - you'...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 67903

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

wotf020 wotf23 I still haven't heard anything. wotf024 Seems finalists have been called. I say go ahead and query at this point. Thanks Dustin. Yeah, queried Joni at 6:52 am today. Of course, it was 3:52 in LA so I don't expect to hear anything for at least a few more hours. <sigh> This is the thir...
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goals four V.38!
Replies: 44
Views: 7653

Re: Goals four V.38!

Dustin I'm so happy to see this thread! Your four in thirty-five thread encouraged me to make and keep that goal--and I got my first finalist during that fourth quarter! I wouldn't have made it without the cheering, amazing mosh pit you reference ;) I got a lot of writing done that year, and the pra...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 86072

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Dang it. I feel you. Hugs. Hugs. HUUUUUUUUUUGS. And ice cream. Lots of ice cream. ;)
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1190112

Re: Success!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/gothic-fantasy-successful-submissions-strange-lands Great news, everyone! I've sold a story to Flame Tree Publishing's "Strange Lands" anthology! It's going to be available in the UK in October and the US in November. wotf007 Woot! Woot! ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 86072

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

chuckt wrote:
thegirlintheglasses wrote:HM


Poop. I was hoping this would be your quarter.


Ha ha! I love your optimism! I missed this earlier. It is always fun to see the forumites do well. Seems we have several finalists to root for this go around. May we have as good a showing next quarter. wotf009
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 86072

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

wotf057 Wow. Congratulations to everyone and commiserations to anyone who is disappointed. I understand that feeling in the bottom of my soul. Keep writing, and as a dear friend recently told me, BELIEVE in yourself and your goals. Woohoo! I’m so so happy for you, Becky! I’m betting on a win your w...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed May 06, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

Gunhild Jacobs, Executive Director of Author Services, Inc. (Writers of the Future), has asked me to do a blog about the many benefits of the Forum. I thought it would be nice to include a few brief quotes in the article from some of you! I mean, you're Forumites, you've been here awhile, you know ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri May 01, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 80089

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I have permission to announce! 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. This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right no...
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 80089

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

GAHHHHHHH KD!!!!!

THIS IS THE ONE!!! It's gotta be. The whole forum is pulling for you!!!!
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 80089

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

HM for me. Congrats guys--so many silvers and semis!!! Best of luck to those still waiting. As for the rest of us...may our Q2s kick butt!
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Wanted to do a quick shoutout while there's still time. I know we all appreciate the work Wulf has put into SUPER SECRETS, and sometimes it seems there isn't much we can do to say thanks. Right now, though, the Critters poll is a really good way to say THANK YOU. Anyone can vote. Wulf currently sits...
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Gee-whizz guys, I'm behind! Retro, Starreacher, Heckel, I do appreciate the support. You guys make me so happy to be here. Makes my heart all pitter-pattery to be surrounded by good friends. Heckel, I did pick up your book. Fun title! Late congratulations all around! What a nice roster Wulf posted w...
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3697
Views: 650747

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

*Knocks softly on the door* Guyyyyyys... I know I counted myself out but...I finished. Both stories, sent to respectable markets, and 3 Flash done as of TODAY. I only finished because of the extension but...Imma try to keep up with you guys if I can. With my health blurp, writing has proven to be a ...

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