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by AndrewDWallin
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 137
Views: 7717

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

So, I..uh...just figured out how my story works last night in a 3am epiphany. Now I just need to write, wdit (edit: lol/fail), and polish it before the deadline. That's the easy part, right? O_o So long as it's short, it's theoretically doable. Go, go, go! wotf024 I'm shooting for 5k words max, so ...
by AndrewDWallin
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 137
Views: 7717

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

So, I..uh...just figured out how my story works last night in a 3am epiphany.

Now I just need to write, wdit (edit: lol/fail), and polish it before the deadline. That's the easy part, right?

O_o
by AndrewDWallin
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Questions: Scene breaks
Replies: 35
Views: 2793

Re: Questions: Scene breaks

You might want to read Martin Shoemaker's new thread, Goodbye, Publisher's Word Count! David Farland weighed in while we were talking about this on Facebook. Thank you! I saw your post, and the FB thread, and read them both with great interest. I'm with you that I think I'm a novelist at heart, but...
by AndrewDWallin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goodbye, Publisher's Word Count!
Replies: 17
Views: 1308

Re: Goodbye, Publisher's Word Count!

Thank you for this! This is really helpful. I realize now I need to approach my story submissions here in a whole new (read: shorter) way.
by AndrewDWallin
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Questions: Scene breaks
Replies: 35
Views: 2793

Re: Questions: Scene breaks

My stories tend to go long and so I made sure that the one I submitted for Q4 was under the standard manuscript format based word count just to be on the safe side. If my story gets rejected, I want to at least make sure its not rejected for a technical foul. You might want to read Martin Shoemaker...
by AndrewDWallin
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 18997

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

R for me.

Oh well. Time to make some NaNo progress.

Congrats and good luck to those still in the race, and also good luck for our next entries for the rest of us. :)
by AndrewDWallin
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Questions: Scene breaks
Replies: 35
Views: 2793

Re: Questions: Scene breaks

My stories tend to go long and so I made sure that the one I submitted for Q4 was under the standard manuscript format based word count just to be on the safe side. If my story gets rejected, I want to at least make sure its not rejected for a technical foul.
by AndrewDWallin
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 18997

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I'm in with a little over an hour to spare, assuming I did my timezone conversion correctly. Portal was open and I got a submission confirmation message, so I think I'm good to go.
by AndrewDWallin
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 27727

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

For those who are worried about going over wordcount, it might be worth looking over your scenes and seeing if there's a way to combine the conflicts from multiple scenes into one shorter, more dramatic one. I ended up doing this by mistake when I was rewriting my first scene, and it a) made the fi...
by AndrewDWallin
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 27727

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Don't know if I'll make it in this quarter. I've submitted to my writer's group to get feedback, but I know I rushed the ending. In the end It might make into the next if I can keep it in the max word count. It seems to want to be at least a long novelette at it's shortest the more I think about it...
by AndrewDWallin
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 458980

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

...the difficulty being that I'm a stay-at-home mom with a 3-year-old and twins on the way. Yeah... we'll see how that works out. Welcome! I'm a new sign up as well, though I've been lurking for a number of years now. I definitely appreciate your situation. I have a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old and...
by AndrewDWallin
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Questions: Scene breaks
Replies: 35
Views: 2793

Re: Questions: Scene and chapter-breaks

Do please remember that when the rules say 17,000 words, it doesn't mean 17,000 words as counted by your word processor. DF calculates word count by the printing maxim that a letter page (Courier 12 point) with 1 inch margins top, left and bottom and 1.5 inch margin right gives 250 words. Hence 17,...
by AndrewDWallin
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 458980

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Yay! Finally able to sign up! :) I discovered this contest back in 2010, but never got serious about it until last year. I've written exactly one story so far, and had it rejected here twice. Just getting to the point of submitting something I was happy with was a major milestone for me. I'm really ...

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