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by francisbruno
Sun May 06, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Happy Birthday, Kary!
by francisbruno
Sat May 05, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Glad to hear everything is OK with your son.
by francisbruno
Fri May 04, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I don't think we will hear this week. Some of the potential K.D. replacements were at Superstars Writing this week. I suspect next week we'll hear more.
by francisbruno
Wed May 02, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I hope everything is OK, Kary.
-Francis
by francisbruno
Wed May 02, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Can't quote on my ipad. He might be mistaken, but I did question him. I told him that I didn't think it was that many, but he insisted. At least we got the thread going again.
by francisbruno
Wed May 02, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm attending Superstars Writing Seminars 2012 and I got the chance to talk to Kevin J Anderson yesterday regarding my SF entry. I had been debating whether to try to publish the story in a magazine or self publish while I am working on the graphic novel. For some reason I felt that my publishing th...
by francisbruno
Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Sounds reasonable. They said the announcement would be next month and that's tomorrow. Yeah! Oh, maybe they meant later next month. wotf015
by francisbruno
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm wondering if those are just "holds" also.
by francisbruno
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

In the best case your on-hold story could be a Finalist waiting to be judged, which means you couldn't talk about your entry regardless. The only way you could safely talk about it would be if you were already out of contention, and you wouldn't want that! If you're asked about your recent work, I ...
by francisbruno
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

On a plane to the Superstars of Writing 2012 in Las Vegas, otherwise I'd be checking over and over again. I am an esub too and in the hold pile. I just wish I knew one way or the other since I'll be at this conference and can't talk at all about my entry as David Farland and other possible judges wi...
by francisbruno
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm still not convinced we will see HM's from the Holds. It's possible, but from my previous critique she specifically said she went back to reread the story to look for the element that she felt was missing. And I think the holds are exactly that, they need further review to see where they place, b...
by francisbruno
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It was the same "hold" email that I got.
by francisbruno
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
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Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It means it's taken longer than any other. And we are all long winded. Or at least I am.
by francisbruno
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Possibly KD held back the SHM/semi/finalist pile. But even if this is true, with a new judge I'm not so sure we can all be sure of getting at least a SHM. The new judge may not agree with all her choices, and give some of us HMs, or even rejections. True. However, I think that to get into this pile...
by francisbruno
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

For paper sub's. The email said that the "hold" pile was put together while K.D. was working on paper subs. She may not have finished them. She said the holds would be resolved next month, so we are in for a wait.
by francisbruno
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I think it is where the finalists and semis go to be sorted.
by francisbruno
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I too received a "hold." I suspect we are seeing the inner workings of the contest. The hold is likely something that didn't get a straight R or HM, but needed further study. In my Q4 entry last year, the critique K.D. wrote that she went back and re-read it multiple times looking for the ...
by francisbruno
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats to the HM's and condolences to the R's.
by francisbruno
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Must be all the people reporting today. wotf001
by francisbruno
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

That would be cool. I love marshmallows. I'll just sit quietly with my mouth open....
wotf003
by francisbruno
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

At Comic-con Boston all day hawking my soon to be released graphic novel based upon Synthetic Soldier (my Q4 V28 SF). Good to see I didn't miss anything. Hopefully nothing breaks tomorrow when I go back. If anyone happens to be there (longshot) look for me # graveyard shift press.
by francisbruno
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Probably a mistake on the person who entered, but duotrope has a 19 day form rejection. Could they have started on Q2 w/o finishing Q1 and if so, what does it mean... what does it mean?
by francisbruno
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

MJNL wrote:The tribute to KD in the WIotF Herald mentions that KD was judging right up until she entered the hospital only a few days ago. She was very committed.


Wow. I hope I can be so strong if something like that ever happens to me.
by francisbruno
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Of course, since the page shows last 30 days, that's skewed just a bit. If the page showed all results reported for Q1 (yeah, like Duotrope could tell Q1 from late-reported Q4 and misreported and...), there would be a little more balance. Joe posted back on the 5th a letter from Joni that said it w...
by francisbruno
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Yesterday was a particularly brutal day, both in terms of news and on Duotrope. Half of the entries on the page are from the 19th. I wonder how many more rounds before the end.
by francisbruno
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I feel so bad that I've been miffed at how long the quarter was taking. May she rest in peace.
by francisbruno
Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Agreed. That's why I took up drinking. Well, not so much took it up as refined the practice.
Tomorrow I go back to revising my Q3 story, but the wait is killing me.
by francisbruno
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm hoping not to be out in this round. I've been working on dodging rejection all week. Still holding out for a finalist position... If I do go down today, my company has it's all-hands meeting at 3pm EST. Beer and wine to follow, so hopefully I hear about it in the next two hours.
by francisbruno
Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm still hoping for a published finalist, but I'd take HM on up. After all, I still have 3 more quarters after Q1 to win...
by francisbruno
Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4996
Views: 1091068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

MedicalAuthor wrote:Putting my money on Wednesday.

You are probably correct. It seems that updates have been going out between late tuesday night through thursday.

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