Search found 114 matches

by DavidK
Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247742

Re: Five Minute Rant

I almost posted this in the mixed feelings thread, but the more I thought about it, the less positive I gleaned from my most recent rejection. 50 days out to DSF, second round, form reject. This brings my pro-sales total up to zero. My grand total career sales stands at two. Both token. And since I...
by DavidK
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83194

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Kevin Ikenberry wrote:
DavidK wrote:Seems that I now have a Q4 story complete and ready to submit.

If anyone has the time to review this 450, I would be thrilled and gladly look at theirs in return.


You've got my email address - send it to me, I'll be happy to look over it for you.



Thanks Kevin - will do :)
by DavidK
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83194

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Grayson Morris wrote:I'm up for a 450 exchange -- already sent a PM to the last several folks to indicate swap willingness in this thread, happy to be PMed by anyone I missed who'd like to swap.


If my PM didn't work - I got it wotf008
by DavidK
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83194

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Dawn AND Tina? Jumps in quick. Thank you.
by DavidK
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Grayson Morris wrote:Commiserations to Holly, Jeremy, Sean, Chris and especially Martin (whom I know best). I know it must be a huge letdown not to win. On the bright side, it's all but certain you'll be in the finalist pool again soon.


I agree especially Martin (whom I know best too) but we're all in this together
by DavidK
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congratulations Tina, Marina and Steve. Excellent news wotf010
by DavidK
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 29
Replies: 60
Views: 24122

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 29

Rejection. But at least it got read this time wotf007
by DavidK
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524988

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

So I'm going to stand out on a limb here and say WELCOME to our newest new user who needs no introduction. Yes, the Bwana himself: Mike Resnick, has for some unexplained reason, joined us wotf010 How awesome is that wotf013 I dare anyone to say that it isn't THE Mike Resnick! Dare you! Wow! Goes off...
by DavidK
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I had some issues trying to submit for this quarter too, and had to try multiple times online. I made sure Joni was aware at that time and hopefully they've found and fixed whatever was wrong. Doesn't help you much though, I know. So sorry to hear that, David! JD, I'll be more on my toes, and makin...
by DavidK
Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Isto wrote:
OMG. wotf048 I think I'd barf if she'd told me that. (Sending you a psychic hug)


Thanks Ronda - after a sleep, all was well :) And I have a Q4 almost ready to sub wotf008 :)
by DavidK
Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Thanks everyone, all good advice.

I'll read over my new Q4 story, and I've had someone volunteer to look at the first 450. Who knows, it might turn out to my advantage given my thesis deadline. wotf008
by DavidK
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Ouch! Sorry, David! But you're right (from another thread) I do have a nice sparkly story ready to submit for Q4 ( just not one that KD had seen and voted on even though it was submitted early). That would have been something. Both my Q1 and Q2 stories were written for her. My Q3 is unclear until w...
by DavidK
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83194

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Seems that I now have a Q4 story complete and ready to submit.

If anyone has the time to review this 450, I would be thrilled and gladly look at theirs in return.
by DavidK
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Joni's GREAT! My results are now in! Although, I don't think she sleeps, because she went right out of her way and emailed me quite late to advise me that I actually hadn't entered Q1 wotf005 How silly did I feel after all the hype and anticipation the 280 days of build up for this quarter delivered...
by DavidK
Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Kary James wrote:Sorry to hear about the R, Isto.

Looks like query time for Michael B and David K.

ETA: Only two semis here on the board? I wonder where the rest are?


I just emailed Joni.

Sorry Isto on your results. Can't be long then before we find out who were the winning 3...
by DavidK
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congratulations Preston on your HM wotf010

And then there were 3 ... and if the SFs went out today, then there could be HMs and Rs to go out, but I'll just wotf017 after all NNi(still)NN

1 LAMPS
Isto

1 Hold Pile
Michael B.

1 NNiNN
David K
by DavidK
Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congratulations Kary and Bluestocking. Well done! Excellent news!
by DavidK
Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83194

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I'm ready for a Q4, 450 swap if anyone else is. Don't worry, Rebecca, I haven't forgotten about your full story, I'm just looking for a quick opinion on my Q4 opening. Need to know if I'm overwriting the sucker, or if I'm on track. Now that I've got a start, I need to log-line this bad boy. wotf013...
by DavidK
Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Commiserations to the recent few, I know what it feels like. wotf014 There can't be too much more left to do for Q1, so I'd expect that results would be out anytime within the next two weeks, unless there's a delay deciding on the winners? (and no I don't know anything, I'm just making some speculat...
by DavidK
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Sorry to hear about the flat R news today.

It's normal to feel a bit angry and disappointed, but don't forget that YOU are NOT your story.

I wouldn't stop submitting.

Get back on the horse and write something just as good / even better for Q4!
by DavidK
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Thanks, David! I was utterly convinced you were being sneaky as well. Now I'm just confused why you're in NNiNN. I never expected to be up with the finalists, and I'm thrilled that you are (and the others we've been mixing with Q1 and Q2/3) - my story was too short for a finalist and a modern fanta...
by DavidK
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I am changing mine to Graymarintin. Who will also be the lead character in my new S&S story that I've just now thought of. I'm thinking a gray cloak and purple eyes, you know, for the purple martin part. Oooooo ... yes, definitely, I'd say do it! Edits: Davimarintin has a nice ring to it, don't...
by DavidK
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

So I got Tina's "letter".... thanks for the invite, and for letting me know I'm a finalist! I confess I had no idea my story was still in the competition. Been very busy with a new job in Germany(I'm a video games developer by trade). Good luck to my fellow finalists... Welcome to the mad...
by DavidK
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

So, thinking about when when Martin and I were in the NNiNN pile - just the two of us, he was actually already in a different IAHN pile? (IAHN = I already have news) Sneaky! I subbed on day 1 ... didn't make the finalists (this time around - congrats again to all the well-deserved winners wotf008 ) ...
by DavidK
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Yeah, congratulations to the winners / finalists. About time :) Well done Martin and Marina and Tina. You've done the list proud. wotf010
by DavidK
Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524988

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome and congratulations Holly. Nicest way anyone could hope to make an entrance wotf008

Edit: well almost - only thing better would be be one of the top 3 ...
by DavidK
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

4:31 Thursday morning: What no news?

Goes back to Q3 story .... all but done, but can I sub it before I find out about Q1 sub? (easy if it's NOT this week) and I have a feeling that I could fail to have 3 consecutive subs in ... read faster young apprentice!

The force, it's with me? wotf009
by DavidK
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524988

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Seagirl ... M :)
by DavidK
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524988

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Tiff. As you can see this place gets kind of crazy, especially around results time, which is doubly so right now :)
by DavidK
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064778

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

DavidK and Jennifer Hicks haven't posted on this topic since last Thursday. gwasch hasn't posted on this topic since last Friday. Ha ha, I wish I knew something, but I don't. I'm quiet because I'm hurriedly polishing my Q3 sub to a personally-set deadline (don't want to be in the last wave of subs).

Go to advanced search