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by DavidK
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It comes down the quality and suitability of each individual story, not down to math. Sorry. wotf008 Your absolutely right Izanobu. The maths isn't what's driving what we've being saying, the quality and suitably of the stories is driving it. Absolutely. The maths isn't writing your best story for ...
by DavidK
Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

So here's the new list of survivors (including DavidK wotf011 ) If we use your lower estimate of 687, then the odds become even more favorable for the survivors. That means ~618 would receive rejections. If you use the 10% assumption on Duotrope, than 100% of the rejections have been sent out, and ...
by DavidK
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Personally, I think we've passed the 80% mark. ETA: On March 21, Grayson recorded 39 Duotrope responses as of that date. There are 33 responses on Duo right now, dated from March 28 forward. That gives us 72 responses not counting any in the gap from March 21 to March 27. If you right Kary, and I r...
by DavidK
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

In an effort to focus on more positive news, I wanted to send out a little update (and query) on who's left in the contest. So it looks like there is either one more round of rejections on the way, or the rejections are mostly complete (assuming fewer than 1,000 contest entrants). So to add fuel to...
by DavidK
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

[ Wow! Antarctica? Really? We have penguins submitting now? Cool! wotf013 Well we have gators and donkeys and bees. And Evil Martin. wotf002 Agree wotf008 But we are so lucky that we have only one Evil Martin. Imagine if they cloned him wotf008 The gators, donkeys and bees have been cool wotf010
by DavidK
Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Wow! Antarctica? Really? We have penguins submitting now? Cool! wotf013


Ha! The "Other" continent slightly north of the penguins. wotf008
by DavidK
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

hazlett wrote:Wow. What a rough week. It's very sad to hear about K.D.'s passing.

Did I miss anyone?

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Depends, does the list extend to the large continent in the south wotf008
by DavidK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524862

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
DavidK wrote:[quote="Martin L. Shoemaker"I dunno, David. The other place I've always wanted to live is in Australia. If I ever visit you -- on an island, in Australia -- you may never get rid of me!


Don't worry - it's an awfully big island- someone told me its the biggest in the world, something about a continent. There's LOTS to write about though!
by DavidK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247682

Re: Five Minute Rant

David, I'm not necessarily bemoaning three rejections in and of themselves- that's good because it means I have more stories out there, and I'm proud of that part. It's more the stress of the past week - flea invasion, taxes not finished, sick, impending party, too busy to write like I'd planned, b...
by DavidK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524862

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Welcome aboard, Dustan! It's never too late to start writing again.

I've never visited the San Juan Islands, but I'm fascinated by them. I've always wanted to live on an island.


Martin, I live on an island - you're welcome to visit me. It's nice and dry where I am. wotf008
by DavidK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247682

Re: Five Minute Rant

I decided to count my rejections, and chuckled because I get one or three a week - but not quite every week now, and I've had 181 rejections for the 75 stories I've written. Of those 7 were WOTF rejections (and most have now been published) and I'm still waiting on 2 results like most folk. I like t...
by DavidK
Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Brad pointed out in another thread that KD was unable to teach the writers' workshop for the first time this year. It may be that whatever hindered her there (hopefully something like daughter's-big-wedding rather than scary-medical-emergency) is also holding her up on results this quarter. I too h...
by DavidK
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897518

Re: Success!

touche!
by DavidK
Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I wouldn't expect that we would hear until the week after the Gala event finishes. We need to keep in mind that the WOTF week including the Sunday night event is the penultimate moment, and we are just 1 of 4 quarters waiting - and wait we should and give proper celebration to last years - the lates...
by DavidK
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

An HM or higher would be nice, but I won't wait around for it anymore. Tina, I send my stuff to many markets, but I always reserve time for WOTF and will do until I pro out. I think the rewards to the comp are worthwhile, and you can gauge how you're going based on HMs and the like. It's ONE market...
by DavidK
Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524862

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everyone, My name is Kevin Ikenberry and I'm a science fiction writer. I've been fortunate enough to actually sell a short story last year and I've finished my first novel and trying to find a home for it now. In Q4 of last year I entered the contest for the first time and received an Honorable ...
by DavidK
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83178

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Q2 story finished and read and re-edited after several 1st reader reviews, BUT my #1 fan doesn't like it :( I'm hoping that it's because she's not into the science fiction genre and the story, at 9K, was possibly too long (for her). I would be thrilled to get 3 first 450 word exchanges so that I can...
by DavidK
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064521

Re: Q1 Volume 29

...So Say We All ... how those words have charged a nation: I remember the day I signed up to fight the Amebons because of it...the grip of the particle laser in my hand so comforting. (This is n ot my Q1 story but another sub, somewhere in a universe far far away:)
by DavidK
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Kevin J. Anderson - How to Increase your Productivity
Replies: 18
Views: 9464

Re: Kevin J. Anderson - How to Increase your Productivity

DavidK wrote:1Hr 11 minutes of Kevin J. Anderson at his best.
And one could argue I should have spent the time writing instead of listening to someone tell me to write... but that's another story!
by DavidK
Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Kevin J. Anderson - How to Increase your Productivity
Replies: 18
Views: 9464

Re: Kevin J. Anderson - How to Increase your Productivity

Thanks Brad, for the post. 1Hr 11 minutes of Kevin J. Anderson at his best. I've met him a couple of years back, when he traveled out (to my part of Oz), and it was a trek for he and Rebecca. He's great! And such good and inspirational advice. I have to say I never tire of hearing him speak! Off to ...
by DavidK
Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: 7 Questions with Brad R. Torgersen
Replies: 23
Views: 7562

Re: 7 Questions with Brad R. Torgersen

Fantastic, Brad. It's encouraging to read things like this wotf008
by DavidK
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83178

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I'd be keen for next quarter -- Q1 post 30 sep wotf008
by DavidK
Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524862

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Blair - I'm relatively new to the forum, and they have made me very welcome, so you're at the right place.

There is a myriad of information here too to get you going.

Regards,

David
by DavidK
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524862

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, I'm David (from the Antipodes): took up some excellent advise and joined, and I have to say that after reading some of the posts in the Information Alley, they have been quite valuable already. There is a lot of collective knowledge here, so don't mind me if I just sit and soak it all up. wot...

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