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by dantzel
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 45262

Re: Chicon 7

I know where that is. Sounds good to me. wotf008
by dantzel
Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 45262

Re: Chicon 7

I'll try to make it to the Thursday one. Sunday's no good for me - the morning that doesn't work for me.
by dantzel
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 216235

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Eep! Nice gator... pretty gator... here, take this salmon, I didn't want it anyway.
by dantzel
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:07 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 45262

Re: Chicon 7

9AM for me, I think. 10 would be okay too, but I'd like to get an early start.
by dantzel
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861466

Re: Success!

Excellent, Michael!! wotf010
by dantzel
Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 771
Views: 216235

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Received my 25th rejection yesterday. In 8 months and 8 stories, I've received 2 personal rejections and a second-round email. I think I'm okay with this - in a sense - but you know, it wouldn't hurt to hear better news.

... onward.
by dantzel
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 45262

Re: Chicon 7

I say breakfast on Saturday.
by dantzel
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Hugo Awards 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3848

Re: Hugo Awards 2012

I'll wave at ya'll if the camera comes my way!
by dantzel
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I think we've OD'd on Q1 and have no effort left for the other threads.

Oh, Q1, what have you done to us?
by dantzel
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861466

Re: Success!

Beautiful writing, Annie.

I haven't gotten around to subscribing at DSF yet, Jennifer, so I look forward to next week. :)
by dantzel
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66601

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

At first I thought it was just my iPhone that couldn't make the link work, but now that I'm using my laptop it still won't open the link. wotf005 Although, honestly, I just finished a piece of flash yesterday, and my novel is calling me. It's been far too long since I've worked on THAT. So MY goal i...
by dantzel
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 126347

Re: Cover Workshop

I like the symbol - no problems there - but I don't love the three different fonts on the same cover.
by dantzel
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66601

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

morshana wrote:Thanks for doing this, Rebecca. I'd been wanting to do this, but was going to wait a few weeks. I hope I'll have time tomorrow. Doesn't have to be polished, right? Just mind spew onto the page, write "The End" and turn it in?


Hopefully so!
by dantzel
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 45262

Re: Chicon 7

At ArmadilloCon last year they had a panel on Ghost Stories. Three panelists came with ghost stories (closer to what the description said), one person came ready to talk about how to write ghost stories. It was a little awkward, but Scott Johnson, resident ghost story collector, carried the hour.
by dantzel
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 swap
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Re: Q4 swap

How does something just over 9000 sound?
by dantzel
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I choose to believe that Brad's mad skills weren't even needed because Gator was here in time. She opened so wide she ate the post above her. wotf006
by dantzel
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 190
Views: 69608

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

I've enjoyed "Shades of Milk and Honey." I will admit that a few lines get TOO close to Austen for me, but I absolutely love the magic system - it's very easy to follow along with her descriptions of glamour. Apparently Book Two is NOT Austen with magic - it's more along the lines of regen...
by dantzel
Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500111

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, sera! I often feel the same way, I'm afraid. All I can do is keep submitting!
by dantzel
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1024958

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Awesome! Hopefully I'm in a position to contribute next time!
by dantzel
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861466

Re: Success!

On second thought, I need to remind my future self about 8-9 months from now - if I reminded the July 30, 2013 Dantzel then I'd be in the same pickle!

All this future talk reminds me of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe. Anyone else read it?
by dantzel
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861466

Re: Success!

Congrats Alex!!! I'm in the same boat as Martin - I'm racing through the Hugo ballot as fast as I can. Can I just remind myself a year from now to remember to start AS SOON AS THE PACKETS COME OUT with the novels and work my way down to the short stories? I'm up to the novellas, and there is NO way ...
by dantzel
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 236774

Re: Five Minute Rant

Here's my IGMS stats thus far (having begun submitting in December): Form rejection 94 days, personal rejection 1 day, pending response 14 days.

wotf017
by dantzel
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 236774

Re: Five Minute Rant

At times yes and at times no. My story at DSF has now been out for twenty one days when the rejects are at 18-19. Also, my Apex is at 30+ days, well outside the norm and no overlooked rejects. The faster ones are a bit more reliable on the time thing at Duotrope. Agreed. DSF is another one that is ...
by dantzel
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 45262

Re: Chicon 7

YES we should.
by dantzel
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861466

Re: Success!

wotf054 A long and depressing streak of rejections for me has ended in style: My story "The Long View" just sold to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction . My goal since WOTF27 has been to sell a couple stories to Asimov's or F&SF , so I guess I'm halfway to having to come up ...
by dantzel
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 236774

Re: Five Minute Rant

This is why I'm saying if I get another form rejection for Q3 I'm outta here! Seriously, getting positive results motivates me to keep writing. Getting form rejections doesn't. I'm not giving up. Hurt, tired, but still going. No matter what the result is each quarter. That's the only way to make it...
by dantzel
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:28 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Worldcon for Beginners
Replies: 33
Views: 10486

Re: Worldcon for Beginners

Yay Martin!! See you there! wotf010
by dantzel
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500111

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Alberto!
by dantzel
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 236774

Re: Five Minute Rant

I'm going to totally recognize the ranty-ness of this thread - having exercised its power numerous times - but I wanted to pose a less discouraging view of receiving rejections quickly. I believe that with most slush stories, the editor doesn't need to think about the story before rejecting it. This...
by dantzel
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861466

Re: Success!

A great read, Steve! I liked your writing and thought you had some lovely lines in there, but this was one of my favorites: "like a demented traffic cop in slow motion" wotf019

Thanks for a story well-written.

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