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by dantzel
Tue May 15, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249969

Re: Five Minute Rant

... Interesting, very interesting...
by dantzel
Tue May 15, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 74890

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

Congrats! And did anyone else notice he snuck into IGMS?

Curse you, Brad Torgerson!!!

... As I ask myself 'now how can you be more like Brad'?
by dantzel
Tue May 15, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909374

Re: Success!

Congrats Michael and Alex!!

In less successful news, DSF sent me a form rejection a few days ago for the story that went into their second round. But I still count the second round-ness a small victory. :)
by dantzel
Tue May 15, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249969

Re: Five Minute Rant

You can do multiple submissions at Analog???
by dantzel
Thu May 10, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072773

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

What I love most about that picture is that not only is it resembling the Millenium Falcon, but also C-3PO's head, AND the very center is like an above shot of R2-D2.
by dantzel
Wed May 09, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072773

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats to the illustrator finalists!!!! wotf010
by dantzel
Wed May 09, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072773

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

If I were less inept I'd be able to show you the cute little gator on here instead on scaring you with website names!
by dantzel
Tue May 08, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072773

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Some of the fellows on the third row down DO look pretty happy. wotf006
by dantzel
Mon May 07, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909374

Re: Success!

Nice story, Dustin!! I have a 'partial success' bit of news to share! I got an email from Daily Science Fiction this evening, informing me that I made it to the second round with my 1900 word short story. wotf006 It's my first 'second round' email, so I'm quite pleased, even if it turns out that it ...
by dantzel
Fri May 04, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249969

Re: Five Minute Rant

Hey! Some of mine are dystopic too! I've written several about either a future technology with possible negative consequences (such as a 'dream machine' that gets stuck pulling only your violent/wild fantasies), as well as things that bug me now, like Walmart. I hate Walmart. SO MUCH. Of course, my ...
by dantzel
Fri May 04, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249969

Re: Five Minute Rant

I feel like I get spurts of science fiction ideas, and spurts of fantasy ideas... I think part of it has to do with what I'm trying to think about at the moment. Of the 7 stories I have deemed decent enough to try submitting places, I'd say 3 1/2 of them are fantasy, and 3 1/2 of them are science fi...
by dantzel
Fri May 04, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249969

Re: Five Minute Rant

Ha, but I don't have a story to fix :) I think I'd prefer "Overhaul the story" to "Think! Think, darn you! Why won't you think!"
by dantzel
Thu May 03, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249969

Re: Five Minute Rant

Two rants in a row for me, apparently... So, you know how you have an awesome idea, and somewhat realized characters and setting, but realize that you don't have ANOTHER awesome idea that will pair really well with your first one? Yeah... that's been me for this whole week. I totally had it for a st...
by dantzel
Thu May 03, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909374

Re: Success!

Now that's what I call a good week! Congrats! wotf010
by dantzel
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909374

Re: Success!

Hey, congrats Marina! wotf010
by dantzel
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249969

Re: Five Minute Rant

Okay, I've tried to keep my mind occupied with the three stories I've completed, edited, and sent out to various markets as well as the two stories I'm currently working on (and the novel which is taking a 6 week hiatus for me figure out some inconsistencies as well as to do all this other stuff - a...
by dantzel
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 253049

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Looks good, Amanda!

Kary, I saw this JUST in time and snagged your story. I love your bio!
by dantzel
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2728
Views: 531121

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Very cool! Unfortunately I didn't find out about CONduit, LTUE, and the other conventions until I was about to move from Idaho to Texas wotf012 I didn't understand a lot of stuff a few years ago. Now I still don't understand a lot of stuff, but I can talk about those things with people at convention...
by dantzel
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072773

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

*high-fives Martin through the internets*
by dantzel
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072773

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats hummers and ho-hummers alike!!

...what? Some of you with Q1 HMs are running around now happy and humming, and some of you are ho-humming about it. Don't make me ruin a good joke explaining it. ;)
by dantzel
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909374

Re: Success!

That's super awesome Steve! Congrats!!! wotf006
by dantzel
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072773

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Interesting, morshana!! I wonder if this is how other magazines *cough* IGMS *cough* do it as well. Despite my love for all my babies, I can't seem to stop wondering what the heck is happening to my story - though to be fair, mine is at 77 days now.\\ Oh, to be a fly on the wall in an editor's offic...
by dantzel
Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909374

Re: Success!

I actually DO have an idea for Mirror Shards! I started working on it last week, and it got me all sorts of excited. I'm exploring at least three different things I haven't done before. Hopefully it turns out as cool as I think it will.

Congrats to Alex and Ryan!! :-)
by dantzel
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072773

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Mine got rejected this past week and I promptly submitted it to The Colored Lens. They aren't pro, and don't pay much at all, but they are relatively hard to get into (~1% on Duotrope) and I've already piled up a ton of rejections for them. Long story short, they just told me they really like the s...
by dantzel
Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072773

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

These numbers make my head hurt. But then, the only numbers that really get me excited are the numbers on a check. wotf007 Good thing some people are good at and interested in these things out! Some of us (me) just can't do much probability beyond 'maybe, maybe not.' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h...
by dantzel
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249969

Re: Five Minute Rant

Just after my last submission then! Lol
by dantzel
Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249969

Re: Five Minute Rant

Unless they changed the system, it normally says Received first.
by dantzel
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072773

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Oh, no. I hope she got to spend this time with her loved ones.
by dantzel
Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249969

Re: Five Minute Rant

And my story still sits there. False hope, I'm sure.

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