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by dantzel
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237177

Re: Five Minute Rant

Crap. I forgot that I subbed a story to Asimov's on 11/30, and just made another sub to them today. Do I withdraw one of them? Apologize? Just pretend I don't notice, and hope they don't either?

I've never made this mistake before. I blame it on the baby.
by dantzel
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500866

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Thanks for the welcome, Dantzel. I saw on your blog that you've made an impressive number of submissions this year. This year has been pretty exciting for me too. I'm about 150 pages into one of the five novels I'm writing, I've got a half-dozen completed short stories that I'm shopping around now ...
by dantzel
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 126451

Re: Cover Workshop

Ah. Well if you reduced the font size of A Tragedy from Mercury and incorporated it into the other tagline, it'll be lovely.
by dantzel
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 126451

Re: Cover Workshop

So is Dimensions of Day and Night the title, or A Tragedy from Mercury?
by dantzel
Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 19979

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29

Rejection.
by dantzel
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500866

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Robert, Adeline, and Jeff!
by dantzel
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:14 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: 4000 word historical fantasy
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Re: 4000 word historical fantasy

Oi! What happened to sending me another copy that Word will accept?
by dantzel
Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500866

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Shae! Just keep writing and honestly, don't worry too much about the writing. I heard about this contest when I was 16, and I waited 10 years before entering. Why? I could have been practicing so many things by just submitting constantly. I can't believe I waited so long. So write the best s...
by dantzel
Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500866

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Adeline and Cheryl! wotf008
by dantzel
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Last Minute Q1 Exchange, Anyone?
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Re: Last Minute Q1 Exchange, Anyone?

Same here. November has been a rough month for me, plus I hate continually stepping away from my novel.
by dantzel
Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 126451

Re: Cover Workshop

Agreed!
by dantzel
Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: 3400 word critique of my Q3 semi
Replies: 6
Views: 3045

Re: 3400 word critique of my Q3 semi

I was hoping you'd say that. :)

I'm working on your story, BTW. I think I can get it to you by tomorrow.
by dantzel
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 73243

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

Agreed with Martin!
by dantzel
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: 3400 word critique of my Q3 semi
Replies: 6
Views: 3045

3400 word critique of my Q3 semi

Having just received my semi-finalist critique, the feedback Dave gave me makes me want a few more eyes on this story before I submit to the next market - IGMS first. If there are any takers, PM or email me. I'd be happy to critique anything that is somewhat similar in size, give or take a couple th...
by dantzel
Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 73243

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

WOOT!
by dantzel
Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862377

Re: Success!

Thanks Jeanette, Tina, Austin, and Ember! I'll feel much better when this contest is OVER for real - which should be 11 AM Central time tomorrow/today. Then, even though I may lose despite having more likes and readcasts, I can get away from a contest that didn't tell me they were going to decide vi...
by dantzel
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500866

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Xyzo! And good luck on your next entry! It's the only way to make it! wotf008
by dantzel
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862377

Re: Success!

Thanks for reading, Grayson, and doubly so for enjoying. wotf008

I've decided that if I win I can treat this as a SUCCESS! I got paid!!! sort of publication, and if I don't, it'll be filed under success! I got published!

I'm trying to think positively here.
by dantzel
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 54
Views: 16011

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 29

Semi-finalist!
by dantzel
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862377

Re: Success!

I don't really know where to categorize this since I'm not entirely thrilled that they are publishing both my story and the other finalist story but will only give a prize to the one with the most reads, but here's my flash story for the Story Star Publishing contest: http://www.scribd.com/doc/11178...
by dantzel
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237177

Re: Five Minute Rant

Oh, so they didn't even pick a publishing name that was original. Great.
by dantzel
Thu Nov 01, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237177

Re: Five Minute Rant

Agreed. They weren't as active before the contest so I didn't have as much to read by them, but I cringe when I come across most things they've written now. Where did you find their submission terms? The only ones I read were here: http://www.storystarpublishing.com/submissions/ At this point, I jus...
by dantzel
Thu Nov 01, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237177

Re: Five Minute Rant

So I'm coming here to rant about Story Star because I'm a little frustrated with how they're running their contest. I'm thrilled to be a finalist, but they made no indication when I entered that they would basically publish any stories they liked, even though only one wins the prize. Now, if I win t...
by dantzel
Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Animated images
Replies: 15
Views: 9996

Re: Animated images

Ha! Awesome!
by dantzel
Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500866

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Andrea! Hopefully you're our lucky charm and results will come tomorrow! It being Thursday and all.
by dantzel
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237177

Re: Five Minute Rant

In the case of Analog, they're running way behind. If you check Duotrope I'm sure you'll see pretty long wait times right now. Does that imply some people have gotten rejections since the new guy took over--sorry I forget his name. No, I mean barely anyone has. The last Duotrope report came on Sept...
by dantzel
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500866

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Jeff!

I believe Stewart is STILL putting off sending anything back to me, so he could do with threats or promises of harassment. wotf004
by dantzel
Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:36 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237177

Re: Five Minute Rant

In the case of Analog, they're running way behind. If you check Duotrope I'm sure you'll see pretty long wait times right now.
by dantzel
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237177

Re: Five Minute Rant

Oh, I do. Mon-Wed I teach 11-12 hours. Thursday 5, and Saturday 3-5, depending. And private lessons here or there. I finally got my boss to stop scheduling me for Thursday mornings like she'd promised. But when I'm home late at night and typing, or (trying) to write Thursday and Friday, he's almost ...
by dantzel
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237177

Re: Five Minute Rant

I know mommies that do reduce the toy load, and are happier for it. Lots of them have had the kids pick the toys they don't want anymore to donate to charity - making it a doubly good thing.

I shudder to imagine my life when my baby is born. It'll work out eventually, yes, but...

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