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by dantzel
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

I feel ya. The one thing he's pretty good about is me writing - he knows I want to do it so he supports me from a distance - as in, he doesn't try to get me to stop writing, unless he's super super bugged about how the house is looking. But at least I get to write in peace.
by dantzel
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

Ah, yes, the boss's wife. Muaha! Muaha! I think my sick compulsion to ask my husband to read them is: 1) He IS logical, so when I'm trying to figure out science, he is very helpful. I don't really ask his opinion on straight fantasy pieces now. 2) He's the only one in the house with me, so when I ne...
by dantzel
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

Well, he is bored by almost every science fiction and fantasy story he has ever read, including my own. So you'd think I'd just stop asking his opinion. But he's a scientist, so he really catches the scientific flaws. He just happens to try to explain my mistakes OVER AND OVER again - as well as any...
by dantzel
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

I need to remember to stop asking my husband to read my stories. He really pisses me off. Every time.
by dantzel
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

I had to go back and check - the Shimmer sub is still a mote in my eye. wotf012

58 days, as a bootcamper. I really should get on Codex.
by dantzel
Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

Personal rejection from Schubert at IGMS - that's the second one. Oh la, I need to stop sending him things that too closely resemble flash. He says he likes my writing and my prose, but these flash-ish stories just don't dig deep enough as a story for him... We'll see what happens with my Q3, I supp...
by dantzel
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897658

Re: Success!

Holy crap, I actually have something to contribute! Story Star Publishing posted the shortlist for their contest this morning, and I am one of the 11 people on it! *happy dance*
by dantzel
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:14 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

Come on, Shimmer! It's 49 days now, and no other submissions have taken this long! I was told that 'Weird Tales' subs are being given special consideration - which I think is an elegant way of saying they received so many that they are just reading the rush of 'Weird Tales' retractions a little bit ...
by dantzel
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

Thank you Lawrence!!!
by dantzel
Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

I find the most reliable way to remove wonky formatting is to use the nuclear method described in the Smashwords Style Guide. You lose centering and italics/underlining but for submitting to daily science fiction the former doesn't matter. You lose centering anyway. If you have a lot of italics, th...
by dantzel
Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

Not ranting, it is what it is: I had an Asimov story out at 80 days, and got a form rejection *sigh* I did have some hope for something more, but they've been busy... but after 19 days I did get a personal rejection from Shimmer, my first sub there, and I have to say that it was nice. Two rejection...
by dantzel
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

Yeah, I've had a 91 day form, 1 day personal, and 34 day form from IGMS. IGMS works in mysterious ways? I think the inconsistent response times are because they have slushers, then assistant editors, then Kathleen A. Bellamy, and then Edmund R. Schubert. So if you're subbing into the slush that's f...
by dantzel
Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

Yeah, I've had a 91 day form, 1 day personal, and 34 day form from IGMS.
by dantzel
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524939

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome! Sounds like you have a great background to pull from! wotf006
by dantzel
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

Doh! Sorry to hear it, Dustin
by dantzel
Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

I know! My mind may explode if this turns out well.
by dantzel
Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

I'm going to wring my hands here for a moment and declare how much I hate thinking about submissions! Out of all my current subs, I can't stop thinking about the story I have at Shimmer right now, which is going on 28 days now - apparently you usually hear by 21 days for the first read through, and ...
by dantzel
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

So I came into work this morning and the owner told me that she's terminating another instructor's contract, so I need to take over her Tuesday 6AM class, plus a noon MW class. She wants me to make it my own, but it's still more of a personal training group class- not Pilates, not yoga, not any type...
by dantzel
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

You can always check out Duotrope to see estimates for when yours might come in. wotf017 I'm using Duotrope badly this week - and after months of being so good! But I have a flash at Shimmer that's at 20 days... And few to none of the recent responses have hit 20 days. Time to get the bat out and be...
by dantzel
Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524939

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hey Laurie! It was nice to meet you at WorldCon, and equally nice to see you on the forum. Glad you were able to get on finally!
by dantzel
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897658

Re: Success!

Very cool, LD! Congrats!
by dantzel
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247728

Re: Five Minute Rant

Strycher wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:If the pros and semi-pros don't like my writing Tor won't.


I have to disagree here. You never know what an editor wants. wotf017


I agree with Strycher. Ken Liu said the same thing a week or two before WorldCon, and this is the guy that's making sales left and right lately.
by dantzel
Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 524939

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to Jonathan, Liz, and Kylie! And may the odds be ever... uh, nevermind. You don't need to know about that part yet.
by dantzel
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897658

Re: Success!

Ah yes, Steve, I see your point.
by dantzel
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Lessons from Worldcon
Replies: 24
Views: 7940

Re: Lessons from Worldcon

I love reading what everyone learned. I ditto so many of Tom's, Dawn's, and Martin's, and I'm glad that my improv interpretive dance came across as enjoyable instead of just complete and utter dorkiness on my part. I'm just going to mention that improv dance has earned me an entire cone of chocolate...
by dantzel
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Lessons from Worldcon
Replies: 24
Views: 7940

Re: Lessons from Worldcon

Great idea, Tom! I'll add a few of my own. *China is an emerging market - something to consider. *I had the best moments outside of panels - At dinners, chatting in the lobby, attending room parties, and so on. The parties may sound scary, but if you know someone that can open a conversation with so...
by dantzel
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897658

Re: Success!

I'm also waiting for him to announce via Internet!
by dantzel
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 12277

Re: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thr

Pssst! Alex, don't mention the meat... Or the intrpretuve dance wotf015 Oh, god, no! Don't mention the dance! Everyone will be envious they missed Dantzel's amazing work! Probably my best performance everrrrrrrr I mean, uh, what? The counter looks awfully dirty *innocently wanders off* I sincerely ...
by dantzel
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 48583

Re: Chicon 7

Now what about Itso?
by dantzel
Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 48583

Re: Chicon 7

On my way. I was last for a shower. :/

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