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by bobsandiego
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4281
Views: 1154921

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:I have a new story published in Bewildering Stories:
http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue ... s_day.html

Some of you may recognize it from the story in a day challenge from a while back...

congratulations
by bobsandiego
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 36675

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Shall we plan a time for a WotF meetup?
by bobsandiego
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4281
Views: 1154921

Re: Success!

Yesterday I recv'd an emailed contract for a short story sale!
In term's of dollars it is my biggest sale to date.
I have forwarded it to my agency for review and approval.

yay!

Now off to worldcon in the morning.
by bobsandiego
Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 98102

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

Cartoon network -- Adult Swim ---
I have fallen for 'Rick and Morty' a terribly twisted show of mad science and immorality.
by bobsandiego
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3023
Views: 703439

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

hello new friends

are all welcome

step into the light

all are welcome
by bobsandiego
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 36675

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Worldcon's next week.

Who's still in?

I am, oh man I am.
by bobsandiego
Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4281
Views: 1154921

Re: Success!

Congrats
by bobsandiego
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4281
Views: 1154921

Re: Success!

My first pro-level story has just been published! I'm so excited. It's a flash-fiction piece called "Eyes of Fire" and it's now live at Grievous Angel. I'm doing the happy dance! http://www.grievousangel.org/ http://www.urbanfantasist.com/uploads/1/0/3/4/10341498/931194_orig.jpg Thumbs ar...
by bobsandiego
Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Indie Author vs. Self Published
Replies: 19
Views: 5921

Re: Indie Author vs. Self Published

BobSanDiego of the House Rejection, the First of his Name, the Unburnt, King of Typos, King of the Forgotten Submission and the Rhoynar and the First Draft, Khal of the Great Blank Page, Breaker of Symbolism, and Father of dispair, Sparklepants.
by bobsandiego
Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1305693

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

s_c_baker wrote:I actually like math. I'm just bad at it.

I like the products of math (see what I did there?) but I eludes me in execution.

side note Q1 29? The last time I ranked higher then R....
by bobsandiego
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 297069

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Gods, the waiting is the hardest part of this gig.
Do not get into writing unless you can sit and sit and sit.
by bobsandiego
Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1305693

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I thought about reviewing this thread to count how many Q1-29ers have gone on to make finalist in the years since. I was going to write down each name, then check each quarter of each year, then I saw how many posts.. well, I have things to do this week (like eat and sleep and write write write... ...
by bobsandiego
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4281
Views: 1154921

Re: Success!

Ishmael, Stewart -- those look veryily cool
by bobsandiego
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318169

Re: Five Minute Rant

Don't tell Bob, but Harrogate is in Yorkshire, like most things. Didn't know they grew tea in Harrogate. But it is a Spa town, so they have nice hotels and I dare say we could organise a writers' conference there if we wanted. I have never seen a cockroach in Harrogate. So - I suggest that WotF cou...
by bobsandiego
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318169

Re: Five Minute Rant

I only have five minutes, so here goes. I went to a writer's conference in beautiful Napa Valley. 1. A six inch baked potato is NOT a main course. 2. One piece of toast with a few pieces of lettuce on top is not a salad; it's an appetizer. 3. They promised a box lunch and promised a pizza for turni...
by bobsandiego
Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318169

Re: Five Minute Rant

Yes it certainly should be. Since Baen have a free library and I am a cheapskate, I've read a lot of their offerings. wotf007 Fight the Scott stereotype, Ishmael, fight it. wotf019 A Yorkshireman is like an Aberdonian with the generosity squeezed out. wotf004 Everything I know about Yorkshiremen I ...
by bobsandiego
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318169

Re: Five Minute Rant

Ouch, ouch ouch, ouch ouch ouch. Rant rant at myself. I just pushed the wrong button and submitted a second story to Analog in three days when I meant to send it to Asimov's. That was my Q4, that was. Now I have to write another one. Rant rant rant. Unless of course Analog publishes it. In which ca...
by bobsandiego
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318169

Re: Five Minute Rant

Ishmael wrote:Yes it certainly should be. Since Baen have a free library and I am a cheapskate, I've read a lot of their offerings.

wotf007

Fight the Scott stereotype, Ishmael, fight it.
wotf019
by bobsandiego
Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318169

Re: Five Minute Rant

Yeah, that's a strange comment. I always assumed the single Earth-wide government was a simplifying device when I've encountered it, rather than a serious prediction of how the course of history will proceed. So to have a publisher criticize you for not being lazy... head-scratcher. The exact comme...
by bobsandiego
Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318169

Re: Five Minute Rant

ooohhh I get another turn at the five-minute rant... Actually I'm fairly non-plussed but that's because I've learned the secret to taking a rejection in stride. Be utterly exhausted. Thursday night my body said - you are very tired sleep. But my brain after two hours said. "Hell, boy I got thin...
by bobsandiego
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 36675

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Okay I've voted for the hugos.
I gotta say I had more emotional commitment to this ballot then to any recent presidential election.
Are we going to organize a dinner or something at WorldCon?
by bobsandiego
Mon Jul 27, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318169

Re: Five Minute Rant

This is a different sort of five-minute rant. Normally I'm here ranting about a rejection or Dave's failure to see my <sarcasming on>shining brilliance<sarcasm off>. My short fiction agent mentioned that a recent short of mine reminded her in tone of a mash-up between Dr. Sleep and the movie Brainst...
by bobsandiego
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1305693

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Arguing against freewill by invoking an agent isn't free to choose an action that is physically impossible strikes me as specious. Of course, if you happen to have Kim Basinger's phone number ... ? wotf013 El Bimbo Grande ? If I had her number i'd give it to you. I hear she's very high maintenance....
by bobsandiego
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1305693

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Ismael Arguing against freewill by invoking an agent isn't free to choose an action that is physically impossible strikes me as specious. Free will is a tricky concept, particularly for writers. Say I have a script in which Cdr Will Riker comes onto the bridge. Kills Worf, beats the crap out Picard,...
by bobsandiego
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4281
Views: 1154921

Re: Success!

My story "The Monastery of the Parallels" is up today at OSC's Intergalactic Medicine Show! This story got an R last year from the contest. I almost didn't send it out again, but some awesome friends (you know who you are!) told me to get it the heck out again, because I loved it so much....
by bobsandiego
Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1305693

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Do you set the A.I. with the instructions Since it is capable of thinking for itself shouldn't it make the decision to do whatever it wants? Why should Intelligence mean free will? I see no contradiction in the idea that a machine may be intelligentt and still bound by programming. (In fact that wa...
by bobsandiego
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1305693

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

So question for all you very talented SF writers: Picture a human colony that starts from germ cells. Artificial wombs, A.I. computers to raise at least the first generation of people. (Saves a bundle on shipping costs.) Assume that you expect said colony will have no future contact with Earth. Now ...
by bobsandiego
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1305693

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Ishmael wrote:Dibs? Dibs? What language is this sirrah?

Meanest thou 'Bags I'?

I'faith, the colonies contain much strange speech! wotf011


At least we utilize the correct number of 'U's.
wotf013
by bobsandiego
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318169

Re: Five Minute Rant

A 131 day one line form rejection from Analog? wotf020 I guess I'll have to file that with my 209 and my 126. I had the impression from my last few submissions to them that par for me was around 78 nowadays. When this one went so long I thought I might have cracked it at last. Foolish boy! wotf016 ...
by bobsandiego
Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 297069

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Ishmael wrote:I got "The story is cute, but I’m afraid it's not quite right for me. I look forward to your next one, though. " from Sheila Williams at Asimov's. I haven't seen this before. Can anyone advise?

Personal rejection with a desire for more?
wotf009
Well done

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