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by JVAshley
Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 231
Views: 11005

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Did a big push to finish a ROUGH draft for Q2.
Need BIG work, but I'm way ahead of my normal schedule or last minute...literally. Maybe I'll go crazy this quarter and submit a day early. wotf001 Who am I kidding.
by JVAshley
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 902
Views: 26276

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

wotf005 I am Only Almost finished with my 1st Draft of Q2.
But I am still half a month ahead of last quarter. wotf011
by JVAshley
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Expectomancy wotf040
by JVAshley
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I just explained this to my husband. So, I'll give it a shot. Correct me if I'm off fellow WorF-ers. Rejectomancy is a term earlier formites coined to stand for all the guessing and second guessing and third guess we all do collectively about WHY a story was rejected. We guess at the judges preferen...
by JVAshley
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 231
Views: 11005

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I switched as well, but earlier on. I outlined the first story, but it just didn't have any Umph. So, I took some things I liked out of it and added them to an old idea that I always meant to write but was missing parts. Hopefully the spare parts from story 1 will complete story 2. But I am so fond ...
by JVAshley
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Fretting over When the results will come back and What they will be is half the fun of submitting for me. Group anxiety and pillow forts, what more could an author want?
by JVAshley
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

R&R usually means Revise and Resubmit. Yes, an agent requested a full and gave me a glowing Rejection, but asked me to 'Revise & Resubmit' after 6 months. I had the request for nearly a year before I found out people in the know (obviously not me) referred to it as an R&R. It's a great ...
by JVAshley
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:*sets up pillow fort and plate of cookies, just in case--it is Thursday, after all*

Can I join you if I bring a blankie?
I just received an R on an R&R for my novel. So, Thursday started with a bang for me.
by JVAshley
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 231
Views: 11005

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I have an outline.
Which is more than I had this time last quarter.
Let the races begin and the espresso flow!
by JVAshley
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Okay, control my twitching. Be patient. Especially since mine is on the very bottom of that pile, having sent it at 11:57pm PT.
by JVAshley
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Thanks for the update!
Never too early to twitch.
by JVAshley
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

So you're saying I can go ahead and eat this batch of brownies and bake another when the actually Thursday shows up?

Never mind, I already ate them.
by JVAshley
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

You had me worried there. If a 'Thursday' is close at hand, I need to stock up on brownies and hide under the table. Maybe I better start stocking up just in case. wotf005
by JVAshley
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

GruffbaneJoe wrote:Doth Thursday cometh?

Already? wotf021
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 902
Views: 26276

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

ALL HAIL FIRST READER KARY!
And the properly formatted manuscript
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861699

Re: Success!

I'm excited for the chance to read it!
Congrats Again!!!
by JVAshley
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 902
Views: 26276

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

WooHoo!!! Wulf, they are barking at your door!! What? Too much? Enough with the puns? Okay But I am excited about your news which just keeps growing and growing. And I appreciate all of the incredible advice. It is my turn for the loner of WRITING TO THE POINT by Algis Budrys AND my hard copy of THE...
by JVAshley
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 231
Views: 11005

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

storysinger wrote:I'm reading a book by Algis Budry to expand my level of ability.


I think I'm next on the waiting list to read his book. :)
by JVAshley
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 231
Views: 11005

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

It was a looong night. I hashed out half the plot.
I might make a sprint out of it like I did last Q1, but start two months before the deadline instead of 2 days.
by JVAshley
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 231
Views: 11005

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

An idea for Q2 hit me today.
Now, I can't sleep for thinking about it. wotf002
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 231
Views: 11005

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I took the first chapter of my first attempt at a novel and turned it into an HM. It is over 65,000 words as of today. With the world built I have the option to write a series of books. So get that novel started, the beginning might be good enough to get you some recognition. wotf008 Good Plan stor...
by JVAshley
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 231
Views: 11005

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I believe NAME OF THE WIND started as his winning short story entry for WotF.
by JVAshley
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 231
Views: 11005

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Thanks, you are right, my mind is stuck on that story.
I think you are right about reading some some new short stories to get in the mindset.
Good Luck on your edits!
by JVAshley
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 231
Views: 11005

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I just finished an BIG re-write then edit on a Revise & Resubmit request.
So now, I have to THINK of an idea for Q2. All my ideas-in-waiting are more novel length projects. Plus, I want to come up with something completely new for me and off the wall. I don't have it yet. :(
by JVAshley
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Dragonchef wrote:Heh! Yeah, just went to the WotF FB page. Results for Q1 won't be published for another 3 months. So, in the immortal words of Captain Hector Barbossa, "What are you lookin' at? Back to work!" wotf016


wotf019 wotf009
by JVAshley
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500287

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forum Aidanka. I look forward to reading some of your writing. Hey thanks for the warm words. Also, if anybody would like to be friends in social media accounts I'd love it wotf010 wotf010 I love to keep up with the WotF folk on social media. Can you give us your links? You can conne...
by JVAshley
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 82
Views: 4014

Re: 4 in 36

I posted all the other places but not in this place. I skidded in to Q1! So, 4 in 36 is ON! I still have burn marks to show from it. I entered 4 in 35 and immediately fell into a pit of despair with non-writing life. I climbed my way out by last June and finished a hard re-write of a novel, plotted ...
by JVAshley
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 902
Views: 26276

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

But maybe don't push it to 11:59pm PST
Or do. It's my way, but not necessarily the best way. wotf011
by JVAshley
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 902
Views: 26276

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I made it in the Super Secret Bonus club!
Just barely, but this was a practice in setting a goal and getting it done!
by JVAshley
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 21043

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I'm in as well. I skidded in under the wire at 11:59 and received my confirmation email within the same minute. It was a 3 day fresh story, too. Mainly because I wanted to play in the sandbox, too.

It's just more fun to watch the results roll in when you have a story in the pile.

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