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by Athena
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

It's been six weeks, two days. If you make to July, then you could in theory have four simultaneous submissions, one for each quarter in Volume 33. I'm bad. I haven't subbed this year except for Q1. I stopped to work on my novel, and then this whole finalist thing happened. Now I find that I hate e...
by Athena
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

It's been six weeks, two days.
by Athena
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

My brain short circuits at that notion Matt. :)

Nothing but silence. Surely this week will be the week.
by Athena
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

And so another week comes to a close.
by Athena
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Good luck today, y'all.
by Athena
Fri May 27, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Friday of the 4th week. No, I'm not twitchy at all. Nope. Not a bit. The worst part is, I know she's going to call at some point. The phone will ring at some point and it will be her voice on the other end and that voice will have one of two answers. Will I hear Joni's happy voice or her sad voice? ...
by Athena
Tue May 24, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Just reading that made my chest feel tight and my heart race! The sad voice! I got one from a private caller last night: "Hi! This is Marriot Hotels calling to tell you you've won a free vacation blah blah blah please provide your credit card information blah blah lottery in Nigeria." We'v...
by Athena
Sun May 22, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Nothing here.
by Athena
Thu May 19, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Here's the secret. Making finalist here was not a fluke. This wasn't your best story you'll ever write -- not unless you give up and stop writing. You write, you submit, you wait, and you will get another call. I guarantee it. If you're a finalist this time you have what it takes to be a finalist a...
by Athena
Thu May 19, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

You know, if you think about it, early June isn't that far away...

No, who am I kidding? I'm a basket case. Part of me is dying for the phone to ring and part of me feels like it will be the tolling of the doom bell. I'm filled with a bizarre mixture of curiosity and dread.

Mostly I'm a mess.
by Athena
Wed May 18, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

It's only been 2 weeks. So, I imagine it will be a few more. I'm going to assume since she's got so much going on it will take extra time.

I'm not nearly as chill as I'm trying to make it sound.
by Athena
Sun May 15, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

My phone rang and on the other end of the line was... Joni! Holy cow, this soon? No. Not this soon. She was calling to make sure I'd gotten my V32 Q3 HM certificate! wotf019

So be warned! Joni's on the phone giving folks minor heart attacks!
by Athena
Fri May 13, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
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Views: 201809

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Well, it appears my nervous fretting was not needed. I opened my inbox this morning to their reply (and it was a yes wotf048 ). Thanks for everyone's advice/encouragement. wotf009 Big, huge congrats! I've been waiting (im)patiently for the same thing from them and mine ended up being a no day befor...
by Athena
Tue May 10, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

There are some folks who give critiques and it's like a mini-writing lesson. *cough*cough*Dustin*cough* A really good critique can change the way you look at everything.
by Athena
Tue May 10, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Thanks to all of you on this thread for todays insights, I absorb all of them and incorporate usable advice. Forumites ROCK! Now back to your regularly scheduled program. Agreed. I've been taking notes furiously! Despite having a bachelors in English, my ability to analyze stuff, frankly, stinks. I...
by Athena
Fri May 06, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

This discussion is very helpful. Thanks to those offering their experience.
by Athena
Thu May 05, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Aw, man. Sorry Preson. I was hoping you'd make five.
by Athena
Wed May 04, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Four, actually! Four out of eight ain't bad! That tells me what a great group this is! wotf013
by Athena
Wed May 04, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

24 hours are up, so I'm going to assume she's been able to call everyone!

I'm a finalist, too!

She called at 10:30 and woke me up, so I thought I might've hallucinated it, but my husband assures me it really happened! I'm 98% sure I didn't say anything weird in my sleepy stupor.

wotf058
by Athena
Mon May 02, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Agreed. I still haven't heard anything from my Friday query. I tell you what, though, I can't imagine doing the job she does. Holy moly! How does she keep up with everything? She's one person doing so much work. So, I'm just going to chill, drink an imaginary cocktail, and wait to see what happens. ...
by Athena
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

I sent a query at around 5 am central time yesterday. Still haven't heard.
by Athena
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Would they be making a third pass over the ones remaining to sort out who the final finalists are? I've completely lost my chill over this. Last night I had a dream that Dave mailed me a paper copy of my story and told me that it was a cartoonish piece of junk. Actually, he didn't say "junk,&qu...
by Athena
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

I couldn't stand it anymore. I queried. I think I might be extra twitchy because this would be a first for me. Not just at WOTF, but anywhere. :)
by Athena
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Athena, did you get the e-mail in mid-March from Joni letting you know that you've made the first cut? If not I'd send her a quick e-mail so you don't get your hopes up (or, alternately, so that you can be appropriately excited at still being in the running, which is also likely!). As far as I know...
by Athena
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

disgruntledpeony wrote:I got a semi, but I posted about it in the wee hours of the morning. If you're thinking in guessomancy terms, I wasn't on anyone's Iist (including my own) because I'm relatively new.


Congrats!!! wotf010
by Athena
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

I still haven't heard. I'm just going to assume my R is lost in the shuffle of Joni's desk.

Okay, truth is, I've gotten my hopes up. I'm sure I'm bound for disappointment. But still...
by Athena
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

This quarter might just do me in!

Looks like, according to the grinder, there's been an acceptance! Grats to whoever that was!

And big congrats to all the HMs, SHMs, and that lovely Semi-finalist! Well done everyone!
by Athena
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

I haven't heard anything. Should I reach out to Joni or just wait?
by Athena
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

A couple of weeks ago, I was convinced my story would be rejected. Nothing has changed in the intervening time, same story, no news whatsoever, yet hope has taken a strangle hold and now I am dreaming of big things. Totally irrational. Sigh. I know, I know. I feel kind of dumb getting my hopes up, ...
by Athena
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 90213

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

dantzel wrote:UGHHHHH I feel like this entry is pointing it's finger at me in an oblique your-story-is-on-my-brain sort of way and that's probably totally irrational but I still love my story and it's been Thursday for far too long.


You too, eh? wotf011

I cannot even deal with the suspense anymore.

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