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by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22510

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

KD Julicher wrote:I wonder if we'll get a Thursday this week? It feels like we must be getting close...

Close, certainly, but I'll not hold my breath yet. (Aside from to dive into my final push for Q3, that is.)
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 567
Views: 15300

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I actually have an idea, a conceptualized ending (although I prefer to write start to finish, when possible, so I haven't gotten there yet), and the first scene and a half rough-drafted for a potential Q4. It kind of happened by accident while I was waiting on feedback for my Q3. I'm usually nowhere...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23918

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I hate to break out the ol' dictionary, but it's the easiest way to clarify things: comedy —noun, plural com·e·dies. a play, movie, etc., of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance, resulting in...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23918

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Good luck to you as well, Henckel. May your tickling stick never be free of feathers. I flicked through a few stories, classed as humour and available for free on the TOR site. Clearly, my SOH is out of alignment with theirs, so perhaps I have no chance in WotF. Do keep in mind that TOR is a differ...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 909581

Re: Success!

I've sold a second story to Flame Tree Press!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... ic-fantasy
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23918

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

DoctorJest wrote:Ugh, I'm struggling so much this quarter. If I get a story in at all it'll be the product of sheer bloody mindedness.

I understand. In past quarters when I had it rough like that, I'd pick a story I'd sent a year or more previously to polish and resubmit.
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

Like I said, all will be revealed at the end. I would like to state, for the record, that I am much better at writing to assignment when I understand the purpose of said assignment beforehand. ...I am surprised several of you did these overnight. I said you had until Friday. I would have never won ...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

Got my 250 here. Will post critiques on the 500s once I have time. (I did not like this cut. The effort to balance the bones of the story with the poetic prose needed to keep the theme killed my interest in the prose by the end.) # Cousin Coyote Meets Mother Torment, 250 word version Coyote slipped ...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Multiple Entries From Same Login
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Multiple Entries From Same Login

I recently entered q2 of the contest. I subsequently entered q3 (this quarter) but I did not realise I needed to create a new login and new password for each quarterly entry. I logged in and entered using the same account as last quarter. I am now very concerned and eager to find out how this will ...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23918

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Wulf Moon wrote:Two week mark. The clock is ticking. Something is always better than nothing. You can do this!

I'm letting my story breathe a bit before I do my final push. At the latest, I'm starting my final draft on the 20th.
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23918

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I'm feeling a little pitiful at the moment. I've plotted the story and started writing it weeks ago. I could get the first draft out in a day, maybe two, if I felt human-ish again. Surgery took more out of me than I expected. I am not throwing in the towel, but as the days drag on, I wonder if that...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22510

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

chuckt wrote:By the way. You shouldn't need a new login to put in your Q3. Anyone else find the submission page confusing?

Some quarters I don't need one, some quarters I do. The submission page is glitchy as hell.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 8610

Re: Contest Questions

I am, to say the least, a 30 year old with nothing more than a high school diploma wotf017 . I have re-educated myself on grammar to the best of my ability, but this is where the dwindling confidence part comes into play. As someone who has entered the contest multiple times with varying results, I...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

Reposting with proper formatting. I initially forgot to drop the BBC in, and for some reason when I tried to edit it in later it just... wouldn't... work properly. Cousin Coyote Meets Mother Torment, Take II (500 words according to Google Docs, because I've written all of this on my phone). # Coyote...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

Cousin Coyote Meets Mother Torment, Take II (500 words according to Google Docs, because I've written all of this on my phone). # Coyote slipped into Sheriff Mallory’s skin as the man traversed Devil’s Creek. Boots squelched through russet-red clay accumulated in the arroyo from recent rains. Wind s...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

Word count after taking out title and such is 1001. Over the stated limit by two words would be a reject in WotF, and in some Flash competitions and pro zines. And it puts editors in a bad mood. They don't like it when people don't follow their guidelines. Even small infractions. Google Docs is lyi...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22510

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

wotf018 The Twitching has officially set in. Anyone want to join me under the table? I made a pillow fort to wait out the rejections. Pillow forts are the best. *offers up fuzzy blankets and hot cocoa* I brought mimosas and macarons. I'm not twitching yet, not bad, but who doesn't like mimosas and ...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

Thank you for the critique, Becky. Very much appreciated. wotf007 I worried about the use of 'colloquially' at the time. May change it in the final version. I was, perhaps, a bit slow or subtle when introducing the problems in this piece. Got caught up in the sensory immersion aspect. Good point on ...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

I don't generally have time for line by line critiques these days, but I wanted to at least give general critiques and tips for everyone who posted. DISCLAIMER: If I touch on things others have said, don't be disheartened--firstly, because I've not read others' critiques on your story in order to av...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

I went back and forth about whether to post this here or try to publish it elsewhere, but I've been wanting something new to post on my website and I think this will fit the bill. (Sidenote: I generally don't use interobangs, but the one in this story seemed to fit better than italics because of how...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

I've been working on the flash challenge, but I'm not yet certain if this thing I'm writing actually is flash or if I've inadvertently discovered something larger. I'm writing by the seat of my pants, and I'm at 893 words with no concrete idea how to get from where I am to my intended ending. Might ...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

I managed to make some progress on my Q3 yesterday, and I've potentially got some extra hours opening up today, so I may be able to write a flash piece after all. No promises, but it's definitely something I want to try if I can.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22510

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I knew nothing about the contest when I did my Q2 and it crosses some lines--one line I would be too embarrassed to admit. wotf004 It's all good. The entries are anonymous, and you can always fix it or send it elsewhere if it does get an R. Mid June at the earliest don't you think? Depends on what ...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

The dragons and I seem to be cycling through illness after illness right now (summer colds, WHEE). This makes writing even harder than it otherwise would be, if only because my head currently feels like it's full of pudding. I think I can still finish my Q3 in time, but I'm struggling with that as i...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22510

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

thewritescott wrote:Why is nobody twitching?

Oh, I'm twitching, but I can't afford to twitch too much because I need to finish my Q3 (which is proving to be a tough write).
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1927
Views: 56459

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

wotf009 I will have this on your desk ASAP, sir. Won't posting it here preclude the ability to submit it for publishing, though? Interesting thought. Maybe. Personally I wouldn't count it. No many will see it and fewer will read. There is no publishing intent. And it will quickly sink into the page...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 22510

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

V31 Q2 - rejections reported on May 26th. Perhaps we should be twitching after all. I've looked at Dave's podcast - Hook - check; Fresh idea - check; Engages from page 1 - check; etc - but I've thought that with previous stories. This one was only my second story written specifically for WotF. My l...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23918

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Searched for it on Netflix - found out it was on Prime. Damn. I like everything Gaiman writes. Pratchett - not so much. Sheen and Tennant tend to add something to a part. It is, in fact, on Prime. My husband has a Prime account, so we got lucky there. They do have a 30 day free trial, and Prime Vid...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23918

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

TimE wrote:I guess the Good Omens series is going to bring a plague of stories involving angels and demons.

Possibly. wotf019 The book is amazing, and the first two episodes (which are all I've had time to watch thus far) are appropriately delightful.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon May 27, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 572
Views: 23918

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Rough prose draft finished. Now I just need to make it not suck. wotf019

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