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by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 30252

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I’ve been emailing Joni due to some issues with the email I submitted under, and she let me know this morning that it will more likely be sometime mid-late next week. So maybe next Thursday! Okay, good to know-- <pops open his umbrella as the bomber rumbles past and the sound of whistling ordnance ...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 71
Views: 1699

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I'm ready to start, but can't make myself get up in the AM. I'm out of the habit. Anyone have any tips for getting butt out of bed and into chair? Screaming babies tend to help me do that. wotf002 (Seriously, though--maybe some energetic music or something? Coffee does it for some people, but I don...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 262081

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Reuben wrote:Anyone submitted to Asimov's recently? I submitted a week ago and haven't yet been rejected. Is this normal?

I've had a story with them two or three weeks, but it hasn't been read yet. (Still shows as 'Received' in their queue.) I think they're just moving slowly.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 30252

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I am going to submit a story that is second person, future tense. I am going to use my college education for evil. Anyone who reads it will die from excessive groaning and eye-rolling. Pompous writing as a weapon of war. I am a monster. I am death. I am the destroyer of worlds. One of my two curren...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 242
Views: 12945

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Sent in my first ever submission this quarter! It was all of 16,872 words ... and of course, I submitted before I read Moon's SUPER SECRET Posts. wotf012 (I'm guessing I should probably focus more on submitting a true short story in the future than an excerpt of my larger novel???) The true benefit...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 30252

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I got HMs for my first two entries to the contest and am awaiting Q2 results with interest as the story I submitted for it I think is better than the first two. Watch me get my first rejection now... This is in contrast to my Q3 entry, which I really don’t like very much at all. Right there with yo...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 824
Views: 262081

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

A personal rejection from Analog! "suggest you try us again" and "like your style of writing." (swoon) Analog and Asimov's are at the tippy-top of my most-wanted list. A sale would have been great but I'm on cloud nine this morning. Awesomeness. wotf007 wotf010 Those are good, s...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 30252

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

LOL. So that just popped the bubble. Do we know if he and Kary tag-team first-reading or is she the slush reader and Dave reviews what makes it past her? Kary's the first reader, so she reads every entry, then determines which ones she should send to Dave. Ooof! What a big job. Dave used to do it a...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 71
Views: 1699

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

TimE wrote:I'm in. So I can stop editing and write something new.

Woot! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 30252

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Wulf Moon wrote:
Feranox wrote:Awesome, thank you; waiting is particularly hard when you love the piece. Good luck, all.


The best cure for the anxiety is to write your next. wotf008


Truth!
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 30252

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Quick question: last November I was informed my story received an honorable mention several weeks before the actual results were announced—is this typical? Have the HMs gone out, or are we expecting them with the flood of Rs (and Joni’s special calls, which I refuse to think about at the moment)? T...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 71
Views: 1699

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I'm strongly considering using the story I wrote for Baen's Fantasy Adventure Award contest, but I'm not 100% decided. (If I do, I could enter early again. XD)
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Horrid fiction?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Horrid fiction?

Personally, I find reading good writing more helpful than reading bad writing, because I have an easier time learning what to do than what not to do. But to each their own.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4238
Views: 1013650

Re: Success!

wotf049 wotf049 I submitted for the first time to a pro-paying market--Science Fiction and Fantasy, I was worried it would give me a bad name and maybe I should push it off, and I got a "didn't win me over"! I'm a little stunned. Can anyone confirm that this still means something good? Th...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 242
Views: 12945

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Not the first time this glitch has happened. Keep trying--and e-mailing Joni is definitely not a bad option, because if nothing else she can get your story in as a paper sub.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4238
Views: 1013650

Re: Success!

I sold three stories last month, two to Sci Phi Journal and one to Speculative North, a new semipro zine out of Toronto. One of the two to SPJ is out: https://www.sciphijournal.org/index.php/2020/06/26/the-meaning-of-his-own-words/ The first edition of Speculative North is also out, albeit not the ...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 242
Views: 12945

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I've slipped behind, and won't quite make it in for this quarter. A bunch of little things killed my momentum and energy, so while I'm close, I'm going to look to punt this back, get it ready for Q4, and then get an early start on my next Q1. Do you have an older story you might be able to polish u...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 242
Views: 12945

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I've slipped behind, and won't quite make it in for this quarter. A bunch of little things killed my momentum and energy, so while I'm close, I'm going to look to punt this back, get it ready for Q4, and then get an early start on my next Q1. Do you have an older story you might be able to polish u...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 242
Views: 12945

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

First time poster, though I read these forums voraciously around the time stories are due to reassure myself that other people are panicking as much as I am. I have a story I've been working on for this quarter but it doesn't feel ready. On the other hand, I have a story that got a silver honorable...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 30252

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Heh. I had a long talk with Joni yesterday, and she didn’t drop a clue about Q2 results, alas. I did discover she’s been enjoying pictures of Disgruntledpeony’s baby pictures, so there is that. :) Oh god. wotf019 We talk a bit in post-results e-mails sometimes, and I've been sending her pics of the...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 242
Views: 12945

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

LoyalRam wrote:Thanks for the advice. I removed the original post, but it won't affect the responses with my original words. I guess I'll hope they don"t recognize the story from my post and I post incognito with my user name, so there is that...

All fixed. :)
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 242
Views: 12945

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

HermioneLee wrote:Editing your posts can change the words shown in the responses

Honestly, I don't think it does? It will change for people who try to quote it after changes have been made, but not for quotes made beforehand. People can edit their posts to alter or delete the quotes, though.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 242
Views: 12945

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I don't think you have to worry about that. Disgruntledpeony ca back me up, but I'm pretty sure that she does it all the time, so much so that Dave even knows which are her stories. (Also, if you could submit the very same story, you could certainly submit a similar one.) I don't do exactly the sam...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 30252

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

nreavis wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:Maybe a little bit. *sets up pillow fort, crawls inside*


Any extra room in that pillow fort? I have cookies :)

Always. It's bigger on the inside. wotf011
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 534
Views: 30252

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

babooher wrote:Anyone else have a sphincter tighten up a bit after reading that they are trying to get Q2 done in the next two weeks?

Maybe a little bit. *sets up pillow fort, crawls inside*
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4238
Views: 1013650

Re: Success!

Awesome, Milo! wotf007 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 55
Views: 23137

Re: Avatar Trouble

So are the avatar changes working? Time to change mine, but don't want to end up with the little x in the upper left circa Netscape 1.0. It was a couple months back... only one way to find out, I guess. Back when it wasn't working, it just... wouldn't let me change mine. No X happened because I alr...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets
Replies: 9
Views: 574

Experimenting with Exercises from Wulf's Super Secrets

I was interested in doing Wulf's dialogue exercise from the Super Secrets thread , but didn't want to take up extra space in the thread because I'm not currently an active participant in the workshop. As such, I figured, why not start a thread where forumites who aren't part of the workshop can stil...

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