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by disgruntledpeony
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 74976

Re: Galaxy's Edge

george nik. wrote:I'm trying to be cool about it, so I'll just re-post the line-up (without setting my name in bold wotf003 )


I saw that and was super excited. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 741
Views: 206448

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

It's been a long time since I posted to this thread, but I feel that I must. Editor's telling me that he enjoyed my story, it held his attention right up to the end, and he goes on to say that it was his favorite for the week. He doesn't buy it, though. (sigh) Give me form acceptances, any time. Th...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 741
Views: 206448

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

C.C. Finlay seems to be good for personals, I've noticed. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 741
Views: 206448

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Well I'm pretty excited. Just got a personal rejection from F&SF, and it's my first personal outside of Writers of the Future! I know it's technically still a rejection, but it makes me feel like people are finally starting to take notice of my writing. wotf007 Glad to hear you feel that way. w...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 critique exhange - 7000+ Sci Fi
Replies: 11
Views: 2618

Re: Q4 critique exhange - 7000+ Sci Fi

I need a couple of weeks before I'll be sane enough to do any critiquing, but I'll be willing to exchange stories with you at that point. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 15514

Re: Avatar Trouble

J'nae Rae wrote:Ok, most pics I have online are on Facebook, but it doesn't seem to want to let me link there. Any suggestions?

Photobucket tends to work for me.
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 741
Views: 206448

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I got my first personal, today--from F&SF, no less. It's a wonderfully bittersweet moment.
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 33
Replies: 37
Views: 7376

Re: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Submitted June 30th. Got a Silver HM on September 16th.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985798

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

george nik. wrote:Btw, disgruntledpeony is 16 characters wotf011

A 16-character limit, then. wotf001 Clearly I remembered it wrong.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 226358

Re: Five Minute Rant

I've been diligently sending out my semi-finalist from Q1. So far, all I've gotten is a handful of form rejections. It doesn't help that one of the markets I desperately want to send it to (Shimmer Magazine) is closed until September. wotf016

Ahh well. Back to editing my entry for Q3. wotf042
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985798

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This is a peony (or paeonia) from my garden. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MUVhygjsMj8/TUbpGkD4WUI/AAAAAAAAW20/V-Dk78MnsxUJzlZ-NKqQhdaZ1zRIPUWZACCo/s640/PICT0002-1.JPG Sometimes known in Scotland as peony roses (though they aren't rosae). I once attempted to read The Hobbit but failed. I have ...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985798

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

How can flowers sulk? By wilting? Disgruntled Peony... This is a sign of fatigue. Storysinger wrote: "Only 216 to go. Everyone that views this message do something to help me stop posting on this thread. wotf004" Not you. Lol. Uh... wotf004 wotf027 wotf025 wotf037 wotf044 wotf051 wotf029 ...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985798

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

By the way, Peony, I love the quote in your signature! wotf019 Glad you enjoy it, Emily. wotf007 If I remember correctly, it's from one of Twain's essays... I read it over a decade ago and have been using the quote for my signature ever since. How can flowers sulk? By wilting? Actually, Peony is my...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985798

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

storysinger wrote:Only 216 to go. Everyone that views this message do something to help me stop posting on this thread. wotf004


*does the Snoopy Dance*
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824798

Re: Success!

george nik. wrote:A new sale, and finally a great one: Mike Resnick bought my story for Galaxy's Edge. wotf003 wotf015

I still can't really believe it.

Congratulations! wotf010
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824798

Re: Success!

Not many people top Nick in world building. If you haven't read it, pick up his winning WotF story. HUGE. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TC8FRM Only $0.99 on Kindle. I shall definitely put it on my list, although I'd prefer a hard copy to a digital one (which is still well within my price range). I ...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Submit, submit, submit
Replies: 24
Views: 5084

Re: Submit, submit, submit

God, I feel like such a newb. wotf001 I've only got one story making the rounds right now--two once I manage to get in my Q3 submission at the next-to-last minute. wotf019
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824798

Re: Success!

I did say I'd provide a link once my story Salto Mortal was free to read. http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/salto-mortal/ I hope everyone enjoys it. I read this story and it left a heavy emotional impact on me. It's *really* good. I could tell there was a lot of research and world-building ...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jun 05, 2016 3:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2564
Views: 475408

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Kristy! I've been wondering about why new people hadn't been registering, actually. This explains a lot.
by disgruntledpeony
Sun May 22, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 63967

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

I need to tweak a couple of things (I left a few blank spots that need to have words inserted), but otherwise I finished the rough draft of my story last night. Right around 3k words at the moment. I've already had thoughts on how to improve the story, but I feel it's best to let it sit for a bit an...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed May 18, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 63967

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

I didn't manage to finish my story in one day, but I did get through a rough draft of everything except the climax scene. 1911 words. I'm going to finish the rest of it tomorrow. wotf009 (I have the feeling the story will need a lot more fleshing out during the second draft. A lot of this rough draf...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun May 15, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 63967

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

I couldn't do this yesterday or today because of work combined with social obligations, but I've decided to make the attempt on either Monday or Wednesday (I work the morning those days and have ostensibly free afternoons). If you want to send the prompt my way feel free; I think I can come up with ...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed May 04, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 741
Views: 206448

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

amoskalik wrote:My interpretation is submit a new story because of the last line "best of luck in placing this elsewhere".

That's what I'd be thinking too, under the circumstances.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue May 03, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824798

Re: Success!

Very nice, Emily! I was thoroughly impressed. (I personally think yours was one of the best ones there.) wotf010
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 226358

Re: Five Minute Rant

pardon me for venting on something else so soon. But this keeps bothering me more and more and it is related to my last comments. Watching an online workshop and the teacher mentioned something that he and other pros have said a few times. Part of getting better is writing and learning. Those two I...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 226358

Re: Five Minute Rant

Me again Always not a good idea to assume what others are thinking with little evidence, but I wouldn't be surprised if Edith Maor either hopes I would stop sending stories or learn how not to have clumsy writing. All of my use of sensory description in creating the setting, trying to follow what D...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824798

Re: Success!

I have a lot of reading material ahead of me. Oh my. wotf006

Kudos to everyone on this list, by the way! Everything I've read thus far has been excellent. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: AE Micro 7
Replies: 37
Views: 6430

Re: AE Micro 7

I read through the previous contest results and I have to say, I'm impressed. Every one of those entries was amazing.

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