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by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 2797

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

I just read the interview that Preston did with May S. Ruiz. Ruiz says Preston is vying for the Golden Pen Award with his story. Are all winning writers eligible for the Golden Pen? I thought it was always some of them. ~Morgan If I'm remembering correctly, the four 1st Place winners vie for the Go...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 180
Views: 6948

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

"Thank you for your submission!" I am assuming all is well. wotf017 That's the first confirmation. There should be another arriving shortly. That one may take longer than normal because of the impending awards ceremony. I think Joni may actually send those out (yes, as a form e-mail, but ...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Password Reset E-mails
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Password Reset E-mails

If anyone noticed me congratulating last Quarter's winners 3 months late, it's because I can only reach the forum on a tablet I don't access often. wotf008 I've tried the password reset function a few times but never receive the e-mails. They're not in my spam. Is anyone aware of a problem? It took...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 764
Views: 212652

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

DaneCurley wrote:Today: "We look forward to reading more of your work in the future and hope that this piece finds a home as well."

Well that is a very nice way to say "not this time!"

It means they want you to send them more. That's a good sign! wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 70
Views: 3055

Re: 4 in 36

I'm in for Q1 and Q2, switched back to writing a crime novel at the moment. My intention is not to think about Q3 until late May. 4 weeks ought to be plenty - hadn't it? That's the hope, aye. I'm not sure what to write for my Q3 yet. My brain keeps wanting to gear toward another weird western, but ...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 795
Views: 20119

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

Good job Megan! So. Who has the time machine we can use to check out Q2 results? I finally have an idea for a new story. I get fairly excited when I come up with something that I think has a chance to become a story. It can be my Q4 if I don't come up with anything better between now and the Q4 dea...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 180
Views: 6948

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I thought I got back to you about your stories. Did you not get my e-mails? Glad Q3 is going well, in any case. wotf007 I did get it. And I browsed it. I knew it needed some work but I didn't believe it was that much. Cause for hesitation. Need to focus more. on the Try/Fail scenario(s). Try/fail s...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 795
Views: 20119

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

Dragonchef wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:In with a fresh story as of 3/30/2019.

Pushing the envelope. I like it.

I didn't like it, but I made it in and that's the important thing. wotf019 I like to have my story in a week or two in advance when possible.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 180
Views: 6948

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Dragonchef wrote:Me too! Should have waited until I heard from Peony, though. Now I'm scared.
Q3, however, is going quite well.

I thought I got back to you about your stories. Did you not get my e-mails?

Glad Q3 is going well, in any case. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 70
Views: 3055

Re: 4 in 36

Dragonchef wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:I'm officially halfway there. wotf007

Halfway thru your Q3? Wow! I'm only a quarter in--1st draft, that is. wotf042

No, no--I've submitted to the first two quarters. wotf019 Not even close to knowing what my Q3 will be yet, although I have a few possibilities in mind.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 52
Views: 16293

Re: Avatar Trouble

RSchibler wrote:wotf001 I’m not great at math, but that’s one too few babies for my satisfaction.

Just kidding, cute photo wotf011

It's just my picture with the best hair. wotf019 My favorite pic of the boys doesn't size well for avatars.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 70
Views: 3055

Re: 4 in 36

I'm officially halfway there. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18116

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

chuckt wrote:
R.W.Ware wrote:Joni said we'd know by next week.


Which starts Monday! wotf003

I'll put my chips down . . . on Wednesday.

It's the week of the gala--I'm hesitant to gamble.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18116

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Hmm, Heard about Dave's heart attack and all that. Therefore there will be delays with the results. Okay, under the circumstances I have no problem with. But did he send out some rejections before the heart attack? I remember a rejection, maybe, for quarter one. Maybe I am remembering the previous ...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 52
Views: 16293

Re: Avatar Trouble

Avatars are still up and running, as is evidenced by the fact that I've finally changed mine. >_>
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 795
Views: 20119

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

In with a fresh story as of 3/30/2019.
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Sex and Cursing in your Story
Replies: 30
Views: 848

Re: Sex and Cursing in your Story

Aw, nobody got my frelling reference? Frack! I'm so old... I got it, Wulf. Farscape was my jam back in the day--as was The Invisible Man, which aired on the same night for a bit. The characters in Farscape were wonderful. YES! We used to have pizza parties on Friday nights to watch it. *leans in cl...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Sex and Cursing in your Story
Replies: 30
Views: 848

Re: Sex and Cursing in your Story

Wulf Moon wrote:Aw, nobody got my frelling reference? Frack! I'm so old...

I got it, Wulf. Farscape was my jam back in the day--as was The Invisible Man, which aired on the same night for a bit. The characters in Farscape were wonderful.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18116

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Well, I just got an e-mail explaining why we don't have results yet, so there's that. It mentioned Dave's illness and said Joni hopes to have contest results going out next week. (She also encouraged submitting to Q2.)
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18116

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Thanks. Any chance for results tonight? Looks like they were done on a Tuesday night Q4 last year. wotf017 Allow me to let you in on an open secret: Every day is Thursday. (Translation: they can come any day, but Thursday was kind of 'the day' for awhile, so we refer to it as Thursday regardless.)
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 174
Views: 4535

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I still have no idea what kind of story I'll be aiming for, this quarter. wotf019 I'll get there eventually, I'm sure.
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18116

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

John Goodwin, president of Author Services, said on an FB post that results should be in by the end of the month for Q1. Thursday cometh. Cool! I figured out my Q1 is doomed. I put it in before finding this forum and Dave's tips. Even if it were otherwise good enough (which I don't assume) there ar...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 67
Views: 19482

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

I made it in on the last day. XD Not with a new story, but still.
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18116

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Dragonchef wrote:
Wulf Moon wrote:John Goodwin, president of Author Services, said on an FB post that results should be in by the end of the month for Q1.

Thursday cometh.

Did he mention as to which month he was referring? wotf019

We've still got a week left in this one.
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: How do you write eloquently?
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: How do you write eloquently?

Basic recommendations include: Read more. Write more. Edit what you've written. Read books about writing. Utilize a style guide when necessary. (The most important of all these steps is, in fact, the writing part. Practice, practice, practice.)
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 70
Views: 3055

Re: 4 in 36

Making a submission this quarter is not going to happen. My recovery from knee surgery has progressed well but it's impact on my sleep has been substantial. A lack of uninterrupted sleep leaves me with very little energy to spare much less be creative. wotf014 Hopefully another month and I'll truly...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 795
Views: 20119

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

Okay Wulf and Brittany. Got first draft finished on my Q3 entry! Chuck--you should edit your post to remove specific details of your entry. This contest is anonymous, and we wouldn't want your story to get disqualified because you said something on the forum that could be traced back to you. Doah! ...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 795
Views: 20119

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

chuckt wrote:Okay Wulf and Brittany. Got first draft finished on my Q3 entry!

Chuck--you should edit your post to remove specific details of your entry. This contest is anonymous, and we wouldn't want your story to get disqualified because you said something on the forum that could be traced back to you.
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18116

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I know i'm wishful thinking and Rebecca mentioned April, but did anyone get a phone call from Joni today? A simple yes or no will suffice-no details. Just want to relax. Not that I am not relaxed. It is Friday Eve, after all. Based on previous experience, we'll probably get a first wave of rejectio...

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