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by izanobu
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 242959

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Those are really cool covers! Good luck with the stories!
by izanobu
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025585

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I've never gotten a finalist. I must not be writing at a pro level yet. wotf024 That's danger thinking. I do know some people who write very well who have never gotten anything but straight rejections from this contest. I won't out the particular people I'm thinking of, since they don't post here, b...
by izanobu
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025585

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

But the rating system here doesn't let you know where you are. It lets you know where that story was . My Q4, 2011 was a straight rejection. Does that mean my writing is worse now because I usually get HMs? Of course not. It just means that story didn't fit this market. That's the danger of taking t...
by izanobu
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025585

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

You make good points, George. Here are my counter-points. 1) Non-winning finalists can still be published in the anthology. Slim chance, but 100% more of a chance than a non-finalist gets. So being a finalist at all can still mean money and publication. Hence me setting the "win" bar at fi...
by izanobu
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025585

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Here is how I tell if data is useful. 1) Did I get a phone call saying I'm a finalist? If not, go to step 2 2) I didn't win/have no chance of winning/am rejected See? Anyone else's data doesn't help ME. I either get a finalist call or I'm rejected. That's how the contest works. It might seem otherwi...
by izanobu
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237131

Re: Five Minute Rant

I made 18 dollars with my first sale (which was also my first year of writing income). Let them laugh. wotf004

(for what it's worth, I made 430 the next year and 2,962 last year. I'm already at 1,430 for this year. It does grow, if you keep writing. Keep your chin up.)
by izanobu
Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862014

Re: Success!

Woohoo! That's awesome, Steve!
by izanobu
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1173
Views: 237131

Re: Five Minute Rant

I don't even read my rejections anymore. I just open them, scan quickly to make sure it's a rejection (usually takes a sentence or two) and file. I get too annoyed and unhappy if I read them, especially the personal ones. I'm never going to sell that story to that editor, so I don't give a sh*t why ...
by izanobu
Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025585

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Really, I could just stay out of this forum period. I mean, I'll get my own personal results via email. Somehow this stupid contest has always been the one thing I can't fire and forget like my other submissions. I agonize every quarter as results time comes around, for no good reason at all.
by izanobu
Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025585

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Just before dawn is false dawn, when the sky generally turns greyish. It's actually pretty light. I never got the point of that quote, since the darkest hour is actually long before dawn. wotf008 I also can't wait for the day when I can ignore this section of the forum. I intend to still lurk around...
by izanobu
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025585

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Yeah, I'm getting a million invitations and announcements as well. I really wish they would finish up results so I can just unsubscribe. But I don't want to accidentally block results and I'm not sure if unsubscribing would do that. wotf004
by izanobu
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Commissioning Cover Art?
Replies: 22
Views: 19327

Re: Commissioning Cover Art?

That site is CRACK though for looking through various designs and stuff. You can see the winning and runner-up designs on other people's projects and see what works or not. It's a great way to waste time wotf008
by izanobu
Thu Mar 22, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862014

Re: Success!

By the way, my lemur story is now up for free on Daily SF's site: http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/ ... t-of-words
by izanobu
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025585

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It ain't gonna happen, folks. Don't get your hopes up.

(no, I haven't heard anything. But I don't expect to since I'm 99% sure I'll get an HM or Silver HM and I haven't seen any of those responses going out yet)
by izanobu
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862014

Re: Success!

I pro'd out when the 4th qualifying story was published (ie tonight). I could have slid a Q2 story in under the wire but I made a choice to not submit anything this quarter. You are eligible right up to the point you aren't, so if you want to get a final story in once you know the date of your pro-i...
by izanobu
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862014

Re: Success!

Thanks guys.

And with Daily SF sending out my story tonight, I am finally officially pro'd out of contest.

Good night, all. And better luck than I had. wotf008
by izanobu
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862014

Re: Success!

Sold an SF novelette to GiGaNotoSaurus, it'll be appearing in June I'm told.
by izanobu
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 242959

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

That's a cool cover, Bard.
by izanobu
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 242959

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Nook is epub.
by izanobu
Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025585

Re: Q1 Volume 29

I think I lost all my sanity points just reading this thread.

Go write, people. Geez.
by izanobu
Mon Feb 27, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862014

Re: Success!

Congrats! 168 is definitely persistence.

(says the person with probably close to 500 rejections now. Sigh)
by izanobu
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: The Hunger Games Series Paperback/Publishers Are Lame
Replies: 13
Views: 6293

Re: The Hunger Games Series Paperback/Publishers Are Lame

Nah. Though I read them all on my Kindle. :) I tried to buy the extended Return of the King recently. Both places near me that sell dvds were out of copies. One said they could order it for me and it would take a couple weeks. The other said they had more copies coming in and it would be there in ab...
by izanobu
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 242959

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Thanks, Bard. That story was one of the ones that got me into Clarion and is still one of my favorite stories that I've written. The third Gryphonpike Chronicles novella is done and published (now with more dueling!): http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad118/doomedmuse/GPC03a-AStonesThrowthumb.png D...
by izanobu
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 242959

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

They can be read in any order. wotf008

Mmm, Skyrim. The main reason I haven't gotten more work done lately. wotf011
by izanobu
Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 242959

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

The next Gryphonpike Chronicles novella is out: http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad118/doomedmuse/GPC02a-TwiceDrownedDragonthumb.png Description: The mute elven archer known only as Killer. Azyrin, a half Winter-orc shaman and his human swordswoman bride, Makha. Drake, the charming, swashbuckling ...
by izanobu
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 73239

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

klaatu wrote:Do NOT ask how I got hold of this - let's just say someone on the inside let me see it. The announcement isn't due for another month or so. Congratulations, Brad!


http://www.flickr.com/photos/66990948@N08/6800128571/



Steve
(who can't seem to upload the picture here....)



ROFLMALOLZ
by izanobu
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500521

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

And since I've gotten to use my Irish in real life situations, I maintain it was worth learning. I didn't realize you're one of the people I have to worry might pronounce my name correctly! wotf001 It's possible. No idea how my accent/pronunciation has fared these long years without much practice. ...
by izanobu
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500521

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Yeah, you definitely picked an example that is still really close to Anglo-saxon. Many of those words are straight out of the OE. (Why yes, I *do* know two useless, old languages. <-- medieval studies degree for teh win). I also studied Latin, but I consider that useful since it showed me how langua...
by izanobu
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862014

Re: Success!

Wahoo, sold another story to DSF. This is the second of mine that DSF have picked up and my third sale wotf008 The first one they bought a few months ago was flash fiction and this one is almost 4000 words. So, I am pretty stoked with that! wotf007 W00t! Yeah, selling them longer stories is awesome...
by izanobu
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: "Beautiful" Prose
Replies: 74
Views: 36692

Re: "Beautiful" Prose

If you want to read someone newer who writes awesome prose, my fellow Clarionaut Brooke Bolander pretty much blows the socks off her prose. She's fresh out of Clarion and has already sold stories to Strange Horizons and Lightspeed/Fantasy. You can read one of her Clarion stories here: http://www.lig...

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