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by izanobu
Sat Oct 30, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Re: Success!

Woohooo, Brandlepack! That's a good way to DQ for the contest. Good luck with your books :)
by izanobu
Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 69520

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

I loved Farscape also. Peacekeeper Wars is the finale, I believe, and I think it's more like 4 hours? It wasn't a bad end, if a little abrupt.
by izanobu
Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Re: Success!

I've been reading all Daily SF's stuff. I didn't expect them to mean just sci/fi as defined by a narrow definition, so I guess I don't have a problem with them publishing everything. So far the stories have been mostly good, and I've liked getting little bites of fiction in my email each night (I'm ...
by izanobu
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Re: Success!

Wha? novels? Oh... um... friday. done by friday. Well, one will be. Then I have to take a break and write something for Q4...
by izanobu
Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Re: Success!

Woohoo, Greg. Remember... you don't DQ until you have four professional rate sales (some argue that they have to be literally SFWA qualifying market sales, I'm not sure on that one) and all are published (or a novel sale that's published etc...). So until the stories all appear in print, you're good...
by izanobu
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:05 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Re: Success!

sweet, skadder! great art, too.
by izanobu
Thu Aug 05, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Re: Success!

my sale will destroy life as we know it? sounds like a Dr Who plot there, soulmirror ;)
by izanobu
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Re: Success!

I got two more pro slots to fill, Jackie ;) This last one took a year and a half of submitting to get, so we'll see. I think I've still got a few quarters in me :)
by izanobu
Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Re: Success!

thanks, guys.
lol, michael- guess I just gotta write more, more quickly :P but i'm cool with publishers thwarting my race score with monies ;)
by izanobu
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Re: Success!

Just made my first pro-rate fiction sale (second sale ever overall). More details to follow once the contracts are signed etc...
by izanobu
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

congrats, AR :)
by izanobu
Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Prisoner, I think that's one reason why the numbers thing is so important. If you depended on ONE editor or ONE story (that's sitting in a slush pile for a year or more) for a living, it would get horrible and frustrating as hell. But there's a reason a lot of pro writers have race scores in the 50'...
by izanobu
Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Yeah, I just fire and forget with stories. I figure if they aren't back after 6 months I'll check on the status (except at some places like the New Yorker, which can take a year or more to respond, if they ever do). It's easier not to think about it and just write the stories and get them out. Eithe...
by izanobu
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

I imagine, Prisoner, that writing could totally do both (ie keep your brains alive AND give you extra income). Just keep at it. Publishing is, in the end, a numbers game.
by izanobu
Mon May 24, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Prisoner- as a genre writer (whatever that means :) ), I'm expecting to make a living, eventually. Having learned more about how writing as a business works, I realize this will take a few years, but writing is my day job. There's a lot of leeway between "broke" and Rowling or King :)
by izanobu
Thu May 20, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Yay Wimmer :) And yeah, a spreadsheet or database makes things so much easier (at least for the obsessive types like me).
by izanobu
Mon May 17, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Congrats, Wimmer! :)
by izanobu
Sat May 08, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Congrats, Skadder!

(Alex- yay, write a story a week... AND MAIL IT!) ;)
by izanobu
Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

It's not exactly success yet, but I'm still pretty thrilled... I just got the first response back on my novel submission (I sent out 5 queries to editors back in the end of Feb). Editor requested a full!!! Now, to wait 6-12 months to hear anything. That's why I like short fiction better, heh *grin*
by izanobu
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Congrats, Dave!
by izanobu
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Congrats Joey! That rocks and sounds like major fun :)
by izanobu
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

thanks, Jeff. It's the only flash piece I've ever written either (in my adult life anyway). I tried to write another one, it ended up being 2,000 words. Fail!
by izanobu
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Go Alastair! :)

my story is up at AlienSkin btw, link is here: http://www.alienskinmag.com/flash11.htm (yeah yeah, uncontrolled pimpage, sorry ;) )
by izanobu
Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

well, yes. improve your writing, goes almost without saying.

i meant more for each story. send it to y, rejected. send to x, rejected. plan c through z? send to somewhere else, hope for different results :)
by izanobu
Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

yeah, the spouse thing Brad mentions is nice :)

just do the same thing over and over and hope for different results ;)
by izanobu
Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Thanks guys.

It's a flash fiction story, will be up at Alienskin magazine in for their Feb/March issue.

I'm pretty stoked :)
by izanobu
Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

no, semi rate (works out to about 1.5 cents a word).

I'm still solidly eligible for WotF :)
by izanobu
Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

I just made my first sale... I'll update when I can say what it was (not a WotF thing, don't worry). Going to dance on rooftops now :)
by izanobu
Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 69520

I'm excited about Game of Thrones too. I'm really enjoying V and Stargate Universe. I also watch Dollhouse (or was, until they took it off, but hopefully they'll air the final episodes). I like Lost, but have only watched the first season so far. Also a fan of Dr Who and intend to watch Torchwood at...
by izanobu
Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882799

Awesome, Alastair!

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