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by izanobu
Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: big names
Replies: 2
Views: 2744

Re: big names

"$15.00 in 1941 had the same buying power as $240.08 in 2012." Lot easier to make a living on fiction back then... what with the rates for stories being almost the same as today and there being many more publications. It's sad, kinda, that I get paid 5 cents a word now and someone selling ...
by izanobu
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251035

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Posted a collection of 3 stories featuring my character Remy Pigeon: http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad118/doomedmuse/DuskShiver3storiesthumb.png Description: Three paranormal mystery short stories featuring Creole gentleman Remy Pigeon. Remy Pigeon has a gift, or a curse. He touches objects and ...
by izanobu
Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Yep, no call for me.

So there ends my WotF run. Have fun kids!
by izanobu
Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Someone on another forum reported getting an HM today, so some results seem to be going out...
by izanobu
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I could remove a little of the suspense for you all, but I think I'll just let you stew some more instead.

That said, I'd be shocked if we heard anything tomorrow.

Do with this info what you will.

wotf008
by izanobu
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm reading mostly romances and thrillers these days. Working my way through Jeffery Deaver's books right now. Finished up all the Alex Cross books by Patterson recently. Almost all the way through Sanford's Prey series as well (17 of the 21 books read so far).
by izanobu
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898532

Re: Success!

by izanobu
Tue May 15, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251035

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

W00t, Tom!

My first audiobook is out, too. It's one of my Gryphonpike Chronicles novellas: Witch Hunt
http://www.audible.com/pd/ref=mp_ja_1_1 ... B0082D7B9K
by izanobu
Sun May 13, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251035

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

I updated the cover for my fantasy novel "A Heart in Sun & Shadow":
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by izanobu
Wed May 09, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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This Annie will never forgive you.

Most of my friends call me Nobu. Thank god.
by izanobu
Tue May 08, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 131927

Re: Cover Workshop

Kary, you might not want to use that girl without more modifications. Here's why:
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by izanobu
Tue May 08, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898532

Re: Success!

I sold the story I wrote for Mirror Shards 2 also, so I'll be joining you all in the ToC.

It's my 12th short story sale.
by izanobu
Thu May 03, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 131927

Re: Cover Workshop

I made a giant blog post with forthcoming works of mine and many many covers if you all want to check out a little shiny: http://overactive.wordpress.com/2012/05 ... ver-pr0nz/
by izanobu
Wed May 02, 2012 8:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

KD said that HMs were the top 10-15%... which means that each quarter probably receives 800-1200 entries. KJA's number seems way too high, even for a yearly total.
by izanobu
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Can I press 0 for being done? No? Final entry. I'm cursed that this is dragging out so long. I'm not going to win and yet the universe wants me to stay in limbo for as long as possible. Argh.
by izanobu
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It'll be a new judge. New tastes. I don't think we can assume anything.
by izanobu
Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I think we all got the same hold email. I know some of the HMs and rejections were from paper submissions, so she'd at least started them. However, I don't think a "hold" means anything more than KD wanted to give those stories another read before she made her final decisions. So, as much ...
by izanobu
Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I hope that guy didn't actually title his story what he calls it in his blog, because he just disqualified himself probably if he did (great way to kill your anonymity, sigh). Maybe someone should comment over there and tell him so he can delete the title?
by izanobu
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

You rang? Someone said my name at least 3 times... Anyway... I doubt I'll win. But you can also root for me to win because no one else is going to get up on stage covered in tattoos with a 10 inch blue mohawk... (It's only around 3 inches right now, but I'm growing it. By this time next year, it sho...
by izanobu
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Those acceptances aren't finalists who have been called. Just FYI. I highly doubt calls will be going out for a while judging from the email I got today. Apparently KD hadn't made her final decisions, so it will be up to the new judge, whoever that is, to sort those out. Some of us are in for an eve...
by izanobu
Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

These percentages are sort of meaningless. One, the number of Honorable Mentions varies. There might be none this quarter (small chance, but still, it could happen). Two, a story that does not fit what the contest wants will always have a 0% chance of winning. A story that is awesome and fits the co...
by izanobu
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 74674

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

Why would Brad do that to his writing life? Judging WotF is a huge, involved process that takes a lot of hours. Brad already has a military job, a civilian job, is a writer, and mods the forums. He'd have to be making enough money from the judging gig to replace at least the civ job, I imagine, and ...
by izanobu
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251035

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

My three Gryphonpike Chronicles novellas are all free today. They won't be again (pulling them from Select after the experiment). Links are here if you want them: http://overactive.wordpress.com/read-my-fiction/gryphonpike-chronicles/ Also, got a map made for the series. It's pretty. http://i927.pho...
by izanobu
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Actually, this all started when I said that duotropery wasn't useful. I still don't think it is. Asking "hey, what kind of story got an HM or made finalist here?" can be useful. Asking "hey, when did you submit that story that got rejected?" isn't, in my opinion. That's what I fe...
by izanobu
Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Fixed my signature. You are right, listing rejections in my sig is silly unless I'm going to list all of them and I don't have the room or patience to count (I'm over 400 and not quite to 500 yet, I think). Being rejected shouldn't give anyone credibility. Saying stuff that makes sense to you should...
by izanobu
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065580

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Who said write in a vacuum? I'm saying don't take ONE editor's opinions to be a measure of where you stack up in general, that's all. And, in my opinion, of course, there are much better ways to improve your craft than hoping for a line or two in a rejection that will tell you what to do. Find good ...
by izanobu
Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251035

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: 4985
Views: 1065580

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: 4985
Views: 1065580

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...

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