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by austinDm
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1026777

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Did I mention that I'm a bit psychic? wotf013

So who's going to win Q3, Martin? wotf013
by austinDm
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 778
Views: 216828

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I'm with Elinor. Still haven't gotten past that Stephen guy. Go Jeanette! You can do it! wotf024
by austinDm
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:04 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 863132

Re: Success!

wotf010 Congrats, Scott! Congratulate Stacy for me too.
by austinDm
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 501437

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Ariel! I second all the advice above. Dave's Kick's are worth their weight in gold (though since megabytes don't have any mass, the validity of this assertion is still up for debate), and I'd also recommend internalizing Heinlein's Rules . Making time to write every day and putting your stu...
by austinDm
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Worldcon or Comic Con? Your mileage may vary
Replies: 2
Views: 1212

Re: Worldcon or Comic Con? Your mileage may vary

Very interesting, Brad. Thanks for sharing! Lou Anders said much the same to us at WorldCon this year, and I definitely think the best con to attend will depend largely on where you are in your career and what you hope to accomplish from the experience. For me, since I don't have any content to sell...
by austinDm
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 501437

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Good to see you, Karen!
by austinDm
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66728

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Ishmael wrote:Why is there never a gator around when you need one?

Though you have to admit, it is a cool idea...
by austinDm
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 501437

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Erin! It's great that you're starting to get serious while you're still young. Don't ever lose that drive and no matter what this business throws at you, always keep moving forward.

PS. Nice signature. wotf011
by austinDm
Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 119119

Re: Analog Submissions

When did she say that? I was at that panel when she & Gardner were discussing the relationship b/w editors & writers but I don't recall that. Seems like the thing that would set off fireworks in my head. Duotrope says no to multiple submissions, but their guidelines on closer reading don't ...
by austinDm
Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 119119

Re: Analog Submissions

I don't think any of us are helping him either. After Brad T. noted that he regularly submitted a new story to Analog every 30 days, I started doing the same. Now I have 4 stories in the queue. Otherwise, Analog would only see one or two stories from me a year, which means statistically, I might se...
by austinDm
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 243357

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Congrats, Rebecca! I saw this on FB, and the cover looks fantastic.
by austinDm
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 119119

Re: Analog Submissions

Checked last night mine is still being looked at. I sent it in June one I believe. So are they slowing down again? Seemed like they increased their response time a bit. Or am have I gotten my time sense mixed up? They had a burst of speed in July, cutting the queue down by almost two months in one ...
by austinDm
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 863132

Re: Success!

Congrats Preston and Alex!
by austinDm
Thu Sep 05, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88725

Re: Penumbra Submissions

I've been waiting for them to post the calls for next year. (It's got to be soon, right?!) The last few themes haven't really appealed to me, personally. Good luck to everyone who's submitting! Hey Austin (and all interested parties) Penumbra has released next year's themes, which include things li...
by austinDm
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 21750

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

I tried getting her to eat more, Martin, but Tina simply has too much self control.
by austinDm
Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66728

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Hmmm. Should I try to write a story-in-a-day while at WorldCon? wotf015 Now that really would be insanity! But who knows. It could happen...

Good luck on yours, Rebecca!
by austinDm
Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88725

Re: Penumbra Submissions

I've been waiting for them to post the calls for next year. (It's got to be soon, right?!) The last few themes haven't really appealed to me, personally.

Good luck to everyone who's submitting!
by austinDm
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: You -- yes, YOU! -- are invited to a WorldCon Party!
Replies: 20
Views: 6621

Re: You -- yes, YOU! -- are invited to a WorldCon Party!

Thanks Martin and I tend to agree. It looks like the temp position has a path open to a full time union position with great benefits, a pension (my god I never thought I'd see one of those), and doing a public good to boot. Congrats on the job, Bob! I'm glad you're liking it. And thanks for the off...
by austinDm
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 863132

Re: Success!

Congrats all! wotf010 So nice to see everyone breaking in!
by austinDm
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 21750

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Anyone interested in sharing a hotel room in San Antonio and saving a few bucks? I promise, I don't take up a lot of space and am just as comfortable sleeping on the chair in the corner as on a bed.
by austinDm
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1026777

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I hadn't really considered the difference between words and language in this whole discussion of thoughts. Do people really dream/think in words? As in the physical letters that make up written language appearing in your mind's eye? Even when I'm writing, I think in sounds--in voices. Language. Writ...
by austinDm
Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 863132

Re: Success!

Awesome, Tina! Congrats!
by austinDm
Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1026777

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I use words when I talk to the voices in my head. Does that count?
by austinDm
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1026777

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I don't dream that often (not that I can remember at least), but when I do, I have much the same experience as Bob is describing. Though lately it's been more of the former. Hmm, maybe that explains why I've been writing in first person so much...
by austinDm
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 778
Views: 216828

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

This has nothing to do with writing, but I have a phone interview for a digital applications librarian job in Oregon later today, and am feeling nervous. Awk! And you put this in the 'Almost Success' thread because of some Cassandra presentiment? Nay, gentle Brutus, the fault lies not in our stars....
by austinDm
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66728

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Austin, are you sure it's drivel? You don't write 3,000 words without a good idea or two being squirreled away in there somewhere, I expect? Possibly. I took another look at it, and I think I know generally how I want it to end. And there's potential for deepening and strengthening the conflict tha...
by austinDm
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 66728

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

I just saw this or I would have chimed in sooner, though I did attempt to write a story yesterday morning. The key word there is "attempt." After banging my head against the keyboard for about two and a half hours, all I had was 3,000 words of drivel (and not even complete-short-story-driv...
by austinDm
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 778
Views: 216828

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

My Q4 2012 HM received a personal rejection from tor.com. They had some nice things to say about it too, so I'll take it! wotf007

Onto the next market! wotf024
by austinDm
Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88725

Re: Penumbra Submissions

hlf wrote:My story made it into the fae issue!

Congrats, hlf! wotf010
by austinDm
Mon Jul 08, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 501437

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Rae!

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