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by katsincommand
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Is this a 'wandering' opening?
Replies: 27
Views: 8467

Re: Is this a 'wandering' opening?

Um, yeah. Wow. Anybody else now wanting to go switching around paragraph order to see if it works for them, too? I always do in my revisions. New scenes, new topics, whatever. The first part is like I'm warming up,l then I get to the good stuff. So the second always becomes the first. Funny that; I...
by katsincommand
Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247742

Re: Five Minute Rant

RANT! RANT! RANT! Lightspeed just rejected my fantasy story, a rare under 4K effort for me. He liked it, but not enough. RANT! RANT! RANT! Oh, well, off to Duotrope! OH, WAIT! OFF TO DUOTROPE AFTER I COMPLY WITH THE REWRITE REQUEST FROM ANALOG!!!!!!!!! "If you can tighten and streamline those,...
by katsincommand
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247742

Re: Five Minute Rant

Tina: I had an editor respond to me in a rejection letter that started "Dead Dawn". ----> 35 responses are pending (1 min | 43.4 mean avg | 8 median | 345 max days waiting | 81.8 std dev) Also: I am at 345 days now. I know NNiNN but he's got to be holding onto it for a reason, right? Anywa...
by katsincommand
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 234
Views: 83194

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Seems that I now have a Q4 story complete and ready to submit. If anyone has the time to review this 450, I would be thrilled and gladly look at theirs in return. . also have a Q4 first 450 ready to go, whenever anybody wants to swap. I haven't done a 450 crit yet, but I've done lots of crits. I'd ...
by katsincommand
Wed Jul 11, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Worldcon for Beginners
Replies: 33
Views: 10830

Re: Worldcon for Beginners

that was an awesome post!

I will however feel much better once I have the schedule in hand. I need to work out a plan, even if it's going to change. Hmm. Kind of feels like writing/outlining. Hee.

We'll have to compare notes and identify a time/place where we can have a meet-up...
by katsincommand
Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064776

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats Tina and Marina!!!

wotf047 wotf010 wotf047


I will be henceforthing adding an "ina" to the end of my name. ;)
by katsincommand
Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064776

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Whose on first? :)
by katsincommand
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 29
Replies: 60
Views: 24122

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 29

Rejection? But but but.... :(
by katsincommand
Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 48585

Re: Chicon 7

Mike Resnick wrote:Yeah, I kinda thought I'd go.


Where's the like button? :)

Welcome to the forums, Mike. wotf001
by katsincommand
Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064776

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

David, after six months, you probably have new insight on the story. Give it a looksee before resubmitting for Q4. ;) Sometimes things happen for a reason.
by katsincommand
Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897759

Re: Success!

That's fabulous news, Marina. Congrats! wotf010
by katsincommand
Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064776

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It's interesting to note that your responses have all come in on...

T H U R S D A Y
by katsincommand
Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064776

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats you guys! Enjoy your critiques.. from DF of all people. very cool.
by katsincommand
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 123212

Re: Analog Submissions

If you're passing on first, I'll take it. Hee.

Going to be interesting how DWS retells the tale now...
by katsincommand
Tue Jul 03, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064776

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

preston wrote:Preston Dennett (aka: Topanga Canyon) Hey, maybe that should be my pen-name. wotf001
(HM x 2)


wotf019
by katsincommand
Mon Jul 02, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Story rejected because of File name?
Replies: 7
Views: 4365

Re: Story rejected because of File name?

No you do not. It'll come as a rejection.
by katsincommand
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064776

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The rankings have changed over the years - didn't HM once mean the equivalent of current standing of SF?
by katsincommand
Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 123212

Re: Analog Submissions

whoa there's something magical-karmaish going on with this thread...
by katsincommand
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064776

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Hugs all around... I know the news is harder to take when you've waited so long and hopes have built up. I hope the venting has helped, but I hope you don't lose faith in a seriously awesome opportunity this contest provides. Keep in mind too, KD was horribly sick. Have you ever tried to read when y...
by katsincommand
Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 48585

Re: Chicon 7

When do they typically post schedules?

This is my first Worldcon...
by katsincommand
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 48585

Re: Chicon 7

I'll be there.

No losers club though, that's a self fulfilling prophecy, Bob.

I'd be glad to meet up with you guys. :) Or swap schedules - see if we'll have anything together.
by katsincommand
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897759

Re: Success!

Thanks guys! :D
by katsincommand
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064776

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Sure is quiet around here... Hope that's because you're all in WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! mode...


:D that and birthday party prep for a 6 year old. so much to do!
by katsincommand
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Story rejected because of File name?
Replies: 7
Views: 4365

Re: Story rejected because of File name?

I had a story rejected because I left my name on it. Stupid mistake, I knew it the moment I sent it off, too. Next quarter I sent it in for an HM. Newer can be better, but guage your story. The moral of the story: we are responsible for ourselves; they don't owe us the coddling to explain "you ...
by katsincommand
Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897759

Re: Success!

Thanks guys, I sure will :D
by katsincommand
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897759

Re: Success!

Isto wrote:I was finally able to fit a summary of my 135,000 word novel on a 3x5 index card! wotf053


wotf024 Yeah!!!! You go!
by katsincommand
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897759

Re: Success!

Big news this week -- I applied to Viable Paradise and was accepted! wotf047

I'm not the only one from the forums, but I'll let the other guy anounce his own news...
by katsincommand
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064776

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

fan freaking tastic!!!!! congrats you guys!
by katsincommand
Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064776

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Never give up. You submit until you're clawing your way through that submission portal and Joni has to crack the electro-whip at you get you out of everyone else's way.
by katsincommand
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 226836

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

You too, Rebecca. And everyone else. Just don't give up. If you're getting these 'bites', someone thinks your writing is good enough to warrant at least a thorough read. :)

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