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by katsincommand
Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

morshana wrote:I just set up the paragraphs (with breaks between) in the text file. When I copy it over to DSF it's all ready to go. wotf007


Me too. I've actually set up MS files with a "for web posting" version already set up with the breaks and such, so when I come across those markets, I'm ready!
by katsincommand
Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 54
Views: 14970

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 29

Rejection. (not surprised: story really didn't fit the market)
by katsincommand
Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

Dantzel, I also have to watch what I hand my hubby. The only reason I keep doing it is because every now and then he actually comes up with something really helpful. He doesn't read much (he tends to game instead) so as someone else has said, he's not my audience. But the amount of genre stuff he's ...
by katsincommand
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

N/M. question answered. I'm about a week+ behind on forums. I think I'll just go write instead. :P
by katsincommand
Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

I've gotten three, "This story didn’t quite work for me, I'm afraid," rejections from F&SF in a row now. I forget who said there were three types of form rejects from Stephen, but I did a bit a Googling and it certainly looks like there's at least a "This story couldn't hold my i...
by katsincommand
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465193

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi I'm Sharon (wave) New to the contest, submitted my first short TODAY. Spent much of my career working in aerospace and high-tech until I started writing full time three years ago. I've have completed three novels and three shorts (shorts are a bit trickier for me). Met a couple of terrific peopl...
by katsincommand
Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 808950

Re: Success!

Congrats Nick! :D
by katsincommand
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

This is what happened to me when my new boss took over a few years ago, but the changes were more corporate projects and all office work, but work that I was now required to TAKE HOME WITH ME. Which meant, giving up writing time to do the day job. It sucked for about a year to a year and a half. My ...
by katsincommand
Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465193

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Laurie, welcome back :D
by katsincommand
Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 808950

Re: Success!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by katsincommand
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Lessons from Worldcon
Replies: 24
Views: 6697

Re: Lessons from Worldcon

I have a lot of random things that I learned. Some of these are serious, and some are humorous -- and some may SEEM humorous, but I'm serious about them. 1. Everyone is taller on the Internet. Not to name names (Scalzi), but some people are MUCH shorter than their Internet personalities might indic...
by katsincommand
Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Lessons from Worldcon
Replies: 24
Views: 6697

Re: Lessons from Worldcon

LOL I carried around bags of goldfish and fruit loops :)
by katsincommand
Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 10681

Re: ChiCon 7 Pouty Pity Boat Filled with Whining Wankers Thr

I love that we got together on the first night then kept running into each other throughout the con.

I'm sad that I probably won't get away again for a while. I must be very good to my husband over this next year... ;)
by katsincommand
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Lessons from Worldcon
Replies: 24
Views: 6697

Re: Lessons from Worldcon

I learned that in some ways, i am utterly and completely NORMAL. :) But seriously: I learned how to identify myself and what I write - which will be important when making connections. I learned that endings need to be practiced. I learned that if I want to write science fiction, I need some seriousl...
by katsincommand
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 808950

Re: Success!

Congrats Bob and Rebecca. :D Yay!
by katsincommand
Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

Never in my life have a I regretted not having an iPhone. Until Worldcon. :P
by katsincommand
Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:08 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

I'm still at home. I'm getting my train in 2 hours. I'm itching to be there... but the kids need clothes for the next 5 days and clean dishes... lol I am going on this trip GUILT FREE.
by katsincommand
Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

And so it begins. Today I try to do 3 days worth of work at the job so I can take off Thurs/Fri.. *squeak*
by katsincommand
Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

Sorry Annie. It's tough keeping things straight in here, especially with 2 worldcon threads going!
by katsincommand
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

So how's this: Meetup Option 1: Thursday 7:30pm after the Short Story as Testing Ground (Brad & Annie's) Panel. Suggesting meeting by the room - schedule shows it to be McCormick. Meet then make a plan for dinner. Meeting Option 2: Breakfast. I wont' be able to make this one due to morning commi...
by katsincommand
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

They'd have to make it a little more boring and relaxing for that, I think...

Although with all those panels, it is possible that inspiration may strike?
by katsincommand
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 726
Views: 202231

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Received my 25th rejection yesterday. In 8 months and 8 stories, I've received 2 personal rejections and a second-round email. I think I'm okay with this - in a sense - but you know, it wouldn't hurt to hear better news. ... onward. It'll come, just keep working on it. Just keep swimming swimming s...
by katsincommand
Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

Friday still wouldn't work for Martin. And I've got committments on Saturday/Sun/Monday at 9am. What about dinner? - Friday night 730pm? - Saturday night dinner? 6pm? If we can't get one time to work with everyone, we could always have two times open so that everyone gets included in at least one. L...
by katsincommand
Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

Don't feel like an idiot. I know about it too, but since everyone knows me under my maiden/writing name, no one knows my real name except for a select few.
by katsincommand
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

Can we crash your lunch? :D And I'm good with dinner... though I suppose I should give someone my real name or phone number in case plans change at the last minute? I don't think I'll be taking my laptop with me... In a way, you already have crashed my lunch. I plan to politely inquire about my 300...
by katsincommand
Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

Can we crash your lunch? :D

And I'm good with dinner... though I suppose I should give someone my real name or phone number in case plans change at the last minute? I don't think I'll be taking my laptop with me...
by katsincommand
Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:57 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Sadly, I have to work Thursday and Friday. Won't get in until Friday night.


We could do a "Martin's finally here" breakfast on Saturday. <eg>
by katsincommand
Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

Meet up suggestion: I think a lot of us may be attending the "85. Short Story As Testing Ground" panel? It might be a good idea to meet right after. We can either grab some grub or get on the buses to the planetarium... Or someone come up with something better. :D ETA: That would be Thursd...
by katsincommand
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Chicon 7
Replies: 178
Views: 41613

Re: Chicon 7

Here's the full itinerary I'm shooting for: http://kanearts.net/wordpress/2012/08/16/my-chicon-7-schedule/ My schedule looked kind of like that, and then my friends told me - you CAN'T do it all or you'll make yourself sick. Just a suggestion? Mark highlight the ones you ABSOLUTELY want to go to. T...
by katsincommand
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 222322

Re: Five Minute Rant

Why don't we just plan on taking Thursday off instead?

Oh wait, that's today isn't it?

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