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by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 80794

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Athena wrote:It's been six weeks, two days.


Ouch. :(
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu May 26, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Marco...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri May 20, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mailing Lists - Good ones? Yours?
Replies: 3
Views: 731

Re: Mailing Lists - Good ones? Yours?

Anyone who has aspirations for a long term career should start a mailing list. Even if you don't have anything published yet. It's free on mailchimp until you have a certain number of followers. Then as you publish things, make sure your mailing list link is displayed somewhere. Here's mine: http://...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue May 03, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 80794

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

dstein wrote:Well, it's been 24 hours since I got the call so I can say it: I made finalist!

Also, Joni's really nice over the phone.


Grats!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue May 03, 2016 6:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 80794

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

wotf013

I've heard some twitching has gone into overdrive.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon May 02, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy
Replies: 34
Views: 6139

Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

My guesses:

Chuck Tingle - HM
Chuck Tingle - HM
Chuck Tingle - SHM
Chuck Tingle - SF
Chuck Tingle - Finalist
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 80794

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Received my second Q1 rejection, came by to wonder if she made a mistake and it was suppose to be Q2 but evidently not. Maybe she forgot to make a notation that sent mine already. Even though the thought went through my mind I will not think "boy they must have hated my story with two rejectio...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Stupefying Stories
Replies: 8
Views: 9850

Re: Stupefying Stories

I have two stories pending to be published with them, so I hope that means things will actual progress (and I get paid).
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

s_c_baker wrote:Cursive is an instrument of the devil. I stopped using it the instant they stopped making me pretend to care about it in school.


YES! :)

I tried to write cursive the other day, just for giggles. My fingers didn't even know how to start.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
This thread is like the writings of Nostradamus. The future is written here if you know how to interpret it.

If only there were someone who could interpret it for us...


All the oracles and cuddling you need in one book.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

That is a crazy statistic Emily. Maybe one of the long time forumites will enlighten us. The fact that it was at 3am suggests that it's not real. I don't recall anything in particular around that year that would have led to that many people checking the forum at that time at night. Probably a glitc...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Polo...


Well, hello there Mr. Nebula Nominated Martin L. Shoemaker. :)

wotf010 wotf010 wotf010

wotf009 wotf009 wotf009

If you haven't read his story, yet. Go now!!!

http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/shoemaker_08_15/
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Marco...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Only a few more hundred until 5000 posts in this thread. I still have dibs. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749433

Re: Success!

Dustin Adams wrote:"If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate."
Thomas J. Watson


THIS! :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The thread was getting lonely.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits
Replies: 14
Views: 2497

Re: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits

I submit despite my feelings towards a particular piece. I have one story that's been rejected 32 times and it's received a personal on five of those occasions. I'll keep sending it out until it sells. Of course, I have to wait for new markets to open up for it to have a place to go, but it's not li...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749433

Re: Success!

george nik. wrote:Congrats, Aaron and Bob!

As for me, I have a story up at QuarterReads right now. A Rise To The Surface


Grats! wotf010
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749433

Re: Success!

Sold the story "Three Moons of Earth" to Abyss & Apex. The second story I've sold to Wendy. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749433

Re: Success!

Grats, Preston!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Indie Author vs. Self Published
Replies: 19
Views: 2948

Re: Indie Author vs. Self Published

bobsandiego wrote:BobSanDiego of the House Rejection, the First of his Name, the Unburnt, King of Typos, King of the Forgotten Submission and the Rhoynar and the First Draft, Khal of the Great Blank Page, Breaker of Symbolism, and Father of dispair, Sparklepants.


You win, sir. You win.

wotf009
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Indie Author vs. Self Published
Replies: 19
Views: 2948

Re: Indie Author vs. Self Published

Dibs on Overlord Sparklepants.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Indie Author vs. Self Published
Replies: 19
Views: 2948

Re: Indie Author vs. Self Published

Call me Captain Sparklepants if you want as long as I'm reaching readers and making money from doing so.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I feel like I've been on these boards forever! Though many with less time have more posts. :) You beat me by less than a month. And here I though I was the old timer wotf011 I remember talking with people who are no longer active on the forum. *back in my day . . .* I didn't realize how long I've b...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I feel like I've been on these boards forever! Though many with less time have more posts. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1126
Views: 203322

Re: Five Minute Rant

aaaargh, really? goddamn and the hells and aaargh Personals with 'send more's are awesome, it's just that...dammit, would somebody buy a story already?? Is this the bit when writers are in a personals loop, on the cusp of the first sale? Have any of you gone through this? It's just frustrating (but...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917068

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Dibs on the 5000th post. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Re: Index of Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections

Mike Resnick wrote:Not to brag, he bragged, but I just sold "Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge" for a 24th time.

-- Mike Resnick


Very impressive!

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