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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:37 am

Grayson Morris wrote:Yes, the average sci fi judge's attention span is only 4 inches...wait, I think I may be getting that confused with something else...

Moustache length? wotf017

Not too hot on my entry, really, but my moustache has entangled my digits to an extent tht i nca no lgoner witer pprolerly so not muhc i cn doo t tis pint,./ wotf014
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Midnight_Hum » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:18 am

MJNL wrote:How's everyone holding up? Status reports?

I still feel like it's too early to submit, and yet my Q1 has been done for months...I should just bite the proverbial projectile and send 'er off.


Don't know...just don't know. Working on a story that contains multiple POVs...it's kinda sketchy. And, what's more, finals are upcoming so I probably won't be doing any writing anytime soon. If my dear mother sees me on my laptop she will most definitely scream at the top of her lungs, (in a voice that sounds like a mixture of a Wampa and the lead singer of AC/DC with a cold), "THAT'D BETTER BE SCHOOL RELATED!!!"
To which I'll reply, "AGHHH!! AT LAST I'M DOING SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE!!!"
and put some loud music on so that I can't hear her.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby izanobu » Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:39 am

I'm writing my final entry today. I feel a little sad and a little relieved. This will be my last quarter waiting on WotF.

On the other hand, my husband has already started doing his happy dance. He can't wait until this is all over (because WotF is the only submission I ever stress about, for some reason).

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:03 pm

Why is it your last one? Have you pro'd out?
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby AMcCarter » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:19 pm

Our dear, industrious Nobu has indeed pro'd out.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby madison » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:32 pm

Well, that's an excellent reason to quit entering. Congratulations on the multiple accomplishments it took to pro-ou, Izanobu!

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby morshana » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:11 pm

Congratulaions, Izanobu!
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:24 pm

izanobu wrote:I'm writing my final entry today. I feel a little sad and a little relieved. This will be my last quarter waiting on WotF.

On the other hand, my husband has already started doing his happy dance. He can't wait until this is all over (because WotF is the only submission I ever stress about, for some reason).

Congratulations will be in order for you this quarter either way, then. wotf010
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby soulmirror » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:05 pm

izanobu wrote:I'm writing my final entry today. I feel a little sad


Congratulations on your pro'ing out, Annie! That is Victory, one way or another! wotf007

But we would be a far sadder and poorer forum of writers and friends ... if your last entry into the contest were also to be a cause for you making less entries HERE with us !!! wotf003
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby izanobu » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:13 pm

Yeah, thanks to the whole "we don't say it but we mean it" SFWA-qualified only markets counting, I've managed to get 7 pro-paying sales before I pro'd-out (10 over all, but two were semi-pro and one was a reprint). Daily SF finally got SFWA status this September and when my next story with them comes out later this month, that's my ticket to done with WotF.

I have a little send-off present though as soon as I figure out how to put it together. I probably should have long ago stopped reading this forum, but I'm not that kind to my sanity and I've made some good writer friends here wotf008

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby kyle » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:18 pm

So does this mean you're gonna start hanging out with us over on the SFWA forums, izanobu? We've lured in a couple of the other regulars from here recently...

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby izanobu » Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:10 pm

Probably not, seeing as I'm not a SFWA member.

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby kyle » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:18 pm

:(

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Kary English » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:00 pm

So, the hour draws nigh...

Paper or e-sub?

Which are you doing, and why?
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby MJNL » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:17 pm

Snail mail, all the way! I have complete control over the formatting (no chance it's different going into the envelope than coming out), and I can have its delivery verified by a third party.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:33 pm

Electronic. Because I'm lazy and cheap, basically. wotf004
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby katsincommand » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:42 pm

[quote="izanobu"]I'm writing my final entry today. I feel a little sad and a little relieved. This will be my last quarter waiting on WotF.
quote]

you could start drawing....
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby soulmirror » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:07 pm

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Because the mail will get there.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby izanobu » Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:08 am

Electronic. I always sub at about the last minute anyway.

Nah, I tried to learn to draw a while ago and I just don't have the passion needed to get any good at it. Maybe if I had a bunch of money for lessons and photoshop and a good tablet I'd try my hand at photomanipulation sort of art, but really, I already have a thing I'm trying to be awesome at that takes all my non-reading, non-videogaming time. wotf011

(and there is a lot more money in writing...)

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby soulmirror » Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:42 am

(and there is a lot more money in writing...)


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Well ... not if you get rilly rilly good with the Photoshoppin' !!! wotf003
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:00 am

I will snail until they turn that option off in settings.

Formatting is a good reason, and so is my use of dark courier.
Another reason is last time I tried e, my story failed to submit. Just kept getting errors. If I e on the last day, and it fails, I'm out.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:43 am

So, to more properly identify with my MC for my Q1 story, who is bald, I shaved my head today.

Ok... what really happened was I mistook the 3/8" attachment for the 7/8" one.
wotf018
However, my MC really is bald, and the association seems to be working, so I may do this again in the future.

Remind me never to write a female protag.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Kary English » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:50 am

LOL, Dustin. I forgot to put the attachment on at all once. I am forever grateful - for my son's sake - that it was the first week of summer break when it happened.

Me, I've been known to rehearse dialogue out loud. In the shower. wotf022
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby kyle » Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:22 am

Maybe that explains why I've been writing so many female protagonists lately. It's the hair...

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Strycher » Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:14 pm

Kary James wrote:Me, I've been known to rehearse dialogue out loud. In the shower. wotf022


!!!!

Well, at least I'm not the only bonkers persons in the world.

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:10 pm

Strycher wrote:
Kary James wrote:Me, I've been known to rehearse dialogue out loud. In the shower. wotf022


!!!!

Well, at least I'm not the only bonkers persons in the world.


Doesn't the paper get wet? wotf007
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby kyle » Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:13 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
Strycher wrote:
Kary James wrote:Me, I've been known to rehearse dialogue out loud. In the shower. wotf022


!!!!

Well, at least I'm not the only bonkers persons in the world.


Doesn't the paper get wet? wotf007

Nah, you've jut got to ignore the manufacturer's warnings about keeping electronics away from water... wotf001

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:30 am

Well, my hat is officially in the ring. I don't have particular hopes for this entry, but it's better than no entry. I'll just work on making a kick-heinie Q2.

wotf017
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Strycher » Sun Dec 11, 2011 11:50 am

kyle wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:
Doesn't the paper get wet? wotf007

Nah, you've jut got to ignore the manufacturer's warnings about keeping electronics away from water... wotf001


Bwhahahahaha! wotf019 I can't get this kind of humor anywhere else. I'll let you decide if that's a good or bad thing.

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby greenroom » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:58 pm

Congrats to all of you who already have your Q1 story in. I'm just starting the edits on my rough draft today. I know what I want to add/change/pull forward, but seem to be having a devil of a time convincing myself to focus on it.
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