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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:56 pm

What I did with my nervous energy (and I have a lot with the workshop coming up and now knowing results are coming out). I sent off all my stories that were laying around to new markets. YEAH! Do I get a cookie?

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:13 pm

gower21 wrote:What I did with my nervous energy (and I have a lot with the workshop coming up and now knowing results are coming out). I sent off all my stories that were laying around to new markets. YEAH! Do I get a cookie?


Yay, Tina!

(I can't figure out a way to email a cookie, sorry...)
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Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:17 pm

I feel your pain. Oh! I had a student (college level) turn in a paper recently containing the word, "eggzist." It took me way too long to figure out what it meant. At least "commiserate" is seen seldom enough for that to be a valid excuse.
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Postby george nik. » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:18 pm

That's great, Tina! wotf010
Sadly no smily with a cookie, only thing I could get you is some popcorn. wotf040

Good thing you had all these stories laying around.

And yet...why DID you have all these stories laying around? You should have submitted them already!

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Postby morshana » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:44 pm

I have stories laying around. Dropped all those balls and need to get them rolling out the door (after I fix a few little things I've been meaning to do...might not roll as intended if I don't).

SUBMIT I will! And WRITE more!

Tina - Here's a nice gooey chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven. Or, if you prefer, a rich chocolate brownie? I can't remember which one you liked...
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Postby gower21 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:05 pm

george nik. wrote:
And yet...why DID you have all these stories laying around? You should have submitted them already!

SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!

(To paraphrase a well-known forum literary figure)


They were laying around because I'd gotten rejections on all of them recently, and hadn't gotten around to submitting them to the next market. A couple of the markets I had lined up next had different formatting guidelines and I was putting off doing that...then I started noticing myself checking the forum too many times, so instead I submitted those stories. And I'm not gonna lie. It felt good, even if none of them ever sell at least I won't have the excuse I never submitted them!

morshana wrote:I have stories laying around. Dropped all those balls and need to get them rolling out the door (after I fix a few little things I've been meaning to do...might not roll as intended if I don't).

SUBMIT I will! And WRITE more!

Tina - Here's a nice gooey chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven. Or, if you prefer, a rich chocolate brownie? I can't remember which one you liked...


Thanks! And get those stories out. Every quarter we should dub this time 'Quarterly Submission Week' -- instead of checking Duotrope for results (or if you do) you pay the fine. Send out one story you have laying around....if the story you have laying around needs work--then you just have to get it done. The fine MUST be paid.

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Postby kyle » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:09 pm

gower21 wrote:What I did with my nervous energy (and I have a lot with the workshop coming up and now knowing results are coming out). I sent off all my stories that were laying around to new markets. YEAH! Do I get a cookie?

If you e-subbed, I'm willing to bet you got a cookie for each site you visited...

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Postby morshana » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:48 pm

kyle wrote:
gower21 wrote:What I did with my nervous energy (and I have a lot with the workshop coming up and now knowing results are coming out). I sent off all my stories that were laying around to new markets. YEAH! Do I get a cookie?

If you e-subbed, I'm willing to bet you got a cookie for each site you visited...


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Postby morshana » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:49 pm

gower21 wrote:
morshana wrote:I have stories laying around. Dropped all those balls and need to get them rolling out the door (after I fix a few little things I've been meaning to do...might not roll as intended if I don't).

SUBMIT I will! And WRITE more!

Tina - Here's a nice gooey chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven. Or, if you prefer, a rich chocolate brownie? I can't remember which one you liked...


Thanks! And get those stories out. Every quarter we should dub this time 'Quarterly Submission Week' -- instead of checking Duotrope for results (or if you do) you pay the fine. Send out one story you have laying around....if the story you have laying around needs work--then you just have to get it done. The fine MUST be paid.


Good idea. =) "Quarterly Submission Week" it is.
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Postby gower21 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:58 pm

kyle wrote:
gower21 wrote:What I did with my nervous energy (and I have a lot with the workshop coming up and now knowing results are coming out). I sent off all my stories that were laying around to new markets. YEAH! Do I get a cookie?

If you e-subbed, I'm willing to bet you got a cookie for each site you visited...


Well played.

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Postby s_c_baker » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:34 pm

kyle wrote:
gower21 wrote:What I did with my nervous energy (and I have a lot with the workshop coming up and now knowing results are coming out). I sent off all my stories that were laying around to new markets. YEAH! Do I get a cookie?

If you e-subbed, I'm willing to bet you got a cookie for each site you visited...

wotf010

Also: Way cool, Tina. :)

Fortunately, I have no nervous energy this quarter because I have very low expectations, and other things to stress over. This thesis isn't writing itself. For that matter... I'm not writing it either. Crap.
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Postby CaptMickeyd » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:07 am

Quick question; does Joni always do this at the end of the rejection letters?

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Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael


Not sure why my name was plastered all over the bottom of the letter. wotf021
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Postby Kary English » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:14 am

I'm guessing that was some sort of technical glitch. Unless your name happens to be Judy, which it isn't, but still.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:14 am

CaptMickeyd wrote:Quick question; does Joni always do this at the end of the rejection letters?

Best regards,

Joni Labaqui

Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael Michael


Not sure why my name was plastered all over the bottom of the letter. wotf021


She accidentally cut off the next two lines:

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SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
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Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:16 am

Actually, I think she misspelled MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN MARTIN
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Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:01 am

When I read it, I imagine a stern grandmother shaking her head in disapproval as she trails off. (Although after the third repetition, the scene breaks down, and now I see a shorn mental patient hugging his knees and rocking as he repeats the only word he ever speaks. And like Kane's "Rosebud," the name's true significance is a mystery to everyone else.)
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Postby morshana » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:17 am

Oh, no. Now I just "redrum" repeated over and over.
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Postby gower21 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:08 pm

Interesting formatting. I wonder if this will be a quarterly trend.

Patrick S. McGinnity wrote:When I read it, I imagine a stern grandmother shaking her head in disapproval as she trails off. (Although after the third repetition, the scene breaks down, and now I see a shorn mental patient hugging his knees and rocking as he repeats the only word he ever speaks. And like Kane's "Rosebud," the name's true significance is a mystery to everyone else.)


The image you've provided, so compelling. It brings me back to all the mental institutions I've seen.

ETA: NOT as a patient! I know you were thinking it though.

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Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:07 pm

Guilty.
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Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:05 am

It gets awfully quiet just before the storm strikes, doesn't it?

(Crickets chirping).

Oh, I guess everyone else is off writing. I'd better get to work.
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Postby Grayson Morris » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:10 am

It's hard to post between all that refreshing: Duotrope, this forum, other forums with WOTFers...

(Don't worry, Martin -- I've been writing like a madwoman all week, even this weekend.)

I wonder how long it will be before more of us have results to report. It looks like they're coming out in near-daily batches (save the weekend).
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Postby Corbin Maxwell » Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:55 am

Could someone provide me the link to the duotrope forum please.

Also,

Anyone receive results yet for Q1? Have they started coming out?


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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:15 am

Corbin Maxwell wrote:Could someone provide me the link to the duotrope forum please.

Also,

Anyone receive results yet for Q1? Have they started coming out?


Thanks.

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WotF's listing is http://duotrope.com/market_203.aspx :)
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Postby Corbin Maxwell » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:17 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
Corbin Maxwell wrote:Could someone provide me the link to the duotrope forum please.

Also,

Anyone receive results yet for Q1? Have they started coming out?


Thanks.

http://www.duotrope.com

WotF's listing is http://duotrope.com/market_203.aspx :)



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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MedicalAuthor » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:33 pm

What are people watching on Duotrope? If more people are reporting?

If there's a forum/discussion there, I'm missing it...

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Postby RogerLairdWriting » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:13 pm

Is there an option somewhere on this forum to arrange posts by newest first for individual users?

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Postby RogerLairdWriting » Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:15 pm

Nevermind, its at the bottom of the page. Would be better if it was at the top. Is there any way to have the site remember our preferences?

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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:21 pm

RogerLairdWriting wrote:Nevermind, its at the bottom of the page. Would be better if it was at the top. Is there any way to have the site remember our preferences?

You should be able to do this by clicking "User Control Panel," then "Board Preferences" and then "Edit Display Options." The option you want is "Display topic order direction," which you can just change from descending to ascending. (or whatever else you want)

MedicalAuthor wrote:What are people watching on Duotrope? If more people are reporting?

If there's a forum/discussion there, I'm missing it...

I think Corbin was just using the word "forum" to refer to the Duotrope site in general.
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Postby RogerLairdWriting » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:23 pm

Thanks a bunch.

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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:37 pm

One exists to serve. wotf011
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