Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Fri May 11, 2012 10:49 am

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Kary James wrote:Oh, and if you still need a distraction, go download my free short story today. Reviews appreciated; honesty welcome. :) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007X5SY58/


How long is it free? I was honestly going to wait until it's NOT free again, because I prefer to pay for my fiction. (Yes, I am even weirder than you thought...) I'll get a copy then, and I'll get a review up.


It will be not-free tomorrow. :) And you have my thanks either way.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri May 11, 2012 10:50 am

Or maybe this is just one of my favorite Bugs Bunny bits...

I was going to link to a famous M*A*S*H episode, but I can't find any clips of it online. You know what that clip would say, though...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Fri May 11, 2012 2:36 pm

M*A*S*H was one of my favorite shows. :)

I'm off to write now, so y'all behave. I've got a Q3 that needs finishing.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri May 11, 2012 2:53 pm

Kary James wrote:M*A*S*H was one of my favorite shows. :)

I'm off to write now, so y'all behave. I've got a Q3 that needs finishing.


I've had a lot of M*A*S*H quotes running through my head lately. And lately I keep telling people "There's a rubber chicken in my teapot," but people don't seem to understand what I mean by that.
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Postby WriteToLive » Fri May 11, 2012 4:47 pm

Frank Burns eats worms. XD
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby katsincommand » Fri May 11, 2012 5:16 pm

Q3 is sneaking up on me... anyone else have NO idea what they're going to submit?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Fri May 11, 2012 5:52 pm

My Q3 just came together. I'm hoping to have the first draft done this weekend.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri May 11, 2012 6:01 pm

Draftees of the world unite! You have nothing to lose but your cookies!
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Postby katsincommand » Fri May 11, 2012 6:26 pm

I don't want to lose my cookies! Or toss them either. Cookies are for eating. :P :P :P

I just need to get a few more k's done on the novel first...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby WriteToLive » Fri May 11, 2012 8:03 pm

That's right, Q3 ends next month. I think I have a piece already done that I could sub to them (A revised story, no less).
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Sat May 12, 2012 3:57 am

Maybe they sent out the LAMP results snail mail yesterday and are ranking the holds... I can hope, can't I?
Time to finish up Q3 which is coming together nicely.
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Postby Isto » Sat May 12, 2012 8:13 am

I'm not going to worry about submitting until they're back on schedule (they still have Q2 to judge) and I know a bit more about this judge. So, happy day! She's becoming cynical like the rest. (not really, just want to devote more time to my first love... writing novels. I've been spending too much time marketing and not enough fun spec time.)
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sat May 12, 2012 5:58 pm

I hope you've all learned from this result-less week: Evil Martin is NOT to be trusted as a prognosticator!
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Postby francisbruno » Sat May 12, 2012 6:30 pm

If you can't trust someone with 'evil' in their name, who can you trust?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Sun May 13, 2012 6:18 pm

Kary James wrote:For example, isn't Marina being awfully quiet? wotf011

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Lol. Ah, le sigh, Marina has been quiet for distinctly non awesome-phone-call reasons. Just usual life.

But tomorrow's another day. wotf011
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon May 14, 2012 1:52 am

MJNL wrote:But tomorrow's another day. wotf011


Shhh... Are you trying to wake up Evil Martin?
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Postby Jennifer Hicks » Mon May 14, 2012 7:40 am

For those LAMPS (and others) who haven't gotten a whiff of a response of any kind, don't bother querying Joni. I've done it for you. Here's her response.
We are running a bit behind, but we will get the results out soon. If you haven't received notice that is a good thing, as we've sent out 99% of the rejects. Hang in there, we'll get to you soon.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Mon May 14, 2012 7:50 am

Thanks for the update.
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HM: V29 Q2, V30 Q2
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Postby Kary English » Mon May 14, 2012 9:57 am

Big thanks to Jennifer for taking one for the team. :) I just about had to physically restrain myself to keep from emailing Joni.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Mon May 14, 2012 11:36 am

Nothing in my mailbox today.

I am in NY, so I may be the last to know, but I figured I'd report that NNiNN.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Mon May 14, 2012 11:43 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Nothing in my mailbox today.

I am in NY, so I may be the last to know, but I figured I'd report that NNiNN.

D

Joni said NNIGN at this point. We are part of the 1%, yeah!
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Postby Dustin Adams » Mon May 14, 2012 12:01 pm

Maybe, but being a LAMPS, my ?? could be in the mail, which technically means she's responded.

Consider, no LAMPS has heard. So I'm thinking mass mailing. wotf017

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon May 14, 2012 12:06 pm

With apologies to Lamb Chop. wotf013

This is the thread that never ends,
It just goes on and on my friends,
Some people started posting here not knowing what it was
And they'll continue posting here forever just because

This is the thread that never ends,
It just goes on and on my friends,
Some people started posting here not knowing what it was
And they'll continue posting here forever just because...
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Postby WriteToLive » Mon May 14, 2012 2:59 pm

I think it would be LAMPS Chop on here...
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon May 14, 2012 3:02 pm

WriteToLive wrote:I think it would be LAMPS Chop on here...


Heheheh... Are you sure you're not Evil Mike?
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Postby WriteToLive » Mon May 14, 2012 3:06 pm

Writer's Block is hell when you're writing a novel. Especially when you're trying to build the world in the first two chapters.

So, little things like that are slipping out. Evil Mike must be contained.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Mon May 14, 2012 3:24 pm

WriteToLive wrote:Writer's Block is hell when you're writing a novel. Especially when you're trying to build the world in the first two chapters.

So, little things like that are slipping out. Evil Mike must be contained.


There is no Writer's Block, only Zuul. wotf007
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Postby bwthomason » Mon May 14, 2012 3:43 pm

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Postby WriteToLive » Mon May 14, 2012 5:06 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
WriteToLive wrote:Writer's Block is hell when you're writing a novel. Especially when you're trying to build the world in the first two chapters.

So, little things like that are slipping out. Evil Mike must be contained.


There is no Writer's Block, only Zuul. wotf007


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Mon May 14, 2012 6:47 pm

Jennifer Hicks wrote:For those LAMPS (and others) who haven't gotten a whiff of a response of any kind, don't bother querying Joni. I've done it for you. Here's her response.
We are running a bit behind, but we will get the results out soon. If you haven't received notice that is a good thing, as we've sent out 99% of the rejects. Hang in there, we'll get to you soon.

So hang in there, folks. Answers are coming. Eventually.



99% of the rejects are sent out? That is a good thing. Finally, no news really is good news, and there's still hope for those who wait. When will we know? As Joni said, "soon [and] eventually." Hmmm...that sounds like Thursday to me!
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