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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby onelowerlight » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:16 am

Would they really hold up on the announcement if they can't contact someone by phone? Because I'm halfway around the world and the only way to contact me is by email...

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Postby katsincommand » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:19 am

I'm Joni would leave a message or contact you another way. ;) I beliee she has in the past for other folks who were unreachable by phone.
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:21 am

Grayson Morris wrote:Oooooh, now I want to be part of a writing group called the Inklingettes. Or -ists, to avoid linguistically implied gender boundaries.

The Inklingites. Inklingoids. Inklingons. (C'mon, you knew it was coming, didn't you?)


That would be so blasted cool.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:45 am

It seems the preference is to contact the finalists before they're announced, but I think if you couldn't be contacted by phone you would have been e-mailed. It's a courtesy to the finalists, not a law.

[speculation]

I'm beginning to wonder about Tina's theory that Farland didn't start reading until the contract was finalized. That would mean a couple more weeks to read the errant paper subs and to decide on the hold pile before Q1 results come out.

And probably months before the Q2 results come out.

::meep::

Annie suggested she knows something . . . But she could just be messing with us . . .

And there are a few people who are conspicuously absent from this conversation. MOMuriel normally likes to tease that she knows something (and since she's been to the workshop twice as a winner in both the illustrator's and the writer's competitions, she typically does know something.)

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8 LAMPS
Tina - (R)
Marina - (2xF, 2xHM)
Kary - (first time sub)
Dustin - (1xF, 2xHM)
Jennifer Hicks (1xSF, 1xSHM, 6xHM)
Isto - (first time sub)
Preston (2xHM)
gwasch - (no data)

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Francis Bruno (1xSF)
Izanobu - (1xSF, 2xSHM, 6xHM)
The Happy Snappy Gator (1xSF, 2xHM)
onelowerlight - (no data)*
MichaelB - (2XSF, 3XHM)

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Martin Shoemaker (1xF, 1xSF, 2xHM)
DavidK (1 HM)

Dr. Phil - ??


DavidK and Jennifer Hicks haven't posted on this topic since last Thursday. gwasch hasn't posted on this topic since last Friday.

Can't really know if they've just given up obsessing or they're intentionally silent. Personally, if it was me (which it's not, remember I wasn't in Q1), I would disappear. It would be too hard to watch everyone wonder and not be able to spill. Though, if someone more clever than me (ie all of you) knew something, they might keep posting like they've got no idea. Then you wouldn't draw attention to yourself.

[/speculation]

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:49 am

I've been wondering if this means those of us who haven't heard anything by now are pretty much destined for SHM or SF. I figure they must be contacting the Finalists, so at this point there are one or more they can't reach and that is the hold up. wotf017

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Postby Jennifer Hicks » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:53 am

Strycher wrote:DavidK and Jennifer Hicks haven't posted on this topic since last Thursday. gwasch hasn't posted on this topic since last Friday.


I wish I had something to hide, but alas no. I'm waiting along with everyone else. I did think this morning that the phone number on my paper sub has been since disconnected and maybe I'm the one Joni is having trouble getting in touch with. Then I remembered my e-mail address is on there too, so nope.
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Postby Isto » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:06 am

Strycher wrote:It seems the preference is to contact the finalists before they're announced, but I think if you couldn't be contacted by phone you would have been e-mailed. It's a courtesy to the finalists, not a law.

[speculation]

And there are a few people who are conspicuously absent from this conversation. MOMuriel normally likes to tease that she knows something (and since she's been to the workshop twice as a winner in both the illustrator's and the writer's competitions, she typically does know something.)

DavidK and Jennifer Hicks haven't posted on this topic since last Thursday. gwasch hasn't posted on this topic since last Friday.

Can't really know if they've just given up obsessing or their intentionally silent. Personally, if it was me (which it's not, remember I wasn't in Q1), I would disappear. It would be too hard to watch everyone wonder and not be able to spill. Though, if someone more clever than me (ie all of you) knew something, they might keep posting like they've got no idea. Then you wouldn't draw attention to yourself.



I've also been watching the topics they choose to post on. One, say, may take part in playful speculations about the length of the forum or take part in congratulatory messages, but not in speculations as to who and why and when the results will come out. Of course some regularly say NNINN or they may stop saying it. Maybe I should write a mystery instead. wotf013 Have to do something during my writing breaks while we wait for some news. sigh. Back to my one-page synopsis of a 130,000 + word novel. wotf004
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:28 am

And some of us have been saying the same thing since long before Q1 closed!

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Postby Isto » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:31 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:And some of us have been saying the same thing since long before Q1 closed!

The stories I could tell you...
The stories I could tell you...


wotf013


would it be bad form to call Joni and ask for a status update on the contest? I have a workshop in a week or so and wanted to take this story along. But until this is settled....
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Postby Jennifer Hicks » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:42 am

Isto wrote:would it be bad form to call Joni and ask for a status update on the contest?


I might have been the last person here to do that, and I received a response May 13. Joni said the results would be out "soon" and to "hang in there." Take that for what it's worth.
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Postby Strycher » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:48 am

Jennifer Hicks wrote:
Isto wrote:would it be bad form to call Joni and ask for a status update on the contest?


I might have been the last person here to do that, and I received a response May 13. Joni said the results would be out "soon" and to "hang in there." Take that for what it's worth.


I suspect that anyone who queries will get the same response now.

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:49 am

Jennifer Hicks wrote:
Isto wrote:would it be bad form to call Joni and ask for a status update on the contest?


I might have been the last person here to do that, and I received a response May 13. Joni said the results would be out "soon" and to "hang in there." Take that for what it's worth.


I would advise against it. Joni's busy, and she doesn't need more busy.

And if it helps any... I won't divulge who, but I know someone who asked quite recently and was told "they are still in the middle of judging and likely won't have results for a little while yet". That was this week.
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Postby Strycher » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:53 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Jennifer Hicks wrote:
Isto wrote:would it be bad form to call Joni and ask for a status update on the contest?


I might have been the last person here to do that, and I received a response May 13. Joni said the results would be out "soon" and to "hang in there." Take that for what it's worth.


I would advise against it. Joni's busy, and she doesn't need more busy.

And if it helps any... I won't divulge who, but I know someone who asked quite recently and was told "they are still in the middle of judging and likely won't have results for a little while yet". That was this week.


Someone who asked Joni? Because if they asked Joni and Joni said "they are still judging" that suggests the finalist have been sent to the other judges.

But then, if someone asked a random contest-affiliated person and that person said "they" it's less indicative of the status.

(It's possible that I'm having fun with the speculation. Apologies to those still waiting who are not.)

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:00 am

Yes, someone who asked Joni. And "they" was used in a very non-specific sense.
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Postby Strycher » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:05 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Yes, someone who asked Joni. And "they" was used in a very non-specific sense.


Uh-huh. It all sounds very suspicious to me. What else has your "friend" told you?

Okay, I'm just joking, I'll stop. It had been a while since I helped add to the page count. wotf046

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Postby gower21 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:08 am

I wonder if Evil Martin was the one who asked? .... But I also have another theory on who it is that I won't post because it is just too theoretical.

My guess is that there is still a finalist spot or two that needs filling and they have too many stories to put in those one or two spots. It's inevitable that Dave would have different tastes than KD and she would have already chosen a few finalists in her "for sure" finalists pile, so that left very little for Farland to put in. You'd think that would make the choice easier, but it probably made it a lot harder for him.

Also Dave just posted on Facebook he just finished his screenplay for Runelords and is going to be making trips to hollywood soon. He also has goals to finish the next rune lords book in July. He also has two weeklong workshops coming up (August and Septemeber). Both are novel rewrite workshops that will require him to read the first 100 pages of each participants novels and edit 50 of those pages.

This is going to be a long summer.

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Postby gwasch » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:10 am

I've been silent because I'm in Ontario, Canada, and tend not to be around much. I've been stalking the forum though! Unfortunately the only news I could possibly give is that we're probably in for the longer wait, and you already knew that.

Right now I'm working on screenplays. A bit of a diversion, I know. *shrugs*

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Postby Isto » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:35 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Jennifer Hicks wrote:
Isto wrote:would it be bad form to call Joni and ask for a status update on the contest?


I might have been the last person here to do that, and I received a response May 13. Joni said the results would be out "soon" and to "hang in there." Take that for what it's worth.


I would advise against it. Joni's busy, and she doesn't need more busy.

And if it helps any... I won't divulge who, but I know someone who asked quite recently and was told "they are still in the middle of judging and likely won't have results for a little while yet". That was this week.


Thanks. That actually helps a lot. I'll stop trying to lobotomize myself with a screwdriver. I suspect volume 29 will have multiple editors listed on the cover (as in some years past). On the up side, maybe we really will get to page 100. (no! put that screwdriver down!)
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Postby francisbruno » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:44 am

We should try to get to 100. then if there is really a problem with the counter going that high, they'll have to finish quicker to keep us from overflowing the count. wotf004
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:53 am

Not even a Time Capsule Press Release this week...
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Postby gower21 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:07 am

francisbruno wrote:We should try to get to 100. then if there is really a problem with the counter going that high, they'll have to finish quicker to keep us from overflowing the count. wotf004


We get to 100...eh, you know? I aim high, let's shoot for 101 just to prove we could and the counter can, in fact, go that high. In the name of science! Then we all go on collective strike until results come out.

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:49 am

gower21 wrote:
I aim high, let's shoot for 101 just to prove we could and the counter can, in fact, go that high.


Actually I think we're all heading for room 101. wotf005
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Postby gower21 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:09 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:
gower21 wrote:
I aim high, let's shoot for 101 just to prove we could and the counter can, in fact, go that high.


Actually I think we're all heading for room 101. wotf005


Oh and yes, they've shown me our team uniform and we all get matching *squeal* white jackets with these cute extra long sleeves that strap in the back. EVERYONE here is wearing them, it's the raging fashion.

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Postby DavidK » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:15 pm

Strycher wrote:DavidK and Jennifer Hicks haven't posted on this topic since last Thursday. gwasch hasn't posted on this topic since last Friday.


Ha ha, I wish I knew something, but I don't. I'm quiet because I'm hurriedly polishing my Q3 sub to a personally-set deadline (don't want to be in the last wave of subs).
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Postby morshana » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:19 pm

gower21 wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
gower21 wrote:
I aim high, let's shoot for 101 just to prove we could and the counter can, in fact, go that high.


Actually I think we're all heading for room 101. wotf005


Oh and yes, they've shown me our team uniform and we all get matching *squeal* white jackets with these cute extra long sleeves that strap in the back. EVERYONE here is wearing them, it's the raging fashion.


Will make it kind of tough to write, but maybe that's the point after what my alter-ego has been posting lately... wotf005
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Postby austinDm » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:34 pm

morshana wrote:
gower21 wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
Actually I think we're all heading for room 101. wotf005


Oh and yes, they've shown me our team uniform and we all get matching *squeal* white jackets with these cute extra long sleeves that strap in the back. EVERYONE here is wearing them, it's the raging fashion.


Will make it kind of tough to write, but maybe that's the point after what my alter-ego has been posting lately... wotf005


You mean you don't all type with your noses? wotf015 No wonder it takes me so long!

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Postby morshana » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:42 pm

austinDm wrote:
morshana wrote:
gower21 wrote:
Oh and yes, they've shown me our team uniform and we all get matching *squeal* white jackets with these cute extra long sleeves that strap in the back. EVERYONE here is wearing them, it's the raging fashion.


Will make it kind of tough to write, but maybe that's the point after what my alter-ego has been posting lately... wotf005


You mean you don't all type with your noses? wotf015 No wonder it takes me so long!


haha

Toes, too. Don't forget those.

Unfortunately, Tina, those lovely jackets won't stop the insanity from spreading. And may or may not stop us from spewing our loveliest thoughts all over this forum. =)
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Postby s_c_baker » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:58 pm

I type with my...
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eyes closed.


(What did you think I was going to say? wotf002 )

I'm kind of glad I got that form rejection way back in... March. (Yikes!)

I don't think I'll have any time for a Q3 entry, but it seems like that might be in the best interest of my sanity--what little I have left--anyway.

Hope everyone hanging in there is still hanging in there for Q1 results. wotf008
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Postby gower21 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:01 pm

morshana wrote:
Unfortunately, Tina, those lovely jackets won't stop the insanity from spreading. And may or may not stop us from spewing our loveliest thoughts all over this forum. =)


No, but it does contain it quite nicely and I kinda like that this thread is like a river of random thoughts spread out over nine + months.

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:24 am

gower21 wrote:
morshana wrote:
Unfortunately, Tina, those lovely jackets won't stop the insanity from spreading. And may or may not stop us from spewing our loveliest thoughts all over this forum. =)


No, but it does contain it quite nicely and I kinda like that this thread is like a river of random thoughts spread out over nine + months.



A river of random thoughts... with a somewhat cranky alligator paddling down the middle of it. wotf017
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