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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:29 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
jdbrink wrote:Well... THANKS!

Nice to be here. Seems like I was wandering around in the dark by myself and didn't even know there was a whole village on the other side of the hill! Though seeing a handful of your posts is pretty intimidating. You each have a vast story machine running that gets a gem of an entry in each quarter. I have a notebook with a few old stories that have been rejected by magazines so manytimes they're now all grey-haired and worn out. And thanks for the encouragement but I'm pretty sure if this one doesn't make it I'll be about spent. Most of my work tends to be too long and awfully dark for a general audience. (At least i like to lean on that as an excuse for not getting more stuff published.)

Nice to meet everyone and thanks again for the reassurance!

(and I have no idea what that long string of letters refers to...)

Not to worry, UEMoBCT--er, JD(?). Not all of us are vast story machines. I barely squeak through each quarter with an entry, and have an equal number of "not a form rejection" responses and "form rejection" responses. wotf008


Agreed, I'm sure that a fair number of people are in a similar boat. I know I certainly don't have an abundance of stories to choose from! As a matter of fact, if schools offered degrees in procrastination, I'd have an honorary doctorate! (I just started writing my intended Q3 story a couple days ago, and it was a pretty similar situation with my first submission (to Q2))(Don't look at me like that... I'll stop procrastinating next quarter...) wotf011

Obviously, I don't have any responses yet since Q2 was my first time entering :) But, as I heard a former winner mention (Eric James Stone) there's no reason to not submit, since you can keep entering until you either win, or you've sold enough to other markets that you are disqualified... both of which are good scenarios wotf010

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:57 pm

Welcome to Holly and Mr. Brink. And congratulations! wotf006

I do like the sound of Mr Brink too, living under a rock. You don't happen to be a reptile do you? Snake maybe? wotf007 There's not nearly enough reptiles on this forum.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:00 pm

Congrats you two. wotf010

Perhaps the others will break their silence soon...



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Postby MJNL » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:16 pm

... Because we're on page 99...
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Postby Strycher » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:18 pm

Welcome to page 99.












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Postby Strycher » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:19 pm

MJNL wrote:... Because we're on page 99...


wotf019


See? 'Cause it's a joke. 'Cause the 99 bottles and the 99 pages.


Also, thanks for my crit back Marina! As always, your feedback is much appreciated.

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Postby francisbruno » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:26 pm

Almost there...
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Postby Strycher » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:38 pm

francisbruno wrote:Almost there...
wotf024


Is there a prize for being the person who pushes it over 100? Or did we already have this conversation? After 99 pages, I can't keep track . . .

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Postby francisbruno » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:47 pm

Strycher wrote:
francisbruno wrote:Almost there...
wotf024


Is there a prize for being the person who pushes it over 100? Or did we already have this conversation? After 99 pages, I can't keep track . . .

Post 1113. I think +/- 100
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:48 pm

Strycher wrote:
francisbruno wrote:Almost there...
wotf024


Is there a prize for being the person who pushes it over 100? Or did we already have this conversation? After 99 pages, I can't keep track . . .


Sparkle pony?
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Postby MJNL » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:48 pm

Strycher wrote:
MJNL wrote:... Because we're on page 99...


wotf019


See? 'Cause it's a joke. 'Cause the 99 bottles and the 99 pages.


Also, thanks for my crit back Marina! As always, your feedback is much appreciated.


You are very welcome wotf007 .
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Postby venvariants » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:50 pm

This is going to be like The Last Starfighter when we push over 100, and we'll all be transported to an alternate universe to fight in a galactic war...
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Postby MJNL » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:55 pm

venvariants wrote:This is going to be like The Last Starfighter when we push over 100, and we'll all be transported to an alternate universe to fight in a galactic war...


In that case, everyone better buckle up.
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Postby Strycher » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:58 pm

venvariants wrote:This is going to be like The Last Starfighter when we push over 100, and we'll all be transported to an alternate universe to fight in a galactic war...


That would be AWESOME! That was an entertaining movie, but I thought the premise was a bit unoriginal. I mean, who doesn't think they're secretly auditioning for an awesome job when they play video games?





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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:07 pm

venvariants wrote:This is going to be like The Last Starfighter when we push over 100, and we'll all be transported to an alternate universe to fight in a galactic war...


My starfighting skills are a bit rusty. Do you think they could use me in the propaganda department?
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Postby Kary English » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:19 pm

Someone else can have the prize for pushing the thread to 100, but I want the prize for first Q1 story to go live anywhere.

Dang, Amazon is fast.

The blurb has already been tweaked, just waiting for the changes to catch up.

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Postby MJNL » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:20 pm

How pretty!
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Postby Kary English » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:36 pm

Thank you, Marina!
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:41 pm

Very pretty, indeed. I wish I wasn't pathetically bad at covers

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Postby Isto » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:52 pm

wow! I go away for a couple days and all hell breaks loose. Congratulations to the finalists.... do we know more than two and have they all been contacted so far? Getting close to 100 pages. I'm so proud. but must go now. Have 5 story plots to write for tomorrow.
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Postby Holly Heisey » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:53 pm

Thanks for the welcome!

Looks nice, Kary. :)

Seems like a lot of you are prolific short story writers, but I tend to think in novels or novellas. I've only actually written a handful of shorts, and that's one thing I'm working on, getting better at short form. I guess something's going well!

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Postby morshana » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:56 pm

Nice cover, Kary!













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Did that get us to 100 yet?
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Postby hazlett » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:00 pm

Congrats everyone!


I hope this message pushes the forum over the edge to 100!
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Postby hazlett » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:01 pm

But this one goes to 11...
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:02 pm

I wish I could think in longer form. It's challenging for me. Although my Q2 entry is up over 10k, so that's something.

Say! I wonder how long it will be before we start seeing any results back from Q2? Not that I'm getting antsy or anything. I know there are still several folks waiting to hear anything from Q1!
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Postby Isto » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:07 pm

hazlett wrote:Congrats everyone!


I hope this message pushes the forum over the edge to 100!


my last post didn't show up. I mentioned that we are near 3000 posts. I will go back to writing now. I promise.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:10 pm

LOL, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to start thinking about Q2. Afterall, Dave did say he started on the Q2s this past Saturday.
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:11 pm

Kary James wrote:LOL, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to start thinking about Q2. Afterall, Dave did say he started on the Q2s this past Saturday.


O.O

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:12 pm

Jeez. I last checked in on Friday. I come home from work and there's NEWS! The finalists have been called! There was a message on my answering machine today. Nothing but static. Guess that means I'm not a finalist this time. Oh, well. There are still slots open for Semis, Silvers and HMs, so maybe I'll slip into one of those! I hope so. Congrats to the to the two known finalists, and the others of course. And good luck to all who are still waiting. I'm sure the list will be up shortly and we can all relax for a few seconds, and move on to quarter 2 with equal fervor.
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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:17 pm

Epic...
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