Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:45 am

Shall we try for 5? Get us to page 101 faster?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:45 am

But, but, but ...

I noticed!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:46 am

And we can all breathe again.

Sorry smilie-haters, I gotta...

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:46 am

And we hit 101!

Well, 101. 101! is a factorial. We'll NEVER get that far...
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Postby AMcCarter » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:47 am

Hooray! Congrats everybody! And Welcome back, Martin! And there's no one from the PNW. What's up with that?
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Postby MJNL » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:48 am

And Rebecca saw! She did, really, it's there in B&W
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:48 am

AMcCarter wrote:Hooray! Congrats everybody! And Welcome back, Martin! And there's no one from the PNW. What's up with that?


We'll just have to do better next time!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:50 am

Congrats to the finalists. Would be nice for the rest of us to know where our holds are...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:50 am

AMcCarter wrote:Hooray! Congrats everybody! And Welcome back, Martin! And there's no one from the PNW. What's up with that?


I feel like I count for both Akansas and Oregon (my home state!).
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:52 am

I'm sorry, yes, Rebecca did notice. Must've been a refresh problem. Her gracious message was absent when I posted, but it's there now.
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Postby aryus » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:55 am

Congrats to all the finalists! And welcome back Martin. I tried to represent our name well in your absence. Thankfully it was brief.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:55 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I'm sorry, yes, Rebecca did notice. Must've been a refresh problem. Her gracious message was absent when I posted, but it's there now.


This may be a sign that I spend *way* too much time poking my head in over here. I have to be on top of these things!
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:58 am

So, Tina, I have to ask, is this the story that had the most epic, slide in under the wire submission story ever?
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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:59 am

Well done!

http://www.prweb.com/releases/Writersof ... 619640.htm

Jeremy Brink from Texas
Holly Heisey from Arizona
Marina J. Lostetter from Arkansas
Sean Monaghan from Manawatu, New Zealand
Tina Smith from California
Martin Shoemaker from Michigan
Stephen Sottong from California
Chris Stamp of Perthshire, United Kingdom

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Postby morshana » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:59 am

WOW!! Congratulations you all!! wotf010 wotf010
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:03 pm

aryus wrote:Congrats to all the finalists! And welcome back Martin. I tried to represent our name well in your absence. Thankfully it was brief.


Martin, you did the Martin name proud. And proven once again: someday, we'll all be named Martin.
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Postby aryus » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:07 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:someday, we'll all be named Martin.


Amen
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Postby WBLedbetter » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:08 pm

Woooo hoooooo! CONGRATULATIONS to everyone!

What's this? Another Texan in the running! wotf010 wotf009
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:11 pm

WBLedbetter wrote:Woooo hoooooo! CONGRATULATIONS to everyone!

What's this? Another Texan in the running! wotf010 wotf009


Yep! A sneaky Texan, one who snuck under our radar until he became a Finalist! (Hi, Jeremy!)
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Postby MJNL » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:12 pm

Hey, I forgot my congrats.

Congrats to all the finalists! And the semis, whenever you find out!
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Postby Kary English » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:12 pm

Woo Hoo!!

Congrats to all of the finalists, and may we somehow achieve a WOTF forum trifecta when the final results are in.

Good on ya, finalist peeps!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:14 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I'm baaaaaaack... And I've brought some friends!

FIRST QUARTER FINALISTS

Jeremy Brink from Texas
Holly Heisey from Arizona
Marina J. Lostetter from Arkansas
Sean Monaghan from Manawatu, New Zealand
Tina Smith from California
Martin Shoemaker from Michigan
Stephen Sottong from California
Chris Stamp of Perthshire, United Kingdom


Congratulations to my fellow Finalists! And especially Jeremy, Holly, Marina, and Tina!


Whooooot! Congratulations to the finalists!

(Particularly the ones I recognize:Marina! Martin! and Tina! [wow look at all the repeated letters in those three names.])

I've secretly known about at least one of them for a day or two now. But I was sworn to secrecy.

And I critiqued at least one of those finalist stories! wotf001

Now we just need the rest of the Q1 list . . .
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:14 pm

Ok, so how long until the big list, huh??
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:15 pm

Kary James wrote:Ok, so how long until the big list, huh??


My guess is... Always watch the blog!
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Postby katsincommand » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:15 pm

fan freaking tastic!!!!! congrats you guys!
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Postby AlistairKimble » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:18 pm

Congratulations! Awesome news!

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Postby Strycher » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:22 pm

When did you guys find out you were finalists? Tell us the tale of the mythical Joni phone call!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:24 pm

Thank you, Alastair! Thank you, Dawn! Thank you, Krystal! Thank you, Kary! Thank you, Bill! Thank you, Jeanette! Thank you, Brad! Thank you, Rebecca! Thank you, Francis! Thank you, Amanda!

Man, between here and Facebook, it's hard to keep track of who I've thanked! Evil Martin might forget, but I try not to. Apologies if I missed anyone.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:27 pm

Congratulations! Good luck on winning 1st, 2nd, and 3rd :) How long does it usually take for them to announce the winners? wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:28 pm

Only a matter of time for you folks with names starting with M.
As for Tina. Welcome to the party!

Now you get to.....



.....


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