Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:55 pm

Congratulations! :)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby MJNL » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:56 pm

Yay, congrats! That's awesome. wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:59 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
Kary James wrote:*jumping up and down and screaming like a girl*

Semi-finalist here, too. Congrats to Bluestocking!

I'm absolutely giddy and tearing up like a dork. wotf007


Oh yeah! Congratulations to you Kary, and Bluestocking too.
And yeah, I remember I didn't come down for a week after I got mine. wotf001


Except you probably teared up more like a croc! wotf013


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby francisbruno » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:07 pm

Congrats
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby morshana » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:15 pm

Congratulations Kary and Bluestocking!! wotf010
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:16 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:Maybe I should let the Gator loose, I fear she's already been chasing Evil Martin with her bottle of chilli sauce this evening. Maybe he deserves it, or maybe tonight is simply the night evil takes over the forum. Muaha! wotf013


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:24 pm

Kary James wrote:OMG - I have been wanting to use this thing for SO long!

wotf057


YAY! wotf010 Congrats Kary!

And congrats and welcome to Bluestocking. wotf007 It's a mad house.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:27 pm

Strycher wrote:
Kary James wrote:OMG - I have been wanting to use this thing for SO long!

wotf057


YAY! wotf010 Congrats Kary!

And congrats and welcome to Bluestocking. wotf007 It's a mad house.


I have no idea what you're talking about! wotf013
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Postby Strycher » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:32 pm



Naturally?

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Postby gower21 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:38 pm

YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! YEHSHSD!!! I have no idea what I'm typing I'M SO FREAKIN' EXCITED!!

Go KARY! I knew you'd be up there. WOW. So glad some final news for everyone is coming out!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:43 pm

Maybe the missing 8 semis will also be forum folk. wotf013 (We must have a higher than average acceptance rate, right, right?)

wotf006 Kary--was today the best writing day ever?

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby hazlett » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:46 pm

Congrats Kary and Bluestocking!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:49 pm

Strycher wrote:Maybe the missing 8 semis will also be forum folk. wotf013 (We must have a higher than average acceptance rate, right, right?)

wotf006 Kary--was today the best writing day ever?


Yes, today has been the best writing day ever. The meeting with the client went well, and that's all I can say on that at this particular juncture.

The only thing left to cap it off would be an acceptance from the Kindle Singles program for my semi. Only 15% of Kindle Singles are fiction, and of those only one title is fantasy. I'd sure love to be #2.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby DavidK » Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:53 pm

Congratulations Kary and Bluestocking. Well done! Excellent news!
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Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:16 pm

Gees, I just stopped by to grab the questions for the 450 swap and I'm greeted with great news! wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby austinDm » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:34 pm

Congrats to Kary and Bluestocking! 118 pages later and the end is in sight!

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Postby greenroom » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:35 pm

Congrats Bluestocking and Kary!
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Postby preston » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:41 pm

HUGE congratulations to Bluestocking and Kary. Semi-finalist. Wow! I'm so happy for you. I'm still waiting. No news is....making me very impatient! But so cool for you two. The semi's are finally coming in! Congratulations again. So cool!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:48 pm

Thanks, everybody. I'm hoping more semi-finalist notices went out today. I'd love to see several more of us bring one home.
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Postby klaatu » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:20 pm

Congrats Kary and Bluestocking...


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby katsincommand » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:39 pm

Congrats you guys! Enjoy your critiques.. from DF of all people. very cool.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:48 pm

katsincommand wrote:Enjoy your critiques.. from DF of all people. very cool.


Yes, yes. Enjoy your critiques. And then perhaps share them with us lowly nonplacers? wotf007 I think there's a thread for that sort of thing . . .

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:02 pm

I don't know what Bluestocking got, but my email from Joni sounded like the certificate and the crit were ready to be mailed. That would be a huge plus as semis used to have to wait another month or six weeks to get their crits.

I'll ask Dave first to make sure it's ok to share it, but if he says yes, I'll post it.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:03 pm

I couldn't wait any longer. I just emailed Joni inquiring about the fate of my Q1 entry. Honestly, I'm expecting a reject. I think if it was otherwise, I would have heard by now. That leaves just a few of us who have no news. I can't imagine it taking another week, but the way this quarter has been, I just don't know anymore.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby dantzel » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:39 pm

Congrats to Kary and Bluestocking!! Exciting news! Maybe soon Q2 results will come out and I'll stop feeling like such a lame sauce!
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Postby morshana » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:45 pm

Congrats on the HM, Preston!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:46 pm

Congratulations, Preston!
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Postby preston » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:46 pm

Just heard back from Joni. It took her exactly 2 hours to respond to my email inquiry. I got an HM! I'll take it! Woo-hoo! Has this been an intense quarter, or what?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:48 pm

Thanks Rebecca & Jeanette. I'm so relieved.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby dantzel » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:49 pm

Yay Preston!

... and yay Joni for having such lightning-quick reflexes!!
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