Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Wow! I woke up this morning and found email from WizeHive (regarding the awards show); and I thought sure it would've caused panic on this thread from people who saw the sender and assumed it was a results notice.
But not a single panic response here. Not one.
Excellent work, all. Thank you for exceeding my expectations!
Patience... Patience... Patience... Patience... Patience...
I read your post Martin and it went something like this: Hey, I didn't get one of those emails... <mild panic> maybe my submission didn't go through properly or something...
Better go and check that 'submission received' email.
Yep, definitely got that one. Probably not everyone got the gala thing, or they presumed Australians wouldn't make the trip haha.
Wait a minute. It looks like I submitted on the 28th December, NOT the 12 December which is what I had entered in duotrope. (Must have been that whole backwards-dates thing.)
Oh yeah, I do remember submitting at the last minute now I come to think of it.
But this means... instead of all that happy duotropy I had been doing where I watched all of the current responses go out at dates submitted AFTER mine (thinking, this is good right? Right?) I realise that K.D just hasn't READ THESE STORIES YET. I am now back exactly where I started - which is predicting a R this quarter as I really don't believe the story "fits" the contest too well.
I feel like I've lost something. Blissful optimism, that'd be it!
Panic! Panic! Panic! Panic!
Sir! Night is quiet in the trenches, will be going over the top on the morrow.