Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby alpha » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:49 pm

last quarter's rejection did a lot to ease the tension for me this quarter simply because I now have more realistic expectations.


Yeah, the last 2 or 3 years of straight rejections have done that for me as well.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:32 pm

amoskalik wrote:
storysinger wrote:Does anyone think subbing in different genres for the four quarters would improve one's odds.
Q1-syfy
Q2-fantasy
Q3- Steam-punk
Q4-apocolyptic
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I think subbing the best story you have any given Q is the best bet. So far all my stories have been vastly different from each other, but if I were to develop a world that inspired me to write multiple stories in, I wouldn't hesitate to write and submit them one after the other.



I think I agree with amoskalik with the added comment that it could depend on which type of story you do better.
Some seem to do a better with fantasy instead of SF. These days that could mean doing better with steampunk and/or cyberpunk than the other two. I like to think I do a great job with Urban Fantasy but so far no real evidence of that. All of my stories get the same reactions from editors.

Of course there are people who like a preindustrial steampunk-fantasy I am doing in a serial in preparation of publishing it Indie style. Maybe I do better with oddball fusions.

I hope so anyway.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby amstard » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:25 pm

I submitted on Dec 30th as well, just for the list :)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Athena » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:52 am

For list purposes, I submitted on Dec 8th.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:12 am

I saw some rejections on the Grinder yesterday, but, based on the dates, I don't suppose they could be related to V33Q1:

219 day Rejection, Personal from Writers of the Future Contest on February 2
309 day Rejection, Personal from Writers of the Future Contest on February 2
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby rharp » Wed Feb 03, 2016 4:35 am

Randy Hulshizer wrote:I saw some rejections on the Grinder yesterday, but, based on the dates, I don't suppose they could be related to V33Q1:

219 day Rejection, Personal from Writers of the Future Contest on February 2
309 day Rejection, Personal from Writers of the Future Contest on February 2


One of those was me, sadly. Just got word last night that my finalist story being held (apparently forever - eek, that's a lot of days!), didn't get chosen to be a published finalist. I was in Q2 last year. I'd guess the other was someone waiting on that news, too. Oh well, now to try to sell that story! Fingers crossed!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby preston » Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:53 pm

rharp wrote:
Randy Hulshizer wrote:I saw some rejections on the Grinder yesterday, but, based on the dates, I don't suppose they could be related to V33Q1:

219 day Rejection, Personal from Writers of the Future Contest on February 2
309 day Rejection, Personal from Writers of the Future Contest on February 2


One of those was me, sadly. Just got word last night that my finalist story being held (apparently forever - eek, that's a lot of days!), didn't get chosen to be a published finalist. I was in Q2 last year. I'd guess the other was someone waiting on that news, too. Oh well, now to try to sell that story! Fingers crossed!


Sorry to hear that Rachelle. Good luck with the story!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby rharp » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:24 am

preston wrote:Sorry to hear that Rachelle. Good luck with the story!


Thanks, Preston! Sent it out last night. Now to wait some more! wotf001
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby reigheena » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:35 am

Since it's Thursday, just wanted to mention that we need some results threads for v33.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:08 pm

There's one now.

One heart attack later...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby emilymccosh » Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:52 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:There's one now.

One heart attack later...


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby pdblake » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:27 pm

Just for the list I submitted on 3rd December

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:12 am

The forum just got trolled.
J/K

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby pdblake » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:37 am

Hi Dustin :)

No trolls here, I find they're a little too unrefined for WOTF and only get rejected =)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:34 am

Troll stories stink.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Ishmael » Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:40 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Troll stories stink.

wotf011


Peer Gynt? The classic confrontation between man and troll. Sadly won by troll, but that's what happens in Norwegian myths.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby amoskalik » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:35 pm

I'm beginning to suspect we won't see any results until after the Gala. This time last year we had two rounds of rejections by now and then silence until late April.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby emilymccosh » Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:38 pm

Wow, you know your'e obsessing over something when you dream about it. Last night I dreamed the results had finally started coming in for the quarter--then I woke up and realized it wasn't true. Doh!

Next Wednesday/Thursday?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby alpha » Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:11 pm

Don't get too worked up about it; I'm going to win this quarter, anyway.

Nevermind my string of 10 or so rejections (and 1 HM before them, I'll have you know). THIS is definitely the one. You guys can have a shot next quarter.

J/k. I just wish they would send my R now so I can send it on to the next market.

Actually, this is pretty much the last stop for this story.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:23 pm

Ishmael wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:Troll stories stink.

wotf011


Peer Gynt? The classic confrontation between man and troll. Sadly won by troll, but that's what happens in Norwegian myths.

wotf012



This is the modern age we can tale a classic confrontation and change the usual ending.

Or for that matter the Troll can be the good guy.



Now how's that for a story? An internet troll saves the day?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:24 pm

alpha wrote:Don't get too worked up about it; I'm going to win this quarter, anyway.

Nevermind my string of 10 or so rejections (and 1 HM before them, I'll have you know). THIS is definitely the one. You guys can have a shot next quarter.

J/k. I just wish they would send my R now so I can send it on to the next market.

Actually, this is pretty much the last stop for this story.



Don't forget there are three places and one add on finalist. So four of us could get in.



Well, possibly not me but there are enough here who are good+
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:21 pm

Since we are using the waiting to discuss some unique areas of writing I thought I would throw one out for Ishmael or whoever else might know.

While out to dinner for Valentine's Day a TV showed what I think of as a rugby match. South Africa against someone I can't recall. I only payed scant attention to the match but at one point both teams were grouped together and one team seemed to be doing some type of routine with air guitars and either singing and/or yelling at the other team. I think there was some simple dance moves too.

What was that all about?


For the sake of research of course. Someday I just might do a Magic school story set in that part of the world and you never know when a wee bit of data like that might come in handy.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby dantzel » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:35 pm

LDWriter, do you mean the Haka?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiKFYTFJ_kw

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby MattDovey » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:10 am

LDWriter2 wrote:While out to dinner for Valentine's Day a TV showed what I think of as a rugby match. South Africa against someone I can't recall. I only payed scant attention to the match but at one point both teams were grouped together and one team seemed to be doing some type of routine with air guitars and either singing and/or yelling at the other team. I think there was some simple dance moves too.

What was that all about?


If the team doing the dance were all in black, that was New Zealand doing the Haka, a traditional Maori war dance. They've been doing it before rugby matches for 130 years now. They also recently--and movingly--did it at the funeral of one of their greatest players, Jonah Lomu, who died too young.

That's the most famous of the war dances--because New Zealand stand astride international rugby like colossi, dominating all before them--but there's also Fiji's Cibi, Samoa's Siva Tau, and Tonga's Sipi Tau. More information, including videos and translations of the war cries, here.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby dantzel » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:31 pm

I really, really enjoy watching the Haka performed. So much commitment!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:07 am

Well, today is Thursday...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby amoskalik » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:47 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Well, today is Thursday...


Do you know something we don't? I haven't seen anything on the Grinder...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby pdblake » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:52 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Well, today is Thursday...

You want to check your calander again? wotf019

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby emilymccosh » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:08 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Well, today is Thursday...


Huh? What are you playing at...? wotf003
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Ishmael » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:14 am

Today is Tuesthursday. Tomorrow is Wedthursday.

Every day is Thursday. Them's the rules. It's no good arguing with the rules. Unless of course you are a ruler, or you have got one.

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