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Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby amoskalik » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:23 am

That's right, volume 33. I've grown accustomed to twitching about three quarters at a time, so I need to add to my fix after washing out of Q2. Who's with me?

I do have my story planned out, but have a lot of research still to do before the first draft begins.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:40 am

Gyaaaah! wotf039

Or, yaknow, wow, that's starting to get close, isn't it? wotf004
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Ishmael » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:04 am

Depends. Some of us may have already submitted to Q4, in which case Q1 looming out of the murk and into clairvoyance becomes only logical, captain.

Did somebody mention how many shopping days to Christmas? The football season has started over here. If the tyranny of the urban majority hadn't banned foxhunting I might have something else to do, but things being as they are I'll just have to amuse myself writing instead.

Ah, those long lost Autumn days when we would rise before dawn and don ratcatcher garb in order to hold up a likely looking covert at 5 am on a crisp morning with a hint of frost in the air and the leaves turning yellow on the chestnut trees in the meadow. The hot breath of a fine horse turning to vapour as it drifts away on the lightest of breezes and everywhere the scents and sounds of the declining year.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Strycher » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:16 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:Gyaaaah! wotf039


This. I feel like I've lost 6 months of my life somewhere.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby amoskalik » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:27 am

I like knowing I have until after Christmas to submit my next story. Sounds like a long way away.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:50 am

I like knowing I have until after Christmas to *write* my next story. Sounds like a long way away.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby amoskalik » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:19 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:
I like knowing I have until after Christmas to *write* my next story. Sounds like a long way away.

Altered for my perspective.


Yeah, ok, there is that minor detail of "writing" to do before submitting. Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Strycher » Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:50 am

amoskalik wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:
I like knowing I have until after Christmas to *write* my next story. Sounds like a long way away.

Altered for my perspective.


Yeah, ok, there is that minor detail of "writing" to do before submitting. Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong?


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Postby s_c_baker » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:39 am

Speak for yourself. I find the stress of not knowing whether or not a story will get accepted much less painful if I don't write the story until after I submit... wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:32 pm

Oh god, I don't even know what to try for yet. wotf018 Work has been eating my life. I do want to try for this, though. I just need a concept that my brain doesn't auto-reject as stupid. wotf011
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby austinDm » Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:14 pm

My story for this quarter is at Analog right now, and it's even money if I'll get it back in time.

If not, I guess I'll just have to send something else.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Ishmael » Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:19 am

Do you mean to say you don't expect Analog to publish it? wotf013
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby austinDm » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:50 pm

Ishmael wrote:Do you mean to say you don't expect Analog to publish it? wotf013

Just hedging my bets. But thanks for the vote of confidence, Ish wotf007

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby alpha » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:05 pm

Woo! Just made a big break-through on my Q1 story. I've been writing and rewriting and trying out different approaches for a couple months, now, and I was kind of not convinced that this one was ever going to gel into anything, but I think I just found a shape and a direction for it.

Still got a long way to go before it's anything good, but, hey, it's now a story in the making instead of a handful of half-baked scenes.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:34 am

alpha wrote:Woo! Just made a big break-through on my Q1 story. I've been writing and rewriting and trying out different approaches for a couple months, now, and I was kind of not convinced that this one was ever going to gel into anything, but I think I just found a shape and a direction for it.

Still got a long way to go before it's anything good, but, hey, it's now a story in the making instead of a handful of half-baked scenes.


Nice! Glad things are starting to come together for you. :)

I've got mine outlined and am about a third of the way through my rough draft. Which basically means I'm about a third of the way through a whole hell of a lot of rewrites, because the language alone is enough to get the story an R thus far. wotf019 The important thing right now is to get it out so I can make it better afterward, though.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby alpha » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:20 am

You read my Q4 story, disgruntled one. I definitely had to clean up some language. My favorite line of the whole story featured the F word quite prominently. I almost hope it loses, because I would sort of rather see it published with the profanity uncensored.

Not that I would mind a win. Notice I said "almost."

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:34 am

alpha wrote:You read my Q4 story, disgruntled one. I definitely had to clean up some language. My favorite line of the whole story featured the F word quite prominently. I almost hope it loses, because I would sort of rather see it published with the profanity uncensored.

Not that I would mind a win. Notice I said "almost."


I understand completely, on all counts. wotf011 Good luck! Totally willing to trade stories for the upcoming quarter if/when you're ready (and I manage to wrestle mind into submission).
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby storysinger » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:39 am

A story idea came to me yesterday that I can barely wait to write. I think I'll finally write a fantasy piece this time.
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Postby Imagination Vortex » Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:55 am

I may actually submit early this quarter. My story is almost ready to go. That would be nice, especially since I don't have a firm outline for any new stories. Just a bunch of ideas that are good but I can't materialize into a solid story. That means I'm going to need all the time I can get, and March 30th seems like plenty of time. I hope.
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Postby DoctorJest » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:03 pm

I have the story I started writing for Q1 V32 -- I may actually be able to get it finished in time for Q1 V33, assuming I can resolve all the problems I have with it right now. There's a reason it's taking this long to get it to where I want it to be...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:08 pm

DoctorJest wrote:I have the story I started writing for Q1 V32 -- I may actually be able to get it finished in time for Q1 V33, assuming I can resolve all the problems I have with it right now. There's a reason it's taking this long to get it to where I want it to be...


The story I submitted to Q4 took two months of active writing/editing--*after* I putzed around not knowing what to do with it for a year and a half. I understand where you're coming from.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:26 am

So, who is in? wotf011
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Postby storysinger » Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:48 am

I've just started writing for this quarter so it will be a while before I'm in.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:53 am

Dustin Adams wrote:So, who is in? wotf011


wotf019 Cute. I'll probably be in about halfway through the quarter, assuming I actually use the story I've been drafting. My rough draft has *way* too much swearing to get anywhere in the contest, but there's a reason it's my rough draft. I'm just worried I won't be able to cut the swearing without compromising the characters... If that's the case, I'll finish this story out, send it elsewhere and start on a different entry.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Ishmael » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:05 am

I'm at 4400 actual words or thereby. I'm finding this story not straightforward to write, but I'm convinced if I can only finish it, it has real potential. As is so often the case I was inspired by a specific prompt but very vague about the structure. We'll see how it comes together.

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I do, but it doesn't mean I have to see every step in the way in advance of setting out, does it?

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Imagination Vortex » Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:45 am

Dustin Adams wrote:So, who is in? wotf011


Actually I've already started writing my Q2. wotf015
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Postby emilymccosh » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:06 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:Oh god, I don't even know what to try for yet. wotf018 Work has been eating my life. I do want to try for this, though. I just need a concept that my brain doesn't auto-reject as stupid. wotf011



wotf019 Amen to that. I have a sort of, maybe, might be good idea for Q1, we'll have to see how it goes.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby amoskalik » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:54 am

I've got about 3700 words done on my first draft. This story has a lot of power if I can only pull it off. It is challenging me on many fronts though.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby reigheena » Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:56 am

I'm revising my Q2 HM for resubmission this quarter. Got some good feedback from a beta reader on how to bring it all together better. And since I have plenty of time, I'll probably send it through critters to see if there's anything else glaring I'm missing.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:44 am

Started on my V33Q1 story this morning. Anyone else? wotf024
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