Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

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Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:39 pm

It's that time of year again. As per usual, I have no idea what I'll be doing. wotf013
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby reigheena » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:34 am

I've got a story in mind. I just need to sit down and write it.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:05 pm

Oh yes of course



Hmmm, as of right now I may try to redo an earlier story but I might be able to come up with something different-at least in setting.



I need a new Science Fiction so I can later sent it to Asimov's and Analog but a true fantasy could be good. Been while since I have done one. One in a jungle? Maybe I know what story to redo if I go that route.


Maybe its time for my mini sparkly purple flying unicorn tale.

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Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:56 pm

I will be going with my idea. A familiar meme or plot but I am willing to believe that he will receive very few with this twist. Someone, somewhere probably has used it but again I am willing to believe that very few have.

Now for a title
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:45 am

It felt weird missing the last quarter, so I'm more determined than ever to make it in this quarter! Getting my ideas together now...
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:08 am

I have a couple of first drafts I just need to whip into shape. I'm finally starting to feel better, so I should be good to go on that front soon.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:08 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:I have a couple of first drafts I just need to whip into shape. I'm finally starting to feel better, so I should be good to go on that front soon.

Send one to me!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:35 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:I have a couple of first drafts I just need to whip into shape. I'm finally starting to feel better, so I should be good to go on that front soon.

Send one to me!
I'm super inspired after the award ceremony last night. I'm ready to read and write WotF!


Okay! I know which one I want to send your way, but I may do some quick tweaking first. wotf011 There's some problems I'm aware of and know how to fix.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:12 pm

Been working on the story. Hmmm, not quite sure on what my hero should do as a try fail sequence. I have two ideas. One is a bit different-I think.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby Jason Parker » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:22 pm

I have some decent story ideas, but looking for a mind blowing one.

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Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:25 am

Jason Parker wrote:I have some decent story ideas, but looking for a mind blowing one.

I like that you said looking, instead of waiting. :)
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Postby KD Julicher » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:28 am

I have an amazing idea. Wrote the first scene and it's awful. But some brainstorming last night gave me an inspiration and I think I know how to rewrite it completely.

This will be my first entry in three quarters. Ready to get back in the game.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:32 am

Here we are a whole week into the quarter and entries are still not open.

Oh dear! What can the matter be?
Can't get stories in any categ'ry
Been tryin' to enter since first thing last Saturday
Nobody knows I am there!

I think it's a conspiracy
They've sure all got it in for me
Wait til I go and win, you'll see
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:50 pm

Ishmael wrote:Here we are a whole week into the quarter and entries are still not open.

Oh dear! What can the matter be?
Can't get stories in any categ'ry
Been tryin' to enter since first thing last Saturday
Nobody knows I am there!

I think it's a conspiracy
They've sure all got it in for me
Wait til I go and win, you'll see
Everyone will go quite spare!

wotf008


Are you really ready to submit this early? wotf019 wotf010 I envy your energy and enthusiasm, sir.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:41 pm

Ishmael wrote:Here we are a whole week into the quarter and entries are still not open.

Oh dear! What can the matter be?
Can't get stories in any categ'ry
Been tryin' to enter since first thing last Saturday
Nobody knows I am there!

I think it's a conspiracy
They've sure all got it in for me
Wait til I go and win, you'll see
Everyone will go quite spare!

wotf008


We really need to do a book of waiting on WotF poems
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:44 pm

My story is going too slow. I still not sure if this is the story to send in. Unless something else comes to mind its going to be in the 3,000 to 5,000 range.
And that is pushing it with what I have so far.

And I am not sure about the try fail cycles. I have my MC working on a problem, but it's different and maybe on the wimpy side.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:11 am

And I'm in! wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:15 pm

Finished the first draft of the story I think I'll probably submit for this quarter. The fun is over. Now the work begins. wotf004
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby Dustan Moon » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:41 pm

Ishmael wrote:And I'm in! wotf007


Ishmael must be a firm believer in "the early bird gets the worm." : )

Best of success,

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby Dustan Moon » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:52 pm

LDWriter2, I see you were in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 10. Conga rats. I was in SNW 2, "Seventh Heaven." Wish there was still a venue like that, it was fun. You could join SFWA with that pro sale, associate membership. You can't vote on the Nebs, but you get a lot of free books from publishers that can't figure out how to split the membership list out. : ) Nebula Awards Ceremony is great for networking and meeting pros as well.

Cheers,

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:07 pm

Randy Hulshizer wrote:Finished the first draft of the story I think I'll probably submit for this quarter. The fun is over. Now the work begins. wotf004


Funny story--I don't enjoy my first drafts as much as I used to. There's still the initial rush of excitement, but it's tempered by the knowledge that there's still a ton of work to do. I tend to feel better roundabout draft three, lately. wotf004
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby RSchibler » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:01 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Randy Hulshizer wrote:Finished the first draft of the story I think I'll probably submit for this quarter. The fun is over. Now the work begins. wotf004


Funny story--I don't enjoy my first drafts as much as I used to. There's still the initial rush of excitement, but it's tempered by the knowledge that there's still a ton of work to do. I tend to feel better roundabout draft three, lately. wotf004



Took a break from working on my novel to put together my Q2 submission- after seeing how much work it took to edit and revise a short story, I became much less romantic about the prospect of finishing the novel and beginning the second draft process wotf003

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:56 am

Dustan Moon wrote:
Ishmael wrote:And I'm in! wotf007


Ishmael must be a firm believer in "the early bird gets the worm." : )

Best of success,

~Moon~


Thanks Moon. Actually I'm just following Martin's advice for those worried about pro'ing out. If you submit before your disqualifying pro sale is published, you aren't disqualified for the current round, even if the pro story is published before the closing date. Actually it's a bit of a long shot that I'd pro out before the end of this quarter but I wouldn't be surprise if the ZNB anthology did come out before then.

Also thanks to Tom Carpenter for putting his finger right on the key problem with this story. And a shout out for whoever (Krystal?) recommended using text-to-speech software to pick up errors. I thought there were none in my final draft, then I thought I'd just check it with Natural Reader so I downloaded the free version of the program, ran the story through and found the need for about twenty minor changes, including finding the word 'though' twice for 'through' and several missing commas, hyphens etc.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:10 pm

Dustan Moon wrote:LDWriter2, I see you were in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 10. Conga rats. I was in SNW 2, "Seventh Heaven." Wish there was still a venue like that, it was fun. You could join SFWA with that pro sale, associate membership. You can't vote on the Nebs, but you get a lot of free books from publishers that can't figure out how to split the membership list out. : ) Nebula Awards Ceremony is great for networking and meeting pros as well.

Cheers,

~Moon~


Thanks
Obviously I read "Seventh Heaven" back when but I don't recall it now and my books are not easy to find.


As to me and SFWA. I have actually looked into that twice. Not sure why I didn't pull the trigger on it however. I didn't know about any free books. And the Ceremony probably is not close enough for me to go.
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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