Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

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Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:01 am

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:45 am

Wow,


Right now I may redo another older stories. There are a few that I like and think the basic story is good.
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby reigheena » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:27 pm

I have a first draft. It is a mess. I'm going to try to do another quick draft on it before diving into final edits on Q3.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby KathiLS » Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:21 am

I have a couple stories started, but in all cases the plot has escaped me. wotf017 Not sure what I'll do with them. Maybe throw them at some readers for brainstorming.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:55 pm

Got to start thinking on this one.

I originally said I might redo an older story. But I thought of a new story but now not sure which idea I meant. There is one story I started a few months ago and just started to work on again, but I don't know how long-short story, novella, novelette or book. At least no chance it would be a mini or flash story.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:10 am

I pulled up an old story that I thought had some major plot issues, so I stuck it in the trunk about four months ago. After hanging out with all of you folks for a couple weeks, I popped it open and realized that the only plot issue was in something I used to describe the world during the world-building process; it doesn't even come into play in the story. To say I'm pleasantly surprised would be an understatement.

With that said, anyone want to swap stories for feedback? As my location says, I'm out in the middle of nowhere and the nearest writing group is about 60 miles away so... wotf017
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Ysocks » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:56 pm

Turns out I do have a story to submit. It's 70's style SF without a happyhappyjoyjoy ending, but it rings true for me. So, in as of today.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:44 pm

You probably want to edit that post to remove any details on your story, ysocks. It could end up resulting in disqualification due to the anonymous nature of the contest.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby hlreinhold » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:36 pm

I've got a great story idea for this quarter. A mix of two eclectic interests, that may well be nobody's cup of tea. Dave might not like it. But I hope I will like it. After struggling to maintain momentum in the last two quarters, I think it's time I started writing for myself again. I figure there's no point going through all this stress just for a story I don't even find particularly exciting. Much better to enjoy the story, so that when the rejections come in, I at least know that I got some enjoyment out of the writing itself.

I think I'm also going to be a lot more intentional about weaving in conflict throughout the story. wotf011
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Postby thegirlintheglasses » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:24 am

I've got one, I've got one! Nearly 8k in. Hopefully my kids will cooperate and I'll be writing the final scenes in the next few days... then to start the next draft. wotf024
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:42 pm

No work on it yet. Even during my two week writing vacation I did nothing on WotF. I did finish a novel-now to find an copy editor who doesn't charge too much. But then again I did have a beta reader look it over. And worked on the revision of another novel, did 7 crits for critters, a few flash and minis stories too. But as I said zip on the contest.

Not even deciding what story to do. If I do not have an idea by Aug first I may redo an older story.
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:37 am

I've a finished draft, if anyone would like an exchange. In the 6-7K range. Email or PM me if you're interested.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:51 am

If michaeljwyantjr is trying to send me a PM, it seems to be blocked. I don't know why.

I suggest an email if you or anyone else wants to contact me.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:55 am

Ishmael wrote:If michaeljwyantjr is trying to send me a PM, it seems to be blocked. I don't know why.

I suggest an email if you or anyone else wants to contact me.


Weird. Email sent.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby vsutherland01 » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:06 pm

I am going to get a first draft for my quarter four short story done in the next 2-3 weeks. I hope some people are still around by then for story swaps.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:10 pm

vsutherland01 wrote:I am going to get a first draft for my quarter four short story done in the next 2-3 weeks. I hope some people are still around by then for story swaps.


I'm sure I'll still be editing... wotf027
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:27 am

I'm in.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:37 pm

Been doing other things like getting a novel ready for a proofreader-if I can find one. And revising yet another book. And a couple of short stories. And helping my wife with her dad. For the last three months or so his health has been failing. It started when he fell-I was with him-and couldn't get up. I got him up twice but he wouldn't stay up. So I call 911. Turned out to be A urinary tract infection that had gotten into his blood. They finally solved that but he still has problems walking. He fell a fourth time and broke four ribs--that was with 24 hour care but he had wanted to use the bathroom by himself. So His children decided to talk him into moving to a retirement center with assisted living. My wife is now going through his stuff to get his house ready to sell. Getting rid of furniture he now doesn't need and rid of lots and lots of paper work. Now we find his house has fleas, they seem to be very active all of a sudden. He never had any pets. So I have been watering his place and in some other ways helping.
More stuff going on but this is the condensed story.

Anyway: I decided to redo an older story. But the one I would like to do, I am not sure if I can make any better. I think it is a good solid tale with a twist I have never seen any one else do. Which of course doesn't mean they haven't. But it should still be rare. Sigh, I will see,
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby RGP » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:18 pm

Hi folks, I'm new to the forum, but have been writing and submitting (everywhere) for the last couple years.
I'm wondering if anyone is willing to do a story swap?

At bat the last couple years- 2x finalist (2016 and 2017), 1x SF, 2x SHM, 4 x HM. Some non-pro an wotf024 d literary publications but still trying to crack the pro market.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:16 am

RGP wrote:Hi folks, I'm new to the forum, but have been writing and submitting (everywhere) for the last couple years.
I'm wondering if anyone is willing to do a story swap?

At bat the last couple years- 2x finalist (2016 and 2017), 1x SF, 2x SHM, 4 x HM. Some non-pro an wotf024 d literary publications but still trying to crack the pro market.
Cheers
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I'm up for it, although I'll need a couple of weeks or so to get my half of the trade ready. Shoot me an e-mail and I'll do my best to get to your story over the weekend.
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Postby reigheena » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:58 am

Finally finished a draft of my story. I'm really struggling with it. But I am committed to whip it into some kind of shape for Q4.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:43 pm

Wwwwwwiii



Now I am not sure of two stories-I like both of them. One is SF and one is Fantasy which is all I will say about that.


There were two more. One might cyberpunk but I would have to lengthen it and add inner turmoil. That last might not be bad anyway. The other one I am still not against but it would need something deeper and probably more of a change in the MC. Not one of my favorites but still I kinda of like it.

Of course as my few stories show it doesn't matter what story I choose.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby amoskalik » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:47 am

I'm in. For the first time this year. Phew. It only took nine months to write this one.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:27 am

amoskalik wrote:I'm in. For the first time this year. Phew. It only took nine months to write this one.

Woot! *dances* Good luck. wotf007 wotf009
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Postby historythatneverwas » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:43 am

In early this quarter, as of just now! We'll see how it goes!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby RSchibler » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:17 am

Started mixing up my Q4 submission this morning- the disparate storylines finally congealed. Let's hope it bakes into something good. I have almost a whole month to finish, more than enough time, right? It'll keep my mind off twitching about Q3.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:55 am

I don't like the way my Q4 is shaping up. Too generic. Grr...
But the more I think, the more time passes.
Only one month remains! wotf005
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:39 am

Dustin Adams wrote:I don't like the way my Q4 is shaping up. Too generic. Grr...
But the more I think, the more time passes.
Only one month remains! wotf005

I wrote my rough draft, set it down for a few days, and when I re-read it I hated it because there are a ton of plotholes that I don't yet know how to fix. wotf018
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby katsincommand » Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:50 am

I suppose I should pick a story to revise. wotf021 Where the heck did this quarter even go?!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Dustan Moon » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:08 pm

katsincommand wrote:I suppose I should pick a story to revise. wotf021 Where the heck did this quarter even go?!


Write fresh. Your best story is the one you're about to write, not the one you're about to revise. : )

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