Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby kentagions » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:28 pm

R is for rats.

Congratulations to those who've placed and good luck to everyone still in!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Beth Powers » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:31 pm

Rejection for me wotf017

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby RuiMiguelCid » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:42 am

I also got a rejection. The rejection broke a streak of six HM's and one SHM... Not a good way to start the week wotf002
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R - R - R - R - R - HM - HM - HM - HM - HM - SHM - HM - R - F

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:20 am

pcmccollum wrote:Woohoo! First ever submission and I got an HM! Can't wait to try for next quarter. Best of luck to everyone else. wotf009

-Phillip

Awesome!
First ever sub to WotF or anywhere ever?
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Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:21 am

stevorso wrote:HM on my second submission (first was R). It was a flash fiction with <750 so I'm a bit surprised I got it!

Whoa, very interesting. I like that Dave read it all the way through, and liked it. There's a ton of flash markets, so I bet it sells somewhere.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:22 am

wotf055
I'm particularly excited about this one because I wrote and sent this in without any feedback. I've tried this several times in the past, all were straight Rs. Not a boost to one's self-confidence as a writer.

So this is good. I'm pleased. wotf008
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby morganb » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:53 am

Just got my message from Author Services...Honorable Mention. Glad Dave liked it enough to read it all the way through! lol

Does anyone know how many submissions they received for Q4?

wotf055

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Smithr73 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:52 am

Another HM here.

Better hunker down for Q1. Try Try Try Again.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby amoskalik » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:05 am

Dead cat R for me.

I seem to have a negative correlation between expectations and results with this contest. The stories I know will be Rs, get HMs and the ones I think I hit out of the park get Rs. Oh well. Next quarter's story is in my opinion so so, so who knows?

Congrats to the HMs and Silvers.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby kentagions » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:28 am

amoskalik wrote:
I seem to have a negative correlation between expectations and results with this contest.

Me too. R's for every story I've thought was exceptional. Makes the R feel that much worse. wotf005

On the other hand, HM for all six stories that I rushed and got no critiques for. One HM took three days, idea to submission.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:11 am

SHM. That rounds out my set of responses from WOTF with at least one in each category, except, of course, "Winner". Maybe next year!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby pcmccollum » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:19 am

Dustin Adams wrote:
pcmccollum wrote:Woohoo! First ever submission and I got an HM! Can't wait to try for next quarter. Best of luck to everyone else. wotf009

-Phillip

Awesome!
First ever sub to WotF or anywhere ever?


My first ever sub to WotF, fifth I believe overall. Though I don't know that I'd count the other subs except for the past two as I wasn't taking the writing very seriously. That's all changed as of this past summer, though (see my sig for details).

BTW, your Bloodsport avatar is the best ever.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby historythatneverwas » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:28 am

R for me this quarter. I'm a little bummed because there's a lot about this story that I like, but apparently it's not hitting the right notes.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:32 am

I thought I'd posted my result already. Maybe I failed to press submit or something. Anyway I'm signing off from WotF with my eleventh HM, a batting average of .583 and a hitting streak of 12 consecutive entries.

Close but no cigar. Not much more than a whiff of a distant cigarillo. Fortunately there are other cigar stores.

My best wishes to those still with the scent in their nostrils, the clay pipe between their teeth and the light of battle in their eyes.

Please do not hesitate to call upon me for any help I may be able to provide. I'll be around and about, hoping to maintain contact with all of you who've helped sustain me on this lengthy odyssey and offer such sustenance as I can to those still rowing.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby jficke13 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:52 am

wotf058

Joni said it was okay to "shout that you're a finalist from the mountaintops," and she hoped to have the winners notified soon. Welp, here goes being productive, right?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby RSchibler » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:57 am

Ishmael wrote:My best wishes to those still with the scent in their nostrils, the clay pipe between their teeth and the light of battle in their eyes.

Please do not hesitate to call upon me for any help I may be able to provide. I'll be around and about, hoping to maintain contact with all of you who've helped sustain me on this lengthy odyssey and offer such sustenance as I can to those still rowing.

wotf013


Thanks for all your advice and encouragement! Sorry about the final HM, but I know you’ve got a lot going on to take the sting out.

Huge congrats to the finalists amongst us!
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: Q2 R, Q3 HM, Q4 R
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby katsincommand » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:50 am

Rejection this time, but I knew why before the email came in because of my wonderful critique group. Onwards!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby rachelwrites » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:51 am

jficke13 wrote:Joni said it was okay to "shout that you're a finalist from the mountaintops," and she hoped to have the winners notified soon. Welp, here goes being productive, right?


Congrats, Jon! And hugs to everyone else involved in this quarter! wotf009 Hearing the results is making me regret that I didn't submit.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby morganb » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:21 am

Nice going everyone!

As soon as I got to my lunch hour today, I sent my HM story out into the markets to try and find a home. Guess we'll see if anyone is willing to adopt.


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:44 am

jficke13 wrote:Joni said it was okay to "shout that you're a finalist from the mountaintops," and she hoped to have the winners notified soon. Welp, here goes being productive, right?

Heck yeah!
But good luck being productive... I wrote like one word the first time I waited. wotf011
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby vsutherland01 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:49 pm

Crud, I got an R.

I was really proud of this one too. Oh well, new quarter new story.
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Postby RSchibler » Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:02 pm

vsutherland01 wrote:Crud, I got an R.

I was really proud of this one too. Oh well, new quarter new story.


Man, I'm sorry. It is a story to be proud of! A lot of really excellent stories got R's this time!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby KristyEmber » Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:54 pm

Congrats JF! And good luck :) I feel like it’s time for another forum win.

I do quite like the current trend of everyone hearing at the same time.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Jeremyteg » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:51 pm

jficke13 wrote:wotf058

Joni said it was okay to "shout that you're a finalist from the mountaintops," and she hoped to have the winners notified soon. Welp, here goes being productive, right?


Heck YEEeEEAH! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010

Good luck! Try not to twitch to death!

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Postby jficke13 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:59 pm

Jeremyteg wrote:
jficke13 wrote:wotf058

! Try not to twitch to death!



Update: I reread my story. I should not have reread my story. <breathes deeply>
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby vsutherland01 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:33 pm

jficke13 wrote:
Jeremyteg wrote:
jficke13 wrote:wotf058

! Try not to twitch to death!



Update: I reread my story. I should not have reread my story. <breathes deeply>


Don't worry, you got this! wotf008
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:46 pm

Well well congrats to the finalist Jficke13 and any semis-finalists I missed
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Jeremyteg » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:55 pm

jficke13 wrote:
Jeremyteg wrote:
jficke13 wrote:wotf058

! Try not to twitch to death!



Update: I reread my story. I should not have reread my story. <breathes deeply>


I did the same thing right after Joni called me. wotf011

Don't worry. It definitely isn't as bad as you think it is. It made finalist for crying out loud!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:20 pm

Jeremyteg wrote:
jficke13 wrote:
Jeremyteg wrote:



Update: I reread my story. I should not have reread my story. <breathes deeply>


I did the same thing right after Joni called me. wotf011

Don't worry. It definitely isn't as bad as you think it is. It made finalist for crying out loud!

I still haven't read my finalist from last quarter. Then again, I'm crazy.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:20 pm

Ishmael wrote:I thought I'd posted my result already. Maybe I failed to press submit or something. Anyway I'm signing off from WotF with my eleventh HM, a batting average of .583 and a hitting streak of 12 consecutive entries.

Close but no cigar. Not much more than a whiff of a distant cigarillo. Fortunately there are other cigar stores.

My best wishes to those still with the scent in their nostrils, the clay pipe between their teeth and the light of battle in their eyes.

Please do not hesitate to call upon me for any help I may be able to provide. I'll be around and about, hoping to maintain contact with all of you who've helped sustain me on this lengthy odyssey and offer such sustenance as I can to those still rowing.

wotf013


Philip,

You did great, had a good run with the contest, and proved you can be writing at pro level and still not win this contest. It wasn't for lack of trying, and you can be VERY proud. There is nothing wrong with pro-ing out, as that is the goal we are seeking anyhow--becoming professional writers. You are also in some beautiful books anyone would be proud to be in, proud to display, and that means you weren't just putting all your eggs in one basket. Congratulations on finding the right markets for your stories, and we know that will not be the last we hear from you. ESPECIALLY IF WE SIGN UP FOR YOUR BLOG...HINT HINT EVERYONE!

We wish you the very best on your career and hope you make good on your promise to hang around. That way, there's no goodbyes!

Cheers!

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