Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Smithr73 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:37 am

Nope. You can check https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ and search the writers of the future market. It will light up like a Christmas Tree when a wave goes out. (Excuse the cliche)


Also people here will mention if they've gotten responses.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:40 am

jbaugher001 wrote:
AliciaCay wrote:I always appreciated getting details from others who have heard from Dave in person at different events, so it is in that spirit that I share this gleaned tidbit with you lovely forum folks.

I hope this isn't giving too much away, but I don't think it is... Today in class Dave mentioned he's got this quarter down to 21 entries, and how he enjoys it when he gets the pile down to around that amount because he said he can really read, focus on, and select which 8 he wants to choose to go on as Finalists.

The time is almost upon us!



But no one has gotten ant rejections yet?

There's a good chance we will see those on Thursday.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:01 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:There's a good chance we will see those on Thursday.


And here was I, just sleeping about the forum as I do, minding my own business, when DP says this! On Bonfire Night for goodness' sake!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby vsutherland01 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:37 am

Somehow knowing he has his list down to 21 is more terrifying than just waiting for the email haha.

There is no way mine is in that stack. I can't picture it. I wonder how many in that pile are from the forums though.

Thanks for the update, it's nice that Dave shares news at conferences.
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Postby RSchibler » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:50 am

vsutherland01 wrote:Somehow knowing he has his list down to 21 is more terrifying than just waiting for the email haha.

There is no way mine is in that stack. I can't picture it. I wonder how many in that pile are from the forums though.

Thanks for the update, it's nice that Dave shares news at conferences.


I'm in exactly the same position! It's much worse knowing there's already been decisions made, but still not knowing what they are. Also, I'm certain this story is an R, but NNINN, eh? I'm hunkered down as well, best of luck to everyone this week!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby AliciaCay » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:13 pm

RSchibler wrote:
vsutherland01 wrote:Somehow knowing he has his list down to 21 is more terrifying than just waiting for the email haha.

There is no way mine is in that stack. I can't picture it. I wonder how many in that pile are from the forums though.

Thanks for the update, it's nice that Dave shares news at conferences.


I'm in exactly the same position! It's much worse knowing there's already been decisions made, but still not knowing what they are. Also, I'm certain this story is an R, but NNINN, eh? I'm hunkered down as well, best of luck to everyone this week!


Ahh! I'm sorry guys! Didn't mean to cause any extra stress! wotf014
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Postby RSchibler » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:43 pm

No I also simultaneously really appreciate knowing. So thank you!!!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby amoskalik » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:57 am

Eek. All of our stories are like Schrodinger's cat, simultaneously rejected and in that sainted pile at the same time. Until Thursday when the box is opened and we find... another dead cat (the expected value in this experiment).
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby vsutherland01 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:45 am

Haha it is a fun stress. No worries. Thanks for sharing it. I was going to pull up an old story for Q1 but last night I got a new story Idea that I am excited about. "New story" makes me care less and less about Q4.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby pcmccollum » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:19 am

Being a newb to this contest, I have a question: Do most folks typically submit a story for the next quarter before learning the results of the current judging round? I have some more in the pipeline but wasn't sure if I should wait until I receive a "thumbs down."
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Postby jficke13 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:27 am

pcmccollum wrote:Being a newb to this contest, I have a question: Do most folks typically submit a story for the next quarter before learning the results of the current judging round? I have some more in the pipeline but wasn't sure if I should wait until I receive a "thumbs down."


Some people have for sure. A recent winner had to "withdraw" a piece because she submitted before learning that she had won. I think many (most?) tend not to submit before hearing the prior quarter's results simply because they're still working on/tweaking/obsessing over a piece until the deadline is a little closer. I... uh... know this from experience, haha.
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Postby KD Julicher » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:28 am

pcmccollum wrote:Being a newb to this contest, I have a question: Do most folks typically submit a story for the next quarter before learning the results of the current judging round? I have some more in the pipeline but wasn't sure if I should wait until I receive a "thumbs down."



Definitely go ahead and submit now! Often we don't get the results for a quarter until after the next quarter is closed - this is almost always true for the 1st quarter in a year and sometimes the second quarter as well. If you win, Joni will just remove your new entry for you.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby pcmccollum » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:07 am

KD Julicher wrote:Definitely go ahead and submit now! Often we don't get the results for a quarter until after the next quarter is closed - this is almost always true for the 1st quarter in a year and sometimes the second quarter as well. If you win, Joni will just remove your new entry for you.


jficke13 wrote:Some people have for sure. A recent winner had to "withdraw" a piece because she submitted before learning that she had won. I think many (most?) tend not to submit before hearing the prior quarter's results simply because they're still working on/tweaking/obsessing over a piece until the deadline is a little closer. I... uh... know this from experience, haha.


Thank you both for the informative replies! That I should have such luck as needing to withdraw an entry ... wotf019 ... but figured I'd ask anyway.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby morganb » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:13 am

jficke13 wrote:Some people have for sure. A recent winner had to "withdraw" a piece because she submitted before learning that she had won. I think many (most?) tend not to submit before hearing the prior quarter's results simply because they're still working on/tweaking/obsessing over a piece until the deadline is a little closer. I... uh... know this from experience, haha.


Ha ha. For real. I tend to run my stories all the way up until the deadline, not because I'm lazy or procrastinating or anything, but just because I need that much time to make sure it's the best it can be before I hit the Submit button and it disappears into the void. Once it's gone, I know I can't get it back.

But I never wait for results before starting my next story. I'm always thinking about story ideas, and often my next idea comes while I'm working on my current story. My MO = finish current draft, throw it in a drawer for a couple of weeks, work on drafting the new story, pull the old story out and finish it up, then go back to drafting the new story, put it in a drawer, ad infinitum...Oh yeah, and submit the thing when it's as good as it's getting.


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby reigheena » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:48 pm

It's Thursday!

Straight rejection. No surprise. I'm going to go send it to DSF.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:54 pm

Well, balls. It is Thursday. I got an R.

Oh well! That means I get to send it elsewhere. I know this one was good. It might just have been the wrong kind of story for WotF.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:57 pm

Well, another total lost


He didn't like that new opening either.
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Postby thegirlintheglasses » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:59 pm

Honorable mention. Yay!
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:02 pm

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Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:05 pm

HM. Boo-hoo! I mean, yay! wotf004

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Postby RSchibler » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:10 pm

HUGE Congrats to the Honorable Mentions and above.

Commiserations to my fellow R’s.
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Postby pcmccollum » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:13 pm

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

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby WaywardSaint » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:17 pm

wotf056

After four Rs and an HM, with a weird experimental piece for which I was expecting a hard R.

One of my weaknesses as a writer is that I have no sense at all of which of my stuff appeals to professionals.

Ah, well. A pleasant surprise. Congratulations to the HMs and above, and commiserations to the Rs; no doubt I'll be rejoining you shortly. wotf008
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby stevorso » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:18 pm

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

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby preston » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:21 pm

R...sigh

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:30 pm

Well... I’ll break the silence. Honorable Mention for Q4 here...
EDIT: Whoops. My notifications didn’t kick in and I thought I was posting first.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Thomas Woodward » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:14 pm

R. This was one story that went from R (Q2) to HM (Q3) back to R (Q4). I'm curious if anyone else has run into this issue? Congrats to all who placed and commiserations to my fellow R's.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:41 pm

So they are sending other responses besides just Rs,


So congrats to the HMs and SHMs there seems to be a fair amount of them so far which is as it should be here now for some to get further.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby AndrewDWallin » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:11 pm

R for me.

Oh well. Time to make some NaNo progress.

Congrats and good luck to those still in the race, and also good luck for our next entries for the rest of us. :)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Postby Jeremyteg » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:14 pm

Commiserations to the Rs, commisa-grats to the HMs and SHMs, and good luck to those still waiting!


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