Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

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Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:12 pm

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This is Quarter 1 for Volume 35.

Submission period is:
October 1, 2017 -- December 31, 2017
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:03 pm

Oh god, they always sneak up on me. wotf018
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:51 pm

Noooooo. I feel like I'm Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby katsincommand » Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:47 am

I actually know which story I'm submitting, but it needs a lot of work. And I've got a novel to finish before I can work on it. Hmm, maybe I should rearrange things, then submit the story early so I don't have to worry about it. Too many stories, not enough time.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby morganb » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:53 am

I'm totally in! Almost finished with my 1st rewrite. I'm pretty excited about this one.

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:17 am

Nope! Nope, Nope, Nope. Not ready yet!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby amoskalik » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:50 am

I really like this one so far. 90% done with the first draft. Of course I started writing a year ago.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:31 am

I'm hoping to write something completely new.
Lord knows if this will happen, but as I sit here now, I'd like to think that a completely new story is going to be what I sub, and it's as of yet unimagined. That idea gives me a thrill, and a boost.
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Postby RSchibler » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:44 pm

I am unprepared. Of course, at this rate, I might miss Q4 and go right to Q1. I'm still drowning in boxes so writing hasn't happened in a few days.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby KD Julicher » Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:26 pm

Oh, my. Not ready for this yet. But it's going to sneak up on us before we know it, and November is awful for me, so... hmm. Once my Q4 is in, guess it's time to start plotting...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby reigheena » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:16 am

I'll be revising a SHM. I have ideas on how to redo the ending, so I'm excited for it. Just need to get darn Q4 finished first!
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Postby historythatneverwas » Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:42 pm

I'm sure I'll have something to send in, but HOW IS ALMOST OCTOBER ALREADY?!
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Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:21 am

Bump.

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Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:06 pm

The wheel of time turns, and we enter another contest year. Can I please, please, PLEASE just win this thing so I can spin my wheels somewhere else? wotf008

Best of success to all for hitting the bull's-eye in Volume 35!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Chris533 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:36 pm

I'm pretty excited about my story for Q1. It, and a bunch of ideas, came to me in June while I was still flying high from the HM. It's pretty out there though - so not sure if it's a great story or just a silly idea. I hope to be submitting it to my writer's group in a couple weeks - so will see what they have to say and then submit it. Good luck to everyone!
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Postby RSchibler » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:56 am

I wasn’t excited about mine until yesterday when I finally started to get into the setting and the characters. I took Dave’s recent blog with the seven elements he looks for and taped it over my desk. I started much earlier this quarter! I should be open for a swap in a week or so if anyone is interested.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:02 pm

RSchibler wrote:I wasn’t excited about mine until yesterday when I finally started to get into the setting and the characters. I took Dave’s recent blog with the seven elements he looks for and taped it over my desk. I started much earlier this quarter! I should be open for a swap in a week or so if anyone is interested.

I haven't decided for sure if I'm updating an old story or working on a new one, but I have something I can trade regardless. wotf007
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Postby RSchibler » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:29 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:
RSchibler wrote:I wasn’t excited about mine until yesterday when I finally started to get into the setting and the characters. I took Dave’s recent blog with the seven elements he looks for and taped it over my desk. I started much earlier this quarter! I should be open for a swap in a week or so if anyone is interested.

I haven't decided for sure if I'm updating an old story or working on a new one, but I have something I can trade regardless. wotf007


Like I said, I got excited, and finished a first draft today. Whenever anyone is up for a swap, I’m down. wotf001

I feel so relaxed with the deadline so far off! Every other quarter I’ve submitted (this is my fourth time ever) I cranked out a story in the last month.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby preston » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:44 pm

Finished my first draft. No more procrastinating for me. wotf024

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Postby thegirlintheglasses » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:01 pm

Ugh I'm only halfway through draft one. Pencil to paper. Gotta finish the first so I can get to the fifth... Or tenth...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby morganb » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:15 am

thegirlintheglasses wrote:Ugh I'm only halfway through draft one. Pencil to paper. Gotta finish the first so I can get to the fifth... Or tenth...


Three scenes left to write for my first draft...less than four thousand words to go...and I'm having trouble staying focused. My new Millenium Falcon model is calling to me, and my birthday is next week, and Thanksgiving is coming, and Christmas, and work deadlines, and building the house.

Winter and the holidays sure make Q1 a tough quarter.


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Postby RSchibler » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:04 am

While my story has been through a number of readers already, I am also available for swaps. I learn so much from critiquing, and my story gets stronger with every person's feedback, I don't mind at all. I usually respond within a week but with NaNo and the holidays coming up, ymmv. Send me a PM if you want to swap.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:17 pm

Hmm, the other day I was thinking of this next quarter. I am working on the story for it. I may or may not use. Actually I also had the thought to use a flash tale I write recently and add to it. With more details in the back story and deeper into the MC's mind and something else maybe so.
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Postby pcmccollum » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:22 am

With my result in from v34-Q4, I submitted a story this morning for the next go-round. Hopefully, the writing is a little more up to snuff with what WotF editors are looking for. Good luck, everyone!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:33 am

Started my first draft of a story, yesterday. Got 500 words in, got stuck, went to work, and realized I was beginning the story too early while I was halfway through my shift. Had to scrap almost everything I wrote, this morning. Even so, I've gotten started! And I'm (GASP) pantsing my first draft. Because some stories/characters defy structure.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:57 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:Started my first draft of a story, yesterday. Got 500 words in, got stuck, went to work, and realized I was beginning the story too early while I was halfway through my shift. Had to scrap almost everything I wrote, this morning. Even so, I've gotten started! And I'm (GASP) pantsing my first draft. Because some stories/characters defy structure.


Pantsers, unite!

(We'll figure out where later...)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby pcmccollum » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:02 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:Started my first draft of a story, yesterday. Got 500 words in, got stuck, went to work, and realized I was beginning the story too early while I was halfway through my shift. Had to scrap almost everything I wrote, this morning. Even so, I've gotten started! And I'm (GASP) pantsing my first draft. Because some stories/characters defy structure.


You can always make yourself feel a little bit better by saying, "Well, at least I only had to scrap x words instead of x^2!" Seems to work for me...sometimes.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:09 am

pcmccollum wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:Started my first draft of a story, yesterday. Got 500 words in, got stuck, went to work, and realized I was beginning the story too early while I was halfway through my shift. Had to scrap almost everything I wrote, this morning. Even so, I've gotten started! And I'm (GASP) pantsing my first draft. Because some stories/characters defy structure.


You can always make yourself feel a little bit better by saying, "Well, at least I only had to scrap x words instead of x^2!" Seems to work for me...sometimes.

-Phillip

I didn't end up having to scrap as much as I thought I would, this morning. Last quarter I scrapped an entire draft--and I still got an R. wotf001 Gotta love it.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby morganb » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:17 am

Starting to get really worried I'm not going to make it this quarter, gang. Just seem to be SO MANY other demands on my time right now. Can't seem to get into it.


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby kentagions » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:57 pm

You can do it Morgan. Sixty words per minute. Got a spare hour in the next month and a half?

OR

Fold space, tear along the crease. Then you'll have twice the time. Just remember which universe contains the paymaster.


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