Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:31 am

Happy Thursday!

Okay, I honestly expect nothing today, due to the workshop week and award ceremony. But look out next week!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby AmytheAuthor » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:45 am

Thursday has come and gone.

*stating the obvious*
Constantly writing in my mind, rarely getting it typed up.
Q1 35: R Q3 35:
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:51 am

AmytheAuthor wrote:Thursday has come and gone.

*stating the obvious*

Yes, but every day is Thursday. wotf011
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
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2016: SF, n/a, SHM, SHM
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby AmytheAuthor » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:01 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:Yes, but every day is Thursday. wotf011


This is a problem. It's extremely difficult for me to move on before a conclusion has been reached on a previous work.

I'm tweaking my submission to death instead of finishing anything else. wotf051
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Q1 35: R Q3 35:
. wotf052

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby amoskalik » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:11 am

AmytheAuthor wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:Yes, but every day is Thursday. wotf011


This is a problem. It's extremely difficult for me to move on before a conclusion has been reached on a previous work.

I'm tweaking my submission to death instead of finishing anything else. wotf051


The only remedy I've found for this is to have many submissions out at once. Once I had about ten, it diffused the tension enough that I no longer obsessed about any one in particular. For instance, I know I submitted to this quarter, but I barely remember what story it was or how good I thought it might be.

That being said, I still twitch when I see an email from Joni.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby jficke13 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:32 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:
AmytheAuthor wrote:Thursday has come and gone.

*stating the obvious*

Yes, but every day is Thursday. wotf011


And now today is Friday the 13th...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:34 am

jficke13 wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:
AmytheAuthor wrote:Thursday has come and gone.

*stating the obvious*

Yes, but every day is Thursday. wotf011


And now today is Friday the 13th...


Which is my lucky day! Let’s get it on!
WotF Results:
  • R:2
  • HM:5
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q2 v35
  • Pending, Q3/Q4 v35

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:03 pm

jficke13 wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:
AmytheAuthor wrote:Thursday has come and gone.

*stating the obvious*

Yes, but every day is Thursday. wotf011


And now today is Friday the 13th...

Eh, there's an average of two Friday the 13ths a year. wotf011
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:58 pm

Looks like it’s Thursday.

Just got my R for Q1.
WotF Results:
  • R:2
  • HM:5
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q2 v35
  • Pending, Q3/Q4 v35

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:59 pm

wotf055 It’s Thursday! For a story I was really uncertain about and worked SO hard on. I’ll take it! I really needed some good news this week. Watching closely for all of your results!! wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Blake Wallace » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:01 pm

I guess what I just received constitutes an R. Email said my story had been judged and did not place. First time through the process...hopefully the next time will be better.
Vol 35 Q1 - R

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:02 pm

Blake Wallace wrote:I guess what I just received constitutes an R. Email said my story had been judged and did not place. First time through the process...hopefully the next time will be better.


That is an R wotf014 Commiserations. Best of luck in the future! Keep writing, keep submitting!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby WaywardSaint » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:03 pm

wotf055

Never an unwelcome result. It's a tough field.

Best of luck to all those who remain in the hunt.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:05 pm

Blake Wallace wrote:I guess what I just received constitutes an R. Email said my story had been judged and did not place. First time through the process...hopefully the next time will be better.


Yep. Happens to the best of us. Received my first R in years, so I’m right there with you.

Time to get your story out and into other markets after a re-read or two. The world doesn’t end at WoTF! wotf024
WotF Results:
  • R:2
  • HM:5
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q2 v35
  • Pending, Q3/Q4 v35

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby historythatneverwas » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:08 pm

I don't know how to do the little guy with a sign, but I just got a Semi-Finalist notification!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby morganb » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:10 pm

I think I'm not going to leave the office tonight; just going to sit here at my desk and hit the refresh button on my email until something comes through. This is BEYOND twitching!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby KD Julicher » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:11 pm

Honorable Mention. I'm losing track of them now!

On to Q3....
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:11 pm

historythatneverwas wrote:I don't know how to do the little guy with a sign, but I just got a Semi-Finalist notification!


Congratulations! wotf010
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Vol34: Q2 R, Q3 HM, Q4 R
Vol35: Q1 HM, Q2 R, Q3 R, Q4 pending

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby AliciaCay » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:16 pm

Results are in! This was a re-do of the same story that garnered me my first R. So it's a step up at least :)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby vjalrik » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 pm

HM. It was a busy quarter for me, so I ended up having to pull out an old trunk story. I'll take it :)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Sataris » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:18 pm

just got off the phone with joni, who was lovely as you'd expect—finalist this time! still shaking a little bit. best of luck all!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby AliciaCay » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:20 pm

Sataris wrote:just got off the phone with joni, who was lovely as you'd expect—finalist this time! still shaking a little bit. best of luck all!


Yay! Congrats Sataris! wotf010
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V33: HM, HM, SHM, HM
V34: R, R, HM, HM
V35: HM, HM, Q3-TBD
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:21 pm

Sataris wrote:just got off the phone with joni, who was lovely as you'd expect—finalist this time! still shaking a little bit. best of luck all!


Yowza!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby preston » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:24 pm

wotf057
I'm so happy!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:27 pm

Congratulations to Sataris on Finalist! Best of success on getting the next call as a winner!

Congratulations to Dawn Vogel as semifinalist. Always great getting Dave's advice on your writing and story!

Congratulations to all getting HMs! It means Dave thought your story was professionally written, and he wants to see more from you.

Congratulations to all that submitted! You didn't self-reject, and you had the courage to complete a story and send it out to a pro market!

Now to all (myself included that got an HM), REJECT REJECTOMANCY and get cracking on Q3!

Keep writing. Keep sending. Keep believing.

~Moon~

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:29 pm

We crossed posts! Good job, Preston! Semifinalist is AWESOME! In the top 16 out of what's likely three or four thousand entries!

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Postby RSchibler » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:36 pm

Sataris wrote:just got off the phone with joni, who was lovely as you'd expect—finalist this time! still shaking a little bit. best of luck all!


wotf010 wotf010 wotf010

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby historythatneverwas » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:38 pm

Sataris wrote:just got off the phone with joni, who was lovely as you'd expect—finalist this time! still shaking a little bit. best of luck all!


Congrats!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby historythatneverwas » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:38 pm

preston wrote:wotf057
I'm so happy!


High five!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:41 pm

HM, here.
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
2015, Q4: R
2016: SF, n/a, SHM, SHM
2017: SHM, n/a, F, R
2018: HM, ?


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