Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby reigheena » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:54 pm

3 down. 1 to go! Let's see what kind of shape I can whip this new story idea into.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby RSchibler » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:28 pm

I’m in to Q3! I mean, I’m REALLY into it! wotf001 My Q4 is mentally plotted, I’ll start writing it in early July. I’m still open to last minute swaps if anyone needs eyes. Best of luck taming your muse!
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby amoskalik » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:33 am

Three down and one to go.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:09 am

I'm torn.

First, I wrote this comedic sci-fi piece and was going to submit it, but it needs a bit more work than I want to spend on it right now.

Next, I have a flash fiction piece some folks were nice enough to critique for me, but, in a fit of over-confidence in editorial timelines, I submitted it to Flash Fiction Online because "oh, they're average gives me two days wiggle room"... wotf027

Then I started writing a fantasy story that's going well, and I should finish before the end of the month, but it'll only leave me time for a single edit and probably no critiques.

I always thought options were a good thing, but none of these are very good right now... blargh.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby YM Pang » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:49 pm

In all my submissions, only twice did I write the story last minute and have no reader feedback. One of those was my Finalist.

So... this isn't to say "Fire your writing group." Just, if FFO doesn't get back to you in time, then send the fantasy story.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:28 am

I think I’m probably going to take that advice. Thanks!
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:55 pm

3 down!
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:28 pm

Okay... I'm in with my last minute 12k word fantasy.

*goes and takes a nap*
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby Thomas Woodward » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:21 pm

3 for 3! good luck on Q4 everyone!
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:34 am

Congrats on everyone setting a goal and achieving it. And even if you missed the target a little, the goal made you aim. That's what goals do, they force you to focus. Keep at it. You can hit the bullseye on your first try or your 70th, as "Topanga Canyon" Preston proved. But you will never hit it if you don't aim and fire. : )

Aiming with all of you! Archers, draw!

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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:34 am

I am at 2/4 unfortunately. But if I can get 3/4 I will tie my record. Here's to getting up early!
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby KD Julicher » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:24 am

I am halfway done with my Q4 entry, which will be 4/4 for me this year. Hoping to knock it out today - I just locked myself in my writing closet and once the music kicks in, I'm off.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:30 am

We set goals to hit the mark. Even if we miss the mark, we come closer to it because of the goal. Whether you're currently 3/3 or 0/3, here's to hitting a bullseye in Q4. It only takes one well aimed arrow!

Archers draw!

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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby RSchibler » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:54 pm

I'm always available for critiques or beta-reads. I can do an in-depth feedback with my thoughts on the piece, or I can read it once (like DF and most readers) and give you my impressions from that one read-through. My Q4 is a challenge for me- I am happy with it, which isn't usual for me at this stage, but my critiques aren't as satisfied. Anyway, good luck to all.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby reigheena » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:57 pm

I'm not sure my story is going to be ready in time. It's taking several rewrites to get right. If I miss this quarter, it will be the first time in 3 years. Guess I should get back into it and see what I can do.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby vsutherland01 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:31 am

Wulf Moon wrote:We set goals to hit the mark. Even if we miss the mark, we come closer to it because of the goal. Whether you're currently 3/3 or 0/3, here's to hitting a bullseye in Q4. It only takes one well aimed arrow!

Archers draw!

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Well said. This encourages and motivates me.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:10 am

I have one more thing to write out and my Q4 is good to go... but the thing is something I've been avoiding since I originally wrote the story three months ago.

Blargh. wotf027
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:50 am

Okay. I'm in for Q4... which means I did it. A new story for each quarter of v.35.

One rejection so far (which I ended up publishing someplace else) and one Honorable Mention (which I'm submitting everywhere else).

Best of luck to everyone still working on their WIP for Q4. You can do it! wotf024
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby RSchibler » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:51 am

I'm in and did a new story for each quarter in v. 35. Feels good man. Thanks for the challenge, I'm generating stories much more confidently than I did a year ago.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby reigheena » Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:09 am

Whew. The only reason I submitted this quarter was this goal. I didn't get the chance to get this story critiqued, so it may still be horribly confusing, but I like it.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby amoskalik » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:50 pm

This challenge caused two of my four stories this year to be created in the eleventh hour. Didn't know it could be done, but I pulled it out somehow. Thank you for setting this up, Dustin.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby KD Julicher » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:31 pm

So, who's up for 4 in 36?

I made 4 in 35, first time since 32 that I achieved that. I entered twice in 33 and then took 4 quarters off for a baby, but I've made every quarter since and I intend to keep it up until Win Or Pro Out.

Made finalist once in 31, twice in 32, once in 34. This has been a bit of a dry spell. Maybe Q4 will do it for me.
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:34 pm

I did it! Thanks for setting this up. I love how encouraging everyone is and I've learned so much. Like reigheena, my last story had no time for critique, but IT IS DONE and each new story feels pretty dang good!
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:47 pm

We grow with each new story. Congrats to all that took Dustin's challenge and produced something new! Now do that AND produce a baby! Oh wait! Brittany has! That's like FIVE in Thirty-Five! Top that! : )

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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:39 am

Figured I should post this under the actual challenge as well. Our Girl in the Glasses got to share her story on creating 5 in 35! Well done, Brittany! Check it out on the Writers of the Future website and see her adorable baby girl too!

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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby YM Pang » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:15 pm

^Incredible work, Brittany!
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:36 am

YM Pang wrote:^Incredible work, Brittany!

Thank you! It feels good to meet the goal! Everyone here was a huge help!!!
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:38 am

Wulf Moon wrote:Figured I should post this under the actual challenge as well. Our Girl in the Glasses got to share her story on creating 5 in 35! Well done, Brittany! Check it out on the Writers of the Future website and see her adorable baby girl too!

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Aww thanks for your help! I was so thrilled to be asked to write that blog post.

Little Felicity is growing fast. I can't believe she's almost four weeks old!!! Gah!
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:47 pm

Just wanted to thank Dustin for coming up with this challenge. It's the only reason I pushed through that final quarter, and man did the results give me some wind in my sails. So THANK YOU for making us work those writing muscles! You are awesome!
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Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:11 pm

thegirlintheglasses wrote:Just wanted to thank Dustin for coming up with this challenge. It's the only reason I pushed through that final quarter, and man did the results give me some wind in my sails. So THANK YOU for making us work those writing muscles! You are awesome!

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