Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby YM Pang » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:35 pm

I'm... in... Not sure how switching the story last minute will affect me, but I'm in.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:25 pm

Welp, I'm in.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:10 am

In like Flinn with a grin on his chin.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:46 am

Dustin Adams wrote:In like Flinn with a grin on his chin.

Sweet!
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Thomas Woodward » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:14 pm

I'm in. Thanks Dustin for taking a quick look yesterday!
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby vjalrik » Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:55 pm

Do I see a rejection in The Grinder? Is it Thursday? Also...I'm in.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby kentagions » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:40 pm

vjalrik wrote:
Do I see a rejection in The Grinder?


Yep. 160 day. Within range to be in Q1. Can't be Q2.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby vsutherland01 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:44 am

im in
2017 | Q1 - R | Q2 - R | Q3 - HM | Q4 - R |
2018 Q1 -HM | Q2 - R |

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:58 pm

Submitted on March 31.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby morganb » Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:34 am

Submitted Friday night on the 30th.
"If you can do it for joy, you can do it forever."
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Smithr73 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:05 am

Submitted on March 30th.

Best of luck all.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:58 am

Congratulations to all that made the deadline! You are submitting to a pro market, some of you for the first time. Give yourself a hand! And a foot! You are on the path...this is how it's done. Every writing career began with writing a story...and then sending it out.

Now, my message to the Great Pumpkin, keeper of the divine data, whose Old Spice cologne smells peculiarly like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg: I'm in. As of March 21st. So TAKE THAT, YOU GREAT GAPPED TOOTHED GRINNING ORANGE FACE! IN YOURS!

Warmth and sweet sunshine,

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Beth Powers » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:15 pm

I forgot to report in here, but I submitted on March 30th!

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:44 am

Since Stephanie isn't feeling well, I'll take over the list for this quarter. Hopefully she's back on her feet in no time!

Annaliese reigheena - January 27
History Neverwas - March 6
AlmostWritten - Mar 14
Becky Schibler - Mar 14
Wulf Moon - Mar 21
KD Julicher - Mar 26
PC Mccollum - Mar 26
Mennalynne - Mar 26
The Blue Squire - Mar 26
Alecia Cay - Mar 29
LD Writer - Mar 29
Preston - Mar 30
Kristy Ember Mar 30
Amos Kalik - Mar 30
Wayward Saint - Mar 30
Smith R73 - Mar 30
Beth Powers - Mar 30
YM Pang - Mar 31
Glasses Girl - Mar 31
Dustin - Mar 31
Thomas W. - Mar 31
V Jalrik - Mar 31
Vince Sutherland - Mar 31
Rebecca B. - Mar 31
Morgan B. - Mar 31

Anyone else?
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:04 am

Yep! Mine went in on March 1st.
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  • HM:5
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:15 am

I subbed on the 29th.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:29 am

When inspiration strikes we know
that this one is the winner.
We lay our fingers on the keys;
Some expert, some beginner.

We sweat and strive and type and cry
to exorcise our thoughts.
We love and hate our characters
as we tie them up in knots

Then we make a pass for conflict,
Then a pass for setting, too.
Then a pass for grammar, then
We beg to swap with you.

Then we read and save and hem and haw,
the deadline creeping near.
At last we click the small “submit”
and suppress that flash of fear.

Then we twitch and twitch and twitch and twitch
And twitch and wait some more.
But we twitch together, not alone,
So it’s a pleasure, not a chore.
Trying to refute entropy with words.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby WaywardSaint » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:14 pm

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:30 am

Opened my story this morning to check a certain line and found a typo. I know one typo isn't a deal breaker, but damn, it was right there waiting for me. Oh well, less twitching is good, right?
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby reigheena » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:25 am

I had the first page of this story critiqued at futurescapes, and people bounced off the first line, which I thought was cool. wotf005

Going to go work on something else to distract myself from wanting to mess with this story.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby vsutherland01 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:08 pm

I worked on a bunch of angsty fantasy stories for this quarter (3), and then self rejected all of them and wrote a 3k sci-fi I ended up feeling much better about. I have no idea if Dave will make it past the weird intro but I am proud of this one.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby AeW » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:14 am

In line with trying to get active online again.. I should probably clock in here.

Subbed March 22!

Good luck to all!

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby YM Pang » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:34 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Opened my story this morning to check a certain line and found a typo. I know one typo isn't a deal breaker, but damn, it was right there waiting for me. Oh well, less twitching is good, right?

Lol, I brought mine to a writing group. And found at least five typos! wotf001
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Jaligard » Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:15 pm

I read mine back-to-front looking for typos and missing words. Was told by an editor that the latter is a fatal error.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:05 am

Jaligard wrote:I read mine back-to-front looking for typos and missing words. Was told by an editor that the latter is a fatal error.

A text to speech program can help with spotting issues like that. Some word processors have them built in. Mine doesn't, so I use this one: https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby KristyEmber » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:02 am

I am worried that I may have introduced a half finished sentence in a last minute edit.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:28 am

"He stood on a small knoll, breeze blowing in, and west where the sun was setting in hues of red and orange."

That's about equal to the error I found in my Q2. Ugh!
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:03 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Jaligard wrote:I read mine back-to-front looking for typos and missing words. Was told by an editor that the latter is a fatal error.

A text to speech program can help with spotting issues like that. Some word processors have them built in. Mine doesn't, so I use this one: https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/


VERY good advice. Now that I've been doing podcast narration for publishers, I heartily concur that "hearing" your stories is a great way to progress. It not only reveals errors, more importantly, it exposes rhythms to your prose. You can cheat past clunky prose as you visually read text--you CANNOT once you hear or read that same text outloud. There is truth in the reading. One of our members recently pro'd out, and credited his sudden success to this very thing.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Jaligard » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:18 am

Wulf Moon wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:
Jaligard wrote:I read mine back-to-front looking for typos and missing words. Was told by an editor that the latter is a fatal error.

A text to speech program can help with spotting issues like that. Some word processors have them built in. Mine doesn't, so I use this one: https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/


VERY good advice. Now that I've been doing podcast narration for publishers, I heartily concur that "hearing" your stories is a great way to progress. It not only reveals errors, more importantly, it exposes rhythms to your prose. You can cheat past clunky prose as you visually read text--you CANNOT once you hear or read that same text outloud. There is truth in the reading. One of our members recently pro'd out, and credited his sudden success to this very thing.


Definitely. It was read aloud once in total, once piece-by-piece in critique group (and the opening and other parts thrice or more).

Reading it sentence-by-sentence, but from the ending to the beginning, is a proof reader's trick I'd heard. Spotted a handful of errors that made it through many edits.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby KD Julicher » Mon May 14, 2018 1:36 pm

Hey, is it time to twitch for Q2 yet?

I've had missing words in finalist pieces. It's not a fun feeling when you spot them but it doesn't automatically disqualify you from making finalist! Now, winning on the other hand...
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