Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Jaligard » Mon May 14, 2018 2:45 pm

Probably shouldn't start twitching for another three weeks. That is not going to stop me.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon May 14, 2018 7:01 pm

KD Julicher wrote: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...


Dave's blog usually gives us the first signs. I've missed a few, but I'll keep an eye out.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby KristyEmber » Wed May 16, 2018 1:02 am

Really KD, what are the signs from the blog?

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Sat May 19, 2018 9:59 am

No signs yet. I'm watching. Dave hasn't said a peep!

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby kentagions » Tue May 22, 2018 6:08 am

Kent - <Unlocks super secret notebook. Writes.> 'Dave "peeps" when ready to reveal results.'

<Closes and locks notebook. Strokes chin knowingly. Smiles.>

Soon...very soon.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Wed May 23, 2018 10:27 am

Results last year came July 8th for me, but that was the second wave with the HMs and such. I'm not sure when the first wave hit. At any rate we've probably got a good while yet before we should think about twitching.

*twitch*
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed May 23, 2018 10:34 am

I take a class from Dave as well and he's apparently battened down the hatches and gone into full novel-writing mode recently. Not sure how that'll affect results, but figured I'd share.
WotF Results:
  • R:2
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
  • Pending, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri May 25, 2018 7:45 am

michaeljwyantjr wrote:I take a class from Dave as well and he's apparently battened down the hatches and gone into full novel-writing mode recently. Not sure how that'll affect results, but figured I'd share.


Yeah, he's finishing his Runelords series. That's a good point. As the airport arrival and departure board will be saying all weekend: EXPECT DELAYS.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:56 pm

For the interested, Dave peeped. His note today said he was on his first pass. I believe that’s code for Calm Down Writers. But who knows...
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby morganb » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:52 am

RSchibler wrote:For the interested, Dave peeped. His note today said he was on his first pass. I believe that’s code for Calm Down Writers. But who knows...


Ha ha...just NOW getting to his first pass for the thousands of entries from May 31st? This could be a very long twitch!

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby KD Julicher » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:12 am

morganb wrote:
RSchibler wrote:For the interested, Dave peeped. His note today said he was on his first pass. I believe that’s code for Calm Down Writers. But who knows...


Ha ha...just NOW getting to his first pass for the thousands of entries from May 31st? This could be a very long twitch!

~M



March 31st :) Q1 and Q2 are always the long ones.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby morganb » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:42 am

Bwa ha ha...someone submitted a love letter to Dave as their Q2 entry???

Thanks KD. I have May on the brain since I work in Accounting and we just closed out the month. I meant March! wotf007


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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby amoskalik » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:46 am

morganb wrote:Bwa ha ha...someone submitted a love letter to Dave as their Q2 entry???


Darn, once again unrequited.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby beavs007 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:00 pm

So we in for another couple weeks of waiting, for Q2 results? No problem if it is...just a first time entrant here. So I might be a little hyper.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:32 pm

Luckily, you can measure time between each twitch...
WotF Results:
  • R:2
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
  • Pending, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:35 am

beavs007 wrote:So we in for another couple weeks of waiting, for Q2 results? No problem if it is...just a first time entrant here. So I might be a little hyper.

Probably a few weeks before rejections go out, potentially longer for HMs and above.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby kentagions » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:51 am

Last year my Q-2 first pass result arrived on July 8, pleasingly fast.

In 2016, my Q-2 first pass result arrived a bit late on July 25th.

The first pass, Q-2 result was the slowest ever in 2015 when the email arrived on August 18.

There's more than enough time for a bouncing mid-July first pass this year. Don't wait, though, there are dozens of other markets to send stories to, so you can twitch all day, every day. I have a keen ear for the sound of exploding heads.

wotf039

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby KristyEmber » Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:06 am

Ok contest, I'm ready for results now.

I'll be curious to see if Q2 follows recent patterns and Joni rings the finalists before the email responses go out.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:11 am

wotf060

+1 for this smiley.
WotF Results:
  • R:2
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
  • Pending, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby beavs007 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:39 am

Anybody have any word from the powers that be?

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:33 pm

wotf030 Probably 2-3 weeks yet folks
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:59 pm

*deep sigh*

I know...

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WotF Results:
  • R:2
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
  • Pending, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Artemisia » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:51 am

Hey guys! Q2 was my first time submitting to this competition (and I'm now nervously checking my email every day for news haha) and I saw that you guys were talking about one of the judges posting about where he is in the process, and I was just wondering if someone could post the link to that so I can obsessively check that as well.

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:16 am

https://mystorydoctor.com/blog/

The first judge you have to get by in this contest is David Wolverton (aka David Farland). He has a pretty amazing writing tips blog where he’ll periodically drop nuggets of info alluding to where he is in the judging process.
WotF Results:
  • R:2
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
  • Pending, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:25 am

Artemisia wrote:Hey guys! Q2 was my first time submitting to this competition (and I'm now nervously checking my email every day for news haha) and I saw that you guys were talking about one of the judges posting about where he is in the process, and I was just wondering if someone could post the link to that so I can obsessively check that as well.


On Dave's blog, you might next hear something like, "I've finished my first reading over entries in a certain writing contest I judge. And I find a common mistake that beginners make in their writing ...."

THAT's when you can start to twitch. Especially when you read the post, scratch your head, and race back to your submitted manuscript because his tip sounds peculiarly like something you did in your entry. : )

Fortune favor the brave!

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby vjalrik » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:11 am

R
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby vsutherland01 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:12 am

Here to report wave 1 has arrived.

I know because I got the R.

Can't seem to hit two HMs in a row.
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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:13 am

Rejection. I'm very disheartened by this news. Best of luck to those still standing, I hope you all get great news! wotf024
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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: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:13 am

wut.
WotF Results:
  • R:2
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
  • Pending, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:19 am

*furiously refreshes email while staring at phone*
WotF Results:
  • R:2
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q3 v35
  • Pending, Q4 v35


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