Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby chuckt » Tue May 07, 2019 6:16 am

Congrats! Wow.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby OldDarth » Tue May 07, 2019 9:50 am

Congrats Hannah! wotf024 wotf010 wotf009
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Tue May 07, 2019 10:36 am

hannahAZOK wrote: the story I just got SF with was originally an HM. ...

Hannah-Flower! You got SF? Wow. Congratulations!
You must be over the moon.
Wow, again. So cool.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby SCAFontaine » Tue May 07, 2019 10:43 am

Congrats hannahAZOK!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Tue May 07, 2019 11:14 am

Woo Hoo, Hannah!!! wotf010
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed May 08, 2019 11:40 pm

Semifinalist is a HUGE honor, Hannah. It means you made Dave sweat it out, you were in his final pile. Take cues off that critique, and not just for that story. Dave is trying to help you aim just a bit better in your writing so that you can hit the bullseye.

Congratulations!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby SCAFontaine » Thu May 09, 2019 9:55 am

It's been three weeks now since the first results were announced. I'm twitching for our forumite finalists. Hopefully you guys hear back really really soon! Crossing my fingers for you!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby KD Julicher » Thu May 09, 2019 10:51 am

SCAFontaine wrote:It's been three weeks now since the first results were announced. I'm twitching for our forumite finalists. Hopefully you guys hear back really really soon! Crossing my fingers for you!



I am sure that... they.... appreciate your well wishes, agree with the sentiment, and all of ... them .... who are lurking are wishing they could talk about the experience.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Sun May 12, 2019 12:17 pm

Congratulations on your semifinalist placement, Hannah! To get into Dave's final stack, you wrote an original idea, and executed it well. The critique kills resubmit, of course, but it's still invaluable in getting some insight into what Dave likes about your work, and what he finds lacking in this piece. That knowledge can be put to very good use in your next work. Not to be overlooked is the opportunity to create a fresh story in the same world, wrapped around similar concepts, but explored through a different character or different method. You already know you nicked the bullseye with the one you sent.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Mon May 13, 2019 5:02 pm

wotf058 yay! I am happy to get this gag off my mouth and officially say I made finalist. I can also officially say I did not win. Still makes me feel like I'm on the path. Onward!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby preston » Mon May 13, 2019 5:20 pm

thegirlintheglasses wrote:wotf058 yay! I am happy to get this gag off my mouth and officially say I made finalist. I can also officially say I did not win. Still makes me feel like I'm on the path. Onward!

Congratudolances, Brittany. Two finalists in a row. That's amazing! You are definitely on the path. You'll get 'em next time. wotf009 wotf009 wotf009

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby czing » Mon May 13, 2019 5:31 pm

Well done to that HM to SF story - and thanks for sharing (gives folks like me hope)

And nice job on the finalist - and someone noted that is two in a row?? That must feel downright fantastic!

Kudos to both of you.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Mon May 13, 2019 6:48 pm

thegirlintheglasses wrote:wotf058 yay! I am happy to get this gag off my mouth and officially say I made finalist. I can also officially say I did not win. Still makes me feel like I'm on the path. Onward!

You are definitely on the road to success!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon May 13, 2019 7:42 pm

thegirlintheglasses wrote:wotf058 yay! I am happy to get this gag off my mouth and officially say I made finalist. I can also officially say I did not win. Still makes me feel like I'm on the path. Onward!


I'll congratulate you here as well, Brittany. CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING A FINALIST. Two in a row even! Consistent high marks like that means you are writing at pro level, well done! Be sure to send those stories out to other markets and keep writing fresh stories! It's where we grow.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby SCAFontaine » Mon May 13, 2019 9:45 pm

Congrats Brittany! That's awesome, twice in a row. Three's a charm!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby AnikeKirsten » Tue May 14, 2019 1:17 am

Huge congrats! Wow, two in a row? You're definitely doing something right.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Helge Mahrt » Tue May 14, 2019 1:23 am

thegirlintheglasses wrote:wotf058 yay! I am happy to get this gag off my mouth and officially say I made finalist. I can also officially say I did not win. Still makes me feel like I'm on the path. Onward!


That's awesome. Congrats to your achievement! wotf015 wotf010
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby chuckt » Tue May 14, 2019 3:01 am

Frickin Awesome Brittany. SO CLOSE!!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Tue May 14, 2019 3:29 am

thegirlintheglasses wrote:wotf058 yay! I am happy to get this gag off my mouth and officially say I made finalist. I can also officially say I did not win. Still makes me feel like I'm on the path. Onward!

wotf015
So dang cool, Brittany! Congrats!
And there are still several quarters left for you to take it the next step up, or better yet: A complete jump to 1st place. Couldn't have happened to a better person . . . unless, of course, it was me. But I have a long way to go before I get there--according to my critiquers. So back to my original statement . . . You. Are. Da. Bomb. Baby!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby chuckt » Tue May 14, 2019 5:09 am

Congrats again!

Geesh-it's almost time to start twitching about Q2.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby RSchibler » Tue May 14, 2019 5:24 am

Congrats to you Brittany! You know you're close!

Fingers crossed for the other forumite we're waiting to hear from!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby TimE » Tue May 14, 2019 5:43 am

Well done, Brittany. Two in a row is fantastic.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby KD Julicher » Tue May 14, 2019 6:01 am

wotf058

And didn't win. This is my life :p Congrats Brittany on your making finalist too! Better luck next time!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby TimE » Tue May 14, 2019 6:07 am

That really is a super record, KD. You must be so close. Congratulations and hard luck.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Tue May 14, 2019 6:38 am

KD Julicher wrote:wotf058

And didn't win. This is my life :p Congrats Brittany on your making finalist too! Better luck next time!

CONGRATS on the Finalist! wotf010
Although, I was SURE you and Brittany were winning this quarter.
I will be careful and keep my glee in check next quarter so that I don't throw any unintended bad mojo on you. Then you two will DEFINITELY WIN!

Oops, I pre-glee-ed again.
Note to self: Keep it in check until after they announce.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Tue May 14, 2019 6:44 am

KD Julicher wrote:wotf058

And didn't win. This is my life :p Congrats Brittany on your making finalist too! Better luck next time!


KD! You too? Wow! And to think I knew you when. Well, just prior to your "win" (yes, as far as I am concerned, you won) that is.
Congrats, mon ami! Three more quarters to take it further . . . sweet. Go get 'em.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Helge Mahrt » Tue May 14, 2019 7:51 am

KD Julicher wrote:wotf058

And didn't win. This is my life :p Congrats Brittany on your making finalist too! Better luck next time!


Congrats. That's 5 now? Awesome! wotf010
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby chuckt » Tue May 14, 2019 8:18 am

KD Julicher wrote:wotf058

And didn't win. This is my life :p Congrats Brittany on your making finalist too! Better luck next time!


Woot! Congrats. That resume in your sig line is looking pretty good.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Tue May 14, 2019 8:25 am

KD thank you. You are a legend...and now hold a record I know you'd rather have tied (Most times finalist without a win). But it sounds like you've got a few more stories to throw in the ring. Fingers crossed for Q2. And Q3! You've got this!!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby KD Julicher » Tue May 14, 2019 8:43 am

Helge Mahrt wrote:
KD Julicher wrote:wotf058

And didn't win. This is my life :p Congrats Brittany on your making finalist too! Better luck next time!


Congrats. That's 5 now? Awesome! wotf010



I have now passed Scott Parkin as the most-losing finalist ever. He won on his fifth try. That's definitely something! Persevere, everyone, and you'll make it.
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