4 in 36

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:37 pm

Whoops, me too. I'm in with my single rewrite.
WotF Results:
  • R:3
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: R, Q4 v35

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby RSchibler » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:43 pm

Many threads little time. I submitted a half-canned, half-newly baked story for Q1. I'm 3k into a story that may end up being my Q2. We'll see. I have many pots on the stove.
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: pending

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby ddonche » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:56 pm

Count me in. I'm going to rewrite my previous HM and put that in for Q2.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby chuckt » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:45 pm

I'm a noob and just found this forum and this thread but I'll join if you'll have me. I already have a new story in Q1 and a new one ready to go for Q2. (I've only written two career total!).

By "noob" I mean I started writing scifi short stories in 2018 although I've been doing technical writing for decades now. Laughably, I knew extremely little about this contest when I submitted Q1 and only this week learned what a big deal it really is.

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby TimE » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:11 am

chuckt wrote:I'm a noob and just found this forum and this thread but I'll join if you'll have me. I already have a new story in Q1 and a new one ready to go for Q2. (I've only written two career total!).

By "noob" I mean I started writing scifi short stories in 2018 although I've been doing technical writing for decades now. Laughably, I knew extremely little about this contest when I submitted Q1 and only this week learned what a big deal it really is.


Good luck chuckt - I hope you get something above an R. It is nice to feel top writers see something in your story.
4*R 2*HM - but I'm getting closer.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby DoctorJest » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:31 pm

I'm in as well, now -- a new story for Q2 to go with my new one for Q1.

This year is feeling awesome to me, I've worked more, read more, and written more in the last six months than I have in a great while. I feel like either this year will end up being tremendous, or I'll end up keeling over from the effort of it -- but I don't think I'll regret it, no matter how it pans out.

(*Addendum: I may regret it, just slightly, if I do the keeling-over bit.)
WotF: R:0 / HM:3 / sHM:1 / SF:0 / F:0
Latest subs: Q1.v36 and Q2.v36 are in!

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby JVAshley » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:54 am

DoctorJest wrote:This year is feeling awesome to me, I've worked more, read more, and written more in the last six months than I have in a great while. I feel like either this year will end up being tremendous, or I'll end up keeling over from the effort of it -- but I don't think I'll regret it, no matter how it pans out.


For me it the last 7-8 moths. Something has changed.
I think it will be tremendous as well. If we keel over... well...see you on the floor. wotf017

This submitting every quarter and writing new stories has only sped up the process. I have a chart for a minimum word goal for the year instead of just project by project. So far so good.
1x SF
3x HM
1x R

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby OldDarth » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:58 am

Making a submission this quarter is not going to happen. My recovery from knee surgery has progressed well but it's impact on my sleep has been substantial. A lack of uninterrupted sleep leaves me with very little energy to spare much less be creative. wotf014

Hopefully another month and I'll truly be back to normal and good to submit for the next quarter.
My contest history:
V32Q3 - SHM/V33Q2 - R
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:22 am

OldDarth wrote:Making a submission this quarter is not going to happen. My recovery from knee surgery has progressed well but it's impact on my sleep has been substantial. A lack of uninterrupted sleep leaves me with very little energy to spare much less be creative. wotf014

Hopefully another month and I'll truly be back to normal and good to submit for the next quarter.

That's okay, OldDarth. Health comes first. I hope your ability to rest improves quickly!
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

R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, ?

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby JVAshley » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:34 pm

OldDarth wrote:Making a submission this quarter is not going to happen. My recovery from knee surgery has progressed well but it's impact on my sleep has been substantial. A lack of uninterrupted sleep leaves me with very little energy to spare much less be creative. wotf014

Hopefully another month and I'll truly be back to normal and good to submit for the next quarter.


Heal Well, Good Sir.
I am scheduled for back surgery in two and a half weeks. So, we shall see if I am writing fit for Q3. Healing and lack of sleep can wreck writing. Take care.
1x SF
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1x R

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby OldDarth » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:01 pm

Thanks disgruntledpeony & JVAshley - best wishes with your back surgery!

Best writing wishes to all on this forum!
My contest history:
V32Q3 - SHM/V33Q2 - R
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