storysinger wrote:I'm in for Q1, now I'll spend the day finding a target for my second kraken.
The prompt sounds like it could be fun to write to.
Well done, Storysinger! Weren't you the very first entrant to the very first call to join my very first Vol. 36 Super Secret challenge and workshop? May you have great rewards for your efforts! BTW, by popular demand, the Table of Contents is now up on page 1 where this all began, with a new introduction to Moon's SUPER SECRETS.
I kindly remind all to remember their commitment to this challenge (barring health issues and childbirth, we totally understand. Well, I'm a man, so I cannot totally understand childbirth! :) To qualify each quarter for meeting the challenge, you must write TWO FRESH, ORIGINAL STORIES, 3,000 words or greater. Some of you took the extra credit Flash Challenge as well. For that, you must write one flash story per month, based on one of the weekly prompts--and hopefully you ran it through the Kill Your Darlings flash exercise. Finally, you must submit one regular short story to WotF (doesn't have to be one of the two you created for the quarter, I leave that up to you), and you must submit the other to a "respectable market." If you don't know what that term means, look back to the Super Secrets, the sample market list Swift and I carefully compiled for you, and also my essay "Never Let Go" in HOW I GOT PUBLISHED AND WHAT I LEARNED ALONG THE WAY. Currently #1 in Critters Readers Poll for "Best Non-Fiction Article."
Speaking of the annual Critters Readers' Choice Awards, all kinds of nice things were said in the comments section in various categories about the WotF Forum, the WotF Vol. 35 anthology, and "Super-Duper Moongirl..." under Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story. http://critters.org/predpoll/shortstorysf.shtml
I suspect some of those were from you great challenge beasties. Thank you so much. It's been an honor to serve, I really mean that. I am tickled pink seeing so many wonderful results at the culmination of our first year and start of our second year for all of you! You made the commitment, you deserve to reap the rewards. Each of you no doubt can look back before you began and see the difference over a year of writing fresh stories and applying Moon's SUPER SECRETS have made for you. Keep up the good work!
With that in mind, I think it's good for people to know what you've been accomplishing here. You might find another nomination on the Critters Poll for Best Writers' Workshop. Hey, the category needed another contender or no award would be issued. Now, voters have a choice.https://critters.org/predpoll/writerws.shtml
My very best to all of you. I've heard of some marvelous stories being submitted for this quarter. I've critiqued some for the group as well. And I see you doing wonderful things to help your writing team. There are rewards. Meeting the challenge and being a force for good has its privileges--some of them unseen, but you better believe beneficial and career changing. So does helping one another.
Well done, all! Don't miss your deadline. Even if you have to start a story today and finish it and hit submit before 11:56 pm tomorrow. That's how Moongirl came about, because I had committed to never missing a WotF quarter. You do the same. Not the minutes before portal closing stuff! That will give you a heart attack! But the never miss a quarter thing. And that also includes sending another story out to a respectable market every quarter in this year's challenge.
You've got this.
See you next year! More SUPER SECRETS to come! But right now...shouldn't you be writing?BEASTMODE!