Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby storysinger » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:38 am

Dragonchef wrote:You still have 3 weeks and 4 days. Esssssspresssssssooooooooo!
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:45 am

storysinger wrote:
Dragonchef wrote:You still have 3 weeks and 4 days. Esssssspresssssssooooooooo!
wotf029 wotf036 wotf042 wotf049

So, uh, Storysinger...I take it you are going to drink your espresso while reading the paper (or critiquing a shortstory), jam out on some radical tunes, do a little work...then go clubbing?
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:53 am

storysinger wrote:
Dragonchef wrote:You still have 3 weeks and 4 days. Esssssspresssssssooooooooo!
wotf029 wotf036 wotf042 wotf049

wotf029 wotf042 wotf027 wotf042 wotf051 wotf042 wotf025 wotf030 wotf041 wotf043 wotf029 wotf042
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby KD Julicher » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:10 am

Submitted my entry this morning! Now back to the word-mines. I have a possible for Q3 but I'm not sure about it yet. Plenty of time for that!
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:12 am

disgruntledpeony wrote: wotf029 wotf042 wotf027 wotf042 wotf051 wotf042 wotf025 wotf030 wotf041 wotf043 wotf029 wotf042

Looks about right wotf007
Except we need... wotf028 wotf039 wotf044 as well.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:38 pm

I have an outline.
Which is more than I had this time last quarter.
Let the races begin and the espresso flow!
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby storysinger » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:37 pm

Dragonchef wrote: jam out on some radical tunes, do a little work...then go clubbing?

Close but no cigar. wotf019 When I'm in writing mode I get up at least once an hour to stretch and walk around a bit.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby RSchibler » Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:38 pm

I’m in. Always makes me chuckle to have two stories in to Dave at the same time.
V34: R, HM, R
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V36: R, HM, HM, SHM
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:56 pm

Blargh, I just discovered I'm probably going to be working very late for the next three weeks, which completely blows my plans for editing this story out of the water, I don't feel like I'll have resolved my issues with it by then.

I have a fall-back position though, another story I had sidelined to elaborate, edit, and submit if I was struggling. So I'm going to tie that one up, polish it off, and send it in instead. I'm a little disappointed, as I'd really been looking forward to sending in this other one, but hey, at least I already know exactly what my Q3 entry is going to be..
WotF: R:0 / HM:8 / sHM:3 / SF:0 / F:0
Last HM: Q4.v37!
Currently taking a breath ahead of Q1.v38...
Geez, this is a bit of a long breath. Maybe I should try writing instead.

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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:10 am

DoctorJest wrote:Blargh, I just discovered I'm probably going to be working very late for the next three weeks, which completely blows my plans for editing this story out of the water, I don't feel like I'll have resolved my issues with it by then.

I have a fall-back position though, another story I had sidelined to elaborate, edit, and submit if I was struggling. So I'm going to tie that one up, polish it off, and send it in instead. I'm a little disappointed, as I'd really been looking forward to sending in this other one, but hey, at least I already know exactly what my Q3 entry is going to be..

Trust me, I get it. I had to switch stories mid-stream, but I don't think the first story I was working on this quarter is ever going to make the grade. It's just too hard to write properly.
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells

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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:00 am

I switched as well, but earlier on. I outlined the first story, but it just didn't have any Umph. So, I took some things I liked out of it and added them to an old idea that I always meant to write but was missing parts. Hopefully the spare parts from story 1 will complete story 2. But I am so fond of story 2 and it is so full of feels, I am afraid I will not do it justice in the time I have left.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:14 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:Trust me, I get it. I had to switch stories mid-stream, but I don't think the first story I was working on this quarter is ever going to make the grade. It's just too hard to write properly.

This one is similar, a challenging story to write well -- but I think I was close to having it. Just not close enough to get it there before the deadline with everything else going on. So it'll shunt to Q3, and get submitted then. I'm not so unhappy about it today, though, as being pushed back onto this other story has made me look at it more closely, and I've quickly turned it into something I'm pretty happy with. It'll be ready in time for sure, and I'll be happy submitting it.
WotF: R:0 / HM:8 / sHM:3 / SF:0 / F:0
Last HM: Q4.v37!
Currently taking a breath ahead of Q1.v38...
Geez, this is a bit of a long breath. Maybe I should try writing instead.

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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:21 pm

Did a big push to finish a ROUGH draft for Q2.
Need BIG work, but I'm way ahead of my normal schedule or last minute...literally. Maybe I'll go crazy this quarter and submit a day early. wotf001 Who am I kidding.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:22 pm

And I'm in for the quarter.
WotF: R:0 / HM:8 / sHM:3 / SF:0 / F:0
Last HM: Q4.v37!
Currently taking a breath ahead of Q1.v38...
Geez, this is a bit of a long breath. Maybe I should try writing instead.

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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby MiloMinderbinder » Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:20 am

I'm in.

This is my most polarizing story ever. Folks in my WG either hated it so much they had to force themselves to finish or laughed so hard they cried.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby elratliff » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:57 pm

I'm in for q2, vol36.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:28 pm

elratliff wrote:I'm in for q2, vol36.

Good Job!!! wotf010

I just finished round 1 edits for Q2 and sent it to my Beta readers. Fingers crossed it doesn't come back shredded.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby TimE » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:57 am

I like my Q1 entry, but to be honest I want to get Q1 out the way. I like my Q2 entry a lot more. It's Q2 results I want.

oh... but then again... the entries I like usually get 'R' and my faulty entries get 'HM'. Surely, my Q2 will do better than 'HM'. These results take tooooooo long.
Some HMs More Rs - I keep thinking I'm getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby SCAFontaine » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:47 am

Just need to do a last round of edits and I'll be sending in mine.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:14 am

SCAFontaine wrote:Just need to do a last round of edits and I'll be sending in mine.

Good Luck!

I'm probably one re-write and a line edit away...at least. wotf005
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Michael Kingswood » Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:55 pm

I'm in, as of a couple days ago. Submitted a story I meant to use last year, but didn't.

Looking forward to HM #9.

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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby SCAFontaine » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:46 am

I'm in. Good luck to all.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby LDWriter2 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:33 pm

Sent mine in today. But I am moving this weekend, so by offline for the weekend. I will have to change my phone number. I put in my new address but haven't changed phone numbers yet. And no to a cell phone. By changing servers too but I might be able to keep my e-mail address for a while.

And haven't been here much the last year or more but since Google+ is ending for non business people I might be able to get myself to remember to come by.

And oh, I used a different story than planned. Still haven't finished the story I started for this quarter. Not sure why. Maybe I turned left when I should have turned right. Anyway, I was doing a story for another reason and decided I was doing a good job with a couple of scenes. Of course a couple of well done scenes, if they really are, won't sell the story but maybe the whole thing is worth some attention or more.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:54 am

Good luck in your move, LDW2 (sounds like I'm addressing a droid)! Hope it goes well and nothing breaks in transit.
Congrats getting your Q2 in.
May the Force be ever in your favor . . . or something like that.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby AlexH » Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:24 pm

Good luck everyone! I didn't think I had anything for this month, but I recently had a positive rejection from elsewhere:
"The story hasn't been selected on this occasion, but I did want to send a note because I thought it was a brilliant effort for such a new writer... given the calibre of this submission I do hope you'll consider **** for future stories."

The reason I hadn't considered WotF until now is because the story isn't much longer than flash and has quite a dark ending. I was going to submit it to a UK horror anthology where I think it stands a better chance, but WotF is WotF and it'd be nice to keep up my run of not missing a quarter since I first submitted...

I don't remember many WotF stories with dark endings, and only one as short as mine.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby KD Julicher » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:12 am

Get your Q2s in! You still have two days, but don't wait until the 31st, get them in now!

If you "only have a flash and it's dark and not the stuff WOTF wants", enter anyway! You don't know what will take the judge's fancy, and better a long-shot than no entry at all.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:27 am

I'm trying! I'm trying! wotf042
I finished half the edits yesterday. I have half left today. Then a read through to see how many typos I added. I wanted it in by today, but the hard edits are today's work. So the read through might have to be tomorrow or midnight tonight. wotf035
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:40 am

JVAshley wrote:I'm trying! I'm trying! wotf042
I finished half the edits yesterday. I have half left today. Then a read through to see how many typos I added. I wanted it in by today, but the hard edits are today's work. So the read through might have to be tomorrow or midnight tonight. wotf035

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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:30 am

Dragonchef wrote:
JVAshley wrote:I'm trying! I'm trying! wotf042
I finished half the edits yesterday. I have half left today. Then a read through to see how many typos I added. I wanted it in by today, but the hard edits are today's work. So the read through might have to be tomorrow or midnight tonight. wotf035

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Heh, never cut it closer than 11:58, I've found, Julia. You need time to fill out all their dang questions! You laugh, but I'M SERIOUS!!! wotf001

Best of success on your Q2's, guys and gals! Done is beautiful.

I'm off to the workshop and gala. See you guys there! I'll know you're in that camera somewhere!

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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:13 pm

I'm in!
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells

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

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