Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

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Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:14 am

April 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Three months to write the best story ever! (And win, of course).
See you in Hollywood!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby storysinger » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:57 am

wotf042 Write on.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:56 am

Doesn't this technically start in April?
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby RSchibler » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:41 am

And I think it closes end of June, right?
Trying to refute entropy with words.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:47 am

RSchibler wrote:And I think it closes end of June, right?

Aye.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby KD Julicher » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:35 am

Yeah if I missed Q2 I'm gonna be angry...
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby amoskalik » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:19 am

My Q2 WIP will likely slip to Q3, but I have a flash piece I'm working on I can send in Q2. Write on, everyone, and see you in Thursdayember.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:53 am

Sorry guys, I sniffed a tremendous amount of glue yesterday then posted.

I shall check the life-lesson box:
Never post something important whilst having a snootfull of glue vapors...
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:50 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Sorry guys, I sniffed a tremendous amount of glue yesterday then posted.

I shall check the life-lesson box:
Never post something important whilst having a snootfull of glue vapors...

wotf001 It's all good, Dustin.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby RSchibler » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:17 am

Hey- on the upside we have FOUR months to write the best story ever and go to Hollywood.
Trying to refute entropy with words.

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

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:34 am

RSchibler wrote:Hey- on the upside we have FOUR months to write the best story ever and go to Hollywood.

Man, we are going to have one heck of a party next April.

Wulfy, any suggestions on what kinda trouble we can get into in LA next year?
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:10 am

Dragonchef wrote:
RSchibler wrote:Hey- on the upside we have FOUR months to write the best story ever and go to Hollywood.

Man, we are going to have one heck of a party next April.

Wulfy, any suggestions on what kinda trouble we can get into in LA next year?
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby chuckt » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:53 pm

Got a lot done today for my Q3 entry (for me). Got some research sorted, 1000 words written, and also worked out almost all the empty places in my outline. I'm jacked.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:09 pm

Gahhh, you guys are leaving me in the dust! I'm still trying to finish my Q2, which is driving me crazy today because all I'm having is thoughts about what to do with my budding novel. This is objectively unhelpful.

On the up side, if you guys show up in Hollywood without me, you'll be close enough that I can hit you with a well aimed rock. On the down side, I throw like a girl, so it actually won't do me any good anyway.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby aidanka » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:12 am

Do you plan to query your novel or indie-publishing? I'm going indie way on my first novel. So, that means I'm not out of WOTF contest until I've sold 5000 print copies? I'm purposefully delaying my novel launch to try my hand at the contest.

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DoctorJest wrote:Gahhh, you guys are leaving me in the dust! I'm still trying to finish my Q2, which is driving me crazy today because all I'm having is thoughts about what to do with my budding novel. This is objectively unhelpful.

On the up side, if you guys show up in Hollywood without me, you'll be close enough that I can hit you with a well aimed rock. On the down side, I throw like a girl, so it actually won't do me any good anyway.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:45 pm

aidanka wrote:Do you plan to query your novel or indie-publishing? I'm going indie way on my first novel. So, that means I'm not out of WOTF contest until I've sold 5000 print copies? I'm purposefully delaying my novel launch to try my hand at the contest.

My current plan is to query, but I'm still researching it, and finding out all I can. These days, the landscape for things can change pretty quickly, so until I'm actually ready to pull the trigger, I'll keep my decision up in the air.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:58 pm

And, turns out my current Q2 is about to become my Q3. Twists and turns...
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby aidanka » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:54 am

wotf022 wotf022 . why so sure? maybe your Q2 is going to be finalist?

DoctorJest wrote:And, turns out my current Q2 is about to become my Q3. Twists and turns...

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:18 pm

aidanka wrote:wotf022 wotf022 . why so sure? maybe your Q2 is going to be finalist?

Alas not, I had to put it aside due to sudden time constraints. I have a fall-back story that I'll be sending out for Q2 instead, and the story I had intended to be my Q2 entry will be pushed back, and then I'll finish the revisions on it so I can submit it for Q3.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby aidanka » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:13 am

haha same story with me. My Q1 story submission was only a backup plan.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:20 am

I still have no idea what kind of story I'll be aiming for, this quarter. wotf019 I'll get there eventually, I'm sure.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:28 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:I still have no idea what kind of story I'll be aiming for, this quarter. wotf019 I'll get there eventually, I'm sure.

Yes, I seem to be having that same problem. I start something. Get 500+ words into it. And then...yuck. <Repeat>
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I know it's not writer's block because I am writing. Must be my diet. Yeah, that's it.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby storysinger » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:55 pm

A story came to me and I almost want to make it my Q2 entry wotf017 , except for the fact I haven't written it yet. So I'm certain it will give me something for the next quarter. wotf015
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:44 am

Some ideas are slowly starting to form, although I still have a ways to go before I'm ready to put fingers to keyboard.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby TimE » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:11 am

Well, after watching the awards ceremony, I feel I need to get thinking about Q3.

It's just that I've grown aware of so many who have previously had SHM, SF, F and even published finalist. T'ain't easy, is it? Or should I say - looks easier for some.

(And as fantastic as it all looks, I can't say I'd want to that speech bit! mmm... perhaps I'll retreat to my shell.)
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:29 am

I am 4K+ into Q3 now. Though, when I started it was going one way, then I added a whole new beginning and now its taking a diverted but parallel path to the original. Excited to see how this one will turn out.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:38 am

TimE wrote:It's just that I've grown aware of so many who have previously had SHM, SF, F and even published finalist. T'ain't easy, is it? Or should I say - looks easier for some.

(And as fantastic as it all looks, I can't say I'd want to that speech bit! mmm... perhaps I'll retreat to my shell.)

There ain't no shells for you to climb under on this beach, soldier! Pull your big boy pants up to your chest and crack those knuckles. You have 2 HMs under your belt already. You CAN do this and you WILL do this. Now drop and give me 500 (words, that is).
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby TimE » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:57 am

Dragonchef wrote:
TimE wrote:It's just that I've grown aware of so many who have previously had SHM, SF, F and even published finalist. T'ain't easy, is it? Or should I say - looks easier for some.

(And as fantastic as it all looks, I can't say I'd want to that speech bit! mmm... perhaps I'll retreat to my shell.)

There ain't no shells for you to climb under on this beach, soldier! Pull your big boy pants up to your chest and crack those knuckles. You have 2 HMs under your belt already. You CAN do this and you WILL do this. Now drop and give me 500 (words, that is).
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Still pounding on the keys in a criminal fashion to get as much of my novel written, just in case I make the Crime Writers Awards shortlist in May.

I guess I could try multi-tasking - but I am only a bloke, you know.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:16 am

TimE wrote:Still pounding on the keys in a criminal fashion to get as much of my novel written, just in case I make the Crime Writers Awards shortlist in May.

I guess I could try multi-tasking - but I am only a bloke, you know.


Ooo. Crime Writers Award. Nice. I would like to read your winning story for that one.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Postby TimE » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:46 am

Dragonchef wrote:
TimE wrote:Still pounding on the keys in a criminal fashion to get as much of my novel written, just in case I make the Crime Writers Awards shortlist in May.


Ooo. Crime Writers Award. Nice. I would like to read your winning story for that one.
I was unaware you had another poker in the fire (I think that's how the saying goes). Do what you need to do . . . Tim Bloke.


Haven't won anything yet! My shortlist was 5 years ago. Honestly hadn't got the foggiest what I was doing then and I never finished that novel. They used to judge on 1st chapter and short synopsis. Now they want a much longer synopsis so they can see if shortlisters have got a book's worth, and if you make the shortlist they may ask to see a later chapter.

My entry this time is a novel length version of the s/s I got HM for in Q4 of WotF. It was way too much to squeeze into a short. However, I've yet to see a scifi crime story make it in the CWA. Perhaps not many try and mine will stand out for being different?
We'll see.
I'll let you know it this one gets anywhere, but expect silence!
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