Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:59 pm

Retropianoplayer wrote:JV Ashley, you're welcome.

I didn't know you were writing a novel. You might want to scope out THE FIRST FIFTY PAGES by Jeff Gerke. It's on Amazon.

As far as music listening appreciation, if you write fantasy, you might check out SLEEPSONG - Lullaby from a Secret Garden, and fantasy/horror, I'd suggest COME, LITTLE CHILDREN. Both are easily found on You Tube.

Best of luck with the novel and your Q4.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Peter Glen » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:42 pm

Retropianoplayer wrote:You might want to scope out THE FIRST FIFTY PAGES by Jeff Gerke


Sweet ... I have a serious problem with the start of my current serial novel (but not sure what the issue is or how to fix it)... this might help to iron it out ty :)
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Henckel » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:38 pm

Hey, speaking of serial novels, I'm listening to "Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius" on Audible. I got this to help with my ongoing Firefly withdraw.

...and and wow, these book do the trick.

They don't have any sort of deep and meaningful messages. They don't move my in any sort of spiritual way.... they're just flat-out fun and exactly what I was looking for.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Peter Glen » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:42 pm

Henckel wrote:Hey, speaking of serial novels, I'm listening to "Galaxy Outlaws: The Complete Black Ocean Mobius" on Audible. I got this to help with my ongoing Firefly withdraw.

...and and wow, these book do the trick.

They don't have any sort of deep and meaningful messages. They don't move my in any sort of spiritual way.... they're just flat-out fun and exactly what I was looking for.


the audible credits have been piling up so gonna check it out :)
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Henckel » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:45 pm

totally worth it. The first "episode" isn't all that, but does a good job of setting the stage for moving the series forward. From there, each one just gets better and better.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Henckel » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:47 pm

Oh, Peter. see you're in Taz. Look east. Can you see me waving? I'm wearing a blue hat.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Peter Glen » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:24 am

Henckel wrote:Oh, Peter. see you're in Taz. Look east. Can you see me waving? I'm wearing a blue hat.

Hi Neighbor!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:04 am

Henckel & Peter Glen, I am inordinately delighted by the last two posts. wotf001
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby reigheena » Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:14 am

And I am in as of a few minutes ago. Now to start draft 2 of my Q1 story.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby storysinger » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:27 pm

Congrats reigheena on your sub. I made a lot of headway on my Q4 today and I love my story's direction. I am stoked.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:57 pm

My story is done, but I'm tinkering with the language choices in a couple of places to tighten the thematic points. I was tempted to submit already, but resisted the urge to do so until I've finished this pass properly, so more likely to submit early next week.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:04 pm

DoctorJest wrote:My story is done, but I'm tinkering with the language choices in a couple of places to tighten the thematic points. I was tempted to submit already, but resisted the urge to do so until I've finished this pass properly, so more likely to submit early next week.

I'm in about the same place. I feel really good about this one, which is probably a dangerous place to be but I don't care. wotf008
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:03 am

My story is out for critique. I'll clean it up next week and possibly post it Days--Hours even before the deadline. wotf010

As apposed to Seconds which is my usual style. wotf017
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Michael Kingswood » Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:02 am

JVAshley wrote:
Retropianoplayer wrote:I have the guilt of leaving my novel alone. I wanted it to be finished by the end of the summer, and I am only a little over halfway through with its edits.


Oh, do I know that feeling. Aside from procrastination and distraction by other projects, my issue is that at 60k words into the latest novel, one that I've been wanting to write for a while as the start of a new series that I've been pushing off for what feels like forever, I'm realizing I'm probably only a third of the way done. Which is what I thought at 40k words. So the end keeps moving further away, it seems.

Ugh.

Oh well.

Off to distract myself with this week's short story. wotf001
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Retropianoplayer » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:52 pm

JV Ashley,

I think you addressed the post. I never posted anything about writing a novel, especially half-way.

You probably meant someone else. I only recently posted about Belgian dark chocolate.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Retropianoplayer » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:56 pm

Ah, I finally figured it out!

Michael thought your post was mine.

I still stand with THE FIRST FIFTY PAGES, however, to aid and assist in your novel creation.

And I'll always stand with Belgian dark chocolate.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:02 pm

Okay, mine is done. I will be sending it in tomorrow or Monday. Tomorrow will be a bit busy with a couple of different things to do. Ohhh, boy some major changes: rewrite first thousand words or so, changed sentences, deleted at least a 1500 words probably more like at least 1750, moved things around, added a few sentences.

I think it's better but wotf017 I thought it wasn't that bad to begin with. Thanks to two people here it has improved though. Not sure if I helped one of them that much with his story-not for WotF. Not much I found I could advise him on. I hope that was because it didn't need much except a little tweaking. Not the first time I critiqued a story and wasn't able to find many suggestions for changes. It was good already and, at least to my knowledge, didn't need more.

Anyway, we shall see.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Sep 21, 2019 7:07 pm

And now to redoing, at least the opening, of a SF story about a chef. I need it for an anthology about speculative food, and to work on a short tale about an Apocalypse. Need to put some danger in it or effort of some type. Then I hope to write one about outdated tech that may or may not be working. None of these are contests but still I want to try them all.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby einstein36 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:13 pm

Done....latest story submitted for this quarter...
Onward now:)…

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby mrtevebaugh » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:40 pm

So I thought I was done with my Q4 submission. But now I am four weeks in on Dave's Writing Enchanting Prose class and madly trying to apply what I have learned to my story. Just not enough time! Guess I will just have to submit it as is when the day comes and hope for the best like every other time.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby vjalrik » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:12 pm

I'm in.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:59 am

And I'm in as well -- that's Q4 done and dusted! First time I've gone 4 in 4, so I'm pretty pleased about that. :-)
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:08 am

DoctorJest wrote:And I'm in as well -- that's Q4 done and dusted! First time I've gone 4 in 4, so I'm pretty pleased about that. :-)


Congratulations, Doctor Jest! THAT is the pathway to a win, whether here or elsewhere.

Good to see so many making deadlines. That's the mark of pro writers. Speaking of deadlines...

ONE WEEK LEFT FROM TODAY TO GET Q4s IN!

As Tim Gunn would say, "Make it work."

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Henckel » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:25 pm

I'm in for Q4. wotf049

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:06 pm

I'm in! I was originally planning to wait until Sunday, but my husband read my story out loud to the babies and the energy was so infectious I did a few quick final edits and hurled it toward the portal at full speed.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Henckel » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:07 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:I'm in!


Good work!!!!!! wotf010

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby LDWriter2 » Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:12 pm

I be in this quarter
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:24 am

CONGRATS, einstein36, vjalrik, DoctorJest, Henckel, disgruntledpeony, LDWriter2, and all those who submitted earlier!!!
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I am working on the novel this week and letting the crits for my Q4 simmer until the weekend. Then a Fix and a Polish and I might even be in a day early. wotf001
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby Henckel » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:44 am

JVAshley wrote:CONGRATS, einstein36, vjalrik, DoctorJest, Henckel, disgruntledpeony, LDWriter2, and all those who submitted earlier!!!
wotf010

I am working on the novel this week and letting the crits for my Q4 simmer until the weekend. Then a Fix and a Polish and I might even be in a day early. wotf001


You got this.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Postby einstein36 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:57 am

Thank you.....I sweated, paced, and more, but I think in the end, we are all winners...:)


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