Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby WriterGirl0426 » Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:38 pm

KD Julicher wrote: wotf058
This is my sixth time up at the plate. Will I actually get the home run this time? Here's hoping!


YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! Congratulations, KD!!! Crossing everything for you!!!

For me this time it's
wotf056

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V34 Q3: R
V34 Q4: R
V35 Q1: R
V36 Q1: SHM
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V37 Q1: SHM

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:22 am

KD Julicher wrote:So... since all the other results have gone out I should be in the clear for announcing:

wotf058

This is my sixth time up at the plate. Will I actually get the home run this time? Here's hoping!

I got the call Monday but Joni asked me to keep quiet until she had sent out all the results (and contacted the other finalists).

Good luck! You deserve to win!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby SCAFontaine » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:54 am

KD Julicher wrote:So... since all the other results have gone out I should be in the clear for announcing:

wotf058

This is my sixth time up at the plate. Will I actually get the home run this time? Here's hoping!

I got the call Monday but Joni asked me to keep quiet until she had sent out all the results (and contacted the other finalists).


Congrats!! Rooting for you and hoping you get that well-deserved win!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Andy Dibble » Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:26 am

KD Julicher wrote:So... since all the other results have gone out I should be in the clear for announcing:

wotf058

This is my sixth time up at the plate. Will I actually get the home run this time? Here's hoping!

I got the call Monday but Joni asked me to keep quiet until she had sent out all the results (and contacted the other finalists).


Congrats! 6 finalists is already beyond impressive. I'm just the next of many rooting for you.
35.2 R
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36.1 First Place
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:58 am

Tracy, congrats on your Silver! Well done! That’s a very nice collection!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby storysinger » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:01 pm

Congratulations on making finalist again KD. The whole forum is pulling for you to win. wotf010

Way to go on getting a SHM Tracy.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby AlexH » Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:45 am

It's great to see so many mentions in the past few pages. I've been itching to catch up on how everyone did. Congrats especially to everyone who levelled up, and to the rest of us - let's keep ploughing on. I was slightly disappointed with my HM (as I thought it was the best most suitable story I'd entered so far) but also relieved I didn't get an R.

And here's another rooting for your finalist, KD Julicher!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby TheGreatToddman » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:12 pm

wotf010 Congrats everyone, it's worth a pat on the back just writing and submitting anything.

You are one of the rare few that actually completed a project.
Take care of yourself.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:56 pm

GAHHHHHHH KD!!!!!

THIS IS THE ONE!!! It's gotta be. The whole forum is pulling for you!!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby KristyEmber » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:28 am

KD, this has got to be it! Good luck!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby KD Julicher » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:33 pm

I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?
WOTF: HM x 16, SHMx2, SF x 1, F V31 Q3, V32 Q2, V32 Q4, V34 Q3, V36 Q1
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby CCrawford » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:34 pm

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?


Yaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!
v35: Q4 - HM
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:54 pm

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?


Screaming for days

Congratulations!!!!!!

I would love to hear more about that small but crucial change!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby SwiftPotato » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:01 pm

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?


YES!!! I am SO happy for you!!! Congratulations!
R, 3rd place Q4 v36!!!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:08 pm

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?


wotf032 wotf032 wotf032 wotf032 wotf032 wotf032 wotf032 wotf032 wotf032 wotf032

I'm so excited! There are no words. You've earned it, and I'd love to meet you there (although I can make no guarantees of doing so at this point in time).
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:52 pm

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?



That is so awesome!!!!!! A super duper big hi-5 for a job well done.
Your success in an inspiration to us all.
(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
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(2021) V38 Q1 - ???

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Galen » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:22 pm

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?


It's the blue sign!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!

So many of us have been fans ever since your published finalist entry in volume 32. While I'm happy for you for your well-deserved result, I'm equally happy for the self-interested reason that I will now get to read another one of your stories.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby KD Julicher » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:58 pm

RSchibler wrote:
Screaming for days

Congratulations!!!!!!

I would love to hear more about that small but crucial change!


So after I got the original HM, a year ago, I submitted the piece to a pro magazine. I didn't get in, obviously, but the editor kindly took a minute to tell me where he had faltered in the story. This is super rare and when it happens, you listen! Anyway he pointed to where his attention had flagged and I realized he was right, I took too long on atmosphere and on the initial hook and didn't get to the meat of the story fast enough. It was already a short (for me, it's about 5k words) story, so I was surprised when I pulled out 600 words as easily as I did. It really tightened things up though.

The other change just had to do with making the crucial moral decision just a bit more stark. You'll have to read the story in next year's anthology to see how that worked! This one is meant to make you cry, but cheer at the same time.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby TheGreatToddman » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:02 pm

wotf010 wotf010 I'm new here, but congrats all the same KD! That's exciting news.
Take care of yourself.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby KD Julicher » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:02 pm

Galen wrote:
It's the blue sign!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!

So many of us have been fans ever since your published finalist entry in volume 32. While I'm happy for you for your well-deserved result, I'm equally happy for the self-interested reason that I will now get to read another one of your stories.



Thanks Galen! I hope you'll love it - it's in the same universe as my V32 story, but not a love story like that one. I also hope you'll be excited to hear that I'm currently turning my V32 story into an epic series. I'm closing in on a first draft of Part 1 (of, oh, a dozen or so. It's going to take multiple stories to get to where the V32 story occurs). So stay tuned!

Since I'm plugging myself, I've had a couple stories published since. I have one that's in the same universe (though it's hard to tell unless you know) published in Deep Magic Summer 2019. It's a love story (spoilers!) called His Lady's Favor, and it didn't count toward my pro-ing out because it was too long and therefore not paid at professional rates. And I have a free story up at Abyss & Apex right now, "The Eyes of Hemshat", which is the piece I wrote at the WOTF workshop back in V32! It's not my same universe (which I need a name for, I call them "bear stories" but not all of them actually have bear warriors) but I think it's got some splendid worldbuilding. Also didn't count toward pro-ing out since, again, over their word cap for pro rates.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Peter Glen » Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:48 pm

Fantastic News! Congratulations KD !!!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Woodstock Writer » Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:35 pm

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?


Amazing, well done!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Andy Dibble » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:33 pm

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?


Awesome!
35.2 R
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35.4 R
36.1 First Place
36.2 HM

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:40 pm

Well done KD.
Glad you didn't have to wait long to hear.
Interesting that it's an amended HM.
Some HMs More Rs - I keep thinking I'm getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby SCAFontaine » Fri May 01, 2020 2:57 am

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?



Congrats! That's awesome! So happy for you!
5 x HM
2 x R

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Fri May 01, 2020 3:52 am

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?

Oh wow, I’m so happy for you! You must be thrilled! Your success has brought hope to the whole forum!
Fight for what you believe in; believe in what you fight for~~Hermione Lee
V37 Q1: R
V37 Q2: R
V37 Q3: ?
V37 Q4: ?

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby storysinger » Fri May 01, 2020 6:04 am

That's wonderful KD. wotf010 You have proven once again the mantra Never Give Up! wotf024
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Michael Kingswood » Fri May 01, 2020 6:20 am

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?


wotf009 wotf009 wotf009

Well played, KD. Congrats!

I go to the Gala every year since it's just a short drive up the coast from SD. See you there, eh? wotf008
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Fri May 01, 2020 6:46 am

KD Julicher wrote:I have permission to announce!

wotf059 wotf059

I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win.

This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right notes.

Who’s going to be with me in LA next year?


That is so awesome! Wow! You've been hitting the inner circle so much. Now you finally got the bullseye. So happy for you. I hope I get to join you.

Tell us more about that small "but crucial change."
36: R, R, R, SHM
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri May 01, 2020 8:33 am

Cliff Winnig.
Does anyone know him personally?
This was his fifth NWF (Non-winning Finalist).
He has 3 semi-finalists.

Damn.
2x Finalist
1x Semi
4x Silver
9x HM
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