Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby tkunit » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:59 pm

HM again. I know what I'm missing. Just have to put *that* in Q4.
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6x HM

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:03 pm

HM
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R-SHM-HM-R-HM-R-F-F-HM-HM-HM-SHM-HM

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby DoctorJest » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:07 pm

HM for me also, which I'll happily take, under the circumstances!
WotF: R:0 / HM:7 / sHM:3 / SF:0 / F:0
In for Q4.v37!
Currently taking a breath ahead of Q1.v38...

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:08 pm

RSchibler wrote:wotf057

Wow.

Congratulations to everyone and commiserations to anyone who is disappointed. I understand that feeling in the bottom of my soul. Keep writing, and as a dear friend recently told me, BELIEVE in yourself and your goals.


Woohoo! I’m so so happy for you, Becky! I’m betting on a win your way soon. Hope I’m right. wotf011

Congratulations guys! And here’s to hoping for those silent lurkers (hope they can shout soon).

We can do this guys! One more quarter!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Chezecaek » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:18 pm

I got an HM. First ever. When I saw the email I was like...wait a minute...that can't be right, 'cause I suck. Right? Everyone knows I suck. I mean, *I* know I suck, and that's basically everyone. So what's with these "judges" saying I don't suck? I don't know how to process this!

Anyway, I can resubmit an HM, right? I REALLY like this story and there's definitely room for improvement in it.

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby aedlrjqaewoif » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:22 pm

HM in my inbox. wotf007

Wulf Moon wrote:Each story is an arrow. Every quarter is a new round to discover the finalists for the competition.

Keep aiming precisely on that bullseye. Don't look at the competitors standing around you. Nock your arrow, shut the world out, sight down the spine to the bullseye...and pull off a clean release.
This is the way. wotf009
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AE for short
Running count: R: 4 | HM: 14 | SHM: 2
37q1 -- Romantic SF/Crime -- SHM
37q2 -- Military SF -- HM
37q3 -- < Submission pending >

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby LibrarianBarbarian » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:24 pm

If you get a HM or Silver HM do you have to rename your revised story before submitting it again to maintain anonymity?
Q2 Volume 37 - SHM

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby crlisle » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:26 pm

Thanks to the Super Secrets, I got my first Honorable Mention! Thanks Wulf Moon! Thanks to my editor too!

I worked so hard on this story.

Congrats to RSchibler on your semi-finalist. I am so excited for you!
Q1 37 R
Q2 37 HM
Q3 37 HM
Q4 37 submitted
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby nreavis » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:30 pm

Another HM for me :)
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Thomas Woodward » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:33 pm

R here. Good luck to everyone still in the running!
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby SwiftPotato » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:35 pm

Re: HMs: yes, you can resubmit them. You can resubmit anything that was not a semi-finalist or a finalist. You do not have to re-title to maintain anonymity.
R, 3rd place Q4 v36!!!

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:37 pm

RSchibler wrote:wotf057

GREAT JOB, BECKY! wotf049 wotf026 wotf049 wotf026 wotf049
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:40 pm

LibrarianBarbarian wrote:If you get a HM or Silver HM do you have to rename your revised story before submitting it again to maintain anonymity?


Nope. You become once again just a number in the system to first reader Kary and coordinating judge David Farland.

Contest coordinator Joni is the only one that links up the numbers to names.

Revise away and send it in. That worked for KD Julicher.

Or write a fresh one. That worked for Wulf Moon.

CONGRATULATIONS!

More to come...working like a madman on my master class for this Saturday!
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Peter Glen » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:47 pm

R me hearties!
HM, R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, SHM, ?

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:50 pm

thegirlintheglasses wrote:HM


Poop. I was hoping this would be your quarter.
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36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, ?

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby LibrarianBarbarian » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:54 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:
LibrarianBarbarian wrote:If you get a HM or Silver HM do you have to rename your revised story before submitting it again to maintain anonymity?


Nope. You become once again just a number in the system to first reader Kary and coordinating judge David Farland.

Contest coordinator Joni is the only one that links up the numbers to names.

Revise away and send it in. That worked for KD Julicher.

Or write a fresh one. That worked for Wulf Moon.

CONGRATULATIONS!

More to come...working like a madman on my master class for this Saturday!


Thank you! Hate to have to struggle to retitle this!
Q2 Volume 37 - SHM

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:14 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:SHM for me.


Sigh. Congrats, but was hoping the win for you.
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36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, ?

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:23 pm

HM for me.

A super big congratulation to everyone to everyone who submitted, regardless of placement. And a special shout out to:
    Chezecaek and crlisle for their first time HMs,
    LibrarianBarbarian and Disgruntledpeony for their SHMs,
    RSchibler for her SF.
Rock on! wotf009
(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
(2020) V37 Q4 – pending
(2021) V38 Q1 - ???

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Beth Powers » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:34 pm

R for me, which is disappointing because I actually wrote this one before the last day of the quarter (first time I've done that in probably years!) and I had high hopes for it...
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby SCAFontaine » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:55 pm

HM for me. I was hoping this story would reach a little higher after these edits, but I'll take it.

RSchibler wrote:wotf057


Congrats Becky!!! That's awesome!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby vjalrik » Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:32 pm

Peter Glen wrote:R me hearties!

wotf001 wotf010 wotf009 wotf019
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Obi-Wan Nobody » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:16 pm

wotf061

Cute smiley, but I won't agree with it. It is not a bad thing to get an 'R'; the worst thing is to miss a quarter.
Getting a rejection just means that we should improve our writing. I will do so. wotf008

Congrats to all who placed in the second quarter! wotf010
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37: HM, R, R, ?.

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Woodstock Writer » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:34 pm

I got an HM. Slightly disappointed as I thought this story was better, but this was my third entry and I now have 3 HMs so I guess I should look on the positive side.

And it’s come just in time for me to submit it to that other place that closes today.

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Sally_salamander » Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:56 pm

I got an R. But there were some problems with my story, I only submitted it to actually start submitting really. I was still kind of hoping for an HM though.

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Santana » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:39 am

Obi-Wan Nobody wrote:wotf061

Cute smiley, but I won't agree with it. It is not a bad thing to get an 'R'; the worst thing is to miss a quarter.
Getting a rejection just means that we should improve our writing. I will do so. wotf008

Congrats to all who placed in the second quarter! wotf010



Well said.
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:51 am

Congrats to everyone that got HM and above - and for those that got an R, I say don't feel so bad and keep writing. I thought some of my early R's were better than my HM's but it took me a while to work out what WotF are looking for.
Haven't seen the result for one story I crit for this quarter that I thought was very good. Fingers crossed for...
Some HMs More Rs - I keep thinking I'm getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:02 am

Just got my second R...hope I can finally break my streak of Rs next quarter
To everyone who placed, I offer my sincere congratulations:)
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Santana » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:57 am

SHM for me this time.

Do you guys go for the certificates? What do you do with them?
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:19 am

Silver here.

Santana wrote:Do you guys go for the certificates? What do you do with them?

For a time I considered myself a wizend writer warrior who didn't want the certificates... That time was short-lived. I work damn hard on every story and am always happy (even if not knee-jerkingly) with my HMs and above. I've framed four of my certs and have them on my writing wall (with some mag and book covers). My first HM, my semi, and my two Fs. The rest I have in my writing filing cabinet with various stories, hints/tips that I've printed, and class notes from the past.
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:21 am

Beth Powers wrote:R for me, which is disappointing because I actually wrote this one before the last day of the quarter (first time I've done that in probably years!) and I had high hopes for it...

Beth, I'm super sorry to hear. I really liked this story. I've enjoyed our exchanges the past few quarters and look forward to more.
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