Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby crlisle » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:59 pm

Just submitted for Q2 Volume 37. I worked very hard on this story. My editor looked at it twice for me and I did revisions both times.
It came to 5,700 words.

How does Joni keep all these quarters straight? My head is spinning right now. Waiting for results for Q1 Volume 37 and now Q2 Volume 37.
And also waiting for the Awards Ceremony for Volume 36. I plan to watch it on my computer.
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:40 am

crlisle wrote:Just submitted for Q2 Volume 37. I worked very hard on this story. My editor looked at it twice for me and I did revisions both times.
It came to 5,700 words.

How does Joni keep all these quarters straight? My head is spinning right now. Waiting for results for Q1 Volume 37 and now Q2 Volume 37.
And also waiting for the Awards Ceremony for Volume 36. I plan to watch it on my computer.

Good luck! Glad to hear you made it in.

They probably have a system in place to simplify things (if nothing else, having a different folder for the documents received each quarter would make sense).

Waiting for results from two quarters in a row is especially common this time of year. Less so for Q3 and Q4 (although Q4 is the only one guaranteed to have a fast push for results, because they need to get things finalized so they can put the book together).
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:28 am

I've mulled over a number of ideas. I've mapped out stories for two - then abandoned each after they didn't feel right for WotF once I started writing. But that's ok - because I have to have at least 3 Try/Fail attempts, yeah?
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:20 pm

I like to sit on my submissions, even after they're completed.
I find that not looking at them for a moth and then doing a final read through a few days before the deadline always had a couple details jump out at me.

...or maybe I just have a fear of commitment. wotf017
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby R.A.Krueger1 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:55 pm

Henckel wrote:I like to sit on my submissions, even after they're completed.
I find that not looking at them for a moth and then doing a final read through a few days before the deadline always had a couple details jump out at me.

...or maybe I just have a fear of commitment. wotf017


I think that sounds smart. They say to do the same thing with novels. It's good to get some distance and perspective.

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:49 pm

R.A.Krueger1 wrote:I think that sounds smart. They say to do the same thing with novels. It's good to get some distance and perspective.


Looks like you're in Pensacola, FL. We have another forum frequent flyer there as well. ...I'm trying to recall the name... Don?
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby R.A.Krueger1 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:00 pm

Henckel wrote:
R.A.Krueger1 wrote:I think that sounds smart. They say to do the same thing with novels. It's good to get some distance and perspective.


Looks like you're in Pensacola, FL. We have another forum frequent flyer there as well. ...I'm trying to recall the name... Don?


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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:00 pm

Finally managed to get my story in semi-decent shape for a first draft. It's still got a ways to go, but I think it's on the right track...
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:17 am

Thanks to Crystal, I have renewed confidence in a story I'd started / stopped / started / stopped - couldn't let go and couldn't continue.
Some HMs More Rs - I keep thinking I'm getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:25 am

TimE, want to send it to me after you finish that edit round?
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:25 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:Finally managed to get my story in semi-decent shape for a first draft. It's still got a ways to go, but I think it's on the right track...

I think this goes without saying...


...


I'll read it. wotf011
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:32 am

Dustin Adams wrote:TimE, want to send it to me after you finish that edit round?


Thanks for the offer - long way to go. Couldn't get past the opening.
Some HMs More Rs - I keep thinking I'm getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby empressed » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:20 am

Yeah, you all who have already submitted have my respect. I'll work until the last second. That said, I've got a 14k story that I need a fresh pair of eyes on. I'm happy to critique any length of story you've got.
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:31 am

empressed wrote: I've got a 14k story that I need a fresh pair of eyes on.


I offered yesterday, but changed my mind when I saw that you're an editor. Can't imagine I can help much - but I'll try / give reader reactions or whatever if you're stuck for someone.
Some HMs More Rs - I keep thinking I'm getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:33 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:Finally managed to get my story in semi-decent shape for a first draft. It's still got a ways to go, but I think it's on the right track...

I think this goes without saying...


...


I'll read it. wotf011


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is

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby nreavis » Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:26 am

I've been prepping a novella manuscript over the last two months that I'm going to pitch at a writer's conference this weekend, and am just now finding time to edit a short story I wrote back in December to submit before the Q2 deadline. I'm super excited :)
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Peter Glen » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:16 pm

A bit worried as have two new stories written and i don't think either of them would make the cut wotf018
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:28 pm

nreavis, good work!!!!!

Peter Glen. This happens to me all the time. But remember, the worst thing you can do is not submit. I say chose one and roll with it. You've got this!!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby SwiftPotato » Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:46 pm

Exactly what Henckel said. Don't self-reject! Send something in!
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:28 pm

Peter Glen wrote:A bit worried as have two new stories written and i don't think either of them would make the cut wotf018

Henckel and SwiftPotato have great points. And remember--you can always edit, and you can always ask for critiques if you feel like an outside opinion might help to improve the story.
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Peter Glen » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:49 am

thanks for the support guys :D I'll feel better once i look on with fresh eyes wotf022
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:43 pm

I've finished my outline, now I just need to finish the story! :)
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:15 pm

My Q-2 is submitted.
For there is death in the sound of it, and a glamorous fatality, like silver pennons downrushing at sunset, or a dying fall of horns along the road to Ronceveaux.

The only easy day was yesterday.




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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:47 pm

I'm in for Q2 - we decided to move a month earlier and I will be very busy over the coming weeks so I decided to just get it sent in. I am still available for critiques, but the closer we get to the end of the month, I may have to say no to longer pieces. Good luck everyone!
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby mrtevebaugh » Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:47 pm

Submitted for Q2. Best of luck to everyone =)
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:42 pm

Good to see you guys getting your stories in. Don't get distracted, gang. Only a little over two weeks left of this quarter! That's still enough time to write your winner from scratch!

Never miss a quarter.

All the beast!

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:51 am

I'm planning to submit mine next week. Good luck to everyone who's participating in this quarter :)
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:47 pm

I'm in for Q2.

Good luck, y'all wotf049
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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby Michael Kingswood » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:38 pm

Just sent in my Q2 entry. Took a while to decide which one to send. wotf007 Which is a good problem to have, I guess. wotf013


Good luck, everybody!

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Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Postby WriterGirl0426 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:51 pm

Took me a while to land on the right idea, and then a while to figure out where to start the story. I think I have it, now. All that's left is to finish the dang thing and get it in. :) Yes, I know, COVID opportunity - but I am working from home and have a 3rd grader to help through each day, so we'll see. I can't complain - I know plenty of people with harder situations. Plus, you know, just got that silver certif in the mail from 4th quarter last year. So that's nice motivation. wotf031
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