Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby BeeW » Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:54 pm

R for me. I thought this story would either be a winner or rejected as it has a very strong political message that would put off Trumpers. I feel like it'll be easy to get traction in Australian markets though.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby crlisle » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:00 pm

wotf056 I got a Silver HM!
Thank you Wulf Moon and Martin L. Shoemaker for all your help!
Volume 37: R, HM, HM, Silver HM
Volume 38:
Published in Sci Fi Lampoon: "My Ten Cents"
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby nreavis » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:12 pm

R...which was surprising, but I really proud of it and gonna try it in a different market :)
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby LambentTyto » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:25 pm

Silver Honorable Mention for me!
"I don’t really understand what I just saw back there, but it sure as hell looks like a shortcut to gettin’ us killed."--Booker DeWitt

HM x2
R x1
SHM x1

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby kentagions » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:36 pm

HM #12

Congratulations everyone. Early returns are looking good.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Beth Powers » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:05 pm

wotf056

After many years and many HMs, I got my first Silver Honorable Mention! I'm pretty excited about this one!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:21 pm

Beth Powers wrote:wotf056

After many years and many HMs, I got my first Silver Honorable Mention! I'm pretty excited about this one!


Super-duper happy for you, Beth! I know you worked for that one. One ring closer to the bullseye now! Congrats!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:23 pm

crlisle wrote:wotf056 I got a Silver HM!
Thank you Wulf Moon and Martin L. Shoemaker for all your help!


You’re welcome, Candice. You did the work and studied hard. It’s why you’ve made amazing progress! Congratulations!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:25 pm

Michael Kingswood wrote:Oh snap!!

Was watching election returns and just got this notice

wotf057 wotf057 wotf057

Woohoo! Best I've done in the contest so far. :) Congrats to everyone who entered, and who placed in one way or another.


Congratulations, Michael! One ring from the bullseye! Nice!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Beth Powers » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:28 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:Super-duper happy for you, Beth! I know you worked for that one. One ring closer to the bullseye now! Congrats!


Thanks! I was starting to feel like I couldn't get past the HM, but this one is going to give me incentive to figure out what I did and try to do it again in the next story wotf007
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:29 pm

There are a lot of AWESOME results here! Congratulations to all of you.

Also, to my good friend, Candice, I'm so happy to see you receive your first SHM!

Lastly, I just noticed Beth's stats in her email tag: 52 Entries, 15 HMs, and she's just received her first SHM!!! Oh Beth, that is nothing shy of amazing. I HUGE congratulations to you.
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(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 – Finalist
(2021) V38 Q1 - ???

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby D.Kav » Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:23 am

SHM for me.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Woodstock Writer » Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:50 am

HM again. That’s 5 entries and 4 HMs (I got a rejection last time but was expecting it). I honestly don’t think I’m capable of anything more wotf005

Well done to everyone else that placed too!

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Nov 04, 2020 2:55 am

wotf057
Better than I thought!

Eager to get the critique.
Since my first one, I play a game before submitting: What would Dave write in his critique?
If I find something, I fix it.
So I'm curious here... what did I miss? wotf007
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby NVHaskell » Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:29 am

HM for me which is better than I was expecting.
Congrats to all who placed in one way or another and if you got an R, just keep writing.

V37 Q1-R
V37 Q2-HM
V37 Q3-SHM
V37 Q4-HM

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:10 am

wotf057

Along with Dustin Adams and Michael Kingswood! That's a good showing.

NGL, I am a little disappointed--I tried really hard to hit all the Finalist buttons with this story because I wanted to meet K.D. and Leah in person. I'll find out where I missed, though, so silver lining?
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells

R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, ?

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby CCrawford » Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:28 am

SHM for me again! This was a revision of my previous SHM, so... At least I didn't make it worse? Lol.

Congrats to everyone!!!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby SwiftPotato » Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:36 am

Whoa, good showing, folks! THREE semi-finalists (so far??), a bunch of silvers and HMs...nice!!! Congrats and commiseration to everyone. The most important thing is that you got some writing down on paper, finished it, and entered - that's more than literal billions of people can say.
R, 3rd place Q4 v36!!!

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:44 am

Beth Powers! WOW!!! You deserve it after all this time.
Liz an Michael - so excellent!
Congrats to all you SFs.
All the SHMs and HM . . . Way to go! You did the work and now you reap.congrats.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:49 am

wotf056

Congratulations to everyone!
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM
V37: HM, SF, SHM, SHM
V38:

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby reigheena » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:01 am

An honorable mention, which breaks my 5 R streak. *whew*.

This story received a personal rejection 1 day before the deadline, so I submitted it without changes. But now that I've had the chance to ponder, I agree that if I use the skill mentioned in the rejection, it will make the story better. So, off to edit.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Thomas Woodward » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:21 am

HM here. Congrats to everyone who entered! Also huge to congrats our SHMs and SFs!
5x R
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby sorte001 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:34 am

Breaking out of the R streak with an HM
Congrats to all the participants!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby BlackInk » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:36 am

I got a Image but was very hopeful with this one. Still, huge improvement from Q3.
Q4 V.36: HM
Q3 V.37: R
Q4 V.37: SHM

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:46 am

Honorable Mention

I certainly wasn't expecting to wake up to results this morning.
36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Agathon » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:52 am

We are all to be congratulated! Good work everyone!

My result in Q4 is HM

This is a story I am quite proud of, One of only two comedies I ever tried.

Rschibler critiqued another story I was considering for Q4 and her comments made it clear that the other story wasn't ready yet. So thanks, Rschibler!
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Vol 37, Q2: HM
Vol 37, Q3: HM
Vol 37, Q4: HM

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:59 am

I am so proud of you forumites! Look at all the HMs, SHMs and SFs! Wow!!!

Special shout-out to Liz, Becky, and Dustin.
36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby IStanhope » Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:55 am

Congrats to everyone who participated! I'm so glad to be a part of this.

I got a SHM! I've never entered the contest before, so I had no idea what to expect. This is amazing!

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Reuben » Wed Nov 04, 2020 7:19 am

wotf055
Yay, I get to use a special smilie! And Ii feels good to have finally broken in. HUGE congrats to Beth, and anyone else who's leveled up!
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
V. 37: R, R, R, HM

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Postby Valiant » Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:47 am

Got my second HM. Now I'm taking a break from short-form for NaNoWriMo and then back to working on entries in December =)
V37: Q2 R Q3 HM Q4 HM


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