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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:43 pm

Congrats to Beth an George! Sales are nifty!
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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:44 pm

I scored my first pro level sale.
Waiting in the contract, but it's 5 cents a words and it's my flat rejection from last quarter
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:50 pm

bobsandiego wrote:I scored my first pro level sale.
Waiting in the contract, but it's 5 cents a words and it's my flat rejection from last quarter
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FANTASTIC! You've worked so hard for this. I'm happy to hear it!
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:25 pm

bobsandiego wrote:I scored my first pro level sale.
Waiting in the contract, but it's 5 cents a words and it's my flat rejection from last quarter
wotf006

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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:36 pm

bobsandiego wrote:I scored my first pro level sale.
Waiting in the contract, but it's 5 cents a words and it's my flat rejection from last quarter
wotf006


Woot! Grats!!!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:20 pm

Yea Bob!

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:01 pm

bobsandiego wrote:I scored my first pro level sale.
Waiting in the contract, but it's 5 cents a words and it's my flat rejection from last quarter
wotf006


Woot! wotf006

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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:26 pm

Congrats, Bob!

I love stories like that. It reminds us that a rejection doesn't necessarily mean it's bad writing.



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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:55 pm

klaatu wrote:Congrats, Bob!

I love stories like that. It reminds us that a rejection doesn't necessarily mean it's bad writing.



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This we all need to engrave on stone and whack ourselves in the forehead when we too stressed by dave's bitter rejections.
The ONLY thing you can know from an 'R' is that Dave didn't care for your story.
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:30 pm

Congrats, Bob. wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:20 am

Like Bob I also await the contract, but I have received an acceptance from T Gene Davis's Speculative Blog for a 2100 word contemporary fantasy.

Gratitude to Stewart for suggesting that Gene might like this particular story. That's twice you have pointed me in the direction of a sale. I wish I could reciprocate.

I could get used to this walking on clouds stuff. 2015 has raised my short story sales by 200%. Have they been putting something in the water over there?

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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:43 am

Congrats, Bob and Philip!
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:54 am

Ishmael wrote:Like Bob I also await the contract, but I have received an acceptance from T Gene Davis's Speculative Blog for a 2100 word contemporary fantasy.

Gratitude to Stewart for suggesting that Gene might like this particular story. That's twice you have pointed me in the direction of a sale. I wish I could reciprocate.

I could get used to this walking on clouds stuff. 2015 has raised my short story sales by 200%. Have they been putting something in the water over there?

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Awesome! Two of my four sales were to T. Gene Davis, so far he's bought everything I've sent him! Mind you, I wouldn't send him all of my stuff... wotf004
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:59 am

Nice going, Ishmael!

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Postby bobsandiego » Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:06 am

Ishmael wrote:Like Bob I also await the contract, but I have received an acceptance from T Gene Davis's Speculative Blog for a 2100 word contemporary fantasy.

Gratitude to Stewart for suggesting that Gene might like this particular story. That's twice you have pointed me in the direction of a sale. I wish I could reciprocate.

I could get used to this walking on clouds stuff. 2015 has raised my short story sales by 200%. Have they been putting something in the water over there?

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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:56 am

Ishmael wrote:Like Bob I also await the contract, but I have received an acceptance from T Gene Davis's Speculative Blog for a 2100 word contemporary fantasy.

Gratitude to Stewart for suggesting that Gene might like this particular story. That's twice you have pointed me in the direction of a sale. I wish I could reciprocate.

I could get used to this walking on clouds stuff. 2015 has raised my short story sales by 200%. Have they been putting something in the water over there?

wotf013

Hey, awesome! Nice work! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:40 am

Thank you all. This little rush of acceptances has me quite disorientated. It does however have the fringe benefit that Mrs Ishmael is no longer able to describe my efforts to write as taking refuge from proper work about the farm!

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:49 am

Congratulations, Ishmael and Bob! This thread is hopping!
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Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:11 am

bobsandiego wrote:I scored my first pro level sale.
Waiting in the contract, but it's 5 cents a words and it's my flat rejection from last quarter
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Postby bobsandiego » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:24 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:
bobsandiego wrote:I scored my first pro level sale.
Waiting in the contract, but it's 5 cents a words and it's my flat rejection from last quarter
wotf006

Brimming with awesome.
Is this the "Lie" story?

It is indeed 'This Story is a Lie."
Not bad for story that started out as a challenge to write a tale about a homeless woman in Timbuktu in 2300 AD
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:53 am

I'm pleased to report that my story THE OLD MAN ON THE GREEN (2100 words) has been published today on T Gene Davis's Speculative Blog.

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:51 pm

Ishmael wrote:I'm pleased to report that my story THE OLD MAN ON THE GREEN (2100 words) has been published today on T Gene Davis's Speculative Blog.

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:54 pm

Ishmael wrote:I'm pleased to report that my story THE OLD MAN ON THE GREEN (2100 words) has been published today on T Gene Davis's Speculative Blog.

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Vivid imagery, poetic prose, cool idea... Like Spatchcock, it had a little punch there at the end too. Nice story, Ishmael.

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:40 am

My thanks to Elinor and Preston. I did really enjoy writing this one. I should also acknowledge the very helpful critiques received in Baen's Bar.

I'm not sure where the initial inspiration came from for this story, but I remember being very impressed by a radio interview in which Alexander McCall Smith agreed with the suggestion that not a lot happened in his books. I'm not sure this is entirely true, but I thought to myself that it has to be some achievement to write hugely entertaining best sellers in which not a lot happens. It does make you pay very close attention to the little things that do happen, as well as having the luxury of showing every relevant aspect of the setting in a relaxed way. So I did my best to follow that precept here.
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:57 am

Ishmael wrote:I'm pleased to report that my story THE OLD MAN ON THE GREEN (2100 words) has been published today on T Gene Davis's Speculative Blog.

wotf007


Nicely done. It is refreshing to be reminded that deep point of view and nonstop action are not the only way to write an entertaining story.
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:31 pm

Congrats, Philip!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:27 pm

Congratulations, Ishmael!

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Re: Success!

Postby dbeavers » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:48 pm

Ishmael wrote:I'm pleased to report that my story THE OLD MAN ON THE GREEN (2100 words) has been published today on T Gene Davis's Speculative Blog.

wotf007


Congrats from a newbie on WOTF. I'm impressed with your command of the dialect and style.
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Re: Success!

Postby Brydar » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:20 pm

bobsandiego wrote:I scored my first pro level sale.
Waiting in the contract, but it's 5 cents a words and it's my flat rejection from last quarter
wotf006

I truly enjoy reading 'risen from the ashes' phoenix like success stories. This is the kind of thing that provides many of us hope who have yet to make a sale. Congrats! wotf009 wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:48 am

Thanks to all who've commented on my story. To newcomers to the forum, perhaps I should issue a cautionary note. Do not send something like this in to WotF. It would be most unlikely to make the first cut. On the other hand, as has been mentioned, it is nice to know that there are markets available for different styles.

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