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Re: Success!

Postby Holly Heisey » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:37 pm

Awesome, Preston! Congrats! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:53 am

Yay congrats Rebecca and Preston!
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:21 am

Congrats, Preston.

And I should perhaps mention my little flash piece is up and free to read at http://tgenedavis.com/2014/07/28/fish-on-friday/. wotf007

And I don't want any complaints, Gator wrote it, I take no responsibility! wotf005
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:29 pm

Thanks, guys! And congrats, Gator. That was a delicious little tale. Three fishes for you!

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:59 am

preston wrote:Thanks, guys! And congrats, Gator. That was a delicious little tale. Three fishes for you!


Yummy! wotf006

Don't encourage her, Preston, or she'll be writing more like that. wotf005
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Re: Success!

Postby Matthias » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:15 am

Congratulations, Rebecca, Preston, and Elinor (+ gator)!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:32 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:And I should perhaps mention my little flash piece is up and free to read at http://tgenedavis.com/2014/07/28/fish-on-friday/. wotf007

And I don't want any complaints, Gator wrote it, I take no responsibility! wotf005


Yay, Elinor! (And Gator!)

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:04 am

Nice one Elinor.
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:42 pm

Ishmael wrote:Nice one Elinor.
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A bit near the knuckle, Gator.
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And very tasty knuckles they--

Hush, Gator! wotf015
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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:09 pm

wotf010 Gator, and Elinor! That was a great story! I just adored the last line.
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:27 am

Ember wrote:wotf010 Gator, and Elinor! That was a great story! I just adored the last line.


Thanks. To be honest, I've never been entirely convinced the grammar is quite right on that last line. But it just sounds better to me that way, and I've always taken the view that with writing you should go with what sounds right to you rather than what is technically right. On the grounds that sometimes what is technically wrong is in fact better. So I've tried not to worry about it too much. Having said that, if an editor wanted to change it, in such a circumstance I can't see myself arguing with them.
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Re: Success!

Postby Holly Heisey » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:51 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:
Ember wrote:wotf010 Gator, and Elinor! That was a great story! I just adored the last line.


Thanks. To be honest, I've never been entirely convinced the grammar is quite right on that last line. But it just sounds better to me that way, and I've always taken the view that with writing you should go with what sounds right to you rather than what is technically right. On the grounds that sometimes what is technically wrong is in fact better. So I've tried not to worry about it too much. Having said that, if an editor wanted to change it, in such a circumstance I can't see myself arguing with them.


Yes, this! I feel that way about grammar, too. You go with what feels right.

And congrats! I'm still chuckling over this story. It is so, so Gator! wotf001

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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:50 pm

Did somebody say "grammar"? wotf001

I blinked my heavy, alligator eyes. Chicken, I said. And I would have grinned at her, but then I remembered—I already was.


Implied in the second sentence is "grinning at her." Technically grammatical I think, although the mind tends to try and fill in "I already was grinned at her," which is weird.

Anyway: it's clear what the meaning is and that's what matters.

Nicely done, Elinor and/or Gator! And nice continued selling-of-things, Preston!
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Re: Success!

Postby Kary English » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:15 pm

Go, go, Preston and Elinor! Let's hear it for the Gator and Topanga Canyon!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ease » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:32 pm

No success for me, yet, but my submission to Tor has been unresolved for a long while, and during that time many, many other rejections have been dealt, for submissions younger and fresher than mine. This makes me suspect (read: hope) that mine might have got past the first line of fire. Either that, or it's been lost in the slush pile and forgotten wotf017
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:02 pm

I've announced this elsewhere already, so:

Very pleased to announce that a story of mine will be appearing in a future issue of Galaxy's Edge. This is basically my first non-flash pro sale, so I'm excited! (I believe I got an HM with it in the contest last December.)

I also had a sale to DSF for a second person piece of flash fiction back in late July. I wanted to wait until I had the contract in hand, but it seems silly to announce things out of order.

In other news, my wife and I just successfully bought a house. Whee!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:38 pm

s_c_baker wrote:I've announced this elsewhere already, so:

Very pleased to announce that a story of mine will be appearing in a future issue of Galaxy's Edge. This is basically my first non-flash pro sale, so I'm excited! (I believe I got an HM with it in the contest last December.)

I also had a sale to DSF for a second person piece of flash fiction back in late July. I wanted to wait until I had the contract in hand, but it seems silly to announce things out of order.

In other news, my wife and I just successfully bought a house. Whee!


A triple congratulations to you, Stewart. wotf009

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Re: Success!

Postby Tamlyn » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:57 am

Grats, Stewart!
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Fri Aug 22, 2014 4:54 am

That's a good post there.
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Re: Success!

Postby LaurieG » Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:49 am

Good stuff, Stewart!
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Re: Success!

Postby hlf » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:48 am

I have a story in this month's Penumbra (the Lewis Carroll issue for those of you who regularly sub over there.)
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Re: Success!

Postby LaurieG » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:07 am

Congrats!!!
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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:46 am

My story "Bitter Remedy" is available today in Plasma Frequency Magazine. It was my first HM. wotf008

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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:53 am

Strycher wrote:My story "Bitter Remedy" is available today in Plasma Frequency Magazine. It was my first HM. wotf008

Huzzah! Good stuff. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:08 pm

Congrats, HL Fullerton. Cover story, I see. Very nice. Now that's a nice touch for your third Penumbra sale. And congrats, Strycher. Good to hear that your HM sold. That's validation for you. The story earned an HM and now it's earning you $$$ and more importantly, readers! I just final rounded with those guys. Alas, no sale. Write on!

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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:01 pm

Congratulations HLF and Krystal. Well done.

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Re: Success!

Postby Ease » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:31 pm

I just sold a story to Acidic Fiction wotf007 It's my first ever sale, and was my tenth ever submission.
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:33 am

Congratulations, Ease.

First sales are special. Enjoy the feeling.


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Re: Success!

Postby LaurieG » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:17 am

Congrats, Ease! Like Klaatu said, first sales are very special wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:17 pm

Congratulations, Ease! That first sale is an amazing feeling and accomplishment.
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