4 in 36

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:37 pm

Whoops, me too. I'm in with my single rewrite.
WotF Results:
  • R:4
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: R, Q1 v36

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby RSchibler » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:43 pm

Many threads little time. I submitted a half-canned, half-newly baked story for Q1. I'm 3k into a story that may end up being my Q2. We'll see. I have many pots on the stove.
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Vol36: R, pending, pending

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby ddonche » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:56 pm

Count me in. I'm going to rewrite my previous HM and put that in for Q2.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby chuckt » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:45 pm

I'm a noob and just found this forum and this thread but I'll join if you'll have me. I already have a new story in Q1 and a new one ready to go for Q2. (I've only written two career total!).

By "noob" I mean I started writing scifi short stories in 2018 although I've been doing technical writing for decades now. Laughably, I knew extremely little about this contest when I submitted Q1 and only this week learned what a big deal it really is.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby TimE » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:11 am

chuckt wrote:I'm a noob and just found this forum and this thread but I'll join if you'll have me. I already have a new story in Q1 and a new one ready to go for Q2. (I've only written two career total!).

By "noob" I mean I started writing scifi short stories in 2018 although I've been doing technical writing for decades now. Laughably, I knew extremely little about this contest when I submitted Q1 and only this week learned what a big deal it really is.


Good luck chuckt - I hope you get something above an R. It is nice to feel top writers see something in your story.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby DoctorJest » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:31 pm

I'm in as well, now -- a new story for Q2 to go with my new one for Q1.

This year is feeling awesome to me, I've worked more, read more, and written more in the last six months than I have in a great while. I feel like either this year will end up being tremendous, or I'll end up keeling over from the effort of it -- but I don't think I'll regret it, no matter how it pans out.

(*Addendum: I may regret it, just slightly, if I do the keeling-over bit.)
WotF: R:0 / HM:4 / sHM:1 / SF:0 / F:0
Pending entries: Q2.v36 and Q3.v36 are in!

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby JVAshley » Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:54 am

DoctorJest wrote:This year is feeling awesome to me, I've worked more, read more, and written more in the last six months than I have in a great while. I feel like either this year will end up being tremendous, or I'll end up keeling over from the effort of it -- but I don't think I'll regret it, no matter how it pans out.


For me it the last 7-8 moths. Something has changed.
I think it will be tremendous as well. If we keel over... well...see you on the floor. wotf017

This submitting every quarter and writing new stories has only sped up the process. I have a chart for a minimum word goal for the year instead of just project by project. So far so good.
1x SF
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby OldDarth » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:58 am

Making a submission this quarter is not going to happen. My recovery from knee surgery has progressed well but it's impact on my sleep has been substantial. A lack of uninterrupted sleep leaves me with very little energy to spare much less be creative. wotf014

Hopefully another month and I'll truly be back to normal and good to submit for the next quarter.
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V32Q3 - SHM/V33Q2 - R
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:22 am

OldDarth wrote:Making a submission this quarter is not going to happen. My recovery from knee surgery has progressed well but it's impact on my sleep has been substantial. A lack of uninterrupted sleep leaves me with very little energy to spare much less be creative. wotf014

Hopefully another month and I'll truly be back to normal and good to submit for the next quarter.

That's okay, OldDarth. Health comes first. I hope your ability to rest improves quickly!
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: 4 in 36

Postby JVAshley » Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:34 pm

OldDarth wrote:Making a submission this quarter is not going to happen. My recovery from knee surgery has progressed well but it's impact on my sleep has been substantial. A lack of uninterrupted sleep leaves me with very little energy to spare much less be creative. wotf014

Hopefully another month and I'll truly be back to normal and good to submit for the next quarter.


Heal Well, Good Sir.
I am scheduled for back surgery in two and a half weeks. So, we shall see if I am writing fit for Q3. Healing and lack of sleep can wreck writing. Take care.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby OldDarth » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:01 pm

Thanks disgruntledpeony & JVAshley - best wishes with your back surgery!

Best writing wishes to all on this forum!
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V32Q3 - SHM/V33Q2 - R
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:00 am

I'm officially halfway there. wotf007
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: 4 in 36

Postby Dragonchef » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:17 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:I'm officially halfway there. wotf007

Halfway thru your Q3? Wow! I'm only a quarter in--1st draft, that is. wotf042
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:30 am

Dragonchef wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:I'm officially halfway there. wotf007

Halfway thru your Q3? Wow! I'm only a quarter in--1st draft, that is. wotf042

No, no--I've submitted to the first two quarters. wotf019 Not even close to knowing what my Q3 will be yet, although I have a few possibilities in mind.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby storysinger » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:29 pm

In with the second installment of the 4 in 36. Time to get to work on the next.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby AlexH » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:33 am

I'm signing up for 4 in 36. I don't like to commit to things I don't think I can achieve, and starting the year it looked like I'd enter 2 or 3. Now it's looking like I can enter all 4. Also, a couple of Wulf Moon's posts inspired me. :)
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby MiloMinderbinder » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:54 am

I'm in with my second of the 4 in 36. Got 1000 words so far for my Q3 submission.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby RSchibler » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:04 am

I'm in for Q1 and Q2, and I know what I'm writing for Q3 - I should have two stories to choose from. Editing my novel currently, but when I need a break I flip to brainstorming and researching and plotting for shorts.
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, pending, pending

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby TimE » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:15 am

I'm in for Q1 and Q2, switched back to writing a crime novel at the moment. My intention is not to think about Q3 until late May. 4 weeks ought to be plenty - hadn't it?
5*R 2*HM - I thought I was getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:42 am

TimE wrote:I'm in for Q1 and Q2, switched back to writing a crime novel at the moment. My intention is not to think about Q3 until late May. 4 weeks ought to be plenty - hadn't it?

That's the hope, aye. I'm not sure what to write for my Q3 yet. My brain keeps wanting to gear toward another weird western, but I refuse to do that again. Neither of my weird westerns has gotten higher than SHM, and Dave apparently gets inundated with them--probably because he published a weird western short story he'd written in the anthology a few years ago.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby TimE » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:54 am

Weird western? That sounds interesting. Might have been tempted to have a go at one of those myself, but for you saying about inundation etc.

Whatever I go for, I might try a humorous slant again.
5*R 2*HM - I thought I was getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby JVAshley » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:20 am

It was looking a little iffy for me at the end of Q2. I cut it tight again, but I am still in with 2 of my 4 in 36 submitted. Now: back surgery, recovery, re-write novel, and get Q3 written in the next 3 months. wotf005

Good Luck to Us All!
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby RSchibler » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:27 am

wotf015
JVAshley wrote:It was looking a little iffy for me at the end of Q2. I cut it tight again, but I am still in with 2 of my 4 in 36 submitted. Now: back surgery, recovery, re-write novel, and get Q3 written in the next 3 months. wotf005

Good Luck to Us All!
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Amazing goals! Good luck with the surgery.
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Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, pending, pending

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby JVAshley » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:35 am

RSchibler wrote:Amazing goals! Good luck with the surgery.

Thankee!
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Re: 4 in 36

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:23 am

Forgot to post I dropped in my Q2 on March 30th.
WotF Results:
  • R:4
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: R, Q1 v36

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby SCAFontaine » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:30 am

Good luck with your surgery JVAshley. Wishing you a quick recovery!

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby JVAshley » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:17 pm

SCAFontaine wrote:Good luck with your surgery JVAshley. Wishing you a quick recovery!

Thankee!
Good Luck on your submission!
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2x R

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby BrandieJ » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:26 pm

I'm a bit late to jump into this, but I'm in. I submitted stories for Q1 and Q2. Right now I have a draft for another story and a partially written additional story.

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Re: 4 in 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed May 01, 2019 3:17 am

BrandieJ wrote:I'm a bit late to jump into this, but I'm in. I submitted stories for Q1 and Q2. Right now I have a draft for another story and a partially written additional story.

There is no 'late to jump in' with this one, so long as you make the submissions on time. wotf011
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: 4 in 36

Postby BrandieJ » Wed May 01, 2019 6:44 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:
BrandieJ wrote:I'm a bit late to jump into this, but I'm in. I submitted stories for Q1 and Q2. Right now I have a draft for another story and a partially written additional story.

There is no 'late to jump in' with this one, so long as you make the submissions on time. wotf011


Good to know. Thanks! Looking forward to a year of new stories. wotf007


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