Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby vjalrik » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:23 pm

I'm in
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:19 am

Me too! Should have waited until I heard from Peony, though. Now I'm scared.
Q3, however, is going quite well.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:31 am

Dragonchef wrote:Me too! Should have waited until I heard from Peony, though. Now I'm scared.
Q3, however, is going quite well.

I thought I got back to you about your stories. Did you not get my e-mails?

Glad Q3 is going well, in any case. 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: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:06 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:I thought I got back to you about your stories. Did you not get my e-mails?

Glad Q3 is going well, in any case. wotf007

I did get it. And I browsed it. I knew it needed some work but I didn't believe it was that much. Cause for hesitation.
Need to focus more. on the Try/Fail scenario(s).
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:30 am

Dragonchef wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:I thought I got back to you about your stories. Did you not get my e-mails?

Glad Q3 is going well, in any case. wotf007

I did get it. And I browsed it. I knew it needed some work but I didn't believe it was that much. Cause for hesitation.
Need to focus more. on the Try/Fail scenario(s).

Try/fail scenarios are hard. It's all hard, really. Wonderful when it comes together, though.
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 36

Postby storysinger » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:22 pm

I made one last pass and sent that baby in. It's so fresh it's less than a week old wotf003 . Best of luck to everyone.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Beth Powers » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:02 pm

I'm in. Technically, it's the 31st in my timezone, so I've once again submitted on the last day...
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby amoskalik » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:36 am

I'm in.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby AlexH » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:27 am

I got in a day early, as always (though I didn't think I'd be in this quarter). I'm too much of a scaredy-cat to leave it until the last day so always treat the penultimate day as my last day. One time it actually was, as I finished my manuscript while waiting for a flight to China... :)

I didn't have to re-register this quarter, which seemed strange. It told me I already had an account set up. Weren't they reset from last quarter?
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby RSchibler » Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:37 am

Congratulations to everyone who made it in! That's the hard part.
V34: R, HM, R
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:04 am

[quote="AlexH"
I didn't have to re-register this quarter, which seemed strange. It told me I already had an account set up. Weren't they reset from last quarter?[/quote]

Yes, accounts are usually reset and you need to create a new account each quarter. Hopefully, you will get your confirmation email stating:

"Dear Writer,
Your story has arrived and has been entered in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest 2nd quarter 2019 contest."
And not:
Dear Writer,
"Your story has arrived and has been entered in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest 3rd quarter 2019 contest."

If it does say 3rd quarter, congratulations! You are probably the very first submission in Q3.
R = 4
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SHM = 1 (Q3v32)
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby storysinger » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:11 pm

I think once you register and save your password you are able to submit. Pretty sure after the change to a new host everyone had to re-register.
That happened to me for two q's until I read the small print about the new host and re-did my stuff. wotf017 Just saying.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:31 am

I didn't have to re-register this round either.
And the email response was only "Thank you for your submission!"
I am assuming all is well. wotf017
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:36 am

JVAshley wrote: "Thank you for your submission!"
I am assuming all is well. wotf017

That's the first confirmation. There should be another arriving shortly.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:56 am

Yes, I just looked back. I did get a second email last quarter. I had forgotten. I have been out of the game too long.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:25 am

Dragonchef wrote:
JVAshley wrote: "Thank you for your submission!"
I am assuming all is well. wotf017

That's the first confirmation. There should be another arriving shortly.

That one may take longer than normal because of the impending awards ceremony. I think Joni may actually send those out (yes, as a form e-mail, but I think it's her nonetheless).
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:01 pm

I'm in as of 11pm on the 31st lol. I always enter late. Shrug. I only received the first email so...hopefully another comes after the awards ceremony :)
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Benjamin Tyler Smith » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:14 am

Got my submission in on March 28th, a few days early for once. Now, back to work on my submission for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award due at the end of the month...
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:47 am

Got my second submissions confirmation direct from Joni, today. wotf013 At least I know this story's been received.
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 36

Postby SCAFontaine » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:52 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:Got my second submissions confirmation direct from Joni, today. wotf013 At least I know this story's been received.

Did you get it only today?
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:38 am

Just got mine too. About 45 minutes ago ;)
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:39 am

SCAFontaine wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:Got my second submissions confirmation direct from Joni, today. wotf013 At least I know this story's been received.

Did you get it only today?

Yeah. I submitted the day before the deadline, though, when they were prepping for the workshop and gala. I got the default confirmation, but I knew there would probably be a wait on Joni's response.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:43 am

Me too. I just got my non-auto confirmation for Q2 today as well.
I am assuming this means things are moving again, post gala.
Good Luck to ALL!!!
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2x R

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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby SCAFontaine » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:22 pm

Ya that means that results for Q1 won't get back before tomorrow or Thursday at the earliest considering how many of those emails she has to send out today
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby storysinger » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:41 pm

My sub received was confirmed again. At least I know I'm still in the running. Best of fortune to all.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:40 am

Heh. Joni is back on the job! The workshop takes her complete focus. I am amazed at her ability to coordinate so many details and her ability to stay on top of it during the contest week. She is definitely the right person for the immense responsibilities she has been given.
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Michael Kingswood » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:54 pm

Great meeting you last Friday, Wulf. Looked like you were having a great time. Congrats again. :)
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:06 am

Michael Kingswood wrote:Great meeting you last Friday, Wulf. Looked like you were having a great time. Congrats again. :)


There he is! You too, Michael! Do friend me on Facebook so we can keep in touch (wulf.moon.94). Maybe I'm biased, but that was the BEST AWARD CEREMONY EVAH! Keep writing, keep sending, and do read my SUPER SECRETS...I'm trying to help you win!

All the beast,

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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Michael Kingswood » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:40 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:
Michael Kingswood wrote:Great meeting you last Friday, Wulf. Looked like you were having a great time. Congrats again. :)


There he is! You too, Michael! Do friend me on Facebook so we can keep in touch (wulf.moon.94). Maybe I'm biased, but that was the BEST AWARD CEREMONY EVAH! Keep writing, keep sending, and do read my SUPER SECRETS...I'm trying to help you win!

All the beast,

Wulf Moon


I agree, that was a great ceremony. MUCH better than their old venue. If nothing else, this place had a bar! :)

That said, I hope you won't be offended if I don't take you up on the Facebook thing.

I consider social media in general, but Facebook in particular, to be societal poison. I despise Facebook, and deleted my personal account more than a year ago. Made a separate account to keep my writer page going, but I am almost never there.

Best thing I've done in a long, LONG time for my own happiness and peace of mind. Getting away from all that useless, stupid drama was sublime, in many ways.

So I'll see you here and/or drop you an email instead. ;)

Thanks, though!


V/R,
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Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:17 am

And now . . . on to the next quarter waiting period. Though, it is a long way off.
R = 4
HM = 1(Q4v36)
SHM = 1 (Q3v32)
WINs = Zip
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SF = Zilcho
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