Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby JVAshley » Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:22 am

thewritescott wrote:A friend sent me a writing prompt from a group she's in. It immediately made me think of a short story, nearly completely formed. I wrote the first draft in one sitting. After reading it, and rereading it, I decided that I loved it.

Congrats! It's wonderful when a story comes to you fully formed.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby thewritescott » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:56 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Scott,
I'm glad you got in at all! That's firing at the target...

I felt off-kilter writing-wise the past few months and missed it. Now I don't get to twitch with everyone this Q. I feel like I did something wrong. Working on Q4 now. Maybe you'll have one as well.


Stay on target!

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby thewritescott » Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:57 pm

JVAshley wrote:
thewritescott wrote:A friend sent me a writing prompt from a group she's in. It immediately made me think of a short story, nearly completely formed. I wrote the first draft in one sitting. After reading it, and rereading it, I decided that I loved it.

Congrats! It's wonderful when a story comes to you fully formed.
Good Luck in Q3!


Yes. That's the best.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby LambentTyto » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:50 pm

Don't worry, yall, I'm gonna win this time. ; )
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Ania » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:04 pm

Hello!!

Can I ask when the results for Q3 usually come in? Is it another month of nail-biting? Two? Or maybe sooner? I don't have that much nails...

Good luck to everyone!!

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:11 pm

September at the earliest.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:24 pm

Yeah, we've probably got at least a month yet. But, since someone is twitching:

*sets up pillow fort, complete with complimentary concessions stand* Hot cocoa, anyone?
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

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:54 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:Yeah, we've probably got at least a month yet. But, since someone is twitching:

*sets up pillow fort, complete with complimentary concessions stand* Hot cocoa, anyone?


It's waaaaaay to hot where I am for hot cocoa. wotf23 But I've got lemons! Life gave them to me. Anyone wanna help make lemonade?
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby nreavis » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:29 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:Yeah, we've probably got at least a month yet. But, since someone is twitching:

*sets up pillow fort, complete with complimentary concessions stand* Hot cocoa, anyone?


I'm game, I'll bring cookies and books :)
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:19 am

Sept. 27ish last year.
36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, ?

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Ania » Tue Aug 18, 2020 5:44 am

Thank you all, for the answers and the company :))

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby sorte001 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:28 pm

I've honestly been indulging in the guilty pleasure of fanfiction writing to get my mind off things. It is more therapeutic than I thought :P
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:40 am

sorte001 wrote:I've honestly been indulging in the guilty pleasure of fanfiction writing to get my mind off things. It is more therapeutic than I thought :P

I haven't done that in ages, but I kind of want to. wotf019 The problem is, I don't have much time for writing these days, so I have to be choosy about what I work on.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:58 pm

I'm starting to twitch!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:40 pm

Probably 2+ weeks yet. It’s been later in September every year since I started entering. Hang in there!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:46 pm

FYI everyone, Q3 results for the last two years have come:
- 3 October 2018 and
- 28 September 2019.
I’m in NZ, so my dates may differ from everyone else’s by a day.

So, a bit early to start twitching. Unless you really wanna.
(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM (published @ Sci-fi Lampoon)
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – pending
(2020) V37 Q4 – ?

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:28 am

Weird. I have results Sept 1 2017, Sept 9 2018, and Sept 27 2019. I wonder what happened that you have October there? One day I would blame on the date line but a whole month and I’m starting to worry about time machines or black holes. wotf001
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:05 am

RSchibler wrote:Weird. I have results Sept 1 2017, Sept 9 2018, and Sept 27 2019. I wonder what happened that you have October there? One day I would blame on the date line but a whole month and I’m starting to worry about time machines or black holes. wotf001

2018 might have been the last year they sent results out in waves. I think they've been sending one big wave since around when my babies were born (during Q1 2019), but it used to be a regular thing.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:24 am

I forgot that used to happen!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby StarReacher » Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:27 pm

Trying to stop twitching . . . I have plenty of writing to do. And yet. Here I am.
2017 - R (Q4)
2018 - R (Q1), HM (Q2), R (Q4)
2019 - SHM (Q1), R (Q2), SHM (Q3), HM (Q4)
2020 - HM (Q1), HM (Q2)

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:04 pm

I got to ask Dave how Q3 is coming along. He said he just got the culled stack. He also said if he reads for twelve hours a day for ten days he can complete his reading and judging. He mentioned maybe end of September. That sounds optimistic to me, but I thought I'd pass it along to those of you twitching instead of writing your Q4s! :)

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby thewritescott » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:46 pm

Today I got an email from Joni. It was a pretty standard, don't forget to enter next quarter, email. But it had this nice tidbit in it.

Dear 3rd Quarter Contestant,

You are getting this as a 3rd quarter entrant yada yada yada

I know you have not yet heard results from the 3rd Quarter but we will have them in the next couple of weeks.

So, the twitching is warranted.

Between that email, and Wulf Moon's post, I'm guessing 2 weeks might be somewhat optimistic as well. But I think it's okay to twitch now. Or better yet... write!

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:57 am

I'm wondering whether I should get my Q4 entry ready now or begin my second novel...
I really don’t want to think about my Q3 results, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t twitching...

wotf060
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:11 am

HermioneLee wrote:I'm wondering whether I should get my Q4 entry ready now or begin my second novel...
I really don’t want to think about my Q3 results, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t twitching...

wotf060


This wait is getting to me too! I'm working on my Q4 to help keep still.... It's almost time!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:59 am

Eagerink wrote:
HermioneLee wrote:I'm wondering whether I should get my Q4 entry ready now or begin my second novel...
I really don’t want to think about my Q3 results, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t twitching...

wotf060


This wait is getting to me too! I'm working on my Q4 to help keep still.... It's almost time!

Good advice, perhaps I really should start focusing on my Q4. By the way, Eagerink, I like the quote on your signature very much wotf008
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:36 am

HermioneLee wrote:
Eagerink wrote:
HermioneLee wrote:I'm wondering whether I should get my Q4 entry ready now or begin my second novel...
I really don’t want to think about my Q3 results, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t twitching...

wotf060


This wait is getting to me too! I'm working on my Q4 to help keep still.... It's almost time!

Good advice, perhaps I really should start focusing on my Q4. By the way, Eagerink, I like the quote on your signature very much wotf008

With only 10 days left, I'd vote Q4, personally.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby LambentTyto » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:49 am

Wulf Moon wrote:I got to ask Dave how Q3 is coming along. He said he just got the culled stack. He also said if he reads for twelve hours a day for ten days he can complete his reading and judging. He mentioned maybe end of September. That sounds optimistic to me, but I thought I'd pass it along to those of you twitching instead of writing your Q4s! :)

All the beast!

Wulf Moon


Thanks for letting us know, Wulf!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:55 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:
HermioneLee wrote:
Eagerink wrote:
This wait is getting to me too! I'm working on my Q4 to help keep still.... It's almost time!

Good advice, perhaps I really should start focusing on my Q4. By the way, Eagerink, I like the quote on your signature very much wotf008

With only 10 days left, I'd vote Q4, personally.

Then Q4 it is! Thanks for the advice, Liz :)
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:07 pm

HermioneLee wrote:
Eagerink wrote:
HermioneLee wrote:I'm wondering whether I should get my Q4 entry ready now or begin my second novel...
I really don’t want to think about my Q3 results, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t twitching...

wotf060


This wait is getting to me too! I'm working on my Q4 to help keep still.... It's almost time!

Good advice, perhaps I really should start focusing on my Q4. By the way, Eagerink, I like the quote on your signature very much wotf008


Thank you! It helps me find positive people :) you must be one of them :)
R~1 HM~3
In Q3 & Q4 v37

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. - Mark Twain

Goal: 40 rejections during the year of v38: 0

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:32 am

Eagerink wrote:
HermioneLee wrote:
Eagerink wrote:
This wait is getting to me too! I'm working on my Q4 to help keep still.... It's almost time!

Good advice, perhaps I really should start focusing on my Q4. By the way, Eagerink, I like the quote on your signature very much wotf008


Thank you! It helps me find positive people :) you must be one of them :)

I sure am :) wotf008
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V37 Q1: R
V37 Q2: R
V37 Q3: ?
V37 Q4: ?


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