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RETreasure
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wotf018 WhaAaaaaaAaat

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
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Posted : February 5, 2019 8:45 am
JVAshley
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Doth Thursday cometh?

Already? wotf021

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : February 5, 2019 9:41 am
GruffbaneJoe
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I dunno Thought I’ve been getting my HMs or Rs about a month and a week after deadline, but maybe I’m wrong or Q1 is different because of the ceremony and stuff...just wondering.

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Posted : February 5, 2019 12:38 pm
RETreasure
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In my experience it’s usually closer to 2.5 months from the deadline. Q1 usually does move faster (slower- I had it backwards) because of the gala but I don’t expect results until March, maybe April.

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
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Posted : February 5, 2019 1:59 pm
JVAshley
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You had me worried there. If a 'Thursday' is close at hand, I need to stock up on brownies and hide under the table. Maybe I better start stocking up just in case. wotf005

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : February 5, 2019 2:15 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Doth Thursday cometh?

Probably not for awhile. Q3 and Q4 have the fastest turnaround time. Q1 is generally slowest.

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
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
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Posted : February 5, 2019 3:19 pm
Scafontaine
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Doth Thursday cometh?

Dang it, got all jittery for a second. Hopefully it's not like last year though. Looking through the posts, it seems like it took extra long to get results. And so far, Dave has posted nothing on his blog about where he is in the process. wotf017

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Posted : February 5, 2019 4:02 pm
storysinger
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It's not unusual to have Thursday blues
Checking our emails waiting for news
As the day wanes and nothing comes in
We wait until next week to do it again

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : February 6, 2019 1:36 am
JVAshley
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So you're saying I can go ahead and eat this batch of brownies and bake another when the actually Thursday shows up?

Never mind, I already ate them.

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : February 6, 2019 2:28 am
hannahAZOK
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So just an FYI, I've been in contact with Joni and she said "we will have results in March, maybe sooner." A lot quicker than I expected, but yeah, apparently that's a thing? So um... prepare to twitch and all that. wotf009

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Posted : February 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Scafontaine
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So just an FYI, I've been in contact with Joni and she said "we will have results in March, maybe sooner." A lot quicker than I expected, but yeah, apparently that's a thing? So um... prepare to twitch and all that. wotf009

Ok, yes, that definitely sounds worthy of twitching. Only two weeks left 'til March too.

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Posted : February 13, 2019 4:00 pm
JVAshley
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Thanks for the update!
Never too early to twitch.

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : February 14, 2019 2:51 am
Wulf Moon
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I just attended Superstars with Kary English. Don't start twitching just yet--she's still reading Q1 entries, which means Dave doesn't have the whole batch of potentials sent to him. Best of success when he does get them all!

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Posted : February 14, 2019 4:04 am
JVAshley
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Okay, control my twitching. Be patient. Especially since mine is on the very bottom of that pile, having sent it at 11:57pm PT.

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : February 14, 2019 4:22 am
storysinger
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It's cool to come here at least once a day
Information injection in a cerebral way
Every little tidbit is hoovered in a blink
Filling in the blanks helps me think

Today is Thursday the most special of seven
No news is no news is that hell or heaven
We all want to win so we spend time on line
Something more than r would be something so fine

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : February 14, 2019 9:28 am
Scafontaine
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Thursday, Thursday anyone?

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Posted : February 21, 2019 12:06 am
Dragonchef
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Thursday, Thursday anyone?

No such thing as Thursday . . . It's Friday-Eve!
wotf045 wotf037 wotf046

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Posted : February 21, 2019 2:33 am
storysinger
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Or second-Wednesday. wotf011

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HM-V32/Q3
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Posted : February 21, 2019 5:20 am
Dragonchef
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Or second-Wednesday. wotf011

Hmm. Double-Hump-Day. wotf008

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Posted : February 21, 2019 6:09 am
Disgruntled Peony
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wotf031 wotf041 wotf032 It's baby day! Every day is baby day for me, these days. On the one hand, it makes a great distraction! On the other hand, it... makes for a great distraction. (At least they're down to six feedings a day instead of eight. Gives me an extra six hours of my life back every day, although it disappears quickly.)

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
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : February 21, 2019 10:09 am
Dragonchef
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wotf031 wotf041 wotf032 It's baby day! Every day is baby day for me, these days. On the one hand, it makes a great distraction! On the other hand, it... makes for a great distraction. (At least they're down to six feedings a day instead of eight. Gives me an extra six hours of my life back every day, although it disappears quickly.)

Congratulations on the twins(?) How old are they now? Is that your entire litter, or are there more wee ones lurking under the stairs?
wotf048

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Posted : February 22, 2019 1:18 am
Disgruntled Peony
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wotf031 wotf041 wotf032 It's baby day! Every day is baby day for me, these days. On the one hand, it makes a great distraction! On the other hand, it... makes for a great distraction. (At least they're down to six feedings a day instead of eight. Gives me an extra six hours of my life back every day, although it disappears quickly.)

Congratulations on the twins(?) How old are they now? Is that your entire litter, or are there more wee ones lurking under the stairs?
wotf048

Yep, twins! wotf007 The two wee dragons are the entirety of my litter. They were due on January 3rd, but one of them decided to come early, so we've had them around since November 16th (although the first five weeks or so had them in hospital). Got to bring them home December 23rd, and they've been running me ragged ever since. My husband helps when he's home, though, and other family members come to stay and help for a few days every so often. It's often very hard, and I don't want to do this part again, but I'm definitely glad I could do it this time. My husband and I had been trying to have kids for years.

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
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : February 22, 2019 2:02 am
Dragonchef
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Yep, twins! wotf007 The two wee dragons are the entirety of my litter. They were due on January 3rd, but one of them decided to come early, so we've had them around since November 16th (although the first five weeks or so had them in hospital). Got to bring them home December 23rd, and they've been running me ragged ever since. My husband helps when he's home, though, and other family members come to stay and help for a few days every so often. It's often very hard, and I don't want to do this part again, but I'm definitely glad I could do it this time. My husband and I had been trying to have kids for years.

A month and a half early!!! Sounds like they are quite healthy, though, since they are "running you ragged." Also sounds like hubby travels, or he helps out when he gets home at night from a grueling day at the office. Good to family around to help--they are usually a Godsend.

Since you were trying for years, did you go the fertility injection route? Hence the twins?

While I know you are exhausted, don't let the writing be a chore but make it a relaxation point, one that removes you from everyday existence and into a world ripe with excitement. Hey, twin dragons wrecking the house is a perfect place whilst the King and his sword are away campaigning wotf028 wotf044 - I can see it already. What fun.

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Posted : February 22, 2019 2:54 am
Dragonchef
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New message from Joni:

. . . It should be pretty soon on the judging. Give it another 2 or 3 weeks for our first notifications.

It is always our slowest judged quarter because we are so busy getting the big gala event for last years winners together.

best,
Joni

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Posted : February 22, 2019 4:12 am
storysinger
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So will anyone be able to make it through next Thursday without constantly checking emails? wotf001

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : February 22, 2019 10:57 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Yep, twins! wotf007 The two wee dragons are the entirety of my litter. They were due on January 3rd, but one of them decided to come early, so we've had them around since November 16th (although the first five weeks or so had them in hospital). Got to bring them home December 23rd, and they've been running me ragged ever since. My husband helps when he's home, though, and other family members come to stay and help for a few days every so often. It's often very hard, and I don't want to do this part again, but I'm definitely glad I could do it this time. My husband and I had been trying to have kids for years.

A month and a half early!!! Sounds like they are quite healthy, though, since they are "running you ragged." Also sounds like hubby travels, or he helps out when he gets home at night from a grueling day at the office. Good to family around to help--they are usually a Godsend.

Since you were trying for years, did you go the fertility injection route? Hence the twins?

While I know you are exhausted, don't let the writing be a chore but make it a relaxation point, one that removes you from everyday existence and into a world ripe with excitement. Hey, twin dragons wrecking the house is a perfect place whilst the King and his sword are away campaigning wotf028 wotf044 - I can see it already. What fun.

Yep! The twins are pretty healthy overall (a bit congested and croupy at the moment, but it's mild and manageable thus far). They're properly baby-sized now--not sure exact weights at the moment, but I'd be assuming each of them is around nine to eleven pounds. Nathan tends to be about a pound heavier than Frank.

My hubby works 40 hours a week in a call center, but helps me when he gets home. I don't know what I'd do without him; he's super helpful and supportive.

I was taking medicine to help counteract the effects of PCOS, but didn't actually need in vitro or anything like that. I just happened to ovulate twice, which surprised everybody in a good way.

That's kind of what I'm trying to do. I'm taking things at a comfortable pace and not stressing overmuch when I have to skip a few days... or weeks... It is getting to the point where I need to focus more on this quarter's story again, though.

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
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : February 22, 2019 11:34 am
Wulf Moon
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New message from Joni:

. . . It should be pretty soon on the judging. Give it another 2 or 3 weeks for our first notifications.

It is always our slowest judged quarter because we are so busy getting the big gala event for last years winners together.

best,
Joni

Sorry to say this, but I think this is a case of the left hand not knowing what the right is doing. I talked to Kary last night. She's still reading Q1 submissions! She was away at Superstars Writing Seminar, just like me. Lost a week in reading time doing that. We both were surprised by this statement. Miracles do happen, but when someone is still sifting through the submission stack, there's no way to announce winners. Dave still has to do his reads on what gets sent up, and make his determinations. And he was at Superstars as well.

I'd reset my sights, folks. I'm guessing you might get notice just before the workshop week. I think they like having it completed just before because all the judges are there to give out the finalist assignments. Just my guess, but I recall noting the timing in the past.

So go write! It will come when it comes. Don't waste precious time on something you have no control over.

My two cents.

All the beast,

Moon

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Posted : February 24, 2019 4:09 am
Disgruntled Peony
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*sets up pillow fort and plate of cookies, just in case--it is Thursday, after all*

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
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : March 6, 2019 8:33 pm
Dragonchef
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*sets up pillow fort and plate of cookies, just in case--it is Thursday, after all*

Forget Thursday. It's FRIDAY EVE! Thinking Thursday causes stress. Friday Eve means it's time to pour a glass, or mug, of something truly enjoyable, crack those sleepy knuckles, and get your fingertips awalking. Mr. Moon has the right of it.

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Posted : March 7, 2019 12:51 am
Disgruntled Peony
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*sets up pillow fort and plate of cookies, just in case--it is Thursday, after all*

Forget Thursday. It's FRIDAY EVE! Thinking Thursday causes stress. Friday Eve means it's time to pour a glass, or mug, of something truly enjoyable, crack those sleepy knuckles, and get your fingertips awalking. Mr. Moon has the right of it.

Thinking Thursday only causes me stress if I let it. I never expect my stories to make Finalist (still shocked that one of them did). That gives a certain freedom, because if I don't expect to place in the contest I can just sit back and enjoy the ride. I expect the rejection (because everything even up to SF is still a rejection) and am pleasantly surprised if things go differently.

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
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : March 7, 2019 1:02 am
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