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Disgruntled Peony
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Either I'm blind, or this didn't exist until the day before Q2 starts.

Speaking of Q2, I'm poking at an outline. Yay!

Here's the link to the WotF blog o' names.

Winners
NWFs
Semis
Silvers
HMs

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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Topic starter Posted : December 30, 2018 6:54 pm
Scafontaine
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Nope you're not blind. wotf011
I've starting my research and have a goal to write the first 300 words before the end of the week.
Yay for Q2! This is exciting.

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Posted : December 30, 2018 8:57 pm
AnikeKirsten
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Woot! Keep 'em subbing.

Got mine pretty much ready to go once I give it a final typoo and grammar edit pass. Onward to 2019!

And may the Force be ever in your favour.

wotf001 runs

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Posted : December 31, 2018 12:11 am
RETreasure
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I wrote a flash piece that I think I'll develop into my Q2. Hopefully quickly and get it subbed before the second to last day of the quarter.

Happy New Year all!

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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Posted : December 31, 2018 12:51 am
storysinger
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I have to break this sub at the last minute cycle I've been doing. My new resolution is to enter with plenty of room to spare. wotf013

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 : December 31, 2018 7:06 am
DoctorJest
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I'll be editing close to the deadline for Q1, but I already know the story I'll be writing for Q2. I have an outline already sketched, but it's very broad.

R: 0 / HM: 8 / SHM: 4 / SF: 0 / F: 1
Currently in for Q3.V38 and Q4.V38 / Q1.V39 20% done on draft 1
Last result: SHM for Q2.V38
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle
Revised HM ('The Winds of the Mind') forthcoming at Abyss and Apex, ~October 2023

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Posted : December 31, 2018 8:15 am
LDWriter2
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Hmm start thinking. I want to do one that is different from the one I submitted just now. I am doing one for another contest. Or do a revised version of one I have written already. As I said Thinking.

Working on turning Lead into Gold.
Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Posted : December 31, 2018 8:30 am
LDWriter2
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Just came back to say that I may have started the story. I just finished the opening so we shall see how it goes from here.

Working on turning Lead into Gold.
Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Posted : December 31, 2018 11:06 am
OldDarth
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This quarter will be a challenge for me. Going for my second knee replacement on January 23rd. So I really need to get a draft done before then as I know from the previous experience - writing will be out of the question for the following 4 weeks.

Have an idea. Fleshing it out now.

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Posted : December 31, 2018 2:12 pm
storysinger
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This quarter's entry might be my easiest one yet. I had a story around ninety percent finished for Q1 when another idea took center stage.

Of course, if another story appears I will write something new.

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 : January 1, 2019 1:09 am
Wulf Moon
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This quarter's entry might be my easiest one yet. I had a story around ninety percent finished for Q1 when another idea took center stage.

Of course, if another story appears I will write something new.

Finish the 90 percenter, write another, and pick your best! You have time! Push your limits, don't go easy on yourself. This is the Olympics of speculative fiction. You have to train to your greatest potential to win...because others around the world are pushing themselves to their limits to win.

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NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
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Posted : January 2, 2019 2:42 am
amoskalik
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I'm 250 words into mine. It'll probably be about 8000 when all is said and done.

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Posted : January 2, 2019 6:07 am
francisbruno
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Back after Hiatus.

Anyone up for a swap? 4K words Urban fantasy.

Accomplishments:
SF: V32Q2, V28Q4
HM: V29 Q2, V30 Q2
Dave Farland: Short Story Master's Class, World Building
Viable Paradise XVI
Uncle Orson's 2011
"Stalkworthy"
http://www.francisbruno.com

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Posted : January 3, 2019 4:05 am
Scafontaine
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Back after Hiatus.

Anyone up for a swap? 4K words Urban fantasy.

I'll be up for a swap in a few weeks if you're still interested at that point.

Until then, I've already reached my goal for this week and I'm now aiming for at least 1-2k words per week for my Q2 story and another 5k a week for the chapters of my novel's 3rd draft.

Busy writing is the best way to be. I don't know about you guys, but for me, writing is my kind of therapy. I always find myself smiling after no matter how happy or depressing the story may be. If it's been more than two days since I've written, I get irritable and my husband takes over the kids to give me some time.

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Posted : January 3, 2019 7:45 am
ddonche
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Going to rewrite my HM for this one, which gives me lots of time to just polish. The story is done, only I think I may have to kill somebody. It's impossible to tell what was wrong with the story, since there's no feedback. My first hypothesis is always going to default to, "Maybe not enough people died."

R R HM R R
Everwind.us

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Posted : January 3, 2019 7:58 am
GruffbaneJoe
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I'm at 8000 words right now. I intended this for Q1 but I realized I wasn't going to make it, and broke off to revise an R. Like most of my entries, it will likely clock in around 12,000 when finished. I should be up for a swap at the end of the month!

R: 3
HM: 4

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Posted : January 3, 2019 10:46 am
Morgan
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Going to rewrite my HM for this one, which gives me lots of time to just polish. The story is done, only I think I may have to kill somebody. It's impossible to tell what was wrong with the story, since there's no feedback. My first hypothesis is always going to default to, "Maybe not enough people died."

Always tough to say for sure why the story didn't move further into the contest. Dave offered this information a while ago. Might be of some use.

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/why- ... e-mention/

~Morgan

"If you can do it for joy, you can do it forever."
- Stephen King
Drop me a line at https://morganbroadhead.com

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Posted : January 3, 2019 11:28 pm
storysinger
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"Maybe not enough people died."

It's funny that you say that. In my hm most of the characters bit the dust one after the other.

That being said, Morgan's' advice is spot on. Signing up for Dave's daily emails is very helpful too. He tells you what he looks for in a story.

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 : January 4, 2019 5:35 am
ddonche
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Always tough to say for sure why the story didn't move further into the contest. Dave offered this information a while ago. Might be of some use.

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/why- ... e-mention/

~Morgan

That's awesome, thanks for the link. I haven't seen that one yet. I'm pretty sure I know what went wrong with the story, so I now have three months to correct it!

"Maybe not enough people died."

It's funny that you say that. In my hm most of the characters bit the dust one after the other.

That being said, Morgan's' advice is spot on. Signing up for Dave's daily emails is very helpful too. He tells you what he looks for in a story.

I've been reading his emails for a couple years now, without fail. I think I would be a fool not to. It's some of the best information out there - and it's FREE!

R R HM R R
Everwind.us

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Posted : January 4, 2019 1:12 pm
Wulf Moon
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Everyone should sign up for Dave's Tips. I think he knows more about story than anyone living today. Plus, he's the coordinating judge--you can't win if you don't make Dave happy. He talks about how he won so many contests by studying the judges. Word to the wise. : )

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“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
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Posted : January 7, 2019 3:57 am
tkunit
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It's been a while but I think I'll be back in it this quarter. I'm pretty excited about that.

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Posted : January 9, 2019 6:46 pm
OldDarth
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I've been reading his emails for a couple years now, without fail. I think I would be a fool not to. It's some of the best information out there - and it's FREE!

Ditto!

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Posted : January 12, 2019 1:21 am
vsutherland01
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I have a 3K draft done for this quarter. Now I can sit on it 'til march.

Honorable Mentions: 4
Rejections: 5

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Posted : January 13, 2019 5:35 am
RETreasure
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Naw, see, now you have time to have TWO stories ready to submit. Or three! Or write that novel we all have in the back of our minds. wotf011

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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Posted : January 13, 2019 1:32 pm
storysinger
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Naw, see, now you have time to have TWO stories ready to submit. Or three! Or write that novel we all have in the back of our minds.

Excellent advice for sure. Never slow down your writing. wotf042

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 : January 14, 2019 1:17 am
vsutherland01
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Naw, see, now you have time to have TWO stories ready to submit. Or three! Or write that novel we all have in the back of our minds. wotf011

Haha, after I catch up on reading.

Honorable Mentions: 4
Rejections: 5

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Posted : January 14, 2019 2:37 am
Dragonchef
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Just finished the first draft of my Q2v36 submission. In edit now.
15.6K - Whew! Still shaking from all that typing.
Good luck to you all.
May the words be with you!
wotf009

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Posted : January 17, 2019 12:41 am
OldDarth
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Wow and congrats in that order!

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Posted : January 17, 2019 5:13 am
JVAshley
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I just finished an BIG re-write then edit on a Revise & Resubmit request.
So now, I have to THINK of an idea for Q2. All my ideas-in-waiting are more novel length projects. Plus, I want to come up with something completely new for me and off the wall. I don't have it yet. 🙁

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Posted : January 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Dragonchef
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I just finished an BIG re-write then edit on a Revise & Resubmit request.
So now, I have to THINK of an idea for Q2. All my ideas-in-waiting are more novel length projects. Plus, I want to come up with something completely new for me and off the wall. I don't have it yet. 🙁

JV - That re-write is still probably fresh in your mind. My advice would be to take a SHORT break and read some off-the-wall stuff for keyboard fodder, and ideas will start to flow. wotf029

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Posted : January 19, 2019 1:51 am
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