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Dustin Adams
(@axeminister)
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Here's the link to the WotF blog o' names.

Winners
NWF
Semis
Silvers
HMs

2x Finalist
2x Semi
8x Silver
10x HM
Finalist #2 Read it here!

 
Posted : March 1, 2019 5:14 am
storysinger
(@storysinger)
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wotf042 Write on.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1
HM-V38/Q4
HM-V39/Q2
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts Notions
Silver Ships

 
Posted : March 1, 2019 5:57 am
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
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Doesn't this technically start in April?

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
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
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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4th and Starlight: e-book | paperback

 
Posted : March 1, 2019 6:56 am
RETreasure
(@rschibler)
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And I think it closes end of June, right?

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: (P)F, SHM, F, F
V39: SHM, SHM, P, P
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Reviews & Short Stories: www.patreon.com/rebeccaetreasure

 
Posted : March 1, 2019 7:41 am
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
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And I think it closes end of June, right?

Aye.

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
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
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales
Twitter
4th and Starlight: e-book | paperback

 
Posted : March 1, 2019 8:47 am
KD Julicher
(@kd-julicher)
Bronze Star Member
 

Yeah if I missed Q2 I'm gonna be angry...

WOTF: HM x 16, SHMx2, SF x 1, F V31 Q3, V32 Q2, V32 Q4, V34 Q3, V36 Q1
Baen Fantasy Award Winner 2014
V32 Published Finalist
3rd place V37 Q1!

 
Posted : March 1, 2019 9:35 am
amoskalik
(@amoskalik)
Silver Member
 

My Q2 WIP will likely slip to Q3, but I have a flash piece I'm working on I can send in Q2. Write on, everyone, and see you in Thursdayember.

 
Posted : March 1, 2019 1:19 pm
Dustin Adams
(@axeminister)
Gold Star Member
Topic starter
 

Sorry guys, I sniffed a tremendous amount of glue yesterday then posted.

I shall check the life-lesson box:
Never post something important whilst having a snootfull of glue vapors...

2x Finalist
2x Semi
8x Silver
10x HM
Finalist #2 Read it here!

 
Posted : March 2, 2019 5:53 am
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Platinum Member
 

Sorry guys, I sniffed a tremendous amount of glue yesterday then posted.

I shall check the life-lesson box:
Never post something important whilst having a snootfull of glue vapors...

wotf001 It's all good, Dustin.

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
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
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales
Twitter
4th and Starlight: e-book | paperback

 
Posted : March 2, 2019 6:50 am
RETreasure
(@rschibler)
Gold Star Member
 

Hey- on the upside we have FOUR months to write the best story ever and go to Hollywood.

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: (P)F, SHM, F, F
V39: SHM, SHM, P, P
Always Available for 5-page Critiques
CV & Editing Services: www.rebeccaetreasure.com
Reviews & Short Stories: www.patreon.com/rebeccaetreasure

 
Posted : March 2, 2019 7:17 am
Dragonchef
(@dragonchef)
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Hey- on the upside we have FOUR months to write the best story ever and go to Hollywood.

Man, we are going to have one heck of a party next April.

Wulfy, any suggestions on what kinda trouble we can get into in LA next year?
wotf007 wotf049

3 HMs
6 SHMs
Umpteen Rs
Still hoping and working toward better -
One of these days, Alice . . . POW! We're going to the moon!

 
Posted : March 2, 2019 8:34 am
Wulf Moon
(@wulfmoon)
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Hey- on the upside we have FOUR months to write the best story ever and go to Hollywood.

Man, we are going to have one heck of a party next April.

Wulfy, any suggestions on what kinda trouble we can get into in LA next year?
wotf007 wotf049

It depends on if you're going to commandeer the stage like I am and lead the audience in singing Ed Sheeran's "I See Fire."

~Moon~

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Posted : March 2, 2019 1:10 pm
chuckt
(@chuckt)
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Got a lot done today for my Q3 entry (for me). Got some research sorted, 1000 words written, and also worked out almost all the empty places in my outline. I'm jacked.

Chuck Thompson
6 Rs, 5 HMs, 2 SHMs

 
Posted : March 10, 2019 7:53 pm
DoctorJest
(@doctorjest)
Gold Star Member
 

Gahhh, you guys are leaving me in the dust! I'm still trying to finish my Q2, which is driving me crazy today because all I'm having is thoughts about what to do with my budding novel. This is objectively unhelpful.

On the up side, if you guys show up in Hollywood without me, you'll be close enough that I can hit you with a well aimed rock. On the down side, I throw like a girl, so it actually won't do me any good anyway.

DQ: 0 / R: 0 / RWC: 0 / HM: 10 / SHM: 6 / SF: 0 / F: 1
In for Q3.V39 and Q4.V39
Last four: HM • HM • SHM • SHM
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle

 
Posted : March 11, 2019 2:09 am
Aidanka
(@aidanka)
Bronze Member
 

Do you plan to query your novel or indie-publishing? I'm going indie way on my first novel. So, that means I'm not out of WOTF contest until I've sold 5000 print copies? I'm purposefully delaying my novel launch to try my hand at the contest.

wotf019 wotf019

Gahhh, you guys are leaving me in the dust! I'm still trying to finish my Q2, which is driving me crazy today because all I'm having is thoughts about what to do with my budding novel. This is objectively unhelpful.

On the up side, if you guys show up in Hollywood without me, you'll be close enough that I can hit you with a well aimed rock. On the down side, I throw like a girl, so it actually won't do me any good anyway.

 
Posted : March 11, 2019 11:12 am
DoctorJest
(@doctorjest)
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Do you plan to query your novel or indie-publishing? I'm going indie way on my first novel. So, that means I'm not out of WOTF contest until I've sold 5000 print copies? I'm purposefully delaying my novel launch to try my hand at the contest.

My current plan is to query, but I'm still researching it, and finding out all I can. These days, the landscape for things can change pretty quickly, so until I'm actually ready to pull the trigger, I'll keep my decision up in the air.

DQ: 0 / R: 0 / RWC: 0 / HM: 10 / SHM: 6 / SF: 0 / F: 1
In for Q3.V39 and Q4.V39
Last four: HM • HM • SHM • SHM
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle

 
Posted : March 11, 2019 9:45 pm
DoctorJest
(@doctorjest)
Gold Star Member
 

And, turns out my current Q2 is about to become my Q3. Twists and turns...

DQ: 0 / R: 0 / RWC: 0 / HM: 10 / SHM: 6 / SF: 0 / F: 1
In for Q3.V39 and Q4.V39
Last four: HM • HM • SHM • SHM
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle

 
Posted : March 12, 2019 12:58 am
Aidanka
(@aidanka)
Bronze Member
 

wotf022 wotf022 . why so sure? maybe your Q2 is going to be finalist?

And, turns out my current Q2 is about to become my Q3. Twists and turns...

 
Posted : March 12, 2019 7:54 am
DoctorJest
(@doctorjest)
Gold Star Member
 

wotf022 wotf022 . why so sure? maybe your Q2 is going to be finalist?

Alas not, I had to put it aside due to sudden time constraints. I have a fall-back story that I'll be sending out for Q2 instead, and the story I had intended to be my Q2 entry will be pushed back, and then I'll finish the revisions on it so I can submit it for Q3.

DQ: 0 / R: 0 / RWC: 0 / HM: 10 / SHM: 6 / SF: 0 / F: 1
In for Q3.V39 and Q4.V39
Last four: HM • HM • SHM • SHM
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle

 
Posted : March 13, 2019 12:18 am
Aidanka
(@aidanka)
Bronze Member
 

haha same story with me. My Q1 story submission was only a backup plan.

 
Posted : March 14, 2019 7:13 am
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Platinum Member
 

I still have no idea what kind of story I'll be aiming for, this quarter. wotf019 I'll get there eventually, I'm sure.

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
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
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales
Twitter
4th and Starlight: e-book | paperback

 
Posted : March 25, 2019 8:20 am
Dragonchef
(@dragonchef)
Silver Star Member
 

I still have no idea what kind of story I'll be aiming for, this quarter. wotf019 I'll get there eventually, I'm sure.

Yes, I seem to be having that same problem. I start something. Get 500+ words into it. And then...yuck. <Repeat>
<sigh>
I know it's not writer's block because I am writing. Must be my diet. Yeah, that's it.
wotf012

3 HMs
6 SHMs
Umpteen Rs
Still hoping and working toward better -
One of these days, Alice . . . POW! We're going to the moon!

 
Posted : March 25, 2019 9:28 am
storysinger
(@storysinger)
Platinum Member
 

A story came to me and I almost want to make it my Q2 entry wotf017 , except for the fact I haven't written it yet. So I'm certain it will give me something for the next quarter. wotf015

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1
HM-V38/Q4
HM-V39/Q2
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts Notions
Silver Ships

 
Posted : March 25, 2019 3:55 pm
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Platinum Member
 

Some ideas are slowly starting to form, although I still have a ways to go before I'm ready to put fingers to keyboard.

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
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
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales
Twitter
4th and Starlight: e-book | paperback

 
Posted : April 5, 2019 10:44 am
TimE
 TimE
(@time)
Silver Member
 

Well, after watching the awards ceremony, I feel I need to get thinking about Q3.

It's just that I've grown aware of so many who have previously had SHM, SF, F and even published finalist. T'ain't easy, is it? Or should I say - looks easier for some.

(And as fantastic as it all looks, I can't say I'd want to that speech bit! mmm... perhaps I'll retreat to my shell.)

 
Posted : April 6, 2019 5:11 am
Dragonchef
(@dragonchef)
Silver Star Member
 

I am 4K+ into Q3 now. Though, when I started it was going one way, then I added a whole new beginning and now its taking a diverted but parallel path to the original. Excited to see how this one will turn out.
wotf042

3 HMs
6 SHMs
Umpteen Rs
Still hoping and working toward better -
One of these days, Alice . . . POW! We're going to the moon!

 
Posted : April 6, 2019 7:29 am
Dragonchef
(@dragonchef)
Silver Star Member
 

It's just that I've grown aware of so many who have previously had SHM, SF, F and even published finalist. T'ain't easy, is it? Or should I say - looks easier for some.

(And as fantastic as it all looks, I can't say I'd want to that speech bit! mmm... perhaps I'll retreat to my shell.)

There ain't no shells for you to climb under on this beach, soldier! Pull your big boy pants up to your chest and crack those knuckles. You have 2 HMs under your belt already. You CAN do this and you WILL do this. Now drop and give me 500 (words, that is).
wotf028

3 HMs
6 SHMs
Umpteen Rs
Still hoping and working toward better -
One of these days, Alice . . . POW! We're going to the moon!

 
Posted : April 6, 2019 7:38 am
TimE
 TimE
(@time)
Silver Member
 

It's just that I've grown aware of so many who have previously had SHM, SF, F and even published finalist. T'ain't easy, is it? Or should I say - looks easier for some.

(And as fantastic as it all looks, I can't say I'd want to that speech bit! mmm... perhaps I'll retreat to my shell.)

There ain't no shells for you to climb under on this beach, soldier! Pull your big boy pants up to your chest and crack those knuckles. You have 2 HMs under your belt already. You CAN do this and you WILL do this. Now drop and give me 500 (words, that is).
wotf028

Still pounding on the keys in a criminal fashion to get as much of my novel written, just in case I make the Crime Writers Awards shortlist in May.

I guess I could try multi-tasking - but I am only a bloke, you know.

 
Posted : April 6, 2019 8:57 am
Dragonchef
(@dragonchef)
Silver Star Member
 

Still pounding on the keys in a criminal fashion to get as much of my novel written, just in case I make the Crime Writers Awards shortlist in May.

I guess I could try multi-tasking - but I am only a bloke, you know.

Ooo. Crime Writers Award. Nice. I would like to read your winning story for that one.
I was unaware you had another poker in the fire (I think that's how the saying goes). Do what you need to do . . . Tim Bloke.

3 HMs
6 SHMs
Umpteen Rs
Still hoping and working toward better -
One of these days, Alice . . . POW! We're going to the moon!

 
Posted : April 6, 2019 9:16 am
TimE
 TimE
(@time)
Silver Member
 

Still pounding on the keys in a criminal fashion to get as much of my novel written, just in case I make the Crime Writers Awards shortlist in May.

Ooo. Crime Writers Award. Nice. I would like to read your winning story for that one.
I was unaware you had another poker in the fire (I think that's how the saying goes). Do what you need to do . . . Tim Bloke.

Haven't won anything yet! My shortlist was 5 years ago. Honestly hadn't got the foggiest what I was doing then and I never finished that novel. They used to judge on 1st chapter and short synopsis. Now they want a much longer synopsis so they can see if shortlisters have got a book's worth, and if you make the shortlist they may ask to see a later chapter.

My entry this time is a novel length version of the s/s I got HM for in Q4 of WotF. It was way too much to squeeze into a short. However, I've yet to see a scifi crime story make it in the CWA. Perhaps not many try and mine will stand out for being different?
We'll see.
I'll let you know it this one gets anywhere, but expect silence!

 
Posted : April 6, 2019 9:46 am
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