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Beth Powers
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Posted by: @storysinger

This year will be different than many with the lateness of the gala. shrug Results will be in earlier than we expect. clapper I picked June 26 for the last quarter and missed by one day. shades Let's pick the number 26 again, as in August. So, feel free to twitch away. patback  

That's a good point--I forgot about the gala being in the fall, and that could certainly affect the timing of results.

(Not that my past response statistics are ever very good at predicting future results. I just think it's fun to look for patterns!)

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Posted : July 28, 2021 9:35 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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With August just a few days away, I was surprised to see that I've received results for Q3 in August before (twice--2015 and 2017), but most of them (5) have been in September along with two each in October and November. For the last three years, it's been right around the end of September or the beginning of October for me. So I guess no twitching yet after all! grinning

I think in recent years all of the results are released at the same time. At least that's what it looks like. And the pattern seems to be results come in as the deadline for submissions to the next quarter closes. If so, that means we have a lot of time to wait so... may as well get cracking on those Q4 pieces. typing sippincoffee winking  

I think the reason results started getting released at the same time is because it's easier on Joni (when things got released in waves, there was a much higher chance that she'd get queries about results that hadn't been sent out yet).

Honestly, I'm not sure if the fall gala will make things go quicker or slower.

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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Posted : July 29, 2021 6:45 am
Álex Souza
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I was re-reading my entry to this quarter and just found out--to my demise--that it wasn't polished enough. I winced when I saw the red scribbles on my word processor. jawfloor

Well, I hope this serves as a lesson. patback

Anyways: typos, grammar mistakes and other erros--how much is tolerable?

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Posted : July 29, 2021 2:00 pm
RETreasure
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@alexvss 

 

One or two will be forgiven, but the competition is very competitive and in the future triple-check your submissions before sending. I know Dave Farland has said that at the finalist level that a typo can make the difference. Don’t sweat it too much - and write your next!

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Posted : July 29, 2021 8:09 pm
czing
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I had to go back and read people's comments on when results for this quarter usually land to determine if I should start twitching or not. One person made a late August guess for results, the only time I entered Q3 before it was late September. But since this is, I think, one of the absolute best stories I've written, I'll just go ahead with the early twitching.

 

Anyone feel like joining me? Beverages in the pillow fort?

v36 Q1, Q3 - HM; Q4 - R
v37 Q1 - R; Q2 - SHM; Q4 - HM
v38 Q1 - HM; Q2 -SHM; Q3 - P

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Posted : August 26, 2021 5:35 pm
Cray Dimensional
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@czing My guess is mid Sept, but I don't know honestly.

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Posted : August 26, 2021 5:59 pm
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Posted by: @czing

I'll just go ahead with the early twitching.

 Anyone feel like joining me? Beverages in the pillow fort?

Drags out a clinking cooler piled high with a three-blanket fort expansion kit.

Don’t mind if I do! 

V38 Q2: HM
V38 Q3: Submitted
V38 Q4: Submitted

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Posted : August 27, 2021 3:38 am
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Well, my ability to foretell the future is not on the level of Nostradamus. happysigh All that twitching for nada. tongue  

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Posted : August 27, 2021 5:35 am
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I’ll ask a little bird for you guys. After my master class is over—must focus!😊

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Posted : August 27, 2021 10:35 am
Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
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I guess I'm game for a little bit of twitching... jawfloor I'll start collecting some pillows and get some icecream out of the freezer (too hot for hot cocoa) 

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Posted : August 27, 2021 11:13 am
czing
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Do you want to swap a little bit of the hot weather you have for a little bit of the cold and rainy I have so that we can both have pleasantly comfortable and can therefore feel free to choose any hot/cold beverages that will help get through the twitching?

 

I am picturing that blanket fort expansion kit and worrying it will be automated and have that creepily ominous feel of those robot dog demonstrations. Perhaps I've just come up with a sci-fi/horror concept for a future story 😉

v36 Q1, Q3 - HM; Q4 - R
v37 Q1 - R; Q2 - SHM; Q4 - HM
v38 Q1 - HM; Q2 -SHM; Q3 - P

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Posted : August 27, 2021 11:33 am
Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
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Do you want to swap a little bit of the hot weather you have for a little bit of the cold and rainy I have so that we can both have pleasantly comfortable and can therefore feel free to choose any hot/cold beverages that will help get through the twitching?

 

I am picturing that blanket fort expansion kit and worrying it will be automated and have that creepily ominous feel of those robot dog demonstrations. Perhaps I've just come up with a sci-fi/horror concept for a future story 😉

I wish I could do that weather swap, 😉

robot dog demos sounds like an intriguing story seed... go for it!

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Posted : August 27, 2021 1:01 pm
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I am picturing that blanket fort expansion kit and worrying it will be automated and have that creepily ominous feel of those robot dog demonstrations. Perhaps I've just come up with a sci-fi/horror concept for a future story 😉

The mechanical fort didn’t have that comforting feel, so I’m going with good old fashioned blankets, safety pins, and binder clips to connect to whatever furniture is available. With extra pillows, of course.  

V38 Q2: HM
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Posted : August 27, 2021 1:12 pm
Cray Dimensional
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I'm in for a little twitching. I have cookies and popcorn ready.

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Posted : August 27, 2021 4:17 pm
Wulf Moon
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I guess I'm game for a little bit of twitching... jawfloor I'll start collecting some pillows and get some icecream out of the freezer (too hot for hot cocoa) 

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Amy. But I hate seeing people twitch when they don’t have to. Q3 results will be late this year.

Hang in there!

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Posted : August 29, 2021 8:24 am
Cray Dimensional
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 Thanks @wulfmoon I can use time to work on Q4 rather than twitching

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Posted : August 29, 2021 12:40 pm
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czing
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I already stopped too as I was thinking about my story not really matching some of the stated preferences of the judges - so I was hoping for a good enough result to get the feedback but I suspect my best result would probably be SHM - all good if that is what I get but maybe not super early twitch worthy especially now that we know results will be later.

But, I'm happy to provide some nice chai lattes (hot or iced) to anyone who wants to sit in the blanket fort and continue twitching or maybe just talking about next quarter Smile

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v37 Q1 - R; Q2 - SHM; Q4 - HM
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Posted : August 29, 2021 2:42 pm
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While I always twitch eventually, I have found the best remedy is working on the next thing. Currently, I'm so deep in my Q4 work I can't remember the title, plot, or characters of my Q3. Probably helps that last night/this morning I felt all the pieces click (he says even though he's not done). Wrote an outline from where I was in the story to the end, and now I'm filling out the prose. Ain't got no time to twitch. Write on, write on, write on.

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Posted : August 29, 2021 3:19 pm
Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
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@wulfmoon no worries... my favorite part is the not knowing and wondering if maybe this time I'll get something better than an R. I'm too busy to twitch much anyway. Really enjoyed your KYD workshop! Wished my connection had been better on my end. musical happysigh  

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Posted : August 29, 2021 3:20 pm
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@babooher I love it when everything clicks like that! Write on!

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Posted : August 29, 2021 5:44 pm
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Posted by: @physa

my favorite part is the not knowing

Really, Amy? So adventurous!

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Posted : August 29, 2021 6:43 pm
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@wulfmoon 
Aw, I just took the ice cream out of the freezer! Back it goes.

Sorry, pillows. You're going away, too.

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Posted : August 29, 2021 6:45 pm
Wulf Moon
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@wulfmoon no worries... my favorite part is the not knowing and wondering if maybe this time I'll get something better than an R. I'm too busy to twitch much anyway. Really enjoyed your KYD workshop! Wished my connection had been better on my end. musical happysigh  

Thank you! Happy to have you in the KYD workshop and to see you produce good words! The connection was tough on your side, as you mentioned it likely would be. I’m glad you posted your KYD in here. I’ll get a chance to give you some clear comments on it! Thanks again for your support!

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Posted : August 29, 2021 7:49 pm
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@wulfmoon 
Aw, I just took the ice cream out of the freezer! Back it goes.

Sorry, pillows. You're going away, too.

<cracks the whip> Back to work, slaves! You think winning the biggest speculative fiction talent search in the world was going to be easy?😁 Write, write, write! Go look at my Facebook page, latest post. Those were just from my tries with Dave as judge. Rack ‘em up for the win! 😊

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Posted : August 29, 2021 7:58 pm
Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
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Posted by: @physa

@wulfmoon no worries... my favorite part is the not knowing and wondering if maybe this time I'll get something better than an R. I'm too busy to twitch much anyway. Really enjoyed your KYD workshop! Wished my connection had been better on my end. musical happysigh  

Thank you! Happy to have you in the KYD workshop and to see you produce good words! The connection was tough on your side, as you mentioned it likely would be. I’m glad you posted your KYD in here. I’ll get a chance to give you some clear comments on it! Thanks again for your support!

Thanks @wulfmoon, Smile I shall look forward to seeing your comments.

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Posted : August 30, 2021 7:01 am
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@wulfmoon checked out your FB. Just wow.

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Posted : August 30, 2021 7:17 am
Wulf Moon
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@wulfmoon checked out your FB. Just wow.

Thanks, Scott! Glad you took the trouble, and glad to have you as a new FB friend. 😊

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Posted : August 30, 2021 4:36 pm
Cray Dimensional
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@wulfmoon Any idea how late the results will be in? Beginning Oct?

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Posted : September 9, 2021 2:56 pm
MountainSpud
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@wulfmoon Any idea how late the results will be in? Beginning Oct?

That's my bet. Last year for this quarter was October 5th. 

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Posted : September 9, 2021 4:44 pm
RETreasure
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No News is No News. And with the gala at the end of October, this year is more of a wild card than usual. Butt in chair, hands on keyboard, ignore all else! Smile

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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