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Todd Jones
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Posted by: @storysinger

After a 230 day wait, I got the news just now that I didn't win the Mike Resnick award. tongue  

I was just going to post that after 200 day wait, I got the news just now that I didn't win the Mike Resnick award. 

So, we got that going for us. tongue  

I submitted a revised previous WotF HM. I guess I didn't fix all the issues.  

It was one of this years goals to start submitting to other markets than WotF. Goal accomplished, even if winning wasn't achieved.

 

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Ideas brewing for several new stories
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : November 17, 2023 11:04 am
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@hannya glad you are posting.  Yes, this thread is to have people set goals for the month and give updates. It has helped me focus. Some goals I achieve, others I don't. 

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Ideas brewing for several new stories
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : November 17, 2023 11:09 am
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Posted by: @toddjones

Posted by: @storysinger

After a 230 day wait, I got the news just now that I didn't win the Mike Resnick award. tongue  

I was just going to post that after 200 day wait, I got the news just now that I didn't win the Mike Resnick award. 

So, we got that going for us. tongue  

I submitted a revised previous WotF HM. I guess I didn't fix all the issues.  

It was one of this years goals to start submitting to other markets than WotF. Goal accomplished, even if winning wasn't achieved.

 

200+ days?!? Blech. I could never wait that long, which just means I'll never be entering the Mike Resnick contest. LOL

 

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— Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

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Posted : November 17, 2023 11:15 am
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Posted by: @storysinger

After a 230 day wait, I got the news just now that I didn't win the Mike Resnick award. tongue  

I'm doing nanowrimo and enjoying the pressure to keep the word count acceptable.

Tuesday was my best day so far. Over 5,000 words, I entered the zone twice on that run.

The results for that session show promise as a stand-alone story. woohoo  

 

Me too, for a story that's been to at least two other places since. 

 

R:6 RWC:1 HM:8 SHM:3
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Posted : November 17, 2023 11:24 am
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@storysinger I found out last year that the Mike Resnick Award isn't judged until after the deadline, so I don't submit a story until the final few weeks otherwise it's an extremely long wait. I found out by accident that the finalists were supposed to be announced in July, but I'm pretty sure it got delayed until early August as that's when I've marked on my spreadsheet that my entry was Rejected, because it wasn't a finalist. I think that with the changes going on over at Galaxy's Edge magazine (they have the publisher as the Award) that they just got delayed sending out the email rejections. I got my email rejection today too. My story has been rejected by Asimov's, Apex & Escape Pod since August. Although Escape Pod gave me some great feedback 😀 

I'll be sending my submission to the 2024 Mike Resnick Award in March '24 as the deadline is 1st April '24. I do the same thing for my WotF entries. I submit in the final few weeks so the wait time is less, lol.

V32: DNS, DNS, R, DNS
V33: DNS, DNS, R, DNS
V39: DNS, DNS, DNS, RWC
V40: RWC, R, HM, HM
V41: Q1 - submitted, Q2 - ???

 
Posted : November 17, 2023 4:15 pm
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Quick check in.

I've had Covid recently and it knocked me for six. Now I have an ear and sinus infection that has my head feeling like a bucket of gunk and the whole world spinning. I'm deaf in one ear, dripping like a broken tap, and quite frankly, can't be bothered with much. The novel has fallen to one side but I've been doing a little bit of editing.

I currently have 14 stories doing the rounds, 10 queries out and a couple of ideas.

I've pretty much written this month off but hopefully, once the antibiotics have done their job, I'll be back in the saddle.

R:6 RWC:1 HM:8 SHM:3
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Posted : November 19, 2023 5:19 am
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@pdblake What you are going through doesn't sound fun at all. (Mr. obvious here). 

Pushing stories out to the market sounds like the right thing to do when your mind is foggy.

Feel better.

 

 

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Ideas brewing for several new stories
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : November 19, 2023 6:14 am
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And I'm back (I hadn't vanished into thin air, I was writing lol). I finally did it! Yesterday, I reached 100k for the month, which was a challenge because year end at work is always crazy. I don't have time to celebrate though as I must write the final scenes down. No idea what December's objectives will be. Sleeping? 🤣 

2023 - V40 - Q4 HM

 
Posted : November 27, 2023 11:40 pm
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100k ... this month?!?!

Career:

1x Win
2x NW-F
2x S-F
9x S-HM
11x HM
7x R

 
Posted : November 29, 2023 8:24 am
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Posted by: @tj_knight

100k ... this month?!?!

 

then only way I could do that is if I fell asleep on the keyboard and my snoring gently rocked the keys....

 

"...your motivations for wanting to write are probably complex. You may have a few great passions, you may want to be rich and famous, and you may need therapy."
- Dave Farland, Million Dollar Outlines

Writers of the Future:
2024 Q1: P Q2: WIP Q3: ? Q4: ?
2023 Q1: RWC Q2: SHM Q3: SHM Q4: R
2022 Q4: R
Submissions to other markets:
2024: 2 submitted 1 acceptances
2023: 74 submitted 13 acceptances
2022: 22 submitted 1 acceptance

http://www.gideonpsmith.com

 
Posted : November 29, 2023 9:35 am
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@hannya That's super impressive! The only time I've ever managed to write that much in a single month (that I'm aware of) was my first year doing NaNoWriMo, in 2016, when I was in high school and had no other obligations. My family was so frustrated that I was using all the time on the family computer that I got my own writing device for the next year. IIRC, I'd written about 160,000 words because I thought "real books" had to be at least 150,000 words. Man, was I mistaken! Definitely suffered from high quantity, low quality syndrome!

V39, Q4: HM
V40, Q1: SHM - Q2: SHM - Q3: SHM - Q4: HM
V41, Q1: WIP

 
Posted : November 29, 2023 1:50 pm
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Posted by: @hannya

Yesterday, I reached 100k for the month,

Absolutely amazing. I am struggling to the finish with the 50,000-word mark. Congratulations on doing that.

Of course, typing is not my best ability.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
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Posted : November 29, 2023 2:00 pm
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Thank you all for the support and cheers! I did write a lot of nonsense within these 100k, but it was an exercise to stifle my inner editor, and this, I managed. Write, write, write, was all I had to do. Editing will be a mess though. I have lots of comments such as "FIX THE DAMN TIMELINE" or "REALLY? WHAT ON EARTH IS HAPPENING???"

Back to short stories in December 😍 

2023 - V40 - Q4 HM

 
Posted : November 30, 2023 1:41 am
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Posted by: @hannya

Back to short stories in December 😍 

I'm with you on that, Hannya. I reached the 50k mark this morning and now it's on to a story for the contest.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
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Posted : November 30, 2023 9:30 am
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Posted by: @storysinger

I'm with you on that, Hannya. I reached the 50k mark this morning and now it's on to a story for the contest.

Congrats 😍 

December is here. Short stories, here we come!

2023 - V40 - Q4 HM

 
Posted : November 30, 2023 11:54 pm
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Posted by: @gideonpsmith

 

Goals for November 

 

1. Set goals. The reason I like this one is its kind of self-fulfilling no? So now I can feel good I've already accomplished something 😉

2. Finish up the 75% draft

3. Take one of the other 3 stories started and turn it into a 100% draft

4. Do a blog entry (I try for one a month, but don't normally list this in my goals but I failed in Sept so here it is)

 

 

 

It is DECEMBER! (How did that happen...?)

 

Anyway, accountability time 😮 

 

My November goals:

1. set goals - yes! I did that 🤣 As I said at the time, it was a self-fulfilling prophecy

2. Finish the 75% draft - Yes, I even did this! Quite amazing as I have scores of 10-80% finished drafts of stories on my hard drive and once I let a story sit a while I often have trouble going back to it. But I committed to doing so, so I did it this time,

3. Take one of the 10% complete drafts and make that also 100% - YES! I even did this one  😳 😳 

4. Do a blog entry - not only did I do a blog entry, I made two! 

 

So good job me on the goals this month. I wish every month could be that productive. Now, whether any of the finished drafts were good, thats another matter lol

 

December goals.

 

1. Set goals. I liked starting off with a highly achievable/achieved goal last month. Somehow it encouraged me when I looked at my other goals. So I am doing this one again, 

2. Win writers of the future. lol. Keep it achievable. I can't control whether they will *like* my story or not. So instead: Choose one of the 100% drafted and convert to a 100% finished and submit to WOTF Q1 V41. 

3. Do a blog entry (trying to keep my working consistent)

4. Read a craft book from beginning to end. I'm always reading these, but why not make completing one a goal Smile it's writing related

5. Start something new. Not sure this is a good goal. Very non-specific, no metric. But I like this one as it sounds fun, so maybe it will help me achieve my other goals.

 

"...your motivations for wanting to write are probably complex. You may have a few great passions, you may want to be rich and famous, and you may need therapy."
- Dave Farland, Million Dollar Outlines

Writers of the Future:
2024 Q1: P Q2: WIP Q3: ? Q4: ?
2023 Q1: RWC Q2: SHM Q3: SHM Q4: R
2022 Q4: R
Submissions to other markets:
2024: 2 submitted 1 acceptances
2023: 74 submitted 13 acceptances
2022: 22 submitted 1 acceptance

http://www.gideonpsmith.com

 
Posted : December 1, 2023 5:26 am
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Nice to see people reaching their goals and generally keeping on writing through the month Smile

I gave myself an "easy goal" of finishing my draft, and did not get there (oopsie!) Midway-ish through I realized I am digging myself the same hole I've done in my previous stories, and I need to make some different decisions. While stuck on this, I got distracted by a flash fiction I just had to write so I did that at least!

Now obvious goal for December is: get a story in this quarter. Feeling a bit pressured, but I just need one late night, about to fall asleep -epiphanies, and I'll find a way to finish. 

 
Posted : December 1, 2023 7:56 am
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Well, December is here. The end of a calendar year but also the end of the first quarter deadline for a new Volume.

I can't remember exactly what my November goals were, but I submitted a short story to the Jim Baen Memorial Sci-Fi award, which was likely one of my monthly targets for Oct / Nov / Dec / Jan so I've hit one of those (present or future targets, set or unset, I'll take it as a win!)

I've also got a first draft of a story that I intend to submit to WotF out for critiques. It is a reworked HM, but I think it is an improvement. The proof will be in the pudding.

Where I am at now, I think my goal for this month will be to submit to Q1, then begin work on Q2 and a story for the Baen Fantasy. I'd also like to finish two books I am currently reading (Something wicked this way comes, Ray Bradbury, and Pavane, Keith Roberts); around 70 and 60% through each.

2024 is also the year I tackle a novel (isn't every year THE year?). So I may have to see how it all pans out between short and long form and make some decisions on what is working best and if I can keep committing to a new story every quarter. I just really struggle to find the time at the moment, I want to be writing more.

Wishing you all the best for this last month of 2023!

R: 2 / HM: 5 / SHM: 2
Published stories:
"Drunk Scentless" - Daily Science Fiction (June 2021)
"Interview with the Vampire Hunter" - Every Day Fiction (October 2021)
"Dutch Courage" - 365tomorrows (August 2022)

 
Posted : December 1, 2023 7:58 am
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Posted by: @writhmic

For November, it'll be another tough call whether I'll get any writing done, but my goals are:

1. Plot something for Q1

2. Continue editing an HM

1. Achieved! Admittedly, its not as thorough as I would like, but I have a direction and I'm liking the world it's set in. I also have a clear mental image of different scenes which normally doesn't happen this early in the writing process for me, so maybe this story will blow the judges away!

2. Should have been an easy one but I didn't even open the document, oops!

 

These next few weeks are jam packed with only winter break free for writing so I'll keep my goals light again.

1. Write my Q1 entry.

2. Submit my Q1 entry (I'll get something in no matter what so this is pretty self-fulfilling)

3. Hopefully read Wonderbook. I put it on hold a while ago but accidentally cancelled it so now I have to wait again :/

4. Plot out one or two short stories. And this time I actually mean short. Recently, my stories have ended up being above 7k words which really limits available markets. The big two I have been submitting to is Clarkesworld and BCS, but if anyone else knows good markets for long-form fantasy short stories, I'm all ears!

V39: -- / SHM / SHM / RWC
V40: HM / SHM / SHM / SHM
V41: P / WIP / -- / --

 
Posted : December 2, 2023 11:58 am
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I got my e copy 0f v40. One of the stories is over 17k. It is an excellent story though, so it had to be accepted.

I wonder if it will be edited down to less than 17k?

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
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Posted : December 3, 2023 6:56 am
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Posted by: @storysinger

I got my e copy 0f v40. One of the stories is over 17k. It is an excellent story though, so it had to be accepted.

I wonder if it will be edited down to less than 17k?

Nope! Editing is complete when they send out the beta copies. I'm quickly checking through the beta reads now to get comments back in time (it's a tight turn around) and then plan on re-reviewing them to put together an analysis like I did last year. Will be back here to share it when it's ready.

Aside from that, fantastic to see y'all reviewing last month's achievements and setting your goals for this month. Personally, I failed massively. I wanted to write 6000 words and I think I wrote 600... but I was horrifically sick for a week, including over the two days I planned on doing the majority of that writing, and also had a work a few weekends (including this one! I'm at a hospital waiting on computers to do their thing right now!).

For next month... I'm going to aim to actually write 6000 words, but with reviewing the beta copies of ~12 stories (two of which are very close to the 17.5k limit) and two working weekends and Christmas with many children, it's probably unlikely. But hey, if you shoot for the stars, at least when you fail you burn up gloriously in the stratosphere and maybe someone sees your flaming corpse and gets a good wish out of it!

 

VOL 40 2nd Quarter: Third Place ("Ashes to Ashes, Blood to Carbonfiber")
Past submissions: R - HM - HM - HM - HM - HM - SHM - SHM
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Posted : December 3, 2023 9:42 am
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And @hannya, 100,000 words in a month... you scare me.

VOL 40 2nd Quarter: Third Place ("Ashes to Ashes, Blood to Carbonfiber")
Past submissions: R - HM - HM - HM - HM - HM - SHM - SHM
www.jd-writes.com

 
Posted : December 3, 2023 9:43 am
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Posted by: @ease

And @hannya, 100,000 words in a month... you scare me.

@ease

 

Scary indeed!

But it got me thinking - how much do *I* do in a month? Given it varies so much month to month I counted up *finished pieces* wordcounts over the last year.

 

Total words of finished short fiction over last year = 94,778 words

So averaging only 7898 words per month. @hannya leaves me in the dust.

Now I could boost my words a little if I counted words in draft (usually longer) but I don't have that data. Also if I included non-fiction pieces. Or if I included unfinished short fiction pieces. Or if I included my blog. But I would still be nowhere near 100,000 a month!!! I suspect it would only just take it up to 100,000 for the year.

 

Now, I don't like word count as a metric much for me, as it doesn't talk about things I am happy with, and so finalized works probably works better, but if you believe in the 1 million words till becoming a skilled enough author, it does give you pause. I guess I have ten more years of writing to get there! 🤣 

 

"...your motivations for wanting to write are probably complex. You may have a few great passions, you may want to be rich and famous, and you may need therapy."
- Dave Farland, Million Dollar Outlines

Writers of the Future:
2024 Q1: P Q2: WIP Q3: ? Q4: ?
2023 Q1: RWC Q2: SHM Q3: SHM Q4: R
2022 Q4: R
Submissions to other markets:
2024: 2 submitted 1 acceptances
2023: 74 submitted 13 acceptances
2022: 22 submitted 1 acceptance

http://www.gideonpsmith.com

 
Posted : December 4, 2023 6:32 am
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Late check-in, sorry. My goal for November was to write every day, and I did accomplish that. However, I hate the story I wrote. I meant it to be my Q1 submission, but after editing and editing and editing it, I think I will just hurry and write a (hopefully) better one before the end of the year. 

V39:HM
V40:SHM, HM, SHM, HM
V41: Submitted

Stories published in Flash Fiction Magazine, 72 Hours of Insanity, Curios, Touchstones, and Warp & Weave.
Stories forthcoming in Murderbugs and Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine.

 
Posted : December 7, 2023 6:31 am
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Very late check-in. I had a post-November down time, I knew I would have one.

Goals for December will be to relax, read more, spend time with my loved ones. I plan on finishing the draft zero of the novel I started last month, so it's out of the way and I can forget about it until revision phase. I'm at 118k right now, I plan on max 10k more.

Apart from this, I have a stock of short stories to edit, and I would say I'd be happy to add a couple of new ones to that pile this month.

So, relaxed objectives for December, with no pressure.

@ease and @gideonpsmith (sorry, not sure I know how to link, lol) you made me laugh. November was special, I gave it all to Nano. The rest of the year, I'm usually a slow writer, but I try to write every day. For 2023 so far, I have 293k, but this 110k Nano makes a huge shunk of it. And yes, lol, I do have an Excel file to motivate me, or I'll just procrastinate all day (sigh).

2023 - V40 - Q4 HM

 
Posted : December 8, 2023 5:32 am
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One of the funnest parts about writing is learning about myself. During the month of November, I learned more about my writing cycles and moods:

  1. "I'm super excited to write this story!" = This comes at the very beginning, especially while I'm still brainstorming.
  2. "I have no idea what comes next in this story." = This happens right around the midpoint, usually after the first scene in Act II.
  3. "This is the dumbest story I've ever written." = This happens when I'm nearing the end, usually one or two scenes from the climax.
  4. "I'm super excited to write this story!" = This comes again just before I start my rewrite, usually right after I've read the first draft and decided it's not as bad as I thought.

Every story I write is different, but I almost always go through each cycle at some point during the writing. I've been through them enough to know it's just part of my process, the cycles will eventually pass, and I just need to keep working through and not give up.

For my Q1 story this month, I'm currently between cycles 3 and 4. The first draft is waiting for me to read it, and while I'm waiting, I'm thinking it's the dumbest story ever!

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— Steven Pressfield, The War of Art

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Posted : December 8, 2023 6:04 am
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@ajschultz6, @clfors, @writhmic, @pdblake, @annax, @kz_richards, @toddjones, @joel-c-scoberg, @storysinger, @physa, @pegeen, @kent, @jeschleicher, @sconn, @gideonpsmith, @ericstallsworth, @hannya, @tiinag - I hope you're all doing well! 

10 days left of V41 Q1.

I hope you're all close to ready, if not submitted already. There are many ways to finish a short story: at least two of V40s winners don't let a single other eye on their submission before it's submitted! But I, personally, sit on the other end of the scale: the more eyes the better! (Plus, isn't a jar full of eyes prettier than an empty one?)

Part of why I do it is to eliminate every low-level mistake I can, but I'm happy to reveal that my final submission had just as many errors found by the WotF judges/staff as any other story in V40. Including a sentence with a missing final period

So don't feel like you have to get a critique, at least not for this story's sake (and I've ranted many a time about the value of critique exchanging to you, as a writer, so I'll leave that out today), but if you want to get some critiques, best get them out soon. As always, I'm happy to check out all openings (~first 450 words), and I'm sure most of y'all would be happy to help each other out, too. In my experience, 99% of the wonderful people in this forum will do their utmost to help fellow forumites, so don't be afraid to ask! 

Happy Holidays and Happier Writing!

VOL 40 2nd Quarter: Third Place ("Ashes to Ashes, Blood to Carbonfiber")
Past submissions: R - HM - HM - HM - HM - HM - SHM - SHM
www.jd-writes.com

 
Posted : December 21, 2023 5:39 am
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@ease still fiddling with it 🙂

"...your motivations for wanting to write are probably complex. You may have a few great passions, you may want to be rich and famous, and you may need therapy."
- Dave Farland, Million Dollar Outlines

Writers of the Future:
2024 Q1: P Q2: WIP Q3: ? Q4: ?
2023 Q1: RWC Q2: SHM Q3: SHM Q4: R
2022 Q4: R
Submissions to other markets:
2024: 2 submitted 1 acceptances
2023: 74 submitted 13 acceptances
2022: 22 submitted 1 acceptance

http://www.gideonpsmith.com

 
Posted : December 22, 2023 6:46 am
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I'm already in but I've not written for weeks. Been out of action for over 6 weeks. 3 with COVID, then a sinus and ear infection then the flu. I feel like a wrung out dishrag. At least I've finished work for a while and can catch up on sleep. 

I'm obviously feeling better as I'm itching to write. Just need to keep my eyes open long enough. 

I'm also twitching a bit as a few markets I've subbed to should be sending replies out soon. 

R:6 RWC:1 HM:8 SHM:3
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Posted : December 22, 2023 9:56 am
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VOL 40 2nd Quarter: Third Place ("Ashes to Ashes, Blood to Carbonfiber")
Past submissions: R - HM - HM - HM - HM - HM - SHM - SHM
www.jd-writes.com

 
Posted : December 25, 2023 7:20 am
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