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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote amy8i8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2017 at 8:23pm
Ugh ugh ugh - I'm so beyond upset right now.  I feel like a complete idiot.  I misread the deadline on the final round challenge - I thought it was midnight at the end of the weekend, like the flash fiction challenge and other short fiction challenges I've done, instead of midnight saturday.  Saw May 5-6 and, for some reason, in my head that meant 2 days.  It was a really dumb mistake.

I just feel so defeated, because I got first place in my first two heats even though I really didn't expect to even make it through and I was really feeling confident on this one.  I also could have submitted last night had I realized.  

Sorry guys, I know it's annoying to just vent on here like this.  I just feel so disappointed and awful about myself and I needed to say it where people would understand.

Good luck to everyone who submitted though! <3 <3 <3
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Amy8i8, I completely understand!  In the FFC, I miscalculated time zones and daylight savings time.  I realized as I was driving to pick up my daughter from work (15 minutes each way) that I had 40 minutes -- not an hour and 40 minutes -- to pick her up, get home, write a synopsis and submit.
I actually wrote the synopsis while driving, texting it to my husband at stoplights so I wouldn't forget it. I made it with minutes to spare, and would have missed altogether if my daughter had been held up at work.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BlackGate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2017 at 9:06pm
Amy8i8 - argh! I miscalculated before as well but it was round two. Don't kick yourself too hard, sounds like you're a strong writer and you are bound to be back.

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Originally posted by amy8i8 amy8i8 wrote:

Ugh ugh ugh - I'm so beyond upset right now.  I feel like a complete idiot.  I misread the deadline on the final round challenge - I thought it was midnight at the end of the weekend, like the flash fiction challenge and other short fiction challenges I've done, instead of midnight saturday.  Saw May 5-6 and, for some reason, in my head that meant 2 days.  It was a really dumb mistake.

I just feel so defeated, because I got first place in my first two heats even though I really didn't expect to even make it through and I was really feeling confident on this one.  I also could have submitted last night had I realized.  

Sorry guys, I know it's annoying to just vent on here like this.  I just feel so disappointed and awful about myself and I needed to say it where people would understand.

Good luck to everyone who submitted though! <3 <3 <3


Sorry to hear this. :(

It's so frustrating!
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