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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote justmel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2019 at 11:27pm
Originally posted by chrissie0707 chrissie0707 wrote:

While drinking my post-submission glass of wine, I received an email letting me know the issue of WINK: Writers in the Know magazine with my first round flash fic "Once in a Millennial" is out! Now it's a post-submission, finally-published glass of wine!
 
Congratulations!  That's so exciting!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote justmel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2019 at 11:32pm
Mine's in at 1999 words.  I'm in a Crime Caper heat (18) but wound up with a mashup of that and Political Satire.  My betas were encouraging, but I can't decide if I like the final result or hate it.  It was in and out of the trash so many times . . . I'm just glad I got something submitted, because there were several times this weekend when I was sure it wasn't going to happen.  No idea if I'll wind up posting it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MsVickie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2019 at 11:34pm
I love everyone talking about checking that they were writing from the correct prompt multiple times. I totally did the same thing and thought I was the only one!

I'm feeling pretty meh about my fairy tale. I pulled off a number one for my round one of historical fiction but I don't think this next one is going to be a winner. Fairy tales are clearly not my forte, or at least not ones with wardens in them. 
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Originally posted by justmel justmel wrote:

Mine's in at 1999 words.  I'm in a Crime Caper heat (18) but wound up with a mashup of that and Political Satire.  My betas were encouraging, but I can't decide if I like the final result or hate it.  It was in and out of the trash so many times . . . I'm just glad I got something submitted, because there were several times this weekend when I was sure it wasn't going to happen.  No idea if I'll wind up posting it.

I was in 18 as well and it sounds like we went in completely different directions. I decided to just make it a straight-up Wild West rootin' tootin' shoot-em-up heist story. I don't know if it will play well with the judges, but I had a blast writing it! 
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Holy carp, that was painful. 

After two and a half days of having literally no worthwhile ideas, I finally forced myself to resolve on a basic plot and grind out 1993 uninspired, clumsy and vile words. 

Rather than suspense, it feels more like high concept sci-fi horror comedy, and I'm not sure it actually meets my prompts in any meaningful way, but it is written and submitted and oh god I need whiskey.

Hooray?

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Originally posted by Littledaylight Littledaylight wrote:

Finally submitted! Is it bad to say I'm proud of mine? It certainly took me for a ride but it turned into a story I really love. And I absolutely can't wait to read everyone's stories soon! 

Anyone else from heat 10 who wants to share stories, feel free to send me a private message.

You should be, it’s wonderful!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GallifreyGirl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2019 at 11:54pm
I'm honestly shocked as hell that I submitted this round. "Thriller" has now joined "mystery" as the categories I never, ever want again. It is legit impossible for me to do in 2k words. I cut so much I'm pretty sure the story doesn't even have enough left to make sense.

But.

I'm f**king done, let the chips fall where they may.
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I seem to be in the minority here in that I really love my story. That's not to say I expect it to get me to the next round, but I really enjoyed writing it, even with the stress of the whole endeavor.  I can't wait to read some of the others (particularly my heat - #3) once we're allowed to post them. 
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I spent days writing a story I didn’t love. Then I scrapped the whole thing last night, started fresh, and love my new one! I don’t know how it will do. It’s a little odd. But I loved it and learned to trust my own voice.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote AngofWords Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Apr 2019 at 11:58pm
Originally posted by Littledaylight Littledaylight wrote:

Finally submitted! Is it bad to say I'm proud of mine? It certainly took me for a ride but it turned into a story I really love. 

Good for you!! I love it when artists can love their own work! ❤
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