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Is 5am too late for wine? Because that's what time it is where I am Confused I think I need it, if only to suppress the trauma of researching those goddamn clouds!

I genuinely thought I'd love the open genre, but I didn't anticipate how much choice paralysis would slow me down. I had maybe three ideas worth pursuing, but I kept vacillating between them all until waaaay too late for comfort. Finally settled on something I'm pretty happy with, or at least something I know I've had success with in the past. 

Looking forward to seeing how you all got on!
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Are we allowed to do the logline and title post? I'm super curious to see what everyone else wrote!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote taaaylor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 Dec 2019 at 12:18am
Originally posted by northernwriter northernwriter wrote:

Are we allowed to do the logline and title post? I'm super curious to see what everyone else wrote!

Definitely! Just not the stories themselves yet. I started the thread a minute ago because I'm pretty dang excited too ;)
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Well, I'm flying to Mexico tomorrow, so now I'm packing. WOULD DO TERRIBLE THINGS FOR WINE RIGHT NOW.

Can't wait to read what everyone came up with!!
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Resisted the urge to re-submit at 4 AM. After wine induced re-editing. 

I've made that mistake before...
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I submitted mine at about 2:30 in the afternoon, not because I was completely satisfied with it but because I was just that sick of looking at it.  At 10:58 pm (one minute before deadline here in the Upper Midwest), I realized what the last line needed to be.  Frantically got the change done, double-checked my word count, and resubmitted with clumsy fingers and a pounding heart, thinking I'd gotten it in within milliseconds of the deadline-- but when the confirmation email came, it was time-stamped 11:01, so I'm assuming the resubmission will be rejected.  Why oh why couldn't my muse have come up with this idea literally two minutes sooner?  Ack.
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Originally posted by SFC SFC wrote:

Congrats to everyone who submitted, and for anyone still pushing in these last 45 minutes - YOU CAN DO IT! Clap

 I feel... pretty  "eh" about my story (but I think I'm just sick of looking at it). I found myself wishing they had pushed a genre on me, since, when left to my own devices, I am extremely indecisive! Aha. My go-to genre is horror, but I really didn't want to write that in a final round submission Confused I am very glad to have gotten something done though, and for the first time ever, I didn't have to cut anything. It finished itself at 960 words! Now I'm concerned they'll tell me I could have given a little more detail using that leftover word count or something Wink

I do have a question - when I made it to the final round of the Short Story challenge, they requested that we enter what genre the story was when we submitted by using a drop down menu - I didn't notice that here. Is it always like that for Flash or did they get rid of it?

Good luck to all of you, and I can't wait to check out what you wrote! xx


Congrats on finishing strong! I never thought finishing with extra words left over would be such a difficult problem, but I feel like it consumed way more of my time and energy to choose what to put in vs what to cut.

I was in the flash fic final last year, and we did not have to put in the genre. :) So by my whopping two years' of data it's always been that way. Well done making the final round of the SSC last year btw!


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Originally posted by justmel justmel wrote:

I submitted mine at about 2:30 in the afternoon, not because I was completely satisfied with it but because I was just that sick of looking at it.  At 10:58 pm (one minute before deadline here in the Upper Midwest), I realized what the last line needed to be.  Frantically got the change done, double-checked my word count, and resubmitted with clumsy fingers and a pounding heart, thinking I'd gotten it in within milliseconds of the deadline-- but when the confirmation email came, it was time-stamped 11:01, so I'm assuming the resubmission will be rejected.  Why oh why couldn't my muse have come up with this idea literally two minutes sooner?  Ack.


Ugh!!!! I feel your pain - that's awful!! Curse our slowpoke muses!
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