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    Posted: 03 Aug 2022 at 1:59am
Anybody else sweating it out?  It's been almost seven and a half MONTHS since the SSC began, such a long, pressure-packed road...and now the finish line looms.  I've been in five finals since I started doing NYCM contests and every time, I feel like the last couple days of waiting are just so damn strange.  It's this weird mix of excitement and dread, (Yay, I did well! or F*#k me, I washed out) like Schrodinger's Cat--but the box gets opened soon, and I don't get to keep on living with the hopefulness.  Soon, "potential" turns into "fact" and there's something a little sad about that.  Am I alone in thinking like this?  Just curious for others' perspectives...

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Good luck Trey!
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Ugh!  This last stretch has been brutal.  I don't even have any hope of placing - I got way too in the weeds on this one.  I just want it to be over and official.  

I haven't been in a final before.  Will they really make us wait until midnight?  Does feedback come at the same time as the results for this round, or like in the other rounds will it follow a day or two later?

Good luck, everyone!
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Originally posted by Avalon23 Avalon23 wrote:

I haven't been in a final before.  Will they really make us wait until midnight?  Does feedback come at the same time as the results for this round, or like in the other rounds will it follow a day or two later?


They've gone a <little> early in the past, but I think for the most part it has been 11pm-12pm NYC time.  Like the other rounds, the feedback follows on the next day.  Good luck!!

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<groan!> 

Thanks for the intel.  Won't stop me from refreshing constantly, but good to know.     :)

Looking forward to seeing how your story does.  I enjoyed it very much from reading it here - I think it will do well.
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I'm so excited FOR you all! I was out R1 with an HM, but I truly couldn't imagine competing from January through August! Even MF100 final results at the end of September seem ages away, and we've only been competing since June, so our competition will be 3 months from start to finish instead of, like you said, SEVEN! 

Not sure if I'll do SSC next year; it's truly quite the undertaking LOL All of you are fantastic writers--bummer that only ~10 posted to the forums! I wish password-protected forum posts weren't considered a form of publishing since I'm sure that deters some people who would otherwise like to share their stories.
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Refreshing my mailbox though I know it will not come out until the early morning here. Can't believe it has been that long since R1! Am pendling between really liking my story and seeing all the flaws... 

BTW posting on the forum is not considered published as it is behind a password. Is more like a workshopping location (of which there are many online). Might well send out the story after revising and expanding it. 
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Originally posted by LivStrom LivStrom wrote:

BTW posting on the forum is not considered published as it is behind a password. Is more like a workshopping location (of which there are many online). Might well send out the story after revising and expanding it. 

Oh great, that’s wonderful to know! Thanks so much for the clarification LOL And best of luck to everyone waiting for results!!
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It has been weird having a couple weeks without any writing competitions at this point. ^_^  I am jazzed for the results tonight, trying to prep myself for not making the list - shushing the voice that says "2 in 9 chance of placing" - and looking forward to going back and finding and congratulating forum winners. Best of luck to everyone!
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Everyone's stories were so good, I have no idea what to expect. I just have my email open on my second screen, waiting for the notification...
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