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Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Originally posted by TheDustyZebra TheDustyZebra wrote:

Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Call me crazy - I'm in. 
Hopefully I will make it past the first round for a change.

You're crazy. So am I, because I'm in, too. And I, also, hope to finally make it past a first round.

Like many others, my problem with this one is that there's too much time and too large a word count. I do better at the last minute, and 1000 is more my wheelhouse. But we shall see. Onward and upward!
I'm pretty sure that's my problem, too. Far too long to obsess and tinker. It not only affects me emotionally, but takes a lot of the juice out of my writing.

Just do what I do with real deadlines, put everything off until the last minute!
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Originally posted by jennifer.quail jennifer.quail wrote:

Just do what I do with real deadlines, put everything off until the last minute!

I feel so seen. Shocked
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I'm in!! My spirit-comedian, Dorothy Zbornak, and I are back and badder than ever. Bring the competition!! Fun will abound! Smile
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Originally posted by jennifer.quail jennifer.quail wrote:

Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Originally posted by TheDustyZebra TheDustyZebra wrote:

Originally posted by Lookit There Lookit There wrote:

Call me crazy - I'm in. 
Hopefully I will make it past the first round for a change.

You're crazy. So am I, because I'm in, too. And I, also, hope to finally make it past a first round.

Like many others, my problem with this one is that there's too much time and too large a word count. I do better at the last minute, and 1000 is more my wheelhouse. But we shall see. Onward and upward!
I'm pretty sure that's my problem, too. Far too long to obsess and tinker. It not only affects me emotionally, but takes a lot of the juice out of my writing.

Just do what I do with real deadlines, put everything off until the last minute!

That is my philosophy as well -- which means I have a larger word count to do at the last minute! I know it doesn't have to be right there, but I don't believe in coming in too much under quota, as that would be a waste.
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Due to crazy January work commitments and Flash Fiction fatigue, I'll be sitting this SSC out I think. But very very much looking forward to following the comp and seeing what you brave lot all come up with!

Best of luck everyone Clap
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In! FF is definitely my preferred genre and is my favorite of the NYCM events. Short Story is a good ol’ character-building exercise. And... I mean *my* character. Very helpful to read others’ attack plan on this thread. I suspect my “wait until the pressure of the final 48 hours hits” may have been part of my previous crash/burn experiences.
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I'm out for this round. Flash fiction was enough of a leap of faith for me, I don't want an extra 1,500 words to second guess! 

Nah, it's just the timing of this comp that fails me (or the other way around). I'll surely be back next time. 

Good luck all! Smash iiiiit xxx
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Originally posted by beckyrcollins beckyrcollins wrote:

I'm out for this round. Flash fiction was enough of a leap of faith for me, I don't want an extra 1,500 words to second guess! 

Nah, it's just the timing of this comp that fails me (or the other way around). I'll surely be back next time. 

Good luck all! Smash iiiiit xxx

Booooo. I'll miss you at Beta particularly!
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Originally posted by Tim G Tim G wrote:

Originally posted by beckyrcollins beckyrcollins wrote:

I'm out for this round. Flash fiction was enough of a leap of faith for me, I don't want an extra 1,500 words to second guess! 

Nah, it's just the timing of this comp that fails me (or the other way around). I'll surely be back next time. 

Good luck all! Smash iiiiit xxx

Booooo. I'll miss you at Beta particularly!

Happy New Year, all.

Speaking of Beta, how does it work in SSC? Is it a bit more... scattered?...given the longer time frame and people working in different ways? Or is there more alpha and beta reading? Just curious.
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Originally posted by fioOxf fioOxf wrote:

Speaking of Beta, how does it work in SSC? Is it a bit more... scattered?...given the longer time frame and people working in different ways? Or is there more alpha and beta reading? Just curious.

Yes it's all just a little less manic.
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