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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Laurel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jan 2017 at 10:39pm
Hey you are living life. I sometimes think if I didn't have to work or be a wife or mother or friend, I'd be a great writer. Then I realize the relationships I form inspire my writing. If I were not a caring giving person what would I have? That time with your sister, or whoever, listen closely. Love closely. You will get what you need. Listen always and you will get a story. Good luck friend.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TheDustyZebra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jan 2017 at 11:21pm
Even though I finished mine four days ago, I've spent the last four days messing with it because of beta comments, and now I'm riddled with self-doubt and wracking my brain trying to recall if I created any continuity issues with the changes. And hoping I fixed all the errors that occurred because of dragging text around. Arrrgh!

But it's in. I hope I can forget it for two months.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eggcorn Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2017 at 12:45am
Hey, I got it in at 2500 words and it kind of makes sense and everything. Who knew! Definitely under the wire though, the clock ticking down. But there it is.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nicayal Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jan 2017 at 12:55am
Congrats to everyone who submitted!

I *think* I submitted in time (not sure how they are about being a minute late due to stupid form issues, but hey). I'm not super pleased with my story, but that's mostly because I couldn't manage to eke more than one solid uninterrupted hour this entire week. I think if I'd had even one day to polish the thing I'd be happier, but hey. Life is life and at least I managed something in the span of seven days, right? 

Right...heh. Confused
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I had to stop listening to my (beloved, appreciated) betas.

B1: Best line ever!
B2: This line makes no sense
B3: This line would be even better flipped
B4: You should cut this line or move it here
B5: Best line ever!

I feel like I may have overworked the piece trying to filter out suggestions that didn't make sense for me. It's so hard for me to tune out other opinions, because there are too many damn good people in this thing!

Happy Sunday to all! Unless it's Monday there. If so, my condolences.

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Originally posted by Vernacula Vernacula wrote:

I had to stop listening to my (beloved, appreciated) betas.

B1: Best line ever!
B2: This line makes no sense
B3: This line would be even better flipped
B4: You should cut this line or move it here
B5: Best line ever!

I feel like I may have overworked the piece trying to filter out suggestions that didn't make sense for me. It's so hard for me to tune out other opinions, because there are too many damn good people in this thing!

Happy Sunday to all! Unless it's Monday there. If so, my condolences.

Smile


At least you know what to expect now! I didn't even get to have my husband read a finished copy I got to writing so late this time. This is the first time in a long time I have turned something in without at least two other sets of eyes on it.
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Is anyone else suddenly second guessing everything? Like, I really think my synopsis is stupid. And maybe I should have tried to provide more info, but I don't know what I could have cut...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote seawhere Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2017 at 10:57am
Originally posted by SakuraHime SakuraHime wrote:

Is anyone else suddenly second guessing everything? Like, I really think my synopsis is stupid. And maybe I should have tried to provide more info, but I don't know what I could have cut...


Yep, and that's why I'm not looking at it! Just letting it go.
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Somehow that's a skill I'm still working on mastering lol
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lisafox10800 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Jan 2017 at 11:37am
Originally posted by Vernacula Vernacula wrote:

I had to stop listening to my (beloved, appreciated) betas.

B1: Best line ever!
B2: This line makes no sense
B3: This line would be even better flipped
B4: You should cut this line or move it here
B5: Best line ever!

I feel like I may have overworked the piece trying to filter out suggestions that didn't make sense for me. It's so hard for me to tune out other opinions, because there are too many damn good people in this thing!

Happy Sunday to all! Unless it's Monday there. If so, my condolences.

Smile

EXACTLY my experience this time around, too.


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