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    Posted: 21 Nov 2020 at 11:06pm
Jesus, I just spotted the "submit by Saturday 11.59pm" part. 
I thought I had two days. Let's see what I can do in 50 mins... 
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It was just 24 hours last time as well.  Glad you noticed tho!
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I believe in you! Win at submitting!
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Linda, maybe you made the same mistake I did - the last nyc midnight challenge I did was flash fiction, which was indeed 48 hrs. So I sat down to write a little at 9:30pm tonight and went ooooooh wait a minute.
Luckily 250 isn’t impossible in an hour or two! Good luck!
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Well, that was fast and furious! As I was pasting it in, I realised that I hadn't used my word, so made some really awful "last minute" changes. Eh, it's done. It's not great. 

I feel like such a noob, not checking the deadline! Wacko
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Originally posted by LindaNZ LindaNZ wrote:

Well, that was fast and furious! As I was pasting it in, I realised that I hadn't used my word, so made some really awful "last minute" changes. Eh, it's done. It's not great. 

I feel like such a noob, not checking the deadline! Wacko

Whelp, I'm the total noob- I even read the dang email & submit age and yet somehow *STILL*  completely missed that the deadline was SATURDAY not Sunday... aarrrrggghhh!!!  Fraking hell, I even whipped up something right now to make sure I had something to submit and I completely missed the deadline...  aaarrggghhhh, I feel like such an idiot. Cry

Why on earth does everything else have a 48 hr deadline, even the 100 word micro challenge but not the 250??  I swear I'm just going to stop trying on these micro stories.. I screwed up the 100 one too by not catching the fact the exact word had to be used, not alluded to like in the short story comps..  blargh. 
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Originally posted by A.J. Gemick A.J. Gemick wrote:

Originally posted by LindaNZ LindaNZ wrote:

Well, that was fast and furious! As I was pasting it in, I realised that I hadn't used my word, so made some really awful "last minute" changes. Eh, it's done. It's not great. 

I feel like such a noob, not checking the deadline! Wacko

Whelp, I'm the total noob- I even read the dang email & submit age and yet somehow *STILL*  completely missed that the deadline was SATURDAY not Sunday... aarrrrggghhh!!!  Fraking hell, I even whipped up something right now to make sure I had something to submit and I completely missed the deadline...  aaarrggghhhh, I feel like such an idiot. Cry

Why on earth does everything else have a 48 hr deadline, even the 100 word micro challenge but not the 250??  I swear I'm just going to stop trying on these micro stories.. I screwed up the 100 one too by not catching the fact the exact word had to be used, not alluded to like in the short story comps..  blargh. 

The 100 Microfiction was also 24 hours.

Feel for ya Ouch
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Thanks. That little ouchy icon with a black eye totally fits my mood right now.. 

I can't believe I read that email like 3 times, so worried I was going to miss an important instruction, like how a prompt must be used or something that I totally misread the date for sunday...  gah.

I should prbly still post it in the forums for feedback anyway, so it's not a total loss...
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Originally posted by A.J. Gemick A.J. Gemick wrote:

Thanks. That little ouchy icon with a black eye totally fits my mood right now.. 

I can't believe I read that email like 3 times, so worried I was going to miss an important instruction, like how a prompt must be used or something that I totally misread the date for sunday...  gah.

I should prbly still post it in the forums for feedback anyway, so it's not a total loss...

Ouch :(  Yeah, I just remembered everything being 48 hours. 

I don't even know exactly what my final version was, since I made the changes on the submission form LOL. My word was "worst" so I am pretty sure I added in something really, really trite like "It was the site of his worst memories" and deleted something else. It just all made bugger all sense anyway.  

Also, I think I submitted at 12.00, not 11.59, so maybe it was too late anyway. 
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Originally posted by LindaNZ LindaNZ wrote:

Originally posted by A.J. Gemick A.J. Gemick wrote:

Thanks. That little ouchy icon with a black eye totally fits my mood right now.. 

I can't believe I read that email like 3 times, so worried I was going to miss an important instruction, like how a prompt must be used or something that I totally misread the date for sunday...  gah.

I should prbly still post it in the forums for feedback anyway, so it's not a total loss...

Ouch :(  Yeah, I just remembered everything being 48 hours. 

I don't even know exactly what my final version was, since I made the changes on the submission form LOL. My word was "worst" so I am pretty sure I added in something really, really trite like "It was the site of his worst memories" and deleted something else. It just all made bugger all sense anyway.  

Also, I think I submitted at 12.00, not 11.59, so maybe it was too late anyway. 

That's pretty hardcore.  Composing in the submission window!  LOL
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