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skadder
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I have just been informed by Joni that I am a finalist in Writers of the Future Competition for this quarter. One of eight apparently...oh, my god...
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!!!!!!
Woo hoo! Congratulations, that's incredible news!

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Awesome. Congrats.
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Thanks guys.

I am stunned, literally.

(There are some more results posted today, although she won't post finalists for a few more days.)

[This message has been edited by skadder (edited October 07, 2009).]


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Congratulations!
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Way to go, Skadder. What story was it?
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Thanks. I can't say the story title--it's anonymous judging--I'd be disqualified.


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Very cool! Congrats!

S!
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Wow, skadder, that's excellent! Congratulations!
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Thanks again, Annepin...you have been very quiet of late. Still writing?
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Congrats! Welcome to finalist row.
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Thanks Chris. I have to say my anxiety has multiplied...I was hoping for an HM.
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Congrats - that's awesome!!
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congrats!!

if this is the same story I critted then I am not surprised, it was very good!


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Awesome - congratulations!
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Congratulations.
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skadder
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quote:
if this is the same story I critted then I am not surprised, it was very good!

No, it wasn't. That story has just been sent in (Sept 30 deadline). The story that made the finalist had to be in by June 30th.

Thanks for the congratulations, guys.


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Congratulations!!! That's awesome.
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Thanks Rich. It's starting to sink in now...
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My, what a great quarter for you. I am both proud and excited for you. I am very glad to hear of your recent sucesses.It is very encouraging.
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Woohoo! Gratz.
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Wow!! That's so exciting! So was that for quarter 4? As in, the one that just ended on Sept. 30th?
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Thats nice, dear. :-)
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skadder
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No, this story was for the quarter that had a deadline of June 30th, the results of which are only being posted now. I presume they were delayed by the award ceremony.

I have another story in for the quarter ending September 30th which she hasn't looked at.

Thanks guys.


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Congratulations! Looking forward to the even better news after the judging.
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Way to go!
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Yeah! Congratulations!
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Well done Adam, all the time and effort is starting to pay off. If you do get in the anthology and come out this way you'll have to let me buy you lunch.

Tracy


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Congratulations!
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I have to say my anxiety has multiplied...I was hoping for an HM.

Fine. I'll give you one of mine. I'll take the finalist honors.


Of course, I only offer this to relieve your anxiety. I'm sure you don't need the pressure of waiting another month for an answer.

[This message has been edited by snapper (edited October 08, 2009).]


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Congrats that is great!
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Thanks for congratualtions.

I'll take you up on the lunch offer, Tracy. Frank (snapper) was saying that loads of Hatrackians live in LA (or near) so if the unbelievable happens (I'm not holding my breath) then I may get to meet a few of you.

I feel like I am setting myself up for a fall--thinking about what could happen--but it's almost impossible not to.


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Fine. I'll give you one of mine. I'll take the finalist honors.

-Adam pulls a gun--

Put it back on the table slowly, Frank, and move away...

[This message has been edited by skadder (edited October 08, 2009).]


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Awesome! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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Thanks, Monstewer.

...and your toes? Or is that pushing it?


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double crossing is bad luck on this side of the pond. just so you know.

i'm still ticking, thanks for asking, and still typing away. been working on books, mostly. hopefully will have a short story in the near future.


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That's good news. I notice you stick your head up on Hatrack occassionally, I presume you lurk a little too.
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Congrats! That means 2 people I'm friends with are Finalists!
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Thanks Dave...like your new site, btw--Diabolical plots.
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Congrats and good luck!
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Thanks, Jennifer.
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Hey Skadder, thats Great! Good luck!
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Hi Skadder,

To those who've done the work, will come the spoils. You've done the work in both the writing and the critiquing, so very well deserved.

I'm not sure whether this qualifies you to go to the workshop or whether you need to go further, but Cat Sparks (much awarded Australian author, 2004 3rd place) told me it was one of the biggest steps in her writing career. Here's hoping.

Regards,

Nick


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I'll be rooting for you.
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Thanks a lot guys. I am very appreciative of all the support Hatrackians have showed.
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Woohoo!!!

This is the second of my writer buddies who've scored a finalist this quarter. How exciting!

All the best, Skadder!

~Anthony


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Thanks, Anthony.
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Big congrats, skadder! And good luck on being that one in eight. And then maybe one in four? Anything is possible.

Anyone know what the deal is on the three different groups of honorable mentions? Originally I figured all non-placing entrants are given honorable mentions, but I notice there are three different release dates for the groups, 9/24, 10/6 and 10/12. I'm in the second group and am wondering if there's any significance to the line-up.


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The release order of the honorable mentions' honor roll is only the way the results come in, and in alphabetical order.
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See ya at the Palladium, son...see your name up in lights...
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