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Nick T
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Hi,

It does feel like overkill to post here given that the results have been posted in the "Open discussions about writing", but I've been dying to post something in this section for a couple of years now. Forgive my indulgence in announcing that I received 2nd place in Q2 of WOTF 2011.

Regards,

Nick


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Brad R Torgersen
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Savor it, Nick! The longer you've waited, the sweeter the success!

When I won WOTF I couldn't wait to shout it from the rooftops. I e-mailed everyone who might have cared, and many who probably didn't, not to mention hitting all the usual haunts on the internet. It was fantastically good fun. I think receiving news of the win, and getting my first Analog sale 60 days later, will always rate as two of the most exciting events in my life. I don't think anything else will come quite that close; unless it's some kind of blockbuster novel deal or a movie contract or something.

[This message has been edited by Brad R Torgersen (edited August 01, 2011).]


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JenniferHicks
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What Brad said. Savor it! Your first professional sale only happens once. And it is way overdue to see your name on this thread.
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Meredith
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Congratulations again!
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That's true. Just because we know about it, doesn't mean you don't get to tell us about it.

It's your win, your pub.
Post away! You've earned it.

Axe


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honu
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awesome, Nick!!
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I say to you sir, good show.
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History
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Mazel tov!

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Just great and the hearing inspires those of us who have not to march on. Good for you!
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Congrats!
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congrats
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Congrats Nick.
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Nick T
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Thanks guys. Skadder, have you had a chance to go to the workshop yet (I thought I'd read that you hadn't had the chance to go)?
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I haven't been yet. I have an open offer and would still like to go, but I am not in a position to go yet.

Hope you have fun though. I always figured you were a contender after you critted one of my stories and were very insightful.


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Nick T
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Thanks Skadder. I think I might have critiqued what ended up being your IGMS story, just before you won WOTF story ...I think I really only had minor tweaks.

I hope you find the opportunity to attend the workshop soon. Everything I've heard about it makes it sound like an absolute blast.


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Nick T
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A little self indulgent bump to link to the first review of volume 28:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-61986-076-6

I always initially read "genre-defying" as "gender-defying" which lends a completely different slant to the review.

And I'm used to misspelling my name, so I thought changing my surname to "Chan" would make it easy. Apparently not, though "Chain" does sound kinda bad-arse.

One of my writer's group has suggested that I simply take up the pen-name of Nick T. Chain and then have a fan newsletter called "Chain-
mail."

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Nick, you're in a Publisher's Weekly review? Wow. You deserve the accolades. Congratulations.
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I know it's hard to toot your own horn, but you need to - Congratz!
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Indeed this deserves a full congratulations.


NIIIICE.

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Nick T
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Okay, okay. I'm awesome.
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Interesting supporting quote for the cover of your novel: "Nick Tchan...defies categorization." [Wink]
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Awesome Nick. The future is in good hands indeed!
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Yeah, if you can befuddle the folks at freekin Publishers Weekly you've done something right. [Smile]

I should be getting my copy any day...

Axe

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Nick T
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History,

As more succinct version may be "Huh? - Publisher's weekly".

Nick

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