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genevive42
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Okay, finally, my first draft is out to Group 2. I hope your red pencils are sharpened.
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Dang. How did this sneak up on me so fast? Anyhow, here we are. As a reminder post, these are the current groups:

Group 1:
WriterDan
bwthomason
Meredith
mrmeadors
Christopher

Group 2:
DTN
Utahute72
LDWriter2
Owasm
genevive

Group 3:
Dark Warrior
JenniferHicks
RobinWeeks
Delli
JohnColgrove
Brendan

For round 2 crits:

if you're in Group 1, send to the Group 3 list;

if you're in Group 2, send to the Group 1 list;

if you're in Group 3, send to the Group 2 list.

Anyone else think the word "Group" just looks funny? lol. Must be too late for my feeble mind to handle it...


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Late. Feeble.
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Meredith
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I'll have my story ready in a few days. I was waiting on the last crit from Group 1, but it doesn't look like that'll be coming at this point.

I haven't seen Christopher's crit or his story, either one.

[This message has been edited by Meredith (edited May 07, 2011).]


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Ditto, Meredith.

You haven't seen mine either.

Hope the crits that you did get were helpful though. That's what we're all here for.


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quote:
Ditto, Meredith.
You haven't seen mine either.

Hope the crits that you did get were helpful though. That's what we're all here for.


True, but if I remember correctly, you at least said yours was going to be late. And I did get your crit, which was very helpful.

Haven't heard a thing from Christopher.

Back to work on my story.


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Yea, I'm still working on mine after the slice and dice I got from round one.
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I think I have received two stories and sent out one crit. I need to do the other one tomorrow. Your story Trina.

And as I said already I have received all of my crits. Even though there seems to one missing. I can't figure out who so it's probably my imagination.

That means I need to be working on my story except that it seems to be not the right type.


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Sent my second crit.


Kinda small sample here but I think we have a couple of good chances of getting at least a HM or two so far.


For some of us.


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I am ashamed to admit I haven't written even the first word of my Q3 entry. I've been pounding away at an anthology submission that has a deadline of May 15. Now that the first draft of that is done, I can start on WotF. I'll probably finish my first draft after this critique group is done for the quarter and end up begging for readers. *sigh*
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I'll probably be in your boat too, Jennifer. Surprise, surprise, surprise. Don't worry overly much.
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Due to unexpected circumstances, I'm afraid to say that I am pulling out of this quarter. I'll have to try for next time.
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Hey guys, really sorry but I'm going to have to pull out also. A wee bit sleep deprived this month and my story just needs such a lot of work that I won't have it ready. Thanks for your help this far though Hope to see you again in another quarter (except for those that win of course! )
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Updated groups, after a couple dropouts:

Group 1:
WriterDan
bwthomason
Meredith
mrmeadors
Christopher (??)

Group 2:
Utahute72
LDWriter2
Owasm
genevive

Group 3:
Dark Warrior
JenniferHicks
RobinWeeks
JohnColgrove
Brendan

For round 2 crits:

if you're in Group 1, send to the Group 3 list;

if you're in Group 2, send to the Group 1 list;

if you're in Group 3, send to the Group 2 list.


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Thanks for all that extra work Dan. Not to mention the work you did originally.
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Halfway through this quarter and I haven't even begun to think about my submission.

Edited to fix my third grade spelling education

[This message has been edited by snapper (edited May 18, 2011).]


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I'm with you, Snapper. I still haven't written a word. But six weeks is plenty of time, right?
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I still do have my Q1 entry that was never entered. I could use the time to tighten it up a bit more.
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snapper your story is leaving??? That's a shame.


Sorry couldn't help that.


But you could use that one again.


And Jennifer six weeks is plenty of time to write a story. You may not have much time to get it critted though, depending if you work well under pressure.


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I haven't received anyone's second draft. So if you sent one, try again.

As for me, I'm going to start my revisions on Sunday or Monday. I hope to have my second draft out by the end of the month. I've gotten some great input and think I know the push and pull I need to do to make this story better. Thanks to all of my first draft readers.


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I haven't sent mine out yet. I keep forgetting it.

I thought I might send it out tonight but it needed a bit more work and I kept getting interrupted. So tomorrow, unless something else comes up.


[This message has been edited by LDWriter2 (edited May 19, 2011).]


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I'm not sure how many in my group are still active. Jennifer Hicks is running late on her draft, and Delli pulled out - those were the only two I have received a critique from so far - not quite enough to see any real trends. I haven't sent it to the second group yet because I was hoping to revise it before I did. (Actually, I have had a third critique, so genevive42 isn't fresh eyes either, and I was hoping for a guy to look at it, as it is intended to resonate with men, well, nerds, well, think Lenard or Raj from big bang theory. So far everyone that has given a critique is female.)
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I guess I should've said something earlier, but I have to pull out, not as much time as I thought I'd have
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After a few days of prep work (character development, world-building, etc.) I started writing last night and am at a whopping 400 words. My goal is a minimum of 500 words a day, which should get me to "the end" with time to spare.

@LDWriter2: I actually tend to muck things up on rewrite, so less revision time and fewer critiques work to my advantage.


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I should have mentioned this before but the story I will be sending to the second group is different from for the first group. Every one of them said the original story was too boring and one said it was too old fashion for WotF. But the boring comments carried more weight since each person said it.


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And Jennifer that sounds good. I need to do a bit of revision myself but I have found that my best writing is three revisions or less. A couple of times four. But none of my stories that have had five to ten revisions have every done even a quarter well.
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Updated groups:

Group 1:
WriterDan
bwthomason
Meredith
mrmeadors
Christopher (??)

Group 2:
Utahute72
LDWriter2
Owasm
genevive

Group 3:
Dark Warrior
JenniferHicks
RobinWeeks
Brendan

For round 2 crits:

if you're in Group 1, send to the Group 3 list;

if you're in Group 2, send to the Group 1 list;

if you're in Group 3, send to the Group 2 list.

Also, if anyone needs a new set of eyes on their story, feel free to shoot it my way. I've already emailed Brendan about doing that. Right now I'm trying to find the motivation to finish my story. Writing this dissertation has taken more out of me than I expected it would. Consider this a kick in the pants for everyone. Including me!


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Okay, sent in my story and sort of gotten one critique back. Boy, that was quick, especially with my writing.

But unless I lost another story, I haven't received any yet.


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I have received four crits so far but no stories.


Well, maybe one. I've been doing a lot of crits lately for here and another site and it seems like I did one for hatrack. But it would have been just one.


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I haven't received any stories, either. It seems our critique group as a whole is rather quiet this quarter.
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quote:
I haven't received any stories, either. It seems our critique group as a whole is rather quiet this quarter.

You must have gotten mine because I got a crit back from you.


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no stories from Group 3 yet. Not a one. But then, I haven't sent mine out yet. Coming in a couple of days... it's simmering for a while before a final look through.

[This message has been edited by Owasm (edited May 31, 2011).]


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Meredith, I meant in this round. I did critique a few stories, including yours, for previous rounds.
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I'm in the same place as OSWAM, I have completed the rewrite, working around some computer issues and family issues, but I want to let it mellow for a couple of days to make sure it works.
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Hi,

Is it too late to join this group? I've got a draft that I'm pretty sure won't win and I (mostly) enjoy doing crits.

Nick


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Nick,
The next quarter's group just started up.

http://www.hatrack.com/forums/writers/forum/Forum2/HTML/000260.html

This one is winding down.

Axe


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My second draft will be going out to Group 1 tonight, after a final polish.

Thanks everyone.


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It's been sent. I look forward to your comments.
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Hi Axeminister,
I was hoping to do a crit round for the third quarter, not start a story with the intention of entering into the fourth quarter. I have a completed story and Im happy to do a round of crits for everyone else.

Nick


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Put my story in the mail over the weekend... Godspeed, brave packet! Now I can concentrate on Q4...if my allergies allow it.

Melanie


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Hi Nick,

I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

My story is on its way. Send yours whenever you're ready.


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Nick,
Gotcha.

I'll be hard copy mailing mine this week.
After doing the electronic thing once - and receiving no rejection/HM/Win nor reply to my query regarding said entry - I've decided to go back to mailing it. =)

Axe


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So do I take it from the comments that snail mail is the way to go?
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I've done electronic the last couple of times and had no problem. I will be doing it again.
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I haven't had trouble with the electronic submissions system. I'm paranoid that it will eat my story at some point, but until that happens, I will continue to submit online.
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Thanks.
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I've finished my revisions. Beefed up the magic system and adjusted the ending, among other things.

Would anybody be willing to give it a quick read to make sure I didn't create other problems before I send it off?


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Send it along. I'll read.
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I'll read.
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I'll read it Meridith. Also is anyone in group 1 still around and looking a stories.
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