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    Well, I didn't win the Lilja's Library contest. Darn! I was hoping for that gift edition of IT.
    "Dance until your feet hurt. Sing until your lungs hurt. Act until you're William Hurt." - Phil Dunphy ("Modern Family"), from Phil's-osophy.

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    Sorry to hear that , my friend.

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    Well, at least you tried, and for a hell of a gift too. You'll get 'em next time, Terry.

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    Got another rejection; this time from Shock Totem. They don't hurt like they used to. I'll just shoot 'em... a different story I suppose. Had you going there for a bit, didn't I?

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    It's not so much the rejection that hurts; it's knowing that there's shit out there getting published.

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    On that I so agree. I was going to send a story to this one magazine that I thought looked promising and the editor of the rag had a short story of his own on the site that was so incoherent and addle brained that I figured I don't want what I have associated with the magazine. The sentence structures were like sixty plus words of depressing adjectives strung together in one sentence that made no sense at all.

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    Terrible isn't it? I get very depressed at bookstores these days.

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    I hope that doesn't make me sound too hoighty-toighty or uppity being this new to the game but I know shite when I read it. Magazine editor or seventh grade composition class.

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    No. Your opinion is as valid as any seasoned writer. More so. If you're a reader, then in my opinion you're the authority on what makes a good book/story, not the writer.

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    keep trying. just got a recent rejection from ST too, but the story wasn't straight horror. i keep trying to stretch them, but they don't LIKE IT. :-)

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    Shock Totem is a hard one I hear. I haven't tried them yet, but they are on my list for the year

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    you haven't even TRIED them yet? come on, girl. we're all naked and embarrassed out here in the water, join us! i think they just like straight up horror, and i actually have a hard time writing that. i write dark, sure, but it tends to veer into the grotesque or noirish or fantastic. or i just suck.

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    Hmmmm. I am more of a straight up horror gal. They were on my list for last year when I started, but around this time I got the contract for DMB and quit submitting elsewhere for the rest of the year (mostly, a few odd submissions still snuck out when I wasn't looking!). I need to get back to submitting again now that Ad Nauseam is out. I've been lazy

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    AND I love naked, embarrassed men in the water

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    well show me the way, because i can't figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardThomas View Post
    well show me the way, because i can't figure it out.
    If only I knew the formula, I would write a book

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    Hey that's not really what it looks like; its just that the water is really cold tonight.

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    That's what they ALL say Randy!

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    and a happy Tuesday to you too, Cee Dub. How are you this fine evening?

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    Quite well, and yourself? I've been arguing with idiots online, something I rarely do, and now I'm ornery

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