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    Congratulations, Randy!

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    Thanks Squire. Love me some Scooby Doobs.

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    Congrats, Randy! Nicely done. That's interesting that you learned of your acceptance via Facebook.

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    Congrats, Randi!

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    Congrats Randy!

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    Thank you all my friends.

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    Congrats, buddy! Way to go!
    "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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    Thanks Terry. Are you working on anything of late? How've you been?

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    Been good. About to get back into my Nanowrimo story. The computer just crashed, and it looks like I lost the last 8-10 pages, unless I can find someone to recover the hard drive. I'm sure I can recreate the story, but I was pretty happy with the last section I had finished.
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    It sucks when that happens. I've had it happen to me twice. Best Buy has people who can retrieve it. I think I paid eighty bucks. I had over a hundred stories on mine so I'd have sent mine to Langley CIA HQ to retrieve mine. They say that costs three thousand. I'm still retyping old stories into my new hard drive in between new story ideas. Any writer can empathize when you lose something you were really proud of. Keep at it, Terry. Don't let it set you back or get you down. Write like you have to pay bills with it, brother. I'm just about finished with my Warlock story. Then I have a Rats story and a Minotaur story in my head clawing to get out. No rest for the wicked writer. Can't seem to shake this bronchitis thing I've had now for two weeks. The incessant coughing wears me down. Other than that, I'm good. Take care and if you need me I'm here or on my latest addiction, Facebook.

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    I worked with a lady who taught me a valuable lesson - save often, to which I add - backup often to external storage. She had a post-it on her monitor "SAVE OFTEN". I thought it was kind of silly until I lost stuff. Ctrl-S is my longtime friend. It's not a matter of if your hard drive fails but when. Sad but true.

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    Having spent several years in graphic design, I overdue it a bit with backing things up. Every time I touch a story, I use a copy and save the old one. I save every email and otherwise from every place that story touches. I keep everything on a USB drive and have it cloned weekly. Then daily I have it automatically saved to Apple's Time Machine (externally). And then I do monthly backups to DVD's, one copy for local purposes and another for the firesafe. Even with al of that redundancy I've lost stuff. But far fewer than I would have if I didn't do all of that. Oh, and although Word has an autosave and file recovery should you crash, I save every few minutes.

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    And I thought I was a little OCD.

    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    Having spent several years in graphic design, I overdue it a bit with backing things up. Every time I touch a story, I use a copy and save the old one. I save every email and otherwise from every place that story touches. I keep everything on a USB drive and have it cloned weekly. Then daily I have it automatically saved to Apple's Time Machine (externally). And then I do monthly backups to DVD's, one copy for local purposes and another for the firesafe. Even with al of that redundancy I've lost stuff. But far fewer than I would have if I didn't do all of that. Oh, and although Word has an autosave and file recovery should you crash, I save every few minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subie09lega View Post
    And I thought I was a little OCD.
    I know, right. In that business, they strap you down in a theater and keep your eyes open by sticking toothpicks in them, and then show you movies on how best to backup your files. It's all standard procedure, and quite maddening. Never really leaves you.

    But I'm feeling much better now.

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    Had a story, "Heirloom," accepted to a newer press. I can't share the details yet, but will as we get closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    Had a story, "Heirloom," accepted to a newer press. I can't share the details yet, but will as we get closer.
    Congrats! After you have had many things accepted is it still a thrill? Just wondering.

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    I don't know that I'm the best person to answer that question, as I've really not had all that much accepted. I will tell you I check my email, always sitting at the edge of my seat. When it's bad news, I slump and struggle to pick myself up before working hard to take what, if any, feedback I've received and try to address those concerns. When it's good news, I jump for joy and scream, run around the house laughing and playing with the dogs, and occasionally do backflips.

    So no, acceptance never gets old. The key, near as I can tell, is to continue to grow as a writer and not settle because of acceptance. It's all about writing a better story. Whenever people get back to me, saying they've enjoyed something I've written, it fuels my desire to produce better work, much the reason why I've gone back to some older stories with my upcoming collection. I use acceptance the same way, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    I don't know that I'm the best person to answer that question, as I've really not had all that much accepted. I will tell you I check my email, always sitting at the edge of my seat. When it's bad news, I slump and struggle to pick myself up before working hard to take what, if any, feedback I've received and try to address those concerns. When it's good news, I jump for joy and scream, run around the house laughing and playing with the dogs, and occasionally do backflips.

    So no, acceptance never gets old. The key, near as I can tell, is to continue to grow as a writer and not settle because of acceptance. It's all about writing a better story. Whenever people get back to me, saying they've enjoyed something I've written, it fuels my desire to produce better work, much the reason why I've gone back to some older stories with my upcoming collection. I use acceptance the same way, I suppose.
    Thanks for the reply. It's interesting to hear someones feelings about their work being accepted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copefiend2 View Post
    Thanks for the reply. It's interesting to hear someones feelings about their work being accepted.
    Sure. I hope it offered something. I should also mention that rejection used to hurt a lot more than it does now. It always sucks to have a story rejected, but as time goes by and you get some quality feedback, you can use it to hone your skills. I'd prefer the other motivational resource of course, but you take what you get. And a lot of reading helps too, of course.

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    Just got an acceptance email from pro market Crowded Magazine. They want to publish my story "Beside Me Singing in the Wilderness" in Issue 3. I was already in their debut issue, so this is really cool.

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