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Title: Crit group
Post by: Ed on November 21, 2011, 06:51:20 PM
Just a reminder that we have a new critique session starting on the 1st of December if anybody's interested in joining the group. Places are limited, and on a first come first served basis, so book early to avoid disappointment :smiley:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: jsorensen on November 21, 2011, 09:21:30 PM
I will not be submitting this month--got some writing that I'm focusing--but I will be looking to do some crits...


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: delboy on November 22, 2011, 05:02:40 AM
I shall endeavour to be in - have a backlog of tales that I wrote for the comp that could do with being fine-tuned, polished, and what-have-you!

Derek


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: jazminsdaddy on November 23, 2011, 11:02:44 AM
Hi Ed,

I am interested in joining for December. I sent a PM but never received a reply. Please let me know if I can participate.

Thanks


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: ozmosis7 on November 23, 2011, 11:11:19 AM
I should have a tale for this month, as well.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: akaShoe on November 23, 2011, 12:42:31 PM
Bah, having one helluva time getting messages to post...

Is it possible to "sit in" on the critique group? December's a bad month between Christmas and end-of-semester activities with four kids in three different schools, but I'd love to see how it's run in advance of (hopefully) participating in January.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on November 23, 2011, 02:09:09 PM
Bah, having one helluva time getting messages to post...

Is it possible to "sit in" on the critique group? December's a bad month between Christmas and end-of-semester activities with four kids in three different schools, but I'd love to see how it's run in advance of (hopefully) participating in January.

Yep, no problem -- I'll set you up later. Right now I have to go back to work for an hour or two, but I'll sort it out as soon as poss.

Hi Ed,

I am interested in joining for December. I sent a PM but never received a reply. Please let me know if I can participate.

Thanks

Hmm -- dunno what happened there. I changed your member group to 'Critter', so you're able to see inside the crit section. The last session is still in place here -- http://www.cafedoom.com/forum/index.php?board=63.0 so you can see what a typical session is like. I'll send you the rest of the welcome PM istructions later, when I send a set to Shoe. :afro:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Prisoner24601 on November 23, 2011, 03:21:01 PM
I'm in.  But I think you probably already knew that from me bugging you multiple times, lol.  ;) 


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on November 23, 2011, 04:15:13 PM
I won't have a short in time. Loads of ideas so will have one for Jan.

Geoff


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on November 25, 2011, 08:53:16 AM
I have a file of story ideas I've collected over the years. I a kind of todo list - about 50 pages long.

Thinking of making time to write one up as a December crit group story I saw I'd written a potential title:

This Space Left Intentionally Blank.

So what is the story? Dunno, the rest is blank. Shortest story I've written.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: jsorensen on November 25, 2011, 11:20:16 PM
@Geoff--  a long time ago I read a poem (Sad to say I forgot the author) that struck me as well done.  The poem was called "The Church Is" and the entire poem was a single line: "Slated for destruction"  The power of it was great, the implications unlimited...wonderful use of minimal words...so, your story "This Space Left Intentionally Blank" as it stands ...here is my crit:

Perfect



Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on November 27, 2011, 05:52:19 PM
A flash story is emerging on my screen so maybe December isn't empty from me after all. It is a madcap story and will be disembowelled by critters.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rev. Austin on November 28, 2011, 06:05:08 AM
My brain pockets are empty of all but imagination moths. They eat imagination.  :cheesy: I'm still waiting for word on my broken USB stick - it had ALL my new stories on it, and they were ALL grade a material  ;)


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rook on November 28, 2011, 08:34:09 AM
I’ll say I’m in. I’ll either look through my backlog and polish one up, or I’ll put my comp story through the rigors. :hidin:

;)


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: akaShoe on November 28, 2011, 12:22:43 PM
Okay, Ed.  I know I asked if I could just audit the class, but after going over the info you PM'd me I want course credit!  There still room?

I have a story about online gaming/gamers that's given me nothing but grief (it's killed and corpse-camped me repeatedly). The problem is I wanted the language to be authentic, as it's a first-person narrative. But that means lots of acronyms and leetspeak, which I worry makes it impenetrable to the great unwashed masses who actually have lives and don't spend all day smelting ore and smiting orcs.  Could definitely use some outside opinions at this point, and I would love to return the favor.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on November 28, 2011, 01:46:01 PM
Okay, Ed.  I know I asked if I could just audit the class, but after going over the info you PM'd me I want course credit!  There still room?

I have a story about online gaming/gamers that's given me nothing but grief (it's killed and corpse-camped me repeatedly). The problem is I wanted the language to be authentic, as it's a first-person narrative. But that means lots of acronyms and leetspeak, which I worry makes it impenetrable to the great unwashed masses who actually have lives and don't spend all day smelting ore and smiting orcs.  Could definitely use some outside opinions at this point, and I would love to return the favor.

Yeah, crit away :afro: Now you're in the group you can join in whenever you want to.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on November 30, 2011, 12:40:54 PM
Ah, my story, which is freaking me out as it unveils, won't be ready in time. Count me in for January.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Uley Bone on December 01, 2011, 04:22:38 AM
Uh my gud... sure. I mean, I have kind of a major move coming up early next year. As for my own lack-luster editing skills, well... this may be a good opportunity to hone my eye. That particular deficiency had hindered me up on more than occasion in the pro markets-- which isn't to imply that I intend to bog the group down with a bunch of my own writing so much, as paying particularly close attention.

Uley


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: JonP on December 01, 2011, 04:47:29 AM
Oops. Thought I'd replied but evidently I hadn't. Sorry - won't be in, probably for the foreseeable future. Trying to work out what to do next and currently thrashing around in several different directions.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on December 01, 2011, 01:36:01 PM
I've thrown it in, warts and all.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: ozmosis7 on December 01, 2011, 03:37:13 PM
Just an FYI for others critters.  I'll have crits up tonight it tomorrow for 2 other stories--attack of the crawling hand answer were legend. Read both while out at the doctors. Will try to crit others as well.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: akaShoe on December 03, 2011, 10:58:34 AM
Well, obviously my best laid plans to join in this month gang aft agley. Which one is the "I suck" smiley?


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on December 26, 2011, 04:49:30 AM
Another session beginning on new years day. Anybody feel up for it? :shuh


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: marc_chagall on December 26, 2011, 05:23:30 AM
No new stories here, but I'll try and look in and do some crits.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rook on December 26, 2011, 07:45:08 AM
I'm out. I start butchering editing the novel on the first.

Will make time for a few crits, though. :afro:

 ;)


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Prisoner24601 on December 26, 2011, 04:22:22 PM
I have a story ready to go.  So I'm in, although I might be posting it late in the evening since we're off to the in-laws to have their Christmas that day.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on December 26, 2011, 05:29:15 PM
Sorry, other projects are intruding.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: elay2433 on December 27, 2011, 01:07:07 PM
Doubt I'll have a story ready. I'm feeling a bit rusty though, so I'd like to try for a critique or two if a session get's rolling.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on December 28, 2011, 06:03:58 AM
It's not looking like it's going to happen this time around. My new year is going to be very hectic, so I reckon I'll be hard pushed to do anything towards it anyway. Nevermind -- there's always February :afro:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Pharosian on December 28, 2011, 08:11:37 PM
I could always put my CD contest entry in. We haven't heard from fnord, and he usually has something. There's still hope!


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: fnord33 on December 29, 2011, 04:24:59 PM
 :'( I still haven't found the time to rewrite last month's entry. I have the next chapter 85% through the first draft, but there's no way I'll have it ready. There are other things I could submit, but it's going to depend on whether or not I find a car this week. Stupid transmission!  :hot:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Cory Cramer on December 31, 2011, 03:55:24 AM
Crazy busy at home and work and side projects, so no story from me this month.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on December 31, 2011, 04:20:20 AM
Yep, it's looking like a no go this time around. Who knows, I may even have something ready for February. Doubt it, but you never know :scratch:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Missy on January 02, 2012, 04:49:44 PM
Hello Ed, it's been a while! Hope all is well.
What are the rules of your crit group, please, thank you. I have had a bit of a writing itch and think that if I have a little deadline to work towards it might motivate me to get my finger out.
Ta and happy new year.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on January 02, 2012, 06:14:34 PM
Hi Missy -- long time no see. Welcome back. Happy new year to you as well.

We do one session per month, beginning on the first of each month. Week one is for crits, and whoever submits a story agrees to crit at least four other stories in the same session (that's rule #1). All crits are done using the template (that's rule #2). Week two is for discussions. Week three is for re-writes, though it's rare that any get posted. Week four is kept free. That's all there is to it.

The stories tend to be genre oriented, rather than literary, but not exclusively horror. You can post any type of story you want to, it's not a problem. If you would like a look around before you commit, let me know and I'll set you up :smiley:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Missy on January 10, 2012, 01:13:12 PM
Hi, Ed. Sorry it's taken me a while, back at work now and trying to keep up with everything.  If it's ok, I will take a quick butchers at your crit group. I've written a couple of little flashers and think I might like to extend them (ha ha ha, like that's going to happen...) just to see if I can still do it! There was a time I couldn't stop myself writing, now I feel like every word is being dragged out and agonised over, I'd like to get the joy back but to have some serious feedback and to see if I can still deliver a decent crit.
(Oh, the ambition, I'm laughing at myself, I'm cooking dinner, putting washing away and thinking about what I need to iron for work tomorrow and how many naughty kids I will have to deal with when I get there...)
I hope that some kind of commitment might spur me on, I am walking about writing in my head at the moment.
Thanks, guv!


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Missy on January 10, 2012, 01:15:28 PM
PS. Is it a template I may or may not have used before? And will have to find in a box buried in my garage!


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on January 10, 2012, 05:43:20 PM
I'm the same -- I don't write very much these days, but I'm not forcing it. I figure when I'm ready it will flow as it should.

PS. Is it a template I may or may not have used before? And will have to find in a box buried in my garage!

No, it's similar to others, but it's more genre oriented than some, and you don't have to pay for it. :afro:

I'll set you up with the welcome pack tomorrow, that's if I get five minutes to myself before bedtime :yawn:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: jsorensen on January 16, 2012, 04:03:57 PM
Hey Ed--first of all it seems that I have dropped off the face of the world for a bit and have been excessively quiet--but seeing as how the Pack just fell out of the playoffs, I found a little extra time during the weeks now...not much more, but some...anywho--I was wondering if we might consider the timing of crit month...we post the stories and then have 1 week to do four crits (if we've posted one of our stories).  Then week two seemed to have lost that discussion mode...was wondering if it would be worth considering giving the crit week to both of those weeks--might allow some to give a more indepth one if there was a little more time...anyway, just a thought...I'll try to be a little more "present" than I have been...


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on January 22, 2012, 04:06:41 PM
Hey Ed--first of all it seems that I have dropped off the face of the world for a bit and have been excessively quiet--but seeing as how the Pack just fell out of the playoffs, I found a little extra time during the weeks now...not much more, but some...anywho--I was wondering if we might consider the timing of crit month...we post the stories and then have 1 week to do four crits (if we've posted one of our stories).  Then week two seemed to have lost that discussion mode...was wondering if it would be worth considering giving the crit week to both of those weeks--might allow some to give a more indepth one if there was a little more time...anyway, just a thought...I'll try to be a little more "present" than I have been...

Must admit I prefer the urgency of having only a week to get the crits done, otherwise it can feel quite protracted and lose momentum. Thanks for the suggestion, though. And sorry for taking so long to reply.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on January 22, 2012, 04:07:15 PM
On a separate note -- who's up for February? :huh:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: ozmosis7 on January 22, 2012, 04:12:45 PM
I have been writing like madman. I've put out near 20 subs this week alone, which is a lot for me. As a result, though, I have nothing available for a crit.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Robert Essig on January 22, 2012, 05:32:17 PM
Good luck on your submissions, Ken!


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: ozmosis7 on January 22, 2012, 05:38:21 PM
Thanks! I appreciate that.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on January 22, 2012, 06:49:41 PM
I have some great titles for stories but nothing fresh written for Feb. Sorry.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: fnord33 on January 23, 2012, 03:19:36 AM
I'm in.  :cool:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: delboy on January 23, 2012, 03:54:27 AM
I'm out. Got a couple of suitable stories but they're not quite 'there' yet and I don't think I'm going to have time to focus properly.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: marc_chagall on January 23, 2012, 04:12:32 AM
Sorry, nothing from me yet again, but I'm going to make a real effort to write some short stories this year, so something may appear in due course.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Prisoner24601 on January 23, 2012, 07:50:05 AM
Just got a story bounced with a personal reject from an anthology, so I'm in if there's enough people this month.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: jsorensen on January 23, 2012, 08:29:16 AM
Won't be putting anything in, but I try to do a few crits...


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Robert Essig on January 23, 2012, 11:00:14 AM
I really want to submit a story to the crit group, but I just don't have the time.  I'm hoping to join the group later this year.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: elay2433 on January 23, 2012, 01:38:30 PM
Doubt what I'm working on will be ready in time, but try to at least do a crit or two.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: JonP on January 24, 2012, 03:13:35 AM
Sorry - I'm out again.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: leatherdykeuk on January 24, 2012, 03:39:21 AM
I can't at the moment, but thanks for the invite. I have too many projects on the go at present!


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rev. Austin on January 24, 2012, 05:34:04 AM
I'm out, too, I'm afraid!  :'(


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: william on January 24, 2012, 08:12:49 AM
Out.  :(


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Cory Cramer on January 24, 2012, 08:58:45 AM
Nothing this month.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: jazminsdaddy on January 24, 2012, 11:08:49 AM
In.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: gearhead on January 24, 2012, 11:39:43 AM
My stuff all sucks, so I'm in for Feb, because it needs to stop sucking.  Thanks, Ed, for the email reminder.  I'm sure the beginning of the month would have slipped by unknownced to me otherwise.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on January 24, 2012, 11:51:25 AM
My stuff all sucks, so I'm in for Feb, because it needs to stop sucking.  Thanks, Ed, for the email reminder.  I'm sure the beginning of the month would have slipped by unknownced to me otherwise.

I enjoyed your last story -- once the opening was out of the way you hit your stride and it read nicely, I thought. Don't be too down on yourself :afro:

Thanks for all the replies. I think we've just about scraped together enough folks for a crit session. I was a close run thing, though. :scratch:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: jingold on January 24, 2012, 02:57:00 PM
Out, unfortunately.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: eagle37 on January 25, 2012, 06:19:37 AM
I've got nothing to submit, but I'll try and crit if there are enough subs


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rook on January 25, 2012, 11:07:36 AM
I'm out.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on February 01, 2012, 07:59:36 AM
I'm in after all. Not too late I hope.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: jazminsdaddy on February 01, 2012, 04:41:19 PM
Is it on for February??


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: fnord33 on February 01, 2012, 05:00:06 PM
I thought it was, but week 1 is still full of December stuff. 


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on February 01, 2012, 05:26:14 PM
Sorry -- will clear it out right now. Feb should still be on, as long as everybody who said they were up for it still is :afro:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Missy on February 11, 2012, 07:22:21 AM
Sorry, I missed it. I have been dabbling and have a few ideas rolling about but haven't got my act together enough to commit. But it's half term now so I might be able to wrench something out of myself for next time.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rev. Austin on March 21, 2012, 05:59:06 AM
I've been coming up empty for a while, but if April's crit group goes ahead, count me in  :afro:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: starktheground on March 21, 2012, 11:25:04 PM
Is the crit group still around? Have any room left? If not, that's okay, but I've got a ton of stories I'm sitting on. Also, I think critting others' work really helps you grow as a writer. (And by grow, I mean "suck less," in my case.  :grin:)


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on March 22, 2012, 03:47:57 AM
Is the crit group still around? )

Only just, judging by the participation level we've had over the past couple of sessions. It's strange how it varies. We should be able to run a session in April, though. Seems like there is enough interest :afro:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: marc_chagall on March 22, 2012, 03:57:43 AM
Sorry, no new stories here. Hope to be back to critting in a few months' time.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: fnord33 on March 22, 2012, 04:01:13 AM
I'm in.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: hauntedmarrs on March 22, 2012, 04:17:31 AM
Sorry, I'm away at the beginning of April so I'm an out. I might have something for May...

hm


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rev. Austin on March 22, 2012, 05:25:41 AM
I'm definitely up for April. Hot dawg!


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Prisoner24601 on March 22, 2012, 06:40:54 AM
I'm in.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rook on March 22, 2012, 07:45:44 AM
I'm out. Way too busy, I'm afraid.  :shocked:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: william on March 22, 2012, 08:14:00 AM
Yeah. I'm out too. Good to be busy...but not for writing.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: ozmosis7 on March 22, 2012, 12:32:22 PM
I'm still out I'm afraid.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on March 22, 2012, 02:53:32 PM
I'm a strong maybe.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Pharosian on March 23, 2012, 10:01:11 AM
Possibly. Been writing some scenes from what is a larger work. Don't know if I can make any of them stand-alone.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: elay2433 on March 23, 2012, 02:53:01 PM
Mark me as a maybe.

Pharo, I know a scene by itself doesn't exactly lend itself to a full critique in relation to the entire crit-template, but it might be worth running a scene through anyway. Good scenes and chapters tend to have the same arc (in miniature) as a good short story. At least you'd find out if anyone would like to contiune reading.  :smiley:

-Jerry


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Pharosian on April 01, 2012, 11:34:06 AM
Okay, everyone that said they were in this month, it's time to post! Rev? stark? fnord? Get cracking!  :2funny:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on April 01, 2012, 02:04:50 PM
The story I am working on still needs work. Maybe next month.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: starktheground on April 01, 2012, 03:31:04 PM
I can't access it. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.  :cheesy:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: fnord33 on April 01, 2012, 04:28:49 PM
Oops, forgot what day it was. I don't have time to format before I go to work, but it'll be up tonight.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on April 01, 2012, 06:08:05 PM
I can't access it. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.  :cheesy:

Try again. I must have taken you off the Critter group a while back, but I've put you on again, now :afro:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rev. Austin on April 02, 2012, 07:45:18 AM
I'm just finishing off my story, and should have it posted by tonight! WOOP!


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: starktheground on April 02, 2012, 09:25:27 AM
Oh, okay. Thanks Ed!


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: starktheground on April 03, 2012, 10:32:04 AM
Crit question: We have one week to do the crits, and then the next week is for edits and discussion? Is that correct?


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on April 03, 2012, 12:27:24 PM
Crit question: We have one week to do the crits, and then the next week is for edits and discussion? Is that correct?

Yep, although there was some discussion on doing away with the discussion week and having an extra week to get the crits done instead. I'll go with what the majority want to do, but I think it's generally a good idea to try and get all the crits done in the first week, as it adds some impetus to the whole thing.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: starktheground on April 03, 2012, 12:54:31 PM
Alrighty. My opinion on that is that I like doing the crits in one week. If I had too much time, I'd probably just procrastinate and waste a week. But that's just me.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on May 09, 2012, 03:19:02 AM
Right then -- no session in May, but is there any interest in running a session during June? I haven't been able to give much time to the cafe lately due to work commitments, and I can't see it getting better any time soon, but there's nothing stopping the rest of you carrying on as normal, if you're able. :afro:

So who is likely to be up for it in June? I ask because we have another member interested in joining the group. :smiley:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: starktheground on May 09, 2012, 10:24:42 AM
I'm in! I have about eight stories that no eyes have seen but mine. Would love a little input.  :smitten:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rev. Austin on May 09, 2012, 11:55:21 AM
I should have a little something-something for June  ;)


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on May 10, 2012, 03:21:05 PM
I'm in for June.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: fnord33 on May 11, 2012, 05:34:00 AM
My PC is in the shop (any by shop I mean the Homewood PD), but I should be good to go by then.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on May 11, 2012, 06:10:29 PM
My PC is in the shop (any by shop I mean the Homewood PD), but I should be good to go by then.

Somebody nicked it? :scratch:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: elay2433 on May 12, 2012, 02:32:06 PM
Hoping to have something finished for the After Death antho before May finishes up. If I do, I'm in for June.

Anyone else trying for this one?

http://ericjguignard.blogspot.com/2012/04/open-submissions-new-fiction-anthology.html

-Jerry


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: starktheground on May 13, 2012, 07:22:32 AM
I've been writing something for just about every anthology on duotrope.  :grin: They're not all submitted, but it's good practice.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: calibannn on May 13, 2012, 04:14:09 PM
Hi, I'm in for June!

I'm the new kid in class. My name's Chad. I've been a radio journalist for about ten years and an unpublished dark fiction noodler since about third grade. I hope to earn a sheaf of rejection letters by the end of this year. I also hope the social pressure of this group will help increase my output, and I'm looking forward to reading and critting other critters' work!

Catch up with you all soon,
Chad


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on May 13, 2012, 05:34:41 PM
Chad, the new kid has to bring the snacks for the rest of the group.

Can we have a change from brain fritters please?


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: starktheground on May 14, 2012, 10:52:50 AM
 :afro:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: fnord33 on May 15, 2012, 03:18:42 AM
My PC is in the shop (any by shop I mean the Homewood PD), but I should be good to go by then.

Somebody nicked it? :scratch:


No and yes. I bought an amazon local certificate for 2 hours of computer repair from 280 PC. I then came to find out that 280 PC is a side business run by a Homewood Policeman. I had to drop it off with him at the station because he doesn't have a storefront. I thought that was kind of odd, but I went through with it because it was paid for and I wanted my computer fixed. He left me a message Thursday saying it was done, but I've called him a bunch of times since and he never picks up or returns my call. I miss my computer. I wrote a short story using the memo pad on my phone.  :buck:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on May 16, 2012, 02:42:38 AM
My PC is in the shop (any by shop I mean the Homewood PD), but I should be good to go by then.

Somebody nicked it? :scratch:


No and yes. I bought an amazon local certificate for 2 hours of computer repair from 280 PC. I then came to find out that 280 PC is a side business run by a Homewood Policeman. I had to drop it off with him at the station because he doesn't have a storefront. I thought that was kind of odd, but I went through with it because it was paid for and I wanted my computer fixed. He left me a message Thursday saying it was done, but I've called him a bunch of times since and he never picks up or returns my call. I miss my computer. I wrote a short story using the memo pad on my phone.  :buck:

Truth really is stranger than fiction sometimes, isn't it :scratch:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: akaShoe on May 16, 2012, 10:41:24 AM
Definitely (and finally!) in for June. :cheers:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on July 01, 2012, 07:45:06 AM
Who's up for July? Sorry I haven't had my finger on the pulse of late. I've had a lot going on. more than ususal. Still, enough of my excuses -- who wants a bash at a crit session this month? :smiley:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: leatherdykeuk on July 01, 2012, 08:46:23 AM
Alas, I have galley edits for 'Sons of Angels' and a publisher requested re-write of 'White Lies' scheduled for July.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: marc_chagall on July 01, 2012, 09:15:46 AM
Sorry, re-writing an old novel to a publisher's deadline at the moment. Unlikely to be crit grouping for a while yet.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rev. Austin on July 01, 2012, 09:49:23 AM
Not me, I'm afraid. I'm almost literally suffocating under a heavy workload  :'(  :cheesy: aaaaiiiieeeee  :buck:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: SharonBell on July 01, 2012, 10:19:24 AM
Hi all--

Here's my excuse:

I start a new job http://gps.stevenson.edu/graduate-studies/healthcare-management/faculty/ as Program Coordinator for the MS in HCM Program at Stevenson University on July 9th after being on vacation from July 2 to 8th.

Sorry.

Sharon


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Caz on July 01, 2012, 12:29:23 PM
I'm out as I'm not writing at all at the moment, got a Universe to build and that takes a lot of time. :afro:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Rook on July 01, 2012, 01:35:06 PM
I’m out. Too much eating into my writing time, already, I'm afraid.

 ;)


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: william on July 01, 2012, 02:44:12 PM
I'm in! First time since, well, the first time.  :smiley:

I'll have it posted sometime this evening.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: elay2433 on July 01, 2012, 03:53:37 PM
I'm out. Getting all my work wrapped up this week so I can take a much needed vacation next week.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on July 01, 2012, 04:18:51 PM
Ah, you're all crap! Except William, that is :afro: Good luck with the new post, Sharon :smiley:

And don't take the crap remark personally -- it's me that's crap, really. Haven't written anything in ages ::)


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: fnord33 on July 01, 2012, 04:27:45 PM
I'm in, but I won't be able to post until tonight. 


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Geoff_N on July 01, 2012, 04:37:39 PM
Unfortunately I'm really up to my neck in all sorts... but I'm in anyway  :idiot:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: Ed on July 01, 2012, 04:39:35 PM
Unfortunately I'm really up to my neck in all sorts... but I'm in anyway  :idiot:

Good man -- that's the spirit :afro:

 :idiot:


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: JonP on July 02, 2012, 04:25:06 AM
Sorry - just moved house and relying on mobile phone tethering until broadband is installed, so comms are a bit dodgy to say the least.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: calibannn on July 02, 2012, 09:51:06 AM
I am also crap. Was working up a submission for this month, but it's just not in share-able shape yet. Excuses: cats, power outages, and the US Supreme Court.


Title: Re: Crit group
Post by: starktheground on July 04, 2012, 02:36:35 PM
I had every intention of doing it, but there's no way I can.  :( We had a huge storm here Friday, been without electricity since (in 90+ temps no less), and I'm still not at my own home. There's power where we're at now, but I have to focus on catching up on my homework instead of my writing-play. Sorry!

Next month! Promise! (Barring any more natural disasters.)


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