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AB17
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:54 pm Post

Nearly there!

I feel as if we ought to be doing some sort of writerly equivalent of the vocal warm-ups that choirs do. Perhaps we should all sit and type "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog", 100 times each, and then wander off into a discourse on the character arc of the fox and debate the hidden secrets of the dog...

Waiting for the email to ping in just over an hour. Then read the brief, wonder what the hell I've got myself into again, make some notes, decide its impossible, then maybe think it might not be, write some more notes, and then go to bed in the hope that the night-fairies will visit me with all the missing information I will need.

Then up in the morning and write, write, write until the sun goes down and it's time to send it in...
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Jaysen
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:13 pm Post

AB17 wrote:I feel as if we ought to be doing some sort of writerly equivalent of the vocal warm-ups that choirs do.

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Camy
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:35 pm Post

AB17 wrote:...read the brief, wonder what the hell I've got myself into again, make some notes, decide its impossible, then maybe think it might not be, write some more notes, and then go to bed in the hope that the night-fairies will visit me with all the missing information I will need.

Then up in the morning and write, write, write until the sun goes down and it's time to send it in...

But... but... you've stolen my brain.
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gr
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:45 pm Post

Tick tock tick tock tick tock.
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Jaysen
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:58 pm Post

Seconds!
Jaysen

I have a wife and 2 kids that I can only attribute to a wiggle, a giggle, and the realization that she was out of my league so I might as well be happy with her as a friend. 26 years marriage later, I can't imagine life without her. -Me 10/7/09

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AB17
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:01 pm Post

gr wrote:Tick tock tick tock tick tock.


RRRrrrrrinnnggggg
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nav66
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:07 pm Post

Umm... six minutes past midnight, Greenwich Mean Time... tick tock tick tock...

[Got it! Wish I would learn patience...]
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Kayden
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:07 pm Post

Is it out yet? I don't have anything...
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pacifika
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:08 pm Post

It's time. Did I miss it? Do i have the wrong email address? CRAP I am so not prepared!!!!!
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Evil Overlord
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:08 pm Post

It's here!
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hallda01
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:09 pm Post

Same, still waiting.
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pacifika
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:09 pm Post

LOL Poor Rog. I'm so glad I don't have to deal with all of us. Whew.
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Luxtizer
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:10 pm Post

Nothing yet here. I imagine it takes a little bit to send out so many emails.
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AB17
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:10 pm Post

pacifika wrote:It's time. Did I miss it? Do i have the wrong email address? CRAP I am so not prepared!!!!!


I got mine, but if I had to guess I'd say he was sending them out alphabetically and I am "AB17"!

(I always said that if I were ever to run for election, I'd have to change my name to "Annie Aardvark" so as to get my name first on the ballot paper)
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pacifika
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Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:18 pm Post

Woohoooo!!!!
Wait, Why am I talking to you people. I need to check my email.
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