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2018 Queue Status  [message #73791] Sat, 30 December 2017 21:15 Go to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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Our first set of 2018 will be on 1 January, but the queue is not in a good state. Where are all the writers of great fiction?

Sets 1 - 2: 4 items. We really need five!
Sets 3 - 8: 3 items
Sets 9 - 12: 2 items
Sets 13 - 18: 1 item. And that is it!



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Re: 2018 Queue Status  [message #73810 is a reply to message #73791] Fri, 05 January 2018 01:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cynus is currently offline  Cynus   United States

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Well, I've got stuff to keep posting for a while yet, but I'm also currently training an author who might have something ready in a month or two. I think it'll be something you like. If he keeps going the way he is, I doubt it'll be his last.

Hopefully there are just more writers waiting in the wings to be discovered.



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Re: 2018 Queue Status  [message #73815 is a reply to message #73810] Fri, 05 January 2018 11:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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"Cynus wrote on Fri, 05 January 2018 01:46"
Well, I've got stuff to keep posting for a while yet, but I'm also currently training an author who might have something ready in a month or two. I think it'll be something you like. If he keeps going the way he is, I doubt it'll be his last.

Hopefully there are just more writers waiting in the wings to be discovered.

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I think sometimes inspired authorship can go through a global drought. I am looking forward to whatever you would like to follow The Navigator (send when ready) and to the work of the person you are mentoring

[Updated on: Fri, 05 January 2018 11:53]




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Re: 2018 Queue Status  [message #73816 is a reply to message #73791] Fri, 05 January 2018 11:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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There is an upturn, a pleasant one:

Sets 1 & 2: 5 items. Good. This is healthy
Sets 3 - 5: 4 items. Also healthy. Easy space for new entries.
Sets 6 - 9: 3 items
Sets 10 - 15: 2 items
Set 16: 1 item

No entries yet for Locker.

Is Valentine's Day too schmaltzy for a special occasion story? If you send 'em, I'll run 'em



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12 January 2018  [message #73874 is a reply to message #73791] Fri, 12 January 2018 10:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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We have a long queue, longer now, but not a wide one. SInce the ideal was to publish five pieces three times a week I'm broadly happy with that, but the "what are we doing a week out?" question always looms!

Sets 1 & 2: 5 items
Sets 3 - 12: 4 items. This is where the first vacancy is, a week today.
Set 13: 3 items. This is ok, but look beyond here. This is where we are lacking in breadth
Sets 14 - 28: 2 items. Obviously this is because we ony run one take by an author at the same time. Some treats are in store
Set 29: 1 item

We have one entry for the Locker challenge with the possibility expressed to me of two further. There's time for that.



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Re: 12 January 2018  [message #73879 is a reply to message #73874] Sat, 13 January 2018 17:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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"Quote:"
timmy wrote on Fri, 12 January 2018 10:01We have a long queue, longer now, but not a wide one. SInce the ideal was to publish five pieces three times a week I'm broadly happy with that, but the "what are we doing a week out?" question always loom

We have one entry for the Locker challenge with the possibility expressed to me of two further. There's time for that.

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I am hoping that the entries for The Locker Challenge will include stories by
Geron Kees      http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/geron-kees/
Victor Thomas    http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/victor-thomas/ 
Cynus                http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/cynus/
Jesse D              http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/jesse-d/

Or any number of the talented authors on this site.  Timmy, by chance are any of the stories for Locker you have received thus far from one of these authors just mentioned?

Timmy, I did something wrong with the link to Geron's stories.  Can you fix it? [edited to fix it. The "Source" button is your friend here - timmy]

[Updated on: Sat, 13 January 2018 17:33] by Moderator

Re: 12 January 2018  [message #73880 is a reply to message #73879] Sat, 13 January 2018 17:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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"Bisexual_Guy wrote on Sat, 13 January 2018 17:20"

"Quote:"
timmy wrote on Fri, 12 January 2018 10:01We have a long queue, longer now, but not a wide one. SInce the ideal was to publish five pieces three times a week I'm broadly happy with that, but the "what are we doing a week out?" question always loom

We have one entry for the Locker challenge with the possibility expressed to me of two further. There's time for that.

--
I am hoping that the entries for The Locker Challenge will include stories by
Geron Kees      http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/geron-kees/
Victor Thomas    http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/victor-thomas/ 
Cynus                http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/cynus/
Jesse D              http://iomfats.org/storyshelf/hosted/jesse-d/

Or any number of the talented authors on this site.  Timmy, by chance are any of the stories for Locker you have received thus far from one of these authors just mentioned?

Timmy, I did something wrong with the link to Geron's stories.  Can you fix it? [edited to fix it. The "Source" button is your friend here - timmy]

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Not any of those so far. Instead it is from an author new to us. I like authors new to us, too.

The best way to handle links is to use the link button, top right of the edit window, left hand end of the right hand batch of buttons. Select the text you want the link to be from and then click it, and add the place you want it to go

[Updated on: Sat, 13 January 2018 17:36]




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19 January 2018  [message #73901 is a reply to message #73791] Fri, 19 January 2018 08:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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We have a 'full' queue for the next two slots. Next vacancy is Friday

Sets 1 & 2: 5 items
Sets 3 - 9: 4 items
Set 10: 3 items
Sets 11 - 25: 2 items
Set 26: 1 item

The queue can be expanded widthways, too, if we are blessed, suddenly, with an abundance of riches.

We have a second entry for the Locker challenge. That's good. It closes on 2 February. I've been asked what devilment I'm planning next. THe answer is... Coming. Or maybe it's behind you, as in a good old Briotish pantomime!



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26 January 2018  [message #73951 is a reply to message #73791] Fri, 26 January 2018 12:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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2018 has not started with a bang. We are not bumping alomg the sea bed, we are sailing in clear water, but it is a lagoon of shallows, not the open ocean.

Sets 1 - 6: 4 items. New material can start at once. Obviously I need some small production time
Set 7: 3 items
Sets 8 - 22: 2 items
Set 23: 1 item

Valentines Day seems not to be happening, story-wise, unless you happen to be writing one

"Locker" now has three entries, all very different, each of which has amazed and pleased me



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2 February 2018  [message #73982 is a reply to message #73791] Fri, 02 February 2018 09:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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Things are going well, mostly, but the queue is very narrow:

First, the Locker Challenge: Seven entries so far, and a few hours to go.

Then Valentine's Day: Three stories so far

And now the queue:

Sets 1 - 3: 4 items. I have a couple of promises of serials, but it's still too narrow
Set 4: 3 items. Narrower still
Sets 5 - 19: 2 items
Set 20: 1 item

Ok, the good thing is that new items can go into publication instantly right now. A few years ago we had a 15 week queue! The poor thing is that I am often wondering where our next new tale is coming from. Then I get a lovely surprise. I like lovely surprises. Surprise me a lot more!!!! 



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Re: 2018 Queue Status  [message #73984 is a reply to message #73791] Fri, 02 February 2018 19:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cynus is currently offline  Cynus   United States

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If it helps, I still have quite a few novels to post that'll keep coming in. And I'm finally back to writing regularly (I hit a major dry spell last year), so hopefully I'll be able to keep up once I run out of the backlog.



"Be or be not, there is no why." - Cynus
Re: 2018 Queue Status  [message #73985 is a reply to message #73984] Fri, 02 February 2018 21:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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"Cynus wrote on Fri, 02 February 2018 19:49"
If it helps, I still have quite a few novels to post that'll keep coming in. And I'm finally back to writing regularly (I hit a major dry spell last year), so hopefully I'll be able to keep up once I run out of the backlog.

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It certainly helps. Obviously the way I structure the publishing sets your work happens sequentially unless we have a writing challenge or a tale for special occasions.



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9 February 2018  [message #74032 is a reply to message #73791] Fri, 09 February 2018 08:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
timmy   United Kingdom

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The queue is long, but not very wide:

Set 1: 3 items
Sets 2 - 16: 2 items
Set 1: 1 item

Working on the Mr Micawber principle, somehting will turn up. I'm expecting a prince along shortly, but he may be distracted with his Valentine's love

Speaking of which, we have now six Valentine's stories, one is a two parter.

[Updated on: Fri, 09 February 2018 09:23]




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16 February 2018  [message #74067 is a reply to message #73791] Fri, 16 February 2018 13:16 Go to previous message
timmy   United Kingdom

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We have a very long and very narrow queue!

Sets 1 - 14: 2 items
Sets 15 - 40: 1 item

That's the narrowest it has been since before Adam and Steve were created by an all knowing and all powerful god!



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