• Guy L. Pace posted a new activity comment 4 years, 5 months ago

    Granted. I guess I grew up reading the old SF and still like to read and write it. I got plenty of those types of rejections, too, Ralph. I keep them in a file.

  • Guy L. Pace posted a new activity comment 4 years, 11 months ago

    Thanks, Amy. I appreciate being able to vent a bit. πŸ˜‰

  • I have a novelette I recently submitted to a market. It was rejected, but included a commentary. One of the reasons for rejection in the commentary was there wasn’t enough science fiction in the story. Hmmm … Okay. The setting is on a human colony far from Earth, a central element is establishing trades routes between other colonies and…[Read more]

    • Interesting question, Guy. I’ve noticed that the lines are often blurred between what many consider SF and fantasy. Personally, I like more grounded SF–without crazy names for people, places, and things. (The crazy name stuff often seems more fantasy to me.) SF that’s grounded in life as we know it–the human experience as you say–readers can…[Read more]

    • It’s a fine line. In the 50s a lot of SF was like this…but now there is ‘space romance’ and ‘space politics’, where a story might be set on another planet, but it is so much like Earth that it might as well be set in Chicago.
      It’s very subjective and in the eye of the editor. Good luck elsewhere…

    • At least you got a detailed response. Usually it’s a 3rd generation copy of a copy of a form letter written in Bavarian.

      • Granted. I guess I grew up reading the old SF and still like to read and write it. I got plenty of those types of rejections, too, Ralph. I keep them in a file.

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  • Guy L. Pace posted an update in the group Group logo of NaNoWriMoNaNoWriMo 6 years, 2 months ago

    Done! Wrote the last 2,543 words this morning, for 50,604 total. Validated and printed for wife’s editing attention later. Now, I’m going to finish getting ready for a big turkey dinner tomorrow. I like having it done early, so I don’t have to try to cram the last bit of writing in while trying to entertain family for Thanksgiving.

  • Guy L. Pace posted an update in the group Group logo of NaNoWriMoNaNoWriMo 6 years, 2 months ago

    If you are participating in NaNoWriMo, you’re on the downhill slope. The problem is that there are all kinds of things that will get in the way of writing the next couple weeks. Keep writing, keep imagining, keep going. Have some productive 3k and 4k days before Thanksgiving to help you stay on track. Keep asking yourself, “what happens next?”…[Read more]

  • Guy L. Pace posted an update in the group Group logo of NaNoWriMoNaNoWriMo 6 years, 2 months ago

    On track and cooking! Got 2,033 words done today, and my total count is: 25,262. Just over half way to goal! I think this one will run to about 60k before I’m finished, but for the NaNoWriMo, it will go to 50K.

    At this point it sounds like I’m bragging, but I’m not. Believe me when I say that if I can do this, anyone can.

  • Guy L. Pace posted an update in the group Group logo of NaNoWriMoNaNoWriMo 6 years, 2 months ago

    Today was a good day, though I can’t say why. Goofed around way too much, ran errands, played with granddaughter. Still, logged 2,163 words and so far I have 21,453 words. I’m in the fifth chapter, haven’t killed off any of my main characters. But, things keep happening that I didn’t expect. The story hasn’t completely gone off the tracks, but is…[Read more]

  • Guy L. Pace posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    Oddly enough, when I’m on a roll, I can get a 1,000+ words down in a couple hours. Can’t seem to kick my inner editor to the curb, so I do a lot of typing, backspacing, typing, backspacing. Last two days, I logged more than 2,000 words each day. That is with stuffing the writing in between errands, watching grandkids and all that.

    Currently, at…[Read more]

  • Guy L. Pace posted an update in the group Group logo of NaNoWriMoNaNoWriMo 6 years, 2 months ago

    I logged 1,969 words today. I’m at 12,687 total words, so far. After my travel days, I need to hit it hard again tomorrow to get back on track. Still, I’m getting on well.

    • That’s a great effort! how many hours did that take you?

      • Oddly enough, when I’m on a roll, I can get a 1,000+ words down in a couple hours. Can’t seem to kick my inner editor to the curb, so I do a lot of typing, backspacing, typing, backspacing. Last two days, I logged more than 2,000 words each day. That is with stuffing the writing in between errands, watching grandkids and all that.

        Currently, at…[Read more]

    • Yeah I’ve been doing about 1700 -1900 words a day just recently, which is strange since I only use to do about 900 -1100 up until recently. I understand how I write better now.

  • Guy L. Pace posted an update in the group Group logo of NaNoWriMoNaNoWriMo 6 years, 2 months ago

    I got to 10,215 words yesterday. Today is a travel day. I’ll try to do some work on it tonight. Tomorrow, I’ll hit is full blast.

  • Guy L. Pace posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    A couple of statements that help move things along:

    1. What could possibly go wrong?
    2. And, then what happened?

    Try those.

  • Guy L. Pace posted a new activity comment 6 years, 2 months ago

    You’re being nice to an old man.

    • Ha! πŸ™‚ No no, it’s true. I’m jealous. I remember writing 4,000 words once, and lately I’ve been lucky to find time to write 500. Hearing you’re doing so well is encouraging. I need to find a way to make more time for writing.

  • Guy L. Pace posted an update in the group Group logo of NaNoWriMoNaNoWriMo 6 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks for the invite, Amy Joy! I logged 3,164 words today (including a write-in with a word war) to bring my four day total to 8,649 words. Well on the way.

    • Wow! That’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing your progress, Guy. It’s quite inspiring!

      • You’re being nice to an old man.

        • Ha! πŸ™‚ No no, it’s true. I’m jealous. I remember writing 4,000 words once, and lately I’ve been lucky to find time to write 500. Hearing you’re doing so well is encouraging. I need to find a way to make more time for writing.

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