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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
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1029 words down...probably twice that to go...oy. Good thing I have 5 more weeks or so to work on it!
This is exactly why I wanted to give a lot of time before the deadline.

But submitting early means you don't have to worry about it. Or, you can read it several times and wonder why you didn't edit it.
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
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492 words left to squeeze in the final showdown. Going to be tough!

Not necessarily.

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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
Shadow Hexagram wrote:
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1029 words down...probably twice that to go...oy. Good thing I have 5 more weeks or so to work on it!
This is exactly why I wanted to give a lot of time before the deadline.

It was nice to have the time. I didn't feel a lot of pressure to turn in my story before it was ready.
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But submitting early means you don't have to worry about it. Or, you can read it several times and wonder why you didn't edit it.

I submitted, read the story, edited it and submitted again.
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
Yeah, I'm in the "reread, rewrite, resubmit" step myself.
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
If Stephen King can rewrite a book he's already published, I can fix typos and plot holes in a story not yet available for public consumption. I just wanted to make sure I had something submitted in case life got unexpectedly complicated in the next month.

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It will. First baby due in two weeks.
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
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If Stephen King can rewrite a book he's already published, I can fix typos and plot holes in a story not yet available for public consumption. I just wanted to make sure I had something submitted in case life got unexpectedly complicated in the next month.

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It will. First baby due in two weeks.

Wait, it's ok if Stephen King does it, but if George Lucas does, we get all up in arms?

Also, congrats. I hope you like poop.
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It will. First baby due in two weeks.
Yay, congrats
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It will. First baby due in two weeks.
Good for you! I wish you all the luck you can get.
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Dang! I just hit 3032 and haven't finished the final scene despite taking huge story point shortcuts. I think I may have to excise the whole middle section!
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Dang! I just hit 3032 and haven't finished the final scene despite taking huge story point shortcuts. I think I may have to excise the whole middle section!

just send it to the gym and make it work out.
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It will. First baby due in two weeks.
Woohoo! Congratulations!

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First draft 3738 words. Cutting this back, is going to make me bleed.

Edit: After the first editing pass, got it down 3262. Arghhhhh my baby!

Edit: 42 words to go. I'm sweating it now.

Edit: Wow. Done it. Hard work, trying to find shorter versions ... of everything.

Now to see what my wife thinks of it.
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Tried Short Story Helpful website...got: College, energy, premonition.
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First draft 3738 words. Cutting this back, is going to make me bleed.

Edit: After the first editing pass, got it down 3262. Arghhhhh my baby!

Edit: 42 words to go. I'm sweating it now.

If you cut out the part that says "happily ever after" just knowing that "they all lived" should suffice.
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Submission sent!
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
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First draft 3738 words. Cutting this back, is going to make me bleed.

Edit: After the first editing pass, got it down 3262. Arghhhhh my baby!

Edit: 42 words to go. I'm sweating it now.

If you cut out the part that says "happily ever after" just knowing that "they all lived" should suffice.

You can let people live?
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
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First draft 3738 words. Cutting this back, is going to make me bleed.

Edit: After the first editing pass, got it down 3262. Arghhhhh my baby!

Edit: 42 words to go. I'm sweating it now.

If you cut out the part that says "happily ever after" just knowing that "they all lived" should suffice.

You can let people live?


Well...damn.

*rewrite*
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You can let people live?
Well...damn.

*rewrite*
You two are awesome! Thanks for the laughs!
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Re: RPGG Short Story Contest 2013: The Tavern's Tales - Legends of the Games
And a 7th submission is in!

Honestly, it really makes me happy to see that some of you are taking advantage of this contest to write in the setting of one of the roleplaying games you designed.
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Gotta say, it was my first time reading about that game, and now I'm really excited to read the story. (Especially being it was written by the game's creator.)
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(Shameless Plug: There is a review of the game here: Going Rogue? A great idea marred by a lack of time.)
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(Shameless Plug: There is a review of the game here: Going Rogue? A great idea marred by a lack of time.)

Thanks for sharing.
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Nice! Thanks Steve!
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