The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:00 pm

PMed you with some useful publishing links Q - fingers crossed for both endeavours ;)
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Batty » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:55 pm

Well done for all your endeavours, Q! :clap: :clap:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Quatermass » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:00 pm

Thanks, both of you. :)

The book is currently at 46K words. I hope to get it beyond 48K by the end of the day.
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Bebito » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:31 pm

Hi guys, first post big fan.

Is the TP First Novel Award 2012 definitely still on? It's just that the web has been quiet about it since it was announced in December 2011. Maybe that's because there's nothing more to say until the stories are all in and judged? Does anyone know for sure it's still on?

Reason for asking: I have 32,000 words of a story down, 16 weeks until deadline. That's 3,000 words a week minumum. I'd hate to do that then find out there's no prize this year.
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Dotsie » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:52 pm

Welcome to the site Bebito :D But no idea I'm afraid. Good luck!
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:07 pm

According to the Transworld website you have until December 31st.

I would say that means it is still on - so get writing!

Welcome to the site, and good luck! :D
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby michelanCello » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:51 pm

Welcome from me too, and good luck with it!
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:23 pm

As above. ;)
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Bebito » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:47 am

Thanks all for your warm welcome :D
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Margi » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:02 am

Well, I only just joined the forum and so I only just discovered the competition. I think it might kick me into getting that old novel out and the polish rag that's so worn out. There are stains all over the first chapters and no matter how much I rub, they stay. How hard can it be to throw away the first words written? I know they say you have to 'kill your babies' (and before anyone panics, for those non-writers, it means that you sometimes have to get rid of your favourite lines), but I can't get those babies out of my head. It's like trying to sing a song that you've sung all your life to a different tune. No, harder than that.

I have an incentive now. I've got about 120,000 words to play with and a lot of those to get rid of and throw into L space. Now there's an idea...

Bed time. I've got to be up at five and now it's one in the morning! I'm not Sam Vimes, I can't do all nighters! :shock:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:49 am

Good luck, Margi! :D
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Quatermass » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:55 pm

Yet another attempt, my best draft so far, has stalled, partly because I've had a hiccup in character development. :(

This one had major potential, and I believe I can restart from a certain point. I'm just at a loss as to how. :think:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby michelanCello » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:54 pm

If there's anything we cand do to help...?
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Quatermass » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:58 pm

No, there isn't. All that I need is a bit of space to think and some space here to rant.

In any case, I think I have found a solution that also helps with the character development. I may need to start again from an earlier chapter, but it's not THAT big a setback... :think:

But it helps explain a scene where I was worried that it was a little too out-of-character too soon.
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby michelanCello » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:59 pm

Go, Q! :happy-cheerleadersmileygirl:
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