At 10/22/10 01:43 AM, EKublai wrote:
Okay first draft is done, second draft will be on Oct. 27.
Also gum, if you need an assistant editor, I'd be glad to help out.
Actually, what I would like to do even further which I think would make his whole thing a lot more meaningful is if we worked with the authors of accepted pieces on their stories, instead of just accepting them on the condition that they have pitch perfect grammar.
That's fine. I've been meaning to make a new topic with the latest results for about a week and a half now, one that has a more positive opening post & actually would be relevant to the current state of the project. I also have a few more people to tell they are accepted and I have to find the list I was keeping before I moved of who I already accepted.
I look forward to reading your story, and there are several stories which could probably use your help. Essentially, I have 4 categories. Stories that just need some editing in their current form (there are maybe 3 of these). Stories that need revision and editing, but are clearly good works and have been conditionally accepted pending work. Stories that are highly creative, but did not execute well due to the approach taken or the skill of the author. Stories that just did not work at all. Most stories that fall into the first 2 categories will probably be accepted. There are a lot of stories that fell into the third, either because the authors rushed when writing or didn't have a good idea of what they were doing. There has been an unfortunate quantity in the 4th set, and I honestly don't think the authors could improve enough on those stories before the deadline for this anthology.
Anyhow, lets hope I can get on the ball and be organized this Sunday with a new post.