Archive for May, 2007

Dave Freer

Posted: 30th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Dave Freer will be attending two cons in Australia and New Zealand. First stop is Conspiracy II in New Zealand http://conspiracy2.sf.org.nz/. Next will be Convergence 2 in Australia http://www.natcon.org.au/2007/guests.htm. Anyone who does see him tell him this is his last vacation, ever i intend to work him to death, over the next 200 years.

2pi-con

Posted: 29th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I mentioned back in March that I’d be attending and participating in the panels and such at http://2pi-con.org . I decided to take a look at their site again for updates. The Con Chair put together a video for people http://www.pi-con.org/lowdown.php .

In the past couple months I’ve been talking a lot to friends, and those submitting to me about critiquing and what it should do. One of the reoccurring themes is that it has to be explicitly honest, and how the recipient of the critique has to create and maintain emotional separation from their work. For […]

MM! Finite! (sorta)

Posted: 29th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Wow! Nearly two dozen first chapters (and prologues) read, with more in the inbox. If i hadn’t had to take off five hours (two for sleep, three for cleaning) I might have gotten to keep the slightly better than one per hour pace for the whole day. An obscenely high percentage of stories made it […]

MM: Halfway

Posted: 28th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Well, right now I’m averaging just about one read and critique per hour. It looks like the submissions are favoring Urban Fantasy in genre.

MM: Closed

Posted: 28th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I’ve run across some truly interesting concepts so far. Any submissions that where recieved after 8am this morning will be moved to the regular submissions queue.

MM: the clock is ticking.

Posted: 28th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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More submissions have rolled in throughout the night, its not quite past the deadline, if you intend to submit hurry! http://onyxhawke.livejournal.com/7262.html

MM Update #1

Posted: 28th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Right now I’m sitting here with four submissions and three and a half hours behind me. This is interesting. And a great deal of fun.

MM: It begins

Posted: 28th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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It’s the witching hour, and as i stated (or I think i did, even i don’t pay attention to me) I’ve begun with the first submission, appropriately enough a fantasy. I’ve laid in copious supplies of the essentials:VodkaDunkin’s coffeeand nausea medicationanti psychoticsanti depressantsfood that is bad for mefood that is very bad for me.cans of […]

Important Masochism Monday notes

Posted: 27th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Please add my domain: Onyxhawke.com to your anti-spam filters as i’ll probably send your critique in an .rtf attachment. Emails could start coming in as soon as 1 am since i will start reading promptly at midnight. For everyone i get to on Monday you’ll probably either get: a) A 1 chapter critique or b) […]

And the count down begins: MM

Posted: 27th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

We are rapidly approaching the Zero Hour, ladies and gentlemen. The response so for has been good, but given how many people have added me to their f-list in the past two weeks, i was really expecting more. The reading starts at midnight, and the the experiment mailbox goes off at 8am Two additional notes: […]

MM inflow so far

Posted: 26th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

So far i’ve got a decent turnout. I’ve gotten a good cross section of Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, and Science Fiction. I can’t wait to see more. I’m hoping that between now and Monday morning the number of submissions will triple, so if you haven’t mailed the link to all the members of your writing group, […]

Reminder

Posted: 26th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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Yup, the “Masochism Monday” experiment is in full swing, get your submission in as soon as possible. While i won’t rule out doing this again, it won’t be anytime in the next month or so. See for information. http://onyxhawke.livejournal.com/7262.html

MM Edit

Posted: 25th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

The mailbox is now open, read the faq and submission guidelines at http://www.onyxhawke.com and send to: MM@onyxhawke.com To fix url Note to self; Do not type before your eyes have uncrossed in the morning. xoxo, You

MM

Posted: 24th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

Mailbox Closed it will reopen Tomorrow at 8 am et. http://onyxhawke.livejournal.com/7262.html

Masochism Monday

Posted: 24th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

Yes the mailbox is open and tested. it will remain open until 9:30am ET.

Lingo

Posted: 22nd May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized
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I think, one day i may have to write my own lexicon of frequently used writing terms. It’ll probably save no amount of time for my friends and clients if i send it to them along with my critiques… Now if i just had time to write it.

Some people will think this is unprofessional of me. I don’t care. This is done to illustrate why it is i don’t read cover letters until last. Granted, this is about as extreme an example of why as is possible, but still this is informative. More below. Begin letter: I am going to be as […]

Heh, and i thought i was tactless.

Posted: 16th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

http://rejectioncollection.com/rcollection/index.php3?story_id=410 http://rejectioncollection.com/rcollection/index.php3?story_id=404 http://rejectioncollection.com/rcollection/index.php3?story_id=517

Musing…

Posted: 14th May 2007 by onyxhawke in Uncategorized

It really is weird to read something by someone you know. I’ve got a submission by someone I’ve known for years in front of me, even though I’m only two paragraphs into it, i can still hear the writers voice in my head. It’s not really an overt detractor since i do like this person, […]