Read Books By AWers!

Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

editing for authors ad

A publisher or agency using Google ads to solicit your novel probably isn't anyone you want to write for.


Go Back   Absolute Write Water Cooler > Writing Genre > Western
Register FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-06-2012, 09:47 PM   #176
FrankiiGii
practical experience, FTW
 
FrankiiGii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 143
FrankiiGii is well-respected
Oh, yeah, I just voted I'm glad we can't vote for our own. Otherwise I would have been more disappointed my story wasn't in my top three picks :p
__________________



FrankiiGii is offline  
Old 03-06-2012, 10:46 PM   #177
HarryHoskins
Straw-fed
 
HarryHoskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: On the nickel.
Posts: 5,918
HarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankiiGii View Post
So, Harry. Can you tell us if the votes are going pretty wide, or if people are generally voting for the same stories? I find that I vote differently a lot of the time. I'm interested to see if there's a trend forming?
I'll have a think about this for when I post the daily vote count update later on tonight. Thank for voting, BTW.
__________________
__________________

You need not mean what you say, but you must say what you mean - Afrit
HarryHoskins is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 12:07 AM   #178
onuilmar
(w)ride like the wind
 
onuilmar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: deep in rural Western NY
Posts: 604
onuilmar is a glorious beacon of lightonuilmar is a glorious beacon of lightonuilmar is a glorious beacon of light
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryHoskins View Post
I'll have a think about this for when I post the daily vote count update later on tonight. Thank for voting, BTW.

Hi Harry,

As much as I too would like to know about trends, I think you should leave us in the dark. Say nothing that might influence voting.

**continues gnawing fingernails down to the quick, wondering about voting patterns...**

lk

Last edited by onuilmar; 03-07-2012 at 12:07 AM. Reason: proofing
onuilmar is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 01:32 AM   #179
WordCount
You don't have coffee? Go away.
 
WordCount's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Smalltown, USA
Posts: 699
WordCount is a shiny, shiny jewelWordCount is a shiny, shiny jewel
Quote:
Originally Posted by onuilmar View Post
Hi Harry,

As much as I too would like to know about trends, I think you should leave us in the dark. Say nothing that might influence voting.

**continues gnawing fingernails down to the quick, wondering about voting patterns...**

lk
I don't think he should tell us which stories are being voted on, but I do think he should tell us the types of patterns. Have the majority of the stories gotten at least one vote, or do about 3 stories all have ten votes?
WordCount is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 01:35 AM   #180
Paul
Banned for Trolling
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Close to mother Sea
Posts: 4,508
Paul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
hope all pens fully puncture their parchment...

Tell you one thing, never knew there were so many mean drunken, lecherous, mule-headed, rootin-tootin Irishmen in the west....



25 done, 15 to go....
Paul is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 01:50 AM   #181
Literateparakeet
Nerdy Budgie
 
Literateparakeet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,268
Literateparakeet leaves trails of profuse coolnessLiterateparakeet leaves trails of profuse coolnessLiterateparakeet leaves trails of profuse coolnessLiterateparakeet leaves trails of profuse coolnessLiterateparakeet leaves trails of profuse coolness
Quote:
Originally Posted by WordCount View Post
I don't think he should tell us which stories are being voted on, but I do think he should tell us the types of patterns. Have the majority of the stories gotten at least one vote, or do about 3 stories all have ten votes?
I like this idea. Either way, if we have no idea which stories it is/are then votes won't be influenced. I'm simply curious. This info would be interesting to ponder and worry over while we bite our nails.
__________________


Website/Blog
Twitter
Facebook

Touching His Robe: available in August
Literateparakeet is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 02:11 AM   #182
HarryHoskins
Straw-fed
 
HarryHoskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: On the nickel.
Posts: 5,918
HarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Here's the vote total as of today.

30 votes total.

23 from contestants

7 from non contestants

With regarding to posting info about the vote spread, I think Onuilmar is right. Everyone wants to know, and it'd be fun to find out -- but people yet to vote could (not saying they would) use that info to their advantage.
__________________
__________________

You need not mean what you say, but you must say what you mean - Afrit
HarryHoskins is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 02:36 AM   #183
FrankiiGii
practical experience, FTW
 
FrankiiGii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 143
FrankiiGii is well-respected
Not that it's a big deal, but I'm just wondering how the voting could be influenced without the titles?
__________________



FrankiiGii is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 02:49 AM   #184
Al Stevens
practical experience, FTW
 
Al Stevens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,505
Al Stevens leaves trails of profuse coolnessAl Stevens leaves trails of profuse coolnessAl Stevens leaves trails of profuse coolnessAl Stevens leaves trails of profuse coolnessAl Stevens leaves trails of profuse coolness
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankiiGii View Post
Not that it's a big deal, but I'm just wondering how the voting could be influenced without the titles?
They might figure a few stories have such a lock that their vote wouldn't count and decide not to vote.

"Vote early, vote often."
-- Al Capone

Last edited by Al Stevens; 03-07-2012 at 02:57 AM.
Al Stevens is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 03:16 AM   #185
Ari Meermans
MacAllister's Official Minion & Greeter
AW Moderator
 
Ari Meermans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Relaxing under the limb, reading.
Posts: 6,030
Ari Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
I'll admit the tension can be almost unbearable, but we're better off not knowing anything at all about the voting, IMHO.
__________________
“Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there’s an explosion—that’s Plot.” ~Leigh Brackett, July 1943



.Where the twit tries not to be TOO much of one.
Ari Meermans is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 03:34 AM   #186
Chris P
Likes metaphors mixed, not stirred
 
Chris P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Entebbe, Uganda
Posts: 10,994
Chris P is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsChris P is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsChris P is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsChris P is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsChris P is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsChris P is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsChris P is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsChris P is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsChris P is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsChris P is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsChris P is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Make that 31 votes! I'm dying to know the spread too, but I agree it's best to keep us in the dark.

But I can't help myself with some analysis. With 31 votes for three stories, then each story on average has two votes for some sort of placing. I wouldn't be surprised if this average is true as of this moment. But where I think things will get lopsided is that certain stories will rack up first- and second-place votes more rapidly than others, so the final point totals will probably shake out heavily to one story's favor.

Dunno. I haven't kept score on a similar contest so I might just be making stuff up as I go. I can make it sound good though, huh?
__________________
Short Fiction and Novel in the AW Library




Resingled Querying!
Nyasaland Undergoing major repairs.
WIP: Cloak of Iron. WWI Sci-fi. It's got tanks. And holograms. 43,000 words.
Chris P is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 03:42 AM   #187
Paul
Banned for Trolling
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Close to mother Sea
Posts: 4,508
Paul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPaul is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ari Meermans View Post
I'll admit the tension can be almost unbearable, but we're better off not knowing anything at all about the voting, IMHO.
for sure.
Paul is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 03:47 AM   #188
ladyleeona
fluently sarcastic grandma offender
 
ladyleeona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: wherever the Jose is.
Posts: 913
ladyleeona is a splendid one to beholdladyleeona is a splendid one to beholdladyleeona is a splendid one to behold
32 I finally broke the deadlock in my brain for the #2 and #3 spots. It was such a hard decision that mulling it over was driving me to distraction.

I'm curious about the spread, but it is probably best to keep it in the dark. IMO, so many of the stories were neck-and-neck, so I'd imagine the points pretty evenly distributed. I know lots of other people claimed the same problem I had in voting, but who knows how this thing is going to shake out.

Time will tell.
(And yes, I'm dying to know too. Dying.)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chris P View Post
Make that 31 votes! I'm dying to know the spread too, but I agree it's best to keep us in the dark.

But I can't help myself with some analysis. With 31 votes for three stories, then each story on average has two votes for some sort of placing. I wouldn't be surprised if this average is true as of this moment. But where I think things will get lopsided is that certain stories will rack up first- and second-place votes more rapidly than others, so the final point totals will probably shake out heavily to one story's favor.

Dunno. I haven't kept score on a similar contest so I might just be making stuff up as I go. I can make it sound good though, huh?
__________________
blog here///tweet here.
the FML Book//Still WTFing
the Hell Book//Edit Purgatory

Support equal education for women: #WeAreGirlRising
www.girlrising.com

Last edited by ladyleeona; 03-07-2012 at 06:16 AM.
ladyleeona is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 03:57 AM   #189
Puma
Retired and loving it!
 
Puma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 7,326
Puma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Didn't I warn everyone the tension in the voting period was going to be awful? And we still have a week to go!

So, if you've voted. why not try your hand at a western mystery for the March prompt. Or take a look at some of the previously posted stories in western SYW. OR - April's only three weeks away, and there's no prompt or topic for western in April and if we're going to keep the tumble-weed rolling, we need one. The floor's open to suggestions or someone volunteering to take it upon themselves to come up with a topic for April. And after April there's May, and June, and ... Puma
__________________
"Nothing ventured, nothing gained."
Puma is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 04:17 AM   #190
TypoToffee
practical experience, FTW
 
TypoToffee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Maryland
Posts: 515
TypoToffee has a spectacular auraTypoToffee has a spectacular aura
:: Calling Clint Eastwood - bet he'd be cool under pressure! ::
__________________
P J Perryman - TypoToffee

Writer of naughtiness and many things wicked
TypoToffee is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 04:57 AM   #191
FrankiiGii
practical experience, FTW
 
FrankiiGii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southern California
Posts: 143
FrankiiGii is well-respected
Ah well only a week of torture left :p
__________________



FrankiiGii is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 06:23 AM   #192
Puma
Retired and loving it!
 
Puma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 7,326
Puma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsPuma is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Speaking of future months, the Western Writing Prompts thread has now been bumped back up here near the top of the page. If you have suggestions for upcoming months or would like to nominate yourself to pick the prompt for a particular month, that's where to do it. Puma
__________________
"Nothing ventured, nothing gained."
Puma is offline  
Old 03-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #193
Flowerfairy
Lady Entropia
 
Flowerfairy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: AWOL
Posts: 1,138
Flowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthoodFlowerfairy is a candidate for sainthood
Only three more to go! I've been busy all day reading the entries here. And I must say I am proud of all those who have entered for this western contest. The stories here mirror talent and ideas. I think have to take a day after tomorrow to decide. I think I have to be reading more of western stories from now on! Good work, people.
__________________
Whaddya say to one last showdown--Ocelot (MGS3: SNAKE EATER)
Flowerfairy is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 12:38 AM   #194
HarryHoskins
Straw-fed
 
HarryHoskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: On the nickel.
Posts: 5,918
HarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flowerfairy View Post
Only three more to go! I've been busy all day reading the entries here. And I must say I am proud of all those who have entered for this western contest. The stories here mirror talent and ideas. I think have to take a day after tomorrow to decide. I think I have to be reading more of western stories from now on! Good work, people.
Brilliant stuff, FF.

Not only are you supporting the writers in the contest, but also dipping a toe in Western, too.

And that warms the cockles of my heart.
__________________
__________________

You need not mean what you say, but you must say what you mean - Afrit
HarryHoskins is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 02:23 AM   #195
Al Stevens
practical experience, FTW
 
Al Stevens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,505
Al Stevens leaves trails of profuse coolnessAl Stevens leaves trails of profuse coolnessAl Stevens leaves trails of profuse coolnessAl Stevens leaves trails of profuse coolnessAl Stevens leaves trails of profuse coolness
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarryHoskins View Post
And that warms the cockles of my heart.
And your heartles, too?
Al Stevens is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 05:20 AM   #196
HarryHoskins
Straw-fed
 
HarryHoskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: On the nickel.
Posts: 5,918
HarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by Al Stevens View Post
And your heartles, too?
Nope, me heartles are warmed by the Rutles .
__________________
__________________

You need not mean what you say, but you must say what you mean - Afrit
HarryHoskins is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 05:21 AM   #197
WordCount
You don't have coffee? Go away.
 
WordCount's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Smalltown, USA
Posts: 699
WordCount is a shiny, shiny jewelWordCount is a shiny, shiny jewel
Eight more days........

How many votes are there, now?
WordCount is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 05:25 AM   #198
HarryHoskins
Straw-fed
 
HarryHoskins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: On the nickel.
Posts: 5,918
HarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsHarryHoskins is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Daily vote count and week to go reminder. :)

If you've entered the contest, don't forget you have to vote to be eligible to win. I'll send out reminders to those who haven't yet cast their vote in the morrow.

In the meantime, total votes so far:

37

Entrants 27

Non entrants 10

I'm stoked to see the people without a dog in the race voting. 10 was about the number I reckoned we'd get at the end of voting (11:59 on the 15th March) and we've reached it with another week to go.

Still plenty of time to give a good read to each entry and make your three choices. I will have finished reading tomorrow and let me tell you its an enjoyable and rewarding process throughout.

Well done everyone.
__________________
__________________

You need not mean what you say, but you must say what you mean - Afrit
HarryHoskins is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 06:08 AM   #199
Ari Meermans
MacAllister's Official Minion & Greeter
AW Moderator
 
Ari Meermans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Relaxing under the limb, reading.
Posts: 6,030
Ari Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsAri Meermans is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
I'm thrilled about the ten non entrant votes even though I'd hoped more folks would explore the possibilities of the genre. But, yeah, I'll take those ten and say, "Yeehah!" (Anybody sayin, "Yeehaw" is beggin' fer a swift kick from this Texas gal's size 3 1/2 boot!)
__________________
“Plot is people. Human emotions and desires founded on the realities of life, working at cross purposes, getting hotter and fiercer as they strike against each other until finally there’s an explosion—that’s Plot.” ~Leigh Brackett, July 1943



.Where the twit tries not to be TOO much of one.
Ari Meermans is offline  
Old 03-08-2012, 06:09 AM   #200
Literateparakeet
Nerdy Budgie
 
Literateparakeet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Seattle
Posts: 1,268
Literateparakeet leaves trails of profuse coolnessLiterateparakeet leaves trails of profuse coolnessLiterateparakeet leaves trails of profuse coolnessLiterateparakeet leaves trails of profuse coolnessLiterateparakeet leaves trails of profuse coolness
Another thanks to our 10 non-entrant readers, and thanks to any who might be considering it.
__________________


Website/Blog
Twitter
Facebook

Touching His Robe: available in August
Literateparakeet is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Custom Search

If this site is helpful to you,
Please consider a voluntary subscription to defray ongoing expenses.

Buy Scrivener 2 for Mac OS X (Regular Licence)


All times are GMT +4.5. The time now is 11:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.