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December 03, 2005

Interesting Data Point

Amount of time it takes from the moment you mail out an acceptance note to the moment a post declaring the news hits LiveJournal: roughly 30 minutes. Or thereabouts.

Posted by john at December 3, 2005 08:39 PM

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Eliani Torres | December 3, 2005 08:43 PM

Or, ahem, never. ; )

Congratulations to your contributors!

John Scalzi | December 3, 2005 09:00 PM

Yes, I suppose it depends on the person.

Ann | December 3, 2005 09:11 PM

I wasn't sitting by my computer constantly checking my mail. I swear. It was just a coincidence that I happened to be there when it arrived. Honestly!

My only defence is that it's my first sale. :)

Eliani | December 3, 2005 09:14 PM

Would be fun to see your scorecard for the issue: X acceptances, X secondary announcements. That's really an unexpected thing for me about personal blogs: welcome and delightful promotion which has that benefit of sincerity and diverse reach. It's certainly brought a lot of periodicals to my attention that I wouldn't have known about otherwise.

John Scalzi | December 3, 2005 09:36 PM

No need to defend, Ann. I'm glad you're excited!

Jon Hansen | December 3, 2005 09:51 PM

But who can blame them?

Besides, rejection in this case takes about eighteen hours.

Rachel | December 3, 2005 10:18 PM


Ann & I were on the phone about it about 30 seconds afterward, too.

Hey, thanks for not holding a grudge about me calling you Patrick Nielsen Hayden... ;)

John Scalzi | December 3, 2005 10:27 PM

Ha! No, I wouldn't hold it against you. But I plan on teasing you with it for the rest of your career.

Eugene | December 4, 2005 02:13 AM

I'm laughing really hard right now because I know both of those people! And if I hadn't gotten their e-mails too, I might not have known about their good news...

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