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by Erica75
April 15th, 2011, 8:42 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: A to Z Blog Challenge Participant Posts
Replies: 133
Views: 22232

Re: A to Z Blog Challenge Participant Posts

Man, you people are good (that should've been our post). We can barely keep up with the challenge, let alone posting about it in other places!! (although I would've, but I haven't been around here lately, sorry to post-and-run, hope to stop by and make sure we're keeping up) (keeping up was our K po...
by Erica75
February 5th, 2011, 7:20 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Super Bowl XLV
Replies: 6
Views: 8830

Re: Super Bowl XLV

I haven't been around here a lot lately. And now I have no recollection how to paste a picture. But trust me, I have a really good one of Clay Matthews sacking Big Ben earlier in the season. It's on my blog with some Packer party recipes if anyone want to see it.
by Erica75
November 6th, 2010, 3:36 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336271

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

We had to blog about Nathan and our feelings about him leaving the agency. Also, we have author interviews during the month of November if anyone is interested (on the sidebar, link to November Author Series - we have 2 up and have 4 more to post this month. The link's (points down) right there.
by Erica75
October 15th, 2010, 9:42 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What is the worst thing you have ever thrown up?
Replies: 16
Views: 3360

Re: What is the worst thing you have ever thrown up?

I thought for sure I'd open this thread and it would be about a bad writing experience - like, thrown up on the screen. By the time I got to Evelyn, my eyes were watering from laughing and I had to wait to type this!! I've taught preschool for 14 years, so nothing can make me throw up now. But I got...
by Erica75
October 5th, 2010, 11:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Guest Blog Payin' For Your Raisin'
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: Guest Blog Payin' For Your Raisin'

Ha! Great post. My favorite line: "Conception - This is the fun and exciting part." I think a lot of dads use this line (or would, if they were writers!).

(Someone really needs to teach me how to use the fancy quote thingy here, btw.)
by Erica75
October 1st, 2010, 8:54 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agents/Interns Tweeting Query Comments
Replies: 21
Views: 5138

Re: Agents/Interns Tweeting Query Comments

I don't know that I mind it as an author whose query might be mentioned (I don't know if any of mine have, btw). However, I wouldn't like it if an agent who has time to tweet about every query they go through in a night then can't find the time to personalize their rejections (or send anything at al...
by Erica75
September 18th, 2010, 8:41 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: If you were an agent....
Replies: 12
Views: 4187

Re: If you were an agent....

I'd represent Heather B. Because obviously she's brilliant! Okay, for realsies (as realsies as fakesies can be): I'd require the synopsis. As much as I hate it, as an author, I totally get it. And I'd ask for anything that had an interesting (not necessarily wonderfully written at that point but int...
by Erica75
September 17th, 2010, 6:08 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Gender roles: Emotionally weak heroines
Replies: 58
Views: 16877

Re: Gender roles: Emotionally weak heroines

Didn't read all these posts, but hopefully I'm following. I'm troubled a bit by comparing Bella in Twilight (can't discuss HG series - haven't read them) to YA heroines. She's a main character, but heroine? Not what I would call her. I like the books and I'm glad they brought so many teens to readin...
by Erica75
August 29th, 2010, 10:44 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Address to agent or assistant?
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Re: Address to agent or assistant?

It's hard to say without seeing the actual website entry, but I doubt it's a dealbreaker either way. Here's some thoughts: - If it specifically says to address the query to the assistant (with her name listed), do that. - If it says you may address it to either, it doesn't matter. Either way it has ...
by Erica75
August 28th, 2010, 12:08 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Which NFL team do you cheer for?
Replies: 14
Views: 2316

Re: Which NFL team do you cheer for?

I live in Wisconsin. That should explain it.
by Erica75
August 21st, 2010, 12:29 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Jade's Hurricane, Take 2: Will send to Agents
Replies: 15
Views: 2092

Re: Jade's Hurricane, Take 2: Will send to Agents

Your first and second paragraphs still aren't flowing smoothly. In the first, you say she's catatonic. In the second, she's on a journey. You don't want to get too wordy, but you do need to indicate that she's now awake and maybe how. Also, I'm a little confused why this hurricane will be worse than...
by Erica75
August 20th, 2010, 5:45 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Paranormal YA first chapter
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Paranormal YA first chapter

*Note - I critiqued a different version of a beginning for this book on another forum* Christy - I think you're getting closer to the true beginning of this book, but maybe you lost a little in the cutting process that's confusing. I agree with Krista G. that you could cut to when Dawn is leaving cl...
by Erica75
August 20th, 2010, 5:17 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How important is your title to getting an agent?
Replies: 4
Views: 1346

Re: How important is your title to getting an agent?

I asked another agent that question during a live chat last week and she said she doesn't pay much attention to them since so many get changed at some point in the process. And yes, I asked because my title sux. :)
by Erica75
July 20th, 2010, 2:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Why is it So Hard to Tell if Our Writing is Good?
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: Why is it So Hard to Tell if Our Writing is Good?

I agree with Justine's unpublished 2 cents. Most (maybe all) published authors were rejected by agents and editors. So, when did they become "good"?
by Erica75
July 10th, 2010, 11:23 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How many people do you query?
Replies: 21
Views: 3797

Re: How many people do you query?

Sarah - one more observation. If you haven't had anyone read your full ms yet, I don't think you're ready to query. Sorry. I found someone here who did a three-chapter critique for me, then I moved on to a beta who did my full ms, then I found an awesome critique group who did my first 5 chapters. T...