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by JilltheImpossible
March 11th, 2010, 7:03 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: First request for a full MS... rejected
Replies: 22
Views: 3041

Re: First request for a full MS! YES!

WOW THAT IS AMAZING! A THOUSAND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU!
keep us updated;D
by JilltheImpossible
March 11th, 2010, 11:31 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Amazon buys touch screen company
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Re: Amazon buys touch screen company

I'm not sure about that but I'm less sure about the publishing industry. So much so that I'm considering paying CreateSpace, a division of Amazon $5000 to put together a POD program for my book. The odds have always been stacked against us but particularly now, with money so tight, the tiny ray of ...
by JilltheImpossible
March 9th, 2010, 6:35 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First few Paragraphs YA suspense - Black Horse -Working Titl
Replies: 6
Views: 1245

Re: First few Paragraphs YA suspense - Black Horse -Working Titl

Wow this is definitely a great hook! This really entices me to want to read more. The only thing that bothered me a bit is the line " I turned back to see a guy staring at me." Maybe try giving a little more detail on him or giving him a quirk? This is just my preference but I hate when people descr...
by JilltheImpossible
March 6th, 2010, 1:04 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 142165

Re: What are you reading now?

I've just finishing up Xenocide by the lovely Orson Scott Card and about to start on Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsey.
by JilltheImpossible
March 2nd, 2010, 11:43 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10910

Re: What are you writing now?

Right now I'm working on my second novel, called Dollie vs. Monster. It's my first stab at YA Fiction and I think its going really well so far! But then again...I'm barely 3,000 words in. haha

best of luck to you all and your WIPs!
by JilltheImpossible
March 2nd, 2010, 12:43 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What writing disorder do you suffer from?
Replies: 49
Views: 10948

Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

Diarrhea of the Fingers. I literally pull scenes out of my-well, out of thin air! With absolutely zero self-control. I can't help but laugh uncontrollably at the idea of outlining my novel ahead of time because it always ends up going in an unplanned direction... I'm doing better though!
by JilltheImpossible
March 1st, 2010, 8:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Craptastic covers... what are your pet peeves?
Replies: 33
Views: 10662

Re: Craptastic covers... what are your pet peeves?

I hate when covers rip-off the look of book covers that are already popular. Working at a bookstore, I've seen a ridiculous amount of Harry Potter and Twilight rip offs. Have some originality people!
by JilltheImpossible
March 1st, 2010, 7:24 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: POLL: Where do you buy your books?
Replies: 21
Views: 4077

Re: POLL: Where do you buy your books?

Well since I work at B & N I use my lovely little discount to buy all my books! The employees also have a "book loan" program where we can "check out" hardcover books (like at a library) and read them for free. I <3 my job. But for out of print books I usually try half price books or amazon, because...
by JilltheImpossible
March 1st, 2010, 7:17 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Peeta Vs. Gale
Replies: 32
Views: 5352

Re: Peeta Vs. Gale

hahaha i love this topic! Personally, i find it extremely difficult to choose between one or the other. It feels like I'm SUPPOSED to be team Gale because he's the heartbroken guy who lost his girl due of circumstances that neither of them could control. From the audience perspective, it doesn't fee...
by JilltheImpossible
March 1st, 2010, 7:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41214

Re: Share your opening sentence!

I opened with a quote for my newest WIP:

“Have you ever wondered how this happened? How we got this way?"

i love reading all of your opening lines!