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by Jessica Peter
December 19th, 2010, 11:09 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Addiction. I has it.
Replies: 35
Views: 9229

Re: Addiction. I has it.

I don't eat while I write, thank goodness. (I eat enough while I'm not writing - and I really can't resist chips). But I do bring up a delicious cup of tea, and then when I go to drink it, it's already gone. Yes, I drink it without noticing, wasting it. Bah. I hate it. Related but not an addiction,...
by Jessica Peter
December 10th, 2010, 1:32 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What's Your Ultimate Writing Dream?
Replies: 30
Views: 7450

Re: What's Your Ultimate Writing Dream?

Watcher55 wrote:Pencil, paper and sidewalk cafes in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel and Egypt.
Oh, I'd second this one too. Except I'd change paper and pencil for a netbook. And add in "anywhere in the world". :)
by Jessica Peter
December 9th, 2010, 11:25 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What's Your Ultimate Writing Dream?
Replies: 30
Views: 7450

What's Your Ultimate Writing Dream?

I dream of one day seeing my book in airports or grocery stores.

What's your ultimate writing dream, however far-fetched?
by Jessica Peter
December 9th, 2010, 11:19 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: I just found out Chick Lit is dead?
Replies: 14
Views: 2871

Re: I just found out Chick Lit is dead?

Yep, it looks like the term has died and so have the pink covers - so chick lit is harder to find, masquerading under the larger women's fiction banner. The only exception is for popular series' that are already running. They can keep their pink and their "chick lit" title!
by Jessica Peter
December 9th, 2010, 11:12 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Blogs... bah! Any advice?
Replies: 6
Views: 2146

Re: Blogs... bah! Any advice?

Thanks everyone! I actually renewed my blogging motivation, and got back into it again! Sierra, I actually am blogging for myself, not to gain an audience. I was also just hoping for one on the side. For now, I've decided to follow a sort of natural progression, and gain followers as I can but not m...
by Jessica Peter
December 9th, 2010, 11:07 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Addiction. I has it.
Replies: 35
Views: 9229

Re: Addiction. I has it.

I don't eat while I write, thank goodness. (I eat enough while I'm not writing - and I really can't resist chips). But I do bring up a delicious cup of tea, and then when I go to drink it, it's already gone. Yes, I drink it without noticing, wasting it. Bah. I hate it. Related but not an addiction, ...
by Jessica Peter
December 9th, 2010, 11:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do You Narrate Your Life?
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: Do You Narrate Your Life?

I don't, sorry. Though, I did once know a girl who was about 12 who did that constantly. Out loud. I doubt she was very popular in school. . .
by Jessica Peter
November 28th, 2010, 10:35 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 15144

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Here's hoping genre for young adults is dead; sex and alienation needs a comeback! I know I'm resurrecting this thread from the dead, but I just caught up with my old bookmarks and actually laughed out loud at this quote. Steve, it looks like you don't read much of the new YA these days! Sex (of th...
by Jessica Peter
November 27th, 2010, 9:11 am
Forum: Books
Topic: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE
Replies: 61
Views: 15144

Re: PREDICT THE NEXT BIG YA GENRE

Here's hoping genre for young adults is dead; sex and alienation needs a comeback! I know I'm resurrecting this thread from the dead, but I just caught up with my old bookmarks and actually laughed out loud at this quote. Steve, it looks like you don't read much of the new YA these days! Sex (of th...
by Jessica Peter
November 26th, 2010, 11:35 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Contacting an agent after submitting a full
Replies: 7
Views: 1935

Re: Contacting an agent after submitting a full

Anymore advice for another requested full? I sent it at the end of May. Mid-July, I sent a follow-up email, just a "Checking to see if you got my full" sort of thing. I got an automatic response from the agent saying she was away that day, but nothing else since then. I figured she must have assumed...
by Jessica Peter
November 26th, 2010, 11:31 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 97411

Re: Rejection Stats

I just found this thread and I love it. It's nice to see the real numbers of people going through the same process I am! I've been querying off and on since the end of May, and here's my progress: Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy (no vamps, fairies, angels....) Queries Sent: 30 Requests for Partials...
by Jessica Peter
November 26th, 2010, 11:18 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Question about a zombie novel i've self-published?
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: Question about a zombie novel i've self-published?

Hi mrwriterman. You may want to check out Nathan's posts on How a Book Gets Published ( http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2009/08/how-book-gets-published.html ) and How to Find a Literary Agent ( http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2008/04/how-to-find-literary-agent.html ), if it looks like that's your ne...
by Jessica Peter
November 26th, 2010, 11:03 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: This One's For the Girls: Lies Books Tell Us About Love
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

Re: This One's For the Girls: Lies Books Tell Us About Love

Your student wanted her love life to be like Pride and Prejudice? I mean, Mr. Darcy is a dreamboat by the end, but for the first part (and dare I say, large majority) of the book, he's kind of a dick. I think part of the reason that fictional love stories never match up to real life is that it's eas...
by Jessica Peter
November 26th, 2010, 10:56 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Are you more likely to buy a book that won an award?
Replies: 25
Views: 6515

Re: Are you more likely to buy a book that won an award?

Nope, not really. The adult award-winners are usually "literary", and I generally only read "commercial" (and non-fic). As for the YA books I read, I may notice an award, but I wouldn't pick it up because of it. The only possible exception would be genre-based awards, like the RT Book Reviews awards...
by Jessica Peter
November 26th, 2010, 10:52 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: How many books do you read per week (or month)?
Replies: 35
Views: 12129

Re: How many books do you read per week (or month)?

Usually 6 is a lower-average month, 12 is a higher-average month. I tend to get slowed down when I'm reading more non-fic, and sped up when I'm reading more Regency romance (because generally I can't put them down until the couple is together....).