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by stephmcgee
March 2nd, 2011, 12:14 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Lodestar query first go (new version posted)
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Re: Lodestar query first go (new version posted)

And based on this description, they're not angels at all. They're simply some sort of winged aliens. Period. You may call them angels, but from that they won't be angels. Also why are they doing this, why they're truly fighting for? I have no idea. Make it clear. Fighting for supremacy is an alibi,...
by stephmcgee
February 28th, 2011, 8:12 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Lodestar query first go (new version posted)
Replies: 10
Views: 1846

Re: Lodestar query first go

Newest version: Dear [agent name], Into each hero’s life a star must fall. Too bad those heroes don’t know this when they’re born. Derek Steventon’s life has gone exactly to plan– early graduation from college, Air Force, and now NASA. While training, he falls for fellow airman Liz Forster. Their my...
by stephmcgee
February 27th, 2011, 10:32 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Taking the Plunge
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Taking the Plunge

Thanks, guys. I'm going to spend this week on query and synopsis. Then while I'm getting feedback on those, I'll be researching agents to query and getting all things prepped in that area.
by stephmcgee
February 25th, 2011, 2:35 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Taking the Plunge
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Taking the Plunge

I'm going to start my submission packages this weekend. Meaning synopses (a 2-pager and a 5-pager) and my query. Not sure when I'll actually start querying, but it will be soon. *bites nails*
by stephmcgee
February 16th, 2011, 11:44 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Great Gatsby Video Game
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

Re: Great Gatsby Video Game

That. was. awesome. Wish I had more time right now to play. But I'll have to get lost in it tonight before bed. The controls took some getting used to for me, but it was pretty sweet. Made it to level 2 before I had to stop.
by stephmcgee
February 14th, 2011, 10:46 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81110

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

bcomet wrote:I had a poem published today, for which I was actually paid a token but symbolic amount.

A quiet squee good news to share.
Congrats!
by stephmcgee
February 6th, 2011, 12:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: One Line Pitch
Replies: 55
Views: 13085

Re: One Line Pitch

I just wanted to drop by and thank all of you who helped me refine my pitch. I pitched to four people (3 agents and 1 publisher) at a conference this afternoon, and all four requested fulls! :) Now I'd love to be able to tell you which version I used, but I was so nervous, I don't really remember. ...
by stephmcgee
February 1st, 2011, 10:26 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336166

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Part 2 of this week's outlining series. Link in the signature.

And now to get ready for school since my school is the only one in the state who doesn't get that negative temperatures predicted for the day's high temperature means everyone should stay home and stay warm.
by stephmcgee
January 31st, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336166

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I'm doing a follow-up series on outlining from the two posts I did last September. I don't usually post on Monday's but the series kicks off today. Link in the signature.
by stephmcgee
January 30th, 2011, 12:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Narrative time
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: Narrative time

I would suggest you use whatever narrative time best fits the story. I read Mandy Hubbard's You Wish a couple weeks back and everything in that book takes place over a two week period, yet it's YA and much of it takes place at school. The Percy Jackson books do take place at summer camp, yes, but I ...
by stephmcgee
January 30th, 2011, 12:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Revision frustration
Replies: 3
Views: 977

Revision frustration

Argh! Going through a serious bit of frustration with the WiP right now. I'm *thisclose* to being done with my third round of revisions on the book and there's one thing that is being problematic. I am so annoyed. I'm trying to come up with ways of setting up a big sort of revelation at the end with...
by stephmcgee
January 30th, 2011, 12:50 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Crap
Replies: 0
Views: 985

Crap

I don't know if you're on here, but I hope you are. Larry, I accidentally deleted the file you sent me for me to crit. I am so sorry it's taken me this long to realize both this and the fact that I haven't yet critted for you. If you're here on the forums, please re-send. novicewriteranonymous (at) ...
by stephmcgee
January 26th, 2011, 11:54 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 336166

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

WiP Wednesday about my revisions. Link in signature.
by stephmcgee
January 26th, 2011, 11:54 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81110

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

bcomet wrote:Congrats! Steph McGee!

And Mudpuppy!
Thanks everyone!
by stephmcgee
January 26th, 2011, 11:53 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81110

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

mudpuppy wrote:I'm now on my school newsletter! :)
Congrats!