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by kristi
June 14th, 2010, 4:38 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338876

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

We're giving away free books over at Sisters in Scribe to celebrate reaching 300 Followers! Blog followers rock. :)
by kristi
April 14th, 2010, 11:52 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Congratulations Ink!
Replies: 26
Views: 4186

Re: Congratulations Ink!

That's great - things run so much smoother when everyone is well-rested. We were the opposite - my son didn't sleep through the night until oh, about age three! My daughter was a champion sleeper from the get go - she must take after me. I love the name Beckett by the way. :)
by kristi
April 14th, 2010, 11:20 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Congratulations Ink!
Replies: 26
Views: 4186

Re: Congratulations Ink!

Oh, I just saw this - congrats, Bryan!!! New babies are so amazing - and tiring. Hope you're getting some sleep. :)
by kristi
April 14th, 2010, 11:18 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Which celeb/s have you met?
Replies: 32
Views: 10070

Re: Which celeb/s have you met?

Um, none that I can recall. My mom dated one of the Bee Gee's though when she was young - but not the cute one!
by kristi
April 14th, 2010, 10:52 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10939

Re: What are you writing now?

As I chronically revise my YA urban fantasy, I'm also working on a new wip - also YA urban fantasy. I thought I'd pick a genre that no one else is writing. :)
by kristi
March 31st, 2010, 6:02 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Have your blog reading/commenting habits changed?
Replies: 17
Views: 3629

Re: Have your blog reading/commenting habits changed?

I started reading your blog about 1 1/2 years ago which was my first introduction to any sort of social media. Since then, I've read a ton of writing-related blogs and started blogging myself. I don't see myself becoming a Twitter girl but I would have said that about Facebook 6 months ago and now I...
by kristi
March 30th, 2010, 10:59 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 338876

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

I wrote a new post about why it's sometimes okay to let your characters act 'out of character.' Of course, I've never been one of those 'by the book' kind of writers so read at your own risk. :)
by kristi
March 30th, 2010, 10:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Will my MC's name kill my chances?
Replies: 24
Views: 7070

Re: Will my MC's name kill my chances?

Also, I forgot to mention that I LOVE the name Caleb. Granted I'm a little partial because it's my son's name but it is a great name. :)
by kristi
March 30th, 2010, 10:48 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Best TV show of all time?
Replies: 48
Views: 6754

Re: Best TV show of all time?

I don't watch much TV but am a total BSG nerd. Despite my issue with the last episode, it's still my favorite show of all time. My hubby and I used to forgo sleep just to squeeze one more episode in before bedtime, and for me to forgo sleep means it has to be AMAZING! Someone else just told me I'd l...
by kristi
March 30th, 2010, 10:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Will my MC's name kill my chances?
Replies: 24
Views: 7070

Re: Will my MC's name kill my chances?

I don't think the name would kill your chances -- but I'd change it anyway. I think the name should flow, even if it's a fantastical name. Your other possible names that you listed do have flow and I didn't trip over them when saying them. If you're super attached to the name, you could use that nam...
by kristi
March 30th, 2010, 10:47 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agents by genre
Replies: 13
Views: 3127

Re: Agents by genre

I want to second Krista. I LOVE Querytracker and Agentquery and have used them to compile a massive query list!
by kristi
March 30th, 2010, 10:46 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Tracking down conferences or other ways to bump into agents
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Tracking down conferences or other ways to bump into agents

I don't know how far you want to travel but two of the women in my critique group attend the Carolinas SCBWI Conference each year and have had amazing experiences there. One of them is having her second book published this year. The Guide to Literary Agents blog also regularly posts upcoming confere...
by kristi
March 30th, 2010, 10:43 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 143373

Re: What are you reading now?

I'm finishing Still Alice by Lisa Genova. It's SO good and is a powerful look at a woman's decline into Alzheimer's, although it's not as depressing as it sounds. I'll warn you that everyone in my book club was convinced they had Alzheimer's symptoms while reading it -- myself included!
by kristi
March 30th, 2010, 10:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How Do You Know When You're REALLY Done?
Replies: 10
Views: 1620

Re: How Do You Know When You're REALLY Done?

When the book gets you an agent and is then sold to a publisher. Seriously, I don't know if something is ever completely finished because you can always find a word or sentence to fix. I rely a lot on my critique groups. I think I'm about finished with my current ms but I'm waiting to query until my...
by kristi
March 19th, 2010, 11:09 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: March Madness!!!
Replies: 125
Views: 31375

Re: March Madness!!!

Huzzah! Tied for 42nd place with 8 billion other people, although I just passed Mr. Nathan himself in scoring. Wonder if that brings any advantage at query time? ESPN has 5.4 million brackets this year. Earlier today two dorks had every game correct. As I type this there are no more perfect bracket...