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by trixie
October 29th, 2012, 2:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 5802

Re: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep

Work, shmerk. Welcome back. :)

Um, you're on the east coast, if my memory serves correct. How are you doing with this weather issue?
by trixie
October 29th, 2012, 2:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 7323

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Love this! Project: Rewrite of my 2010 NaNo novel, a middle grade adventure story Goal: Hit 50K before Thanksgiving, but also to not stop until I have a complete story. I've found that I can hit 50K words no problem. FINISHING THE DAMN THING is the tricky part. I'm around for Twitter sprints, but ma...
by trixie
October 27th, 2012, 1:56 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 63593

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

My SQUEE good news has nothing to do with writing, but here's the place to share it... I GOT A NEW JOB! When I returned from the BransforumFest in Vegas last March, I learned our research center was closing. After a few weeks of number crunching (and crazy amounts of stress), my boss thought he had ...
by trixie
October 27th, 2012, 1:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER
Replies: 28
Views: 3334

Re: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER

Holy buckets, Brenda! WAY TO GO!! I remember how awesome I felt when I hit my biggest word day last year during NaNo (just over 8K, thanks to the #1k1h sprints!). I hope you gave your brain some time to rest after that marathon! My Oct is shaping up quite nicely. I have a new outline for my MG story...
by trixie
October 26th, 2012, 5:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 8893

Re: How many Characters do you have?

Ohh... interesting question. My MG story takes place in a school, so by default, there is potential for many characters. I haven't ever counted, though! Let's see: 1 main character 4 supporting characters 1 antagonist 6 2nd-tier supporting characters a handful of first-name-only students in the scho...
by trixie
October 26th, 2012, 5:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 5802

Re: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep

COOKIE!!! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?! Hello, friend! Since I thrive in a pressure scenario, I enjoy participating in NaNo. However, SOMEONE GOT A NEW JOB !! Woot! Woot! And naturally, my first day is next Wed, 10/31. Poof! There goes that whole "writing during my free time at work" thing. But yay for not ...
by trixie
October 15th, 2012, 4:41 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What T.V. shows are you watching?
Replies: 27
Views: 13161

Re: What T.V. shows are you watching?

Oh, man. I have a slight TV addiction. Thankfully, I start to trim the list come Nov/December because some are just that bad. Once Upon a Time Revolution* Bones NCIS NCIS:LA Criminal Minds* Supernatural* Fringe* * = shows that I CANNOT miss. Especially those last three. Fringe will end in a few mont...
by trixie
October 15th, 2012, 4:06 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: "Perfect" Novels
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

Re: "Perfect" Novels

I think there has been only one perfect book (in my opinion):

Marcus Zsuzak's THE BOOK THEIF

How he was able to work the narration, and the dry humor, and pack SUCH an emotional punch? The book is hands down, amazing. And to me, perfect.
by trixie
October 15th, 2012, 4:04 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Guilty Pleasure Books
Replies: 11
Views: 6759

Re: Guilty Pleasure Books

Oh, man. Guilty pleasure books? Yeah, I have them, too. The plot is recycled. The love triangle needed to end about 8 books ago. The family is so obnoxious and stale that I usually skim those scenes, and the side kick is quite possibly the most annoying character in literary history. But I can't sto...
by trixie
October 15th, 2012, 3:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The art of the one sentence synopsis
Replies: 20
Views: 2313

Re: The art of the one sentence synopsis

Lol, Brenda. I thought the same thing. Jane goes back in time!! :) I HATED this exercise, but I cobbled something together that I feel is, well, not a suck-tastic as I thought it would be: 12-year-old David Fitzgerald is trying to survive boarding school in another country, but when he learns he is ...
by trixie
October 5th, 2012, 3:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 5802

Re: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep

Word. I'm TOTALLY in. I have 75% of my outline done, but I'm STUCK trying to figure out why my antagonist wants the Shiny Item that my MC is after. Gah! But, I'm going to a retreat center tomorrow morning and staying until Sunday. I'm bringing all my 2012 NaNo stuff with me, and if I can't break thr...
by trixie
September 5th, 2012, 4:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 3078

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Sommer, I am SO proud of you for taking the leap and going to your doctor to find out more. Most people wouldn't even do that. Consider this the research phase of your novel. You're going to learn some new information and you'll spend some time figuring out how all the pieces fit together. Informati...
by trixie
September 5th, 2012, 11:30 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writers Who Run
Replies: 14
Views: 5937

Re: Writers Who Run

Beethovenfan wrote:Well, if my opinion helps at all, I say do it. You know, YOLO and YOYO and all that. ;)
What does YOLO and YOYO mean?

Sommer--STAY OFF YOUR FOOT!!

I'm inching closer to registering. Inch by inch...
by trixie
September 5th, 2012, 11:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The hardest part of the novel
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: The hardest part of the novel

I agree 110%, Sanderling. I struggle with beginnings in each story I've written. I agree--if I could just start on page 5, that would be so much easier. So then I try and start there, but feel like it cuts out this gentle introduction between the reader and the story. I'm getting better at it. I wri...
by trixie
September 4th, 2012, 9:30 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writers Who Run
Replies: 14
Views: 5937

Re: Writers Who Run

Speaking of running, I'm putting some real thought into another half marathon. This one would be the last weekend in October and the race is a gradual down-hill slope for the first half, so most runners PR the race (personal record). After the hot mess of this spring's half marathon (cancelled due t...