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by ladymarella
January 22nd, 2013, 10:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: FINISHED
Replies: 8
Views: 2556

Re: FINISHED

Thought I;d give you a quick update: I am about 10% through on my read through armed with a big notebook. and surprisingly, it's fun. There is so much to work on; especially as it was not written in order, but i can see the basis is there for it to become something rather good :D
by ladymarella
January 8th, 2013, 7:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: FINISHED
Replies: 8
Views: 2556

Re: FINISHED

Thank you so much everyone! I am starting my read through edits today armed with a notebook to write down all my thoughts on my MS. I have a bit under two months before uni goes back, so hoping to have a good chunk of the editing done by then, so it can be ready mid year for the beta readers.
by ladymarella
December 11th, 2012, 7:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: FINISHED
Replies: 8
Views: 2556

FINISHED

At 138,501 my first draft of my first novel is FINISHED!!!!! GOing to put it aside for a few weeks before I plunge into the deep waters of editing.
Does anyone have any tips for a first edit before you release it into the hands of your beta readers?
by ladymarella
October 29th, 2012, 6:56 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 11472

Re: How many Characters do you have?

I feel for you Sarah. My almost finished first draft looks like it will end up at about 140,000+ words, and with five main plot strands (overlapping with subplots in each) my character count is probably around the same as yours. I often do wonder whether it will prove too much, but I've decided just...
by ladymarella
October 25th, 2012, 3:57 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How many Characters do you have?
Replies: 34
Views: 11472

Re: How many Characters do you have?

Argh!
well, i have five main story strands, and each of those has its main characters, and supporting cast, but they do overlap.
How many character's exist all up is a very daunting number, and now I will actually count it up once the draft is done!
by ladymarella
October 2nd, 2012, 7:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER
Replies: 28
Views: 5057

Re: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER

My goal for this month is to finish the typed up draft of my first novel :D (the handwritten drafts were completed a few months ago) I am currently sitting at 130,000wds, which both excites me and terrifies me, and there is probably another 5,000-10,000 left to type up. I also need to find the four ...
by ladymarella
September 28th, 2012, 10:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: "Perfect" Novels
Replies: 7
Views: 2893

"Perfect" Novels

By perfect, I mean in a subjective way. Have you ever read a novel that just blows you away, that you finish and go 'wow, oh, wow, that was incredible'? For me, a "perfect novel" is one that leaves me with that sensation and that I feel is beautifully crafted, where all the elements of plot and styl...
by ladymarella
September 28th, 2012, 7:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does anyone,
Replies: 3
Views: 915

Re: Does anyone,

Yeah, but with novels, not short stories. Though mine is a historical novel, it involves a lot of world building, with the genealogy of the entire village plotted out, with some branches going back to the Normans. And then I get more and more side branches. I can see me living in this world and writ...
by ladymarella
August 23rd, 2012, 7:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your Favorite Fantasy
Replies: 16
Views: 2813

Re: Your Favorite Fantasy

To have my novel have a dedicated group of fans, and to be popular, but not in a pop culture sort of way.
Also, to have academic work written about my fiction :D
by ladymarella
August 8th, 2012, 8:31 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When writing isn't your full-time job.
Replies: 16
Views: 2639

Re: When writing isn't your full-time job.

I'm a full time uni student. Well I'm only in 3 days a week, but I'm studying history, so readings and assessment takes up a lot of time. I have a 2-3 hour round commute a day; which can be good for writing, but I also do uni readings there, or catch up with friends. I also have a part time job and ...
by ladymarella
July 21st, 2012, 3:33 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Are Publishers Going Too Far?
Replies: 16
Views: 6153

Re: Are Publishers Going Too Far?

I really don't like the concept. The classics are classics for a reason. Maybe they weren't always well received in their own time, but they have stood the test of time, and are consider great works of literature. To eroticise them, to me, is a cynical money grabbing move, and is saying that the cla...
by ladymarella
July 9th, 2012, 5:18 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 16576

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

I reached two big milestones with my first novel this week.
I draft on paper, and then type up. Firstly I finished all the paper drafts of my novel, all they need is to be typed up, and the first draft is complete.
And then, the next night, when typing up my drafts I reached 100,000 words.
by ladymarella
July 5th, 2012, 9:36 am
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 11501

Re: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy

Sommer, just wondering, in America what is the normal price for a hardback book? Here in Australia $35 is perfectly normal for a hardback, but I would never pay that much. It's why most of my books come from second hand book shops.
by ladymarella
July 5th, 2012, 9:27 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you ever sleep on it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2062

Re: Do you ever sleep on it?

I seem to get ideas when I go to the movies, and my mind starts to wander, and I think how they could have done this or that better, or how that's annoying me, and how I'd love to see a new twist on that....
by ladymarella
July 5th, 2012, 9:23 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Family interference
Replies: 21
Views: 3698

Re: Family interference

I think I am pretty lucky. Mum is quite supportive, and knows I want to make a career out of it. She just wants to read the manuscript, which I won't let her do until I've finished it and given it at least one edit. Not quite family, but my friends are pretty supportive: my best friend since I was f...