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by Collectonian
March 24th, 2013, 5:44 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Google Reader – Going, going – GONE!
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Re: Google Reader – Going, going – GONE!

It sucks so much that Google is shutting it down. I've yet to see any alternative that worked as nicely as Google Reader + iGoogle (which is also going). Think I may just build my own, bleh
by Collectonian
January 22nd, 2013, 2:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 2013 Writing Goals
Replies: 9
Views: 3041

Re: 2013 Writing Goals

[redacted...changing plans :-) ]
by Collectonian
January 22nd, 2013, 2:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you have to listen to /everything/ a beta says?
Replies: 13
Views: 3118

Re: Do you have to listen to /everything/ a beta says?

I think everyone already gave a lot of great advice, so I'll just add that if you are looking for critiques, maybe sign up with Critique Circle and Scribophile. I've gotten great feedback for stuff on both sites. I like Scribophile's format better (and you can do more as a free member + they allow p...
by Collectonian
January 14th, 2013, 12:02 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2689
Views: 247461

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

One that might of more interest to writerly folks on my "tech" blog: Dragon NaturallySpeaking vs Windows 7 Speech Recognition
by Collectonian
January 4th, 2013, 2:13 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: How do you like to use Goodreads?
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Re: How do you like to use Goodreads?

I've tried Goodreads twice and both times I gave up on it after a day. It just didn't work for me for how I like to work with my books/reading and I absolutely hated trying to deal with how they handle serial works like manga and light novel series. Trying to import my entire collection of over 1000...
by Collectonian
January 4th, 2013, 2:08 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: What's your best social media site?
Replies: 14
Views: 8041

Re: What's your best social media site?

Did you mean social networking? If so, for me it's: 1. Facebook - open almost all the time when I'm online 2. LiveJournal - read daily, post weekly or more often 3. YouTube - regularly watch, less often sharing 4. Flickr - image uploading/sharing 5. LinkedIn - business, maybe post or visit 1-2 times...
by Collectonian
January 4th, 2013, 1:56 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Why do you want to be published or why do you write?
Replies: 14
Views: 5637

Re: Why do you want to be published or why do you write?

For me, I write because I have stories in me that drive me half mad unless I tell them in some fashion. It's been like that since middle school - all these stories and characters jumping up, introducing themselves, and 'showing" me their stories that I try to translate to some written form. (at Aman...
by Collectonian
November 26th, 2012, 4:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 7405

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

The end of NaNo 2012 nears...how is everyone doing?

I'm currently at 38,795, so a little behind, but we have two write-ins to go and I feel pretty confident I'll make it to 50k. Though I've also come to realize that at 50k I'll only be just starting the second half of my novel @_@
by Collectonian
November 9th, 2012, 7:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 7405

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Currently 2600 words behind or so, and unlikely to write much else tonight. Not terribly worried though. I usually catch up during the 6 hr Sunday write ins :-)
by Collectonian
November 5th, 2012, 12:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 7405

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

I started today way behind (1,838 words), but Sunday's we have six hour write ins, so now I'm back on track and at 7,353 words :-)
by Collectonian
November 1st, 2012, 11:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 7405

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

First write in was awesome, 17 people showed plus 2-3 online. Like twice as many as last year :-)

I'm ridiculously exhausted, but happy. And managed to get 1670 words in myself.
by Collectonian
October 31st, 2012, 4:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 7405

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Our kick off party is from 8-10:30pm, but I know several of my folks are planning to stick around to midnight to get in their first words :-) I have work at 7 am, so I'm going to leave before midnight, but will probably do my first few words after midnight before going to bed LOL
by Collectonian
October 30th, 2012, 2:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 7405

Re: Official NaNoWriMo 2012 Thread

Project : A Novel Word Count Goal : 50,000 - but get bonus points if I actually finish the whole thing I don't twit (tweet?) :) I'm a semi-rebel this year - this was my first (and second) NaNo project - got 24k words across two years, and never finished it. It's my only total NaNo failure (I had on...
by Collectonian
October 21st, 2012, 10:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 5857

Re: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep

Agreed....as I put in my intro to NaNo doc - you only "fail" if you don't try at all. Even if you don't make it to 50k, if you give it your best and you end up with something, that is still more than you started with :-)
by Collectonian
October 17th, 2012, 9:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 5857

Re: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep

Oh yeah, I'm in and still MLing as well :-) This year I'll be a rebel ML as I'm turning my attention back to the first novel I worked on my first two NaNo's, and my only total NaNo failure! I've also had the story in mind a long long time, so I really want to get it told :-) For prep, I've reviewing...