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by Kreann
August 3rd, 2011, 11:15 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Distractions
Replies: 12
Views: 3934

Re: Distractions

I really enjoyed (and rather appreciated) today's blog post too. And I agree with you as well - sometimes it's a good distraction that helps to clear my mind and/or the roadblock my writing has encountered. I have to admit, though, that sometimes I get so determined NOT to allow myself to get distra...
by Kreann
July 18th, 2011, 11:30 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: REDEEMING GRACE, take 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Query: REDEEMING GRACE, 3rd draft

Alright, everyone, I've tried to make the most of your comments. Give this a spin and tell me if I'm still headed in the right direction...Thanks! Dear (Agent), How do you get answers out of your best friend when she’s in a coma? Simple – open her diary. Jessica and her roommate, Grace, were the be...
by Kreann
July 18th, 2011, 9:57 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Have query letters changed?
Replies: 4
Views: 1781

Re: Have query letters changed?

Markimedes, I'm very curious to see the responses on this too. I have been admittedly "lurking", trying to absorb the advice of this forum for several months now. I haven't posted much, because I'm trying to learn before I attempt to start doling out any advice of my own. But I did the same as you: ...
by Kreann
July 10th, 2011, 3:34 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: REDEEMING GRACE, take 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Re: Query: REDEEMING GRACE, take 2

Ok, thanks again everyone. And you're right, enewmeyer, this is tough! (And thanks, I love the title, too, and hope it will stick.) I've tried to make it a bit more concise - tell me if I'm closer to the mark now. I hate chopping off my credentials (what little I have), but if you all think that's ...
by Kreann
July 9th, 2011, 3:10 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query: REDEEMING GRACE
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Re: New Query: REDEEMING GRACE

Sorry, I may have done this wrong, but I posted a second attempt as a new topic instead of attaching onto here. :shock:
But I would appreciate your comments on my second attempt!
by Kreann
July 9th, 2011, 3:06 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: REDEEMING GRACE, take 2
Replies: 9
Views: 2173

Query: REDEEMING GRACE, take 2

Thanks again, everyone for your reads/responses to my first attempt. It was so interesting to see how you all interpreted the characters and responded to my first query. I am working to trim down the story some more (though much more and I may risk losing the heart of the story), so the word count ...
by Kreann
July 5th, 2011, 7:00 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query: REDEEMING GRACE
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Re: New Query: REDEEMING GRACE

Wow, thanks everyone! It's been interesting to see how you've responded, and interpreted the book before reading it (the others I had look at it had already read the book, and gave me completely different input). I think that's the key. I'm back to work, revising the book again (trimming, always tri...
by Kreann
June 29th, 2011, 9:57 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New Query: REDEEMING GRACE
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

New Query: REDEEMING GRACE

Hello, everyone. I've been watching and absorbing everyone's great feedback on the other queries. Now my time to start sending one out is drawing near. I'd appreciate your feedback! Dear (Agent), Jessica Hartley and Grace Sullivan are roommates and best friends. Life for both is at an all-time high ...
by Kreann
April 19th, 2011, 9:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Defining a book's genre
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: Defining a book's genre

Makes sense, thanks!
by Kreann
April 19th, 2011, 9:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Why I Don't Tell People I Write
Replies: 27
Views: 4021

Re: Why I Don't Tell People I Write

I know I'm new to the scene, but it seems like not telling people that you write is counter-intuitive to what I've been reading that authors should be doing, which is putting yourself out there. If you've written a piece/multiple pieces that you are proud of, and that you loved creating, then does t...
by Kreann
April 16th, 2011, 4:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Defining a book's genre
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Re: Defining a book's genre

Thanks, everyone, I appreciate the input!
by Kreann
April 15th, 2011, 8:45 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Defining a book's genre
Replies: 8
Views: 1275

Defining a book's genre

Hello! I am in the process of editing my first fiction novel. (And from my last post on word count, I have a LOT of chopping to do!) As I go, I have also been reading up on what comes next on my path towards getting published. I am currently reading Jeff Herman's awesome book ("Jeff Herman's Guide t...
by Kreann
April 9th, 2011, 12:38 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pen names
Replies: 23
Views: 3095

Re: Pen names

Thanks, everyone, for the great input. I'd been debating what to do as well, and right now am leaning towards the first initial, full last name option. I was hoping for a little separation from work/family life and public life. I did come up with some cool-sounding ones, using a mix of all sorts of ...
by Kreann
April 8th, 2011, 7:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Word Count?
Replies: 24
Views: 5907

Re: Word Count?

Thanks, Falls Apart, I appreciate the welcome and the advice. Not writing YA, more like chic lit/suspense/a little romance...heck, it's kinda got it all. But started writing last fall and am consumed by it! As I go, I keep coming up w/ more plot lines to explore down the road. But for now, sounds li...
by Kreann
April 8th, 2011, 1:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Word Count?
Replies: 24
Views: 5907

Re: Word Count?

Hi everyone, new to the blog, writing my first fiction novel. I'm reading your post about trying to meet word counts, but I actually have the opposite problem. I'm way over. I fell in love with my story, and kept throwing in twists and turns to keep the audience guessing. I just finished my first dr...