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by jrector
April 27th, 2010, 5:51 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Submission Stories
Replies: 9
Views: 1611

Re: Submission Stories

How long was your wait? How did you handle the wait!? What was it like when you found out? My agent submitted my second novel (the first one hadn't sold at that point) in October of 2008, and I received an offer in June of 2009. I probably would've handled the wait better except the company I worke...
by jrector
January 29th, 2010, 5:49 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The iPad
Replies: 32
Views: 10136

Re: The iPad

I've always had a strict rule of not buying first generation Apple products, but I'm breaking that rule this time and counting down the days until I can buy one. I'm thrilled with the idea of having a real tablet computer that I can carry around my house and use for email and surfing without the has...
by jrector
December 18th, 2009, 6:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is doubt part of the process?
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: Is doubt part of the process?

Maybe you are talented :)
Actually, I'm a liar.

Doubt and struggle are constant.
by jrector
December 18th, 2009, 3:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is doubt part of the process?
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: Is doubt part of the process?

I never doubt a word of what I write. I sit down every single day and knock out somewhere around 2000 words, and I love every one of them. My plots always make sense, the characters sparkle to life, and the prose on the page mirrors exactly what I have in my head. The books just flow out of me one a...
by jrector
December 18th, 2009, 2:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is there a such thing as too much dialogue
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

Re: Is there a such thing as too much dialogue

There is if it's bad dialog, otherwise, knock yourself out. Gregory Mcdonald's 'Fletch' novels are 99% dialog, and they're great books. As far as dialog attribution goes, if you're clear about who's talking you don't need it at all. Cormac McCarthy, for example. Do whatever you want, as long as it w...
by jrector
December 17th, 2009, 11:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Define Fiction for me ;)
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Re: Define Fiction for me ;)

How do you define fiction?
Fiction is truth wrapped in a lie.
by jrector
December 17th, 2009, 5:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you ever feel you're getting worse?
Replies: 13
Views: 2685

Re: Do you ever feel you're getting worse?

How do you beat the crazies? I don't think you can. Everything I write seems terrible while I'm writing it, then once I finish and move on to something else, I find myself wishing my current project was as good as what I was writing before. It's a never ending cycle, and one you (or at least I) can...
by jrector
December 17th, 2009, 5:15 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?
Replies: 45
Views: 11511

Re: So...Star Wars or Star Trek?

Definitely Star Trek.