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by Sanderling
November 9th, 2012, 12:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?
Replies: 11
Views: 3536

Re: What's the Best and Worst Feedback You've Ever Gotten?

The best feedback I've ever gotten is the kind that gave me something to work with afterwards. Not a specific thing anyone has said. I think Claudie stands out in my mind because she gave me all this great stuff about what was wrong or right so that I could make the wrong stuff like the right stuff...
by Sanderling
October 26th, 2012, 5:30 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What T.V. shows are you watching?
Replies: 27
Views: 16486

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

And holy cow I am so in love with Arrow!!! I'm surprised at how well they've adapted the comic book. Yes! Arrow love! I was vaguely aware it was based off a comic book, but it sure doesn't feel like a comic book adaptation, not the way some superhero movies sometimes do. I'm a little surprised it's...
by Sanderling
October 26th, 2012, 1:29 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What T.V. shows are you watching?
Replies: 27
Views: 16486

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

Kinda interesting to read everyone else's lists. I've heard of most of those shows but don't watch any, really. I'm so not a tv watcher. Most of the year I'll watch approximately zero hours of tv a week. But somehow I got sucked in to five shows this fall: The Amazing Race (I've been a longtime watc...
by Sanderling
October 18th, 2012, 9:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: At what point do you file away a MS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: At what point do you file away a MS?

I think most people who've been writing long enough have at least one or two stories that get trunked/drawered/shelved/filed away. I think the point at which that decision is made probably differs for different people and different circumstances and even different manuscripts. I've got three drawere...
by Sanderling
October 16th, 2012, 10:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER
Replies: 28
Views: 5730

Re: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER

Readers would probably start to question my commitment to quality if I was releasing a novel-length title every month. Really, with novels, I'd say you'd want to think hard before releasing more than 6 a year, unless you're making it clear you're releasing your backlist all at once. Six novels a ye...
by Sanderling
October 15th, 2012, 9:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep
Replies: 21
Views: 7936

Re: NaNoWriMo 2012 - Prep

I was originally going to do NaNo, but I'm already partway into a WIP I want to stick with. I'll probably be halfway done by then, but I may do NaNo in spirit if not by rule and make it my goal to have the draft done by the end of the month. I have 75% of my outline done, but I'm STUCK trying to fig...
by Sanderling
October 15th, 2012, 9:44 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER
Replies: 28
Views: 5730

Re: The Coffee Shop - OCTOBER

My first year self-publishing under my pen name is almost over. Last year: 400,000 words roughly 60,000 copies sold (I lost some data when my thumbdrive broke and don't have time to go through my records right now) ummm...more than twice the average family income for my area. Let's put it that way....
by Sanderling
October 15th, 2012, 9:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The art of the one sentence synopsis
Replies: 20
Views: 3758

Re: The art of the one sentence synopsis

I actually don't mind writing short pitches or synopses like these, but I do feel that my result ends up being more interesting to me than it probably is to someone who hasn't read the story, because I can subconsciously fill in the gaps in the pitch. I almost feel like I need a critique partner who...
by Sanderling
September 9th, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The hardest part of the novel
Replies: 26
Views: 6259

Re: The hardest part of the novel

Shipple - I love the action scenes! Those are my favourites to write; I'm always looking ahead to the next one coming up, and I love every moment of writing them because I get so into the scene. It sounds like you've got the opposite problem from me - I always feel uncertain about the pacing of my s...
by Sanderling
September 9th, 2012, 11:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: That's and Was's
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: That's and Was's

I'll be honest and admit I don't actually edit for these things usually, even though I know I should. (Hangs head; bad writer.) I'm pretty good about 'just' as I'm writing; the instances I use it are generally ones where I feel it's necessary. Same with 'was'. I do use 'that' (in its usage parallel ...
by Sanderling
September 7th, 2012, 8:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 5055

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Well, the cardiologist said my heart is perfect and healthy and beautiful. ("Well of course!" I told him. "I'm awesome.") Of course that means we're back to the drawing board. CT Scan next week. This is going to be a very long weekend. So glad the test was positive, Sommer! Not so fun about the ext...
by Sanderling
September 7th, 2012, 2:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The hardest part of the novel
Replies: 26
Views: 6259

Re: The hardest part of the novel

I know exactly what you mean, Sommer! Also, the slower chapters that lead up to the action-filled chapter. And, well, slower chapters in general. I'm always convinced they're totally boring. Thank goodness for beta readers.
by Sanderling
September 7th, 2012, 1:58 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 5055

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan - September 11 The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater - September 18 The Diviners by Libba Bray - September 18 What's Left of Me: The Hybrid Chronicles, Book One by Kat Zhang - September 18 The Crown of Embers (Girl of Fire and Thorns) by Rae Carson - Sep...
by Sanderling
September 7th, 2012, 12:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 5055

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Sommer Leigh wrote:For those of you who read YA - have you noticed how many amazing books are scheduled to come out on or very close to September 18th?
The only one I'm aware of is Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys. What else is coming out then?
by Sanderling
September 7th, 2012, 12:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The hardest part of the novel
Replies: 26
Views: 6259

Re: The hardest part of the novel

Bcomet - A lot of people seem to struggle with the run up to and through the climax. I've always loved that part best because it's so emotional and action-packed. Usually I have to clear my schedule before I sit down to write it 'cause I know I won't be getting anything else done once I start. Krist...