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by taylormillgirl
August 30th, 2011, 7:27 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: So, this whole waiting thing is the WORST, right?
Replies: 12
Views: 3918

Re: So, this whole waiting thing is the WORST, right?

Preach it, sister. Waiting while on sub is godawful, too. It's hard working on new material when you're checking your inbox every five minutes, isn't it?

Good luck to you!
by taylormillgirl
August 1st, 2011, 2:35 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 88394

Re: Rejection Stats

Woohoo, airball and cheecky! :D Congrats to you both!
by taylormillgirl
July 21st, 2011, 9:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tense
Replies: 19
Views: 2036

Re: Tense

I don't like writing, nor do I like reading, in present tense. I'm a third person past tense kinda gal. This probably won't do me any favors when my YA goes on sub...the trend has been first person present in YA for a while now. :(
by taylormillgirl
July 21st, 2011, 7:13 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing rituals
Replies: 16
Views: 1899

Re: Writing rituals

The internet is my crutch. Whenever I hit the tiniest stumbling block in my ms, I click that little blue e and go online. God only knows how many thousands of hours I've wasted checking my empty inbox or lurking on forums. If you're like me, I have one word for you: Freedom. It's a software program ...
by taylormillgirl
July 20th, 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 10626

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

Holy sh*t, I'd thought this was a manuscript issue, so I'd never clicked on this thread before! I'm sorry to hear about this. You'll be in my thoughts and prayers.
by taylormillgirl
July 20th, 2011, 12:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is there a synonym for f**k?
Replies: 11
Views: 1744

Re: Is there a synonym for f**k?

My advice is to cut your grandfather out of the equation and ask yourself WWMCD? (What Would Main Character Do?) If your narrator is an f-bomb lover, then bombs away, baby! My mom HATES the big GD, and she'd asked me to remove it from one of my stories. But in my romance, the hero loves to say godda...
by taylormillgirl
July 20th, 2011, 11:39 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The waiting game; or, the impatient muse
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: The waiting game; or, the impatient muse

Whenever I finish a new draft or a round of revisions, I get all antsy and eager to jump right into something else, but I force myself to take a week or two off and read, recharge, interact with those forgotten family members, etc.
by taylormillgirl
July 20th, 2011, 7:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can I share some good news with you?
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Can I share some good news with you?

oldhousejunkie wrote:How thrilling! Congratulations--that is so fantastic!
Thanks; I'm still pinching myself!

Good luck with your queries, and I'm sorry to hear about your kitty. :cry:
by taylormillgirl
July 19th, 2011, 6:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Here we go again--planners plus pantsers=?
Replies: 56
Views: 5472

Re: Here we go again--planners plus pantsers=?

Cool! While Margo's away the pantsers will play. I'm a cross between pantser and planner. I like to know where I'm going before I start, but I like to discover many of the details along the way. Plus I think I'd go nuts if I had to figure out all the nuts and bolts ahead of starting any actual pros...
by taylormillgirl
July 18th, 2011, 7:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can I share some good news with you?
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Can I share some good news with you?

You guys are great! Quill, that's sweet of you to say, but I'm not particularly proud of my webpage; (I made it myself, and I think it shows). I'd told my husband I'd hire a web designer if I made a sale, and that's what I'm in the process of doing. :D
by taylormillgirl
July 18th, 2011, 2:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can I share some good news with you?
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Can I share some good news with you?

Thanks, everyone!

Brenda, your last line made me giggle. Don, good luck to you!
by taylormillgirl
July 18th, 2011, 10:41 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can I share some good news with you?
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Re: Can I share some good news with you?

Thanks so much, ladies! I'd love to keep sharing the journey here. :)
by taylormillgirl
July 18th, 2011, 8:38 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can I share some good news with you?
Replies: 15
Views: 1837

Can I share some good news with you?

My agent (Nicole Resciniti) sold my contemporary romance in a three book deal to Sourcebooks. I've been on these boards (sporadically) during the whole journey. In fact, the advice I received here in October helped save my manuscript from a sad, slow death! (Here's the old thread: http://forums.nath...
by taylormillgirl
June 20th, 2011, 6:18 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 275167

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Wow, you weekend bloggers are hardcore! Kudos. I can barely keep up with my once-a-week blogging schedule.

Come tell me your greatest writing-related challenge and how you overcome it: http://www.macybeckett.blogspot.com/
by taylormillgirl
June 14th, 2011, 8:30 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Putting together a marketing plan? Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 2068

Re: Putting together a marketing plan? Help!

BTW, did you actually ASK your agent for advice? She sounds friendly enough in an interview I found and speaks of talking with some of her clients every day! Yes, Shea. And she provided some great ideas, then reviewed my plan and offered a couple more suggestions. It's been about a month since then...