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by Terry Towery
November 10th, 2010, 8:26 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Excerpt of The Devil You Don't Know
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Excerpt of The Devil You Don't Know

Here's the first couple of chapers of my first book (completed and in the querying stage). Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Terry 11:35 p.m. Friday The explosion came from just outside the bedroom window. Michael Reed opened his eyes, gasping for air. He was in his bed, his wife sleeping p...
by Terry Towery
May 23rd, 2010, 9:03 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Revised query for DEVIL
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Revised query for DEVIL

Hey guys, I submitted this a few months ago, and got some great feedback. I've reworked it and thought I would post it here to see if anyone has any additional comments, etc. Thanks. You guys are the best. Terry Dear [agent], Newspaper editor Michael Reed takes a frantic call from a former nun, begg...
by Terry Towery
April 15th, 2010, 9:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are your pet peeves about your own writing?
Replies: 27
Views: 3457

Re: What are your pet peeves about your own writing?

wildheart- I have a similar problem. I edited in over 20k words in the my first draft (57k to 84k) and I imagine it will get longer as I go through and focus on adding descriptions. Plenty of time to edit and add more stuff. Thanks for that. It's nice to know I am not the only one that feels this w...
by Terry Towery
April 14th, 2010, 7:50 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New query for The Devil You Don't Know
Replies: 16
Views: 2056

Re: New query for The Devil You Don't Know

Well, I hate to butt in here, but I appreciate any help I can get.

I took no offense, Brian, and I'm sure Christi meant none. Both of you were helpful to me, so there. Everyone is happy.
by Terry Towery
April 11th, 2010, 8:53 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New query for The Devil You Don't Know
Replies: 16
Views: 2056

Re: New query for The Devil You Don't Know

Thanks for the great feedback! I appreciate it.

And Christi, you know I wuv you. :)
by Terry Towery
April 8th, 2010, 9:04 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New query for The Devil You Don't Know
Replies: 16
Views: 2056

Re: New query for The Devil You Don't Know

Thanks for the feedback, you guys! I really appreciate it. Brian, I think you hit the nail on the head. There's so much going on in the book that it has proven very, very difficult for me to boil it down into a simple hook. The more I try, the more convoluted it becomes. I just finished a massive re...
by Terry Towery
April 8th, 2010, 5:56 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: New query for The Devil You Don't Know
Replies: 16
Views: 2056

New query for The Devil You Don't Know

I posted an earlier version of this a couple of months ago and got some excellent feedback from you guys. I re-worked it and thought I would post a rough draft of the new version. I'm not wedded to it, and I certainly welcome your input and criticism. Thanks guys. Terry Dear [AGENT], When Michael Re...
by Terry Towery
March 2nd, 2010, 2:52 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: POLL: Where do you buy your books?
Replies: 21
Views: 2797

Re: POLL: Where do you buy your books?

Generally, either Borders or Barnes & Nobles. Sometimes, from an airport giftshop or bookstore. I've never purchased a book online, although I'm not opposed to it.
by Terry Towery
February 12th, 2010, 10:56 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: 'Fess Up
Replies: 14
Views: 2009

Re: 'Fess Up

Honestly? Not as much as I should have. I'm doing final revisions and it's driving me insane. I would so rather be working on my wip, but I HAVE to get the first baby finished and out the door.

So in total, about 12 hours at the computer this week. I hate real life, sometimes.
by Terry Towery
February 12th, 2010, 9:53 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Getting Ahead of Yourself
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: Getting Ahead of Yourself

I am terrified of doing anything that might piss off the literary gods, whoever or whatever they might be. So as I fondle my manuscript to death with wave after wave of revisions under the guise of "polishing," I find myself sitting around and thinking of the poorhouse and how I'm going to have my k...
by Terry Towery
February 12th, 2010, 9:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 33730

Re: Share your opening sentence!

First sentence frm my wip:

The boy plopped his backpack onto the floor just outside the stall closest to the window and deftly slipped the Heckler-Koch G36 mini assault rifle from its hiding place between his American History book and a pair of balled-up sweatpants.
by Terry Towery
February 8th, 2010, 9:25 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Midwestern blizzard (Monday, Feb. 8)
Replies: 2
Views: 530

Midwestern blizzard (Monday, Feb. 8)

Because, you know, we deserve some attention, too.

And because my driveway is already impassable, and we have 24 hours of snow to go!

Snowpocalypse II for sure.
by Terry Towery
February 4th, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Time Suckers
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Time Suckers

Here's my top time suckers, in order:

Family
Music on YouTube (I cannot stop myself from watching/listening)
Facebook
Twitter
Reading fave blogs
Writing my own blog
This forum
Video games (although not as much these days; not sure why)
by Terry Towery
January 28th, 2010, 12:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 7680

Re: What are you writing now?

My completed project, which I'm revising in hopes of querying soon, is character-driven, mainstream fiction with literary underpinnings. Oh, with lots of plot. And swear words. So there.
by Terry Towery
January 13th, 2010, 5:25 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW query
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Re: THE DEVIL YOU DON'T KNOW query

Well, after a bit more polishing, I've sent my query off to an agent! Yikes. And no, not Nathan. Not sure if I'm ready for that yet.

The wait begins.