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by cmrprindle
September 16th, 2010, 3:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: io9's Thursday Tales
Replies: 2
Views: 571

io9's Thursday Tales

Hey All...has anyone else heard of, or otherwise participated in, io9 's Thursday Tales ? Much as I love io9 for all things geek, I had never heard of this delightful flash fiction exercise (for longer stories they have a page called Saturday Short Stories ) until today when a post came up on my RSS...
by cmrprindle
May 10th, 2010, 10:31 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What do you "do"?
Replies: 41
Views: 5491

Re: What do you "do"?

miahayson wrote:Wow! You guys all have such cool jobs!
I agree. There's not a lot of cool in being an executive assistant except for the drama of trying to coordinate multiple schedules with multiple admins. I set up the cool stuff but don't actually participate in very much of it.
by cmrprindle
May 10th, 2010, 9:55 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?
Replies: 48
Views: 11009

Re: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?

I honestly have no idea how long it took me to come up with, what I thought would be, the first draft of a humungo work. (It has since become a series. I think. Hopefully.) I know it was at least three years for sure, because I did the bulk of the first draft as parts of NaNoWriMo. So at least four ...
by cmrprindle
February 7th, 2010, 6:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 133799

Re: What are you reading now?

Just started Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier. So far it's interesting, although I keep thinking I'm further along than I am...
by cmrprindle
February 7th, 2010, 6:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Can you read while you write?
Replies: 23
Views: 3838

Re: Can you read while you write?

I can't read while I write because I start thinking 'oh, crap. I'm not this good. What am I doing?' because I constantly question my ability (which I hear is okay since other writers do, too). Ditto... I third this one. Although, as others have said, I can read classics or books that are wildly out...
by cmrprindle
February 6th, 2010, 7:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Length of novel issues
Replies: 19
Views: 3026

Re: Length of novel issues

:D Thanks so much!
by cmrprindle
February 5th, 2010, 4:18 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Publishing a Series
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

Re: Publishing a Series

I don't know if it's helpful at all, but I'm planning to publish my series (y'know if that whole picked up by an editor then a publishing house thing actually happens) out of order. In thinking about the stories I ended up having to move books around, but they're still jumping around chronologically...
by cmrprindle
February 5th, 2010, 4:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Length of novel issues
Replies: 19
Views: 3026

Re: Length of novel issues

You should have seen my face when I realized the first thing I wrote -- which is now a later part of the series - is a mere 11k and change. No wonder I once blogged "I re-read my story and boy is it a quick read!" Ha, Self. Ha! Edit And after I wrote my previous post I immediately went searching the...
by cmrprindle
February 5th, 2010, 12:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Length of novel issues
Replies: 19
Views: 3026

Re: Length of novel issues

I'm actually having problems at both ends. The first story in my monster series (which started out as mere single novel with 4 parts) is far, far too short at about 31k. The next book is a much more comfortable 101k, but that's before editing. Before checking the former's word count, I considered mu...
by cmrprindle
January 28th, 2010, 6:34 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What writing disorder do you suffer from?
Replies: 49
Views: 10396

Re: What writing disorder do you suffer from?

matildamcc wrote:Anorexia. My novels are too too skinny.
I must agree. At least 2 in the series are way too skinny. So of course the others are bloated. Can I have both anorexia and obesity?