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by Ishta
November 10th, 2010, 11:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo Daily Cookies: 30 days of support & encouragement
Replies: 65
Views: 20903

Re: NaNoWriMo Daily Cookies: 30 days of support & encouragement

Sommer, these are fabulous. You are awesome for posting these - the videos and cartoons are KILLING me! THANK YOU!
by Ishta
October 9th, 2010, 1:16 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Pulping fiction: Franzen's London nightmare
Replies: 5
Views: 2720

Re: Pulping fiction: Franzen's London nightmare

I enjoyed this post - thank you! Great analysis of the ramifications of a snafu like this being discovered so publicly. You also make a good point that books should be "fixed" from one edition to the next. I know an author who discovered a typo in the hardcover of his book, and the publisher wouldn'...
by Ishta
October 8th, 2010, 11:15 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Guest Post: Do It Now
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Guest Post: Do It Now

Ha! Rick, I'm a procrastinator at heart, too. In fact, I'm putting off doing the laundry right now. That's why I wrote this post - it's as much a reminder for me as for anyone else.
by Ishta
October 8th, 2010, 10:56 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Reading the Waves
Replies: 5
Views: 1112

Re: Reading the Waves

Nice, Rick! This is a great metaphor - and I think it's better without the explanation. It's lovely.
by Ishta
October 8th, 2010, 10:38 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to get through a writer’s workshop without throwing up
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Re: How to get through a writer’s workshop without throwing up

"But commentary on a half-assed draft won’t be as construcive as commentary on a draft you feel proud of."

Truer words were never spoken.
by Ishta
October 8th, 2010, 10:33 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: When you discover your agent's just not that into you...
Replies: 9
Views: 2365

Re: When you discover your agent's just not that into you...

Brodi, thank you so much for posting this. As someone who is searching for an agent at the moment, I can understand your hesitation to jump back into the query pool. It's so good to hear that if the passion is gone, it really is best to move on to another "relationship." And congratulations on your ...
by Ishta
October 8th, 2010, 10:21 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Guest Blog--The Last Writing Tips You'll Ever Need
Replies: 14
Views: 2833

Re: Guest Blog--The Last Writing Tips You'll Ever Need

HAHAHAHAHA!

This. Is. HILARIOUS!

LOVE number 5!
by Ishta
October 8th, 2010, 10:19 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Professionalism (It's not what you think it is)
Replies: 6
Views: 1524

Re: Professionalism (It's not what you think it is)

Hannah, this is awesome. Which is to be expected, because it's coming from you. :-)
by Ishta
October 8th, 2010, 2:23 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Guest Post: Do It Now
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Guest Post: Do It Now

:-) I'm glad you liked it, Mira.
by Ishta
October 6th, 2010, 12:35 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Guest Post: Do It Now
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Guest Post: Do It Now

My husband and I tried our hand at pursuing a business venture about a decade back. Without going into the painful details, I'll just say that we sucked and leave it at that. But despite our major suckage at trying to manage people and make money, we actually learned something! And it's something th...
by Ishta
September 14th, 2010, 9:36 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Social Networking - does it really work?
Replies: 53
Views: 16992

Re: Social Networking - does it really work?

I JUST blogged about this this morning! Out of curiosity, I checked out the current NYT Bestseller list for MG and YA novels, and I looked up the blogs and websites of the authors of the top ten books on the list and went through their archives to see how long they had been blogging, tweeting, etc. ...
by Ishta
September 8th, 2010, 9:38 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: JACOB WONDERBAR - the cover!!
Replies: 28
Views: 3993

Re: JACOB WONDERBAR - the cover!!

NATHAN! I love the cover. The fist-pump that Jacob Wonderbar is doing is a fabulous touch! It looks great! You must be so thrilled. I can't wait to actually hold it!
by Ishta
September 8th, 2010, 9:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF
Replies: 27
Views: 6314

Re: LABOR DAY WEEKEND WRITE-OFF

Well, I didn't get much time to write at ALL. Hubby came home with a ton of work to do, so I basically had the kids all weekend. Boo! But, I did manage to write and scrap and rewrite the first third of my chapter book a couple of times, and re-do the outline for it. So, all things considered, I did ...
by Ishta
August 31st, 2010, 11:45 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: A forum game: three word story
Replies: 83
Views: 11281

Re: A forum game: three word story

Once upon a horse Sonja feared the darkness across the river might be too deep. Sighing, she turned and found a block of cheese made of Venusian so she picked up a sword to pierce into the looming thicket. "No!" said the block of cheese! "Don't go there!" But the cheese did not know how to talk let ...
by Ishta
August 27th, 2010, 7:37 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Reading Room - New Book Social Networking Site
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Re: The Reading Room - New Book Social Networking Site

I use Goodreads, but that's mostly because I was pointed to it early in the game and I don't like switching around a lot. And I don't have time to maintain/visit more than one on a regular basis.