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by dios4vida
August 3rd, 2012, 2:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing From Loneliness
Replies: 17
Views: 6122

Re: Writing From Loneliness

I'm reading everyone's posts on this thread and thinking, "Gee, I'm such a fraud. A fake! I'm not REALLY a writer, I'm just pretending to be." It seems to me that beginning one's writing at a young age is a pre-requisite, and I don't have it. I think there is only one requisite to calling yourself ...
by dios4vida
August 3rd, 2012, 2:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Breaking up Large Chunks of Monologue
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Breaking up Large Chunks of Monologue

Hi all. So, I'm at a point in my WIP where one of my main characters is finally revealing the big secret of his past. He's telling his companion this story, but she doesn't have much to say so it's almost completely a monologue. The problem is, this story is easily pushing 1,000 words. That's a lot ...
by dios4vida
August 3rd, 2012, 11:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing From Loneliness
Replies: 17
Views: 6122

Re: Writing From Loneliness

(And having a reputation for being none too bright, especially when your older sister has an almost-genius level intelligence, sure did take a lot of pressure off me to overachieve.) I too was the underachiever in my family! My little brother got a college education and a family and a successful bu...
by dios4vida
August 3rd, 2012, 11:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 10510

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

Oh my gosh, spreadsheets for your writing? No. No no no no no. That would absolutely kill my creativity. It's bad enough my husband makes spreadsheets for our video games. If I had to do that for my books, I'd be stuck in writer's block forever. My version of keeping things on track is a giant white...
by dios4vida
August 3rd, 2012, 11:20 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing From Loneliness
Replies: 17
Views: 6122

Re: Writing From Loneliness

Brenda, I was so odd that my dad called me, "the Thumb." There were five in our family. But he also said to me, "your way of thinking is so different, I suspect it's going to make you a lot of money one day, or you're going to start a revolution or something." Anyway, I think it's helpful (if not e...
by dios4vida
August 2nd, 2012, 10:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing From Loneliness
Replies: 17
Views: 6122

Re: Writing From Loneliness

I'm a major introvert. Most people won't believe me when I say that, because when I'm around lots of people and I get nervous I talk. A lot. It makes me seem outgoing when in reality I'm just hoping I won't be forgotten or labeled the weird Space Cadet Kid in the corner (and yes, I was called that w...
by dios4vida
August 2nd, 2012, 11:18 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: When do you seek outside opinion?
Replies: 11
Views: 1577

Re: When do you seek outside opinion?

I write true sh*tty first drafts, so once I finish that I edit once, print it out, do a full red-line and hardcore edit, and then one more quick read-through for typos and continuity. Then it goes to my critique partner. Before that, no one reads it but me. If I have to appeal to my Plotmaster (husb...
by dios4vida
July 31st, 2012, 4:22 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: My new website is ready
Replies: 14
Views: 4218

Re: My new website is ready

Mira wrote:Just added your book to my 'wish list'.
You won't regret it!

And yeah, you know my opinion already, but I'm gonna say it up here in public anyways. I love the site! :D
by dios4vida
July 31st, 2012, 4:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: When writing isn't your full-time job.
Replies: 16
Views: 3008

Re: When writing isn't your full-time job.

Truly, it's not much easier when you don't work 40 hours a week. I don't have a day job, I'm home almost all the time, and I still have problems getting as much writing done as I want. Sometimes an excess of time can be just as detrimental as a lack of it. I think the trick is to make the most of th...
by dios4vida
July 30th, 2012, 2:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 17958

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

MattLarkin wrote:If it makes you feel better, Brenda, I just finished the first five chapters of one of your WIPs. So far so good. I like the magic a lot.
Thank you, Matt. You have no idea how much I needed to hear that today. :)
by dios4vida
July 30th, 2012, 12:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 17958

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

Man, guys, I am having the hardest month. It's fiscal end-of-year at my husband's job so he's working 65-70 hour weeks and coming home just long enough for me to throw some food at him and send him to bed. Since I don't work a day job it means a lot of long, lonely days at home. It's monsoon season ...
by dios4vida
July 27th, 2012, 12:31 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 82509

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

But when can we see more Urban Midgard? Look, a squirrel! 8-) I'm not interested unless it's Ratatosk . Oooh, well played, Matt!! Seriously, though, my brain is easily distracted at a chronic level, but to choose between Urban Midgard and a squirrel...I'd take the squirrel Midgard any day. :)
by dios4vida
July 26th, 2012, 2:12 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 82509

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Thought I'd pop in for a sec and do a self-pub update. The supersecret pen name is about nine months old with approximately 35,000 copies sold. My income per month hit five figures last month and is doubling this month. For my genre, I have 3 titles currently on the Amazon bestseller list. Write we...
by dios4vida
July 26th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What do you do when an idea takes over?
Replies: 9
Views: 3044

Re: What do you do when an idea takes over?

I stick with my current project. I'll devote a morning (since usually my lightning-strike-oh-my-gosh-this-is-amazing moments are in the early morning) to write out everything that's in my brain on this Shiny New Idea. Then I save the file, write up a sentence or two on my Shiny New Idea board, and g...
by dios4vida
July 24th, 2012, 11:23 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Moments of Writing Genius
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Re: Moments of Writing Genius

I do love that opening. When Leonard Nimoy did it at the end of the new Star Trek movie I got all goosebumpy, too. I don't have any specific moments like that off the top of my head, but I've been reading The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay and oh my gosh, that man has the most impacting, lyrical wri...