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by dios4vida
July 24th, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 17926

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

Wow, Hillsy, you made my brain hurt!! If I hadn't been married to an accountant for six years and learned to half understand stuff like that you'd have lost me a waaaaaaaaaaaaay long time ago. Even so, you still lost me. And "number fun"? I thought that was an oxymoron. ;) Of course, this is the gal...
by dios4vida
July 23rd, 2012, 12:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 17926

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

Having this extra responsibility has pushed my writing to a back burner, and well, it's depressing. I feel so disconnected from my writing that I hardly know what my muse looks like anymore (there is another thread on here about if your muse was a person). I have been doing a little bit of editing ...
by dios4vida
July 21st, 2012, 7:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 17926

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

Graeme: I have a writer friend who plans to open a coffee-shop-library in the next 3-4 years. Kind of like Chapters, but French and smaller (I'm from Quebec City, and there is no Chapters here) Of course all my local writer friends plan to invade the place all year long. ^^ If we had something like...
by dios4vida
July 21st, 2012, 3:21 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Why I'm On This Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 2764

Re: Why I'm On This Forum

We're happy to have you no matter what, John. :)
by dios4vida
July 21st, 2012, 10:55 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Are Publishers Going Too Far?
Replies: 16
Views: 6598

Re: Are Publishers Going Too Far?

I do find it interesting that the four "this is wrong" POVs so far all write some kind of historical fiction or historical-inspired fantasy (at least, from what I've gathered). The rest of us, as far as I know, are YA/sci-fi/fantasy folks. Perhaps having a passion for the period, and not necessarily...
by dios4vida
July 21st, 2012, 10:50 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: At the can't-look-at-my-book phase
Replies: 9
Views: 1540

Re: At the can't-look-at-my-book phase

Ho boy. All the time. :) It's actually very common. We all go from "oh my gosh I love this WIP I can't think of anything else" to "if you make me look at this one more time I will put my harddrive in the microwave" and back. It's normal. My advice goes along with Mark's. If you really just can't sta...
by dios4vida
July 20th, 2012, 4:16 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Are Publishers Going Too Far?
Replies: 16
Views: 6598

Re: Are Publishers Going Too Far?

I agree, in theory, with most everything that's been said, especially Sommer's ever-so insightful comments. There's definitely a market for those kind of books, and I do think a lot of classics would be much more erotic if the era would have allowed them to be written so. However, my opinion of thes...
by dios4vida
July 20th, 2012, 12:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: If writing was a person....
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Re: If writing was a person....

I have thought and thought about this question but never been able to come up with a real answer. I think the frenemies would totally apply to me - I hated Writing during my last WIP but I love Writing now that I'm in my current WIP. Writing drives me nuts sometimes but I couldn't live without it. N...
by dios4vida
July 19th, 2012, 2:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I'm High Right Now (because they like my book)
Replies: 6
Views: 1190

Re: I'm High Right Now (because they like my book)

I think this is the best time to write!! When you're passionate and excited about what you're writing, it flows better and the words shine. Incidentally, I know how you feel! I've submitted the first 8K of my WIP to my critique circle over the past few weeks and the feedback I'm getting is amazingly...
by dios4vida
July 19th, 2012, 2:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 3665

Re: Tears

I tend not to cry at sad parts. I tend to cry at happy parts or hopeful parts or the parts where the protagonist finds his or her strength. I also cry when I write such scenes of hope and faith in the face of insurmountable odds. I do this also. When it's sad, I cry. When it's happy, I cry. At thos...
by dios4vida
July 18th, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 3665

Re: Tears

cheekychook wrote:Having people tell me they laughed and cried while reading my books makes me happier than pretty much any other compliment. When they tell me I've made them do both within a few pages or at the same time, I'm ecstatic.
^^ My dream. Right there. Couldn't have said it better myself. :)
by dios4vida
July 18th, 2012, 11:15 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 17926

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

My July has been rather unproductive, but since I finished the latest draft of my WIP and sent it off for critique I'm okay with that. A week or two without deadlines or stress to writewritefinishwrite have been sooooooo nice. I'm gonna start getting back into the swing of writing this week, next at...
by dios4vida
July 17th, 2012, 7:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Weird Writing Habits
Replies: 31
Views: 5534

Re: Weird Writing Habits

Claudie wrote:Then again, perhaps we're all weird. (wait. No perhaps. We ARE all weird)
Absolutely. No question - we are all very, very weird. (And I like us like that.) :)
by dios4vida
July 17th, 2012, 5:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 3665

Re: Tears

Claudie wrote:I've always meant to go back and pick them up, but you know how those things go with TBR piles.
Yup. So understand. But so you know, they are worth it. :)
Claudie wrote:And for the record, I live in Ursal, the capital. :)
I would totally try to change my address to Ursal, Corona if I lived there. :D
by dios4vida
July 16th, 2012, 3:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 3665

Re: Tears

Okay, The Book Thief and The Fault in Our Stars are both on my TBR list but y'all are really making me scared to read them!! I'm gonna cry?? Really? I hate to cry! And Brenda, I was just wondering the other day if you'd read those! They're my favourites from Salvatore, although I don't think I've re...