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by Sommer Leigh
September 7th, 2012, 3:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 4832

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Well, the cardiologist said my heart is perfect and healthy and beautiful. ("Well of course!" I told him. "I'm awesome.")

Of course that means we're back to the drawing board. CT Scan next week. This is going to be a very long weekend.
by Sommer Leigh
September 7th, 2012, 1:25 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The hardest part of the novel
Replies: 26
Views: 5931

Re: The hardest part of the novel

OH. You know those chapters that come after something big happens and those chapters are usually a little slower in terms of action and twists and usually have to do with dealing with whatever happened in the OMG chapter? I have a hard time writing those chapters. I always second guess myself on the...
by Sommer Leigh
September 7th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 4832

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

For those of you who read YA - have you noticed how many amazing books are scheduled to come out on or very close to September 18th? The only one I'm aware of is Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys. What else is coming out then? The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan - September 11 The Raven...
by Sommer Leigh
September 7th, 2012, 9:15 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 4832

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

I love you all so much! Every time I start feeling freaked out I've been coming back to re-read all your comments. Thank you :-) OK, I need some distraction today. So let me have it - what are everyone's weekend plans? Good things? Bad things? Writing things? Reading things? For those of you who rea...
by Sommer Leigh
September 5th, 2012, 5:09 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 4832

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Ha! Thanks guys. I'm not freaking out completely yet. My doc made sure I knew that if she thought there was something serious happening, she'd have sent me to get the test immediately. While it might be serious, I don't need to spend a lot of time worrying just yet. Small comforts. And you guys! You...
by Sommer Leigh
September 5th, 2012, 2:33 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writers Who Run
Replies: 14
Views: 6881

Re: Writers Who Run

trixie wrote:
Sommer--STAY OFF YOUR FOOT!!

I'm inching closer to registering. Inch by inch...
I know I know! I'm trying to be a good girl. It's sooooooo haaaaaaaard.
by Sommer Leigh
September 5th, 2012, 2:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 4832

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Ok, so I've been feeling sick most of the summer. Not sick like, I have the flu sick, but sick like I just don't feel WELL. I've been sleeping a ton and despite the fact I hit the gym 4-5 days a week and eat healthy, I haven't lost any weight. My concentration has been crappy and I constantly feel t...
by Sommer Leigh
September 5th, 2012, 9:01 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The hardest part of the novel
Replies: 26
Views: 5931

Re: The hardest part of the novel

While my beginnings sometimes take a while, they never feel hard.

My hardest part are the endings. Or not THE END, but the part right before the end. The last like 15,000 words. ugh.
by Sommer Leigh
September 5th, 2012, 8:59 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writers Who Run
Replies: 14
Views: 6881

Re: Writers Who Run

Speaking of running, I'm putting some real thought into another half marathon. This one would be the last weekend in October and the race is a gradual down-hill slope for the first half, so most runners PR the race (personal record). After the hot mess of this spring's half marathon (cancelled due ...
by Sommer Leigh
September 1st, 2012, 12:34 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What type of reader are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 2858

Re: What type of reader are you?

I'm a cross between two: The Cross-Under. You are a grown-up who reads Y.A. or kids books, or a kid who reads adult books, and there is a place for you in society, finally. Your existence acknowledged after so many years, you no longer have to feel shame at your questionable reading habits but can i...
by Sommer Leigh
September 1st, 2012, 12:28 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 4832

The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Many writers have found participating in the All Things Writing thread to be very motivational, but it is also very difficult to give encouragement, tips, and advice easily, or just to chat, gossip, or unload our frustrations when it doesn't fit in with any given topic. This is a companion thread wh...
by Sommer Leigh
September 1st, 2012, 12:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 11
Views: 1991

Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER

I challenge you to set a writing goal for September and work hard to reach it. The general word count goal is always 30K, but if you've met that in previous months, try 35K. Standard format: One post per person, updated with new word counts/goal info daily, weekly, whenever. Please consider posting ...
by Sommer Leigh
August 30th, 2012, 11:31 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: including other credentials in a query?
Replies: 1
Views: 7610

Re: including other credentials in a query?

I think this question has been raised in one form or another in the Ask Nathan thread, you might want to try looking there. In my non-professional opinion, however, based on answers to this question from other agents and industry professionals, you don't need to add these kinds of credentials unless...
by Sommer Leigh
August 30th, 2012, 11:24 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: red-faced rookie
Replies: 6
Views: 1491

Re: red-faced rookie

Don't worry about it in your first draft! You get rid of that stuff later. And you will get rid of that stuff. She smiled. He laughed. She shrugged. She sighed. He scowled. He looked over there. They looked into each others eyes. She rolled her eyes. It is all unnecessary word count baggage that doe...
by Sommer Leigh
August 30th, 2012, 12:26 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What makes a dystopia?
Replies: 13
Views: 2056

Re: What makes a dystopia?

I actually wrote a great, very long post about this on my blog last summer and I'll post pieces of it below, but the most important thing about dystopians is that they are not about chaos and destruction. Sorry, this might get a little long. I am not good at brevity. This was a really good summary ...