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by Margo
February 5th, 2012, 10:11 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: When to Query an agent
Replies: 7
Views: 5146

Re: When to Query an agent

It's also easier to write the query before the book because you won't have all the subplots and details packed into your head and trying to spill out onto the page. That's one of the biggest issues I've seen with queries, too much incidental crap.
by Margo
February 5th, 2012, 10:06 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writer's block
Replies: 5
Views: 1146

Re: Writer's block

Write through it. The results are never as bad as feared. It's not something you can give in to if you're going to make a living at this.
by Margo
February 2nd, 2012, 3:12 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 95728

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Thanks, Brenda.

And SQUEE for Matt. Got my copy.
by Margo
February 1st, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 95728

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Guardian wrote:May I ask how you've sold 5000 within three month?
Writing a lot and releasing very quickly, very regularly.
by Margo
February 1st, 2012, 10:38 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 95728

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

MattLarkin wrote:
Margo wrote:Didn't get as much done in January as I'd hoped but did break 5000 sales.
5000 lifetime, or 5000 in just January?
Lifetime of the pen name, 3 months.
by Margo
February 1st, 2012, 10:36 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing FEBRUARY 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4927

National Novel Writing FEBRUARY 2012

Okay, who's up for another go? 30,000 words in a month, 50,000 if you're feeling ambitious (and I am). One post per person, edited as often as necessary to reflect updated word counts. 2/01: 1900 2/02: 2900 2/03: 0 (because ppl wouldn't leave me the heck alone...going to start turning off cell phone...
by Margo
February 1st, 2012, 1:30 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 95728

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Didn't get as much done in January as I'd hoped but did break 5000 sales.
by Margo
January 25th, 2012, 11:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Urban Fantasy vs Paranormal
Replies: 12
Views: 2157

Re: Urban Fantasy vs Paranormal

Just personal choice--the market seems to be pretty glutted with magic boyfriend books, where the main plot is the relationship. I might write one, or read some, but If I were an agent I'd be awfully tired of seeing thousands of queries for it a month. Actually, an agent recently mentioned to me th...
by Margo
January 25th, 2012, 7:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3479

Re: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012

MattLarkin wrote: Where do you shop?
The Brotherhood of Steel commissary, of course.
by Margo
January 25th, 2012, 7:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Urban Fantasy vs Paranormal
Replies: 12
Views: 2157

Re: Urban Fantasy vs Paranormal

Doug Pardee wrote:I'm certainly not an expert, but to me, "paranormal" means ghosts and ESP, while "urban fantasy" means fairies and magic in a contemporary setting. Paranormal also tends to be lighter, while urban fantasy tends to be darker.
Also good rules of thumb...
by Margo
January 25th, 2012, 7:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Urban Fantasy vs Paranormal
Replies: 12
Views: 2157

Re: Urban Fantasy vs Paranormal

Where are the lines drawn for these? Is there a "Suburban Fantasy?" "Suburban Fantasy" would fit more into "Contempory Fantasy" or "Paranormal " than the current definition of urban fantasy. Much depends on style and story elements. In recent years, modern fantasy has been fused heavily with noire ...
by Margo
January 25th, 2012, 11:27 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 376058

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Today at Wicked & Tricksy, my post on what it's been like to be the editor/publisher instead of the author...

http://www.wickedtricksy.com/?p=1698
by Margo
January 23rd, 2012, 5:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3479

Re: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012

Heather B wrote:Ah, Margo. Freaking love your covers, just saying.
Thank you. I adore my cover artist.
Heather B wrote:And with all this writing, however will you ensure people stay off your lawn?
I'm saving my royalties up so I can buy laser turrets for my front yard.
by Margo
January 22nd, 2012, 1:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3479

Re: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012

Bump so participants can find it. We're on the home stretch!
by Margo
January 20th, 2012, 10:54 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 629
Views: 235166

Re: The Introduction Thread

I'm afraid we've all been so busy with holidays and life that our welcome wagon didn't come round with the virtual coffee and cookies. A belated welcome to zrisso, madmcgee, and rotor_bolt. There are quite a few of us regulars around here, with all levels of experience, writing in all sorts of genre...