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by izanobu
May 23rd, 2010, 7:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Questions about editing, pre and post agent.
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

Re: Questions about editing, pre and post agent.

How things look after an editor buys your book and gives you the edits depends on the book and the editor. It could just be line stuff, it could be scene tweaks, it could be "fix the ending so that guy doesn't die". All depends. Copy editing is another stage a sold book goes through, I think someone...
by izanobu
May 17th, 2010, 1:33 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 94310

Re: Rejection Stats

Mine so far are:

Fantasy novel-
Query packages sent- 5
Yet to respond- 4 (it hasn't even been 3 months yet, let alone 6, so I'm not worried)
Full requests- 1

(I also write short fiction, I've got 92 rejections (53 of which are personal) and 1 sale so far)
by izanobu
May 16th, 2010, 1:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Prologues in Query letter: Pro or Con?
Replies: 9
Views: 2208

Re: Prologues in Query letter: Pro or Con?

If your prologue is necessary in the book, then you should definitely use it in your query, since it is the start of the book. If the book is fine without it, why even have one? :)
by izanobu
May 9th, 2010, 2:38 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What do you "do"?
Replies: 41
Views: 5472

Re: What do you "do"?

I've held a few different jobs (emergency dispatcher, private security, 7-11 clerk, horse trainer etc...). Now, I just write. It is my day job :)
by izanobu
May 9th, 2010, 12:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Grammar question
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: Grammar question

I think it totally depends on how you want the sentence read and what you want the emphasis on (or on what you want emphasis!). Being 100% grammatically correct in fiction is boring (in my opinion). I personally think "he pulled on his coat and closed the door" reads more smoothly than the former ex...
by izanobu
May 8th, 2010, 5:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?
Replies: 48
Views: 10961

Re: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?

Quill- you'll never know unless you try :) For what it is worth, the only response back on my novel query package (which was query, first 28 pages, and a synopsis) so far has been a request for the full manuscript, so I figure I got something right. But since I intend to have four or five more novel...
by izanobu
May 8th, 2010, 4:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?
Replies: 48
Views: 10961

Re: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?

Quill- the secret is that I don't really re-write (at least, not how I think many people here do it). I do one clean up draft where I also fix anything that my first readers pointed out. So for the novel out on submission I cleaned up typos and fixed a couple inconsistencies, added a short chapter, ...
by izanobu
May 8th, 2010, 4:25 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 612
Views: 183794

Re: The Introduction Thread

Hi, I've lurked for a while, but decided to dip my toe in and stir :) I love to write sci/fi and fantasy, but am currently teaching myself to write thrillers and romances. My goal as a writer is to make a living telling the stories I want to tell. I've sold one short story so far (been submitting an...
by izanobu
May 8th, 2010, 4:20 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write a query before you're done with the book?
Replies: 25
Views: 6896

Re: Write a query before you're done with the book?

I think writing up a synopsis and query before the book is done can be really helpful (and sometimes easier because you don't get so trapped in the this happened then this happened boringness that doesn't need to be in the query or synopsis). I'd say send it in, if you can finish the book fast enoug...
by izanobu
May 8th, 2010, 4:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?
Replies: 48
Views: 10961

Re: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?

(I'm de-lurking because this topic is always interesting) My first novel took me 19 days. I consider it a learning experience and intend to redraft it someday. (65k words) My second novel took 5 weeks to write (88k words) and about 2 weeks to edit once I had it back from my first readers. It is curr...