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by marilyn peake
December 12th, 2009, 3:00 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Spiraling Blue Light Over Norway
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Re: Spiraling Blue Light Over Norway

Yeah, I agree, Mira - a real wormhole would have been awesome ... well, at least if the beings coming through it were friendly ... or if we had created the wormhole ourselves and people could go through it.
by marilyn peake
December 12th, 2009, 2:51 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Good-Bye Man (round three coming up)
Replies: 31
Views: 6710

Re: My father had nothing to do with making that ship disappear.

Thank you so much, Rose. Your kind words mean a lot to me! Best of luck with your book. It sounds absolutely fascinating, and I’m extremely honored to have met you here in Nathan’s Forum.
by marilyn peake
December 11th, 2009, 5:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know your writing is good enough?
Replies: 32
Views: 6711

Re: How do you know your writing is good enough?

Thanks so much, Chopsy. I'm definitely very excited. I agree wholeheartedly when you say, "...I guess I just have to give myself over to the process and ensure that I concentrate on the part of this I enjoy the most - writing!" That really is the only part over which we have complete control.
by marilyn peake
December 11th, 2009, 5:08 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: The Good-Bye Man (round three coming up)
Replies: 31
Views: 6710

Re: My father had nothing to do with making that ship disappear.

Rose, The ideas you’re suggesting are fascinating. Reminds me of Nikola Tesla. I would explain why the issue of gravity is so important in this project and how it’s related to time travel, if time travel is what you’re hinting at. Really important is: Which shipyard experiment are you referring to? ...
by marilyn peake
December 11th, 2009, 3:59 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Do you prefer: Hardbacks or paperbacks?
Replies: 13
Views: 3135

Re: Do you prefer: Hardbacks or paperbacks?

I read both paperback and hard cover. I used to prefer to buy my favorite books in hard cover; but recently so many of them are made with such shoddy glue, the pages fall out after only a couple of readings.
by marilyn peake
December 11th, 2009, 3:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do you know your writing is good enough?
Replies: 32
Views: 6711

Re: How do you know your writing is good enough?

Chopsy – I’m in the same position as you – I have three novels and numerous short stories published by small press, and have compiled and edited several small press books. I sent the books out for reviews and entered them into contests. The books received fantastic reviews and won a lot of awards. S...
by marilyn peake
December 11th, 2009, 3:27 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Today's excuse for procrastinating is...
Replies: 6
Views: 1676

Re: Today's excuse for procrastinating is...

Elisabeth – Ouch! That’s terrible! I would definitely wait for a new hard drive, too, if I were you. I’m taking a couple of months off from writing (until January), so I’m pretty much in full-time procrastination mode right now. :) I’ve been framing photographs – had something like 30 photographs en...
by marilyn peake
December 11th, 2009, 2:25 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Spiraling Blue Light Over Norway
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Spiraling Blue Light Over Norway

I saw a story on the news early yesterday morning that provided quite a bit of distraction for me throughout the entire day after I heard there were lots of videos about the event posted on YouTube. The event: spiraling blue light and what looks like a wormhole in the sky above Norway. Initially ide...
by marilyn peake
December 11th, 2009, 2:03 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Internet and Background Research for Writing
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

Re: The Internet and Background Research for Writing

Daniel – Ahhhh, film. Yes, I remember film. I took thousands of photos with film before finally buying a digital camera. Someday, I need to scan them into my computer; some are beginning to fade already. Sad about the rundown town. Unfortunately, I think that's how many Native Americans end up. Fasc...
by marilyn peake
December 10th, 2009, 8:21 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 147139

Re: What are you reading now?

BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest - awesome steampunk novel!
by marilyn peake
December 10th, 2009, 8:17 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Short Story eBooks
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Re: Short Story eBooks

Small eBook publishers have been doing this for a while. In addition to having short stories published in anthologies, I feel very lucky to have two short stories published with their own book covers in eBook format: COYOTE CROSSING and CANNON FODDER: OPERATION HORSE WHISPERER http://www.marilynpeak...
by marilyn peake
December 10th, 2009, 8:06 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite writing distractions
Replies: 30
Views: 6065

Re: Favorite writing distractions

I take lots of scheduled time off from writing, but major distractions for me while I’m actually sitting at my computer trying to write ... that would be surfing the Internet, and chatting in blogs and forums. :)
by marilyn peake
December 10th, 2009, 8:00 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Holiday Plans - anything fun or just shopping?
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Re: Holiday Plans - anything fun or just shopping?

Right now, I feel like I’m in the grip of some huge pre-Christmas whirlwind. I decorated our Christmas tree, and am almost done stuffing Christmas cards and our annual Christmas letter into envelopes. Still need to decorate inside, put lights outside, wrap presents and bake Christmas cookies. Lookin...
by marilyn peake
December 10th, 2009, 6:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Internet and Background Research for Writing
Replies: 12
Views: 2953

Re: The Internet and Background Research for Writing

Daniel – That’s so cool that you made it down to the Havasupai area four times. It sounds like an extremely rugged trek! Did you meet with the Havasupai Indians? After reading about their culture, I would love to visit them sometime. And the scenery, especially the Havasu Falls and the blue water, l...
by marilyn peake
December 10th, 2009, 1:39 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The "Cool-er eReader"
Replies: 0
Views: 1377

The "Cool-er eReader"

I saw something called the “Cool-er eReader” on QVC this week ... and thought, What the...? Haven’t even heard of that! Turns out there’s an interesting story behind it. A writer created the “Cool-er eReader” for his own startup self-publishing business, and now it’s in competition with the Kindle a...