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by Claudie
July 17th, 2012, 4:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 3607

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 r...
by Claudie
July 16th, 2012, 2:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 3607

Re: Tears

I don't aim to make people cry, but my ending tend to go somewhere between Happy and Bittersweet. Like, heroes win the day, but not without some rather tangible loss (there tends to be a character who dies or suffers other life-altering ailments). I think I like my sacrifices to be both emotional an...
by Claudie
July 14th, 2012, 11:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy
Replies: 34
Views: 11956

Re: J.K. Rowling's new book - The Casual Vacancy

I think most hardback adult books when they are first released are between $25-29. The price comes down pretty quickly though after a few weeks-months. Yup. $27 is the most common. And a lot of times if you pre-order a book or get it on a first-week-release sale a hardcover will cost you $16. $35 i...
by Claudie
July 12th, 2012, 10:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 17788

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

I just want to say that I am ON TRACK, for the very first time since these monthly Bransforums goal-setting threads exist! And it's the month with the most ambitious goals, too. It makes me very happy.
by Claudie
July 12th, 2012, 7:30 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81613

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Whoo, that is awesome writersink! :) Congratz!
by Claudie
July 10th, 2012, 6:14 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Share Your Summer Reading List
Replies: 12
Views: 2218

Re: Share Your Summer Reading List

Claudie- I think I have an extra set of the Uglies series if you want me to send them. I, um, liked the new covers better so I bought the new covers. My husband likes to say, "There's something wrong with you." Yeah. I know. Haha, Sommer, that'd be great but if they charge as much from US to Canada...
by Claudie
July 10th, 2012, 6:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing JULY - Word Count Challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: National Novel Writing JULY - Word Count Challenge

I'm quiet because I have no internet, but I've been writing at a good and steady pace! Enough that I'm almost on track for 30k this month! I finished Part 2 today, which is great because that's exactly when I'd marked that goal on the Calendar. Now there's a star sticker on that day to celebrate my ...
by Claudie
July 6th, 2012, 1:54 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81613

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Oh my gosh Cheeky that is so so cool!

And Charlee, same! GOOD LUCK!
by Claudie
July 6th, 2012, 1:49 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Share Your Summer Reading List
Replies: 12
Views: 2218

Re: Share Your Summer Reading List

Hm hm, let's see... Bold is those I've finished. Those that aren't go in no particular order. Uglies , Scott Westerfeld The Last Light of the Sun , Guy Gavriel Kay The Great Gatsby (Not read yet, if you can believe that) Under Haven, Guy Gavriel Kay (yes, again) Straits of Galahesh, Brad Beaulieu Th...
by Claudie
July 6th, 2012, 1:24 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: It Feels Like Peer Pressure Sometimes
Replies: 7
Views: 2270

Re: It Feels Like Peer Pressure Sometimes

So, I've done the blog, and it was fun, but it's a lot of work. Like, lots more than it seems, especially if you're trying to be regular and build a following and all that. And while I know there's a lot of talk around the net about how it's necessary now, I personally disagree. All that time spent ...
by Claudie
July 6th, 2012, 1:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Family interference
Replies: 21
Views: 4048

Re: Family interference

I'm very lucky with this. My family totally understands this and if I tell them I'm writing, they'll leave me alone and won't complain. My boyfriend will actually get mad at me if I haven't written much in a day and he's forced me to do it at times. Like, "no Skyrim/Dragon Age/Assassin's Creed/any g...
by Claudie
July 6th, 2012, 12:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you ever sleep on it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2323

Re: Do you ever sleep on it?

Laying down, whether just waking up, about to fall asleep or just in the middle of the day because I'm so stuck, is my main way to unravel scenes. I do it on purpose now. Sometimes I take walks or talk them through with someone (Sidekick, mostly) but most of the time it's straight to bed or couch an...
by Claudie
July 6th, 2012, 12:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 17788

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

Brenda, I think it's because these are your last chapters that it suddenly got harder. I know I'm not alone with the Slow-Down-Near-Finish Syndrome. Like, the closer you get to the end, the slower you work. It becomes harder, even though it shouldn't. Sadly, I haven't found the cure yet. <.< But I'm...
by Claudie
July 6th, 2012, 11:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing JULY - Word Count Challenge
Replies: 11
Views: 1808

Re: National Novel Writing JULY - Word Count Challenge

Back for another round! Goal 1 - Finish Part 2 and 3 Goal 2 - Write 30k (which, mostly, should get me to finish Part 2 and 3) Goal 3 - Edit Part 1 Yep. I didn't do my 25k goal last month, but I'm cranking this one up again. Reason? I've been on a roll these last days, I no longer spend all my weeken...
by Claudie
July 1st, 2012, 10:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: My Novel is finish.
Replies: 8
Views: 1360

Re: My Novel is finish.

I have to agree with mark. No matter how often you go over your own stuff, fresh eyes will find new problems. And it's not a question of how good you are (even once you get a deal, editors and agents will demand you re-edit), it's just how this works. Evaluating one's own work is very hard. So if yo...