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by AMSchilling
January 2nd, 2012, 1:22 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 4195

Re: National Novel Writing JANUARY 2012

I'm in. My word counts in December weren't fabulous, but they were better than 0. What I really want is to finish the first draft of my ms. this month. I have a feeling I have a lot more rewriting to do in the opening 100 pages than I think, based on some of the changes I made further on. So we'll s...
by AMSchilling
December 4th, 2011, 12:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing DECEMBER
Replies: 25
Views: 3078

Re: National Novel Writing DECEMBER

Now this is what I need to keep going! :mrgreen: I admit I work a lot better with deadlines, being a die-hard procrastinator. So yea! Of course my word counts suck since Nano. I had a 5300k push on the last day to make it, which I did, but it also caused hallucinations, brain mush and hand cramps. I...
by AMSchilling
November 13th, 2011, 11:24 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNo crazies
Replies: 4
Views: 1070

Re: NaNo crazies

It's tempting to scrap things when I get a mess, or go back and rewrite, but I find myself losing the inspiration and fire when I do. Plus half the changes I go back and make end up having to be thrown out later anyway, when the plot takes yet another unexpected turn. Kim Harrison, author of awesome...
by AMSchilling
November 11th, 2011, 8:45 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 433029

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Part Two of my "North American Field Guide to Critique Partners" is up. Today's C.P. - the Rosus Glasseus:

http://www.amschilling.com/blog/?p=85
by AMSchilling
November 10th, 2011, 8:25 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: NaNoWriMo Progress - Roll Call!
Replies: 18
Views: 2882

Re: NaNoWriMo Progress - Roll Call!

Nano name: a-m-schilling ( http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/participants/a-m-schilling ) Title: Demonfire Current Word Count: 6605 Starting nano late has me behind, but I work from home tomorrow so hopefully I'll do a lot of catching up. Remind me next time not to futz around until a whole week is gone, ...
by AMSchilling
November 9th, 2011, 12:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: First Year for NaNoWriMo
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: First Year for NaNoWriMo

Thanks! I buddied you so I think you'll have a link or something? Now I've got you and the epic Kim Harrison (yup, the "Hollows" series K.H.). I am way outclassed. :mrgreen: I'm not on twitter yet - just got around to setting up a professional facebook page and my blog. Sounds like fun, though. Migh...
by AMSchilling
November 8th, 2011, 9:37 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: First Year for NaNoWriMo
Replies: 2
Views: 633

First Year for NaNoWriMo

This is my first year signing up for NaNoWriMo (I actually just signed up today so I already lost time. Yikes! Way to add an extra challenge!). I'm a little nervous since I've been procrastinating for too long trying to pick my next book to write. I get to 20k pages and then get distracted by the ne...
by AMSchilling
November 7th, 2011, 9:35 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 433029

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Part One of my "North American Field Guide to Critique Partners:" http://www.amschilling.com/blog/?p=66 :P


(With a little shout out to my fab critique partner I found on these forums!)
by AMSchilling
December 31st, 2010, 11:51 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Writer's website - opinions appreciated
Replies: 24
Views: 7310

Re: Writer's website - opinions appreciated

Not that this will be terribly helpful, but I'd say "all three." :-) I think the author's personality should come through, and that that's not necessarily different than the genre they write or the tone of the book. Our own personalities do come through in our writing, and really--we write the genre...
by AMSchilling
December 30th, 2010, 11:08 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Start the story somewhere else...
Replies: 43
Views: 11330

Re: Start the story somewhere else...

What about putting ch 1 and 2 as a prologue? You'd have to cut them down quite a bit, but it would provide a physical break for the reader to know: "okay this is important but it's also something that will be explained later." Not sure if this is a viable or attractive solution for you, but it does ...
by AMSchilling
November 11th, 2010, 10:26 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 433029

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

"Trunk" books and why we should treat them with respect. Just a short one, I'm afraid.

http://www.amschilling.com/blog/?p=23
by AMSchilling
November 11th, 2010, 10:23 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: NY Times Will Rank E-book Bestsellers
Replies: 4
Views: 1677

Re: NY Times Will Rank E-book Bestsellers

If that's not a sign of the times, I don't know what is... Could be good for self-published eBook authors, too. Potentially boost sales, and one more way to catch the attention of traditional publishing if that's their goal.
by AMSchilling
October 14th, 2010, 4:31 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Edgar Rice Burroughs
Replies: 4
Views: 1063

Re: Edgar Rice Burroughs

LOVE the John Carter/Mars books! I spent a couple years collecting the stupid things, since they were all out of print. Tarzan and his others didn't do as much for me, but man, Barsoom was a lot of fun.
by AMSchilling
October 13th, 2010, 8:56 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 433029

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Brand new website and blog!

"So You Want to Write YA Fiction--5 Things to Remember if You're Over 25."

http://www.amschilling.com/blog
by AMSchilling
October 5th, 2010, 9:29 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: How many books do you read per week (or month)?
Replies: 35
Views: 14193

Re: How many books do you read per week (or month)?

Depends on where I am on the WIP, honestly. At certain points, I just can't read because it distracts me and I start picking up patterns of writing from the authors and put it in my own stuff. When I give myself a reading break I tend to read a book in about 2 days, unless it's Stephen King and then...