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by Cookie
July 2nd, 2012, 10:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you ever sleep on it?
Replies: 14
Views: 2329

Re: Do you ever sleep on it?

Yea, but I'll usually get them on the cusp of sleep. I'll be about to fall asleep, when all of the sudden, BRILLIANCE! I always have a paper and pen by my bed.
by Cookie
July 2nd, 2012, 9:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Family interference
Replies: 21
Views: 4050

Re: Family interference

I have similar problems with my father. Mostly:

"Wow, you're still tinkering with that thing?"

Or, "Wow, your paper have a lot more read than mine." (He's a contractor)
by Cookie
June 30th, 2012, 9:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13603

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

I'm going to pretty much echo what everyone else said. 1. If you need a beta, I'll be more than happy to look at it for you. :D :D 2. Yea, do you know how long it took me to do this re-write? Well, over a year, and I'm STILL working on changes. But I'm kinda slow. I don't write every day, and while ...
by Cookie
June 29th, 2012, 8:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13603

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

I want the ebola plushie. Although the flesh eating virus is pretty cute (That doesn't seem right saying that).

Sommer: I'm not surprised at your sudden super powers. I caught a fly with my hand the other day. I think we'll make a great fly killing team.
by Cookie
June 27th, 2012, 11:40 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group
Replies: 50
Views: 21265

Re: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group

Why do I always disappear when all the good stuff happens? Yeesh.
by Cookie
June 27th, 2012, 11:16 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Description Tips and Tricks
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

Re: Description Tips and Tricks

I'm much like Sommer, in that I'll overwrite a description, then edit it down later. I'm constantly tightening up the prose and searching for better descriptions. Most start out pretty basic, until I can think of something better later. And like someone else said (Hillsy?), I try to get into my char...
by Cookie
June 27th, 2012, 9:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Other Forms of Expression
Replies: 13
Views: 2384

Re: Other Forms of Expression

I'd be a painter, or an illustrator. Painting/ sketching is one of my hobbies. One of my dreams though is to write and illustrate a comic.
by Cookie
June 27th, 2012, 11:05 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)
Replies: 8
Views: 5699

Re: Game of Thrones (or, what am I going to do for 9 months?)

The TV show does take a few deviations from the books, so there still will be a few surprises on both formats if you decide to read the books. They're not as drastic as True Blood though (which I won't even watch anymore).
by Cookie
June 27th, 2012, 9:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13603

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

Gah! How did I miss this? Oh right, I haven't been on in like forever.

In book news, I finished my rewrite. It took me slightly longer than I wanted, but hey, I picked up extra hours at work. I'm going through one more round of edits before I send it out to my CPs. That thing took me forever. :)
by Cookie
May 1st, 2012, 1:31 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 144523

Re: What are you reading now?

MattLarkin wrote:
Cookie wrote:Above by Leah Bobet and The Way of the Shadows by Brent Weeks.
I loved The Way of Shadows. Made Weeks one of my favorite writers.
I like it too. I'm almost done with it.
by Cookie
April 30th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 144523

Re: What are you reading now?

Above by Leah Bobet and The Way of the Shadows by Brent Weeks.
by Cookie
April 30th, 2012, 1:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: I Wish I Could Write Like...
Replies: 12
Views: 1851

Re: I Wish I Could Write Like...

I'm going to third Markus Zusak. Also, Anne Rice, JK Rowling, and Anne McCaffrey. I wish I could set up mystery and intrigue the way GRRM does. Maybe I'm not devious enough, or something. :)
by Cookie
April 30th, 2012, 11:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing MAY
Replies: 22
Views: 11068

Re: National Novel Writing MAY

I am in! My goals are: 1. I had already set the goal to finish the current draft of TLF by the 31st, so this works. 2. Finish and submit the short I'm working on. 3. Write 30K 4. Either start new project (Shiny New Ideas all over the place!) or go back and clean up sci-fi from NaNo. That's four. I'm...
by Cookie
April 2nd, 2012, 11:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How long do you take to finish a draft/ WIP?
Replies: 26
Views: 16028

Re: How long do you take to finish a draft/ WIP?

My first drafts take about a year. Sometimes shorter. However, editing and revising them take a lot longer. I think my average is about 3 years from the first words to the final draft.
by Cookie
March 31st, 2012, 10:52 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81652

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Go Charlee, Cheeky, and Margo!