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by kristi
December 29th, 2009, 4:23 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 10236

Re: Favorite quote

I have so many favorites as I'm a quote nerd but one of them is by Henry Ford - "Whether you think you can or think you cannot, you are right."
by kristi
December 29th, 2009, 4:20 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!
Replies: 37
Views: 9981

Re: New Moderator Welcome: Ink!

Congrats Ink!
by kristi
December 29th, 2009, 2:56 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Reading Rate?
Replies: 16
Views: 3652

Re: Reading Rate?

I've been told lately by my friends that I have a really high reading rate, since I'll go to the store and buy 5 books and be done with them within the week. I figured it out and it's a little over a page a minute. (Evidenced today by me going to borders and reading 75 pages of a book in an hour) I...
by kristi
December 29th, 2009, 2:52 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What's your preference re: internal monologue in 3rd ppov?
Replies: 18
Views: 3329

Re: What's your preference re: internal monologue in 3rd ppov?

I'm in the seventh circle of revision hell. Among many other things, I'm questioning the way I've indicated internal monologue for my characters. I'm curious what your preference is. A. Italicized thoughts in first person present tense: "Yes, sir." God, you're such a jerk. B. Third person: "Yes, si...
by kristi
December 29th, 2009, 2:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Something I have discovered, how about you...
Replies: 14
Views: 2813

Re: Something I have discovered, how about you...

I'm an out of the mist writer who hasn't had to worry about word count so far - I tend to write the bare bones in my 1st draft and then go back to flesh it out. It's fun adding the details in and I haven't had to cut anything so much as polish it.
by kristi
December 29th, 2009, 2:11 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Confession time
Replies: 33
Views: 5846

Re: Confession time

All my best work has been written in my pajamas. I dream of the day when I'll be writing full time and can stay in them all the time - it will totally simplify my wardrobe!
by kristi
December 29th, 2009, 2:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Pure Pain or Pure Ecstasy??
Replies: 14
Views: 2758

Re: Pure Pain or Pure Ecstasy??

This question made me laugh. I'd say the 1st draft is pure ecstasy for me - it's just fun. The revision process has had some pure pain moments - right now I'm reading the entire thing aloud which is tedious but will hopefully be worthwhile. I do have small kids so everything is done in the space bet...
by kristi
December 29th, 2009, 1:59 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 151304

Re: What are you reading now?

Just finished Hush, Hush (loved it) and am reading The Heretic's Daughter. Next up is Wake.
by kristi
December 22nd, 2009, 6:26 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 522
Views: 151304

Re: What are you reading now?

I just finished Hush, Hush which was a great book to read following The Book Thief. It was such a fun read and I needed something for the holidays that wouldn't make me cry like TBT did. Now I'm reading The Heretic's Daughter about the witch trials in Salem.
by kristi
December 21st, 2009, 4:47 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?
Replies: 23
Views: 4504

Re: Editing - Hardcopy or computer?

I use both but now that I'm nearing the end of the revision process (I hope), I printed out another copy of the ms and am going through it line by line. It works well for me for some reason. Good luck w/ your revisions!
by kristi
December 16th, 2009, 10:05 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Do you like Hardcovers?
Replies: 18
Views: 2964

Re: Do you like Hardcovers?

I'm a paperback girl.
by kristi
December 16th, 2009, 10:04 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Do you have a writing routine?
Replies: 14
Views: 3420

Re: Do you have a writing routine?

For me, I can only write after the kids are in bed at night. Also, when I'm working on a novel (I just finished one and will finish another after the holidays), I do an average of 2,000 words/night until I'm done. I got this advice from Mira's all-time favorite writing book - On Writing by Stephen K...
by kristi
December 16th, 2009, 8:59 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What works better for you: praise or critique?
Replies: 24
Views: 4867

Re: What works better for you: praise or critique?

I'm with Marilyn on this. One without the other would make me feel stagnant as a writer.
by kristi
December 15th, 2009, 3:58 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing
Replies: 24
Views: 5214

Re: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing

My favorite is also On Writing by Stephen King - in fact, I just wrote about it on my blog today. It's more about the process of writing rather than the fundamentals and I found it very inspiring.
by kristi
December 12th, 2009, 7:11 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Querying Agents
Replies: 11
Views: 2407

Re: Querying Agents

Thanks Krista - best of luck to you too!