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by trixie
September 4th, 2012, 9:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 11
Views: 2089

Re: Word Count/Writing Challenge - SEPTEMBER

September goal: 1. Finish outline for 2012 NaNo story. It might not be perfect, but it needs to be a complete outline. 2. Put an ending on 2011 NaNo story. Current status: approx at the half way mark 3. (Time permitting) Start over w/2011 NaNo outline. So many things changed in those 30 days that wh...
by trixie
September 4th, 2012, 9:15 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 5047

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Charlee, I *TOTALLY* understand your pain. To this day, my thesis was the hardest thing I've ever written. Give me a story to write ANY DAY OF THE WEEK and I can do it. But an academic paper (my was non-fiction, on the use of fear appeals to promote health-related behavior change in teens [think: Br...
by trixie
September 1st, 2012, 10:05 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER
Replies: 33
Views: 5047

Re: The Coffee Shop - SEPTEMBER

Hey gang. Okay, dish--what's everyone working on right now? NaNo 2012 plots? Finishing stories? Care to share? Speaking of sharing, my writing group asked what I was working on when we met on Thurs night. I started telling them about the story I've been working on outlining and they wanted to hear a...
by trixie
August 29th, 2012, 3:45 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Fixing Book Rankings
Replies: 26
Views: 5021

Re: Fixing Book Rankings

Margo, I sincerely hope I didn't offend you. I am FIRMLY against censorship. And from what you're saying, not only are authors being censored by omission, they're being censored by a targeted effort. Times like this, my words fail me. But I hope if you ever needed people to help beat the bushes and ...
by trixie
August 29th, 2012, 3:35 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: What makes a dystopia?
Replies: 13
Views: 2172

Re: What makes a dystopia?

Hey Charlee, I read the 500 word sample and I have to agree: it feels more dystopian than sf. Personally, the reference to the dome over Manhattan and nuclear activity helped shape (incorrectly, I understand) a dystopian world. A bit later, you reference some technology for a sf world with the eye s...
by trixie
August 29th, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 10495

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

A 2K or a 5K? Either way--awesome! Keep going! How's your foot feeling, BTW? I hear you on the web-phobia. Well, I guess if I understand what you're saying, that is. I just can't bring myself to pull up my blog, or worse, my Google Reader. It takes a lot of energy to run around and cultivate relatio...
by trixie
August 29th, 2012, 11:06 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 10495

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

Hey, gang! How's August coming along for everyone? I survived WriteOn Con and TOTALLY burned myself out as a result. I retreated from the internet for a while and just let my brain settle down. And then, the strangest thing happened... an idea popped into my head. I watered the seed daily, gave it r...
by trixie
August 29th, 2012, 10:48 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Fixing Book Rankings
Replies: 26
Views: 5021

Re: Fixing Book Rankings

Ohh... this is interesting. Okay, my initial knee-jerk reaction is no. It's unethical and unfair to the authors who are not getting their due recognition based on the judgement call of big whigs behind closed doors. Now then. When WOULD it be okay? If the company that maintains the rankings acknowle...
by trixie
August 29th, 2012, 10:31 am
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group
Replies: 50
Views: 21354

Re: Contructing a Fantasy Super writing group

Hey guys! I'm checking in to see how this group has been working out. I realize this makes me sound awfully nosey, but I'm super curious to know how the first few weeks have gone. You were looking at ~1000 words/person per week. Is that still the case? Do you feel that too much text or could you han...
by trixie
August 27th, 2012, 1:05 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 82314

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

I finished a 5K race this weekend! This is huge because I have spent most of the summer injured and unable to train. I am dog tired still even today and I'm achey everywhere, but I don't regret it for one tiny minute. I even beat my time from my first 5K race back in April! Thank you Tricia for ins...
by trixie
August 26th, 2012, 12:04 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Writers Who Run
Replies: 14
Views: 7143

Re: Writers Who Run

I started running back in February (one of my favorite Bransforumers inspired me!!! Thanks Trixie!!) and I'm kinda slow, but I love it. Le gasp! Moi!?!?!?? It's true, I'm a runner. It took me a very long time to feel comfortable with that title, just like it has taken a while to be comfortable call...
by trixie
August 26th, 2012, 11:59 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: So Grateful
Replies: 2
Views: 2671

Re: So Grateful

Ditto, Charlee. I've looked around at some other writing forums, just to see what else was going on. Not only did I feel like I was "cheating" on you guys, but I also felt like the other boards weren't necessarily "real." Here, there is a definite "hive mentality" where we are all legitimately pulli...
by trixie
August 26th, 2012, 11:54 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your Favorite Fantasy
Replies: 16
Views: 3122

Re: Your Favorite Fantasy

This question scares the crap out of me. Dare I dream so big? Also, when I think about it, the things I come up with sound very shallow. I feel like I should come up with some altruistic dream of saving children with my millions, like Hilsy suggested. Alas, I'm afraid to dream too big. So for now, I...
by trixie
August 26th, 2012, 11:40 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Your first novel and other stuff
Replies: 19
Views: 3179

Re: Your first novel and other stuff

So many thoughts running through my head after reading this thread. First of all, group hug for the Branforumers. I love hearing how everyone approaches the writing process. I have a secret fear that I'm not really a "writer", but more of a "pretender" because I have a VERY difficult time finishing ...
by trixie
August 26th, 2012, 11:08 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What do you do to celebrate?
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: What do you do to celebrate?

What a fun question! I've been sitting here for a few moments, trying to think of what I do to acknowledge finishing my WIP. It makes me sad to realize that I don't really mark the moment at all. :( I celebrate milestones--finishing NaNoWriMo being the biggest one. When I celebrate, it usually inclu...