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by trixie
August 14th, 2012, 10:42 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: WriteOnCon 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3271

Re: WriteOnCon 2012

The cool thing about these talks is they're short, usually 4-6 minutes, so it's feasible to listen/watch during the work day. I enjoyed Meredith's presentation as well, especially the idea of blogging twice a week about something OTHER than writing. I usually feel overwhelmed with pressure to put up...
by trixie
August 13th, 2012, 3:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: WriteOnCon 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3271

Re: WriteOnCon 2012

Agreed on the agents, Sanderling. There have already been a few agents in the MG threads who've left comments like "Check your private messages!"

It's getting exciting over there!
by trixie
August 13th, 2012, 2:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: WriteOnCon 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3271

Re: WriteOnCon 2012

Hi, hmm....I think I won't post anything after all since it appears that the 250 words or the query has to be based on a completed MS, and I'm nowhere near that. Breathe, there has been some discussion on this exact point. From what I understood, it is recommended that you post a query if your stor...
by trixie
August 13th, 2012, 2:38 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Separate email accounts for personal and writing ? names?
Replies: 18
Views: 5365

Re: Separate email accounts for personal and writing ? names?

I have a work email, a friends gmail, and a writing gmail, and it's driving me nutty. I've created a 3rd gmail for writing and friends alike, but I want to roll it all out when I have a new blog header/design. If I had it all to do over again, I would've put more thought into my gmail account. On th...
by trixie
August 13th, 2012, 2:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 12911

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

Without a doubt, the best thing I've read today.

I'm SO glad to hear you're doing well, bcomet!
by trixie
August 12th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: WriteOnCon 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3271

Re: WriteOnCon 2012

I read that blog right after I posted my reply and you're right--it sounds like there will be a separate place for people to post their "brushed up" queries, etc. Sorry, I guess I'm not sure what's going on! Earlier in the week, WoC tweeted that people could submit q/250/5pgs for WIPs as a way to ge...
by trixie
August 12th, 2012, 12:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: WriteOnCon 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3271

Re: WriteOnCon 2012

Hey, Sanderling! How are you!? I think people were posting their Q/250/5pgs early for feedback, first. Then, as suggestions come in, people have been editing or posting a "Revised" on top of their "Original" submissions. The conference ninjas won't be on until tomorrow, so people have been posting t...
by trixie
August 12th, 2012, 12:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: WriteOnCon 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3271

Re: WriteOnCon 2012

I find it difficult sometimes to be consistent with one voice/interest because I read a lot and when I fall in love with a story/author/voice, I suddenly start freewriting/brainstorming/first drafting something like that. Then if I read something different and love that, I start suddenly going in t...
by trixie
August 12th, 2012, 12:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 9811

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

Catching up, here. Margo, I'm glad you were able to pull yourself out of the headspace and start writing again. High fives to the real people who sent fan mail. And if you ever need help with the haters, I'm your girl. *takes out earrings and cracks knuckles* Also, happy belated birthday! :) Brenda,...
by trixie
August 9th, 2012, 4:23 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 9811

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

Those of you who were in Vegas, you recall Margo's session on dialogue, right? Making your conversations have double duty, show characterizations while advancing the plot. Yes? No? Imaginary Margo smacked me over the head this morning. :) Conflict was missing from my dialogue. Here, I thought I had ...
by trixie
August 9th, 2012, 11:57 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: WriteOnCon 2012
Replies: 24
Views: 3271

Re: WriteOnCon 2012

Thanks for posting the full schedule, Sommer. This is actually the first time I've seen it, so it's a huge help! Yes, I am participating. It's been humbling. I posted my first 250 words and waited. And critiqued a bunch of queries and submissions in the MG threads. And kept waiting. The longer my st...
by trixie
August 9th, 2012, 11:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 9811

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

I might have just turned 33, but I'm not going to spend it acting anything older than 15. And this is why you're my hero. I think this sounds like an absolutely BRILLIANT way to celebrate your birthday--I hope you have a blast! Sorry to hear you were sick from dinner, that's a huge bummer. But YAY ...
by trixie
August 9th, 2012, 9:16 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 9811

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

Dropping in to wish our illustrious moderator, Ms Sommer, a beautiful (albeit delayed by one day, oops) birthday! *tosses confetti and passes cupcakes* Hope you had a wonderful day! In the writing world, I've taken the plunge and posted my first 250 words and my first 5 pages over on the WriteOnCon ...
by trixie
August 5th, 2012, 9:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 9811

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

I am pleased to report that I've spent most of my Sunday(~7 hours!) wrestling with my story. I successfully moved my ~10K new words into the master document and smoothed out the seams leading in to/out of the new 10K. This was a HUGE ordeal and while it's super exciting, I made the mistake of readin...
by trixie
August 5th, 2012, 11:52 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 9811

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

Crap, sorry WriterSink! Bro called last night. His family was going to come through my town on their way home from vacation. Bottom line: I swapped last night's writing session for chores, and will spend today writing. Here's my Twitter name: TL_Conway I'm around all day today if anyone else is inte...