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by trixie
August 4th, 2012, 12:03 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing From Loneliness
Replies: 17
Views: 6006

Re: Writing From Loneliness

It seems to me that beginning one's writing at a young age is a pre-requisite, and I don't have it. I didn't begin to seriously write until well into adulthood. I didn't write little snippets of this and that when I was a kid. I was always outside building forts and playing cowboys and aliens with ...
by trixie
August 4th, 2012, 11:56 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 81119

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

KAREN!! Holy crap--that's amazing news! Congrats!

And MARGO--honestly. May you always be able to count more zeros on those pay statements. ;) Yes, I miss your Tweets and blogs as well, but it sounds like you've hit one helluva stride right now. Congrats on all your successes!
by trixie
August 4th, 2012, 11:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 10367

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

Thanks, Claudie. Here, have a cupcake. You know what? CUPCAKES FOR EVERYONE!! I've missed you guys so I baked. And by "baked" you do know I mean "bought from Cheeky" right? My biggest challenges today include: 1. To not turn on the TV. If I do, I will get sucked into the time vortex that is the Olym...
by trixie
August 3rd, 2012, 7:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 10367

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

I won't lie: Sommer's spreadsheet love is making me want to start a new one, but I know in my heart of hearts (what a dumb phrase, BTW) that I would use it only as an excuse to avoid writing my bridge. What bridge, you ask? I wrote a brand new section. I like to think of it as a liver transplant. I ...
by trixie
August 3rd, 2012, 7:15 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Maeve Binchy - Heard of her?
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Re: Maeve Binchy - Heard of her?

Oh, no! This is the first I've heard of this. I enjoyed reading a number of her books when I was younger. I might have to pull one off the shelf for old time's sake.

Thanks for the link, Beethoven.
by trixie
August 3rd, 2012, 11:30 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: When writing isn't your full-time job.
Replies: 16
Views: 2921

Re: When writing isn't your full-time job.

This is a constant struggle for me. Add to it the fact that I live in Minnesota where summer lasts about a day and a half. So right now, I'm juggling trying to find a new job, trying to lose weight/exercise, trying to cover my summer commitments, try to keep an online presence (here, Twitter, FB, bl...
by trixie
August 3rd, 2012, 11:04 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST
Replies: 61
Views: 10367

Re: The Coffee Shop - AUGUST

I made a spread sheet for my first book a few years ago. It was intense and color coded and had all sorts of information that ultimately stressed me out. However, I made it and used it before I had a good understanding of how to structure the plot, so the plot points are all a mess. It helped to see...
by trixie
July 22nd, 2012, 9:07 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JULY
Replies: 110
Views: 17680

Re: The Coffee Shop - JULY

So, my husband broke his leg back in May. Gah! That sucks! Hope the healing process is coming along... Having this extra responsibility has pushed my writing to a back burner, and well, it's depressing. I feel so disconnected from my writing that I hardly know what my muse looks like anymore (there...
by trixie
July 17th, 2012, 4:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Tears
Replies: 28
Views: 3559

Re: Tears

THE BOOK THEIF and A MONSTER CALLS both made me cry, as did HARRY POTTER 6.

The last one, because I was just so shocked.

The first two I listed? I try and convince everyone to read them. These two books have changed my life in ways I haven't yet fully understood. So incredibly beautiful.
by trixie
July 2nd, 2012, 10:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13471

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

Holy cannoli, gang. THANK YOU. Thank you for being the awesome super heros that you are and lifting me up when I was starting to feel perfectly content down in the dumps. And an extra thank you for reinforcing my suspicions about the comment someone made about my story and how writing it for my neph...
by trixie
June 30th, 2012, 11:05 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13471

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

Okay, so June was NOT a banner month for me. I'm going through a crisis of confidence, to say the least. I feel guilty for not getting the proof copy of my NaNo book. However, if I was going to have to pay for the proof anyway, I told myself I'd rather wait and print out a copy that was closer to fi...
by trixie
June 30th, 2012, 10:53 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing JUNE Word Count Goals
Replies: 15
Views: 2796

Re: National Novel Writing JUNE Word Count Goals

Bumping the thread so everyone update their June word totals/goals!

June was a dismal writing month, but I updated my stats nonetheless...
by trixie
June 26th, 2012, 2:40 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Formal Training
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

Re: Formal Training

I've worked my way through the ranks of higher academia and don't regret it for a minute. But I wouldn't necessarily say those years translated into whether or not I was a better fiction writer. It taught me how to think more critically, how to use better/stronger words, edit faster, and work on dea...
by trixie
June 26th, 2012, 2:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 13471

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

CLAUDIE! Happy birthday, my friend! I hope you have a wonderful day! And thanks, Sommer, for the delish cake. No one judge if you see me trolling for seconds... And Charlee, I'm the QUEEN of revising before finishing. Another confession: I'm one of THOSE writers. You know, the kind who can write and...
by trixie
June 25th, 2012, 2:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Other Forms of Expression
Replies: 13
Views: 2355

Re: Other Forms of Expression

If I couldn't write, I'd be a dancer. I still remember our dance studio director telling my mom and me that they don't usually take dancers into pointe if they were over 5'10 or 150 lbs (show me a 5'10 dancer UNDER 150 lbs). Seeing as I was already 6 feet tall in high school, I was devastated. I qui...