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by trixie
June 24th, 2012, 1:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 12380

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

Sommer! CRAZY! We must be on the same writerly wavelength or something. :) 1100 new words. Even though I'm in a good groove, I'm trying out the idea of ending at a place where you know there's more to write so when you return, you can jump right back in. Yeah, that's the plan. But for now, I have to...
by trixie
June 24th, 2012, 12:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 12380

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

Coffeeshop Confessions: Usually, a pressing deadline works well for me (hence, NaNo). This week, however, it's been killing me. I had ALL DAY to write yesterday, but I just couldn't get anything out. I thought maybe I was still super tired, so I slept for an hour. Thought maybe it was because my hou...
by trixie
June 20th, 2012, 5:39 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 77389

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Two pink lines!!??!? Mark54g! Congrats!! :)

And Cheeky--fingers crossed for Always You! I read it and loved it!
by trixie
June 20th, 2012, 5:32 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 12380

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

Sommer--I'm curious to know more about your idea! This thread is such a great idea--I've really enjoyed reading about others' thoughts on editing vs rewriting and how you all approach writing. I found the NaNoWriMo CreateSpace code that was usually good for one free proof copy is now only good for 5...
by trixie
June 13th, 2012, 4:39 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 12380

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

It just means we're learning! Claudie, I had this EXACT convo with myself last night as I drove home. I spent 2 hours at the restaurant but only wrote ~1033 new words. I was about to get down on myself about it but then I realized that the 1K words I wrote were good. Not polished literary genius or...
by trixie
June 13th, 2012, 4:36 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Description Tips and Tricks
Replies: 14
Views: 1959

Re: Description Tips and Tricks

I have nothing to add because I'm still in the "Margo broke my brain" camp. :) I tried to make my descriptions match my character's emotions in that scene. Scared kid = creepy shed. Nervous kid = clumsy students. It's a stretch, but it's what I'm working with. But at a macro level? It's SUPER hard. ...
by trixie
June 13th, 2012, 10:59 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 12380

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

And! I had a good day. Like, very good day. Whoot whoot. *dances* Nice job, Claudie! I parked myself at a restaurant last night and wrote a new scene. I felt good about it and was just hitting my stride when I knew I had to pack up and go home so I could get up on time for work this morning. Stupid...
by trixie
June 12th, 2012, 1:34 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 12380

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

Hello, coffee shop friends! And welcome, Bev! I headed to a retreat center Sunday w/my writing group and stayed the night. I worked hard on my story, but I don't feel like I have much to show for it, which is frustrating. Right now, I'm erasing my MC's friend from the beginning. He'll show up later,...
by trixie
June 6th, 2012, 12:17 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: A pinoeering author in scifi has left us.
Replies: 2
Views: 1681

Re: A pinoeering author in scifi has left us.

Thanks for the link, Beethoven. I just read the news myself. I'm pretty sure we had to read Fahrenheit 451 in high school, but it makes me sad that I don't remember.
by trixie
June 6th, 2012, 11:47 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 12380

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

Hey, Claudie! That's great to hear the sidekick is headed your direction! Good luck with the upcoming move, too! I re-wrote my outline, adding some complications and smoothing out some sticky areas. It's exactly two pages and I was rather pleased to see that it does line up fairly well with the Hero...
by trixie
June 6th, 2012, 10:56 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 313820

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Insecure Writer's Support Group: What can you do in 3 weeks?
http://tlconwaywriteshere.blogspot.com/ ... weeks.html
by trixie
June 5th, 2012, 11:12 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The guilt of being a non-published fiction writer
Replies: 16
Views: 5060

Re: The guilt of being a non-published fiction writer

Oh, man, Philabuster, welcome to the club! I sometimes struggle when admitting I'm a writer. Just typing out that last sentence makes me shifty-eyed and I wonder if I should delete it before someone sees and says, "Yeah, but you haven't published..." When did being a writer become part of an "If, th...
by trixie
June 5th, 2012, 10:55 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Middle Grade Protagonist
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Middle Grade Protagonist

My initial answer to your question, Nicholas, is yes. A MG story should have an age-appropriate character. That's just my opinion. HOWEVER... there are exceptions to every rule. Rules are meant to be broken, on and on. Do what you see as a best fit for your story. I realize writers are a secretive a...
by trixie
June 5th, 2012, 10:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: National Novel Writing JUNE Word Count Goals
Replies: 15
Views: 2571

Re: National Novel Writing JUNE Word Count Goals

Let's try this again. June goal #1: Get MG story to a point I'm happy with (and accept the fact that it's not FINAL FINAL b/c that's just not possible this month) and submit it to CreateSpace for the 5 free copies. If this is the ONLY June goal I meet, I'm okay with that. June goal #2: Just write th...
by trixie
June 5th, 2012, 10:17 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Coffee Shop - JUNE
Replies: 115
Views: 12380

Re: The Coffee Shop - JUNE

*grabs an extra tall skinny latte from the barista and hurries to grab the primo location by the window and electrical outlet* Hello, friends! So, about May. In a nutshell, it wasn't very good to me. Computer broke, I wallowed in despair, was picked up by superheros, to then have a flood and need a ...