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by taylormillgirl
April 8th, 2011, 3:43 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Publisher down the tubes
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Re: Publisher down the tubes

I'm so sorry to hear that! A few ladies in my RWA chapter went through this, and it sounded terrible. Basically, the authors whose books were already released were SOL, and everyone else obtained attorneys to regain the rights to their books.
by taylormillgirl
April 6th, 2011, 10:52 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Super Sad True Agent Story
Replies: 22
Views: 7220

Re: Super Sad True Agent Story

One agent recently posted something on twitter that I found so offensive I decided that I wouldn't want to be represented by that person (a person, I might add, who has had my partial for three months without a word). Cheeky, there are a few agents I follow on Twitter who have been crossed off my "...
by taylormillgirl
March 30th, 2011, 7:50 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Super Sad True Agent Story
Replies: 22
Views: 7220

Re: Super Sad True Agent Story

I'm sorry; that's awful. It sounds like the NY agent just isn't into you any longer but doesn't have the stones to say it. Quite simply, you need to send more queries. You know the manuscript is strong, right? You know the letter is effective, right? Then send out a dozen emails and keep trying, oth...
by taylormillgirl
March 30th, 2011, 7:00 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 98727

Re: Rejection Stats

Don Zolidis wrote:Okay starting last week!

Genre: MG (but also kinda YA)
Queries: 57
Rejections: 8
Partial: 1 (leading to rejection)
Full: 9
awaiting reponse: 40

Feeling hopeful, but nervous.
That's awesome, Don. You must've written a kick-ass query letter to receive that many full requests so quickly!
by taylormillgirl
March 4th, 2011, 1:30 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 98727

Re: Rejection Stats

I'm so excited to finally post in this thread!

Genre: Something I call "YA Sci-fi light"
Queries sent: More than I'd like to admit. I'm forcing myself to stop for 2 weeks.
Rejections (Form): 15
Rejections (Personalized): 0
Partials: 4
Partials rejected: 1
Fulls: 5
Fulls rejected: 1
by taylormillgirl
October 9th, 2010, 11:33 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to resurrected dead characters?
Replies: 12
Views: 1492

Re: How to resurrected dead characters?

Jessa wrote:Stop forcing ideas. That shit is no fun.
Haha! Love it.

Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! These are great.
by taylormillgirl
October 9th, 2010, 10:15 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to resurrected dead characters?
Replies: 12
Views: 1492

Re: How to resurrected dead characters?

Holly, I'm nearly finished, so it's too late to introduce a new subplot or character.

Quill, you make a good point. I should just plod on and finish, even if every single word I write is vile and chock-full of suck. But, god, it's hard to keep moving forward when my work is so very bad.

:-(
by taylormillgirl
October 9th, 2010, 8:32 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: How to resurrected dead characters?
Replies: 12
Views: 1492

How to resurrected dead characters?

I had my own private WriMo over the summer, effortlessly plunking down thousands of words per day on my WIP. I was borderline obsessed. My characters wouldn't leave me alone--scene ideas and dialogue snippets came flying at me in the shower, in the car, while I was cooking dinner, while I was preten...
by taylormillgirl
September 16th, 2010, 3:49 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Obsession...
Replies: 5
Views: 1107

Re: Obsession...

OMG, that's fabulous. Embrace the obsession. I was just like you last month--plunking down anywhere from 2k-5k words per day. I couldn't get enough--couldn't stop thinking about my story. Then I went on vacation and got out of my groove, and I can't get back in. Now the question is how to become obs...
by taylormillgirl
September 14th, 2010, 9:01 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Incarceron
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Incarceron

I read the blurb on Amazon, and it sounds like a fun read. But I hate, hate, hate getting wrapped up in an incomplete series. The waiting is torture. It looks like book 2 is coming in December (the book SL mentioned). Is this intended as a 3 book series? 2 books? If so, I'll wait until December and ...
by taylormillgirl
September 9th, 2010, 4:08 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Rough draft process
Replies: 12
Views: 1720

Re: Rough draft process

I think I'm in the minority. I have a target word count for the book, for the acts, and for the scenes. Keep in mind, of course, I outline in finer detail than most. The actual scene word count will end up varying considerably, but I'm happy so long as they average out. It's really more of a tool f...
by taylormillgirl
September 3rd, 2010, 7:47 am
Forum: Books
Topic: JACOB WONDERBAR - the cover!!
Replies: 28
Views: 4067

Re: JACOB WONDERBAR - the cover!!

I can only imagine how excited you are! Congratulations, Nathan. It's a wonderful cover, and the story sounds like a blast.
by taylormillgirl
August 30th, 2010, 6:20 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: MOCKINGJAY - spoiler edition
Replies: 58
Views: 16742

Re: MOCKINGJAY - spoiler edition

so where was the moment that he realized who she really was or which memories he would choose to believe? I'll give you my opinion. I think the first moment was when Katniss stroked Peeta's hair and he said, "You're still protecting me. Real or not real?" She told him yes, and that's what they did-...
by taylormillgirl
August 29th, 2010, 12:50 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: MOCKINGJAY - spoiler edition
Replies: 58
Views: 16742

Re: MOCKINGJAY - spoiler edition

Down the well wrote:
ltm wrote:I was confused--there was NOT another Hunger Games, right? They voted yes, but it didn't happen... did it?
I think it died with Coin.
I think so, too, since it was Coin's idea and other leaders disagreed with her ("...my colleagues and I can come to no consensus...").
by taylormillgirl
August 28th, 2010, 3:33 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: MOCKINGJAY - spoiler edition
Replies: 58
Views: 16742

Re: MOCKINGJAY - spoiler edition

I finished the book Tuesday, today is Saturday, and my opinion remains unchanged. As for Katniss's vote on the new Hunger Games, I'm 100% positive she only voted yes to manipulate Coin. Haymitch knew it, too, which was why he cast a similar vote. I think the vote was Coin's test to see how cooperati...