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by rose
January 24th, 2010, 9:41 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.
Replies: 24
Views: 4702

Re: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.

Good game, Knight_Tour! Congratulations! Peyton poured on the Manning magic in the second half, but I'll bet we had you worried there for a while. On the bright side, My hub, the Bronx Italian, won't be listening to NY sports radio all week and I won't have to hear "ground and pound" five hundred mo...
by rose
January 24th, 2010, 1:26 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.
Replies: 24
Views: 4702

yoo-hoo.....Knight_Tour? Are you around?

What, no smack talk? Go Jets!

Tzalaran, we will know by the end of the day whether or not the Bucs curse holds. Go Saints!

Have a happy football Sunday, fans. Except for you, Knight+tour. <g>

rose
by rose
January 18th, 2010, 3:53 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The Internet Is Shiny
Replies: 8
Views: 1836

Re: The Internet Is Shiny

What a wonderful story of how you went from luddite to techno-leader in seven short years. You are an inspiration to us all, Marilyn.

rose
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 9:42 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.
Replies: 24
Views: 4702

Re: NFL Sunday Celebrate or Commiserate here.

No doubt, Ink. I would say I'm sorry, Lisa, but you would know it was a lie. How about if I just say that as a former SD resident and Charger season ticket holder, I feel your pain? It was one of those games that could easily have gone the other way, and looked like it would for most of the first ha...
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 3:00 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Why Writing is Better than Booze
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Re: Why Writing is Better than Booze

disyc, do you ever feel like you are on to one of life's best kept secrets?
Another bennie for me is that it is so satisfying to watch a work get better with each pass through it. If only I had had the same result on the tennis court....

rose
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 2:53 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: It's hard out here for a pimp
Replies: 15
Views: 2852

Re: It's hard out here for a pimp

Brian and THB, I'm glad I passed by your street corner this morning. I'll be laughing all day, whether my Jets win or lose. Thanks.

rose
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 2:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: A Word On Words
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: A Word On Words

Very sharp, Ms. Sharpe! Pithy, to the point, and helpful.

rose
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 2:41 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Soooo, when's that book of yours going to be done?
Replies: 5
Views: 993

Re: Soooo, when's that book of yours going to be done?

A contest worthy question in itself. I have two favorite answers. If I am pressed for time: "It's finished, in some dimension or another." This leaves the querent feeling satisfied, if slightly baffled. Or, on more leisurely days I will go into a long diatribe about the detailed ins and outs of quer...
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 2:29 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Researching for a Young adult novel…or…
Replies: 9
Views: 1849

Re: Researching for a Young adult novel…or…

I love you YA authors. You keep young love alive for the rest of us.

Note to self: Rent Buffy.
Charge to research budget.

rose
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 2:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Breaking Silence
Replies: 2
Views: 661

Re: Breaking Silence

Wingspan, your voice resonates within me. I, too, was demoralized by that quote and almost missed my writing life because of it. What I will buy into is that writers write how and when we can. And solitude is almost essential. Be easy on yourself, and good luck in finding some quiet time.

rose
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 2:10 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: My World and Welcome to it
Replies: 2
Views: 637

Re: My World and Welcome to it

Nice blog. Few people realize what a collective effort goes into good writing. Creating a world for others to inhabit is not easy!

rose
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 2:01 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Passion?
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: Passion?

I love your sly humor wrapped in an Emily Dickinson style verse!

rose
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 1:57 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are you a good loser?
Replies: 14
Views: 2462

Re: Are you a good loser?

Helpful, as always, Marilyn.

Emptyrefrigerator, good on you for persisting in the desensitization process. It is tremendously freeing when you get to the other side.

rose
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 1:46 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Of working with a famous Editor and killing your darlings
Replies: 6
Views: 1855

Re: Of working with a famous Editor and killing your darlings

As a freelance writer/editor, I often get first draft manuscripts from authors who think they are ready for final editing when they seriously need some developmental guidance. It's a sticky picket to have to tell someone who is looking for a $15.00/hr service that what they need is more like $80.00 ...
by rose
January 17th, 2010, 1:24 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Is your ‘but’ too big?
Replies: 17
Views: 2661

Re: Is your ‘but’ too big?

The gap between the time I have and the amount of "stuff" I have to do would be terrifying if I stopped to look at it, so I just keep plugging. I feel my but getting skinnier all the time.

rose