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by JustineDell
January 24th, 2010, 5:29 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Reading Rate?
Replies: 16
Views: 3416

Re: Reading Rate?

But if you studied average readers (and I read about this long ago) they would not be reading close to fifty pages an hour. Plus it's not always about the speed you read... but about finding the speed that's most enjoyable for reading. For me that varies a lot. That's a very good way of putting it!...
by JustineDell
January 23rd, 2010, 9:13 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite writing distractions
Replies: 30
Views: 5783

Re: Favorite writing distractions

Hmmm...Nathan's forums? Nathan's blog? Nathan's general slew of information on his website. Pretty much Nathan...lol I didn't have this much trouble until I found him. Do I mind? Nope. I'm a sponge looking to soak up all the information I can. Aside from Nathan, what other distractions? My MBA progr...
by JustineDell
January 23rd, 2010, 12:06 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?
Replies: 38
Views: 11500

Re: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?

Well, people will eventually read my work - that I am sure of. Currently, I could count my 16 critique partners (yeah, I know that's a lot - but it gives a lot of different perspectives too) and it satisfies me to know that they have a positive attitude about everything and have thus far loved what ...
by JustineDell
January 23rd, 2010, 11:47 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: What are you writing now?
Replies: 69
Views: 10507

Re: What are you writing now?

Right this very second?!? Three things really - revising two completed ms's for mass appeal. Ahh...but the current wip....yes - that wonderful work of art on my computer, that's it. Kidding. My current women's fiction (or as my critique partners like to call it - romantic chic-lit) Is a road to rede...
by JustineDell
January 23rd, 2010, 11:37 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: All right vs. Alright
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Re: All right vs. Alright

I can't remember which publishing house had it listed on their website, but they made it very clear that is should be "all right" and not "alright". I found the info when I was looking over submission guidelines. It may have been Red Sage or something along those lines, publishers who accepts submis...
by JustineDell
January 23rd, 2010, 11:31 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Excerpt - The Dim Man
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: Excerpt - The Dim Man

The ideas began to drip and then pour in as the meeting progressed. Webster furiously scribbled each one to the white board and when the white board was full, he'd instruct someone to copy them all down and he'd wipe it clean with the sleeve of his white shirt. I think this sentence is too long for ...
by JustineDell
January 23rd, 2010, 11:10 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?
Replies: 38
Views: 11500

Re: Do you have a rejection contingency plan?

Why yes...yes I do! Keep writing. I decided long ago that I wouldn't let rejections hamper my dream of writing. Just because someone doesn't like your 1st novel doesn't mean they won't like your 2nd or 3rd. I'm still pretty optimistic about the whole thing and I don't let rejections get me down. It'...
by JustineDell
January 23rd, 2010, 10:55 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Favorite quote
Replies: 55
Views: 9517

Re: Favorite quote

" Those mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind " Dr. Seuss "Three things in life that once gone, never come back: Time, Words, and Opportunity" - Unknown "Handle every stressful situation like a dog. Piss on it and walk away" "Tough times show your character, not develop it " Emery Jordan...