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by JustineDell
May 6th, 2010, 9:55 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Funniest book you've read?
Replies: 36
Views: 9227

Re: Funniest book you've read?

Hmm....the Twilight books? Kidding. The Twilight parody book on the otherhand Nightlite ...is freaking hilarious. To me anyway. Everyone who read Twilight should read it, just for the commical value. If you haven't read Twilight, you might not get the humor. If you didn't like Twilight , then you s...
by JustineDell
May 6th, 2010, 9:54 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for FURY (HELP!!!) (New version)
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

Re: Query for FURY (HELP!!!) (New version)

First, this is much better than the original. There are some spots that I think could still use some work. You say this is a romance, right? So, in a romance you have the hero and heroine (I'm assuming Fury and Caden are those people). Now, like I said before, I'm no professional--but I do write ro...
by JustineDell
May 5th, 2010, 3:49 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for FURY (HELP!!!) (New version)
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

Re: Query for FURY (HELP!!!)

Dear [Agent]: No one could love a face like hers. LOVE THIS. Shunned for her scarred visage, Fury finds solace only in her ability to shift into animals. But an animal skin cannot cloak the desires of her human heart, and dreams of a green-eyed warrior, Caden, filter into nightmares of a demonic en...
by JustineDell
May 5th, 2010, 3:23 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Funniest book you've read?
Replies: 36
Views: 9227

Re: Funniest book you've read?

Hmm....the Twilight books? Kidding. The Twilight parody book on the otherhand Nightlite ...is freaking hilarious. To me anyway. Everyone who read Twilight should read it, just for the commical value. If you haven't read Twilight, you might not get the humor. If you didn't like Twilight , then you sh...
by JustineDell
May 2nd, 2010, 9:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?
Replies: 48
Views: 11274

Re: Time to Fess Up - How Long Is It Taking You?

My first novel took two months, and so did the second. The first novel has been going through a rewrite...almost at the three month mark on that - so two months of writing wasn't necessarily a good thing. The second one didn't need a rewrite, just editing, but it was only 46k. My current wip is only...
by JustineDell
April 27th, 2010, 10:46 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: New Forum Categories
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

Re: New Forum Categories

I always was one to cherish a good organization overhaul. Well done, Nathan!

~JD
by JustineDell
April 27th, 2010, 10:45 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Write a query before you're done with the book?
Replies: 25
Views: 7056

Re: Write a query before you're done with the book?

Listen to the masses. Agents prefer (and most state this in their submissions guidelines) that the manuscript be done. However, I have a book that's halfway done and I've started to work on the query. That part takes time, you know. LoL. But I wouldn't dare send it out until my book was done and pol...
by JustineDell
April 27th, 2010, 10:43 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: *cough, cough* I need to brag on a friend.
Replies: 13
Views: 1975

Re: *cough, cough* I need to brag on a friend.

A guy we've known for eons got drafted in the fourth round today by the Colts. Yessir! He had NO clue it was coming, either, which makes it awesome! The secretary was on the phone with him making small talk and he was so confused - they hadn't even acted interested before. A minute before the pick ...
by JustineDell
April 20th, 2010, 8:19 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How do your reading habits influence your writing?
Replies: 13
Views: 4914

Re: How do your reading habits influence your writing?

I think Ink made some very good points. As did the rest of you. With that being said, I would say that I am the type of person that writes what I love. Publisher guidelines often say to "write what you love". They say they can tell the difference between someone who is writing some they just "think ...
by JustineDell
April 20th, 2010, 8:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: 40,000 words in and I change it to YA!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1013

Re: 40,000 words in and I change it to YA!!

If you're more comfortable with it as YA, then roll with it. Although, I do have to mention not all romance has to be peel-the-paper-off-the-walls steamy. Look at Pride & Prejudice , Twilight and The Notebook (to hell with what you say, Nicholas Sparks, I DO consider it a romance) -- all three are ...
by JustineDell
April 20th, 2010, 8:07 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 326782

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Check the link on my signature line - GUEST BLOGGER!! Steph from Maybe Genius stopped by and did a wonderful post about YA Romance.
~JD
by JustineDell
April 20th, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The unintended consequences of eliminating returns
Replies: 11
Views: 2018

Re: The unintended consequences of eliminating returns

Nathan, I don't know how often this happened in the past, but a few years ago I spoke with someone who worked for one of the big chain bookstores and he told me that the bookstore where he worked often returned entire boxes of books by debut authors to the publishers without ever having even placed...
by JustineDell
April 20th, 2010, 8:01 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: An Apology to Greek Mythology
Replies: 6
Views: 1476

Re: An Apology to Greek Mythology

I always enjoy getting a piece of entertainment for the evening. Thank you, Ink.

~JD
by JustineDell
April 14th, 2010, 11:15 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Authors Don't Want To Give Up E-Rights: Now what?
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Authors Don't Want To Give Up E-Rights: Now what?

Whoa! Heck no - I wouldn't!

~JD
by JustineDell
April 14th, 2010, 11:11 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Young Adult Fiction
Replies: 15
Views: 2411

Re: Young Adult Fiction

I'm currently reading a book for my beta that I had concerns about. However, since I don't read YA, I had no idea that this particular topic is apparently covered in other YA books. Frankly, it shocked me. But then I thought back to when I was that age (16ish). There wasn't anything I hadn't seen/he...