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by JustineDell
April 12th, 2010, 2:09 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: VALENTINE, New Revision & stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 5066

Re: Query: VALENTINE

JustineDell: Thank you so much! It's clear you put a lot of thought into this. And don't worry, I never burn good suggestions or critiques :P I think I understand what you're saying. The first paragraph is about his suicide attempt, the guilt and goal of helping Evelyn. The second paragraph is all ...
by JustineDell
April 11th, 2010, 8:31 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query: VALENTINE, New Revision & stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 5066

Re: Query: VALENTINE

I read through it once first, and found myself asking more questions than necessary. And not the good kind. The kind that make me wonder how we got from point A to point C and skipped B. You know? I think you've got a VERY good story here, but I can't really tell what the story is because the query...
by JustineDell
April 8th, 2010, 3:29 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Why do you reread books?
Replies: 28
Views: 6849

Re: Why do you reread books?

I've never re-read a book in my life until a couple of weeks ago. I re-read my beta's book, and after that experience, I would do it more. Why? Because I actually learned more things the second time around. The things that aren't quite put together in your mind the first time you read it, so the sec...
by JustineDell
April 8th, 2010, 9:15 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query for DRAGON QUEEN
Replies: 17
Views: 2311

Re: Query for DRAGON QUEEN

[quote="brandi_fey" Dear [Agent], Sixteen-year-old Jade, the youngest of Thorndarl’s thirteen princesses, never expected to rule, so she spends her days dreaming of dragons and her nights sneaking out of the castle to sleep on a rock shaped like a dragon’s head. But when the famed dragonslayer, Drak...
by JustineDell
April 8th, 2010, 9:06 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: MG Novel Query
Replies: 14
Views: 2318

Re: MG Novel Query

First, this sounds really good. Twelve-year-old Sarah doesn’t believe in any of that guff about magic or the supernatural. Maybe that’s because she’s never had to sneak into invisible houses, step through ancient magic mirrors, or scuffled scuffled? Do you mean scuffle? with talking teddy bears .<--...
by JustineDell
April 7th, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Just got a new puppy...
Replies: 36
Views: 8391

Re: Just got a new puppy...

Awwwhhhh....soooo cute. I love puppies! Now I'm going to have to post some pics of my little ankle biters. ;-)
by JustineDell
April 7th, 2010, 8:05 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Rabbits
Replies: 9
Views: 1223

Re: Rabbits

That's the best thing you could have done. Those wild life people normaly say, "Nature can take care of itself." Sometimes its hard to watch, though. I'll bet they'll be just fine - you'll see them eating your flowers before you know it ;-)

~JD
by JustineDell
April 7th, 2010, 10:28 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: The Tickler File
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Re: The Tickler File

I wish I didn't, but I do. And it's HUGE. I don't even put everything in it, only the ones that really won't leave my mind. Each idea has little file on my flashdrive, just in case I ever get around to it. Right now, the files include: 2 - comtemporary romances that follow my current wip (like a the...
by JustineDell
April 7th, 2010, 10:20 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Rabbits
Replies: 9
Views: 1223

Re: Rabbits

I was told once by a wildlife rescuer, that once a baby rabbit leaves the nest, it doesn't need it's mother anymore. I found out when I was weed-eating (not sure how to spell that) my backyard wilderness and came across a wee little bunny who didn't look old enough to be away from it's mom. I almost...
by JustineDell
April 6th, 2010, 8:01 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 328131

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Guest Blogger today!! Matthew Rush put together a post on Gender & Publishing. Check it out!!!

http://www.justine-dell.blogspot.com/20 ... facts.html

Please and thank you.
by JustineDell
April 5th, 2010, 8:31 am
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: So do you have any foes on this site?
Replies: 32
Views: 7006

Re: So do you have any foes on this site?

I was checking to see if I had any messages, because, you know, if Nathan sends me a note saying "Yo dude, when are you sending me your manuscript?" I want to reply promptly. While I was there I kind of noticed for the first time that you can mark messages as being from a friend or foe, which got m...
by JustineDell
April 3rd, 2010, 9:13 am
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Palooka Express (First Four Pages)
Replies: 6
Views: 1268

Re: Palooka Express (First Four Pages)

1. Gag CLICK. CLICK. CLICK. CLICK. SPACE. CLICK. CLICK. CLICK. ENTER. “FUCK OFF,” says the electronic voice of his plastic child’s toy. Holding up his middle finger to a staring pedestrian (now buggering off), Wallace McHardy is reminded why he doesn’t have any friends. When I read the first line, ...
by JustineDell
April 3rd, 2010, 8:12 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: March Madness!!!
Replies: 125
Views: 30635

Re: March Madness!!!

You know, I'm bummed I didn't fill out a bracket. I would totally be kicking butt right now. Why? Cuz I'm from Indiana. You know I would have picked the teams from my home state above any others. Darn!

~JD
by JustineDell
April 2nd, 2010, 9:57 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Just got a new puppy...
Replies: 36
Views: 8391

Re: Just got a new puppy...

A question for Matthew: Do you still have those couches? :) There is nothing more destructive than puppy teeth! Oh, yes there is. It's called kitty claws!!! :o! Touché! :) Hahaha. My daughters new cat has totally ruined my new couch! Grrrr. And she even has a scratching post! But a new puppy we had...
by JustineDell
March 30th, 2010, 9:56 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First Page Revision? - SftOS
Replies: 14
Views: 2173

Re: First Page Revision? - SftOS

CoachMT wrote:You have an excellent beginning here, but I have to say, I have no idea what
Sincerity. Four taps of the tongue, once around; simple and clean. It was the lesson my grandmother taught me when I got my first Gucci bag.
means : )

That aside. Good stuff.
Oh, Ditto...