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by christi
February 22nd, 2010, 9:15 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query Cycles
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: Query Cycles

That would be so awesome Ghost. It'd really help us know if we suck or are just not finding interested agents.
by christi
February 22nd, 2010, 8:58 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: What Brings You to the Keyboard?
Replies: 12
Views: 3101

Re: What Brings You to the Keyboard?

I suppose I've always written to entertain, but that's because everything I do is to entertain. Whether I'm standing in line at the grocery store or in a business meeting at work, I find humor in the moment and joke around with people. I love to make people laugh, and almost love it as much when I m...
by christi
February 20th, 2010, 11:28 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: TWILIGHT - thoughts?
Replies: 107
Views: 30706

Re: TWILIGHT - thoughts?

My earliest memory of vampires being sexy and seductive was the movie "Love at First Bite." It was silly and fun, but Dracula was irresistable. Also some movies from the 80s like "Once Bitten" and "Fright Night" plus Elvira, Mistress of the Dark is supposed to be vamp-ish, right? And she's been arou...
by christi
February 20th, 2010, 4:02 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 113007

Re: Rejection Stats

Mine are depressing. Genre Urban Fantasy queries sent: 41 queries replied to: 13 rejections: 13 no response: 28 requests for partial: nada requests for manuscript: nada It could be the word count. It could be the genre. It could be the complicated plot. Beats me. No rejections have been personalized.
by christi
February 18th, 2010, 8:03 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Request for a Full MS - It came...the rejection.
Replies: 57
Views: 10203

Re: OMG!!! Request for a Full MS!!!!

W00000000000000000000000000000T!!!!!!!

Good luck, and try not to pass out. I'll try to stimey my jealousy and still speak to you.
by christi
February 18th, 2010, 11:09 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Co-Authoring / Writing with a Partner
Replies: 9
Views: 1860

Re: Co-Authoring / Writing with a Partner

I co-author with a friend (on stuff we've no plans of publishing) who lives in RI and I'm in TX. We discuss an idea in IM, then use gmail to go back and forth: her charrie, my charrie, the scene, etc. Then, when the scene is done, I take her tags and my tags and put them into Microsoft Word and edit...
by christi
February 17th, 2010, 6:14 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: TWILIGHT - thoughts?
Replies: 107
Views: 30706

Re: TWILIGHT - thoughts?

It could be said that my loathing of Twilight is just as unbalanced as the 'hero' of the story. My oldest daughter brought home Twilight when she was 14. She loved it. Raved about it. Begged me to read it. I wasn't interested in the slightest, but I thought it could be a mother/daughter bonding thin...
by christi
February 17th, 2010, 5:54 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Should you share your writing before it's finished?
Replies: 22
Views: 8099

Re: Should you share your writing before it's finished?

As others have said, it depends on the writer and the readers. For my latest one, I had a group of seven people: three writer friends, three avid readers of my genre that were also friends, and one 13 year old boy who had never met me who is the son of a supervisor at my job. I got my feedback from ...
by christi
February 17th, 2010, 5:46 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query Cycles
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Re: Query Cycles

lol RLS. Yeah, I sent to her. She totally booted me after three days. Le sigh. No one wants my crazy book.
by christi
February 17th, 2010, 5:45 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Put Down That Book!
Replies: 5
Views: 1619

Re: Put Down That Book!

Well, I'm a writer AND a reader, as I'm sure most of us are. For every book I write, I've read scores more. Maybe we'll all just sit at our computers and write novels for each other. :-)
by christi
February 17th, 2010, 5:42 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: The Introduction Thread
Replies: 631
Views: 262131

Re: The Introduction Thread

Heya, Craig. I'm Christi (obviously) and hail from Texas. As you can see by my number of comments, I normally hover around the forums, but the last week I've been trying to stay away a lot to get my manuscript all shiny and help another author with their novel. This place can get very distracting. W...
by christi
February 16th, 2010, 1:44 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Now Accepting "Queries" (game)
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: Now Accepting "Queries" (game)

Amarillo is about six hours from me, depending on how much I speed.
by christi
February 16th, 2010, 1:32 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Favorite Lines from Novels
Replies: 30
Views: 7352

Re: Favorite Lines from Novels

Watership Down and Dune in the same thread. I'm in good company. Two of my all time favorite books. There's no way I could decide on a favorite part (and two have already been mentioned in this thread), but I will share something that happens to me quite randomly. Whenever my mind starts to wander,...
by christi
February 13th, 2010, 1:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 52278

Re: Share your opening sentence!

Okay, I can't choose. They're all pretty good. Here's mine:

"My life did not begin until I had experienced death."
by christi
February 13th, 2010, 12:03 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: First few paragraphs of my YA Fantasy...
Replies: 12
Views: 3455

Re: First few paragraphs of my YA Fantasy...

I was so confused. I was like 'huh? where's Lucinda?' until my tired brain went 'oh, ANOTHER story.'