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by christi
February 13th, 2010, 9:26 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?
Replies: 49
Views: 10752

Re: What author would you have dinner with/what would you ask?

Hands down, Dean Koontz. As for what I'd ask him, I don't have any burning questions. From his writing and from his many first person perspectives at the end of some of his books, as well as interviews... he seems like a very interesting guy who is incredibly intelligent, kind, witty, and sincere.
by christi
February 13th, 2010, 9:23 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Urban Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: Urban Fantasy

I read that one the other day while trying to determine where my story fit. He sounds like a perdy smart fella.
by christi
February 13th, 2010, 9:18 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Online Literary Magazines
Replies: 7
Views: 1603

Re: Online Literary Magazines

I'm such a dork. I rushed right over there and submitted three of my short stories. :-) Thanks for the link, Marilyn!
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 11:59 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Query Time Tourism again, just when you thought it was over
Replies: 57
Views: 10107

Re: Query Time Tourism again, just when you thought it was over

Yeah, I'm trying to avoid the sci-fi aspect of my book. It's MOSTLY fantasy. The time travel is done by magic not machine. And, because I'm a huge sci-fi dork, I decided to create my own time space continuum theory that has no bearing whatsoever in quantum physics. I'm a rebel like that.
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 11:52 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Getting Ahead of Yourself
Replies: 14
Views: 3575

Re: Getting Ahead of Yourself

I admit, I'm fat. But I don't eat chips. I eat Chex Mix.
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 11:19 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: 'Fess Up
Replies: 14
Views: 3689

Re: 'Fess Up

I can honestly say that I've done a lot of writing this week. Granted, none of it that productive for myself. I've been blogging, and helping with queries for people, a few side editing projects, sending a query letter here and there, and occasionally staring at my manuscript and going 'I hate you f...
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 9:41 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Getting Ahead of Yourself
Replies: 14
Views: 3575

Re: Getting Ahead of Yourself

Thanks, RLS. I did find a partner and he's a great writer so I hope the two of us can get our manuscripts whipped into shape together. It's amazing how you can't see issues of your own sometimes until someone points it out and you feel like a boob for not seeing it yourself.
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 9:37 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Now Accepting "Queries" (game)
Replies: 2
Views: 834

Re: Now Accepting "Queries" (game)

Want to hear something depressing that I just realized while browsing Query Tracker? When searching specifically for an agent that reps Fantasy, I subtracted out the ones that don't take unsolicited queries. That left me 107. I only have 107 chances to make someone go 'huh. sounds interesting.' Unli...
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 12:51 pm
Forum: Connect With a Critique Partner
Topic: Do you need a Critique Partner?
Replies: 21
Views: 7874

Re: Do you need a Critique Partner?

Yay, I found a partner, so I edited my post.

Maybe we should ask Nathan to start another forum for this incase the thread gets burried?
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 12:37 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Ready to be done with this! Query for VISIONS (YA)
Replies: 22
Views: 5878

Re: VISIONS (YA)

Don't fret it too much. Look at mine: http://forums.nathanbransford.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=597 I rewrote that sucker about two dozen times PLUS it's on Query Shark being mocked by the world. Although it can be frustrating to hash it out, having a good one can land that elusive agent. Okay, not for...
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 12:27 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Query Cycles
Replies: 8
Views: 1688

Query Cycles

So, an agent recently posted that agents go in cycles. Sometimes all they do is read queries and look for something from the slush pile. Other times they ignore queries totally and work on submitted manuscripts, hash out contracts, meet with editors, etc. This is disheartening, but also enlightening...
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 11:38 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Ready to be done with this! Query for VISIONS (YA)
Replies: 22
Views: 5878

Re: VISIONS (YA)

Dealing with the aftermath of the accident that claimed the lives of her brother and sister, Channing wishes that she were the one who were in the ground. And why not? She could have prevented the accident considering she had the vision of it happening months before hand, but she didn’t. Now, her f...
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 11:15 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Getting Ahead of Yourself
Replies: 14
Views: 3575

Re: Getting Ahead of Yourself

I was part of a writer's group here, but they eventually became so political and jealous and conniving... and truly only fed my fear of groups of people. That's any sort of people. Groups worry me. Eventually a leader rises to the top and everyone starts sychophanting around and people stop thinking...
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 9:31 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Dragon
Replies: 37
Views: 7185

Re: QUERY: THE LAST DRAGON

Ghost, you make me giggle so much.
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 9:02 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Urban Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: Urban Fantasy

Nah, Jaime, I'm good. I'm just annoyed that I sent my book out as fantasy and not urban fantasy to some agents that might have been interested in URBAN and not regular fantasy. Le sigh.