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by christi
February 12th, 2010, 8:54 am
Forum: Queries
Topic: Ready to be done with this! Query for VISIONS (YA)
Replies: 22
Views: 5878

Re: VISIONS (YA)

Dear Mr. Agent, A grieving seventeen-year-old must use her unwanted ability to see into the future, track down, and stop the serial killer who is terrorizing Princeton, NJ. (I think her name should be in this first part. Maybe: Seventeen-year-old Channing...// That she is 'grieving' is a given when...
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 8:36 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: It's hard out here for a pimp
Replies: 15
Views: 4110

Re: It's hard out here for a pimp

Dear TimP, What if I were to re-query in six months with a whole new proposal. One that is shiny and exactly what you are looking for? Is it bad business etiquette to resubmit myself in a whole new package? I appreciate any consideration and thank you for your time. Best Regards, The Ho to your Pimp
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 8:33 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: My Weird Experiment
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: My Weird Experiment

The trailer looks good, although it didn't really give me any idea about the book. Well, I got that people have gifts and maybe your MC is in trouble for using his wrong and maybe he didn't. I suspect it has something to do with water since that was a prevalent theme in the trailer (and name of the ...
by christi
February 12th, 2010, 8:22 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Getting Ahead of Yourself
Replies: 14
Views: 3575

Re: Getting Ahead of Yourself

Sadly, I don't have a beta reader anymore. I've some friends who I've sent it to with strict instructions to tell me what doesn't work for them, and they all go 'I didn't see anything wrong with it. Read it straight through. It's awesome. Good luck!' Which, of course, infuriated me. I'm not the next...
by christi
February 11th, 2010, 9:45 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: It's hard out here for a pimp
Replies: 15
Views: 4110

Re: It's hard out here for a pimp

This was quite the amusing insight. The other day a friend said that sending in queries is like speed dating, trying to figure out if you're a good fit. I said that I feel more like a ho looking for a pimp. Either way, it's all a learning experience. I wouldn't be the same person I am without the fa...
by christi
February 11th, 2010, 9:27 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Feedback beginning of Time Tourism
Replies: 9
Views: 2461

Re: Feedback beginning of Time Tourism

I see what you're saying, Holly. And yeah, I'm not deluding myself about being able to be so successful that I get to quit having a day job. I know most writers have to keep one while they write, even if they are best sellers. I was just spouting lunacy, as usual. At this point all I have is a stack...
by christi
February 11th, 2010, 8:18 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Thriller Query (Genre, that is). Open to Suggestions!
Replies: 18
Views: 4539

Re: Thriller Query (Genre, that is). Open to Suggestions!

Yeah... I got nothing. I want to read it. Hurry up and get published already.
by christi
February 11th, 2010, 8:06 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Feedback beginning of Time Tourism
Replies: 9
Views: 2461

Re: Feedback beginning of Time Tourism

Thanks Yoshima, Holly, and Elizabeth. Fantasy IS a pain in the butt. I've got so much going on and so many characters with new creatures that haven't been used before and it's set in the 1990s... I could go on and on why the set up is so hard. I didn't want to bog down the forum with a huge post, bu...
by christi
February 11th, 2010, 6:19 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Samuel Langhorne Clemens or Mark Twain?
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

Re: Samuel Langhorne Clemens or Mark Twain?

Well, pen names can be useful to authors who want to keep their privacy or jump into another genre that might make their regular fans feel betrayed. (e.g. if King suddenly felt like doing YA romance)
by christi
February 11th, 2010, 6:13 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Urban Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: Urban Fantasy

Wow. That was totally helpful. Thanks so much! I've been all over the place looking for a site like that.
by christi
February 11th, 2010, 6:02 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: chapter question.
Replies: 18
Views: 3702

Re: chapter question.

And I love the new signature, Brian ;-)
by christi
February 11th, 2010, 3:26 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Small Publishing Firm for the Self-Published
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Re: Small Publishing Firm for the Self-Published

I know that most agents don't want to hear about your self-publishing. If you've managed to sell thousands of books, then they MIGHT talk to you, but they say the bigger publishing houses won't do a 'second' press of a book that was self-pubbed unless it's phenomenal (think Eragon. I think it's the ...
by christi
February 11th, 2010, 3:04 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: Computer, thy name is Satan
Replies: 13
Views: 3221

Re: Computer, thy name is Satan

LOL. I actually clicked on that link when I was all 'no way that is a real site.'
by christi
February 11th, 2010, 12:27 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Urban Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Re: Urban Fantasy

Thanks, Nick. I had read Wiki initially and that's what made me go 'but is MINE that?' but I guess it is if I were to compare it to other book series out that that you listed (from Wiki) since mine is a similar situation.
by christi
February 11th, 2010, 12:14 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Urban Fantasy
Replies: 12
Views: 2709

Urban Fantasy

I've been trying to figure out if I'm supposed to be listing my book as an Urban Fantasy or just Fantasy. To be Urban, it's to be set in a city. My teenagers are in a city. It's on a secret island, but it's a city. Also, it is set in NOW, not the past, and they travel to the human world and mix and ...