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by ksuprincess97
Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Inspiration
Replies: 24
Views: 18618

Lately, my motivation has come from my husband. He's in the military and is overseas, but he still tries to call me at 6-7 a.m. my time to wake me up and get me moving.

I also find that bribing myself with a new cd works. Also coffee, chocolate, and red wine seem to help get me in the writing mood.
by ksuprincess97
Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Where the Nano people at?
Replies: 12
Views: 9140

I'm behind, just hit 19,000. I had a much easier time last year.
by ksuprincess97
Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Hello from a Romance Writer
Replies: 7
Views: 7554

Welcome! I write romantic supense novels and short stories and am currently collecting rejection letters from agents. I also quit my "day job" about six months ago to concentrate on writing full time.
by ksuprincess97
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoers among us?
Replies: 8
Views: 6341

I'm in. This will be my second year.
by ksuprincess97
Mon Sep 11, 2006 7:03 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo less than two months away!
Replies: 66
Views: 35405

I'm so excited! Last year was my first time and I already have some ideas for this year. I'm in for sure!
by ksuprincess97
Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Rejection!
Replies: 44
Views: 29131

I'm up to thirteen rejections on my novel, but I have started to get some that were actually helpful, not the standard form letters, so I consider that a positive sign.
by ksuprincess97
Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2005
Replies: 90
Views: 43843

I made it!! I hit 50,000 today, well 50,062. As soon as I hit it I broke open the box of Godiva, poured myself a glass of wine, and read People magazine. Now the really hard part begins - editing and filling in all the holes and parts of the book that need research. But that can wait until tomorrow.
by ksuprincess97
Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2005
Replies: 90
Views: 43843

OK, I think it's a bit early in NaNoWriMo... but apparently tonight is NaDruWriNi... that's National Drunken Writing Night... I think it would make the stories more interesting if everybody did this in a week or two... as they're hitting the middle of the month slump. I think I'm going to open a bo...
by ksuprincess97
Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:59 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2005
Replies: 90
Views: 43843

I was so excited to begin that I got up with my husband at 4:30 yesterday morning and had 2000 words done before 9 am. I wrote more in the afternoon and ended up with 5923. The downside is, my husband was so impressed with my productivity he decided I should get up at 4:30 again. I protested, but ga...
by ksuprincess97
Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Twas the day before NaNo
Replies: 3
Views: 3035

Great job Dreamcatcher! I'm still trying to decide if I want to start at midnight or not. I'm trying to tie up a few loose ends in the novel I'm finishing today so I can concentrate on starting Nano.
by ksuprincess97
Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: College Education
Replies: 15
Views: 8239

Perhaps you could see if any local colleges in your area have any continuing education creative writing classes. I majored in fashion design so I only took the basic required english classes. Then, a few years later, when I became more interested in writing I took a few continuing ed classes that we...
by ksuprincess97
Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: NaNoWriMo 2005
Replies: 90
Views: 43843

I just signed up! I've always wanted to do this but was too busy, not motivated, etc. I have no excuse this November. My office closed and I'm still getting severence pay while I'm stuck in AL while hubby finishes flight school for the next five months. I have several other projects I'm working on, ...
by ksuprincess97
Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Creativity and Writing Software
Replies: 17
Views: 13514

Bess,

Have you used your Wizards4Word yet? I'm planning to buy a software program for writers and have it narrowed down to that one or WriteItNow.

Anyone else used either of these?
by ksuprincess97
Thu Sep 15, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Ahem...
Replies: 9
Views: 6648

Welcome Dan!
What airplanes do you fly? My hubby has his private and instrument liscenses so we fly quite a bit.
by ksuprincess97
Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Resolutions (And other good ideas) Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 5923

my resolution is to get an agent for my novel and to have a short story published by march
by ksuprincess97
Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:03 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Writing Quirks?
Replies: 59
Views: 32237

I usually handwrite first. As far as quirks, I like to put on some music and dance around like an idiot to get the blood flowing. If I'm writing about my Irish character I like to drink Irish coffee, but I always have dark chocolate of some sort within easy reach. When I write romantic scenes I usua...
by ksuprincess97
Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: Long Time...No See
Replies: 512
Views: 300055

The rest of July and August are going to agnozing waiting for the first kickoff. But I'll be ready and wearing my Crimson and Cream!!!

I'm eagerly awaiting the start of Big 12 football too! Although I'll be wearing purple. Go K-State!
by ksuprincess97
Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: Greetings from a newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 11791

Welcome Silver! I also have a cat, Tigi, who's my "baby". I hope you enjoy it here!
by ksuprincess97
Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: WHEN is a prologue necessary??
Replies: 23
Views: 12613

I think it depends on the story. I've read some books with prologues or epilogues that worked well, and others that shouldn't have been there. I have an epilogue in the book I've just finished and from the feedback I've gotten on it, it seems to be effective.

I agree that they should be brief.
by ksuprincess97
Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Required number of words...
Replies: 13
Views: 6587

100,000 does seem like an awful lot. My completed novel is just under 60,000.
by ksuprincess97
Tue Jun 07, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: Long Time...No See
Replies: 512
Views: 300055

I went back to Norman last night to visit frieneds from college. I forgot how much fun it was just sit around and talk. Even though we are a little "bigger" now, we haven't changed that much. I know what you mean. I was back in KS for my sister's wedding last weekend and got to see a lot of my coll...
by ksuprincess97
Sat May 07, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: rejection central
Replies: 7
Views: 4037

At least you're not getting form rejection letters. :-D That's all I seem to be getting so far on the queries I've sent out for my first novel. Just got one in the mail today, actually! I also started reading the book Making the Perfect Pitch by Katherine Sands that's pretty good so far. From what I...
by ksuprincess97
Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Writing = Isolation?
Replies: 40
Views: 20587

I think writing does, at times, require isolation. Sometimes I can pull out my notebook no matter where I am and write, but sometimes I have to shut myself up in my study or the library and get away from everyone and everything. I guess I'm a bit of a loner too. I have a small group of close friends...
by ksuprincess97
Wed Apr 07, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Killing characters
Replies: 81
Views: 48601

The book I'm finishing now started out being a love story but gradually become more of a thriller. I had even written this great happy ending where the main two characters were in love and lived happily ever after. But I wasn't happy with it. As much as it pained me to do it, I had to kill the main ...
by ksuprincess97
Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: The Writer's Life - Techniques, Characterization, Writing Ideas, & More
Topic: Favorite place to write
Replies: 46
Views: 26183

Sometimes, like today, when it's really slow at work, I like to slouch down behind my computer and pull out my little notebook that I always carry with me and write away.

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