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Postby Jeffrey Allan Boman » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:22 am

I originally checked this out thanks to Mur Lafferty mentioning it in her latest I Should Be Writing podcast. This is indeed a place I can find of use!

I'm both a science fiction fan and so far a hopeful published author in the genre. So far I've been successful in the RPG field, with 4 publications (3 for charity books, 1 paying) this year so far.

I also write a newsletter in an APA (Amateur Press Association) that I founded 15 years ago, a monthly e-mail newsletter... and I'm going to try for my 3rd successful NaNoWriMo in a row - this time in a genre I've never tried before: Young Adult urban fantasy.

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Postby charlesp » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:24 am

Welcome to Wordtrip Jeffrey! Glad you found us (glad Mur mentioned us too :D). Just wanted to say hi before I left to do some of that procrastinating she mentioned this week :oops:.

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Postby xcheck24 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:28 am

Hi Jeffrey (or do you prefer Jeff??) Welcome to Wordtrip!
You should check out Novel Writing Week (which we're in the middle of) as a warm-up to NaNo, which a lot of us will also be doing. Glad you found us!
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Postby Jeffrey Allan Boman » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:13 am

xcheck24 wrote:Hi Jeffrey (or do you prefer Jeff??)

Either or is fine. I used the short form (Jeff) for many years... but ever since I started to use the pen-name of Boman Allan Jeffries, my full name has made sense to me. :D
xcheck24 wrote:You should check out Novel Writing Week (which we're in the middle of) as a warm-up to NaNo, which a lot of us will also be doing. Glad you found us!

I saw that, but I'll pass this year... I don't want to burn out my writing energy before NaNo.
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Postby xcheck24 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:14 am

not a problem! glad you made it here :)
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Postby Writingmom » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:20 am

Welcome to the trip!! Fellow nano writer! I'm amazed at how many years you've done...I'm on my second one...
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Postby Jeffrey Allan Boman » Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:10 pm

I've only done one more than you Writingmom... that shouldn't feel intimidating. :wink:
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Postby pengwenn » Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:13 pm

I tried NaNoWriiMo last year and peetered out after the first week and a half. I felt like I wasn't in control of my own writing...oh well. I admire people who can do it and succeed, I'm just not sure I've got it in me.

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Postby Mlou » Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:05 pm

Welcome, Jeffrey. Always happy when someone new climbs on the bandwagon. We have lots going here. Know you'll find something intriguing...hope so, anyway. :-D
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Postby JillStar » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:55 pm

Welcome to Wordtrip Bowman! We have some very interesting thing floating about... so have fun.
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Postby Writingmom » Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:33 am

Jeffrey Allan Boman wrote:I've only done one more than you Writingmom... that shouldn't feel intimidating. :wink:


Oh well...some of us don't take much to be intimidated! :oops: Actually, when I was replying I forgot how many years it had been, and figured it was more than me!! :shock: Gonna be a good month!
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Postby Jeffrey Allan Boman » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:26 pm

I felt intimidated before my first one in 2003; I'd never written that many words.

Since then my confidence to make it grew, which is why I broke 50k with 4 days to spare... then continued until I wrote "The End" 2 days later.
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Postby Writingmom » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:54 pm

Are you working on something new or something that's already in progress? 8)
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Postby Jeffrey Allan Boman » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:57 pm

Starting from scratch. It's what I've done each year.

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