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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:32 pm
by Macbren
Hi there, everyone. I'm new, but old. lol I used to be part of the site over a year ago, but left for the summer and didn't come back. We moved and went through a lot of changes, but things have settled down again and I'm back. I'm hard at work on my first book called, "The Ties that Wound" and determined to get it finished by the end of the summer.

My name is Bren and I'm a 36 year old Mom of 4 kids and married to Stacey for 18 years. I, of course, love to read and write. My favorite authors are (just to name a few) Jane Austen, Dean Koontz, Diana Gabaldon and John Williams. How's that for a range? :)

I'm looking forward to meeting some new people and "seeing" some old friends again. :)

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:44 pm
by charlesp
Welcome back Bren! Glad you found your way back to Wordtrip. Since you've left we've added a podcast (http://podcast.wordtrip.com) and done a "Novel Writing Week" (http://writingweek.wordtrip.com) and generally been hanging out and doing some writing... looking forward to hearing more about the progress on the book!

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:56 pm
by Macbren
charlesp wrote:Welcome back Bren! Glad you found your way back to Wordtrip. Since you've left we've added a podcast (http://podcast.wordtrip.com) and done a "Novel Writing Week" (http://writingweek.wordtrip.com) and generally been hanging out and doing some writing... looking forward to hearing more about the progress on the book!


Hey charlesp! Wow, sounds great. I'm interested in the podcast, will have to check that out. The book is going great, I'm really happy with it. It's completely changed from what I started with, though. lol I was frustrated with it, it just wasn't what I wanted, then I switched to first person and it came alive. I've got the Prologue and 4 chapters completed (though I have a ton of material waiting to be edited). I finished the first draft last summer, then with all the changes I didn't do anything on it for a while. I started editing a few months ago and now it's really moving. Once Jillstar adds me to the writing group I'll post my prologue. :) I'm looking forward to see what you've all been working on.

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:14 pm
by TheMudge
Welcome Back, Bren--happy wordtripping!

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:21 pm
by Macbren
TheMudge wrote:Welcome Back, Bren--happy wordtripping!


Thanks, Mudge. Glad to be here. :D

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:29 pm
by TheMudge
So let's see some writing.

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:34 pm
by Macbren
TheMudge wrote:So let's see some writing.


LOL, I have lots, but I think I have to crit 2 other people's before I can post mine, don't I? That's going to take me a bit, I want to do a good job. :)

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:41 pm
by TheMudge
Wow--some responsibility on this site. What a concept.

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:45 pm
by Macbren
TheMudge wrote:Wow--some responsibility on this site. What a concept.


Well, thank you, Mudge. It's only fair. :) Besides, I want some good crits of mine. I'm making sure of it. lol

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:48 pm
by charlesp
Bren you get one "freebie" when you join the large writing group... so you can post before you crit 2... just gotta crit 2 before your NEXT post... i think... did I forget the rules?

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:53 pm
by TheMudge
Hey, it's our site--I say we can give her a freebie no matter WHAT the rules.

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:04 pm
by Anblick
LOL!

Welcome back!

Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:34 pm
by Macbren
TheMudge wrote:Hey, it's our site--I say we can give her a freebie no matter WHAT the rules.


LOL, thanks you guys. We'll I've already done one crit, so I'll go ahead and post my prologue. I hope you like it! :D

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:22 pm
by Mlou
Hi, Bren...welcome back. Hope you'll get lots of inspiration here. A little encouragement does wonders when one gets discouraged.

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:44 pm
by Macbren
Mlou wrote:Hi, Bren...welcome back. Hope you'll get lots of inspiration here. A little encouragement does wonders when one gets discouraged.


Thanks for the welcome, Mlou. I'm sure I'll get tons of inspiration. I'm looking forward to it. :D

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:39 pm
by dee
Hi, Bren. Nice to meet you.

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:07 pm
by wtrbby
Welome back! Glad to hear the Wordtrippers are too good to forget :wink:

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:19 am
by Macbren
Welome back! Glad to hear the Wordtrippers are too good to forget


LOL, that's true. It's nice to be back. Pretty quiet around here, though.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:57 pm
by wtrbby
That's a GOOD sign! That means more people are actually WRITING and not chatting away like me right now... :-P

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:14 pm
by Macbren
wtrbby wrote:That's a GOOD sign! That means more people are actually WRITING and not chatting away like me right now... :-P


Well, I never thought about it that way. Good point. :D

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:17 pm
by Anblick
What optimists you guys are! I wish I could still hold on to that much of a Pollyanna viewpoint! :rofl: