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Postby serenityjs » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:36 am

Just stopping by to introduce myself and let everyone know how excited I am to be a part of this website.

My name is Jennifer, but all my friends call me Jen.

I hope everyone's new year was great. Are there any unusal resolutions out there? If so, let me know, I am still searching for one.

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Postby pengwenn » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:46 am

Welcome to Wordtrip!

As for resolutions I don't have anything official yet myself. I've just got way too much going on to really stop and think of something I want to acomplish this year. Do you have anything relating to writing that you're thinking about?
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Postby serenityjs » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:50 am

Well, I have a book coming out in March. It is a book of poetry, prose, and short stories. But, I would really like to get my novel finished so I can get that one in the works. So, that would be mine! To finish my novel.

happy new year-
Jen 8)
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Postby pengwenn » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:15 pm

That great news!

If you ever need a break from writing your novel (so you don't get burned out) why not try one of the challenges we have here. They're fun and distracting and we're not expecting a finished product. Rough drafts (that just might lead to something more polished) are more than welcome.
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Postby serenityjs » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:05 pm

I will definatley take this into consideration. Sometimes I just cant wrap my head around another word in the novel writing process. Thanks so much for the welcome.

Jen
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Postby Mlou » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:07 pm

Welcome! Pengwenn is right. We just like to see work being inspired by the challenges. They're excellent tools to get the mind turning over.
Congrats on the poetry book. It's difficult now to get a publisher interested in poetry. My book (see below) is a romantic suspense novel. Check it out on Amazon. :)
As for resolutions, I posted a short one on my thread, Fish Pond-Mlou's Daily PIM. But actually I'm too old for New Year resolutions. My main one is just to get out of bed every morning. :twisted:
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Postby serenityjs » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:21 pm

LOL...

thats a good one, maybe Ill try to concentrate on that too!
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Postby pengwenn » Thu Jan 08, 2009 4:38 pm

OH, but spending a day in bed could be so lovely sometimes.
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Postby *Elle* » Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:51 pm

Hello and Happy New Year.
I'm Elle and I would love to read your book when it comes out..
I'm probably the youngest on here except maybe fireflare.
I'm 15 and excited to meet ya :D
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Postby serenityjs » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:21 pm

Hi Elle...

Thanks for the response
Fifteen is not so bad, its good to be young, just means you have lots of time to do whatever you want.

I hope we can talk more in the future and I am interested in seeing some of your stuff....

take care,
love jen :-P
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Postby Writingmom » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:44 am

Welcome! Glad to have you on board! 8)
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Postby serenityjs » Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:58 am

thank you so much.... :roll:
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Postby Hissmonster » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:12 pm

Welcome aboard!

and Happy 2009! Glad to hear about the book, keep us posted on the progress of your working w/ a writing blog. Also, I will post a link for you to add your upcoming book to my reading list. I believe in supporting other wordtrippers, reading their works and then opening up a chat thread about them. How else are we going to spread the word (grin) I've a couple in queue right now, but add it to the the list...and then check out some of our other authors works too. I have some active threads and more are in the works.
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Postby Richard Howardson » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:59 am

Welcome Jen....

And a Happy New Year.

I'm just a amateur writer here.
About New-Year Resolution, i don't have any.....Just wanna have fun and be myself.

Its nice to hear about your novel, good luck 4 tht.

have a nice day! :-D
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Postby serenityjs » Wed Jan 14, 2009 1:01 pm

thanks Richard-

Perhaps no resolution is the best resolution- seeing as- most people do not stick with them anyway.

Take care-
Jen
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Postby mslover » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:26 pm

serenityjs - welcome. look forward to reading more poetry! (that's my gig... not so much the short stories, well i read them but don't write them). enjoy!

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Postby serenityjs » Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:35 pm

mslover-
thank you for your warm welcome.
I hope to read some of your poetry as well.
as for short stories, I write them, but they tend to be really dark....

anyway, take care,
Jen
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Postby Hissmonster » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:57 pm

dark is good! I like dark 8)
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Postby Mlou » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:15 pm

I have a couple of short stories in the Amazon Shorts program. Anyone with .49 to spare can get them. But they're very UNdark. :-D Healing Sarah is about a mountain girl with healing powers. The other is about a funky little old lady detective.
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Postby Writingmom » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:01 pm

That's cool, Mlou. Have you liked the program? 8)
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Postby Mlou » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:38 pm

It's a great extra outlet for your work. Anyone who has a book for sale on Amazon is eligible to submit stories for possible use. They took the two I sent but I haven't done much promotion on them. I suppose I should.
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Postby serenityjs » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:35 pm

Wow..I did not know this...
You should definatly promote them...

I have not promoted my work either but I do have a website...www.openmybook.net// I have not updated it in a while so a lot of my new stuff is not on there but it is a work in progress...
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Postby Mlou » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:05 am

Okay, I took your advice and put them on the promo thread.
If anyone ever does spend the .49 and download one, I'd sure love to hear from them! Even if you don't like it after you read it.
Otherwise, I never know whether anyone has read them or not.
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