Archive for November 2008

a pointless, filler post

I am just writing this post because the next one is # 100. Nothing really to see here. However I have an idea for the big 100th. It should be fun for everyone. *grin* Well, since I am wasting space anyway, I might as well post another Farside. Hope this didn’t happen at any of…

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What the . . . ?

So, I just noticed that my Dashboard says that this is post 102. And yet, my archives listed to the right claims this is post 98. ??? I’m not sure which one’s right, or what to believe in this crazy world! And here I was planning a huge gala for my 100th post, the likes…

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Renewed hope (aka. sisters are the best!)

This week and especially weekend, my mind has been engulfed with thoughts. Page after page of my Moleskine have been filled with frantic scribbling. I’ve basically been obsessed with figuring out the plot to this new idea (mentioned a few posts ago.) Without going into the long (kinda humiliating) details, I had the setting and…

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Renewed hope (Becca rocks!)

So, this weekend, my mind has been engulfed with plotting and brainstorming where I want to go with the new story idea I mentioned in

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O.M.G!!!!!!!!!

So, last night I went with this big group to go see the midnight premier of Twilight. It was great–a bunch of moms, with our kids at home, standing in line at midnight and squealing with excitement. (Oh yes, we squealed. You gotta get into the spirit of it all, right?) As for the movie…

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A case of the Rejection Blues

Rejections make me think. I think about my story. I think about my query letter. And as I suppose one would expect, I start to question every little dream that I had built over the course of writing my book, revising it, and getting ready for submission. I know what you’re going to say. Don’t…

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New Ideas

The other day, as I was out driving, an story idea struck me. It was just the kernal of an idea really, a shell. I saw the cast of characters and I saw the setting. But, as I kept chewing it over, I realized that the whole story would revolve around one sinister plot. And…

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In which Renee admits her many failings.

1. I’m no good at turning off the inner editor. 2. I constantly second guess my choices because I’m obsessed with making sure that they’re not “cliche.” 3. Sometimes I wonder why I am in such an all-fired rush. I mean, what’s the hurry? They’ll still be publishing books in a year. 4. Okay, I’ll…

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Shout out!!

I want to offer a huge congrats to my fellow writer friend and MoMo, Kiersten. SHE SIGNED WITH AN AGENT TODAY!!! How awesome is that? Kiersten, I am so happy for you, and I am excited to vicariously experience all the awesome things you are going to experience. 🙂 CONGRATS!

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So, maybe I’m not cut out for this NaNoWriMo thing . . .

As many of you know, I decided to take the NaNoWriMo challenge and write 50000 words of my current story in a month. Well, as I stated in the title, I am starting to think that this simply isn’t compatible with my writing style. Maybe it is the fact that I am writing the beginning…

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