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01-11-2011, 07:13 AM
My name is Maggie, and I'm on draft 2.5 or so of a YA adventure/romance. I guess you could say it's my second novel, though the first didn't make it too far past first draft stage, so I'm not sure if it counts. :) I'm in the process of trying to finish this one up and start attempting to get it out there!
Looking forward to "meeting" you all!
01-11-2011, 07:22 AM
01-11-2011, 07:28 AM
I write YA, too:)
01-11-2011, 07:37 AM
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01-11-2011, 07:41 AM
01-11-2011, 10:21 AM
Hi there Maggie, and welcome to AW.
01-11-2011, 10:34 AM
You're in the same boat as me! I've wrote several incomplete manuscripts. . .in the span of ten years. But now that my cubs are grown, I have more time, and have finally finished a manuscript.
01-11-2011, 12:19 PM
Welcome from another newbie! I think the first novel counts--it's sort of a training ground, but an important one. I wasted 10 years trying to perfect the first novel and finally set it aside. now in a year and a half I've written one that is ten times better.
Welcome and good luck with book #2!
01-11-2011, 12:31 PM
01-11-2011, 01:53 PM
Welcome to AW. Hope you enjoy your stay with us.
How do you like your popcorn?
If you go to the bottom of the page to the ‘forum jump’ you can scroll down and find all the areas of this place. Most of the SYW areas require the password of ….vista. A word to the wise, (50 posts), it would be a good idea to participate first in helping others before you think about posting your own work. After you have been around here for awhile, then post something of your own for help. Good luck.
01-11-2011, 03:20 PM
Don't forget to read the Newbie's Guide (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66315) and enjoy AW
Members who want to start a thread in Share Your Work to have work critiqued need
50 posts. So take some time to read the stickies, greet fellow newbies, critique other members’
works, or join a discussion.
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Joseph W. Cleary
01-11-2011, 03:22 PM
Hi Maggie. Welcome to the forum. I'm new here myself. Hope to see you around. Have fun.
01-11-2011, 08:30 PM
Thank you for the welcomes, everyone! I'll see you around the boards!
01-11-2011, 08:37 PM
Of course it counts. Even though I have doubts about the marketability of my current WIP I have to finish to a certain point for the experience. It sounds like most people don't ever get their first novel published anyway. Keep working!
01-11-2011, 09:07 PM
01-11-2011, 09:57 PM
01-11-2011, 10:15 PM
Greetings and welcome to the watercooler :welcome:
Take a wander around the various forums, there's lots to see and lots to learn, and even some fun threads too. Come along and pop on over to the Traditional Irish Pub (at the top of the Newbie forum) and say hi, there's plenty of friendly faces that you can chat with and lots of banter. There's also the Question of the Day threads at the top of the Newbie forum where you can answer random questions.
Don't forget to read the newbie guide (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66315), and if you want to know what all the buttons mean check out this thread. (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28185)
01-12-2011, 02:57 AM
Welcome, Maggie. My daughter's name is Maggie, and I sometimes call her Magnitute. She has a temper. I have to say I know little bout YA (I write very adult fare), but there are sooooo many folks here that can help and share with you, so you are definitely in the 'write' place. Have fun!
01-12-2011, 03:26 AM
01-12-2011, 03:49 AM
Welcome Maggie :)
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