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    Aw, I'm sorry it's an R (but glad for the useful feedback and that the wait is over!).

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    Oo, lovely!

    You don't happen to need a rejection from the MTS rejection crew, do you?

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    Does anyone ever need a rejection?
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    Well, that sucks. Congrats on the good bad rejection, wonder?

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    Does anyone ever need a rejection?
    I'd say it really depends on the project. When I think of some of the things I've written...

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    OUR rejections are fun. ::sniffs::

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post
    Aw, I'm sorry it's an R (but glad for the useful feedback and that the wait is over!).
    Thanks, y'all. This "wait" was so short. I'm not sure whether her suggestions will be better utilized by going back into the old book or applying them to the book I'm writing now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderactivist View Post
    Thanks, y'all. This "wait" was so short.
    Are you sure you're talking about publishing? There is no such thing as a "short" wait!

    I'm not sure whether her suggestions will be better utilized by going back into the old book or applying them to the book I'm writing now.
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderactivist View Post
    I got the R from JJ today, but it's filled with very useful feedback. I'm so grateful for it. In two paragraphs, she's told me more about why she's passing and maybe how to fix the problem than either of my last two fulls. Overall, I'd call this a positive.
    Sorry about the R, Lucie.

    But great news that you received some positive feedback.

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    Really sorry about the R, Lucie. Still think you have a great attitude though, if that's any help. And great that you got some decent feedback. Mine are always just form.

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    Red face

    How can rejection defeat me when I'm used to defying GRAVITY? Just wanted to share that I lost another 2% body fat. For me that's truly awesome since I'm 49 and have been working out hard for over 2 years. Most major weight loss is in my past.

    Plus Ms Jackson's note was both respectful and to the point. I think I'll send a thank-you card. Just so grateful to agents/publishers who follow-up in a timely fashion--with feedback. (And I consider anything under a year to be "timely" at this point.)

    Thanks for your support everyone. You know, this "Committee" could become sort of mysterious ... and epic.

    Lucie

    PS. muse, I wouldn't call her feedback positive as much as brute honesty. It certainly didn't glow. Oh well. I'm too far into the new book to go back into the old one at the moment so I'll just trunk it for a little while and pull it out when I hit the brakes on this paradox book.

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    That's really awesome, Wonderactivist. And even harsh feedback can be incredibly useful. I always wrote back a thank you if someone offered feedback of any sort.

    I've just started running again, so I can sympathize with the weight loss plight. I gained twenty pounds when I came back to America (granted, I couldn't do kung fu for almost a year, which I'm sure didn't help), and I've been working to lose it and get back down to my healthy weight range. I haven't stepped on a scale, but I have a lot more stamina than I did even a couple of weeks ago, so I think that's a good thing.
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    on the weight loss, wonder! That's awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderactivist View Post
    How can rejection defeat me when I'm used to defying GRAVITY? Just wanted to share that I lost another 2% body fat. For me that's truly awesome since I'm 49 and have been working out hard for over 2 years. Most major weight loss is in my past.

    Plus Ms Jackson's note was both respectful and to the point. I think I'll send a thank-you card. Just so grateful to agents/publishers who follow-up in a timely fashion--with feedback. (And I consider anything under a year to be "timely" at this point.)

    Thanks for your support everyone. You know, this "Committee" could become sort of mysterious ... and epic.

    Lucie

    PS. muse, I wouldn't call her feedback positive as much as brute honesty. It certainly didn't glow. Oh well. I'm too far into the new book to go back into the old one at the moment so I'll just trunk it for a little while and pull it out when I hit the brakes on this paradox book.

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    Brute honesty can be positive (Well, once the sting wears off.)

    Congrats on the weight loss. Care to share your secret?

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    Sorry if I think FOTS is... well... off base.
    So a friend is anxious to see your self-pub work? And he'll tell two people, and they'll tell two people? I've got a sneaking feeling that after about four people, nobody is going to give a hoot.
    Your writing has already made somebody happy, and he hasn't even read it yet? Are you nuts!??! The only happiness your "writing" has provided is the promise (or titillation) of something.
    But your hobby is writing. That's good. Keep it up.

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    Dennis. It's entirely possible I missed something, but are you in the right thread?

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    muse, the weight loss secret is no secret: 5 or 6 days a week at the gym, an hour on weight training days, 45 mins on cardio days. But I do recommend a book called Younger Next Year because my 25 year-old trainer honestly knows nothing about things like joint pain, lifting heavy to prevent osteoporosis, etc.

    Dennis, howdy , but I agree: I wonder if that was for another thread? Nevertheless, in response I'll share that there is actually a brand-new NY Times bestselling author in my town--self-published. I'm so happy for her.

    Her book is super-hot romance. Everyone who has read it tells me it isn't any literary great, just a hot story full of typos and misspellings. I mean, sometimes I think New York is totally off the mark on what readers want. They want a hot story and couldn't care less about technique. (I just care cause I'm a writer.) I'm taking her book to the writer's conference this week to read. And learn.
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    I tried to see where Dennis wanted to be, but I couldn't tell from his posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderactivist View Post
    muse, the weight loss secret is no secret: 5 or 6 days a week at the gym, an hour on weight training days, 45 mins on cardio days. But I do recommend a book called Younger Next Year because my 25 year-old trainer honestly knows nothing about things like joint pain, lifting heavy to prevent osteoporosis, etc.

    Exercise?

    I was hoping you'd tell me it comprised of chocolate and beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HistorySleuth View Post
    I tried to see where Dennis wanted to be, but I couldn't tell from his posts.
    I think didn't Kaitie have a thread on feeling pressured to self publish? (which I can't find right now). Sounds like Dennis might be thinking of that thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muse View Post
    Exercise?

    I was hoping you'd tell me it comprised of chocolate and beer.
    @muse, I think we're supposed to have like a fricking bite of chocolate a day and have a beer on weekends. That's EXACTLY why I won't be losing much more weight.

    Chocolate is an important food group. As a woman, a human, and an author, I WILL not give up a food group for vanity. Just look what happened to those people who died from Atkins. No way. I will stand up for my health and the welfare of humanity--which would otherwise have to deal with ME-sans-chocolate. (Not a pretty site).

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    Speak it, wonder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyjude View Post


    Speak it, wonder!
    Speak it in iambics....!

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    Forget that. Just gimme some chocolate!

    Congrats on the weight loss, wonder. I commend you for tolerating that young trainer. I'm the girl at the gym who's sort of doing what others in the class are doing, but not quite, and instructors cannot peer pressure me. I'd rather not be in bad-pain later, thank you. Having said that, I believe my kickboxing workout from this weekend has burned enough calories for all of us (opening doors hurts today - why must we use arms for that?), so chocolate for everyone!

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