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    Murder isn't so bad...
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    As should you be! I really want to get back to the query stage. Remember how suckish my query/writing was before? I think I've improved a lot! Time to redeem myself.

    On an unrelated note, I re-self-published (don't ask) one of my short stories to Amazon. Thank gosh the reviews transferred, lol. I'm hoping people will actually buy this.


    And now to watch The Office.

    ETA: Yes! First sale! I'm now 30 cents richer! Haha.
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    Congrats on the full requests, Thalia.
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    Thanks!
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

    -E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

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    Congrats Tally! Even though I'm six hours late in the conversation...

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    better off with a really good lie Thalia's Avatar
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    14k left to edit, then I'm ready to send out my fulls and all. Woot!
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

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    Hi, guys.
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    Hey, Lisa.

    I'm less than a chapter and a half away from being done these MAAH edits.

    Then I'll send off my full, which is exclusive for a week (it was a contest thing).

    Anyone want to read these edits? not looking for a beta, that would be a bit depressing.
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

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    I'm outlining.

    I'm hoping to finish January tonight.

    ALSO, GOOD LUCK TALLY.
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    Only the epilogue left!
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

    -E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

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    Ahhh the chapter where I went, "OH, IT'S FINISHED."

    I wish I had time to read more diary format novels (read THE MOTH DIARIES for class) but I don't. I'm curious to know how often entries occur.
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    better off with a really good lie Thalia's Avatar
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    My favorite diary format novel was 'Dear Jo.' entries varied from twice a day to once in three months.

    ETA: otherwise known as the chapter where you THINK it's over.

    I love me my cliffhangers... when I'm the one who knows what's coming,
    Last edited by Thalia; 02-25-2012 at 01:38 AM.
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

    -E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

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    I was thinking: entries at least once a week, at least for this draft.
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    Damn, I typed my eta too slowly! Stupid hairdresser chair!
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

    -E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

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    Hey everyone!


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    Hey, Ely!
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    better off with a really good lie Thalia's Avatar
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    Hello!

    I was literally just using your MAAH notes for reference as I edited. XD
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

    -E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

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    There is going to be an awkward scene with Daniel's mum in a shopping centre. I say no more.
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    I'm just sitting here thinking about a possible torture scene in OWHH. I say no more.
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

    -E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

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    I'll just plain say no more.


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    THAT IS BECAUSE YOU ARE A SILENT LURKING NINJA.
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

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    Trying to find a game to play while I try and come up with more scenes. One with the ball knocking the blocks with a paddle.
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    Tally - I know I'm late but congrats on the full requests!


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    Thanks!

    OKAY, WHO SHOULD I KILL (or NOT kill) NEXT?
    “They do sometimes go crazy, these people, because the world is telling them not to want the things they want. It can seem saner to give up--but then one goes insane from giving up.”

    -E. Lockhart, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks

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