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    I would like most of Glee IRL.

    ETA: I think.
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    They're all such terrible people, but I love them deeply. Possibly because of this.
    “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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    Haha.

    ETA: I'll be going to bed in a minute. 'Night, guys.
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    Speaking of Glee, I found a bunch of old Glee music on my laptop <3 I'm listening to it all now

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    Just got an R on a full... said she couldn't connect to the characters.
    “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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    What? She connect connect to the characters? Do you mean cannot connect?

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    Yes, that's exactly what I mean. Typo. Watching Hairspray.
    “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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    Okie dokie.

    Gah, things are boring here.

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    Getting comments is definitely a good thing, Tally it means that even if you aren't there yet, you're in a good place.

    I'm currently in maybe the most prettiful library I've seen.

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    The problem is that all of my betas (which is over 15 people) told me that the best part of the novel by far is the characters.

    So.

    I've got no clue what to think.
    “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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    Afternoon team.

    Tally, you got another rejection recently saying that they had issues with Corwin as a character, right? Something about his interiority? The two rejections might well be hitting the same problem.


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    I know this isn't much help, but do you know a profesional who can read your book over? A published author neighbor or Scholastic editor aunt, etc.? That might help if you know someone.

    My aunt is an editor at Scholastic. Non-fiction, sadly, but I'm going to see if she'll read over my YA thriller before I query it along with some other betas.

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    That's true, Para- except this agent said that she loved Corwin as a character but couldn't connect with the main character (Corwin isn't really the main character, just a narrator), whereas other agents have said the complete opposite. And betas liked both characters.

    Well, you can't make everyone happy, I guess.

    ETA: I sent it to my aunt's best friend about a year ago after she read TRL, though never heard back. She might not have received it. Or she may not have had time, as she's one of the better-known editors in Toronto.
    “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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    Tally: She couldn't connect to the characters? I DO NOT AGREE.

    I think Logan Lerman would make a good Matthew in Underdogs (dream actors/character models FTW). He's adorkable, and THIS IS IMPORTANT.
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    So Will and his friend are playing video games. So i'm online, Hi everyone!!!
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    Hi, Ally.

    I'll be going out soon, but I need to know if it's important in urban fantasy for creatures to have more than one weakness.
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    Its up to you.

    Mine have plenty. There biggest is there ego.
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    Hmm... I wonder if wolves have a fear of fire...

    And that would affect the half-werewolves as well...
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    most animals don't like fire.
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    FIRE IT IS.
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    Its so quiet up here its creepy!!! Yeah i'm diffidently not a "middle of nowhere" person. Although i have to say stepping outside i get a huge surge of joy! Its so quite it remind me of my first book!
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    I'm going now.
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    see you later!
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    Hi Ally!


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