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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
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    Smile Newbie here!

    Hi! I'm Zaria.
    I'm new to Absolute Write and a new writer.
    I've wanted to write a novel for as long as I remember. I came across NaNoWriMo a few years ago, but didn't have the nerve to try it until this year, and I managed to win. Now I've caught the writing bug, and I'm excited to wander around here and soak up all the information I can.

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    Greetings and Salutations!
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    Welcome!
    I'm new here too, and also won NaNo this year. Still working on finishing the draft though... 50K was not the end.

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    Hi there! And welcome to the club of the "bugged"
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    Congratulations on your win! By the time I heard of that contest it was already December. LOL. Oh, well, maybe next year. As a Cubs fan I'm entitled to use that phrase.
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    Welcome aboard, and congrats on finishing NaNo. Hope to see you around the forums a lot!
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    Hi zaria!

    Welcome to AW!

    Don't forget to read about AW basics in the Newbie Guide!

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    Hello. to the Water Cooler!
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    Hi! and welcome, winning NaNo deserves many congrats. I'm new here to so welcome fellow newbie!

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    Hi Zaria. Welcome!

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    Welcome! I'm also a newbie, and like you, the NaNo bug got me into writing years ago as well. There's something powerful in realizing you can reach 50,000 words in a month.

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    Welcome. I'm new too. Glad to have you on board.

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    Welcome, and congrats on your win from another wayward Wrimo!

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    Welcome to the Cooler, Zaria.

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    Welcome to the forum fellow newbie!

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    and grats on NaNoWriMo!

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    Welcome welcome. cheers


    The Kingfisher Books
    Book 1-
    Beneath the Shadow of Long Wings (Completed)

    Book 2-
    Within a Nest for Shattered Kings
    (50,000- ???)

    Book 3-
    Hold the Kingfisher's Gifts to Bring(???)

    The Self Righteous ( 87,000- 80,000- Shelved)

    Cathedral's Calling (Sci-Fi 10,000-???)

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    New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin ereadergold's Avatar
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    From one newbie to another welcome - and congratulations on winning NaNoWriMo!

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    Wow! Thanks for the warm welcome. I can't believe the amount of information here. I have a lot of reading ahead of me!

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