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Postby LoveHistory » Fri February 27th, 2009, 8:38 pm

That's awesome, Richard! Congratulations!

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Postby michellemoran » Fri February 27th, 2009, 9:39 pm

Great news Richard!!!! And what a fascinating website you have.
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Postby michellemoran » Fri February 27th, 2009, 9:45 pm

I might have missed it Richard, but have you thought of posting the first few pages on your website? This way, agents (should one stumble across it, or should an author send an agent your website's way) could have sample pages to look at, versus excerpts. The excerpts are great, but of course, nothing gives a reader a feel for a novel like the first few pages.
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Postby xiaotien » Fri February 27th, 2009, 10:05 pm

bunny love!

painting some more wild canyon bunnies
for my picture book. i swear i feel post bunny
glow long after--it just brings me such joy.

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Postby Richard » Fri February 27th, 2009, 11:13 pm

"michellemoran" wrote:I might have missed it Richard, but have you thought of posting the first few pages on your website? This way, agents (should one stumble across it, or should an author send an agent your website's way) could have sample pages to look at, versus excerpts. The excerpts are great, but of course, nothing gives a reader a feel for a novel like the first few pages.


Great idea, Michelle, thanks! I was actually just debating myself over just how much to include. First chapter is 9 pages, and first 3 are 27. Since that's close to the usual 25 an agent asks for (or so I hear) I was thinking that might be about right.

Another thing I might include is some sketches and tables from my research Moleskine notebook. There's nothing like a visual!
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Postby michellemoran » Fri February 27th, 2009, 11:35 pm

I think the sketches are a great idea, Richard!!! I'll be the first one to browse :D
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Postby diamondlil » Sat February 28th, 2009, 1:00 am

Finally got the Book of the Month poll done! Yay me!

Sorry for the delay! I feel as though I have only just recovered from last weekend...kind of!
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Postby SonjaMarie » Sat February 28th, 2009, 1:54 am

My mattress isn't moving!

You're probably thinking "say what?!".

For the longest time my mattress would slide and move forward or to the side on my box spring and I was forever pushing it back in, very annoying!

So a day after I ordered my new mattress I found a site that sold "No Slip Oval Pad". You put it between the mattress and the box spring and it keeps the mattress in place. And it does, YEAH!

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Postby Divia » Sat February 28th, 2009, 4:32 am

Its Friday! ROCKIN. And its payday. So happy there. :)
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Postby Ludmilla » Sat February 28th, 2009, 5:31 pm

Spring rain. We got nearly three inches overnight, but it was badly needed. Now our little creek actually has some water flowing. My girls have been out dancing in the puddles and walking in the woods picking daffodils. Forsythia is also in bloom.


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