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        10-27-2010, 07:00 PM
      #21
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    I like fluff....
    That's very neat, I love writing. Getting feeedback on writing is great. Most pople write what they like.
         
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        10-27-2010, 08:01 PM
      #22
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Cowgirl101    
    Anyone else enjoy writing?
    Weeelllllll, (Pam sighs) after twenty-five books, there are some days when I do not enjoy the process. Usually, that occurs when my book is in "galley" format and I'm forced to read it for the umpteenth time because I know if I don't, and there's a typo, someone out there in romance reader land will send me a letter listing all said typos. For the most part, however, I do love my job. I wish I had a regular income, tho. The wait between royalty checks can be long.

    I have my first electronic book out this week. The publishing company that purchased the story releases it digitally first, then in paperback in three months. I'm having a tough time educating my readers that while my book is technically "out" it won't be in Barnes & Noble et al until January 2011. Ooi. But electronic publishing pays IMMEDIATELY. (And 30% royalties!! Niiice.) I like that concept so I'm really excited about not having to wait a year before my seeing some $$$s. (Sometimes more than a year.)

    Pamela Britton
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    Farmpony, why aren't you writing??? Hmmmm?
         
        10-27-2010, 11:06 PM
      #23
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    Originally Posted by PBritton2U    
    Weeelllllll, (Pam sighs) after twenty-five books, there are some days when I do not enjoy the process. Usually, that occurs when my book is in "galley" format and I'm forced to read it for the umpteenth time because I know if I don't, and there's a typo, someone out there in romance reader land will send me a letter listing all said typos. For the most part, however, I do love my job. I wish I had a regular income, tho. The wait between royalty checks can be long.

    I have my first electronic book out this week. The publishing company that purchased the story releases it digitally first, then in paperback in three months. I'm having a tough time educating my readers that while my book is technically "out" it won't be in Barnes & Noble et al until January 2011. Ooi. But electronic publishing pays IMMEDIATELY. (And 30% royalties!! Niiice.) I like that concept so I'm really excited about not having to wait a year before my seeing some $$$s. (Sometimes more than a year.)

    Pamela Britton
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    Farmpony, why aren't you writing??? Hmmmm?
    Sorry but that was all over the place.
    I like writing, guessing you do to. Writing comes with a passion of it well for me. It suppose to be fun like horses are.

    I have a plot for a awesome book, sorry don't want spoiler. I will keep writing until I like it a enough to make it into a book. But now I do stories around 25000 words, short but better then nothing in my view.
         
        10-28-2010, 11:15 PM
      #24
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by PBritton2U    
    ....and I'm forced to read it for the umpteenth time because I know if I don't, and there's a typo, someone out there in romance reader land will send me a letter listing all said typos. ....
    I was reading the "Monk" novelizations (from the TV show.) and there are SOOOO many typos in those! If *I* notice a typo, it's a Bad typo! All I could say was "Monk would so not approve of these books!" lol I don't know where their editor was. The author clearly wasn't proof-reading it himself. (I wasn't one of those people who wrote and complained. I just thought it was ironic that of all books to have so many typos, it would be a "Monk" book. (the Obsessive Compulsive Detective.))
         
        10-29-2010, 06:28 AM
      #25
    Green Broke
    I'd love to be a writer.

    Cowgirl - fluff is bad :P I can waffle on for paragraphs about a particular past irrelevant event, or, I don't know, the fauna that grows in a certain part of the world. Or someones opinion on something. I keep saying to myself "get on with the story" but I never do. I love the details though, even if no one else does, it makes it sort of "real" to me, which I guess is kinda sad :(
         
        10-29-2010, 01:15 PM
      #26
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Reiterin    
    I just thought it was ironic that of all books to have so many typos, it would be a "Monk" book. (the Obsessive Compulsive Detective.))
    Wow. That's hysterical. And shoddy publishing, too. Our editors read our books one final time, too. Me thinks someone was snoozing on the job.

    I once received a letter from a reader who claimed that part of the reason why she loved reading my books was because they were so free of typos. LOL.

    Pam
         
        10-29-2010, 02:15 PM
      #27
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    Originally Posted by PBritton2U    
    Wow. That's hysterical. And shoddy publishing, too. Our editors read our books one final time, too. Me thinks someone was snoozing on the job.

    I once received a letter from a reader who claimed that part of the reason why she loved reading my books was because they were so free of typos. LOL.

    Pam
    The harlequinn superromances are usually pretty good about that, I've noticed that the special edition ones will have several typos in them. Not bad enough to bug you, but enough to notice. I haven't read any of the nascar ones. I like the quick reads because I can read them over a quick drive to the mountains or in one or two sittings...
         
        10-29-2010, 03:19 PM
      #28
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Saskia    
    I'd love to be a writer.

    Cowgirl - fluff is bad :P I can waffle on for paragraphs about a particular past irrelevant event, or, I don't know, the fauna that grows in a certain part of the world. Or someones opinion on something. I keep saying to myself "get on with the story" but I never do. I love the details though, even if no one else does, it makes it sort of "real" to me, which I guess is kinda sad :(
    I meant by Fluff: cute, sticky sweet, drama fluff.... Thta's what I why I like fluff, lol. I make my stories as enjoyable for the read as much as I can. If it bores the writers it probably bore the readers too. Bored reader are not good, so spice it up and have fun. :P
         
        10-29-2010, 06:24 PM
      #29
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    I like the quick reads because I can read them over a quick drive to the mountains or in one or two sittings...
    You should be WRITING them instead of READING them.

    And I like how you completely ignored the dig at the end of my first message. Or did you miss my, "Farmpony, why aren't you writing??!" comment.



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        11-01-2010, 09:58 PM
      #30
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    Writing is a talent I don't have... Sometimes I wish I could
         

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