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PostSubject: Hi from Scotland   Sat Jun 27, 2009 2:14 pm

Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. I am an aspiring novelist of paranormal mysteries and procrastinator par excellence so I'm hoping there's lots of nattering going on here to give me plenty of time-wasting opportunities.

I look forward to getting to know you all.

Sandra Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:03 pm

Hi! Welcome to the boards! I'm Ren (and would love to visit Scotland someday), one of the friendly moderators here. We look forward to having you jump into the discussions - any questions, comments, complaints, or if you just want to chat, please don't hesitate to fire a PM my way. I'm friendly!

<3 Ren

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:14 pm

SQUEEE!!!! Another Scottish person!!

Where in Scotland are you?

*coughs* *shuffles feet*
Hi. I'm daeonica. I'm another of the friendly, helpful mods here. Please get involved in the forum in any way you can - we love having new people here.

~dae

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:16 pm

Hi Sandra, its great to have you here. Welcome to the boards!!

You'll find plenty of fellow procrastinating paranormal writers here to bond with Wink

If you have any questions/queries feel free to ask me or the other mods.

How about you tell us a little about your writing?

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:50 pm

Hello Sandra!

I'm Akurei Enzeru, i just joined like five days ago so i can't be cool like everyone else and be all "Hi i'm a friendly mod" because their lucky ^.-

Anywhozit; welcome to the site ^^ its lovely to meet you!!!!

Please do tell us about your novel!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:51 pm

Welcome Sandra! It's so nice to meet you!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:41 am

Hello and welcome, Sandra. Do tell us more about your writing, and if you have a blog, put up the link.
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:46 am

Wow! Thanks very much for all your warm welcomes. I feel right at home already.

daeonica, I'm in North Berwick which is east of Edinburgh on the coast. I see you are a student - where are you and what are you studying?

About My Novel:
I started sending it out to agents last September, since when I've had some interest and suggestions for revision which I'm currently working on at the moment. The new version is going to be very different from the first, but better I'm hoping!
It's about a bloke working in a bookshop who finds a mysterious book and his life starts to unravel (can't say much more at this point as it keeps changing, but if you're interested there is a blurb on my website at http://flyingtart.webs.com/thebookseller.htm

I've got a few other projects at various stages on my hard drive. (I've long since stopped calling anything finished because I've come to realise there is no such thing!)
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:12 am

Aw your book sounds cool, sounds very neil gaimon (i hope thats a compliment Wink )

and Edinburgh is one of the nicest cities i've ever visited!!

I love your signature quote!

Can i ask what your book genre is? (if it has one) - cause i remember discussing with other writers in UK (i'm irish but we query the UK) about the limits of querying in uk for fantasy/paranormal/scifi cause there are so many limited number of agents. did you find that?

Granted, I'm not even close to the query stage myself Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:34 am

poptart wrote:


daeonica, I'm in North Berwick which is east of Edinburgh on the coast. I see you are a student - where are you and what are you studying?

I'd forgotten it said that. Maybe I'll change it. I've just finished high school, over on the West Coast. I'm taking a year off to go traveling and work a ski season in France first, but next year I'm going to be starting at Edinburgh Uni. I'll be studying Ancient & Medieval History. It's weird that it's over a year away, and I'm already so excited about it.

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:39 am

Daeonica - your study sounds fun ^^

Poptart - your book sounds very interesting ^^ i think we'd all like to read it someday so get it published XD

What you said is true, nothing is ever finished, even when it's published it can always be edited!

We strive for perfection, but perfection doesn't exist, true?

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:47 pm

A plethora of time wasting to be had, yes. It's quite fabulous. Welcome!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:37 pm

emilycross wrote:
Aw your book sounds cool, sounds very neil gaimon (i hope thats a compliment Wink )

and Edinburgh is one of the nicest cities i've ever visited!!

I love your signature quote!

Can i ask what your book genre is? (if it has one) - cause i remember discussing with other writers in UK (i'm irish but we query the UK) about the limits of querying in uk for fantasy/paranormal/scifi cause there are so many limited number of agents. did you find that?

Granted, I'm not even close to the query stage myself Laughing

When I wrote it I thought it was a supernatural mystery, but I now think it probably comes under the umbrella of urban fantasy. I find genre a very tricky issue, to tell you the truth. It's basically a ghost story, plain and simple.
Thanks for comparing it to Neil Gaiman but I doubt I could live up to his standard!
When I sent it out I looked for agents who handled mystery or general fiction. I did get a LOT of rejections, but I do think if you have a good original story idea someone will sit up and take notice. But here is a link I found a while ago with sci-fi/fantasy agents to try:

http://www.sffchronicles.co.uk/forum/8887-uk-literary-agents-who-specialise-in-science-fiction.html
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:39 pm

ooooooo Links are an amazing thing in this world ^^ thank you for sharing it!

~Akurei Enzeru
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sun Jun 28, 2009 7:55 pm

Eep, Scotland! That sounds fascinating. >w< Oh, hey, I'm Moon. Nice to meet you, Sandra! I hope we get to be great friends here! I'm stuck in New York, oh well. :] I'd love to see other countries one day. Until then, I explore everything through my writing. <3 See you around!
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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:11 pm

^^ too bad i hadn't joined earlier, i was just in new york not to long ago, we could have hung out!!! darn

Well, Welcome again and again because it's great to have new people to talk to ^^

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:43 am

Aw but Moonlight - NY is like agent central Smile

Poptart - thank you for the links, thats excellent!!

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PostSubject: Re: Hi from Scotland   Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:44 am

Lucky Moon >< XD

Poptart welcome welcome welcome, your an interesting person. I'm so very glad to talk to interesting people ^^

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