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Wendy Sparrow
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PostSubject: In need of some positive affirmation   Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:03 am

Hi, my name is Wendy Sparrow. I write just about everything, but I'm considering limiting myself to YA.

Wow... suddenly my writing skills are failing me, but I've got a nasty cold, so that might contribute to the problem.

Uhh... I guess my defining characteristics are that I have severe OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and my writing has become an obsession. With OCD, I have insomnia and sleeping more the five hours is rare, and that makes me a prolific writer. If I don't get the stories out of my head, I can't sleep.

I also have two children with Autism and dealing with their care and needs inspires a retreat into fantasy sometimes.

Wow... I normally blather on and on, but I just can't think of anything.

If you'd like to visit my blog, that would be awesome. I just got a rejection from DAW yesterday, so I feel a little kicked while down.

http://ladybugsroar.blogspot.com/
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:55 am

Hi Wendy, welcome to the forums!

I'm daeonica, or dae for short, and I'm one of the friendly neighbourhood moderators Smile

Feel free to PM me with any questions, comments, or suggestions for the site.

Please get stuck in to posting, we'd love to have your opinions Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:14 am

Welcome to the board Wendy!!

If you have any questions/queries please pm me or any of the other mods

At the writer's chronicles were all about positivism!!

I'm sorry about the rejection! i read it off your blog, (well done on posting it - very brave Smile )

BUT i think for a rejection it is very positive and they even took the time to not send you a 'form letter' - and of course they asked you to consider them in the future too, which makes me think they see lots of potential, which is amazing!!

theres always a silver linning to these things - and i think the fact they see and commented on your potential and took the time to give you constructive criticism speaks volumnes Smile

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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:41 am

Aww... thanks, Emily. I thought for a rejection it was fairly positive too. I'm still trying to figure out my direction from here and maybe wandering around the boards will help. I'll jump into that after I've finished a revision I'm working on.

Thanks for inviting me here. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:44 pm

Hi Wendy, welcome! I'm a new poster here too Smile

I commented on your blog and agree with Emily about the oxymoronic nice rejection... take heart, most of the time it's only a form letter so you're doing very well!

Take care and pm me anytime!
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:26 pm

Welcome Wendy! Glad you could join us!
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:16 am

Hey and welcome, Wendy! Glad you could join us. I'm Novel, one of the mods here. Feel free to PM me if you need anything! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:16 pm

Hi Wendy! I'm new here, too. I think we'll get along just fine. We've got a lot in common: I'm currently writing YA, I've been called OCD by more than one person (I lost count some time back) and I have one Autistic son, who is just amazing but definitely keeps me on my toes some days.

Sorry about the rejection, but at least it means you've reached the point where you're submitting your work and that's a really positive thing. I've just recently started writing seriously (if you don't count all the non-fiction, non-published things I've written, like reports, contracts, my Master's thesis (well, I guess that was sort of published), etc.).
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:17 pm

Oh, and I have some pretty amazing insomnia, too.

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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:50 pm

I live in Washington State also. We do have a lot in common.
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:40 am

Wow, Wendy, we really do. Are you in Western Washington, or Eastern? I'm over on the East side, though I grew up on the "wet" side. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:35 am

I totally ran off and forgot to post. I'm at like "head blow" levels of forgetful.

I live in Western Washington... a ferry ride from Seattle.
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:48 am

Are there ferries in Washington, Wendy?
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:21 am

I believe in ferries, Diana, you know that. The last thing we need is a bunch of ferries to drop dead. Everyone together: "I do believe in ferries."
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:29 pm

Yes, I did know, and it was sly of me to test your faith like that. I do believe in ferries too.
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:02 pm

...I live in New York, about 45 minutes from a ferry into the city...

Anyway, hello! Sorry for the late introduction, but my name is Moon. I'm often very busy with multiple AP classes (*is still in high school*), so I just float in and out of this forum. Nice to meet you!
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:29 pm

For those that are wondering if Diana has lost her mind, she has, but I posted a conversation in my blog a week or so ago about my son asking me how ferries float.... Homophones being what they are, I told him that we didn't believe in fairies, but then I said that we shouldn't say that because a fairy drops dead each time. This thoroughly confused my poor six year old until we finally figured out we were talking about different things.

Anyway, so, now you're in on the "inside" joke there....

I do believe in ferries.
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PostSubject: Re: In need of some positive affirmation   Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:42 am

Laughing aw that is so cute!!!


Definitely something to put in your notes Wendy, who knows when that little story might be good in a novel

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