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Karenof4

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PostSubject: Greetings from CA   Sun 26 Sep 2010, 12:39 am

Hello everyone!

Simply stated, I'm a n00b.

Didn't realize my love for reading until a few years ago and my passion for writing was completely unknown to me until it came and bit me in the rear this past spring. Noticed an icon on my desktop from the year before where I jotted down a few ideas. I forgot about the file because no sooner did I write the ideas did I realize I was insane for thinking I could write.

Last May, I was doing "housekeeping" on my laptop and almost deleted the file. Curious, I opened it, liked what I read and jumped in with both feet. Six weeks later I had a 300 page novel in that file.

I am a home schooling mother to 4 children, president over our children's Sunday school at church and Boy Scout leader. I finally found my passion during the busiest time in my life and I squeeze in daily writing whenever I can. I'm constantly on the lookout for information to absorb as I improve my craft.

New to forum boards, I apologize for my slow start but I look forward to being an active particpent as I edit my MS and begin the quest for an agent and publication.

Thank you for an opportunity to be a part of this forum.

~Karen flower
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Sun 26 Sep 2010, 1:38 am

Welcome Karen! I can not believe you can find time to write! You sound so busy! Homeschooling? You sound brave too Wink Lol! Hats off to you. I can't wait to see what your story is about. This is a great group, glad to have you. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Sun 26 Sep 2010, 3:04 am

Hi Karen,

Welcome to the boards flower

Wow six weeks for 300 pages that is impressive, go you! I look forward to seeing it. Smile
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Rachael Harrie

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Sun 26 Sep 2010, 3:25 am

Hey Karen, great to meet you. Looking forward to chatting with you around the forum, and having a read of your book Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Sun 26 Sep 2010, 5:29 am

Welcome, Karen! Nice to virtually meet you! Very Happy

Six weeks and 300 pages?! That is impressive! I'm looking forward to study your work Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Sun 26 Sep 2010, 9:59 am

Hello hello!

Glad you are here, and slow starts are understandable. Looking forward to seeing your work and sharing mine with you as well!

Make yourself at home.
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PostSubject: Thank you!   Sun 26 Sep 2010, 11:39 am

Thank you all so much for the warm welcome!!

I am a noob, to forums, to writing, to critiquing and editing-pretty much everything. I've learned so much especially through critiques/critiquing and I have a long way to go I'm sure. Wink So I certainly appreciate the opportunity to being a part of this community.

Please, if I'm not doing something I should be or doing something I shouldn't, just let me know. I'm making my way around all the guidelines for the boards.

I look forward to the time I no longer can claim noob. Very Happy

~Karen
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Sun 26 Sep 2010, 1:10 pm

Hey, Karen! We've "met" through Twitter, but I'm glad you found your way here.
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Rachael Harrie

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Sun 26 Sep 2010, 5:08 pm

Love your photo - looks like a book jacket cover! A good omen perhaps... bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Wed 29 Sep 2010, 9:21 pm

Hi Karen! Did you give up sleeping during those six weeks to fit in the writing time? Wow! I'm completely new to this whole thing, too. So you're not alone. I'm looking forward to finding more time to put into critiquing and reading your story. "See" you around, Christy
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Wed 29 Sep 2010, 9:33 pm

It was a crazy time. The whole story was in my head bursting to come out. I just wrote in the evenings with the peak writing time hitting from 11-2, then I would crash and literally fall asleep while typing. LOL. It was crazy...but fun.

Editing is taking a lot longer simply because I'm learning along the way. Such a wonderful community!! <3
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Wed 29 Sep 2010, 9:40 pm

Thanks for checking out our blog. I tried to message you from there, but, uh, couldn't. I'm not very savvy with all things web yet. Yeah, I'm stuck in the editing process too. I'm not sure I'll ever get out. Fun though! (Most of the time!) I have two children, ages 4 and 2. I teach in the mornings and get to be home with them in the afternoons. Writing hasn't been happening very much at all lately! Good luck with your edits!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Wed 29 Sep 2010, 11:49 pm

Christy,

Oops. I have 2 gmail accounts. One is hooked up to my blog, email, etc and I usually comment on blogs with that one. But if I'm logged into the other account....it's just messy. Sorry about that.

Good luck with getting the time to write-it certainly can be challenging. Looking forward in getting to know you and read your work. Smile

~Karen
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Thu 30 Sep 2010, 5:31 am

Homeschooling with 4 children!?

Going to sleep at 2 with 4 children?

What a super-mom! I get so cranky if I don't get my eight hour sleep with my three year old twins. They're at kindergarten during the day, so that's not the reason. As you can imagine, I have to go to sleep early in the weekends, or I'm seriously in a bad mood when they wake me up at 6.30 AM.

Anyways! Welcome to the forum. I agree with Rach: your picture looks like a cover picture for the back of your future book ^.^

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Thu 30 Sep 2010, 11:28 am

I'm anything but super, but thanks! Wink Just trying to keep everything together so I can accomplish all I want/need to do in a day.

I usually don't make the habit of staying up until 2. I have early birds...but with my kids being a little older, I can sleep in just a little. Tessa, 3 yo twins? You certainly have your hands full, but what fun adventures you much have. 3 is such a cute age!

Everyone is so sweet and gracious here. I'm excited to know and to work with each of you!

~K

PS Thanks Tessa & Rach Wink The picture is over a year old, but I like it too. I can use it for the next decade right?

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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Thu 30 Sep 2010, 4:00 pm

Far as I'm concerned, once you take a picture, it's yours to use for life lol!

I tried to upload a real pikkie of me and the computer had a conniption, so I found a little avatar that looks heaps like me instead Smile So now I can stay forever young too (tee hee)!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Greetings from CA   Thu 30 Sep 2010, 5:23 pm

I like your thinking Rachel! <3
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