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A.Milner

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PostSubject: I guess I'll go second;-)   Fri 20 Aug 2010, 5:55 pm

So I am a 31-year-old mother to 3 young boys who attempts to claim the age 29 and no one believes me Sad It's just yrs people, throw me a bone!
O.K., went off the subject of writing there. I am writing a YA Paranormal about a girl who finds herself prophesied to play an important role in the war between Heaven and Hell. But to fulfill this destiny she must first die.
After WriteOnCon and the many links to awesome agent blogs and such, I have become increasingly self conscious about my writing and in desperate need of help! I am very grateful to El, L.L or Tangynt? lol, for setting up this site. Thanks!
Also, for information purposes, I have 6 other books in the outline phase: 4 YA Paranormals, 1 YA Utopia and 1 Paranormal Thriller. My brain is getting overcrowded! Lol!
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PostSubject: Re: I guess I'll go second;-)   Fri 20 Aug 2010, 8:05 pm

Welcome! my Caleb is also destined to play an important role in the war between Heaven and Hell. *Hugs the poor boy* At least we have that in common! And I'm sure you aren't the only one feeling both empowered and simultaneously intimidated by what happened at Write On Con. But! We are all here to help one another, and give each other a leg up.
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PostSubject: Re: I guess I'll go second;-)   Fri 20 Aug 2010, 10:14 pm

Oh I always love a good war between heaven and hell...welcome to the boards!

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PostSubject: Re: I guess I'll go second;-)   Sat 21 Aug 2010, 4:18 am

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But to fulfill this destiny she must first die.
That has to be one of the best hooks I've seen so far. Lots of room there for conflict and struggle.

Anyway, I never try to pass younger than I am, because there's no way in he&% that I'd want to go back Smile Yes, my life has been good, great even, but the older I get, the wiser I get, and I really enjoy that. This is good, because I never get depressed when I have a birthday Very Happy

Welcome to our group, and I'm looking forwards to see you in the forums!

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PostSubject: Re: I guess I'll go second;-)   Sat 21 Aug 2010, 1:11 pm

I'm with Tessa - great hook! I'd love to know more about that story Smile

On wars between heaven and hell - have you read Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett? Not YA, probably not anything close to what you're writing, but it's a hilarious war rendition geek
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PostSubject: Hi   Sat 21 Aug 2010, 6:31 pm

Hi A, welcome to the forums Smile What does A stand for if you don't mind (or do you prefer A???) Smile

Looking forward to working with you.

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PostSubject: Re: I guess I'll go second;-)   Sat 21 Aug 2010, 8:00 pm

Thanks everyone!

El-Lol! Yeah I feel sorry for my Clara too. Dear girl, she never really got a chance to live:( Lol! I feel mean sometimes putting my characters through so much;-)

Tessa-Thank-you! Wow, you have a great attitude on aging, one I should learn to adopt. I suppose I am getting wiser, but darn it I keep getting older too! Wink My twenties sort of passed me by, never got around to do the things I had planned tongue

Marieke- Thanks Smile I haven't read that one, but I will check it out study

Rachael- Hi Smile The A stands for Amanda:)
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PostSubject: Re: I guess I'll go second;-)   Sun 22 Aug 2010, 8:35 am

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Tessa-Thank-you! Wow, you have a great attitude on aging, one I should learn to adopt. I suppose I am getting wiser, but darn it I keep getting older too! Wink My twenties sort of passed me by, never got around to do the things I had planned tongue
Ah, there lies the difference, I believe. I had already done all the things I'd planned before I turned 30. I had finished my education, clubbed, gotten married (which is unusual in Iceland if you haven't had children yet!), gotten a job, lived overseas for over two years (Denmark), traveled all to various distant and no-so-distant places on the planet, got my TKD black belt, learned belly-dance, bought an apartment (we had to take a big loan for it), bought a car (two, actually - but we saved up money for them first), bought baby stuff for when we'd have a baby (wasn't expecting twins!), and had money in our savings account. Then I gave birth to my babies when I was 29. I just felt ready when the big 30 came Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I guess I'll go second;-)   Sun 22 Aug 2010, 9:01 am

Sheesh, and you're saying I'm busy? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: I guess I'll go second;-)   Sun 22 Aug 2010, 9:06 am

Lol! I suppose I've been busy in a different way Wink
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PostSubject: Re: I guess I'll go second;-)   Sun 22 Aug 2010, 6:05 pm

I like it.

There is less hell more heaven creating hell in mine but my MC also has to make sacrifices. I think that's what I like about YA lit so much, might just be me but when it's adult end-of-the-world-lit I never get as wrapped up in it. I look forward to reading more about your story. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: I guess I'll go second;-)   Sun 22 Aug 2010, 11:21 pm

I'm with you there. Not sure why though. It could be that when it's YA we are with the MC as they grow and mature to take on these new responsibilities and life and death decisions. We may root for them more because they are still in the dawn of their lives and it wouldn't be fair to them to never live it. Or, maybe it's just that YA kicks butt and that it why we write it! Lol! ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: I guess I'll go second;-)   Tue 24 Aug 2010, 10:17 am

A.Milner wrote:
Or, maybe it's just that YA kicks butt and that it why we write it! Lol! ;-)

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