August 26, 2018 at 6:29 pm #161
I have packed my few belongings and scrambled over here. Looking forward to setting up camp (den?) with you all.
x PhilippaAugust 26, 2018 at 6:31 pm #162
Hi Philippa, thanks for dropping in, great to see you. How are things going with the novel etc at the moment?August 26, 2018 at 6:33 pm #163
Oh, and a litle tip if you hadn’t picked up on it already – if you click on ‘Activity’ at the top, you get a Cloud style ‘wall’August 26, 2018 at 6:37 pm #164
Thanks for the tip, Daeds. Also trying to edit my profile pic…. might need to try on laptop rather than iPad.
Novel is going okay, thanks. Just sent latest round of edits to my (!!!!) agent.
How’s your writing going??August 26, 2018 at 6:50 pm #165JulesParticipant
Hi Phillipa 🙂 great to see you here.August 26, 2018 at 7:04 pm #167
Exciting stuff! Are you allowed to say any more about it at the moment? My writing’s going OK thanks. Got some good feedback on my on-again, off-again WIP which has helped with the enthusiasm. Getting ready for the release of the second William the Conqueror novel Jillybean and I co-wroteAugust 26, 2018 at 7:32 pm #169
Yes. Would be nice if Activity was the default view, rather than getting a rather blank page and having to click Activity every time.August 26, 2018 at 7:40 pm #172JaneShuffParticipant
Hi Philippa and welcome!August 26, 2018 at 9:09 pm #176
Hullo, Phillapa! Nice to have you here ^.^
August 26, 2018 at 9:10 pm #177RichardBParticipant
Glad to see you here, Philippa. Welcome to the Den!August 26, 2018 at 11:00 pm #178Mad IguanaParticipant
Evenin’ Philippa. Nice to see you. Pull up a seat and have a cuppa.August 27, 2018 at 1:18 am #179KazGParticipant
Hi Phillippa, we don’t know each other but looking forward to that changing in the den! Welcome.August 27, 2018 at 1:19 am #180KazGParticipant
Philippa, even…August 27, 2018 at 9:45 am #181
*peeks round corner* ‘Anyone in?’August 27, 2018 at 9:51 am #182
Hi John! Welcome. Have a cup of coffee, or two. The barista will do those fancy patterns in the foam if you ask him nicely.August 27, 2018 at 9:52 am #183
Ooh, I like those fancy patterns!August 27, 2018 at 10:03 am #184
Hi John, nice to see you. You have a great pattern. Mine was a sort of muddy grey-brownAugust 27, 2018 at 11:47 am #186JulesParticipant
Hi John. Nice to see you here 🙂August 27, 2018 at 2:56 pm #189WoolleybeansParticipant
Hi, humans.August 27, 2018 at 3:42 pm #191
Hey John. Welcome to the Den 😀August 27, 2018 at 6:50 pm #193
I would like to like this post of yours, but a) the editor has reverted to the HTML one which doesn’t seem to let me @ you, and b) there isn’t a like bitton/icon/link.
So I’ll just have to say: I like your post!August 27, 2018 at 6:52 pm #194
Pip pip, WB.August 27, 2018 at 8:41 pm #198
Isn’t it that you can only @ people on the activity walls, and not in the forum threads? Still trying to find my feet with it all.August 28, 2018 at 8:27 am #203
Ah, could be. In which case, perhaps that’s also why I get a different HTML editor in a thread.August 28, 2018 at 8:27 am #204
Hi Philippa – make yourself comfy.August 29, 2018 at 10:04 am #211RaineParticipant
Sorry, P, I didn’t see this and posted on the main wall instead! So, edits back to agent – yay! And eek. 🙂 DId she give you a timeline for getting back (although agents seem marginally allergic to timelines as far as I can tell!)August 29, 2018 at 1:55 pm #222
Lovely to be here, and thanks for the cuppa. Just what the doctor ordered. 🙂
Well, following on from my news back on the ol’ Cloud forum a few months ago, after signing with agent Sarah Manning, I completely wrote the book as planned. That was a real slog, but I got there.
I sent the initial draft of that to her in June. Thankfully, she was very happy with (PHEW). Now we are editing it. I have just sent an initial round of edits off to her, and I’m waiting on her feedback on that.
As we all know, editing can go on for AGES, and this is basically a whole new book, so it will be a while yet, I think, before we are ready to sub to publishers. But I’ll keep you posted!
I’m really looking forward to hearing how the rest of you are getting on. Congrats, Daeds, on the publication of the WtC book!!!
xxAugust 29, 2018 at 2:06 pm #223
That’s brilliant, Philippa! I’m submitting two novels at the same time in different ways: one to agents and one to small presses, because it got a lot of praise but no offers from agents. And I’m busy writing the next book: making good progress after a research visit to its setting in Cardiff, where I grew up.August 29, 2018 at 2:14 pm #224
Great stuff, John T! I wish you all the best of luck with it. Sounds like you’ve done your research well, and are targeting the right options. I did love the sound of your book when you told me about it at York last year. Have you read “Owl Song at Dawn” by Emma Claire Sweeney?
Raine – I seem to have crossed with you!August 29, 2018 at 2:16 pm #225
ps does anyone know about rescuing injured snails? I ran over one with the mower this morning, and it completely lost its shell. Now I have it in a Tupperware box next to me on the sofa, not knowing whether it would be kinder of me to just put it out of its misery :/
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