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by RachelM
Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 4031944

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Hey guys! Sorry for being absent for forever. :roll: I've been serious about my writing. In the past two years, I've taken oodles of courses through Christian Writers Guild (until they shut down) and then through Writer`s Digest. I wrote the rough draft of three novels over the past several years, a...
by RachelM
Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 4031944

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

That's awesome, Pup! I bet they're cute little munchkins. Sounds like they have Uncle Ed wrapped around their pinkies. ;)
by RachelM
Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 4031944

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Don't have time to respond to each of you, but it was lovely to read all the updates. :) I'll be attending a series of prenatal classes starting Monday. Nope, I'm not pregnant again. ;) This is part of my doula training. I'm praying that I'll connect with some new clients. I'm feeling ready to get b...
by RachelM
Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 4031944

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Write, read, re-write, edit, re-read, PRO-edit, re-write again when the PRO finds something you missed while reading it three times...... :wink: Good for you at getting things done Rachel, but be sure not to get over done. :lol: Take your first one as far as you can, even if you don't publish it. U...
by RachelM
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 4031944

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

The other book is still gathering dust. :roll: This is the third novel that I've written, and they're all still in rough draft. I didn't know where to go with the rewriting process. That's why I came to FW in the first place. The writing challenges have helped me immensely, and I took two writing co...
by RachelM
Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 4031944

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Hey guys! I've been out of loop here for a while. I did NaNoWriMo this year and I won! It took its toll on me, though. I'm recovering from a bit of burnout. I had to push myself hard to finish those 50,000 words on top of my other duties of running a home and homeschooling six kids. I'm happy with t...
by RachelM
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Page Turner Writing Contest
Topic: Top 15 Finalists - 2014 Page Turner Contest
Replies: 10
Views: 8434

Re: Top 15 Finalists - 2014 Page Turner Contest

Congratulations to all the finalists!!! Only seven more sleeps! ;) And congratulations to all who entered! I really believe that success in this industry is going to come from a willingness to try, try, and try again. FaithWriters is teaching me to be resilient, and the feedback we receive will help...
by RachelM
Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:27 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 4031944

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Gotta say, I love the animated films too! The Ice Age movies get my laughing every time. Hoodwinked is a lot of fun. :) Today is better, I hope...Rachel's number one challenge story blew me away! If you haven't read it yet... http://www.faithwriters.com/wc-article-editors-previous.php?id=49690 Awww,...
by RachelM
Thu Oct 30, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: Results and Highest Rankings
Topic: Winners FANTASY/SCI-FI GENRE Challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 3292

Re: Winners FANTASY/SCI-FI GENRE Challenge

Wow!!! I wasn't expecting that at all! I'm so grateful to FaithWriters for motivating and challenging me to grow as a writer! :loveyou
by RachelM
Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 4031944

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

I submitted my challenge entry--with about 8 minutes to spare! Deejay, you're making me hungry! That's awesome your're buying Christmas gifts through Samaritan's Purse. The gifts go to people in third-world countries, right? AneeRene, those ducklings make me think of my mom. She loved her ducks! Wou...
by RachelM
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 4031944

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

I so love the yawning critters video, it got me yawning, hugely!! :lol: :sleep I'm yawning now too! :D Pup, I love to hear the stories of those kiddos! Shann, I'm doing my bit to make you happy. :wink: I'll be posting my challenge entry tonight after another run through it. I'm hoping I don't miss ...
by RachelM
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer -- SCIENCE FICTION
Replies: 33
Views: 15728

Re: Be a Better Writer -- SCIENCE FICTION

I'm going to try to write a dystopian novel for NaNoWriMo this November. It's going to have a familiar Bible story with a twist and will take place in the future. Just in time for next year's Fiction Page Turner contest. :D Yes! Now that I've submitted a Page Turner entry for this year, I'm looking...
by RachelM
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:47 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer -- SCIENCE FICTION
Replies: 33
Views: 15728

Re: Be a Better Writer -- SCIENCE FICTION

I recently read a Christian sci-fi trilogy that starts with Firebird by Kathy Tyers, and I loved it. The story was very engaging, and the Christian message was subtle but intriguing. I'm going to try to write a dystopian novel for NaNoWriMo this November. It's going to have a familiar Bible story wi...
by RachelM
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:26 am
Forum: Jan's Writing Basics
Topic: Be a Better Writer -- FANTASY
Replies: 17
Views: 10678

Re: Be a Better Writer -- FANTASY

Thanks for this great lesson, Jan! Fantasy was one of my favourite genres before I became a Christian. I haven't read any (aside from some books that I've read aloud to the kids) for 17 years. I'd forgotten how much I loved it! I'm excited to try my hand at writing a story for this week's challenge.
by RachelM
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: The Water Cooler
Topic: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop
Replies: 20643
Views: 4031944

Re: Pacific Coast Rest-Stop

Sorry to say, I never, ever watch sports. I have no idea what you guys are talking about. You can feel sorry for me, since I am so very ignorant! ;)

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