Vanessa

Vanessa

41 years old
Female
Current Status
Distraction is a curse!
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  • Are you a ...?
    Self-published author
    What genre do you primarily write in?
    Romantic fiction, chicklit, etc
    If you write in more than one area, what is your next most favoured genre?
    Romantic fiction, chicklit, etc
    Are your reading habits ...?
    Omnivorous
    Who is your favourite author(s)?
    Too many to name a few...
    And your all time favourite books? (You can change these at any time, by the way ...)
    Pride and Predjudice, You Don't have to say you love me, The First Vet, Divergent, and many others...
    What are your working habits when you write?
    Procastinatory
    Are you the edit-every-sentence-ten-times type, or do you prefer to let rip?
    Some self-editing
    Your ultimate writing ambition?
    To find someone who believes in me...
    Your worst habit?
    Constant self doubt
    Your opinion on the books industry?
    Self-publishing makes the most sense to me
    Where do you write?
    At home
    What else do you want Word Clouders to know? eg: do you have 9 cats / like paragliding / eat nothing but tinned fish / work in the bath / live in Kettering?
    I am enthusiastic about pretty much anything - I love reading, music, theatre, & teaching

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    bazbaron
    bazbaron commented on Vanessa's wall:
    Hi, Vanessa, how's your latest novel doing?
    1 year ago
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    Vanessa
    "Vanessa" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    "Tell me I do NOT have a mouse on my head?"
    1 year ago
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    Vanessa
    "Vanessa" commented on RichardB's Blog "Strange Encounter".
    First time I have read something on the cloud for a long time and I loved it... thank you for sharing :)
    1 year ago
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    Vanessa
    "Vanessa" commented on Squidge's Blog "StarMark's on Amazon!".
    All the best with your book! Exciting. Negative feedback is always tough to get, but I find it easier to bear when it comes from strangers.
    1 year ago
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    Vanessa
    Vanessa has accepted Mezzie's friend request.
    1 year ago
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    Vanessa
    "Vanessa" commented on Barb's Blog "Caption Comp".
    "Are you looking at me? Yeah, thought so. Always was the most good-looking!"
    1 year ago
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    Vanessa
    "Vanessa" commented on Tony's Blog "Dillon's Rising".
    Awesome! So glad to have been able to help in a small way :)
    1 year ago
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    Vanessa
    "Vanessa" commented on Tony's Blog "A Word to the Wise".
    Good to know you are on your way... a little tidy up is always a great idea. Can't wait to see the finished product out there. Best of luck! :)
    1 year ago
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    Vanessa
    Vanessa has accepted GinnyBitters's friend request.
    1 year ago
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    Vanessa
    "Vanessa" commented on Loretta Milan's Blog "Can a short story become a novel?".
    Just looked it up online & am gobsmacked! The description, length of book, price, and reviews put me off buying it... but its sales are incredible! The power of the traditional publisher! Interesting blog - thank for sharing :)
    1 year ago
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    Vanessa
    "Vanessa" commented on Tony's Blog "My WIP is no longer IP - Self Publishing, here I come!".
    I am still grateful for the help you gave me over 3 tears ago... :)
    2 years ago
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    Vanessa
    "Vanessa" commented on Tony's Blog "My WIP is no longer IP - Self Publishing, here I come!".
    If you need help let me know... I have published on Createspace, Amazon KDP, and Smashwords. I also know how to create covers. It would be fun to share some knowledge and help someone out at the same time. I do recommend you sign up to Createspace ...
    2 years ago
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    Vanessa
    Vanessa wrote a new blog: "Isle of Wight Literary Festival 2015".
    Are any of you visiting are lovely Island? This year I am introducing children's authors and am very excited. The range of authors on the program this year is brilliant. To find out more about this event read about it on my ...
    2 years ago
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    Vanessa
    "Vanessa" commented on Jill's Blog "Maybe apt in the light of recent discussions?".
    Great discussion! I must have a thick skin though compared to CJ. I watch Amazon near enough every day. In fact, one of the charity anthologies sold 3 books yesterday - this is AMAZING since sales are virtually non-existent! Woo hoo - Squidge! Out ...
    2 years ago
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    Jill
    "Jill" commented on Vanessa's Blog "Here we go again".
    Night, night both of you. I've been interested in eavesdropping on your chat above!! Sleep well and let'd sll go with the flow.... Jxx
    2 years ago

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  • bazbaron
    by bazbaron 1 year ago
    Hi, Vanessa, how's your latest novel doing?
  • Jill
    by Jill 2 years ago
    Thank you. :)
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    by / 4 years ago
    Just had an epiphany in between pints of Black Rat. Why not run a comp similar to the Cloudie monthly comp but entrants give their permission to use their entry in your next anthology.

    Say the top 10 or so entries get published in your book. Winner gets a free one.

    this Cloudie lot are comp mad and it would get you your required number in short order for the next one.

    And as a comp on the Forum, it would stay more visable for us memory deficient types.

    Time for another 'Rat.
  • Debi
    by Debi 4 years ago
    Vanessa - is there somewhere more public online that I could link to? I could post the link in the Stories for Homes FB group.We have 177 members, almost all short story writers. Some may well have something that's over-ready.
  • Stephen Mark
    by Stephen Mark 4 years ago
    Messaged you on the group, Van :-)
  • Debi
    by Debi 4 years ago
    Been out of the loop on Saintly's fab retreat (with Bernie, Jillybean and Seagreen). If you tweet about the anthology and let me know - either by DM or twitter mention - I'll RT. Also, are you on FB? I'd be happy to share there too.
  • Stephen Mark
    by Stephen Mark 4 years ago
    Messaged you on the group, Van :-)
  • Stephen Mark
    by Stephen Mark 4 years ago
    Hi, Vanessa. Just sent my short story to your Hotmail account :-)
  • Amarantha
    by Amarantha 4 years ago
    Hi Vanessa. Thanks for your invitation to the Charity Fundraising Group. I think you've invited me before but I really have to say sorry, I can't get involved for several reasons.

    I do admire your and all your members' efforts in this and would love to join in but I'm involved in a number of charities already and have to keep time and expense of that nature within workable limits. Also, I have a very large WIP to edit and bring up to date; any short pieces I manage to write during 'breathers' from the WIP must have earning potential :-(
  • Seagreen
    by Seagreen 4 years ago
    Great comp entry, Vanessa. Loved the ending...