Monday, June 30, 2008

Greetings!
I do not have much time, but I'm at the library and just had to drop in for a few moments and say hi to everybody!
How has everyone been doing?
How's the writing coming?
How is the YCF?
Tell Me!
Things have gone well for me so far. I got to take the best Myrtle Beach vacation ever with my mom and brother...so much fun! I am nearing 300 pages in my book and shall be done soon, I think...my story has been taking several wild, unexpected twists on me, so I'm pretty much just going with the flow.
I will be leaving on Sunday, the 6th of July to go to UVA for a twelve day camp---I have never been away from home for that long and will not know anyone there. Pray that I will be a good Christian example for the people I meet as it is not a Christian camp.
Write On! Never Alone!
Love in Christ,
Shelby Marie

18 comments:

Araken said...

Shelby! Hey, glad to hear from you! Oh, I like Q&A's!

1. I'm doing excellently, thank you. You?

2. Well, I'm doing some major outlining and some overhauling of old ideas.

3. YCF is awesomeness...:)

How was Myrtle Beach? I've been there before, I think, but then again, that usually doesn't get me too far, lol.

300!!?!!? Are you serious? That is awesomeness. How long have you been working on it? What's it called? I'm curious! (I found out that curiosity is like the 2nd most powerful human emotion.)

~Araken~

Araken said...

P.S. I tagged you!

~Araken~

Elliot Reed said...

Hey Shelby!

1. I am decently decent, at least as far as decency goes.

2. A decision on whether or not my book is going to be one book with three parts or three shorter books. I finished the part 1 at page 121, so I'll probably just keep it as 1 book, but we'll see.

3. Hey Araken, don't we have nearly 20 members?

300 pages is pretty awesome, Shelby! However, I have a feeling for me that it will still be a good year (at least!) before I get that far.

~Elliot

Elliot Reed said...

Also, I wanted to add, how many words is your 300 page book?

Shelby Marie said...

Okay...-takes deep breath-

Araken, I am doing very well,thanks.
Good luck with the outlining...I can't stand to do it myself and tend to just go from scratch...
Yes, YCF is awesomeness!!!
Myrtle Beach was amazing---got to go to this dinner show called Medieval Times and watch a jousting tournament (needless to say, my favorite part of the whole trip!)
I have been working on said book for about a year and 3 or 4 months...its title is still tentative, surprisingly...

So, does that quell your curiosity?
Write On!!!
Shelby Marie

Shelby Marie said...

Elliot, glad to hear from you. My book,to answer your question, is about 70,000 words and will probably be around 80,000 when I complete it.
Oh, and don't let the fact that it may take you another year to reach 300 words daunt you. Every word is an adventure. Enjoy every second of it!
If no one else sees this, tell everybody I said Hi!
Write On!!!
Shelby Marie

Zoe said...

Wow, I don't think I have ever made it past 45 pages! lol!

bookworm4god said...

hey there:)
decided to drop by for a little while :P
*praying for ya*!

your YCF buddy
bookworm

Paris said...

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I’m doing this “review” for a Treasure Hunt Mr. Wayne is having. Come join us! If I was the first person to inform you about the contest, please mention that when you sign up. Thanks!

emmalaine said...

shelby!!!
this thing is awesome! can't wait to see you!

Shelby Marie said...

Emily! You have a blog?!! Ooooh, I must investigate!

Ashley said...

Shelby sounds like your having a great summer mines going great I'm working some and I've started reading a book called among the enemy it's good. Well see you later love ya.

Sapphira Adi said...

I'll be waiting for you to post again, Shelby! *sniffles* I'll miss you :D

***Flinn-fan-of-the-Twins*** said...

300 pages? I wish I was ANYWHERE near that mark! lol

Glad to hear you're having a good summer.

Shelby Marie said...

Hey guys,
I have but a brief moment, but I just wanted to say hi to everyone and all...
And, I know I've said this a million times, but I really will get Internet eventually...We have run into several unexpected things such as the fact that we may not be able to keep our house that have prohibited us from getting it back before now. And believe me, it's killing me, not being able to talk to you guys, or e-mail anyone, or perform my duties on the forum...
Just pray we can get it back as quickly as possible.

Write On!!!
Shelby Marie

Oh, Postscript...I FINISHED MY BOOK!!!!!!!!!! 349 PAGES, 36,038 WORDS! HUZZAH!!!!!

End Postscript =)

bookworm4god said...

Hey Shelby :)

I'm having a really fun contest and I hope you can join. You may not still be on the blogspot much, but I'm still inviting ;)

Check out my blog for details, sign-up deadline is Sep. 5th.

You can still ask to participate after the deadline, but I would appreciate if we kept it to that :D

Thanks!

Araken said...

Hello? Shelby? You there?

Anonymous said...

So, you like Farix? I like Bolt and Nock best. :)