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Messages - Victoria LK

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Do your characters have a theme song?
« on: July 13, 2018, 05:20:41 AM »
when I read the subject the first thing that popped into my head was the Flinstones! I have no idea why, but no I can get it out of my head (thank you very much!lol)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Have you seen this funny t-shirt for writers?
« on: July 13, 2018, 05:16:36 AM »
My husband has one that says
I'm Married to a
Smoking Hot Writer
...and yes, she bought me this shirt

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Rules for Titles
« on: July 08, 2018, 12:05:33 PM »
If you're writing in a series, use the title you want, as long as it doesn't have a copyright. But make sure to tie it in some way to the series to that it is easily identified as part of your work.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: July Camp Nano Cabin for Battle-Hardened Writers?
« on: July 01, 2018, 06:15:02 PM »
Hi Victoria

Any room left in the cabin?

If yes, could you invite me (Stella Wilkinson as before). But it's fine if you're full already  :)
had someone drop out-sent you an invite!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: July Camp Nano Cabin for Battle-Hardened Writers?
« on: June 29, 2018, 06:26:17 PM »
Hi Victoria

Any room left in the cabin?

If yes, could you invite me (Stella Wilkinson as before). But it's fine if you're full already  :)

Awwwww Stella! We are full. The cabin was filled by the 15th this time. So sorry :(

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Writers' Cafe / Pages read
« on: June 27, 2018, 12:04:23 PM »
I do not have any of my books enrolled in select, haven't since Jan. 1. But all of sudden I'm seeing pages read on my publishing report. Any idea what's going on??

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Do you have a favorite book you've written?
« on: June 21, 2018, 04:28:58 PM »
The first book in my Sister Station Series! I wrote it as a tribute to my father who had recently passed away. Memories of living in upstate NY and going to the railroad yard where my dad, grandfather and a couple of uncles all worked were awoken as I wrote this story. I made me wish I had asked more questions about his work. My mother got pretty choked up reading it, even if it was a fictional story and nothing to do with the life of a railroad man.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Steer clear of Book Skill, formerly Ebook Skill
« on: June 21, 2018, 12:40:27 PM »
I just had this happen too. Called the credit card company and they are handling it. This card has been used by me in over 8 months, so it was pretty clear to them. They issued a new card and said they would take care of the rest.

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Writers' Cafe / Give away
« on: June 21, 2018, 12:31:20 PM »
I'm doing my first giveaway on Instafreebie. Looking for cozy or clean mysteries to add in. Name of the giveaway is Cozy Summer Mysteries. I'm new to this and hoping for good results.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Cover porn or "oooo, shiny!"
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:02:54 AM »
That is one beautiful cover!

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Most people I've run into are supportive. They usually ask where if they can buy it at the local bookstore (I wish) and if they would recognize anything in the book from our area.  I was doing a landscape job, and a lady rode by on her bike-a couple of times. Finally, she stopped and asked if I was also the Victoria Williams who wrote mysteries. Since I was with my client, I just nodded. But she went on and on about reading my books and telling my customer all about it. When she left, my customer looked at me and asked what a cozy mystery was. After I told her, she gave a nod and then said-you should write a gardening book, I'd buy that. I smugly told her my husband and I had and I gave her a copy I had in the car.

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The biggest reason is time! I barely get through my day and have zip extra time. When I do have a minute, I write. But I do very little promotional stuff. I did go wide in Jan. and made my 1st in series free. That bumped my income to $100-150 a month. Since I love my other business, I don't stress over it too much. Would I like to sell more? Of course! But maybe this is more for when I slow down at work over the next few years.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: July Camp Nano Cabin for Battle-Hardened Writers?
« on: June 05, 2018, 04:21:42 AM »
astronauticecream & Natalie-b: your invites have been sent. Welcome to the cabin!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: July Camp Nano Cabin for Battle-Hardened Writers?
« on: June 04, 2018, 07:31:47 PM »
I have just decided I am going to do this.   ;D
Great! set up your project and I'll send you an invite. Let me know what name you use :)

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Writers' Cafe / Re: July Camp Nano Cabin for Battle-Hardened Writers?
« on: June 04, 2018, 07:30:15 PM »
I have another writer friend, MG Herron, who would like to join the cabin. mgherron is his Camp Nano handle. He's a really nice guy. Here's his web site: mgherron.com.

Can you invite him (that should help with the estrogen/testoterone mix in the cabin ;) )?

 I sent him an invite. Wow-a co-ed cabin. I'm growing up!, lol

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Writers' Cafe / Re: July Camp Nano Cabin for Battle-Hardened Writers?
« on: June 04, 2018, 04:00:50 PM »
Hi Victoria. I'd like to join your cabin. Thanks. (It's my first time so I'm not sure how to get invited so I'll PM you.)
Your invite has been sent!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: July Camp Nano Cabin for Battle-Hardened Writers?
« on: June 03, 2018, 12:41:48 PM »
Okay I think I'm also ready for the invite. Made a tentative project description.

Sent your invite!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: July Camp Nano Cabin for Battle-Hardened Writers?
« on: June 03, 2018, 12:40:31 PM »
Hi Victoria,

I'd like to join, if there's room.

My name is Daisy Beck on the site.

I haven't done any NaNoWriMo projects before, and am excited about exploring a new genre & writing fast! 

Thanks,
Sent your invite

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Writers' Cafe / Re: July Camp Nano Cabin for Battle-Hardened Writers?
« on: June 03, 2018, 09:49:16 AM »
Placeholder project description created, ready for invite. Thank you! :-)

And the invite is out!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: July Camp Nano Cabin for Battle-Hardened Writers?
« on: June 03, 2018, 08:35:40 AM »
Thrilled to have you in the cabin (welcome back Cecilia & Virginia!)

Al & Celcilia-your invites have been set :)

Al, we would be happy to have Gregg Bell in our cabin-or anyone else. I always fill on a 1st come bases.

To everyone else: you must first set up your project before I can send an invite. Let me know when you do. It fills up- In April I had to sadly say no to a couple writers :(


This is the 8th camp for me that I've opened a cabin and I want to thank all who have joined us in the past. I've made great friends and received great advice and encouragement during these camps. I highly recommend participating.
I'll start cleaning the cabin out from April and stock up on marshmallows for those 'smores. LOL

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Writers' Cafe / Re: July Camp Nano Cabin for Battle-Hardened Writers?
« on: June 02, 2018, 01:08:55 PM »
I just opened a cabin

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I just got KDP Rocket. Now to figure it out! I see a weekend project in my future...

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Poll - Dissatisfaction with Kindle Unlimited
« on: May 28, 2018, 07:40:59 PM »
I voted that I will let the 90-day subscription run out, then go wide. Which doesn't accurately depict my current situation. I went wide a while ago, but with my latest trilogy, I'm putting each book in KU for 90 days, then I go wide with that book and stay wide. This has worked well for me. I recommend it.


This is what I plan for my next series. But otherwise, all my books were pulled out Jan. 1

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Writers' Cafe / Re: This is all your fault!!!!!!!
« on: May 28, 2018, 07:23:42 PM »
As a writer, I now call all my reading, research. You have to research thoroughly don't you? Happy researching.

I finally convinced my accountant that I really am reading these books for research, even if they aren't "how to" books!

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#1, but the tagline seems off. Maybe too close to the 'gator?

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