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She just wrote she doesn't want to update her scorecard:



And here I was, scrutinizing it all day to see if it moved!!!!!!one!!eleven!!!1!

D*MN YOU DALYA!!! :mad: :mad: :mad:
 

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Nathalie Hamidi said:
She just wrote she doesn't want to update her scorecard:



And here I was, scrutinizing it all day to see if it moved!!!!!!one!!eleven!!!1!

D*MN YOU DALYA!!! :mad: :mad: :mad:
Dalya ruined my whole year by writing that many words and making me look like a slacker. :mad:
 

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She also had 9 meltdowns. I'm pretty sure I only had two. Last year I put down 200k words. 2 meltdowns. Do we see a correlation here?
 

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Word count, hell. That's just dedication, or obsessiveness, or lots of caffeine and a speech-to-text program.

I'm very much in awe of her sales. Like, damn.

Also, her cat is way cuter than mine.
 

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Actually, scratch that! I WILL update my scorecard, because I've sold a few more units and written a few more words. I just won't rack up another pen name just yet.

My secrets are:
1. I don't do anything else. (We have a housekeeper now, and the waitresses at diners nearby greet my poor husband by name.)
2. I first-draft 1400 words per hour (thanks to a loose outline) and I don't rewrite. I revise with a light hand.
3. The cat on my shoulder gives me ideas.

I'm so glad I ruined your life inspired you!
 

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I am more amazed that Dalya is a unicorn who poops rainbows.  :eek:  How do I get to that level of word mastery?  ;D
 

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I'm still waiting for Dalya to write the erotica story that no one wants to read. What, did you think I would forget? I never forget! Muhaha.  8)
 

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David Scroggins said:
I'm still waiting for Dalya to write the erotica story that no one wants to read. What, did you think I would forget? I never forget! Muhaha. 8)
There is no such thing as erotica nobody will read!!!

Oh. Unless it's written by E. Annie Proulx.
 

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EC Sheedy said:
Dalya's on meds--I'm sure of it! :D :D :D

Those numbers are pure awesomeness.
Well, I want some of those meds! I'm doing really well to manage 200,000 words in a year so she needs to share. :eek:
 

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Dalya said:
There is no such thing as erotica nobody will read!!!
You've forgotten some of the "worst opening for an erotic novel" entries, haven't you?

Just write erotica for every special interest group you can think of, all at the same time: Zombie fans. Furry fans. Stepparent faux-incest fans. Billionaire erotica fans. BDSM fans. M/M romance fans. Everyone will hate it. :)

It was a quiet evening in the stable when my stepfather, Mr. Flowermaigne - pronounced 'Flower-mon-yay', and always 'Mr. Flowermaigne', never 'dad', or, God forbid, 'Cedric' - stepped into my stall. "Rocky," he said, staring at me with those dark, soulful eyes that spoke of untold centuries of pain and suffering, "you're like a son to me, you know that, right?" I nodded, not trusting my voice around him. "And you know I love your mother more than anyone who has ever lived, right?" I nodded again, unsure where he was headed with this, and not daring hope that he'd finally caught on to my interest. "Rocky," he said, turning, unable to face me, eying instead the bit and bridle hanging on the wall, "none of that changes the fact that I'm a horse of considerable means and considerable needs..."
 

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vrabinec said:
I think there should be a column for an avvy count. How many avvy's this year?
Yes...and has anyone else noticed that Dalya looks like a different person in each avatar photo? ???
 

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Did you guys miss our betting pool on number of meltdowns for 2013? Ed Robertson put the under/over at 5.5, and we're taking bets now!
 

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DreamWeaver said:
Yes...and has anyone else noticed that Dalya looks like a different person in each avatar photo? ???
Well, I don't have on my glasses in this current pic. Also, it was taken before my epic 2012 weight gain. I now have an extra chin! We've ordered a treadmill, though, and I plan to have a walking desk soon! Or at least something to throw my coat on when I get home from my one daily outing for coffee.

p.s. I'm seriously hoping for 0 meltdowns this year. I'm sure I'll have bad days, but I'll be honest and update the chart whenever I cry over my author career and threaten to quit.
 
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