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PART 3.

For Part 1, go to http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,3604.msg77699.html#msg77699
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2/5/2009 22:09:11 Betsy the Quilter : seeing as how vampires are a literary device (aren't they?) do we have to limit them?
2/5/2009 22:09:20 bkworm8it : hmmm what sci-fi / fantasy have you been reading?
2/5/2009 22:09:49 bkworm8it : BQ if we did then I'd never fallend for Lestat LOL
2/5/2009 22:09:52 ScrappingForever : there shouldn't be a limit for antying an author wants to write, should there?
2/5/2009 22:10:08 ScrappingForever : they have complete control of their world
2/5/2009 22:10:09 Beth A : I'll buy anything he writes
2/5/2009 22:10:14 kreelanwarrior : my favorites over the years have been heinlein (class of his own), david drake, keith laumer, john ringo. mostly military SF type stuff.
2/5/2009 22:10:16 Beth A : I like his style
2/5/2009 22:10:29 kreelanwarrior : that's the nice thing about writing: anything can happen!
2/5/2009 22:11:01 Beth A : ihn, kind of reminds me of mccaffrey
2/5/2009 22:11:19 Beth A : the freedom books
2/5/2009 22:11:28 kreelanwarrior : yeah, i read a lot of her until sassinak. i really didn't like that one. phooie.
2/5/2009 22:11:56 Beth A : i didnt like that or the unicorn people
2/5/2009 22:12:13 [Join Room] bkworm8it
2/5/2009 22:12:18 bkworm8it : I got kicked out ;(
2/5/2009 22:12:18 Beth A : wb bk
2/5/2009 22:12:20 kreelanwarrior : i liked the dragonrider books, the original ones. those were her best.
2/5/2009 22:12:30 Harvey : Heading out, have a good night all!
2/5/2009 22:12:32 kreelanwarrior : poor BK!
2/5/2009 22:12:38 Betsy the Quilter : cya harvey!
2/5/2009 22:12:42 kreelanwarrior : bye, harvey!! have a good one!
2/5/2009 22:12:48 Beth A : yes, have you read her freedom series?
2/5/2009 22:12:49 bkworm8it : I missed something. did it post some of the authors I was typing?
2/5/2009 22:12:58 bkworm8it : yes Loved that series.
2/5/2009 22:13:13 bkworm8it : Also Terry Brooks, Pearce Anthony
2/5/2009 22:13:33 Betsy the Quilter : i liked the crystalsinger--that was mccaffery, wasn't it?
2/5/2009 22:13:38 Beth A : yes
2/5/2009 22:13:46 kreelanwarrior : yes, those are good ones, too. i read a lot more when i was younger though (of sf/f).
2/5/2009 22:14:11 bkworm8it : I don't remember for sure but I liked that one too
2/5/2009 22:14:15 kreelanwarrior : a really good series that was very undrrated is genellan by scott g. gier. that's defintely worth checking out.
2/5/2009 22:14:31 ScrappingForever : now he just reads the same book over and over - a mote in god's eye. oh and another one - in her name. ;)
2/5/2009 22:14:33 bkworm8it : I'll add it to my list :)
2/5/2009 22:14:46 bkworm8it : hehehe
2/5/2009 22:14:46 kreelanwarrior : oh, the mote in god's eye! must read!!
2/5/2009 22:14:56 bkworm8it : haven't heard of that one
2/5/2009 22:15:06 ScrappingForever : how many times would you say you've read IHN now, mike?
2/5/2009 22:15:27 kreelanwarrior : oh, jeeze. all the times i read through it for proofing? at least a dozen. urk...
2/5/2009 22:15:28 bkworm8it : I'd think you'd have it memorized since you wrote it LOL.
2/5/2009 22:15:40 kreelanwarrior : no, i only have one brain cell!
2/5/2009 22:15:58 bkworm8it : 8)
2/5/2009 22:15:59 kreelanwarrior : i play it in my mind like a movie sometimes though.
2/5/2009 22:16:00 ScrappingForever : remember, he can't add.
2/5/2009 22:16:07 ScrappingForever : and he does the bills in the house. scary! ;)
2/5/2009 22:16:25 bkworm8it : So who do you see playing Reza?
2/5/2009 22:16:26 kreelanwarrior : hey, we still have enough to buy peanut butter!
2/5/2009 22:16:40 ScrappingForever : it's all ones and zeros, according to him. ;)
2/5/2009 22:16:46 bkworm8it : mmmmm peanut butter! :)
2/5/2009 22:16:51 kreelanwarrior : reza = hrithik roshan! LOL!
2/5/2009 22:16:58 bkworm8it : who??
2/5/2009 22:16:58 ScrappingForever : ahhhh! yes!!!!!
2/5/2009 22:17:04 ScrappingForever : love me some hrithik!
2/5/2009 22:17:08 kreelanwarrior : he's a bollywood star
2/5/2009 22:17:17 bkworm8it : man I'm behind, I just can't keep up with all these actors
2/5/2009 22:17:35 bkworm8it : Ahh bollywood...man they have some good music/videos
2/5/2009 22:17:44 Beth A : I'd say hugh jackman (since I dont know the other gentleman)
2/5/2009 22:17:50 kreelanwarrior : http://www.kreelanwarrior.com/2009/01/hrithik-roshan-my-candidate-to-play-in-her-names-hero/
2/5/2009 22:17:57 bkworm8it : Love that man hugh!
2/5/2009 22:18:02 kreelanwarrior : <jan's drooling>
2/5/2009 22:18:15 [Join Room] bkworm8it
2/5/2009 22:18:20 [Join Room] Beth A
2/5/2009 22:18:25 ScrappingForever : check this out. http://www.chakpak.com/celebrity/hrithik-roshan/17272
2/5/2009 22:18:31 Beth A : the link booted me
2/5/2009 22:18:31 bkworm8it : darnt it kicked my out again. I can't go other places ;(
2/5/2009 22:18:40 kreelanwarrior : bad chat software! bad!
2/5/2009 22:18:48 ScrappingForever : try copying and pasting it
2/5/2009 22:19:18 Beth A : wont work
2/5/2009 22:19:33 kreelanwarrior : but hrithik roshan is probably the closest to the sort of person i had in mind for reza. he's not a typical white american male type.
2/5/2009 22:19:49 kreelanwarrior : <jan's STILL drooling over hrithik's pictures>
2/5/2009 22:20:02 bkworm8it : yip he's a cutie
2/5/2009 22:20:15 Betsy the Quilter : if you click on the little windows icon in the chat bar, and make the chat its own window, you may be able to click on the links...
2/5/2009 22:20:18 Beth A : oh my he's HOT
2/5/2009 22:20:21 ScrappingForever : oh, here's the perfect picture http://www.chakpak.com/photo/hrithik-roshan/1483?gtype=pp&gdata=17272&index=1
2/5/2009 22:20:35 kreelanwarrior : yeah, tht's a good one!
2/5/2009 22:20:40 ScrappingForever : this is reza!
2/5/2009 22:20:47 kreelanwarrior : don't know about the other characters, though, who would play them...
2/5/2009 22:20:52 Beth A : i'm now a hrithik fan...lol
2/5/2009 22:20:57 ScrappingForever : off to drool over more hrithik photos
2/5/2009 22:21:02 bkworm8it : cool! now maybe i'll quit being kicked out
2/5/2009 22:21:06 kreelanwarrior : <keeping in mind BK's only in chap 4!> ;)
2/5/2009 22:22:11 bkworm8it : If I dated him; i'd have to call him Steve or jo or mike because I'd butcher his real name :|
2/5/2009 22:22:13 kreelanwarrior : <jan is lost to the hrithik photo fan site>
2/5/2009 22:22:21 kreelanwarrior : lOL!
2/5/2009 22:22:30 Beth A : lol
2/5/2009 22:22:34 bkworm8it : Or I could call him Reza. I think I pronounce that right
2/5/2009 22:22:36 ScrappingForever : it's pronounced just like it's spelled
2/5/2009 22:22:42 bkworm8it : by jan....
2/5/2009 22:22:44 ScrappingForever : hindi is a very phonetic language
2/5/2009 22:23:10 bkworm8it : yes but I can mess up phonetic's
2/5/2009 22:23:26 bkworm8it : I meant bye jan as you were off in hrithik land
2/5/2009 22:23:53 bkworm8it : hmmm. herrithick?
2/5/2009 22:23:53 kreelanwarrior : he is one gorgeous man... <sigh> ;)
2/5/2009 22:23:57 Betsy the Quilter : thanks for sharing that!
2/5/2009 22:24:06 kreelanwarrior : <snicker>
2/5/2009 22:24:16 kreelanwarrior : saving it all for the transcript of the chat, dontcha know! ;)
2/5/2009 22:24:35 ScrappingForever : no, herrithick sounds like heretic. lol
2/5/2009 22:24:36 bkworm8it : hahaha, I take it the blue girl has shown up :eek:
2/5/2009 22:24:47 kreelanwarrior : blue from holding her breath!
2/5/2009 22:24:48 ScrappingForever : the h and the r are sounded together.
2/5/2009 22:24:56 ScrappingForever : hri-tik
2/5/2009 22:25:26 bkworm8it : now i'm thinking about ticks. Hope I don't get lyme desease :)
2/5/2009 22:25:33 kreelanwarrior : ewww!
2/5/2009 22:25:40 Betsy the Quilter : mike, when you were writing IHN, did you have a disciplined approach, so many hours a day?
2/5/2009 22:26:22 Betsy the Quilter : (need some good stuff for the transcipt, don't you know...
2/5/2009 22:26:31 kreelanwarrior : no, not at all. i can't remember exactly, but i usually would just start writing after dinner until bedtime.
2/5/2009 22:26:56 bkworm8it : with the faast pace of the book I'm surprised you stopped for food
2/5/2009 22:27:00 Betsy the Quilter : working in the evening, did you dream about it?
2/5/2009 22:27:02 kreelanwarrior : i know some authors try to get in X-amount of words or whatever. i can't do that, even now, even if i had boatloads of time.
2/5/2009 22:27:21 kreelanwarrior : BK - LOL! no, i ate plenty! ha!
2/5/2009 22:27:53 kreelanwarrior : betsy - yes, i think dreaming was essential to writing. i'd dream about what i'd written, sort of daydream about it. that would set the stage for writing the next day.
2/5/2009 22:28:14 bkworm8it : I'm I right in thinking you mostly just free style wrote as things came out? then shaped it up later?
2/5/2009 22:29:25 kreelanwarrior : yep. i just let the story run. that has its downside: when i read through the first comleted draft, i HATED the second half of the book. completely rewrote it.
2/5/2009 22:29:57 bkworm8it : I wish I had dreams like that. Mine are sooo mundane. Ie a 60 lb african grey setting on my arm.
2/5/2009 22:30:12 Betsy the Quilter : you said it was based on a short story; did you write a lot of short stories?
2/5/2009 22:30:30 kreelanwarrior : LOL! well, normally i can't remember dreams. but these were just daydreams. i was still awake, sort of playing the plot in my head.
2/5/2009 22:30:43 ScrappingForever : ha! when he was supposed to be working!
2/5/2009 22:30:56 ScrappingForever : now i know what was going through your mind when you looked like you were htinking soething through!
2/5/2009 22:30:59 bkworm8it : hehehe. now we just kindleboard instead of daydream at work!
2/5/2009 22:31:00 kreelanwarrior : i didn't write a lot of shorts. just a few back then.
2/5/2009 22:31:48 kreelanwarrior : there's actually another one i've ben thinking of dusting off from back then. it's buried around here somewhere...
2/5/2009 22:31:58 bkworm8it : hey now if he comes up with more books like that, let the guy daydream all he wants :p
2/5/2009 22:31:58 Betsy the Quilter : also scifi?
2/5/2009 22:32:18 kreelanwarrior : except i have to go to work! noooo! ;)
2/5/2009 22:32:30 Betsy the Quilter : i hate when that happens
2/5/2009 22:32:57 bkworm8it : WHAT all you authors aren't independtly rich??? :eek:
2/5/2009 22:33:04 kreelanwarrior : boy, i wish!
2/5/2009 22:33:24 kreelanwarrior : actually, that's a huge misconception. very, very few really make it. :(
2/5/2009 22:33:25 Betsy the Quilter : gee i thought Jan married you for your money....
2/5/2009 22:33:41 kreelanwarrior : no, just my looks! ;)
2/5/2009 22:33:49 bkworm8it : ya work gets in the way of a lot of stuff. Like, reading, gardening, tv, dog park, knitting, quilting
2/5/2009 22:33:58 Betsy the Quilter : quilting for sure
2/5/2009 22:34:05 kreelanwarrior : all the essentials!!
2/5/2009 22:34:08 Betsy the Quilter : i had to quit working it was getting in the wway
2/5/2009 22:34:11 bkworm8it : I though that one in for you BQ
2/5/2009 22:34:19 Betsy the Quilter : :)
2/5/2009 22:34:30 kreelanwarrior : well, jan at least gets to work at home and take naps!
2/5/2009 22:34:45 bkworm8it : Ok, so how long did it take to write the book?
2/5/2009 22:34:58 bkworm8it : to where you liked it
2/5/2009 22:35:10 bkworm8it : ohhh now i'm jelous
2/5/2009 22:35:37 kreelanwarrior : about four years, plus another maybe four months of revising before getting i tpublished. plus fixing assorted math errors! ha!
2/5/2009 22:36:16 Betsy the Quilter : man, quilts don't take that long! (although I have some that old that aren't done yet, but that's another story!)
2/5/2009 22:36:27 kreelanwarrior : i never realized it would turn out to be so long: 325,000 words.
2/5/2009 22:36:30 ScrappingForever : lol betsy
2/5/2009 22:36:34 bkworm8it : Well I can see how the math would get fuddled since you mostly just free wrote instead of from a strick plot.
2/5/2009 22:36:47 Beth A : did you ever consider splitting it up?
2/5/2009 22:37:15 kreelanwarrior : i have, but everybody who's read it has been horrified at the thought.
2/5/2009 22:37:33 bkworm8it : See thats what I like about kindle, I really have no clue how big the book is that im starting so I don't stop to think maybe I should read that later
2/5/2009 22:37:41 Beth A : I like it as it, but I like big books
2/5/2009 22:38:11 kreelanwarrior : well, in 6 x 9 format it's 680 pages - a bit over 2 thick and a couple pounds!
2/5/2009 22:38:19 Betsy the Quilter : wow
2/5/2009 22:38:22 bkworm8it : Jan, other than Mike of course, what other authors do you enjoy?
2/5/2009 22:38:30 Betsy the Quilter : i better start reading
2/5/2009 22:39:01 kreelanwarrior : <jan returns briefly from hrithik land>
2/5/2009 22:39:06 ScrappingForever : diana gabaldon. ;)
2/5/2009 22:39:09 bkworm8it : Oh wow, I didn't realize that big!! Well I know my sister will still read it, it will just take her about 3 years :)
2/5/2009 22:39:15 ScrappingForever : um, george r.r. martin
2/5/2009 22:39:20 ScrappingForever : karen marie moning
2/5/2009 22:39:22 bkworm8it : ahhh Jamie
2/5/2009 22:39:31 kreelanwarrior : <kilt wedgies>
2/5/2009 22:39:31 ScrappingForever : jacqueline carey
2/5/2009 22:39:47 ScrappingForever : and a bunch of otheres.
2/5/2009 22:39:48 bkworm8it : I've been waiting for about 10 years for him to finish A game of thrones
2/5/2009 22:39:59 kreelanwarrior : well, if your sister gets into it it may only take a few days! LOL!
2/5/2009 22:40:01 ScrappingForever : those are probably my faves, tho. the ones i'll buy as soon as they hit the store regardless of price
2/5/2009 22:40:08 ScrappingForever : i know, BK
2/5/2009 22:40:20 ScrappingForever : i was reading a thread about that somewhere the other day.
2/5/2009 22:40:27 ScrappingForever : his fans are not happy with him!
2/5/2009 22:40:55 bkworm8it : I've seen some of the comments written on his website. Not good.
2/5/2009 22:41:09 ScrappingForever : yeah. but apparently teh next one is coming out this fall.
2/5/2009 22:41:15 ScrappingForever : about the same time as DG's next one. sigh....
2/5/2009 22:41:20 ScrappingForever : when it rains, it pours.
2/5/2009 22:41:27 kreelanwarrior : so many books, so little time!!
2/5/2009 22:41:40 kreelanwarrior : i haven't actually been able to do much new reading lately, either. oy.
2/5/2009 22:41:43 bkworm8it : LOL I've heard that for the last umpteup years
2/5/2009 22:42:05 bkworm8it : Again....work just gets in the way
2/5/2009 22:42:16 kreelanwarrior : yeah, that's such a bummer, isn't it?
2/5/2009 22:42:38 Betsy the Quilter : Mike, I know there is a disclaimer in the front of IHN that it is a work of fiction, (does any one really think there are Kreelans attacking us?) but are any of the characters influenced by any real people?
2/5/2009 22:43:18 kreelanwarrior : well, not directly. muldoon, for example - i have no idea where he came from.
2/5/2009 22:43:51 Betsy the Quilter : Your first wife isn't in there anywhere? (C'mon, this is just between you and me and the transcript)
2/5/2009 22:43:52 kreelanwarrior : but there are some easter eggs in there that weren't intentional but after you read it, clearly stand out...
2/5/2009 22:43:55 bkworm8it : buggergrumble man auta be... oops BQ hasn't read it yet
2/5/2009 22:44:32 Betsy the Quilter : no worries
2/5/2009 22:45:18 bkworm8it : its a sign of a good book when the author can get the reader emotionally involved!
2/5/2009 22:45:39 kreelanwarrior : no, actually, i don't think she was. i think i was sooooo far outta there!
2/5/2009 22:47:00 kreelanwarrior : i agree - jan shed a number of tears reading it...
2/5/2009 22:47:05 Betsy the Quilter : what was the hardest part about writing it (was this already asked? I think I need more wine...)
2/5/2009 22:47:50 kreelanwarrior : the editing, without doubt. that's probably the biggest single obstacle a self-published author faces. editors can add. ;)
2/5/2009 22:48:07 kreelanwarrior : oh, pass the wine, please...
2/5/2009 22:48:17 ScrappingForever : lol
2/5/2009 22:48:37 bkworm8it : Will we be doing another chat during or after the book klub? Im sure I'll probably want to chat about it!
2/5/2009 22:48:58 bkworm8it : and subtract too
2/5/2009 22:49:17 Beth A : I'll want to chat when everyone gets farther in it
2/5/2009 22:49:19 kreelanwarrior : sure! i was figuring maybe one every week or every other week. whatever folks want.
2/5/2009 22:49:36 Betsy the Quilter : yes, that would be great! Mike, I've got to go on to the next thing, I have a project I have to do for another group, but this was great, what a treat to have the author!!! Let me know when the next chat is!
2/5/2009 22:49:53 kreelanwarrior : okee-dokee!
2/5/2009 22:49:55 Betsy the Quilter : cya
2/5/2009 22:49:59 bkworm8it : bye
2/5/2009 22:50:01 Beth A : bye
2/5/2009 22:50:32 kreelanwarrior : okay, unless you ladies have any other questions, we should probably pull the plug. it's getting to be bedtime, although jan is still stuck in hrithik land!
2/5/2009 22:51:03 Beth A : <-needs to go read before bed :}
2/5/2009 22:51:06 bkworm8it : I was just thinking the same thing, now wheres that link again so i have a picture before I go to sleep :)
2/5/2009 22:51:07 ScrappingForever : yeah...hrithik....sigh....
2/5/2009 22:51:10 Beth A : thanks for the chat
2/5/2009 22:51:11 ScrappingForever : what was your name again?
2/5/2009 22:51:25 ScrappingForever : thanks for coming, ladies. :)
2/5/2009 22:51:33 Beth A : night
2/5/2009 22:51:35 kreelanwarrior : thanks, all! :)
2/5/2009 22:51:39 kreelanwarrior : come along, jan...
2/5/2009 22:51:41 bkworm8it : Bye - see ya on the boards!
2/5/2009 22:51:49 ScrappingForever : k hrithik....i mean, mike
END TRANSCRIPT.

For Part 1, go to http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,3604.msg77699.html#msg77699
For part 2, go to http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,3605.msg77700.html#msg77700
 
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