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Reply #165
« on: January 03, 2012, 12:08:27 AM »
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It's nice to have a co-writer again.

I still don't know what's happened to RHB.  Last summer we were bopping along just fine (with Natalie helping us).  However, at the end of September, something happened.  RHB's appearances here began to dwindle.  Her last visit here took place on Olga's birthday, November 16, and she hasn't been here since.   PM's and e-mails have gone unanswered, she seems to have fallen off the Net completely.  

Hopefully, Natalie and I can get the momentum going again.
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Reply #166
« on: January 31, 2012, 04:25:40 PM »
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I'm going to try and come up with something soon folks.  Stay tuned and keep your fingers crossed.
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Reply #167
« on: May 12, 2012, 10:22:12 PM »
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Before I start, what is going on with the board tonight.  It's as slow as molasses.  Is anyone else having these problems?


Anyway, DOOL is going on indefinite hiatus, for the reasons I stated after my last chapter to date.  It will remain in hiatus until one of two events happen..

1.  RHB comes back, but truth be told, I don't think that's going to happen.  She has not logged into this board since November 16 and has so far refused to reply to repeated e-mails and PM's I have sent.

2.  I find a new co-writer.  For a while I thought I had one, but that seems to have fallen through. Edubs31 has expressed some interest in joining in at some future time.  If that pans out, then who knows.

Stay tuned for further news, which I will post here when I have it.

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Reply #168
« on: July 27, 2012, 12:03:01 AM »
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I was looking around the threads in the Final Chapter Forum, and the general consensus is that there was no order from Moscow...

This means that there would have been no reason for Liza (or whatever I decide her name to be) to be murdered by her husband... no telegram means she wouldn't have found out about the impending murders of the IF, her husband wouldn't have found out & thus he wouldn't have killed her...

But here's an idea!

Removing the entire "telegram" idea, what if her husband, still an influential part of the Revolution, discovered that her brother was The Officer, and she found out that he knew, and planned to warn him? Now, THAT sounds like an even better motive to me!

GOD I'M GOOD!

Hey, Angie, how is your project coming along?  Just curious?
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Reply #169
« on: July 30, 2012, 10:16:55 PM »
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Thanks for asking!

Unfortunately I have to start virtually from scratch. I had a run-in with a nasty virus on New Year's Eve and go figure my stepbrother-in-law who was fixing it didn't bother to save anything. So I haven't even touched it in months unfortunately. I know I want to do it, I just need to have a better game plan this time with regards to the specifics of the plot. I clearly have some more research to do about the time period.
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Reply #170
« on: July 31, 2012, 12:36:38 AM »
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Unfortunately I have to start virtually from scratch. I had a run-in with a nasty virus on New Year's Eve and go figure my stepbrother-in-law who was fixing it didn't bother to save anything

Ah man, that's awful.  It must have been hard to lose all that work.
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Reply #171
« on: August 06, 2012, 06:15:11 AM »
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Yeah, but the bright side is this: I never finished it, so I can just start over, take certain things into consideration, such as ages of characters, geography of palace grounds, etc. and plot in general, to make it much better than it was. I annoyingly discovered that the revelation of the possibility of the husband being the culprit was revealed too early, as I had done before. I wanted to put other suspects in there. I still want to find some way for initials to come into play, but I'm considering dumping that idea since I don't know how it would really come to pass. Then there's the whole prologue. That was a disaster! I wanted to make it pulse-pounding, put the reader there, and I think I did okay with that, considering I'd never written anything like it before, but then I got through the prologue, went on to the first chapter, and realized I NEVER MENTIONED THE DRESS in the prologue! So my attempt at foreshadowing was unachieved. So, I have some work to do on my style, and I need to pay attention to what I write.

It did stink to lose what I'd done, but at least I can write it again, far better than it was! Thanks for your encouragement, Tim. It definitely inspires me to work some more on it now! I haven't thought of it since January unfortunately which was when I lost it. I see no harm in working on it now!
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Reply #172
« on: August 06, 2012, 08:31:34 AM »
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Thanks for your encouragement, Tim. It definitely inspires me to work some more on it now! I haven't thought of it since January unfortunately which was when I lost it. I see no harm in working on it now!

Go for it, Angie.  I'm glad I inspired you to take up your story again.
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Reply #173
« on: September 06, 2012, 07:41:10 PM »
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Wow, this is a interesting idea. I'd like to jump in on it if I could.
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« on: September 06, 2012, 10:08:28 PM »
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Sure, go for it.  Post your ideas in this thread.
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Reply #175
« on: September 07, 2012, 05:30:49 AM »
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Sure will. I got your PM by the way but there is an error when I reply.
Sure, go for it.  Post your ideas in this thread.
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Reply #176
« on: September 09, 2012, 01:48:21 PM »
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Well, my story is pretty much complete and available to read online but as it started off as just a side story the first part are very short and fast paced and I've been adding more to it. I wanted at first to write a story based on something the Tsar said about Olga. "The Negroes and the Cossack are her friends." I was going to tell the story through the eyes of Olga, Jim Hercules and a fictional Cossack man but it fell through and evolved into a story about Jim's fictional niece. If you've heard of Princess Sara Bonetta, I took some of the story from her life experiences but it's basically pure fiction. A lot of Romanovs that don't get attention feature in the story.   
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Reply #177
« on: September 10, 2012, 03:20:26 PM »
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Sounds very interesting.
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Reply #178
« on: September 11, 2012, 09:06:30 AM »
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Sounds very interesting.

Thank you! Here is the synopsis. It's not perfect I know but that's fiction for you:
“Do Good Be Good Feel Good”

The winter of 1902 is bitter for little Marjorie Cummings who awakes to find her American home very quiet. Little did she know that behind the scenes plans were being drawn not only to save her life but to change it in the most unimaginable way possible. In the flick of a wrist Marjorie goes from impoverished conditions to living in the home of the wealthiest man in the world Tsar Nicolas II of Russia. A dark child in Tsarskoe sparks humor among the aristocracy who are eager to know who this little girl is. A play mate to the Grand Duchesses OTMA and an admirer of Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich or KR, Marjorie wins the hearts of all she meets. Will her heart turn to home or will she stay the Russian winter in the final chapters of the Tsars!-----
 
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Reply #179
« on: September 11, 2012, 10:05:42 AM »
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Excellent start to your story, Ryanne (I spelt that right, I hope).

Nice to see another author here.
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