A few notes

  1. I didn’t mention this in my last post  (“A few fictional Asians”) but Sophie from Twenty-Somewhere is Chinese American. Something I’m working out in my revision proposals is how much to play that up — or down. Can mainstream chick lit handle a Chinese protagonist? Then again, will 20SW even be chick lit when I’m done revising it?
  2. Today is my first featured guest post over at Writer Unboxed! (EEEEE!) It may look familiar to some of you, since there was an earlier incarnation of it here on my blog, but I’d love for y’all to hop on over anyway. (All future guest posts will be brand spanking new.)
  3. By request, I’ve set up a Subscribe by Email link in the sidebar. If you sign up, you will get all my new posts emailed directly to you, rather than having to check here or in your RSS reader. I’d still prefer comments left at the website rather than emailed directly to me, but at the end of the day, I want everyone to be able to read and interact with me in the way that makes them most comfortable. :)

14 responses to “A few notes”

  1. Sarah Avatar

    1. I love the Chinese-American angle…be true to the story.

    2. guest post! whooo! checking it out next.

    3. got nothing else to say. obviously, I like posting here.

    4. have a great weekend o’ stormy writing!
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  2. Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist Avatar

    Just read your post over at WU….loved it! Congrats again on being a finalist!

  3. Sonja Avatar

    1. If you change what you believe about your character and story to reflect what you think “they” want, “they” will know it and most likely not buy it anymore than you do.

    2. Congrats! I hope you get some good exposure from over there.

    3. When I first started my blog, I offered to notify people via email about new posts. No one took me up on it. It will be interesting to see if people take you up on your offer.
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  4. Les Avatar

    Congrats! That’s awesome :) I think I’mma still stick with my RSS feed ;p
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  5. Erika Robuck Avatar

    In The Embers, the protagonist’s fiance is Asian-American. I really liked that aspect of it because it was the first time I’d seen it.

    Congratulations, again, on your first Writer Unboxed Post!!

  6. Kristan Avatar

    3. I like you posting here! :)

    Thanks! Now go write! ;P

    1. Yeah, I think that’s probably true.
    3. I can’t imagine having my email cluttered up by posts! But then again, there’s a convenience to it that I can understand. Still, I’m a diehard RSS/Google Reader girl!

    Haha, seriously. See my #3 to Sonja above.

    Thanks! And, haha, yay, another reason to check out that book.

  7. Samantha Bennett Avatar

    A featured guest post? Very big time, you big time blogger you. :)
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  8. Pseudo Avatar

    I think Chinese is a big yes on the protagonist. Now, off to read the post ; -)
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  9. Eric Avatar

    Catching up with you. Congrats on all your potential and realized successes.
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  10. Kristan Avatar

    Lol hardly, but thank you!

    It’s unique, right? Thanks for your support!

    Aw yay, hi! And thanks. Here’s to more of both for both of us. ;)

  11. Jon Avatar

    Agreed with Pseudo, you should totally make your character Chinese-American. It’s definitely worthwhile to have diversity in your stories.
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  12. Sonja Avatar

    I think I’m the only commenter that you didn’t personally respond to at Wrtier Unboxed. Wuz up with that? Where’s the love?

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  13. Kristan Avatar

    DUDE! That comment totally must have gotten stuck in moderation and then been approved later. I never saw it. >P

  14. Meghan Ward Avatar

    I like that she’s a Chinese American protagonist, too. Way more interesting than an ordinary whitey.