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dok3549
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Hi Kim

Sorry it took so long to drop in. I really enjoy your books and was wondering how long it normally takes you to do the next in line. I love reading a great author and can sometimes see where your plot twist is leading but when you picture them in your head does the series outline come together or do you just take it one at a time?

Thanks and I am looking forward to the next.

Dan
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KimHarrison
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Re: Hi Kim

Hi Dan.
How long does it take me to do the next book? It takes me about three months to write it, another month to rewrite it, another month to rewrite it for my editor, and then a probably a month to do the bits and pieces that are next. Why don't I have a book coming out every six months? Because NY has stuff to do too! And in my down time, I'm working on the next. ;-)
I do try to plot things out, but I usually change it twice along the way. I'm so glad you're enjoying the books. Thank you!
--Kim


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Stephanie
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Re: Hi Kim

Kim,

Sounds as if you're working like a dog-- Three months! Wow - that's inspirational. I need to figure out how to get more done. :smileyhappy:
Stephanie
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Re: Hi Kim

It is totally a job, 8-10 hours a day. ;-) Whether I want to write or not. Fortunatly, I do!
--Kim


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LoveKnots629
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Re: Hi Kim

I saw the message subject and couldn't resist!!! HI KIM!!!!!

I do hope you're having fun in the Big D...the question though, is Guy staying out of T.R.O.U.B.L.E?

Gotta tell you girl, I'm totally diggin' this message board thingy. Got a pretty good sense that everyone else is too!!!

Miss ya,
D
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Vampyre
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Re: Hi Kim

I agree. This is a lot of fun. When your Month is up, do they leave this up or tear it down to make room for another author?
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sarahn1080
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Re: Hi Kim

I hope not! That would be sad! Unless of course there is a new forum on Kim's web page...:smileyhappy: Hint! Hint!
Sarah
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Stephanie
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Re: Hi Kim



Vampyre wrote:
I agree. This is a lot of fun. When your Month is up, do they leave this up or tear it down to make room for another author?




The book club will remain up after the month with Kim is finished. You'll still be able to access it here for a period of time - not sure exactly how long that will be.
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Vampyre
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Re: Hi Kim

Thanks, I'm really enjoying hanging out with my fellow Kimiholics here.
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Re: Hi Kim

Hi D!
I'm having a great time in Dallas! I can see the grassy knole outside my window. Guy is keeping ME out of trouble. ;-)



LoveKnots629 wrote:
I saw the message subject and couldn't resist!!! HI KIM!!!!!

I do hope you're having fun in the Big D...the question though, is Guy staying out of T.R.O.U.B.L.E?

Gotta tell you girl, I'm totally diggin' this message board thingy. Got a pretty good sense that everyone else is too!!!

Miss ya,
D



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sarahn1080
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Re: Hi Kim

Kim,
Just be careful that you do not burn out! I'm love these stories and would rather that you keep me on the edge of my seat waiting for months than burn yourself out writing them too quickly :smileyhappy: It is all about quality not quantity right? :smileywink: I could keep reading these books for years! Keep up the good work!
Sarah
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Re: Hi Kim

No worries, Sarah. I love what I do. ;-)
--Kim


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jlatn
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Re: Hi Kim

Ms. Harrison,

You are truly inspirational to your fellow 'wordsmiths' in training...here and with your immensely enjoyable world! Please, keep up the great work! I'm loving every story and can tell that you do, as well. But, I agree with Sarah - waiting a little longer for the next installmen isn't preferred, but I would rather enjoy a little more suspense than know you're killing yourself to meet a deadline. It's so obvious that 'other' writers do that - painfully so, at times!

Blessed be from Tennessee,
Jamie
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bluenova3
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Re: Hi Kim

Ok, I couldn't resist posting on this one either...

Hi Kim!

I can't come up with anything to say that doesn't sound utterly dorky or like it's coming from a twitterpated teenage fan! LOL! I really do love your books and would like to say thank you for giving me a place to escape to when I need it. Additional thanks for fictional friends and questions to puzzle over that don't involve work or bills!

The only question I have (right now) is about how I get to be as friendly with authors as some of the folks on this board are with you. What's the secret?? :smileywink:

Kris
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Re: Hi Kim

[ Edited ]
Thanks, Jamie. ;-)



jlatn wrote:
[...] Ms. Harrison,

You are truly inspirational to your fellow 'wordsmiths' in training... Jamie



Message Edited by KimHarrison on 07-17-2007 05:24 PM


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KimHarrison
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Re: Hi Kim

Hi Kris.
Thank you! I'm tickled you're enjoying the series so much. How do you get to be friendly with an author? (grin) Well, some of these people have been haunting my comments page on my website for months. If you've got a unique name or just keep talking to me, (grin) I tend to remember you.



bluenova3 wrote:
[...] how I get to be as friendly with authors as some of the folks on this board are with you. What's the secret?? :smileywink:

Kris



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-Shannon-
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Re: Hi Kim

hi kim :-)

just wanted to let you know, and i may have expressed it before (losing track of where and what comments i leave)that up until 3 weeks ago, anne rice was my favorite author. i love to read, so as you can imagine i've read alot. and never before have i become so engrossed in a story and its characters. the way you meld everything together, has me absoluterly ga ga over "the hollows". so i just want to say thank you. simple as that. thanks for all you do, and the stories you create. your awesome, and my absolute fave! :-)

~Shannon~
(aka Garbage lover :-))
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bluenova3
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Re: Hi Kim

Kim,

::Touching pencil to tip of tongue and preparing to take notes::

1. Haunt comment page
2. Have unusual name
3. Keep talking...er...writing

Got it!
:smileyhappy:
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KimHarrison
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Re: Hi Kim

Hi Shannon.
Thank you! ;-) I'm so glad to hear that you're enjoying the Hollows. I put a lot into writing them. I love it, but it's still work, and to know others enjoy what I do makes it so worth the long hours. Garbage rules! ;-)



-Shannon- wrote:
hi kim :-)

just wanted to let you know, and i may have expressed it before (losing track of where and what comments i leave)that up until 3 weeks ago, anne rice was my favorite author. i love to read, so as you can imagine i've read alot. and never before have i become so engrossed in a story and its characters. the way you meld everything together, has me absoluterly ga ga over "the hollows". so i just want to say thank you. simple as that. thanks for all you do, and the stories you create. your awesome, and my absolute fave! :-)

~Shannon~
(aka Garbage lover :-))



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aericka
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Re: Hi Kim

HI Kim. Until now I was totally hooked on David Eddings, I have read and reread all of his books and had never been able to find any other author that I whole hardely was in love with. That is until I read your Hallows series! I can't get enough! The characters in your novels are so real, every one of them comes alive. I can't describe what I mean by writing, but you get the idea, I'm hooked and can't wait to be able to read your next book and every other book you have and will write!

PS: I have to agree that Tink's Panties is the best swear word ever!!
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