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Jeff Baerveldt
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My name's Jeff, and I've wanted to be a writer since I was 11.

I wrote on and off though junior high and high school (mostly off), not much in college, and then started back up again when I became an at-home dad. I was 29 years old.

For the next five years, I struggled with writing, and finally quit last April (2008). But the bug bit me again in December, and after giving it some serious thought, I decided to make 2009 the Year I Got Serious About Writing.

I set an outrageous writing goal -- namely, to write three practice novels. I finished the first one, a crime novel, on March 12; it was 309 pages, about 77,000 words. The next day I started working on my second novel -- a D&D-style fantasy adventure.

Decided to join Hatrack because, as you know, writing can be a bit lonely.

Glad to be here!

[This message has been edited by Jeff Baerveldt (edited March 20, 2009).]


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satate
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We're glad to have you. Come on in.
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TLBailey
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Welcome to the tree house Jeff, I live right next door. I'm sure Crystal will show you around soon, in the mean time have a brownie. There seems to be an endless supply in the magic fridge. Uh oh, Gotta go, the trebles have found me.

TL


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Crystal Stevens
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Don't you mean tribbles, TL ?

Hello, and please come on in. It's always nice to have new members in the magical treehouse. I was relaxing out on the deck when you arrived. Care for something to eat or drink? The deck is just right outside from the kitchen. I think you missed the steaks someone was grilling out there, but I'm sure we can find more. The magical fridge can produce anything you like.

Welcome to Hatrack .


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Denem
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Welcome aboard.
I've been writing as a hobby for a long time as well and decided to get serious this year. Since I joined Hatrack the advice and the support has been great, so you're in a good spot.

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Toby Western
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Welcome!

Congratulations on finishing that first novel. Who was it that said that nothing of note was ever achieved by reasonable men?

Anyway, you're in good company.

Oh - and if you visit the treehouse, don't step on the third rung up. Just don't.


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See they've got me so flustered I can't even spell tribbles anymore.
TL

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