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It's Actually Happened!


I'm truly terrified to write this 'cause I'm afraid I'm going to wake up and it will all be a dream.

After decades of personal struggle, learning, failures, and effort, and help and advice from a LOT of people in the realm of writing, late last night I got an e-mail that Capstone Publishing has agreed to publish my novella The Seven Sisters.

I'm in shock.

Now comes the hard work. Dealing with the contract, rewriting any areas the publisher may want rewritten, working on a publicity campaign as well as the sequels (two are already planned), and making sure The Seven Sisters gets in as many hands as possible.

Many of you need to celebrate with me because you took time over the years of this blog (and its predecessor) to read my efforts and offered me constructive criticism and encouragement. Thank you. This is not a solitary achievement.

And I hope beyond hope tabbymlp sees this because in many ways, she deserves the biggest thank you of all as she encouraged the writing of The Seven Sisters from the beginning (and also taught me how to use commas and semicolons! ;-).

Comments

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dustmeat
Jun. 23rd, 2008 01:48 pm (UTC)
Hey awesome!
narumi
Jun. 23rd, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
*smiles* so happy for you!! :3
*winks* do you need a cover designed? ;)
raeveness
Jun. 23rd, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
Awww... that's perfect! Good things do happen to those who wait! I'm so excited for you! A toast for you. Congrats. You more than deserve it.
altivo
Jun. 23rd, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. I'm well aware of the persistent effort required in order to reach this point. While I have had a number of stories and non-fiction articles published over the years, I have yet to achieve publisher acceptance for a longer work.
eric_hinkle
Jun. 23rd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Many hearty congratulations! May this be the first of many more credits in the months to come.
stokerbramwell
Jun. 23rd, 2008 03:46 pm (UTC)
*DANCE DANCE DANCE*
captainq
Jun. 23rd, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
Whoopa!
Congratulations! It's about time.
twilightsocks
Jun. 23rd, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
YYYYYYYYYES!!! *hugs*
artekka
Jun. 23rd, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!!
actonrf
Jun. 23rd, 2008 05:03 pm (UTC)
congratulations
frost_wraith
Jun. 23rd, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
Awesome
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pifactorial
Jun. 23rd, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC)
Big congratulations, friend! :D
starbiter
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
Congratulations! :D
ashenfox
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
That's wonderful. I'll have to get a copy, too, once it's available. As a writer, you are inspiring, and it's about time more people got a chance to enjoy your art.
stauros
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:56 am (UTC)
congratulations from a future buyer of your debut novella
*cheers and flails like Kermit the Frog*

God is good!
canagape
Jun. 24th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
Woohoo! Congrats!
dennisthetiger
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Dude!
tabbymlp
Jul. 5th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
*Squeals*
Oh my goodness! Don't worry; I did see this message and I am SO EXCITED for you!!! Fantastic!!!

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