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CoraBuhlert

Writer celebration thread
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:16:03 PM »
Whether you just finished a novel or series, won NaNoWriMo, pressed "publish" for the first or fortieth time or passed a sales milestone, here is a thread to celebrate.

 :banana: :dance: :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em  :clap: :cheers

And because I started the thread, I'll begin: I finished a new novel in my space opera series today.

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Jeff Tanyard

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 05:44:41 PM »
I finished a new novel in my space opera series today.


Congratulations.   :cheers
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Solitary Dan

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 06:53:14 PM »
And because I started the thread, I'll begin: I finished a new novel in my space opera series today.

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I hope to one day finish the space opera novel I've been working on for far too long.
     
 

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VanessaC

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 08:37:16 PM »

And because I started the thread, I'll begin: I finished a new novel in my space opera series today.

Congratulations!

I'll join in - I uploaded the final file for book 4 in the series last night, and it goes live on Saturday.  I wanted to just put it live as it had been on pre-order, but KDP wouldn't let me pick that box so I just shortened the pre-order by a couple of days.

Now in that weird nervous state of being relieved the book is uploaded, and terrified that readers are going to hate it (I've had lovely reviews for the previous three books, and really nervous about letting people down for this one.)

I'm giving myself a couple of days off - I need to focus on my day job! - and then it's on to book 5, the last in the series.
 

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Keith Ward

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2018, 01:20:56 AM »
Congratulations and thank you Cora. I finished a rough draft on Sunday and I'm a few thousand words into the next one.  :goodpost:
 
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Virginia McClain

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2018, 09:54:54 AM »

And because I started the thread, I'll begin: I finished a new novel in my space opera series today.

Congratulations!

I'll join in - I uploaded the final file for book 4 in the series last night, and it goes live on Saturday.  I wanted to just put it live as it had been on pre-order, but KDP wouldn't let me pick that box so I just shortened the pre-order by a couple of days.

Now in that weird nervous state of being relieved the book is uploaded, and terrified that readers are going to hate it (I've had lovely reviews for the previous three books, and really nervous about letting people down for this one.)

I'm giving myself a couple of days off - I need to focus on my day job! - and then it's on to book 5, the last in the series.

Congratulations to you both! I'm celebrating because Victoria Marmot and the Meddling Goddess just got its first five star review on Goodreads (after two weeks of 4,3 and 1 star reviews).

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Becca Mills

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2018, 01:26:44 PM »
Way to go, Cora, VanessaC, and Virginia! :littleclap 

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CoraBuhlert

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2018, 02:44:09 PM »
Congrats to Virginia and Vanessa.

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Robin

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2018, 06:46:33 PM »
Congrats to everyone!  :pdt
 
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2018, 08:34:10 AM »
Well I haven't sold anything yet :( but I just discovered one of my books has two 4 star ratings on Goodreads so I must be doing something right!
 
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 05:14:25 PM »
I published the final book in my "Linked Worlds" series - "The Strange".
This was the most difficult book I've ever written, simply because I could not accept that it needed to be twice as long as the previous books in the series.  It took me two years, and there were times when I couldn't imagine every reaching the end. But now I have!  :banana: :banana: :banana:

I published it a few days earlier than planned because so many people were reporting problems and delays on Amazon, and it went through without a hitch, live within the hour.

I feel SO RELIEVED.

And now I can finally get started on my new idea for a book. Something completely different. Sequels are hard to write!
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2018, 06:09:42 PM »
Congratulations, Masha.   :cheers
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2018, 05:03:18 AM »
I've apparently been overlooking this thread so here's a round of applause for all . . .

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2018, 05:42:10 AM »
I've apparently been overlooking this thread so here's a round of applause for all . . .

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How on earth... :: squints at the quoted text:: Oh OK now I see how you do that! Awesome!

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Jeff Tanyard

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2018, 03:40:57 PM »
And I looked, and behold a pale llama: and his name that sat on him was Banana, and WriterSanctum followed with him.


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CoraBuhlert

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2018, 03:53:48 PM »
Glad that publishing your latest worked out, Masha.

 :banana: :dance: :banana:

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2018, 03:56:52 PM »
And not long after, I beheld a bolt of lightning smite the man who had mistaken a bunchie for a llama, and nothing remained of him, save for a yellow cape that floated slowly unto the ashen soil where he had once stood.

:banana-riding-llama-smiley-em :angel:
     
 
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2018, 04:45:31 PM »
And not long after, I beheld a bolt of lightning smite the man who had mistaken a bunchie for a llama, and nothing remained of him, save for a yellow cape that floated slowly unto the ashen soil where he had once stood.


 :lalala


On a side note, I think we need a "marquee" option that goes from left-to-right, too.  That way the poor cat's not stuck always running backwards.
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EllieL

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2018, 08:51:59 AM »
I finished my WIP last night. Starting on my second pass of Soiled Dove now.  :dance:
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2018, 10:04:13 AM »
My Victorian novelette is above Dean Koontz in PAID short romance!  :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em

   
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2018, 10:21:26 AM »
My Victorian novelette is above Dean Koontz in PAID short romance!  :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em


Awesome!!
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2018, 02:34:42 PM »
Way to go, Ellie and Lorri.   :cheers
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2018, 03:55:41 PM »
Congratulations Ellie and Lorri! That must feel good.
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2018, 11:21:43 AM »
Congrats on finishing your WIP, EllieL.  :clap:  :Tup2:

And it's always thrilling when your book ranks above a big name author, Lorri.  :banana:

Meanwhile, I started working on a novel that's been giving me massive problems again.


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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #25 on: December 02, 2018, 06:30:57 AM »
I know this is small change to some of you, but I sold 50 books on Apple this month for the first time!  :banana:
(Actually that should be 'last month' -- November.)


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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2018, 11:57:50 PM »
My paperback, Sentiments, a perpetual calendar is live, I have copies to give as Christmas presents & I'm a happy bunny.

This book took longer to write than any of my other books & was more difficult towards the end than I imagined it would be.

There's a quatrain for every day of the year & I had no idea how difficult it would be to come up with the last hundred or so but I did it, 365 quatrains, yay me  grint

Well done everyone else here with a celebration to note.  :band:

 
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CoraBuhlert

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2018, 08:57:28 AM »
Sentiments sounds like a cool project, Authoress.

Meanwhile, I finished a holiday novelette in my Hallowind Cove cozy fantasy series last night.  :banana:

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2018, 02:23:44 PM »
365 quatrains! That does sound like a big project. Well done! :)
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #29 on: December 05, 2018, 11:28:57 PM »
Sentiments sounds like a cool project, Authoress.

Meanwhile, I finished a holiday novelette in my Hallowind Cove cozy fantasy series last night.  :banana:

Thank you, I'm very pleased with it, it will be useful to me but also solved some Christmas present needs for family & friends :)

Well done on your latest book, always a good feeling to finish a project.   :clap:

diisha392

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2018, 09:44:18 AM »
Finished the first draft of my romance trilogy this afternoon :)

Now I get to re-read and clean it up!
 

Jeff Tanyard

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2018, 12:10:36 PM »
Finished the first draft of my romance trilogy this afternoon :)

Now I get to re-read and clean it up!


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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2018, 12:58:05 PM »
On Wednesday, I finished what is probably the last book under my other pen name. It was also the last in its series, so I also did a bundle. Still finishing up related web updates and product page updates for the others in the series to show the series is not complete.

Tomorrow, I get to start on my first Robin book. It will be novel length. I'm more or less a pantser. I do have some forward notes, but not enough to make me, eg, a plontser. :D
 

Joseph Malik

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2018, 01:29:27 AM »
A Goodreads list of Hugo-eligible novels currently has The New Magic in the top 20.



I t's not remotely official, and it doesn't mean squat; I read an analogy once that I think effectively describes my odds, here, and it was something along the lines of "playing Russian Roulette with a fully-loaded revolver and surviving because it happens to jam on a winning lottery ticket that falls out of the sky."

It's still very nice, though. Some of my readers seem to think I write, like, all good and stuff.
 

ragdoll

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2018, 02:36:57 AM »
That's wonderful, Joseeph!
 
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #35 on: December 11, 2018, 10:13:00 AM »
And I looked, and behold a pale llama: and his name that sat on him was Banana, and WriterSanctum followed with him.


:banana-riding-llama-smiley-em :ws

Everyone else always sees a llama, but I always see a giant green slug. I guess I should be worried.  :nerd:
 
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #36 on: December 11, 2018, 10:26:16 AM »
And I looked, and behold a pale llama: and his name that sat on him was Banana, and WriterSanctum followed with him.


:banana-riding-llama-smiley-em :ws

This was just too f*cking funny.  :tup3b
 
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Virginia McClain

Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #37 on: December 11, 2018, 06:19:29 PM »
A Goodreads list of Hugo-eligible novels currently has The New Magic in the top 20.



I t's not remotely official, and it doesn't mean squat; I read an analogy once that I think effectively describes my odds, here, and it was something along the lines of "playing Russian Roulette with a fully-loaded revolver and surviving because it happens to jam on a winning lottery ticket that falls out of the sky."

It's still very nice, though. Some of my readers seem to think I write, like, all good and stuff.

Congrats on writing good and stuff! (No seriously, though, thats really awesome. Who cares about your chances of winning, it's freaking sweet just to be on that list. And in very fine company no less.)

Also, this---->  :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em is clearly a banana slug. What is wrong with people? ;-)

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2018, 11:42:15 PM »
Just celebrating a bit - this is day 1,460 - 4 years - of writing something every day. :dance:

And I will be just over 1,000,000 words for 2018 alone. It's been a slow ramp up since 2012 due to health problems but I'm getting there.

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2018, 12:16:10 AM »
Just celebrating a bit - this is day 1,460 - 4 years - of writing something every day. :dance:

And I will be just over 1,000,000 words for 2018 alone. It's been a slow ramp up since 2012 due to health problems but I'm getting there.

For those who ask I write under 2 pen names beside my own.

Wow, that's awesome and very inspiring!

Keep up the good work!

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2018, 12:31:37 AM »
Just launched my 24th novel, Hunter's Terminus, 2nd book in my 4th series.

It's my longest book yet at just under 106k words.

And it's the long awaited sequel to my first series ending.

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2018, 12:52:35 AM »
Just launched my 24th novel, Hunter's Terminus, 2nd book in my 4th series.

It's my longest book yet at just under 106k words.

And it's the long awaited sequel to my first series ending.

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2018, 01:14:52 AM »
I love this thread!  Congratulations to everyone on their good news.

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2018, 02:48:23 PM »
Just launched my 24th novel, Hunter's Terminus, 2nd book in my 4th series.

It's my longest book yet at just under 106k words.

And it's the long awaited sequel to my first series ending.

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Congrats, Timothy. let me know if you want a new release spotlight at the Speculative Fiction Showcase for Hunter's Terminus.

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #44 on: January 08, 2019, 09:49:30 AM »
Just released the last of my Highlander Bride series wide. Feels good to finally have another series out from under the Zon thumb and out in the wild. Already getting some sales. ;-) Best thing ever, gettin go out of KU.
 

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #45 on: January 08, 2019, 11:53:51 AM »
Just released the last of my Highlander Bride series wide. Feels good to finally have another series out from under the Zon thumb and out in the wild. Already getting some sales. ;-) Best thing ever, gettin go out of KU.

Congrats, LyndaBelle! That's great! Going wide was a good feeling for me too.

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #46 on: January 08, 2019, 12:00:20 PM »
Finished my Christmas story (barely in time) and just released the first part of my spy story. 

I got a lot done during the holidays! :catrun
   
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #47 on: January 08, 2019, 12:09:31 PM »
Finished my Christmas story (barely in time) and just released the first part of my spy story. 

I got a lot done during the holidays! :catrun

Nice work, Lorri! Wish I could say the same. :-)  :tap

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #48 on: January 08, 2019, 12:33:17 PM »
Nice work, Lorri! Wish I could say the same. :-)  :tap

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« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2019, 01:54:54 PM »
Finished my Christmas story (barely in time) and just released the first part of my spy story. 

I got a lot done during the holidays! :catrun

Congrats, Lori. If you want your spy story featured at the Indie Crime Scene, let me know.

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« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2019, 04:25:34 PM »
Just released the last of my Highlander Bride series wide. Feels good to finally have another series out from under the Zon thumb and out in the wild. Already getting some sales. ;-) Best thing ever, gettin go out of KU.


Finished my Christmas story (barely in time) and just released the first part of my spy story. 

I got a lot done during the holidays! :catrun


Congrats to both of you.   :cheers
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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #51 on: January 09, 2019, 08:45:52 AM »
Congrats, Lori. If you want your spy story featured at the Indie Crime Scene, let me know.

Thank you, Cora!  That would be great. :)
   
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« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2019, 10:57:38 AM »
Congrats, Lori. If you want your spy story featured at the Indie Crime Scene, let me know.

Thank you, Cora!  That would be great. :)

Then send me the usual info (cover, blurb, buy links, excerpt).

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« Reply #53 on: January 09, 2019, 01:10:12 PM »
I actually earned a bounty for one of my audiobooks. That was a very nice surprise.

           
 

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« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2019, 01:47:09 AM »
For reasons I cannot comprehend, on December 28th my amazon sales went from 5-10 a day to 158. I have been selling 35-50 ebooks a day ever since. I can find no reason for this jump, and instead of petering off, the numbers have been climbing steadily for a week now. On track to do 75 today.

I am just really pleased with this, but I wish I knew what happened!

 
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« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2019, 01:52:13 AM »
Finished the novel I've been working on for the past couple months yesterday. It came in at 115,000 words. This is my first novel to break 100K words, and the longest novel I've written. I'm taking today to get some publishing work done. I expect to start on the new project tomorrow.
 
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« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2019, 04:29:08 AM »
Just released my second book this week. Historical fiction horror/thriller.  Im so excited. This is my second book, but the first one I feel I did most of the things I needed/wanted to do. Im very proud of it.  It's hard getting reviews but I have a few already and they are pretty good (don't want to link to anything here as Im just shouting and not trying to sneak in any promotion lol)
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« Reply #57 on: January 10, 2019, 06:09:48 AM »
Congratulations to everyone on their successes and progress to this point. :tup3b


Released book #4 in my Stopper series - Assassin.

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« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2019, 12:08:55 PM »
For reasons I cannot comprehend, on December 28th my amazon sales went from 5-10 a day to 158. I have been selling 35-50 ebooks a day ever since. I can find no reason for this jump, and instead of petering off, the numbers have been climbing steadily for a week now. On track to do 75 today.

I am just really pleased with this, but I wish I knew what happened!


Dang, man.  That's awesome.  Congratulations.   :cheers
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« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2019, 12:19:25 PM »
That's awesome, Scrapper. Congratulations!

Eugene Lloyd MacRae, kingdavid and Robert L. Collins and everybody else who recently published a book that fits the genre parameters, i.e. it's either science fiction, fantasy or horror on the one hand or mystery, crime fiction or thriller on the other, is welcome to contact me for a new release spotlight at the Speculative Fiction Showcase or Indie Crime Scene. 

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« Reply #60 on: January 10, 2019, 12:56:52 PM »
For reasons I cannot comprehend, on December 28th my amazon sales went from 5-10 a day to 158. I have been selling 35-50 ebooks a day ever since. I can find no reason for this jump, and instead of petering off, the numbers have been climbing steadily for a week now. On track to do 75 today.

I am just really pleased with this, but I wish I knew what happened!

Cool!  Congratulations.  Maybe some blogger mentioned you?
 
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« Reply #61 on: January 10, 2019, 01:17:19 PM »
That's awesome, Scrapper. Congratulations!

Eugene Lloyd MacRae, kingdavid and Robert L. Collins and everybody else who recently published a book that fits the genre parameters, i.e. it's either science fiction, fantasy or horror on the one hand or mystery, crime fiction or thriller on the other, is welcome to contact me for a new release spotlight at the Speculative Fiction Showcase or Indie Crime Scene.

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Re: Writer celebration thread
« Reply #62 on: January 11, 2019, 01:19:19 AM »
Only got up into the 80s in assassinations so far but always interesting when you can see yourself around authors you love to read: Stephen King, Barry Eisler, David Baldacci, Vince Flynn, Mark Greaney, Mark Dawson etc. :banana:

Will start dropping like a stone before long  - mine don't survive Amazon churn at this point  because I don't push the advertising  :shrug


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« Reply #63 on: January 11, 2019, 01:53:22 AM »
That's a definite win, Eugene!
 

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« Reply #64 on: January 24, 2019, 07:55:35 AM »
I Guess I Should Be Happy, or Blips vs. Minimalism

Just when I was beginning to appreciate the empty sales chart for its stark minimalism, someone went and bought one of my books.  So, yay!  And, also, ugh.

Now, I need three more sales today, then three tomorrow, then two the next day and then finally one on Saturday so I'll have a shark fin moving across my sales chart.

At least the page reads chart retains its stark minimalism.  :tup3b




*For clarification's sake, I am grateful for the sale.  Also, it occurs to me I should have a character named Claire Iffikashun in one of my books.
     
 

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« Reply #65 on: January 24, 2019, 12:20:20 PM »
Well, with Mari Kondo or whatever her name is cleaning up other people's homes, minimalism is apparently in. Though I also like the non-minimalism of a non-empty sales graph.  :tup3b

Meanwhile, I wrote three short stories this months, all for an upcoming collection of short crime fiction called The Culinary Assassin about an assassin who only kills people (all of them bad) in restaurants, after sampling the food.

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« Reply #66 on: January 24, 2019, 01:37:26 PM »
Sold the audio rights for Dragon's Trail and The New Magic to Tantor.:dance:
 

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« Reply #67 on: January 25, 2019, 06:40:39 AM »
Well, with Mari Kondo or whatever her name is cleaning up other people's homes, minimalism is apparently in. Though I also like the non-minimalism of a non-empty sales graph.  :tup3b

Meanwhile, I wrote three short stories this months, all for an upcoming collection of short crime fiction called The Culinary Assassin about an assassin who only kills people (all of them bad) in restaurants, after sampling the food.

Tagline: I came, I ate, I shot.

Yes, but she folds tee shirts with the design inside and that's just wrong. The heck with minimalism!

I got accepted into my library's book fair the end of March. It will be my first one and probably my last, but I'm having fun planning the details. And I was worried about how the KDP paperbacks would look so I ordered one of each (we're only allowed three different books) and they are just fine. Whew!

           
 

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« Reply #68 on: January 25, 2019, 06:55:13 AM »
Yes, but she folds tee shirts with the design inside and that's just wrong. The heck with minimalism!

Well that's just crazy.  How can you be more organized if you have to unfold the shirt to see which one it is?

I mean, you don't want to wear a Star Wars t-shirt to a Star Trek convention unless you have a death wish.  :hehe
     
 

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« Reply #69 on: January 25, 2019, 12:20:52 PM »
Yes, but she folds tee shirts with the design inside and that's just wrong. The heck with minimalism!

Well that's just crazy.  How can you be more organized if you have to unfold the shirt to see which one it is?

I mean, you don't want to wear a Star Wars t-shirt to a Star Trek convention unless you have a death wish.  :hehe

You definitely get it and that is an outstanding example.  :banana-riding-llama-smiley-em
           
 

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« Reply #70 on: January 25, 2019, 12:58:19 PM »
Sold the audio rights for Dragon's Trail and The New Magic to Tantor.:dance:

Congratulations!
 
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« Reply #71 on: January 25, 2019, 01:59:06 PM »
Sold the audio rights for Dragon's Trail and The New Magic to Tantor.:dance:


Congratulations, man.   :cheers

By the way... how many books is the series going to be?
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« Reply #72 on: January 25, 2019, 02:23:59 PM »
Congratulations, man.   :cheers
By the way... how many books is the series going to be?

Five plus an eventual prequel.

That said, I've started a new series in the same world with different characters. I hope to have Book III of this series and Book I of the new series both out in 2020.
 
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« Reply #73 on: February 14, 2019, 05:19:37 AM »
Just uploaded the final file for the fifth and last book in my first series - goes live on Saturday. Now I have the nervous wait for reader reaction! Oh, and on to the next project.  :icon_mrgreen:
 

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