The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

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Post by Chantelle.S. » June 13th, 2011, 6:39 pm

Congratulations Cheeky! I'll bring pie to the celebration party. Because you can't have cake without pie. :lol:

My hubby started writing a children's book.
He read it to me the other night (and to the kids). It's still in the very early stages, and I don't think he's ever written anything before (aside from tons of love letters to me, but that's not exactly 'writing') but he makes it look so EASY! I have to refrain myself from offering to edit his work, because it's his first draft and I think any newbie writer would give up if they had me as their beta (or alpha) reader. But he's writing a book! Completely different from my genre/audience, and I even told him that I would never be able to do what he's doing. I can't keep things simple and straightforward, I layer my work too much for any child to comprehend.
But.
He's. Writing. A. Book!!!!!!!!

I'm married to a writer! :D :D :D :D
That gives me major squees!
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Post by Margo » June 17th, 2011, 11:26 am

Happy Friday!

Overnight something happened to my short story at Amazon UK:

"Dis" is currently...
#6,965 in the Paid Kindle Store
#31 in Books > Fantasy > Short Stories
#47 in Kindle > Books > Fiction > Fantasy > Contemporary


:o :lol: :D
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Post by Sommer Leigh » June 17th, 2011, 11:37 am

You guys! All of these squee good news announcements are so awesome! I am so happy for everyone :-)
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Post by Watcher55 » June 17th, 2011, 11:56 am

Margo wrote:Happy Friday!

Overnight something happened to my short story at Amazon UK:

"Dis" is currently...
#6,965 in the Paid Kindle Store
#31 in Books > Fantasy > Short Stories
#47 in Kindle > Books > Fiction > Fantasy > Contemporary


:o :lol: :D
That's great news! Congrts

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Post by Margo » June 17th, 2011, 6:17 pm

Watcher55 wrote:That's great news! Congrts
Thanks, Watcher. Dave Gaughran came up with the brilliant idea of me calling myself "Internationally Bestselling Short Story Author Margo Lerwill", and (of course) I like the idea. :lol: I am full of squee (and silliness).
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Post by cheekychook » June 17th, 2011, 8:35 pm

Margo wrote:Happy Friday!

Overnight something happened to my short story at Amazon UK:

"Dis" is currently...
#6,965 in the Paid Kindle Store
#31 in Books > Fantasy > Short Stories
#47 in Kindle > Books > Fiction > Fantasy > Contemporary


:o :lol: :D
That is most awesome! Congrats!
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Post by Down the well » June 17th, 2011, 10:38 pm

Hey Cheekychook, late congrats!! That's great news.



And Margo too, though I already congratulated you on your blog. :)

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Post by cheekychook » June 17th, 2011, 11:08 pm

Down the well wrote:Hey Cheekychook, late congrats!! That's great news.

Thanks Downthewell!
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Post by cheekychook » June 17th, 2011, 11:15 pm

Thanks Claudie, HillaryJ, ChantelleS, Sommer...and anyone else whose messages I missed. It's awesome to have the support of everyone here. Bransforumers rock. :D
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Post by Guardian » June 18th, 2011, 2:16 pm

The 50th fan has just joined to follow the humble fanpage of my little fantasy trilogy. Considering the odds and other novel fanpages, It's a pretty good number for a novel which will be released only in November (Especially as I haven't started any sort of marketing campaign at all.). :)

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Offered a Contract

Post by longknife » June 21st, 2011, 12:27 pm

Nathan - I hope this is the right place to post this.

[actually TWO!!!]

On June 18th, I signed a contract with XOXO Publishing of Montreal, Canada for my novel SONORA SYMPHONY. {This is the one I had a contract for with Virtual Tales who went out of business} XOXO is a full-service published that had problems in the past which the owner is trying to overcome with new management. She is expanding her book list. I'm impressed as it not only has the main website, but a blog and two Yahoo groups for authors and staff to discuss stuff.

And then, here's the latest:

I just received a contract offer for my novel, The Sailor and The Carpenter, Book One of Father Serra's Legacy from BlueWood Publishing in New Zealand. They indicate they not only publish digital but paperback and, in some instances, hard bound books. They are a full-service publisher that does not charge authors for anything and pay royalties.

I submitted this to XOXO and haven't heard back yet. So, I sent XOXO an info copy of my email to Bluewood explaining my situation on Sonora Symphony and asking if the contract would include paperback or hardback publishing.

[of everything I've written to day, Sailor and Carpenter is to me the most likely to do extremely well. It has a ready-made market of Roman Catholics world-wide and everyone who lives in California and wants to know more about the early history of the state.

Now all I'm waiting for is to hear if a magazine will buy one of my sort stories.

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Re: Offered a Contract

Post by Mira » June 24th, 2011, 3:49 pm

Wow, that is unbelievably awesome!! Congratulations! Very happy for you, and love the picture. :)

Just so you know, most people probably wouldn't notice this. You might try reposting in the procrastination section. the Squee Good News thread.

Congratulations again!

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Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Post by cheekychook » July 5th, 2011, 2:27 pm

I am beyond excited to announce that I have just signed a contract on my NOVEL! The contract is from a small press that does both digital and print, so it will be released within a year as an e-book and then as a paperback a month or so later. Still hasn't sunk in---I think I'll go pass out now.
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Post by Cookie » July 5th, 2011, 3:22 pm

cheekychook wrote:I am beyond excited to announce that I have just signed a contract on my NOVEL! The contract is from a small press that does both digital and print, so it will be released within a year as an e-book and then as a paperback a month or so later. Still hasn't sunk in---I think I'll go pass out now.
Congrats!

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Post by Claudie » July 5th, 2011, 4:04 pm

cheekychook wrote:I am beyond excited to announce that I have just signed a contract on my NOVEL! The contract is from a small press that does both digital and print, so it will be released within a year as an e-book and then as a paperback a month or so later. Still hasn't sunk in---I think I'll go pass out now.
Hooray! Congrats! :D
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