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Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 2nd, 2011, 1:47 pm
by trixie
Cookie, you and I should collaborate. We WILL find you Margo (in a totally NOT creepy sounding way).

And the secret will be safe with us. Until someone bribes us and our wills are tested. But we'll still keep it seekrit. Probably... :)

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 2nd, 2011, 3:59 pm
by Cookie
trixie wrote:Cookie, you and I should collaborate. We WILL find you Margo (in a totally NOT creepy sounding way).

And the secret will be safe with us. Until someone bribes us and our wills are tested. But we'll still keep it seekrit. Probably... :)
We should team up. Project find Margo commence!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 2nd, 2011, 6:11 pm
by HillaryJ
Thanks Sleeping Beauty, Margo and Cookie! I'm so excited for this story. It was one of the fun ones. :)

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 6th, 2011, 2:48 pm
by Mira
Wow, so much good news, I can't keep up! Pretty awesome guys! :D

(p.s. I want to find Margo too. Add me to the team)

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 11th, 2011, 8:32 pm
by maybegenius
Congrats Margo! That's AWESOME. But we already knew you were awesome, so can't say I'm surprised :D Although that doesn't make the news any less amazing!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 11th, 2011, 8:57 pm
by Margo
maybegenius wrote:Congrats Margo! That's AWESOME. But we already knew you were awesome, so can't say I'm surprised :D Although that doesn't make the news any less amazing!
Thanks, Steph. It's cool to be considered awesome among this group.

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 16th, 2011, 11:56 am
by Margo
I thought I would be less excited as time went on, but I'm not.

The pen name is now:
A top 10 indie author with one distributor, with multiple top 20 titles in the subgenre;
A featured author with two distributors (no, I didn't pay for that);
Featured in a newsletter that goes out to tens of thousands of subscribers (also not a paid advertisement).

Part of my squeeing is that I'm excited. Part is so people will know this is possible (and not as rare as some people would have you think...if you put in the writing time and follow the advice of other successful writers).

Edit: And in case anyone is wondering, I don't do free, 99-cents, or $2.99 novels.

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 16th, 2011, 12:05 pm
by dios4vida
Margo wrote:Part of my squeeing is that I'm excited. Part is so people will know this is possible (and not as rare as some people would have you think...if you put in the writing time and follow the advice of other successful writers).
You so deserve to be excited! That's amazing. Though, considering the quality of your Dis stories, I can't say I'm surprised. :)

And thanks. It's great to hear that it really can happen!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 16th, 2011, 1:28 pm
by Margo
Thank you, Brenda. That incredibly sweet of you to say.

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 16th, 2011, 5:08 pm
by Mira
Margo - that's absolutely terrific!! And well-deserved, you worked your patooty off to get here!

I'm very happy for you!! :D :D





p.s. I do wish you'd share your pen name with us, though. How can we buy your books if we don't know who you are???!!!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 17th, 2011, 1:50 pm
by Margo
Mira wrote: p.s. I do wish you'd share your pen name with us, though. How can we buy your books if we don't know who you are???!!!
Thanks, Mira. :D

Actually, I kind of like that I can say none of my sales came from friends or family feeling obligated to buy my titles.

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 17th, 2011, 4:20 pm
by Cookie
Margo wrote:
Mira wrote: p.s. I do wish you'd share your pen name with us, though. How can we buy your books if we don't know who you are???!!!
Thanks, Mira. :D

Actually, I kind of like that I can say none of my sales came from friends or family feeling obligated to buy my titles.
But we want to READ them!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 17th, 2011, 5:24 pm
by Quill
Margo wrote:And in case anyone is wondering, I don't do free, 99-cents, or $2.99 novels.
Aha! They're $1.99 short stories!

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 17th, 2011, 7:20 pm
by mudpuppy
Margo wrote:I thought I would be less excited as time went on, but I'm not.

The pen name is now:
A top 10 indie author with one distributor, with multiple top 20 titles in the subgenre;
A featured author with two distributors (no, I didn't pay for that);
Featured in a newsletter that goes out to tens of thousands of subscribers (also not a paid advertisement).

Part of my squeeing is that I'm excited. Part is so people will know this is possible (and not as rare as some people would have you think...if you put in the writing time and follow the advice of other successful writers).

Edit: And in case anyone is wondering, I don't do free, 99-cents, or $2.99 novels.

CONGRATES! :D *Gives Miss Lerwill a high five

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Posted: December 17th, 2011, 9:16 pm
by Margo
Quill wrote:
Margo wrote:And in case anyone is wondering, I don't do free, 99-cents, or $2.99 novels.
Aha! They're $1.99 short stories!
LOL. Sorry, no. I have no personal experience with $1.99, but I hear from other writers that it doesn't work very well for them.
Cookie wrote:But we want to READ them!
You should be busy writing. :P
mudpuppy wrote:CONGRATES! :D *Gives Miss Lerwill a high five
*high fives the lovely Miss Melody*