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Shameless Self-Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Flemming Hansen, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. NRuhwald

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    Just got my short story critiqued, the first time any writing of mine has been seen by professional eyes. Lots of work to do, of course, which is why I paid for the critique.

    But they liked it! The word "enthralled" was used.

    I would post the story but I want to try submitting it to magazines and contests first, once it's all shiny and polished.
     
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  2. NRuhwald

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    Update, this short story will be published in the next edition of Scare Street's Night Terrors Anthology!
     
  3. A. E. Lowan

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    Way to go! That is awesomesauce.
     
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  4. I've been through so much here lately...
    I have been going through depression, fighting with my parents, unemployment, financial instability, and no car... It's been one heck of a ride. But I'm still here standing and pushing onward nonetheless. And I continue to write evermore.
     
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  5. A. E. Lowan

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    Right there with you. We released our third book yesterday, and it's been a very long road to get here. I'm Team Lowan's drafter so when I go down in flames, which I did, everything grinds to an abrupt halt. This book was supposed to come out in 2019. But, with being multi-diagnosis mentally ill, and then losing both of my parents within 18 months, being diagnosed with renal cancer, my aunt dying from renal cancer, going through surgery to remove half a kidney, helping my sister handle our parents' estate, having all of my teeth out, being declared cancer free, buying a new house, moving, selling the old house, and then finishing the third book, I was a bit of a stress monkey - an autistic stress monkey, nonetheless - and stress monkeys have a hard time writing. You are doing great! Keep at it and someday you'll be someone's favorite author.

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  6. A. E. Lowan

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    This behemoth showed up on our doorstep yesterday. I think it may have eaten the first two. I posted this in another thread, but I can't stop squeeing about it.

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  7. Prince of Spires

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    Squee! indeed. I'm a physical book reader. Ebooks are nice to sell to other people, but I like having the copy in my hand. And that makes getting the real life version of a book special. It's better then seeing the ebook on Amazon (or elsewhere). Nothing beats holding a copy of your own book (well, writing wise that is...).

    Congrats! And the cover deserves a Squee!
     
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  8. A. E. Lowan

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    Totally agree. I'm a 'both ways' kind of girl when it comes to books. I love physical books, but I also love e-books, and for that my groaning bookcases thank me. lol The covers are all thanks to Deranged Doctor Design. They are amazing, brilliant, and a joy to work with.
     
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  9. skip.knox

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    >The covers are all thanks to Deranged Doctor Design
    My designer as well! And I fully concur. Anyone interested, though, be warned: they are booked for many months ahead. I got them for my Trouveres series last August or September and they are booked for the first of March. These artists types, so laaaazy! <g>
     
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  10. A. E. Lowan

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    We just in the past few hours moved the date for our next cover from the tail end of January to their next open slot: early June. So worth it.
     
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