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So I wrote a book 
9th-Dec-2012 06:43 pm
This is my first post in ages, although I've been reading and commenting a bit. I was also gifted with a Kindle a while back and found myself reading actual books rather than fanfic, leaving me less to chatter about in my journal. I discovered some M/M romance authors whose work I really enjoyed, and, as is my habit, I started writing in the genre I was reading. The result pulled itself together into a book, and one day I emailed it off to a publisher. I expected it to come back with some comments about why it wasn't acceptable, and then I'd either rework it or move on to the next thing.

They published it.

The Boys and the Bees is available on Amazon or direct from the publisher, in paperback and ebook formats. It's a simple story (the reviews at Goodreads agree about that) about two guys from Iowa who meet by chance years after they were in high school together.

I'm still a bit in shock over the whole thing, to tell you the truth.
10th-Dec-2012 01:10 am (UTC)
Wow. Congratulations.
10th-Dec-2012 01:21 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's in a niche market, but it's a book:)
10th-Dec-2012 01:16 am (UTC)
10th-Dec-2012 01:21 am (UTC)
Thank you!
10th-Dec-2012 01:44 am (UTC)
10th-Dec-2012 01:57 am (UTC)
Thank you. I've been trying to downplay it, but my name on a real book has been a dream since I was a kid.
10th-Dec-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
10th-Dec-2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Thank you!
10th-Dec-2012 02:26 am (UTC)
Fantastic! I hope you were able to celebrate to the full.
10th-Dec-2012 02:46 am (UTC)
It involved alcohol, I assure you! Thanks.
10th-Dec-2012 02:30 am (UTC)
10th-Dec-2012 02:46 am (UTC)
Thank you.
10th-Dec-2012 02:36 am (UTC)
That is some awesome sauce, girlfriend!
10th-Dec-2012 02:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! :)
10th-Dec-2012 02:38 am (UTC)
Just read the opening - very impressed! And amused. Your superb wryness is intact.

Yay! I think I'm getting an e-reader for Christmas, so ...
10th-Dec-2012 02:49 am (UTC)
Thanks. Whether you get my book or not, e-readers are wonderful. I can take dozens of books with me everywhere, and as long as I remember where the reader is, I never lose them. And they don't add to the huge book clutter in my house. They just need to put beepers on the things and they'll be perfect.
10th-Dec-2012 02:41 am (UTC)

Now, can I get that for my Nook? Dreamspinner isn't clear about what format it uses.
10th-Dec-2012 02:54 am (UTC)
Thank you!

It has several formats including ePUB, which I believe you can load to Nook. I think you can use pdfs on a Nook too, but it's not the most readable format. Dreamspinner lets you download the same book more than once and in more than one format too.
10th-Dec-2012 02:47 am (UTC)
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10th-Dec-2012 03:11 am (UTC)
This is SO FANTASTIC!!!!!! Congratulations, you gifted person, you!
10th-Dec-2012 03:22 am (UTC)
And HOW many books to you have to your credit???? Thank you, though. This is all new and shiny to me.
10th-Dec-2012 03:26 am (UTC)
11th-Dec-2012 05:18 am (UTC)
Thank you:)
10th-Dec-2012 04:40 am (UTC)
That's fantastic - congratulations!
11th-Dec-2012 05:18 am (UTC)
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10th-Dec-2012 05:23 am (UTC)
wow! congratulations!!
11th-Dec-2012 05:18 am (UTC)
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