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April 29th! Lookie, lookie: direct link to my book

This is so wild, and so weird in many ways. Most of the folks I've come into contact with via the Dreamspinner Yahoo group are authors full time, so sales are very important. I work full time already, so this for me has been more an experiment to see if I could get something out there that wasn't fanfic. I'm very grateful to be starting down this path, but this first Reggie/Kelp pales to some of my visceral, angsty fanfic that I remain particularly proud of. On the other hand, you've got to start somewhere.

As the only positive side-effect to the highly detrimental insomnia I've been experiencing due to a particularly wretched detox (2 hours total over the last 3 nights. I've had sleep-deprivation hallucinations before and I'm going to be sure to get something over the counter that will assure that I sleep tonight) is that last night I was musing over the Reggie/Kelp sequel and had so many thoughts about it that I got up to write them down. New characters. Scenes. In fact, the entire story arc is now done in my head, which is a bit surprising. That's not usually how I write, and it could be that the characters surprise me along the way, which is always fun. Given where I see it heading, I've already written about a third of it, and now that I'm excited about it again, I hope to begin writing on it regularly. It was difficult to do when I kept getting edits and then a proof and other things from the original to work on, but it's all out there now.

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Mar. 30th, 2015 09:49 pm (UTC)
'Surprised at Nothing' has a release date!!
I know you want comments on dreamspinner, but I thought you could use one here too. :) I never listen haha ha.

I am so happy and proud of you for your first publication.
April 29th. Yea! I am sorry for the detoxing insomnia, I will have you in my thoughts even more.

~ hugs ~
Apr. 4th, 2015 02:58 pm (UTC)
Re: 'Surprised at Nothing' has a release date!!
Oh, no need to worry about comments there- that's just the announcement board. I'm glad to hear from you here. ♥

I'm thrilled about this, even though I do worry that people who are familiar with my fanfic will be disappointed somehow since it's not all that angsty and may not have the depth of character they're used to. On the other hand, it's my first completed attempt at world-building, so… ;)

I'm finally better. It took days 4 and 5 to get back to a regular sleeping pattern, though. I plan never to go through that again. :P
Apr. 5th, 2015 04:05 pm (UTC)
Re: 'Surprised at Nothing' has a release date!!
As a none fan fic, I'm sure it will be met with the enthusiasm you've put into the story.
Apr. 2nd, 2015 02:55 am (UTC)
remember me?
hey! I haven't been on lj in a looooong time. congratulations on your new book! I can't wait to read it.

Remember Maculategiraffe? I wanted to visit her livejournal and that's when I saw your post. :)
Apr. 4th, 2015 02:59 pm (UTC)
Re: remember me?
Hi there! Yes, I do!! :) Thanks so much-- it's very exciting and also nerve-wracking, especially when I announce it to people who've known and loved my fanfic. I don't want people to think my first novella is sub-par compared to the works I've written in the past, but hopefully even my friends from fandom will enjoy it.

Great to see you! Is Maculategiraffe writing again? I'll go check out her LJ.

Thank you for coming by to say hi!! ♥
Apr. 3rd, 2015 02:34 am (UTC)
Apr. 4th, 2015 03:00 pm (UTC)
Here's to the year of first releases!! :virtual toast: ;)
Apr. 5th, 2015 06:20 am (UTC)
what a wonderful achievement! yaaay!
Apr. 5th, 2015 04:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks Ms. Q!! It's new territory, to be sure, but quite exciting nonetheless. ♥
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