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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:23 pm

gower21 wrote:Congrats Alex!


Here is my newest for those not on Facebook:

I think since Mike Resnick said I can spill the beans, he asked me to do a Stellar Guild book with him this summer (well, he will start writing this summer and I'm going to try to do half of my half before that and the rest when he's done with the novel he's working on now.)

In other news I got a call yesterday morning that my novel is one of five finalists in a RWA (romance writers of america) contest. My novel is a SF with strong romantic elements. I was only eligible for the contest since I do in fact have a romantic element in the story. Romance contests don't usually come with fame and fortune, but they do create waves that can lead to publications or interest from agents. This contest is judged blind, so they are unaware of my previous win a few weeks ago. This story is not related to my WOTF win either. Completely separate story.


Congratulations, Tina! And now, when that little voice in the back of your head asks, "Was it all just a fluke?" you can answer... "HELL, NO!!!!!" wotf013
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:41 pm

gower21 wrote:Congrats Alex!


Here is my newest for those not on Facebook:

I think since Mike Resnick said I can spill the beans, he asked me to do a Stellar Guild book with him this summer (well, he will start writing this summer and I'm going to try to do half of my half before that and the rest when he's done with the novel he's working on now.)

In other news I got a call yesterday morning that my novel is one of five finalists in a RWA (romance writers of america) contest. My novel is a SF with strong romantic elements. I was only eligible for the contest since I do in fact have a romantic element in the story. Romance contests don't usually come with fame and fortune, but they do create waves that can lead to publications or interest from agents. This contest is judged blind, so they are unaware of my previous win a few weeks ago. This story is not related to my WOTF win either. Completely separate story.

Very cool, Tina! Going to see how many contests you can win? wotf004
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:45 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Very cool, Tina! Going to see how many contests you can win? wotf004


Dave Farland is a big fan of contests for the promotional value. Of course, you have to be wary, since some contests are all about taking your money.
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Postby bobsandiego » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:46 pm

You're on a roll (I'm guessing Kaiser) now!
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Postby Alex Kane » Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:10 pm

gower21 wrote:. . . I think since Mike Resnick said I can spill the beans, he asked me to do a Stellar Guild book with him this summer (well, he will start writing this summer and I'm going to try to do half of my half before that and the rest when he's done with the novel he's working on now.)

In other news I got a call yesterday morning that my novel is one of five finalists in a RWA (romance writers of america) contest. My novel is a SF with strong romantic elements. I was only eligible for the contest since I do in fact have a romantic element in the story. Romance contests don't usually come with fame and fortune, but they do create waves that can lead to publications or interest from agents. This contest is judged blind, so they are unaware of my previous win a few weeks ago. This story is not related to my WOTF win either. Completely separate story.

Thanks! And a huge congrats on the Stellar Guild novella. wotf006
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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:00 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Congratulations, Tina! And now, when that little voice in the back of your head asks, "Was it all just a fluke?" you can answer... "HELL, NO!!!!!" wotf013


I guess so! On a side note, Mike Resnick had me write him two novelettes the week before I left for WOTF. I didn't know what he wanted them for, but I'd not disappointed him yet with meeting impossible deadlines, so I did. He was impressed with the stories and that's why he offered me the opportunity. So he was not just basing the offer on my WOTF story and the short story he bought from me earlier this year--but on several stories to make sure I *was* in fact NOT a fluke. Being novelettes it will be hard to place them, but I'm hopeful for at least one of them that has a very good feel to it (much like the good feeling my winning story gave me), so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

The only person left to convince, and the hardest, is myself.

Okay, I'll be scares on the internet for the next few days, but I wanted to pop in and say thank you to everyone for the well wishes!

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Postby Jackie B. » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:28 pm

Way to go Tina!!! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby AndreaGS » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:35 pm

wotf053 wotf010 wotf009 wotf015 wotf047

You got this!

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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:06 am

gower21 wrote:I guess so! On a side note, Mike Resnick had me write him two novelettes the week before I left for WOTF. I didn't know what he wanted them for, but I'd not disappointed him yet with meeting impossible deadlines, so I did. He was impressed with the stories and that's why he offered me the opportunity.


Yeah! Give him a fast turnaround, Editors really appreciate that! (Now where have I heard that before? wotf013 )
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:54 am

gower21 wrote:
The only person left to convince, and the hardest, is myself.


I thought there was some sort of rule against self-deprecating? Now if you aren't convinced about you as yet, how on earth are the rest of us supposed to feel about ourselves? wotf021
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:18 am

Ishmael wrote:
gower21 wrote:
The only person left to convince, and the hardest, is myself.


I thought there was some sort of rule against self-deprecating? Now if you aren't convinced about you as yet, how on earth are the rest of us supposed to feel about ourselves? wotf021


Heh. If you really want to make her squirm, tell her she's just going through Imposter Sybdrome. wotf013
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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:29 am

wotf015 Congratulations Tina! That's really awesome! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:05 am

Tina,

You are a fabulous writer, and all of this couldn't happen to a sweeter person. Congratulations, good luck in the contest, knock 'em dead, and keep doing what you do best.

Shine!

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:25 am

Grats Tina. wotf006

As for me, I'm still working on that Gator romance. Hmm. wotf005
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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:42 am

Congratulations, Alex! Very cool sale!

And congratulations, Tina on all of your news. Way cool!

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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:03 am

Tina is the bomb!!! !!! !! !

That is all.



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Postby MJNL » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:20 am

Ok, I guess that is not all since some info was just made public, so I can crow!

And Greenroom, she needs to crow big time, too.

The results for the IGMS readers' poll are in--and my story "Sojourn for Ephah" (which was also a finalist in WotF) took second place!

Second place to none other that "The Butcher of Londinium"! Congrats, Greenroom!

And on a related note, while I was out in LA, Eric Wilkerson, who did the cover art for "Sojourn," told me that the illustration will be appearing in Spectrum 20!

And I've also sold a story to Glalaxy's Edge...which is pretty darn cool! (Let's see how many exclamation points I can use in this post...!!!)

But now I feel like I'm stealing Tina's thunder--novel/collab news is a big deal!
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Postby bobsandiego » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:27 am

The great news just keeps on a commin'!!!
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Postby gower21 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:12 am

MJNL wrote:Ok, I guess that is not all since some info was just made public, so I can crow!

And Greenroom, she needs to crow big time, too.

The results for the IGMS readers' poll are in--and my story "Sojourn for Ephah" (which was also a finalist in WotF) took second place!

Second place to none other that "The Butcher of Londinium"! Congrats, Greenroom!

And on a related note, while I was out in LA, Eric Wilkerson, who did the cover art for "Sojourn," told me that the illustration will be appearing in Spectrum 20!

And I've also sold a story to Glalaxy's Edge...which is pretty darn cool! (Let's see how many exclamation points I can use in this post...!!!)

But now I feel like I'm stealing Tina's thunder--novel/collab news is a big deal!


No way. No thunder stealing, I look at is as we're creating a storm :) And I've been WAITING for you to announce!! So happy for you and Greenroom!! So extremely awesome.

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Postby AlistairKimble » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:58 am

MJNL wrote:Ok, I guess that is not all since some info was just made public, so I can crow!

And Greenroom, she needs to crow big time, too.

The results for the IGMS readers' poll are in--and my story "Sojourn for Ephah" (which was also a finalist in WotF) took second place!

Second place to none other that "The Butcher of Londinium"! Congrats, Greenroom!

And on a related note, while I was out in LA, Eric Wilkerson, who did the cover art for "Sojourn," told me that the illustration will be appearing in Spectrum 20!

And I've also sold a story to Glalaxy's Edge...which is pretty darn cool! (Let's see how many exclamation points I can use in this post...!!!)

But now I feel like I'm stealing Tina's thunder--novel/collab news is a big deal!


Congratulations, Marina and Greenroom! Great news.

Also, I always enjoy looking at Spectrum--gorgeous artwork.

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Postby Strycher » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:49 pm

MJNL wrote:Ok, I guess that is not all since some info was just made public, so I can crow!

And Greenroom, she needs to crow big time, too.

The results for the IGMS readers' poll are in--and my story "Sojourn for Ephah" (which was also a finalist in WotF) took second place!

Second place to none other that "The Butcher of Londinium"! Congrats, Greenroom!

And on a related note, while I was out in LA, Eric Wilkerson, who did the cover art for "Sojourn," told me that the illustration will be appearing in Spectrum 20!

And I've also sold a story to Glalaxy's Edge...which is pretty darn cool! (Let's see how many exclamation points I can use in this post...!!!)

But now I feel like I'm stealing Tina's thunder--novel/collab news is a big deal!

I see the WotF Forum Take Over the World Plan has kicked into high gear. Congratulations guys! wotf010 wotf009

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Postby klaatu » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:32 pm

Congrats Tina, Greenroom and Marina..


Very cool.


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Re: Success!

Postby Kary English » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:42 pm

Wow.

I mean. Wow. *dumbstruck*

So I guess this means you're busy, huh?

Congrats!

gower21 wrote:Congrats Alex!


Here is my newest for those not on Facebook:

I think since Mike Resnick said I can spill the beans, he asked me to do a Stellar Guild book with him this summer (well, he will start writing this summer and I'm going to try to do half of my half before that and the rest when he's done with the novel he's working on now.)

In other news I got a call yesterday morning that my novel is one of five finalists in a RWA (romance writers of america) contest. My novel is a SF with strong romantic elements. I was only eligible for the contest since I do in fact have a romantic element in the story. Romance contests don't usually come with fame and fortune, but they do create waves that can lead to publications or interest from agents. This contest is judged blind, so they are unaware of my previous win a few weeks ago. This story is not related to my WOTF win either. Completely separate story.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:26 pm

MJNL wrote:Ok, I guess that is not all since some info was just made public, so I can crow!

And Greenroom, she needs to crow big time, too.

The results for the IGMS readers' poll are in--and my story "Sojourn for Ephah" (which was also a finalist in WotF) took second place!

Second place to none other that "The Butcher of Londinium"! Congrats, Greenroom!

And on a related note, while I was out in LA, Eric Wilkerson, who did the cover art for "Sojourn," told me that the illustration will be appearing in Spectrum 20!

And I've also sold a story to Glalaxy's Edge...which is pretty darn cool! (Let's see how many exclamation points I can use in this post...!!!)

But now I feel like I'm stealing Tina's thunder--novel/collab news is a big deal!


There's plenty of thunder to go around! Write all you want, we'll make more! wotf013

Congratulations, Marina! Well deserved!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:27 pm

And congratulations, greenroom! I just reread Marina's post and realized what I missed!
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Re: Success!

Postby Jackie B. » Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:53 pm

More congrats!! So much awesome going on I'm losing track of it all wotf015
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:37 pm

Huge congratulations to Tina, Marina and GreenRoom!
I love to hear all these stories of success. It's so inspiring.
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:23 am

Grats Greenroom and Marina.

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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:01 pm

Thanks all!
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:09 pm

MJNL wrote:Ok, I guess that is not all since some info was just made public, so I can crow!

And Greenroom, she needs to crow big time, too.

The results for the IGMS readers' poll are in--and my story "Sojourn for Ephah" (which was also a finalist in WotF) took second place!

Second place to none other that "The Butcher of Londinium"! Congrats, Greenroom!

And on a related note, while I was out in LA, Eric Wilkerson, who did the cover art for "Sojourn," told me that the illustration will be appearing in Spectrum 20!

And I've also sold a story to Glalaxy's Edge...which is pretty darn cool! (Let's see how many exclamation points I can use in this post...!!!)

But now I feel like I'm stealing Tina's thunder--novel/collab news is a big deal!

Woohoooo! Very cool, Greenroom and Marina! wotf010
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