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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:28 pm

Yay, Ease! Pretty darn impressive for your tenth submission ever. And now you have something nice to put in your cover letters!

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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:44 am

Hey, I don't know if anyone remembers me, but I'm here saying hi :)

So... if anyone remembers me, don't give up. My latest series has sold over 25,000 copies in less than 2 months (over 2 books, book 3 will come out in October). It took a lot of mistakes and work to get to this point, but even a nobody like myself can earn a good living if you learn your craft and persist.

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:26 pm

izanobu wrote:Hey, I don't know if anyone remembers me, but I'm here saying hi :)

So... if anyone remembers me, don't give up. My latest series has sold over 25,000 copies in less than 2 months (over 2 books, book 3 will come out in October). It took a lot of mistakes and work to get to this point, but even a nobody like myself can earn a good living if you learn your craft and persist.


Ah, remember you? Yeah, of course! Wow, Annie...that is totally awesome, fantastic news. And very inspiring. Congratu*#)#)@))!(@lations!
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Re: Success!

Postby Kary English » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:38 am

izanobu wrote:Hey, I don't know if anyone remembers me, but I'm here saying hi :)

So... if anyone remembers me, don't give up. My latest series has sold over 25,000 copies in less than 2 months (over 2 books, book 3 will come out in October). It took a lot of mistakes and work to get to this point, but even a nobody like myself can earn a good living if you learn your craft and persist.



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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:43 pm

izanobu wrote:Hey, I don't know if anyone remembers me, but I'm here saying hi :)

So... if anyone remembers me, don't give up. My latest series has sold over 25,000 copies in less than 2 months (over 2 books, book 3 will come out in October). It took a lot of mistakes and work to get to this point, but even a nobody like myself can earn a good living if you learn your craft and persist.

Woohoo! Nice sales, Annie! wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:41 am

izanobu wrote:Hey, I don't know if anyone remembers me, but I'm here saying hi :)

So... if anyone remembers me, don't give up. My latest series has sold over 25,000 copies in less than 2 months (over 2 books, book 3 will come out in October). It took a lot of mistakes and work to get to this point, but even a nobody like myself can earn a good living if you learn your craft and persist.

Very nice, Annie!

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:56 am

izanobu wrote:Hey, I don't know if anyone remembers me, but I'm here saying hi :)

So... if anyone remembers me, don't give up. My latest series has sold over 25,000 copies in less than 2 months (over 2 books, book 3 will come out in October). It took a lot of mistakes and work to get to this point, but even a nobody like myself can earn a good living if you learn your craft and persist.


YEEEEHAAAAA!!!!! You have my great respect for your hard work and accomplishments, especially considering you've been ill and you had to dig out from that. You and Patty Jansen are my inspirations when it comes to productivity.

(See? I was good! Never once did I mention Remy...)
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:20 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
izanobu wrote:Hey, I don't know if anyone remembers me, but I'm here saying hi :)

So... if anyone remembers me, don't give up. My latest series has sold over 25,000 copies in less than 2 months (over 2 books, book 3 will come out in October). It took a lot of mistakes and work to get to this point, but even a nobody like myself can earn a good living if you learn your craft and persist.


YEEEEHAAAAA!!!!! You have my great respect for your hard work and accomplishments, especially considering you've been ill and you had to dig out from that. You and Patty Jansen are my inspirations when it comes to productivity.

(See? I was good! Never once did I mention Remy...)


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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:05 pm

Thanks, guys :)

Yeah, Martin, this year was a doozy, for sure. Still not even close to 100%, but writing like crazy anyway. Actually having thousands of people awaiting your next book is powerfully motivating!

And Remy will be written. Someday. Current series doing well is Urban Fantasy, so I will totally write Remy too. But probably not til 2016...

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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:29 am

izanobu wrote:Thanks, guys :)

Yeah, Martin, this year was a doozy, for sure. Still not even close to 100%, but writing like crazy anyway. Actually having thousands of people awaiting your next book is powerfully motivating!

And Remy will be written. Someday. Current series doing well is Urban Fantasy, so I will totally write Remy too. But probably not til 2016...


Everyone should go out and get Annie's book Justice Calling. It's really good and loads of fun. wotf011
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:28 am

My finalist story, "Kindle My Heart," is now live at Fantasy Scroll Mag. I'd love it if anyone wanted to check it out!

http://fantasyscrollmag.com/article/kindle-my-heart-rebecca-birch/
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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:31 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:My finalist story, "Kindle My Heart," is now live at Fantasy Scroll Mag. I'd love it if anyone wanted to check it out!

http://fantasyscrollmag.com/article/kindle-my-heart-rebecca-birch/

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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Wed Oct 01, 2014 12:32 pm

Congrats, Rebecca!

Nice going, Annie!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:47 pm

Great story, Rebecca. Thanks for the opportunity to read a finalist story. I've read a few of your stories now, and I've come to expect polished prose, evocative imagery, unique tropes and characters that pop off the page. And as usual, you delivered again! Congrats.

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:07 pm

Thanks very much, Bob, George, and Preston!

And Preston, this below . . .

preston wrote:Great story, Rebecca. Thanks for the opportunity to read a finalist story. I've read a few of your stories now, and I've come to expect polished prose, evocative imagery, unique tropes and characters that pop off the page. And as usual, you delivered again! Congrats.


. . . just made me smile so big my face hurts. I really appreciate the compliment!
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:19 am

Such a well-crafted story Rebecca. I enjoyed it from start to finish, especially the surprise ending. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:48 am

storysinger wrote:Such a well-crafted story Rebecca. I enjoyed it from start to finish, especially the surprise ending. wotf010


Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it, Storysinger!
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Postby Pat R Steiner » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:00 am

I've read that one--now a second time. Congrats, Rebecca!

Rebecca Birch wrote:My finalist story, "Kindle My Heart," is now live at Fantasy Scroll Mag. I'd love it if anyone wanted to check it out!

http://fantasyscrollmag.com/article/kindle-my-heart-rebecca-birch/
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:24 pm

Greetings, all.

I have two publications this week. One in Outposts of Beyond, but the main one is in Dimension6. For those who don't know, D6 is brand new this year. A free semi-pro e-mag published by the highly regarded Keith Stevenson.

I'm thrilled to be on this TOC with Cat Sparks and Rob Hood, both superb writers and editors themselves.

http://keithstevenson.com/CDLblog/dimension6/

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Postby bobsandiego » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:39 pm

klaatu wrote:Greetings, all.

I have two publications this week. One in Outposts of Beyond, but the main one is in Dimension6. For those who don't know, D6 is brand new this year. A free semi-pro e-mag published by the highly regarded Keith Stevenson.

I'm thrilled to be on this TOC with Cat Sparks and Rob Hood, both superb writers and editors themselves.

http://keithstevenson.com/CDLblog/dimension6/

cheers


Steve

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:57 pm

klaatu wrote:Greetings, all.

I have two publications this week. One in Outposts of Beyond, but the main one is in Dimension6. For those who don't know, D6 is brand new this year. A free semi-pro e-mag published by the highly regarded Keith Stevenson.

I'm thrilled to be on this TOC with Cat Sparks and Rob Hood, both superb writers and editors themselves.

http://keithstevenson.com/CDLblog/dimension6/

cheers


Steve


Way to go, Steve!

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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:51 pm

Congrats, Steve!
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Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:01 am

klaatu wrote:Greetings, all.

I have two publications this week. One in Outposts of Beyond, but the main one is in Dimension6. For those who don't know, D6 is brand new this year. A free semi-pro e-mag published by the highly regarded Keith Stevenson.

I'm thrilled to be on this TOC with Cat Sparks and Rob Hood, both superb writers and editors themselves.

http://keithstevenson.com/CDLblog/dimension6/

cheers


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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:56 am

Well done Steve. Do Australians still say 'Bonzer Cobber'? (Did they ever?) wotf012
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:25 pm

Nice work, Rebecca and Steve!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:18 pm

Wow, Steve. Very impressive. Congratulations-congratulations on your double sale. You're really moving along nicely.

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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:50 am

My little story Harnessing Hotters is at the Mad Scientist Journal right now. wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:47 am

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:37 pm

george nik. wrote:My little story Harnessing Hotters is at the Mad Scientist Journal right now. wotf008


Very entertaining! Congratulations.

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:10 pm

Congratulations, George!
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