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Re: Success!

Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:04 am

Congrats, Thomas! (And best of luck on that next submission to them, too!)
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:02 pm

Congrats Preston, and Thomas, EQ, whoa! Nice market there.
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:58 am

Congrats, Preston and Tom!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:41 pm

I'm behind here, ack!

Thanks so much, Ishmael, Holly, Elinor, George, and Elen, (and anyone else I missed, ack!)

And congratulations, Preston and Tom. I love seeing successes! So much happy. wotf008

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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:04 pm

Congratulations Rebecca, Preston and Tom. Great to see the successes continue on the forum.

I can't believe I missed all those posts.


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Re: Success!

Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:21 pm

By the way, Preston, I just yesterday got a chance to read your story (The Laughing Tree). Thanks for sharing -- I enjoyed it!
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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Tue Dec 30, 2014 2:29 am

I believe Mike Resnick told me to come talk to him again when I'd put my plan in action and earned six figures in a year from my fiction. (He said this on this forum back in 2012ish I think? And I said by 2016 was my goal).

So, hi Mike, and everyone else. I did it this year and I'm on track to blow this year out of the water next year. wotf008

So... I think I've at least shown proof of concept that you can start as nobody, (still basically be nobody), self-publish without a trad-built platform, and make a very good living.

Follow your dreams, guys. Don't let someone tell you it isn't possible. Have a plan and adjust as necessary!


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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:18 am

izanobu wrote:I believe Mike Resnick told me to come talk to him again when I'd put my plan in action and earned six figures in a year from my fiction. (He said this on this forum back in 2012ish I think? And I said by 2016 was my goal).

So, hi Mike, and everyone else. I did it this year and I'm on track to blow this year out of the water next year. wotf008

So... I think I've at least shown proof of concept that you can start as nobody, (still basically be nobody), self-publish without a trad-built platform, and make a very good living.

Follow your dreams, guys. Don't let someone tell you it isn't possible. Have a plan and adjust as necessary!


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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Dec 30, 2014 5:52 am

izanobu wrote:I believe Mike Resnick told me to come talk to him again when I'd put my plan in action and earned six figures in a year from my fiction. (He said this on this forum back in 2012ish I think? And I said by 2016 was my goal).

So, hi Mike, and everyone else. I did it this year and I'm on track to blow this year out of the water next year. wotf008

So... I think I've at least shown proof of concept that you can start as nobody, (still basically be nobody), self-publish without a trad-built platform, and make a very good living.

Follow your dreams, guys. Don't let someone tell you it isn't possible. Have a plan and adjust as necessary!


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Congrats! I experimented with self publishing myself a bit recently. It's still a bit of a mystery to me though it's a pretty interesting phenomenon. wotf004
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:59 am

Thanks everyone!
Way to go, Annie! That is so #*@) cool!

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Postby Holly Heisey » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:03 pm

izanobu wrote:I believe Mike Resnick told me to come talk to him again when I'd put my plan in action and earned six figures in a year from my fiction. (He said this on this forum back in 2012ish I think? And I said by 2016 was my goal).

So, hi Mike, and everyone else. I did it this year and I'm on track to blow this year out of the water next year. wotf008

So... I think I've at least shown proof of concept that you can start as nobody, (still basically be nobody), self-publish without a trad-built platform, and make a very good living.

Follow your dreams, guys. Don't let someone tell you it isn't possible. Have a plan and adjust as necessary!


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Woot, Annie! I've been watching your meteoric rise with giddy glee. Congrats all around! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:36 pm

izanobu wrote:I believe Mike Resnick told me to come talk to him again when I'd put my plan in action and earned six figures in a year from my fiction. (He said this on this forum back in 2012ish I think? And I said by 2016 was my goal).

So, hi Mike, and everyone else. I did it this year and I'm on track to blow this year out of the water next year. wotf008

So... I think I've at least shown proof of concept that you can start as nobody, (still basically be nobody), self-publish without a trad-built platform, and make a very good living.

Follow your dreams, guys. Don't let someone tell you it isn't possible. Have a plan and adjust as necessary!


-Annie B

Wow, wow, wow!!!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:46 pm

Congrats, Annie!
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:20 am

You're awesome, Annie!
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Postby bobsandiego » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:55 pm

It's not a publication success but I'm celebrating just the same.
The 30,000 words opening to my novel is now a slim 16,800 words.
hell it could a WotF submission if I wanted LOL
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:21 pm

December was amazing.

I received a HM in WotF (went down to the wire with that one), sold four stories and had two reprints. (and I have two more currently on hold)

Holland: 1944, my V30Q3 rejection which then sold to Galaxy's Edge (without changing a word) was reprinted in 'The Best of Galaxy's Edge 2013-2014.

Then this week it was listed in Tangent's 2014 recommended reading list.

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:06 pm

klaatu wrote:December was amazing.

I received a HM in WotF (went down to the wire with that one), sold four stories and had two reprints. (and I have two more currently on hold)

Holland: 1944, my V30Q3 rejection which then sold to Galaxy's Edge (without changing a word) was reprinted in 'The Best of Galaxy's Edge 2013-2014.

Then this week it was listed in Tangent's 2014 recommended reading list.

Life is good at Chateau Cameron.


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Woohoo! Fabulous stuff, Steve!
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Postby bobsandiego » Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:59 pm

klaatu wrote:December was amazing.

I received a HM in WotF (went down to the wire with that one), sold four stories and had two reprints. (and I have two more currently on hold)

Holland: 1944, my V30Q3 rejection which then sold to Galaxy's Edge (without changing a word) was reprinted in 'The Best of Galaxy's Edge 2013-2014.

Then this week it was listed in Tangent's 2014 recommended reading list.

Life is good at Chateau Cameron.


Steve

An excellent Month!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Jan 05, 2015 7:08 pm

That is a nice December! wotf009

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Re: Success!

Postby katsincommand » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:02 pm

Steve that's awesome! Congrats. :D
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Re: Success!

Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:46 pm

Woohoo, Steve!! Congrats, that's wonderful!

Also, way to trim, Bob! Best wishes for your "lean, mean machine" of a novel!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:55 am

Congrats, Steve!
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Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:14 am

That, ladies and gentlemen, is crushing it. wotf009
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Postby Ishmael » Tue Jan 06, 2015 3:37 am

Way to go, my friend. wotf009
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:40 am

klaatu wrote:December was amazing.

I received a HM in WotF (went down to the wire with that one), sold four stories and had two reprints. (and I have two more currently on hold)

Holland: 1944, my V30Q3 rejection which then sold to Galaxy's Edge (without changing a word) was reprinted in 'The Best of Galaxy's Edge 2013-2014.

Then this week it was listed in Tangent's 2014 recommended reading list.

Life is good at Chateau Cameron.


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Cool beans! wotf006
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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:38 am

My story "Heartless" is up at Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. It got an HM from DF if that is of interest to anyone.

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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:15 am

Go!
I'll be checking that out as soon as I clear my desk. (Damn day job.)
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:22 pm

Strycher wrote:My story "Heartless" is up at Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. It got an HM from DF if that is of interest to anyone.


Nice story, Krystal. Beautiful language, cool trope. But then again, you are a pro now... Keep it up!

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Re: Success!

Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Thu Jan 08, 2015 9:25 pm

Strycher wrote:My story "Heartless" is up at Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. It got an HM from DF if that is of interest to anyone.

Great read -- thanks so much for sharing it, Krystal!

HM? I can't quite decide whether to be depressed that even this story "only" got an HM, or to be more excited than ever about getting an HM last quarter. Since excitement tends to lead to more productivity than depression does, I'll try for excitement. =P

It's a beautiful story, Krystal, and thanks again for sharing it! =)
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:16 pm

Congrats, Krystal!
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