So I wrote a book

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  1. jtscribe

    jtscribe Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if this is over a line or something like that, but I am just . . . over the moon right now.

    I wrote a book. I got it edited, solicited some fantastic cover art, got insight from other writers as well as readers, polished it up, and put it out there.

    It's gotten some fantastic reviews and has taken off like a rocket.

    And tonight, I log on to the "Hot new releases" on Amazon for my genre and I see this:

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    I've loved Bill Forstchen (the guy at #27) for years, he's written great alt-history sci-fi stuff, as well a some of the better Wing Commander tie-ins.

    Holy crap.

    Achievement . . . unlocked?
     
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    Rusty24 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! That is one of my goals in life too since I love writing, and everyone says I'm good at it. I just don't have the time anymore to do any creative writing.
     
  3. jtscribe

    jtscribe Well-Known Member

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    Up to #20, now. Amazeballs.
     
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    Venixion Member of the notorious Pew-Pew Posse

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    Congratulations.
     
  5. gawddammit

    gawddammit Rocketchoochoo

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    Congrats, man!

    I can only hope that one day I'll be there as well.
     
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    3.8TransAM 1989 Turbo Trans AM

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    No problem man!

    You did what you wanted to do and succeeded, no shame in that man.

    Good luck.
     
  7. Starscream 91

    Starscream 91 Mech With A Mouth

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    Dude congrats!

    I love writing and my goal was to get a book published myself now I'm leaning towards haiku and poetry.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    marvel b Bearer of the Matrix of Smash

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    awesome achievement!
     
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    its wonderful news, congrats

    how are you going to celebrate
     
  11. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Awesome dude. Congrats
     
  12. jtscribe

    jtscribe Well-Known Member

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    It still doesn't feel "real."

    My paperback copies should be here day-after-tomorrow, that will probably help.
     
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    grimlock1972 Oh no he's got to go! go go my budget!

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    well done dude.
     
  14. convoy84

    convoy84 misses you like the deserts miss the rain.

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    Where can I buy physical copies? I'll be glad to get one.
     
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    Fuzz Garbage Pail Kid

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    That's great! Congrats!
     
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    jtscribe Well-Known Member

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    It's available in trade paperback from Amazon. Link in my sig.

    Note that it is huge. I read too much Clancy as a child. Somehow my buddy's copy got to him before mine, which is just unfair. LOL. He sent me a selfie though:

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    ...how 'bout a hardback?
     
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    Unfortunately, not at the moment. TPB/ebook are a much bigger market, anyway.
     
  19. Wolfguard

    Wolfguard Your own personal Jesus.

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    That's awesome - well done! I've been trying to write multiple stories for years, but there is one in particular that I have worked on and retooled since 1990. I draw for it more than write, which is my Achilles's Heel. Slowly, it's all fallen into place, but just within the past year, it's really started to click. Seeing someone on here succeed is great inspiration - all the best to you!

    EDIT: Reading the synopsis, and it sounds like a cool premise. Just added to the "wish list."

    :thumb 
     
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    Thanks, I appreciate it! I believe the first four chapters are available on the preview.
     
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