Saturday

14 January 2012

I've been talking with a soon-to-be-published new writer online off and on over the last couple of years. It started with a forum post about NaNoWriMo and just kept going. Other people chimed in, we all joined hands and sang Kumbaya, discussed killing adverbs, overuse of literary cliches, and came to the conclusion that we might all be better writers if we started drinking heavily.

New Writer Person had a lot of faith in her writing, deservedly so, and took her NaNo story, chipped away at it, polished it, chipped some more, all the while showering agents and publishers with query letters and book proposals. And it paid off. She landed an agent who sold the book and got her a small advance that she should easily be able to out-earn.

The book is slated for a third quarter release this year; she posted the news and I posted back a genuine I-am-happy-for-you congratulations and promised to buy a copy on the day the book drops...to which she responded, "Thanks! If you ever get published I'll buy yours too!"

8 comments:

conny warren said...

OUCH! Havve you finished making the voodoo doll of her yet?

Cheysuli and gemini said...

The Woman says you need to clean her monitor because she just spit all the water she was drinking all over when she read that. She really wasn't thinking that would be the story! :)

Angel and Kirby said...

OMG! Your new friend needs an education!

caircair said...

I hope you set her straight, and quickly!

Thumper said...

Aw, it was funny...and lets me know I'm not being that obnoxious in-your-face, buy-my-crap writer. Most places where writers hang out online have become 90% BUY MY BOOK crap, and I hate it.

She's really very sweet, and once her book is out (if it's good) I'll give it a plug.

Derby, Ducky said...

Ummm, yeah, published and more than once. Mum got started on the books yesterday. At least for a bit, then she finished the big, fat library book she had. She can read more today, she doesn't have to go day hunting.

Christie Critters said...

Makes me feel really guilty that I haven't gotten around to purchasing "Flipside" yet...

This is Curt's display name. said...

It'd be really easy for you to assuage that guilt...

You earn positive karma points for buying copies for friends while you're at it ;)