Author's Check-in #11

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by blablover5 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:09 am

And I hit the 2000 subscriber limit on Mailchimp. I never thought that would happen. Crap.
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Post by Lupine » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:50 pm

^Congrats!

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Post by blablover5 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:29 pm

It's not that much fun as I have to either purge some subscribers or start paying. I'm going the purge route for now.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:51 pm

That's still pretty impressive.

Looks like I'm disqualified from Leprechaun Porn, because one of the requirements is having a book published in the Romance genre. I wrote back, "Looks like I'm out of luck-- no pun intended," but received no sign that they were amused.
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Post by Lupine » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:01 pm

^Pity. :no:

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Post by blablover5 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:19 am

I knew you needed to have a book published, didn't know it had to be romance.

I worked on a new promo for Squire Hayseed.
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:47 pm

I'm hoping to get to 5k this evening. Just writing a bit that should be a complete shock. :) Two down, a third nearly went with them...

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:52 pm

4,737 words today, two chapters. Currently standing at 57,654 words total, 22 chapters plus prologue. That last chapter was a little... fraught.

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Post by blablover5 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:22 pm

I tried making a quick video for Squire Hayseed.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:02 am

Lupine wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:01 pm
^Pity. :no:
I'll show them! I'll write the greatest Leprechaun Porn ever! Fifty Shades of Green!
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I tried making a quick video for Squire Hayseed.
Cool. You should work in the other two taglines from the first one.
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That last chapter was a little... fraught.
Uh oh. :unsure:
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Post by blablover5 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:31 pm

Son of Krampus got rejected, which I expected.

But the publisher asked if I could still write something else for them, which I didn’t expect. Hm...
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Lupine » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:22 pm

^That's pretty good though. :yes:

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Post by blablover5 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:46 pm

I emailed back the editor and she's excited about two of my other book ideas. So I guess the next time I sit down to write, I'll have to keep that word count in check.
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Post by Lupine » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:09 pm

^Even more awesome!

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:53 pm

That sounds very promising. You shouldn't worry about word count, though. You can always publish the Director's Cut later if they give you a limit on length, like Stephen King did with The Stand.
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Post by blablover5 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:13 pm

Since they're only looking for stories in the 65K - 70K word range, yeah I do need to worry about it. Krampus is too long and can't be cut down without rewriting it, which is why it got turned down.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:48 pm

Okay, yeah, that's more of a novella. Maybe Nephew of Krampus?
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Lupine » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:03 pm

Another agent rejected Children of Ares. :no: I'm running out of places to send it.

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:18 pm

3.5k today. Something VERY odd is happening to kids X and Y. :p But they do have a message that MUST be delivered.

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:59 pm

Lupine wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:03 pm
Another agent rejected Children of Ares. :no: I'm running out of places to send it.
Damn. These people are in the wrong business. :no:
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Something VERY odd is happening to kids X and Y. :p
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Lupine » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:14 pm

^We used to have a supermarket chain out my way called Alpha Beta. Probably had a lot of characters there.

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:22 am

^Nope. You know the characters and I already brainstormed part of this idea with you but it has changed a bit. Let's just say X and Y achieve something that should be physically impossible.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:17 pm

I really need to pay more attention to what I say. :lol:
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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by Jim Gamma » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:26 pm

LOL yes, you do. :D

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Re: Author's Check-in #11

Post by blablover5 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:17 am

Woo! I finished editing Squire Hayseed. Cried at the end. Now to do all the other stuff to get it ready for market. I don't want to write a synopsis.
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