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mystic_rose121
09-13-2010, 06:06 PM
Hey Everybody :-). I meant to make this announcement days ago, but life has been running me ragged (in a good way). The manuscript that I started working on in 2008 ( I posted Chapter 1 on here back in early 2009 when I was looking for an agent and/or publisher) is now a book! SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT, a novel set in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, is being published by Plenary(www.plenarypublishing.com), a new, independent publisher of multicultural fiction and nonfiction. It's their first release. This has been such a long time coming for me and I was starting to think it wouldn't ever happen. I like to think I got a lot of encouragement here on the AW Water Cooler. I didn't participate much back then but I signed on and read through the threads. I saved myself a lot of heartache by doing so. A couple of things I had to learn the hard way. I got several rejections but something in me made me refuse to accept "no" for an answer. I hope you guys will take a moment to check it out and let me know what you think. Chapter One is posted on my website(www.latonyajones.com).

My advice for those seeking publication? Never. Give. Up. Nevereverever.

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09-13-2010, 10:54 PM
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brainstorm77
09-14-2010, 02:51 AM
congrats

Calla Lily
09-14-2010, 04:44 AM
Congrats!

Steam&Ink
09-14-2010, 06:24 AM
Congratulations! It's so important to believe in yourself, and believe in your project! :hooray:

joyce
09-14-2010, 06:43 AM
:partyguy: Congratulations! I love the name.

stormie
09-14-2010, 05:58 PM
Congratulations! And I love the title too.

bluefeline
09-14-2010, 06:34 PM
Congratulations! :hooray:

Susie
09-14-2010, 08:08 PM
way2go and congrats, mystic. Calls for :Cake:s! :)

mystic_rose121
09-14-2010, 08:11 PM
Thanks so much, you guys! Now if only I can get my Author's copy in my anxious, sweaty little hands!

YukonMike
09-14-2010, 08:32 PM
Congrats mystic rose 121.

You are officially a published author now!

(And tell the publisher to hurry up and send you your copy ASAP -- holding your first book in your hands for the first time is a once-in-a-lifetime feeling.)

heyjude
09-14-2010, 10:07 PM
Congratulations! :)

Sweet Tea
09-15-2010, 05:44 AM
Big congrats! Love the title!