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anne_holly
10-12-2010, 08:13 PM
It's only a short, but my first fiction release came out yesterday! First fiction cover, too. This morning, I know at least a couple FB peeps bought copies.

It was kind of a surprize, since my editor/layout ed were working double time and the publisher wasn't sure when exactly this week it would go for sale (for novels, my pub has the release date booked, etc, but for shorts it is more informal) - so last night I was sitting and writing, and got the email that the ISBN had been registered and Thundercats were go! I was pretty amazed to have a sudden release without warning.

I have my full length novel coming out in May 2011, so I thought to do a bunch of short stories and novellas to release in the meantime to use for promoting my name, so in a way these are just preludes... but I must admit I like visiting their sale pages, and I am giddy waiting for Amazon and B&N to finally post it!

Now I feel a bit less like a putz sitting around trying to promote my writing - which got a bit samey without a book to sell.

So, in sum - I'm pretty happy.

:D

quickWit
10-12-2010, 08:19 PM
Woo Hoo! Congratulations!

Aldrey
10-12-2010, 08:29 PM
Congrats!

regdog
10-12-2010, 08:38 PM
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anne_holly
10-12-2010, 08:44 PM
Aww! Thanks, folks.

Later this week, I hope to see the painting for my full length for the first time, as well. It's Quite the Week. :D

quickWit
10-12-2010, 08:47 PM
Later this week, I hope to see the painting for my full length for the first time, as well.

You aren't a dude, right? 'Cause if you are I'll have to call security.

anne_holly
10-12-2010, 09:00 PM
You aren't a dude, right? 'Cause if you are I'll have to call security.

HAHAHAHAH! Whoops. :blush:

Well, even if I were, there is no shame in having a painting of your full length - especially if it fits nicely over the sofa.

cray
10-12-2010, 09:02 PM
congrats, anne!

Phaeal
10-12-2010, 10:04 PM
He said "length," heh heh.

Hunh hunh.

CGs on both the short and the novel!

Calla Lily
10-12-2010, 10:06 PM
Congratulations!

Haggis
10-12-2010, 10:31 PM
Anne, don't be shy. Post a link so folks can see where to buy it. :)

And, congrats. :hooray:

anne_holly
10-12-2010, 10:43 PM
Anne, don't be shy. Post a link so folks can see where to buy it. :)

And, congrats. :hooray:

I didn't want to be bold and seem like a shill - besides, we write books so we can't afford to buy them! :P

Cella
10-12-2010, 10:50 PM
yay!!!! :snoopy:

that's fantastic, Anne!

Haggis
10-12-2010, 11:48 PM
I didn't want to be bold and seem like a shill -
...she says to the Chihuahua with a fat azz book link in his sigline. :roll:

anne_holly
10-12-2010, 11:52 PM
...she says to the Chihuahua with a fat azz book link in his sigline. :roll:

Well, I thought it was better form to wait until I was a member for at least a week before I started hocking things.

JamieB
10-12-2010, 11:55 PM
Congrats, Anne!

OctoberRain
10-13-2010, 01:31 AM
That's wonderful! Congratulations!

faerydancer
10-13-2010, 02:11 AM
Congrats! That's great news!

anne_holly
10-13-2010, 03:25 AM
Thanks, folks! I feel pretty good about it, even if it is just one small step. It allowed me to approach two publishers today for separate works and say I had an actual short out - which got me a yes on one WIP, and a "we want to see the full thing" on the other! :D

So I guess I gotta finish the darn things now.

brainstorm77
10-13-2010, 03:33 AM
Congrats!

anne_holly
10-13-2010, 03:36 AM
ZOMG - I'm on Amazon. I feel like taking a pic of it to send my mum, who has at least heard of Amazon. Well, I would if it weren't smut. :)

Mystery1
10-13-2010, 03:54 AM
Congratulations, Anne :)

jilly61
10-13-2010, 03:47 PM
Congrats! :hooray:

anne_holly
10-13-2010, 07:32 PM
Thanks, guys!

I told my mum it was currently #11,264 on the Amazon bestsellers list and she laughed for about five minutes.

Moms keep a person humble.

stormie
10-13-2010, 07:45 PM
Congratulations to another Anne with an "e" ! (Good name :) )

bluefeline
10-13-2010, 11:13 PM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! :e2bear::e2bear::e2bear:

Don Evan Scott
10-17-2010, 07:43 PM
Awesome! Good luck!

Classic Camp
10-17-2010, 11:05 PM
Congratulations!

night-flyer
10-17-2010, 11:11 PM
CONGRATS!!

:snoopy::banana::banana::snoopy: