5 years ago
I've got the coveted Gold Star on my novel over at Harper Collin's site, Authonomy! Here's what the email had to say -
We're delighted to let you know that the authonomy community have selected your book as one of the most popular manuscripts of the month. This means your book has now been passed on to the editorial board at HarperCollins Publishers, who will be reading from the first 10,000 words, and leaving you their comments on your book's page.
You'll receive another email alert once our editor has left you his or her comments. In the meantime you'll find your book is now listed in the list of HarperCollins selections. You can go there now by clicking on the link below, or by copying and pasting it into your browser:
Once again, congratulations, and we look forward to seeing you back on authonomy.com.
The authonomy team
Now I need to go rest my eyes and my typing fingers for a day or so, before I start posting the sequel... ;)
5 years ago
... but yes, I'm back again. In less than a year this time. I'm still mad busy, but I wanted to shout out and let everyone know that the book that I posted on Authonomy last December has risen through the ranks of over 5,000 other books. It currently sits in the #3 spot on the chart - meaning, if it's still there at the end of the month, I get a shiny gold star next to the title (cool) and a guaranteed read of the first ten thousand words by a Harper Collins editor (COOL!). I thought there might be some folks around here who might want to peek at it - I give a shout out to RvB in an early chapter, and the story is based on the trial I went through five years ago.
You can find it here - Tangled Web - Confessions of an Internet G33k, Book One
You don't have to log into the site to read it, and don't worry about voting (or in this case, shelving) the book, because anyone who joins now wouldn't have a chance to build up enough voting power for it to really matter. I simply point it out in case anyone's curious. The plan, if HC doesn't ask for it, is to take their review, revised accordingly, and start sending it out to agents after the holidays... oh, and one already contacted me, but I'm waiting to see who else might be interested. Oh, and I'm already at work on the sequel... *grin*
*hugs* to everyone - man, I miss this place!
6 years ago
Time for my yearly crawling out of the woodwork to wish everyone wonderful-whatever-you-celebrate!
I'm also being a bit self-serving - I wanted to shout out and let everyone know that I've finally finished the first draft of, "Confessions of an Internet G33k - Careful What You Wish For" (which is a fictionalized version of the Dewey story), and I have the first four chapters somewhat edited and uploaded to an amazing (and relatively new) website called, "Authonomy". Here's a description of what the site is -
Get Read. Get Noticed. Get Published.
authonomyTM is a brand new community site for writers, readers and publishers, conceived and developed by book editors at HarperCollins. We want to flush out the brightest, freshest new literature around - weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re glad you stopped by.
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a writer, authonomy is the place to show your face Ã¢â‚¬" and show off your work on the web. Whether youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re unpublished, self-published or just getting started, all you need is a few chapters to start building your profile online, and start connecting with the authonomy community.
And if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a reader, blogger publisher or agent, authonomy is for you too. The book world is kept alive by those who search out, digest and spread the word about the best new books Ã¢â‚¬" authonomy invites you to join our community, champion the best new writing and build a personal profile that really reflects your tastes, opinions and talent-spotting skills.
The publishing world is changing. One thingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s for sure: whether youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a reader, writer, agent or publisher, this is an exciting time for books. In our corner of HarperCollins weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been given a chance to do something a little different.
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d really love your help.
I can think of a few people here (are you listening Anomalous and subcypher?) who have at least 10K of writing they can upload. Be sure to shout out if you sign up so I can add you to my friends list.
For anyone who would like to get a taste of what the finished product is going to be like, feel free to sign up with the site (standard email, password, user name) and check it out. If you like it, and decide to "shelf" it, all the better... *grin*
Now I'm heading outside yet again to shovel - here's a taste of the winter wonderland that is New Hampshire at the moment...
Ice Storm - December 11th (not my picture, but it is of Raymond, NH where I live)
First Snow Storm - December 19th (our back deck)
Second Storm - December 21st (our deck again - keep in mind we cleaned it all off after the first storm, so this is all new accumulation)
6 years ago
Okay, so it's community access tv, but still... *grin*
The video of the Open Mike Night is up at the Raymond Community Television website. If you'd like to check it out, go to -
Open the "Public Access" folder, and you should see a file that says, "library_open_mic_night_08-20-2008.asf". The first six minutes or so are blue screen (hopefully that will be resolved by the time it airs on RCTV), then it kicks in. I'm the last reader...
BTW, if you check out the video just for me (because my ego is really that big... *grin*), please rewind and watch all the other authors who read from their amazing stories - I am humbled and awed by the talent in this tiny little New Hampshire town!
This time I can actually link to the newspaper article... : )
Raymond library's open-mike night resounding hit
Granted, the reporter didn't ask me what my novel was about, so I can't complain that he jumped to conclusions. However, this is the fictionalized version of what I went through with the court case - I'll shout out in another year or two when I finish it... *grin*
6 years ago
And not the police notes... ; )
But since it's a backwoods NH publication, their local B-section doesn't merit uploading to their digital edition, so I had to do the old fashion scan... *sigh*
Humor softens constructive criticism
If all goes well, we should have coverage of our Open Mike Night next week from my old buddies at the Portsmouth Herald, and maybe even streaming video of the occasion on our local cable channel website. I'll keep you posted (and I won't wait another eight months... probably). Oh, and for the record - I'll be reading the first four pages of my over-half-way-there novel, "Confessions of an Internet G33k - Careful What You Wish For" (a couple of paragraphs from which can be found here, under "Novel Excerpt").
Big sloppy kisses all around!!! <3<3<3
8 years ago
I am going into business with my bestest friend and landlord. Stay tuned for more details (I'm a bit tired at the moment, given that out of a household of eleven, six have been throwing up for the past ten hours...*wince*)
Here is the link:
And here is the way awesome logo designed by my friend's son -
Caillean is in the upper left, Tristan is in the upper right, Ciara is in the bottom right, and Erin (my friend's daughter) is in the lower left.
I'm just your typical married (since '89, to my first boyfriend) Libertarian, g33k mom of three who homeschools her Wiccan brood while dreaming about being a professional wordsmith. Haven't played Halo in a bit, but we now have a family guild on World of Warcraft... *grin*
Shout out at traciyork.com. :)