Originally Posted by Shazzer
Thanks again. You guys are great. I'm definitely going to work in a mention of the Fort and my buddies here on the acknowlegdments page somewhere. Let it now be said, that (unless I reign in my ire, and I probably will *sigh*) you all will be mentioned above my husband, who has yet to read my book, and gave me crap all summer about "playing" on the computer too much (and I was very careful not to let him catch me sneaking on to the FORT when I needed a breather, too). He's singing a different tune now...men.
You are too cool. :nod Now the problem I'll be having is having to WAIT to read it! I want to read it NOW! :lol 2005? *sniff, sniff* Wahhhhh!! :bawl :lol The description already has me intrigued. And I love YA fiction, so I can't wait! :nod
Originally Posted by spegs
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Pffffft about "playing" on the computer. Glad he's seen the light! ;)
ETA: Heyyyyyy...I think I predicted somewhere in the beginning of this thread that many of the FORT people would eventually be published! Woo hoo! Glad to see it so soon!
Congratulations Spegs! :yay It's quite the accomplishment, writing is one thing, but getting published as well. :up
You won't forget us when you're rich and famous, will you? ;)
Sorry, but I just want to add another thing about Speg's book. :) Little, Brown & Co is (if I remember correctly...:shrug) one of the largest publishers of YA fiction in North America. This is no small-time press, folks. The distribution (not to mention the advance ;)) for Speg's book is quite likely larger than what your normal first-time YA author would get.
Of course, I'm not at all familiar with the world of publishing -being an unpublished student and all that. :laugh So, I apologize in advance if my ruminations are wrong or inappropriate, Spegs. I just wanted to emphasize on what I consider to be the enormity of your accomplishment. :nod
Might we plebeians actually be hob-nobbing with the future Rowlings, Lemony Snicket, or Ellen Conford? ;)
I have learned to really enjoy writing... I always thought I was awful, and then I took a course related to my Bachelor of Education on teaching Literacy to elementary school kids, and as part of it, we had to write some original stuff. I absolutely loved it, and once I got started, I wanted the story to keep going on forever and ever.
I got a really good mark on one, and one which my prof said should be published... I don't really think so... tell me what you think of it:
There's something daunting
About a white piece of paper
What do I write?
Will it be a story
With once upon a time
Happily ever after?
Or do they?
Will it be an essay
Filled with loooooong meaningless words
Will it be a poem?
Something that has
a deep hidden meaning
using short lines
Or will the poem
have no meaning at all
just to torture
trying to read somthing into it?
Now the white piece of paper
is not so dauntint
I have conquered it
with the pen.
Nice poem DF,
I'm not that good of a writer. But at least I'm aware of that :lol I did have to take a writing course in college which helped me tremendously, but I'm more of a short and to the point kind of writer.
However, I've been kicking a story (possibly a movie) idea around in my head for several years and I wish I knew where to start and how form my ideas. So, if any of your FORT writers out there want to transcribe for me, I promise I'll only take 5% of the royalties. :lol
A little update for my supportive FORT pals (Naus, Shaz, Manny, you know who you are):
Holy cow, spegs, is that link about your book?
All I can say is...wow! Congratulations! :clap
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