Thursday, March 1, 2012

Book Deal

I am uncomfortable with self-promotion but I've been advised by Davin and Michelle to mention here on the blog that I've signed a contract with Rhemalda Publishing. My novel The Astrologer will be published in March 2013 unless those Mayans turn out to be right about the end of the world. Rhemalda is the publisher of Michelle's novels, and she assures me that I'm in good hands. That is all. Like I say, I'm not comfortable with self-promotion, and you needn't write congratulatory comments or anything of the sort; I just thought I should mention it. We're here to talk about writing craft, not about my books. Have a swell day.

Oh! I almost forgot! The really cool book, Variations on a Theme, an anthology of stories, will be published by us, the Literary Lab, in two weeks, so save your pennies/shekels/drachma/pence/kopecks and buy a couple of copies when it hits the stands.

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  1. Yay! You announced! You mentioned it on your blog yesterday too. :)

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  2. I'll keep my comments short so as not to distress you. :) Congrats!

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  3. Cut it out! Thanks, but cut it out. Seriously.

    Hey, the anthology, though. It's going to be brilliant!

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  4. I finished reading the Harry Potter series at 1am this morning, so my currency will be gold galleons.

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    1. Okay, but the exchange rate is going to kill you.

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    2. That's fine. I have all three deathly hallows now.

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    3. Did you buy them on ebay? Because I have some bad news for you if you did.

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    4. Then you're now Invincible! At half price, too!

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  5. Yay! Congrats! Woot!

    (The author of this comment is not legally liable for any distress, discomfort, or unwanted attention experienced by either the direct recipient of the comment or any innocent bystanders.)

    Whee! Huzzah!

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  6. You will find that CON I am not going to GRA say anything in this comment TU that will make you feel uncomfortable. So no need to plug your ears and sing lalalalaLATIONS.

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    1. I'm sure I would thank you if I was sure what you were saying.

      Say, speaking of the anthology, you owe me your comments on my comments about your prize-winning story.

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    2. Yes, sir. Working on it right now, sir.

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    3. Tiger mother Scott is here. Watch out!

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    4. I went really easy on everyone. Ask Daley!

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    5. Daley never admits to pain. He holds it all inside, forcing it to come out through his writing and music.

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    6. That which doesn't kill Daley makes us all stronger.

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    7. Damn, I didn't know my music was that painful...

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  7. So, this is awkward. How does one comment? I am experiencing both un- and inexplicable happiness. La la la. Go anthology. La la la. I'm almost done with Scales. La la la. I remembered the phrase that inspired me to write Cyberlama: "the beautiful period 4 oscillations." La la la.

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    1. Ooo, almost done with Scales? *quiet, contained squee!*

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    2. Yes, Michelle! You know who is you know where with the other you know who, and you know who loosened the you know what so that you know who's you know whats wouldn't you know what anymore.

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    3. Hehehe! You are at the Exciting Part!!!!!!

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    4. Hey, no spoilers! Some of us are still where you know who is worrying about you know who else about you know what, while noticing how clever it is of the author that the you know who aren't all necessarily most fascinated with the you know whats they were supposedly born into.

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    5. I think Davin ruined the story up there! You guys aren't going to talk about my book to me like this in email, right? I think I'd be really confused... :)

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    6. I wasn't planning to, but now you've put the idea into my head...

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    7. Maybe our next anthology should only include stories written this way. That would be fun. Dog bite fun.

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    8. I'm kind of dying to talk to you about Scales. You can say character names in the email. Promise. :)

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    9. I'm calling my next band "Dog Bite Fun."

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    10. When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I'm fee---ling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feeeeeeeeeel, so bad!"

      Okay, okay, going back to revision. No need to shoo.

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    11. Yes, I see it now, Scott and Yat-Yee in a band. Scott playing electric violin. Yat-Yee showing off her tattooed tongue as she sings from The Sound of Music.

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    12. I can play "My Favorite Things" on violin. This idea is a winner!

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    13. Just for that, I'm going to get a tat on my tongue. On second thought, that sounds too painful. I'll just paste on a temporary one. Hope they come in yummy flavors.

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    14. Shakespeare and Tolstoy and Chekhov and Dickens
      Dusty oak book shelves, tomes stocked for his pickin'
      Classic old authors whose prose simply sings
      These are a few of Scott's favorite things...

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    15. When the plot bites
      When the theme stinks
      When the story's bad...

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  8. I congratulate Rhemalda Publishing on its good taste in acquisitions. I hope it becomes a very profitable choice for them.

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    1. I hope they make bushels of money from it.

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  9. Despite your feelings on congratulatory comments, I'll say it anyway. Congrats big time. You are a writer I admire and respect a great deal, and I can't think of a more deserving person. Okay, there are a few I think deserve it, but you are way up there on that list. I hope you have fun celebrating in your own way.

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    1. Eric, thanks! We went out for a nice dinner and had champagne. I hope the book exceeds everyone's expectations.

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  10. I feel the same way about self-promotion, Scott. But once in a while you have to give a toot on your horn,then let the orchestra take over. I know how hard all this is and you deserve a little congratulations. CONGRATULATIONS!

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    1. Yvonne, thanks! I just hope people like the book.

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  11. Congratulations, Scott! If 2013 does come around, I will absolutely buy your book.

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    1. Judith, if they're wrong about the Mayans, I'll hold you to that promise. Thanks!

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  12. Oh wow. I almost missed this! Yay Bailey! Congrads to you. I'll buy your book. Can't wait. :-)

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    1. Robyn, thanks! 2013 seems far away. But I'll remind everyone, don't worry!

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