So...I wrote a book

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Maximillian, May 24, 2012.

  1. Maximillian

    Maximillian Well-Known Member

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    Took me two years of my life. The whole experience will be forever linked with Figure Skating because the day I received the first e-mail from an editor inquiring about whether I'd be interested in expanding an article I'd written into book form was the day of the Ladies SP in Vancouver.

    It's due to be released in October. Am going to give up some of my FSU anonymity (my name is Jake, not Max-I know we're all stunned!) to supply a link.


    http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Funny-A...7398/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1337892951&sr=8-3
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  2. A.H.Black

    A.H.Black Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. That's a big accomplishment. I hope it sells gangbusters (however you define gangbusters).
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    emason Well-Known Member

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    Cool - good luck.
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  4. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!
    I'll be ordering your book.
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  5. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    How exciting!! :respec: :respec:
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  6. Wiery

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    Congratulations!
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  7. agalisgv

    agalisgv Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, and well done!

    It must be satisfying to be able to bring together two life passions into a single work like this. Do you feel happy with the end product? Anything you would change now that you're done?
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  8. overedge

    overedge Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!! That's a terrific achievement. And it sounds like a great book!
  9. miffy

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    Congatulations - fantastic achievement :40beers:
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  10. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Congratulations. :) Sounds really interesting (as long as it's not preachy :slinkaway) and I'm going to buy it.
  11. skipaway

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    Well done! I wish you great success
  12. soxxy

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    Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment.
  13. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

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    Cachoo Well-Known Member

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    Way to go! Congrats!
  15. LilJen

    LilJen Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!! Sounds interesting. And ranking just over 186,000!!!! :lol: May the ranking climb much higher!
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    Congratulations!
  17. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    Ooh, it looks really good! Congratulations! :)
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  18. Badams

    Badams Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! I hope it sells well! It sounds interesting.
  19. Marge_Simpson

    Marge_Simpson Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic! I will be purchasing your book. :)
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  20. barbk

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    I'm looking forward to reading it.
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  21. Maximillian

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    It's been a pretty intense but rewarding process. At this point I am quite pleased with the way things turned out on my end. Dealing with the publisher has had its ups and downs, but overall it has been a remarkable experience. With regards to anything I would change I would only say that I would have a little more backbone dealing with my publisher, but I have heard that for first books it is not uncommon to roll over just to get your work published. Next time I will be a bit more hard nosed.
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  22. Maximillian

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    Thanks, it's definitely not preachy! I hate preachy.
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  23. Maximillian

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    Haha! Didn't even see the rankings. I suppose you have to start somewhere!
  24. altai_rose

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    Congratulations!!! The book sounds very interesting!
  25. Meredith

    Meredith what a glorious day!

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    Your book sounds fascinating, Maximillian. You must be so relieved! I am going to add it to my Amazon wish list.
  26. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    I've pre-ordered. Hope your sales are great. :cool:
  27. Maximillian

    Maximillian Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Meredith I appreciate the support!
  28. Maximillian

    Maximillian Well-Known Member

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    Woo-woo! I appreciate it very much! Maybe I'll move up from rank 266,000!:lol:
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    That's amazing, congratulations!
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    Congratulations- I look forward to reading it! :)
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    Congrats!! :cheer2:
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  32. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

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    Congrats! That's quite an accomplishment.
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    Congratulations!
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  34. Angela-Fan

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    That is so cool. Congratulations!
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  35. AYS

    AYS Cruder than you thought

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    Congratulations and best of luck with it!
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  36. rudi

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    Congrats! That's an awesome accomplishment. Best of luck with it!
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  37. Maximillian

    Maximillian Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much!
  38. Maximillian

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    Boy I'm humbled by all the kind words and well-wishes. I've been on this board for over ten years and while I post infrequently and sometimes too snarkily for some posters tastes, I've always considered it a caring, kind on-line community/family who have always made me feel welcome. So, of course it was natural that I wanted to share my good news with you all. I'm glad I did.
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  39. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    I'm resurrecting this thread to say I got it today from Amazon and read the first chapter. Enjoying it - your family sounds like a hoot. :)
  40. lulu

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    Congratulations! You have a natural writing style and a great sense of humor and it comes across in your writing.
    Thank you so much for sharing your book with us. I'd def. add it to my wishlist. :)

    P.S. Love the bit about your family as well.