So...I wrote a book

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

  1. taf2002

    taf2002 Well-Known Member

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    Max (er Jake), Congratulations on a really easy read & very entertaining book (1st couple of pages anyway). I was hooked immediately.
  2. ChelleC

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    I didn't see this thread back in May, but I wanted to say Congrats!!! I hope it becomes a bestseller.
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  3. Simone411

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    Adding my congrats on the book, Max, and on being an accomplished author! I love what Ive read so far. I know you must be extremely excited!

    Wishing you the best and hope your book becomes a best-seller! :)

    (just adding that I'm afraid I didn't see this thread until now, either. I'm so glad it was bumped.) :)
  4. Garden Kitty

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    Thanks for resurrecting this thread, just ordered a copy. It looks interesting - congrats!!
  5. LilJen

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    Whee, my copy arrived two days ago! Looking forward to digging in. Loving the chapter titles. A sampling: "Scooby Doo and the Blessed Virgin, Too!" "Smells like Holy Spirit" "Celibacy in the City" "Prayer in 140 Characters or Fewer."
  6. suep1963

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    I am so getting this for my sister! :)
  7. kwanatic

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    I wrote a novel too, though I'm still in the process of trying to find a publisher (or rather my agent is!). My novel falls into the Young Adult category so it tends to be a bit harder to really sell someone on the concept...but my fingers are crossed. It took me two years as well but once you finish writing, it's so worth it. But to be published? I can't even imagine how amazing you must feel! It's my dream and ultimate goal in life to have my novel published. So from one writer to another congratulations! :) I know what it's like putting in the countless hours of planning, outlining, drafting, writing, revising, reading, revising and re-reading...it's endless! But to be honest, there's nothing about it that I didn't enjoy...well, the waiting process sucks but I loved everything about the writing.

    I'm very happy for you and, again, congratulations! :)
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  8. Maximillian

    Maximillian Well-Known Member

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    Gosh, I've been off the board for a while due to Moving, etc. But thanks so much for the kind words and support with regards to my book milanessa and lulu.
  9. Maximillian

    Maximillian Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much!
  10. Maximillian

    Maximillian Well-Known Member

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    Stick with it! Congrats on finishing your book, that's a monumental task! Getting published is so right place/right time (at least for me it was), and it can be easy to get discouraged, so just keep plugging away.

    Thanks for the kind words and congratulations!
  11. Maximillian

    Maximillian Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the support!
  12. Maximillian

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    Thanks, never thought I'd be a published author, 11 years ago when I chose my username on the old FSW.
  13. Maximillian

    Maximillian Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I'll even settle for a medium seller...
  14. Marge_Simpson

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    Bumping to tell you I just finished the book and loved it. :)
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    A little late but congratulations and best of luck!
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  16. made_in_canada

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    I finished reading your book and really enjoyed it :) I laughed a lot, and learned a lot, too :D Congratulations!

    P.S. I'm passing it along to my pastor brother. He's going to love it!
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  17. Vash01

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    Congratulations on publishing a book. It's a great achievement.
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  18. sk8pics

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    Congrats! I read the preview and bought the e-version. I didn't know you contribute also to The Busted Halo. I listen to that very occasionally (can't stand the host's cackling). Anyway, congratulations!
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  19. Maximillian

    Maximillian Well-Known Member

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    awww shucks! Thanks so much for the support!
  20. Maximillian

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    Thanks!
  21. Maximillian

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    Haha! I write for the website on occasion and was on the radio show one time, Fr. Dave is a good time, but I could see how the radio show is an acquired taste. Thanks for supporting me!
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  22. Maximillian

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    Thank you! It's so cool to hear that something I wrote made an impact on someone, however small it might be.
  23. Maximillian

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    Thanks, it was definitely a lot of work; now I'm ready to rest on my laurels:p
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  24. suep1963

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    Just ordered it! Both my sister and bil are pastors. Haven't decided which one is getting it, but they are good about sharing books. ;)
  25. Maximillian

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    WooHoo! Thanks for the support!
  26. suep1963

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    We did presents tonight--she reading it as I type. She is enjoying it. :)
  27. RockTheTassel

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    Looks good! Congratulations. :)
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  28. Garden Kitty

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    I gave it to my Mom for Christmas - she seemed really interested in it.
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  29. Maximillian

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    Ha ha! Wow, so nice to hear (read!) Thank you.
  30. Maximillian

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    Very cool, I hope she likes it and thank you for the support!
  31. Maximillian

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    Thanks!
  32. Buzz

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    When is this gonna show up on iBooks? I keep looking but no dice. :(
  33. Maximillian

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    Sorry I didn't see this sooner, I don't get to this sight as much as I used to---I'll ask my publisher about the ibooks, I know its on Kindle so...