This is literally (and I mean literally) the best news since gingerbread hit the shops. How I've missed this amazing community. It's only been three years, but they were the saddest years.
I've forum-hopped like mad. Litopia, Scribophile, Nano... none of them were quite like this place. I am absolutely thrilled to be back. In the old forum, I was moderator for the writing questions forum and the bane of all flash fiction contests...
I bear great news. My first book, The Long, Long Afternoon, is going to be published traditionally in February by Bonnier Zaffre. I got an agent in July 2019, after about 60 rejections. The book went to auction in December last year and in January I signed a two-book deal with Bonnier. It's available for pre-order on Amazon, Waterstones or in your local bookshop.
None of this would have happened without this amazing community. I'm so glad to be back, and to give something back.
WOW!! Congrats Farida! And welcome back. So happy to see you again. That's amazing news. *Happy dance* you must tell me more about your process and how it all came to be! I love hearing success stories. They're like author fairy tales.
Oh my gosh!!! Farida! YOUR PUBLICATION is the best news ever. Well done. I'm putting your book on my pre-order list asap. You know we're all going to be eager to hear from you what it's like working with an agent and all, right? 60 rejections... now that's a lovely lesson in persistence, right there.
pelwrath: Okay, I'm working at keeping up with the rest of you in posting but not sure that I can.
Jul 24, 2021 0:24:06 GMT -6
ScienceGirl: It's okay. In about three weeks my work is going to be crazy and I won't be able to keep up as much. We all contribute what we can
Jul 24, 2021 7:09:02 GMT -6
FoxxGlove: From my personal viewpoint, I'm trying to post in terms of enjoyment and readability rather than volume. I don't think it will be more than once a day though, if that.
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pelwrath: My last post for Letters, was much easier for me.
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Caulder Melhaire: Seriously, don't stress too much in the solo posts lol
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Caulder Melhaire: That whole setup was designed so that folks could tell their own fun stories at their own pace
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FoxxGlove: Great advice, Caulder. I love that we can go our own way on solo quests.
Jul 26, 2021 10:26:40 GMT -6
baudelairecopay: I know I'm not supposed to ask this on the forum but I can't figure out how o post, either poetry or prose.
Jul 26, 2021 15:40:31 GMT -6
Alatariel: You can ask that! No worries.
Jul 26, 2021 19:14:24 GMT -6
Alatariel: When you click on the forum you want, at the top is a "create thread" button
Jul 26, 2021 19:15:11 GMT -6
Alatariel: it can be hard to see sometimes. It's right above the "search" bar
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pelwrath: Had an idea for Litterbug Junction but after some further research, I'm dropping it.
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