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Publication from an unexpected angle

Woohoo! At TheNextBigWriter.com, my short memoir piece "I Ought to Send That Bitch a Thank-You Note" was chosen as one of the ten to go into the My Writing Life book project, which the site is putting together. I don't know much about the book yet, but it sounds like the kind of thing that wouldn't look too bad on the CV.

Some of you got to read the piece here on my LJ, but I've had to lock the entry, since I'll be signing a contract giving the online publishing rights to TNBW. If you didn't see it, it basically said, "I started writing novels as 12-year-old in a jealous snit, and my early works were laughably bad, but in the intervening two decades I've learned a few useful tips on the craft, such as 'Don't quit your day job.'"

In any case, it was a lovely surprise and a nice birthday present to boot. (I'm about to turn 33. Give me virtual chocolate and picspam!)

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rachel2205
Aug. 21st, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
That so awesome! Congrats!!
mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you! (And happy late, or is it early?, bday!)
tdj
Aug. 21st, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
Happy antibelated!
mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Good word there.
kalquessa
Aug. 21st, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Whoooooooooo!!!
mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
*flings confetti for all*
madbard
Aug. 21st, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
kali_kali
Aug. 21st, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Very cool! Congratulations!
mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
pokeystar
Aug. 21st, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
That's awesome!

I read it, I may have even commeted? I can't remember the commenting.

How about roses, champagne, chocolate and strawberries?
mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *gobbles those up hungrily* *well, except for the roses*
celtic4
Aug. 21st, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Congrats! :D
mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
rachel2205
Aug. 21st, 2008 11:27 pm (UTC)
...Dude, I'm fairly sure when I first "met" you you were 27... Does that mean I've known you on lj for six years?! WOAH.
mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:24 pm (UTC)
Well, I did join LJ in 2002, and I think I "met" you pretty early on...so yeah, that could be! Woah indeed.
dirae
Aug. 21st, 2008 11:29 pm (UTC)
Way to go and happy, happy.
mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Back to entertaining the in-laws I go... happy weekend, y'all!
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mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
smjayman
Aug. 22nd, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
I read it. It was some good stuffs, congratulations. :)
mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Cool! Thank you much.
thomas_a_kempis
Aug. 22nd, 2008 04:36 am (UTC)
Lemon Drop's Mom Shows Wisdom
Rare, these days, is Wisdom in the Earth.

You might like reading a book of the Apochrypha by that name, BTW.

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mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Lemon Drop's Mom Shows Wisdom
Well, I think I made them laugh, at least...don't know about showing wisdom. :) But I could use more of that, so I ought to look up that book...
pathvain_aelien
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:09 am (UTC)
Congrats!
mollyringle
Aug. 22nd, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks! (and big snort of laughter at the "I do Ents" icon)
naill_renfro
Aug. 23rd, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
mollyringle
Aug. 26th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
Thank ye!
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mollyringle
Aug. 26th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And no problem; August is slow for everyone. :)
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