Congrats, OP. What did you write about? New Orleans?
I hope it sells a million copies, OP.
^^^Yes, me too! Please elaborate and tell us more.
Awesome! It is beyond difficult publishing a book, so congrats to you!
It's a Katrina book, so, yes, it's about New Orleans. Middle grade novel. I'm a therapist and I worked with some of the kids who got separated from their parents during the evacuation. It's about that.
I can't stand not to tell everyone. I've needed some good news and this is my first book. I love you guys and wanted to share.
It's not something adults would want to read but it just feels so amazing.
I've been trying to get my novel published for a few years with no luck.
Congrats, OP! Stay on them about marketing it.
Well it's taken 7 years and I rewrote it a thousand times. It's really hard. I hope it happens soon for you R7.
As a certified "Yat", I would like to extend my heartfelt congrats to you!
Wonderful news OP. Very exciting for you. Good luck.
Here here! A toast to the OP! May you sell a million copies and may it touch the lives of all who read it! Congratulations!
I am happy for you OP! Wishing you the very best!
I've just gotten a contract on my husband.
I've been looking forward to the latest volume of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader!
Good Luck OP! Hope it sells well!!!
R13, it's "hear, hear."
"After years of hard work and watching the seasons of New Orleans pass by neglected and bruised, a little man from big New York called me and said magic words that changed my life. I had sold."
OP, does the book involve Drew Brees' ass? If it doesn't, I'm not reading.
Are you kidding or is this real?
I hope it's another Midnight In The Garden...
You have my sympathies, OP.
Can you post an excerpt of a few paragraphs?
That's great OP. Congratulations. Hope we see you on the best seller list!!!
Congrays. Let us know when it's published, and the title. I for one will buy a copy for my foster kids and my niece.
That's great, OP. Nice to hear some good news, and nice when someone's long-term goal comes true.
CONGRATS! You rock.
My congrats too! This is a terrific achievement--and about an important topic.
Oh, great. Another narcissistic self-promoting "Author" who's going to use DataLounge as his own blog and self-promote through every frigging step of the tedious process of publishing.
Who original! How fascinating! Let's watch as the Datalounge drones cheer him on, and another mediocre scribbler gets undue sales and attention via whoring himself out to the compulsively consuming DL addicts!
Best wishes, OP, for a huge success with your book.
Shorter version of R30: "I am a loser who has accomplished nothing in life, hence I have to lash out at others. My life sucks"
Complete version of R32:
"I make ridiculous presumptions about complete strangers, and regurgitate cliche replies and insults with a frequency that would be made more efficient if I simply copy-pasted my clueless and snide ankle-biting idiocy.
I also licked Josh Kilmer-Purcell's anus for money."
In the United States, "gotten" is the past participle of the verb "get", rather than the British "got". Now you know.
Shorter version of R33: "I can dish it out but I cant take it."
The only one here making ridiculous presumptions about strangers is you, R33. Your post screams unaccomplished loser. Please go away. The stench of bitter old queen is stinking up the room.
Trollina fanbot at 28, 32, 35 (and plenty more obviously, since you're determined to spew every haggard cliche ever), YOU got dished, served and bitchslapped.
You delirious cheering fanbots (like 36, whose tone has all the reason and masculinity of Paul Lynde's underpants) are why crap books such as those by frauds and hype queens like Josh and all those other alcoholic "memoirist" whores continue to be bestsellers...
..just like McDonald's: it's crap, and you lap it up!
R37 can you post that again, this time in English?
How did you get an agent/publisher?
39, it's eccentric, but grammatically correct.
Sorry you have the literacy of a tween. Surely you'll adore the closeted cowardly OP's unwritten, incomplete and over-hyped book-to-be, in large print.
Wow! Congratulations, OP!
R41 step away from the crack pipe.
Congratulations, OP! Writing is the hardest work there is (as you know) -- you've earned your success & it's well-deserved. If I can find your book, I'll recommend it to the local library & the children's bookstore in my neighborhood.
Ooh, 43; cliche #968! Very...boring, stupid, banal, repetitive, unoriginal and vapid!
You're just the sort of a tired boring unthinking idiot we love!
Wow Mr. McCrappy. You have the vocabulary of a successful writer and the bitterness of a failed one. 10 points, though, for "Random House Music."
OP, you ARE to be congratulated!!!
Unless Mr. McCrappy's right.
I am THRILLED for you, OP. It's a big deal to get a book published. Mazel tov.
The definition of irony. Being called stupid by someone who couldn't punctuate a sentience to save their life.
Good luck, OP. Had a friend who had his novel published. It went nowhere. But, he's satisfied.
[quote]Being called stupid by someone who couldn't punctuate a sentience to save their life.
Are you a sentient being?
Didn't think so.
"punctuate a sentience"
Really, queens. You're just HANDing me punch lines!
[quote]Good luck, OP. Had a friend who had his novel published. It went nowhere. But, he's satisfied.
OP, congratulations about your contract and for sticking with the project for seven long years. Hope you sell lots of books.
OP, the 'tardes here spewing bile don't know Charlotte's Web, the classic middle grade novel by E.B. White, is a perfect example for what you've accomplished.
Good on you! The field of juvenile literature is not an easy one to crack. Congratulations. Here's to an immediate second printing!
"The field of juvenile literature is not an easy one to crack."
Apparently, that's about as far as some of you ever got in reading levels!
Here's to a low page-count for the ADD crowd!
See? There's no end to the pointless bitchery 'tards!
You pleased with yourself and your vast $18 expenditure R55?
I never spent a penny to post on this site, you cuntlapping dipshit.
Go rub your gunt back in frautown, you sad presumptuous estrogen-oozing Oompa-Loompah.
Good for you OP. My bf is a writer and even though he has been pretty successful and doing it his whole adult life, I see how much hard work is involved. And pay no attention to the naysayers. Anyone who thinks a Paul Lynde reference is witty is probably old and stuck in the past.
Yes, because being a fawning toady to a non-talent before he even dares to state his name is such a "young" thing for you to do.
And calling someone "old" as an insult for a simple pop culture reference is so "young" of you, too.
Are you going to binge on some Marie Osmond Kewpie dolls now, queen prissy puss?
Getting a book published is no great feat these days. If it's something OP really wanted to accomplish, they should DEFINITELY be proud. However, even our beloved josh learned that being a published author doesn't guarantee financial security.
It's not published yet, fawning toadies!
50% chance the publisher goes under before his tract hits the galleys.
Paul Lynde is a pop culture reference? Sorry, Gramps. It's not 1982 any longer.
R62, you sound very ... young.
And by 'young,' I mean obdurate, simple-minded, culturally illiterate, pimply-faced and useless.
Troll-dar r63. Obviously a shut-in with too much time on his withered hands.
Wheee! Cliche-spew Award #3479, cunt lapping whore at 64.
When YOU'RE 64... oh, wait; you'll be dead LONG before then...
Hey Gramps, did you hear about this new thing called compact discs? It's a whole record on a little disc only a few inches across. The sound is amazing, so you may want to get an upgrade for your hearing aids.
Edga is right. Children's book publishing is very competitive right now and OP should feel proud. We need good middle-grade books after years of over-publishing for teens.
Hey, faux-young cliche-spewing turd bucket.
You might want to fuck off and die, but your crystal meth addiction, combined with your iPod-listening-while-jaywalking habit will kill you before the month's end.
Oh, and thanks for helping me completely derail this treacly self-congratulatory pre-infomercial book thread, "kids."
You're as gullible as your gunty Momma was when the postman raped her and splotzed you out nine months later.
"We need good middle-grade books after years of over-publishing for teens."
so, we need more books because there are too many books?
No, numbnuts. OP is writing a book for middle-graders. Ten-year-olds. Not teenagers.
Wow! Just got home from work and I'm overwhelmed with the support. Thanks.
The publisher is small but old and I don't think they'll fold. This is my first book so they aren't paying much but I don't care.
Published and not self-published is what I wanted. And we'll see what it does. Perhaps fall on its face. If anything super exciting happens, you guys will know.
I usually project all the warmth of a rabid ferret, but the minority of twattish DL members who chose to take a pot shot at the OP make me look like Katie Couric.
Tollina Fanbot, indeed.
Again, well done sir!
Knowing DataLounge, the OP titled it "Hurricane Katrina: Not Without My Daughter Hurricane Cuntrina"
none of us will read it
Congrats, OP! Send me some of your good karma. I've had a second reading of a play I wrote and it went really well. Next is an open reading with an audience! And hopefully a producer!
Your book sounds really great, btw.
R79, how do we wish a playwright well? Is it "good luck!" or "break a leg!"? Whichever it is, here's to you!
I have a friend who is a playwright, R79. The other day we saw one of her plays read by professional actors. It was so cool.
What is your play about?
I send you all the karma I can! Good luck.
LOL @ R77. What about "Hurricane Katrina: Think of the Potato Bars!"?
Thanks again, swf.
Congratulations OP! Ignore the withered asshole on this thread.
Is it a pitcher book? Mah keeds luv pitcher books!
THAT SUNKEN FEELIN' BY O.PEE
It really was sad when you lost your old hovel
But that's what you get for living under sea level.
Your daddy got shot and I'm really sincere,
But he should have thought twice before looting for beer.
You lost everything, but think of the team a'
Government helpers and huts made by FEMA.
You helped the economy, your poverty's sad.
Now that you can't live there; it's just too damn bad.
We should blamass dumbs Bush for all that was ailin'
But my publisher also cranked out crap by Palin.
So, I'll just toss out pretty pictures for you
to make you feel better. Now wipe up your poo.