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I've just gotten a contract on the book I wrote.

Very excited.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 8304/12/2013

Nice, OP!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 104/10/2013

Congrats, OP. What did you write about? New Orleans?

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 204/10/2013

I hope it sells a million copies, OP.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 304/10/2013

^^^Yes, me too! Please elaborate and tell us more.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 404/10/2013

Awesome! It is beyond difficult publishing a book, so congrats to you!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 504/10/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 604/10/2013

Congrats, OP.

That's excellent.

I've been trying to get my novel published for a few years with no luck.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 704/11/2013

Congrats, OP! Stay on them about marketing it.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 804/11/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 904/11/2013

As a certified "Yat", I would like to extend my heartfelt congrats to you!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 1004/11/2013

Wonderful news OP. Very exciting for you. Good luck.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 1104/11/2013

Thanks swf.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 1204/11/2013

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!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 1304/11/2013

I am happy for you OP! Wishing you the very best!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 1404/11/2013

I've just gotten a contract on my husband.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 1504/11/2013

I've been looking forward to the latest volume of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 1604/11/2013

Good Luck OP! Hope it sells well!!!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 1704/11/2013

R13, it's "hear, hear."

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 1804/11/2013

"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."

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 1904/11/2013

OP, does the book involve Drew Brees' ass? If it doesn't, I'm not reading.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 2004/11/2013

Are you kidding or is this real?

I hope it's another Midnight In The Garden...

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 2104/11/2013

You have my sympathies, OP.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 2204/11/2013

Gotten?

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 2304/11/2013

Can you post an excerpt of a few paragraphs?

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 2404/11/2013

That's great OP. Congratulations. Hope we see you on the best seller list!!!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 2504/11/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 2604/11/2013

That's great, OP. Nice to hear some good news, and nice when someone's long-term goal comes true.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 2704/11/2013

CONGRATS! You rock.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 2804/11/2013

My congrats too! This is a terrific achievement--and about an important topic.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 2904/11/2013

Best wishes, OP, for a huge success with your book.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 3104/11/2013

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"

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 3204/11/2013

Dear R23,

In the United States, "gotten" is the past participle of the verb "get", rather than the British "got". Now you know.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 3404/11/2013

Shorter version of R33: "I can dish it out but I cant take it."

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 3504/11/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 3604/11/2013

Congratulations, OP!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 3804/11/2013

R37 can you post that again, this time in English?

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 3904/11/2013

How did you get an agent/publisher?

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 4004/11/2013

Wow! Congratulations, OP!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 4204/11/2013

R41 step away from the crack pipe.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 4304/11/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 4404/11/2013

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!!!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 4604/11/2013

I am THRILLED for you, OP. It's a big deal to get a book published. Mazel tov.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 4704/11/2013

The definition of irony. Being called stupid by someone who couldn't punctuate a sentience to save their life.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 4804/11/2013

Good luck, OP. Had a friend who had his novel published. It went nowhere. But, he's satisfied.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 4904/11/2013

[quote]Being called stupid by someone who couldn't punctuate a sentience to save their life.

Are you a sentient being?

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 5004/11/2013

"punctuate a sentience"

Really, queens. You're just HANDing me punch lines!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 5104/11/2013

[quote]Good luck, OP. Had a friend who had his novel published. It went nowhere. But, he's satisfied.

Backhand!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 5204/11/2013

OP, congratulations about your contract and for sticking with the project for seven long years. Hope you sell lots of books.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 5304/11/2013

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!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 5404/11/2013

"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!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 5504/11/2013

See? There's no end to the pointless bitchery 'tards! You pleased with yourself and your vast $18 expenditure R55?

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 5604/11/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 5804/11/2013

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?

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 5904/11/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 6004/11/2013

It's not published yet, fawning toadies!

50% chance the publisher goes under before his tract hits the galleys.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 6104/11/2013

Paul Lynde is a pop culture reference? Sorry, Gramps. It's not 1982 any longer.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 6204/11/2013

Troll-dar r63. Obviously a shut-in with too much time on his withered hands.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 6404/11/2013

Congrats, OP!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 6504/11/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 6704/11/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 6804/11/2013

"We need good middle-grade books after years of over-publishing for teens."

so, we need more books because there are too many books?

Okay....

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 7004/11/2013

Nice, OP. Good for you.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 7104/11/2013

No, numbnuts. OP is writing a book for middle-graders. Ten-year-olds. Not teenagers.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 7304/11/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 7404/11/2013

Lucky us.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 7504/11/2013

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!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 7604/12/2013

Knowing DataLounge, the OP titled it "Hurricane Katrina: Not Without My Daughter Hurricane Cuntrina"

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 7704/12/2013

none of us will read it

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 7804/12/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 7904/12/2013

R79, how do we wish a playwright well? Is it "good luck!" or "break a leg!"? Whichever it is, here's to you!

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 8004/12/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 8104/12/2013

Congratulations OP! Ignore the withered asshole on this thread.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 8204/12/2013

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.

by I know.. Get a blog. New Orleansreply 8304/12/2013
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