I am getting really excited now

United States
May 3, 2007 4:03pm CST
I am having a writing agent send me a contract to sign. My is acting as my business mgr. I want you to pray real hard that this is what God has planed for me. And If you could buy a book by me, would you and would you tell your friends? And could I send them your e-mail address so you can be notified when it is coming on sale and if I will be in your city for a signing. Please e-mail me at ItsCarolee919@aol.com if I can add your name to the list I have only been on here a short time and the agent read a lot of the feed back, and wanted to get me in print. Any advice, what should I look at before signing the contract? Here is my bio I am 63 I have had one story published in GRAND Magazine - The Official Magazine of Grandparents .I will be in a new book by About Dr. Lillian Carson author of the Essential Grandparent. It will be a non-paying story. I started to write stories because I was in a auto accident in 1994 and my doctor told me to write everything down. One for my sons said you should send this to friends, and from there "My thoughts by Carolee " became a hit on the Internet starting 10 years ago. I have been trying to see if there is a market out there. I am only sending this to folks that have left remarks for em. Thanks
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@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
3 May 07
I am jumping for joy! This is great news. You're writings in a book! Fantastic! These are the kind of books Oprah has on her book club, inspirational ones. Perhaps we will see her promoting your book on the show. Wouldn't that be phenomenal? Is Thom acting as your business manager? You are so excited you missed the name of your acting business manager. LOL I don't know what to tell you about the contract. Do you have any lawyer friends that can help you out with this? Maybe check out the agent to be sure he/she is reputable. I would look for what percent the agent will receive on your earnings. I would look for how much promoting of your work the agent guarantees from him/her. You will most likely have to sign another contract with the publishing company. I would definitely get a good lawyer. When you do come to Chicago to guest star on Oprah and do a book signing, be sure to let me know. I want your autograph in my personal copy of your book! Of course, I would tell my friends. They love inspirational stories. Congratulations, Carolee. God Bless
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• United States
3 May 07
my son is actng as my business mge. he has already spoken to them. The company wants me to travel, I would love to see you more than Ophah. I would be doing book siging. I will tell you went to start going from book store to book store asking for my book to get the store to order it.
@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
3 May 07
There are several bookstores around my neck of the woods. Let me know and I will make sure to tell them to stock your book! God Bless
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• United States
4 May 07
Thanks a lot I would be doing book signing. I will tell you went to start going from book store to book store asking for my book to get the store to order it.
@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
4 May 07
That's great! I am also a writer/poet/freelancer...You can check out my website at http://homebody2001-ivil.tripod.com You can add me to your list and stay in touch...I would like to learn more about your writing... I wish you the best of luck and sorry to hear about your accident. You are lucky to find an agent...I have a poetry book published and have another at a publisher right now...so wish me luck...lol..
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• United States
4 May 07
I do wish you look and let me know how your are doing
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@calvin222 (1607)
• India
4 May 07
Congratulations! I would certainly like to buy your book, that is if it is available in India. z1zz@rediffmail.com
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• Canada
4 May 07
This is so exciting! What will be the title of your book? Let us know when you sign the contract. Blessings to you!
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@anup12 (4182)
• India
4 May 07
I am very ahppy for you.Congratulations and get along with full confidence.
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
5 May 07
Sending you lots of luck- I'm sure you'll be a success-- I love to read your writings! You'll do wonderful! I'd love to buy a book that you write- Will have to let me know when one comes out- Like I have said in the past discussions. Your discussions are great- very positive!
• United States
5 May 07
Thanks a lot Your are one of the reasons I got an agent. I sent him what you said about one of my stories. I would be doing book signing. I will tell you when to start going from book store to book store asking for my book to get the store to order it.
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
6 May 07
I love reading what you have to say- It is very uplifting and inspiring!
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
4 May 07
This sounds great congradulations to you if you do get your first book and yes I would like to buy one.
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• United States
4 May 07
Thanks a lot I would be doing book signing. I will tell you when to start going from book store to book store asking for my book to get the store to order it.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
4 May 07
ok cool.If nothing I will order it from Barnes and Noble I am sure it will go there.
• Canada
3 May 07
I have sent you an e-mail with all the information but I just wanted to say again how absolutely thrilled I am for you and how proud I am of you. You are truly an inspiration! Plus....I just totally love your writing and your stories. I honestly believe that whatever happens to us, happens to us for a reason even though the reason may not be clear at the time. God obviously had his plans laid out for you to write. You had done so much with your life up to the accident but it took you in a totally different direction...and what a direction! Wow! Carolee, your life has been and is so full and you have been and are so blessed...even during the hard times. Your faith has shown you so many paths and miracles and you have made so many friends along the way. I can actually see your life being made into a movie because you have never let the setbacks set you back. You, my dear, are an amazing woman. God bless you.
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• United States
4 May 07
Thanks a lot I would be doing book signing. I will tell you went to start going from book store to book store asking for my book to get the store to order it.
• Canada
22 May 07
Thank you so much for the response award.
@youdontsay (3503)
• United States
4 May 07
Of course, I wish you well. My experience, however, is that a writing agent for someone with no publishing track record is probably going to cost more than it is worth. If you are wanting to publish a book you may not need an agent. I have a friend who has published two books now and has not used an agent. My daughter is self-published and has paid for the publishing from the sale of her book. That surprised her, I guess, because she really thought it would not sell as well as it did. So I'd be really careful about paying the agent in advance. I probably wouldn't buy your bood because I seldom buy books at all, unless I get them from the $1 rack in the used book store. I use the public library. Our city has excellent libraries, and only purchase non-fiction that I will want to refer to time after time.
• United States
5 May 07
thanks for the advice. I will think about it harder
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
4 May 07
Alright Way to go! I am jumping up and down and cheering for you my friend I am so proud of you, I sure will tell my friends and family about you.
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• United States
4 May 07
Thanks a lot I would be doing book signing. I will tell you when to start going from book store to book store asking for my book to get the store to order it.
@cipher2004 (1184)
• United States
4 May 07
Wow!That is awesome.Congrats.I am sorry that I ddo not know much about contracts.But I would definetly have someone else look at it with you.I don't understand why you are not being paid.Did you ever get "My thuoghts by Carolee" copywrited? if you have a copywrite I would try to promote it and sell it as an e-book.Maybe even on ebay.I would be very interested in your book and the signing.You can e-mail me at ginaruminski@yahoo.com.Thanks in advance.
• United States
4 May 07
Thanks a lot I would be doing book signing. I will tell you went to start going from book store to book store asking for my book to get the store to order it.
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
3 May 07
Thats good, keep it up, having that age is no hindrance of writing..did you study for that, i mean on writing books? my email is chaneleen_62@yahoo.com i would gladly patronise your book if i can afford it.
• United States
4 May 07
Thanks a lot I would be doing book signing. I will tell you when to start going from book store to book store asking for my book to get the store to order it.
3 May 07
Congratulations. That would be my dream come true. I hope you have great success with it. Will it still be called 'My thoughts by Carolee'? Let us know how things are getting along. I would have liked to have added my 'congratulations' banner but can't yet sorry.
• United States
4 May 07
Thanks a lot I would be doing book signing. I will tell you went to start going from book store to book store asking for my book to get the store to order it.
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
3 May 07
Wow, that is great news. I would buy your book, I love reading your stories. You are a great writer. Do you think that you might come to the Chicago area? Congratulations
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• United States
4 May 07
Thanks a lot I would be doing book signing. I will tell you went to start going from book store to book store asking for my book to get the store to order it.
4 May 07
carolee, god will be always in your side..before signing agreement please look forward and backward about your agreement then sign
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4 May 07
carolee, god will be always in your side..before signing agreement please look forward and backward about your agreement then sign
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• United States
4 May 07
Congratulations Carolee. I'm so happy for you. I know what you mus be feeling. I'm so excited for you myself. Just make sure you read every line of the contract and make sure it's what you want. I love it!
@kikisam (38)
• China
4 May 07
congratulations . really excited about that ..jumping up and down ,,,hope you can come to china ...
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@mari123 (1862)
• China
4 May 07
i am sorry to hear that you were in a auto accident in 1994,and lucked to go well.now you are writing stories as your part of life,and you give the story to share with your friends,and i like to read you story too,how can i read you story?can i read the story in internet?
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
4 May 07
Congratulations Carolee on your contract - Congratulations Carolee on your contract. We're all rooting for you !!
Congratulations Carolee. I have been telling you for a whil enot to give up, that someone would be interested. Now I'll say "I told you so" hehe I am really very very happy for you, and of course I would buy your book. I will go send you an email right now with my email address. Really, this is a dream come true for you, and now you will be able to share your inspiration with the world. I am very proud of you!!
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