Freedom's Cry Has Arrived

@just4him (120557)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
November 16, 2017 5:16pm CST
I got the e-mail that said my books would arrive yesterday, but it was actually today. I ordered two copies of all my books, plus an author copy for myself. When I went to track my shipment, it told me it would arrive before 5 PM. It did - 4:30 PM. I've been chomping at the bit all day. So, here they are, all together. I feel like a brand new mother waiting for her child to be born. I've also been writing for a good part of the day, and watching a couple shows, one a movie, the other a series I've seen before, to watch the action unfold. I need to get a handle on the action for New Horizons. All that will be taken care of when I finish the first draft, which has a ways to go. I am however, putting the pieces together, to see where it's going. Writing a book can be a lot like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. Once all the pieces are in place, you can see the picture. For New Horizons the picture is starting to emerge. It's a fun story to write, it will be even more fun when I finish the first draft and then start on the revision, filling in the holes, and making the picture more complete. So, that has been my day. Now, I will spend some time here and read your posts and take care of notifications. How has your day been? Thanks for reading.
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@JudyEv (126354)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Nov
Your books look lovely. I always like the editing part but I've only ever written short stories.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
It would be a challenge for me to write a short story.
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@JudyEv (126354)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Nov
@just4him I like the flash fiction - really short. I find them a challenge.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
17 Nov
Ah I hate editing, love writing though
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@Kandae11 (38704)
16 Nov
What a wonderful feeling of achievement that must be! Congrats- and full speed ahead with more great work.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
Thanks. I'm working on another for publishing next year.
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@ilocosboy (34405)
• Philippines
17 Nov
Wow you have done so many books. How I wish I can publish my own books too. I've been writing short stories and some made it to anthologies but never I made my own.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
Keep working on it, and it will happen.
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@ilocosboy (34405)
• Philippines
17 Nov
There are problems in publishing own books in the Philippines, first you have to secured ISBN and you do it not in your own place but you have to travel more than 400 kilometers, then the high cost of printing, then third is the very few sales market for books, too few that sometimes only the writers are buying your books. Its not a hobby in here to read novels. That is the reason why writers here are one of the poorest.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
@ilocosboy Writer's here are pretty poor too. The website I use, does it all for me.
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@sallypup (27497)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Nov
Congratulations. I've had an emotionally up and down day for a couple of reasons but the roads are easy to drive so I am not complaining.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
That's a good thing. Always good to have good roads.
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@sallypup (27497)
• Moses Lake, Washington
17 Nov
@just4him Just a couple of weeks and the roads could be ice rinks. Not looking forward to it.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
@sallypup Stay safe.
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@sharon6345 (131153)
• United States
17 Nov
It will be awesome to say I know someone famous. Awesome. Good for you. How much are the books?
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
Scarred and Freedom's Cry are 17.95 and Manifest Destiny and Stowaway are 15.95. Those two are just a little shorter.
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@DianneN (79910)
• United States
16 Nov
I'm going to buy them all when I get to Florida!!! Congratulations!
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
Thank you so much. I hope you have time to read them. I know your social life is pretty hectic.
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@NJChicaa (42544)
• United States
16 Nov
Congratulations on finally having all of your babies together in print in one place!
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
Yes, it does feel good.
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@Corbin5 (109663)
• United States
16 Nov
They look like wonderful reads to me!!! So good to hear you are having a good time writing New Horizons.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
Thank you. Yes, I am.
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@KristenH (24380)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
17 Nov
Hooray. Congrats Valerie! Today wasn't too bad.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
Thank you. I'm glad.
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@KristenH (24380)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
17 Nov
@just4him Welcome.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
@KristenH I finished today with 45609. Getting close. I saw one person on there with an unrealistic number - 106K +
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
17 Nov
That is fantastic and you should feel proud of what you've done. I'm not even sure where to start to write a book. I know from life I could probably write a dozen or so books but I have no idea how to do this. I can write short stories or even poetry, but as for a book this one isn't easy at all.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
A lot of people can't write books, so you're in good company. Thank you. I am very happy with this accomplishment. Now, I'm working on the next for publication. I should have that one published some time next year.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
19 Nov
@just4him I can't wait for you to announce the grad publication and show us the book when it's done.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
20 Nov
@poehere I'll get to really working on that one soon, but most likely next year, January, though I'm hoping to get work on it in December.
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@Courtlynn (65080)
• United States
17 Nov
Wow! Congrats! Sounds like a great day!
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
It was, thank you.
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@Courtlynn (65080)
• United States
17 Nov
@just4him hope tomorrow is too
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
@Courtlynn Today was very good. I got a lot done. I was gone most of the day.
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@JustBhem (39384)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Nov
Congrats! Is it available International?
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
It should be soon. Check on your Amazon site to see if it is yet. If not, it will be.
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@JustBhem (39384)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Nov
@just4him Okay, thanks for the heads up. I will look for your books.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
@JustBhem Thank you.
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@jstory07 (68270)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Nov
That is very good news for you.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
Thank you. I'm very happy.
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@jstory07 (68270)
• Roseburg, Oregon
17 Nov
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@LadyDuck (163770)
• Switzerland
17 Nov
Congratulations, all your book covers look great.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
Thank you.
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@responsiveme (16755)
• India
17 Nov
Congratulations...It must be giving you a sense of accomplishment
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
Thank you. It definitely is.
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@celticeagle (118615)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Nov
Sounds like you have a good system and things are going well on this one. Nice collection you have there. If I still was reading I would order them.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
Thank you.
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@TRBRocks420 (79573)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Nov
Glad to hear they finally arrived and, my day has been pretty good.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
I'm glad you had a good day.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
17 Nov
Wow. I am very impressed and happy for you! Congratulations!
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
Thank you. I'm glad it's finally finished.
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@FayeHazel (18491)
• United States
19 Nov
@just4him It must be a big sense of accomplishment there
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Nov
@FayeHazel It is. Thank you.
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@kobesbuddy (49712)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Nov
Your books look wonderful! I'd love to read them, congratulations Valerie!
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Nov
Thank you. Available on Amazon.
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@kobesbuddy (49712)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Nov
@just4him How do they know how many to print?
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
@kobesbuddy It's print on demand, so when you order, they print it.
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@bunnybon7 (36880)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Nov
that is great. you are an inspiration.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Nov
Thank you. I just do what I love.
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