wow, i have finally got my book published.

@ESKARENA1 (18296)
May 14, 2007 5:29am CST
After three years of writing up my prison diaries, I have finally got it published today, I am so excited. Although ive published many academic texts this is the first time ive managed to get round the security acts and get something published lifting the lid off my work, im so high right now. Have you ever done this?
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@derek_a (10894)
14 May 07
Congratulations! That's brilliant. I have only made small steps to get stuff published and apart from one or two articles in our association journal never had anything really published. I was talking about this with one of our writing group the other day who is what I would call a "natural" writer - never really has to work at it, but always produces spectacular stuff. Oh, I digress again.... I was saying to him that the odds do seem to be stacked against a writer. First you need to get read by an editor, next you need to get accepted for publication, and finally if you pass those two hurdles, your book needs to sell. We both agreed that we had fun dreaming. You have certainly come through the first two hurdles, now may your book be in great demand:-)
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
14 May 07
hahaha well i doubt it will be in great demand, the rest of my stuff never set the shelves alight but i am quietly proud of this one blessed be
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@derek_a (10894)
14 May 07
:-) Quietly proud is good IMO.. I could do quietly proud, no probs.. BTW, my count is gone up to 436 now.. Not enough to make me quietly proud though... LOL
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
14 May 07
lol keep on posting and it surely will blessed be
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• United States
14 May 07
How wonderful! When will it be published and available? I'd love to read it so keep us informed! Congrats and enjoy the glories!
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
14 May 07
wow thank you so much. Its available over the next few weeks and i have been told it will get world-wide distrebution so watch out for my name, its called Mansion of monsters
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• United States
14 May 07
Excellent title too! It does sound quite interesting. I'll definitely keep my eye out. Amazon generally always gets even small publisher books so hopefully they will carry it. If they do, let me know and I'll write up a review for it also on amazon!
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• Philippines
14 May 07
wow, congratulations! i wanted to write novels but i think i can't finish a 300+ page book... =)
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
14 May 07
keep on going, my first book took me three years to right and was 150,000 words long blessed be
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@lovesu (142)
• China
14 May 07
congratulates!
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
14 May 07
well thank you for that. Its been a long time coming but ive finally managed it
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@easyzheng (666)
• China
14 May 07
Good for you. Congratulations! I know it's not easy to write a good book and get it published. I've have two books published as well, not so good ones, but useful for language learners I hoped. And I had to get over a lot of obstacles to have it done at last.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
14 May 07
its a great feeling when it happens blessed be
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@nancyrowina (3850)
14 May 07
When I was a child I wanted to be writer and write a book, then I got older and did Drama at school and learned how to write a script for a radio play, then went on to do film studies and learned how to write a script for a Movie, I then wanted to write a movie. sadly I have never done any of these things maybe one day I will I just haven't got round to it or had an idea good and original enough to write yet.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
14 May 07
its a great thing to do, someone with your literary ability should have no problems at all blessed be
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@rb200406 (1824)
• India
14 May 07
Congrats for the book.It is nice to know that you are a writer.I am not good at writing at all so no question of publishing.Anyways congrats agin.keep the good work going.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
14 May 07
hey thankyou, its been a long timer getting this one through all the red tape but im really quite proud of it blessed be
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
15 May 07
Well first of all a hardy congratulations to you....I've had a few short stories published and in the past I've had my photos published as well...and am now still working toward more being published in the future--
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
16 May 07
Oh I meant to ask you...did you feel a bit down when you did finish writing the book--the reason I ask is that whenever I finish some major project, I feel a bit lost once it's done...especially some long term project....Do you have plans for any other book now??
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
14 May 07
Congratulations. I hope your book sells well and you make lots of money. I have never wrote a book but have often thought about it.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
14 May 07
go for it Linda, we never know what we are capable of until we try, thank you for your kind words blessed be
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
14 May 07
Congratulations I must say I am a bit jealous because I have thought about writing a book so many times and I started like 3 but after a few pages I quit I just can write such a long thing LOL I wanted to write a novel, but it seems I always have to summarize and my story ends up being 5 pages long! Well I guess I could do som eshort stories but to tell the truth I don't think I am that good at that LOL I think I am gonna stick to mylot and leave the art of writing to others But if you want your book translated in French, well think about me! LOL ;-) Best of luck for your book Is it going to be available only in the UK or can we expect it in the US too? :D ... maybe you could set an online store and try to sell it worldwide ... what do you think?
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
14 May 07
well thank you so much, it has world wide distrebution so yes it will be available in the u.s.a too, great stuff. Lol ive been thinking about putting a truncated version on line in a write articles and get paid site too, so watch this space blessed be
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@ctv101103 (860)
• Philippines
15 May 07
wow! congratulations! i really admire those who can write well. moreso, those who can have their work published! congratulations!
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
14 May 07
Wow well done EsKaren No I am still writing mine and not done any over the last few Days again lol I am just tyo tired at the moment and when I go to bed I prefer to read then write lol Well done I am really pleased for you
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• United States
14 May 07
This is such an inspiring post!!! CONGRATULATIONS! I've always wanted to publish my diaries - I have a collection of about twelve from 1996 to now - but I'm sure they're not nearly as interesting as the work you've created. Anyway, I have some questions, if that's okay: 1: what kept you working on this day after day? 2: did you have challenges with writer's block? 3: did you mentor others in their efforts as a way to keep up with your own project? 4: did you self publish your work? (I'm an avid self publisher, but would like to be traditionally published one day) Again, congratulations on such an exciting accomplishment.
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• Lincoln, Nebraska
14 May 07
What company is publishing it? and how much will they charge for it? Also, are you just calling it the prison diaries or do you have another name for it? I have a piece of fiction that I would like to publish but first I need to print it out and do a hard edit to it. Also, a friend was going to read it over. The problem is I just bought a refurbished laser toner cartridge and started printing it two days ago and after about 50 pages the toner started to go bad.
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@makingpots (11919)
• United States
14 May 07
That is GREAT! Congrats. Tell us more..... prison diaries, give us a review like you hope to receive from someone down the road. Hard work pays off. I love to hear all about it.
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@makaira (1159)
• Philippines
14 May 07
hey! congratulations. its so nice to hear that. hope i/we could read it. cheers!
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• United States
15 May 07
That is so wonderful, is your book going to be a book just yours or with some others?? I would love to read it sometime.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
16 May 07
hi my friend, its going to be all my own work. The biggest battle has been getting round the secuirity procedures at the prison and the Home Office, but it looks as if we have pulled it off, blessed be
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• United States
16 May 07
That is GREAT, when it gets published give me the name of it and I will buy a copy online. Way to go my friend.
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
16 May 07
Congratulations dear friend! I didn't know that you were a writer with some published works, though I could guess from your messages here that you have the potential to be a good writer. I hope the books sells many copies. Is there any way in which your mylto friends can have a glimpse ofit? It would be nice to put some extrcats here, so that some can even order it if they like it really. What do you think about that?
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
17 May 07
well thankyou, i am thinking about posting a chapter blessed be
@SageMother (2277)
• United States
16 May 07
Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Have you done a press release for the book yet? I am so thrilled for you!!!!!
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
16 May 07
no, no prewss release yet. However, they do have one planned a think thats when the sh.t really hits the fan, lol
@andygogo (1579)
• China
16 May 07
Congratulations! I guess this is a milestone of your life, keep good work. I appreciate your guts to do this. I have a goal now and I'll try writing diaries in future. Are you a college teacher?
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
16 May 07
hi my friend, thankyou. I teach long-term prisoners in a maximum security prison, so its not really a college lol. However, many years ago i used to teach in a university