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Dreams Do Come True - Thanks HP

  1. klanguedoc profile image89
    klanguedocposted 5 years ago

    Last year with the release of Panda, I redefined the type of Hubs I was writing. I wanted to create a consistent content image. So I removed all the Hubs that weren't related to programming and started focusing on programming topics that were trendy.

    Anyway, last fall an acquisitions agent at a major IT books publishing house, Sams Publishing, started following my work on HubPages and contacted me with an opportunity to write a book for them. I was so ecstatic, I have only been dreaming about being a "Published Author" my whole life.

    After 5 months of preparation, I had to submit three versions of the table of contents for the proposed book along with a marketing plan and sales plan, I have finally signed the contract. So if everything goes according to plan, I will be a Published Author by this Spring/Summer.

    So I would like to thank HP for this fabulous venue for fledging writers and, ironically, to Google for forcing us to be better writers.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image58
      Hollie Thomasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations. smile

    2. Trsmd profile image61
      Trsmdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats klanguedoc for your achievement

    3. AEvans profile image69
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations! Here is a big ((( Hug))) from me to you! smile

  2. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    That's wonderful news! Great job and good luck with your book.

    1. klanguedoc profile image89
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks a bunch

  3. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 5 years ago

    Nice!  Congratulations.  smile  Good luck with this book and any that may follow it.

    1. klanguedoc profile image89
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you

  4. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations.

    1. klanguedoc profile image89
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you

  5. colpolbear profile image89
    colpolbearposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations!  It just goes to show that hard work does pay off.  Good luck with the book and the rest of your endeavors!

    1. klanguedoc profile image89
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks

  6. Eric Newland profile image60
    Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago

    Congrats! I saw you mentioned this in answer to my question, too. Sounds like a really cool opportunity.

    1. klanguedoc profile image89
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, you just never know. At first I thought it was a joke or the person had sent the e-mail to the wrong person, but when I called, I was pleasantly to learn that it was really me that it was really me the offer.

  7. PaulGoodman67 profile image89
    PaulGoodman67posted 5 years ago

    Well done, that is wonderful news for you!  :-)

    1. klanguedoc profile image89
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Paul. The only thing that is daunting me is the writing schedule...but it is very exciting

  8. LoriSoard profile image79
    LoriSoardposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations. What an exciting thing to have happen. I'm sure it will be the first of many books for you.

    1. klanguedoc profile image89
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      smile I sure hope so

  9. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    Congratulation! Your story is one that brings encouragement to other hubbers. I am so glad to see this positive thread among those numerous negative ones! Have a wonderful day and best wishes for your book and future work!

    1. klanguedoc profile image89
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for your kind words. If you have similar aspirations, I hope that you meet with similar or greater success.

  10. Denise Handlon profile image88
    Denise Handlonposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations! This is wonderful news for you and for those who, as Sofs has already stated, will be encouraged by your success.  I'm passing the word on...

    1. klanguedoc profile image89
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks and I hope everybody who aspire to be an author see their dreams realized.

    2. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hello Denise how have you been?

  11. viryabo profile image87
    viryaboposted 5 years ago

    This is a great achievement, and wonderful chance that has been bestowed on you.
    Congratulations. I wish you all the best.

    1. klanguedoc profile image89
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks viryabo and to everyone else for your words of encouragement and thanks. I am really excited and nervous at the same time. It is a daunting task to write a 750 page book.

  12. GDiBiase profile image82
    GDiBiaseposted 5 years ago

    Congrats,on your book. Your story is inspirational and encouraging, thank you! so much for sharing it

    1. klanguedoc profile image89
      klanguedocposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks GDiBiase. I am very excited. I wish everyone else who aspires to write a book, to have their dreams realized or any other lifelong dream for that matter. It is truly a moment of elation.

  13. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    Congrats!  I'm not sure I'd be brave enough to even try if I were asked!  Good luck to you.

  14. dipless profile image85
    diplessposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations this is an amazing story and an excellent opportunity, I'm sure you will absolutely nail it and I hope that is the first of many for you. Good luck and keep us posted.

 
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