You know how you sometimes write a blog and sometimes the most unexpected people read it? Well, I've been approached by Huffington Post to speak when they have a conversation about the things I write about! I don't really mention things when they happen once because people can change their minds, but they've come back twice!
And, of course. there's the fact that I've been approached three times during the past 16 months by the same mainstream publisher about one of the books I wrote. (Dream Therapy). They wanted a proposal and I told them that while I could write books and articles, I have a really hard time writing marketing things. So they told me to send them the book when it was finished. That's one of my projects 2013 - to take the rather shorter version which is selling on Barnes and Noble. In fact, I discovered that for 2011, it was no 50 in Australia on itunes.
On top of that, one of stories I was commissioned to write about six or seven years ago by a Northern California publisher is now on Kickstarter trying to raise funds (well, the publisher is trying to raise the funds and got in touch with me to tell me). It's a sort of polyandrous Star Trek. You can google it by using my real name - Tessa Schlesinger - and the name Erin Starfox, which is the series.
Actually, over the past four or so months, since I've come back to San Diego, quite a few good things are happening.
Anyway, it seems that things are slowly coming together...
I'm on a current song lyric spree. To you:
Don't worry. I've tortured others with it as well.
You've just made me laugh! Loved the background excerpts. Recognized quite a few from movies I saw when I was young...
PS. Yes, I rather suspected. I've had a great few hours. I went back and listened to some of the great music of my youth. Did you know that there were some studies that when people listened to the music of their youth constantly that it has a physiological effect of making them a little younger?
Writing is a tough business. Things like this really do help. Many congratulations.
I'm so thrilled to hear ALL of that, Tessa. I'll continue to wish the best for you on my end. I hope that all goes well! You most definitely deserve a few good things to come your way right about now!
All the best to you!
Congratulations Sophia! It's your time to shine!
Congratulations, Sophia! It sounds like you try not to get your hopes up (or your chickens counted) until you're sure. I do that myself, but there's that part of your brain going "Wheeee!" Good luck-- although it's your hard work that is generating that "luck".
Congratulations, Sophia, I'm really pleased for you and after reading some of your hubs, I know that things haven't been easy for you in the recent past. Onwards and upwards!
Thank you, Hollie. Much appreciated. It has been tough for quite a long time, but I never stopped working! And now it looks as if I can see some light at the end of the tunnel. And thank you for being there!
Many heartfelt congratulations. I wish you much success. You are on your way to becoming famous.
You are highly intelligent and an excellent writer, there is no reason why you cannot succeed. Being a writer takes time to succeed but it is worth it in the long run.
That's great! It would please me a great deal to see things come together for you - you've earned it the hard way. Here's hoping that it works out!
Sophia, well all I have to say is that YOU are the cat's P.J.'s!!!!!!! Woo Hoo!
I read your story on your profile and perused your hub topics. I must say you are one prolific writer and your hubs cover many facets of interest. I've read many of your posts on forums and you always seem to be the voice of reason. Good luck to you in your latest endeavors. Just remember there is a naturally order to everything and your time is coming.
Thank you lorlie6, and thank you Motown. Your kind words are much appreciated peoplepower.
Congratulations on your good fortune. It also brought a song to my mind. You probably haven't heard it, but it's called "I Have a Good Day Every Now and Then." apropos I think.
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