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Thank YOU Hubpages!

  1. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    This is a big shout out to Hubpages.  Thank you for helping to make dreams come true.  My new novel, The Case of Billy B, which is already on Kindle, and goes on Amazon as a paperback the end of the week, came about because of Hubpages.  Pest, a very popular hubber on hubpages about a year ago, shared a little of his life story with me.  That blossomed in my mind and grew into the plot for my book.  I needed to find out some US info as I am not American and have never traveled there.  This was a bit of a challenge to set a novel in a country you've never visited.  But luckily, through the hubpages forums I was able to ask questions and get fantastic answers.  Ralwus, another hubber, offered to edit my novel as I wrote it and helped me to Americanize it.  RebeccaE also gave me advice.  I was able to publish the first few chapters as teasers on hubpages and get excellent critique.  When I was working on my pitch and back blurb, I was able to post them on the hubpages forums and get helpful feedback.  Hubpages rocks!  The support you get on this site is fantastic, and if it wasn't for hubpages, The Case of Billy B would never have been able to be written.  THANK YOU HUBPAGES AND THE HUBPAGES COMMUNITY!

    1. vox vocis profile image83
      vox vocisposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Having serious writing ambitions I'm thrilled with your experience and hopefully I'll have a similar one in the future. Good to know who to contact knowing you're probably ready to help with your advice!!!

    2. G Miah profile image80
      G Miahposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're right about HP able to make dreams come true. The community is amazing and the information and support you get here is priceless, you can't buy it!

      Really happy to hear about your book, and one day i hope to publish a book, all because of the inspiration i have received from HP.

      Good luck for your future, and i hope you become successful.

  2. The Rope profile image55
    The Ropeposted 8 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS CINDY!!!  I watched some of the last threads you put out there as your book came to fruition.  It was truly inspiring to watch.  Thank you for being such a great moving force.

  3. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    Thats a pretty awesome story of success! Way to go! Hope you get featured in the HP blog soon big_smile

  4. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Thanks guys!  Yeah, have used hubpages now for my next book I'm just starting on.  The community here is a great source of information, and they are happy to share and support if you ask questions in the forums.

    1. Papa Sez profile image69
      Papa Sezposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is truly inspiring cindyvine.  I am quite new here and just knowing that the hubpages community can be very supportive inspires me to get more involved and also be more serious about writing.

      Congratulations on the book.  I hope to get to know more about you and your work.  Cheers!

  5. charanjeet kaur profile image61
    charanjeet kaurposted 8 years ago

    Congrats on your achievement, happy for you. Cheers for many more you indeed are a good writer and i hope the book does well and brings lots of luck your way.

  6. IzzyM profile image90
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    Is this your first book, Cindy?
    Awesome! You must feel so proud! I always wanted to write a book but you have to actually sit down and do it, and I've been saying I'm going to write for the last 30 odd years, but you know how it is - life gets in the way!
    So congratulations and well done!

  7. AEvans profile image78
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Oh Cindy!!! Congratulations I wondered when it was coming out! Congrats, Congrats, Congrats! big_smile

  8. Zsuzsy Bee profile image88
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    Congrats Cindy, raising a glass for many more to come.

  9. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 8 years ago

    Wonderful news, Cindy! Great to hear how the story line formed and played out.. Congratulations big_smile

  10. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! smile

    WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile

    Excellent Cindy!!!!!!!!! smile

    I know, I go overboard sometimes. lol lol lol lol lol

  11. Lady_E profile image74
    Lady_Eposted 8 years ago

    Excellent News Cindy. Well done. smile
    I'm so pleased for you.

    Cheers.
    http://www.easyfreesmileys.com/smileys/free-party-smileys-770.gif

  12. lawretta profile image75
    lawrettaposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations C!!!

  13. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Brilliant! I wish you much success!

  14. RedElf profile image92
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations! You certainly deserve the success.

  15. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Wow!

    I have tried to write books on several occasions, I just cant manage it though! Completing a book is an amazing achievement!

  16. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 8 years ago

    HubPages is awesome.

  17. Beth100 profile image74
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Congratulations Cindy!!!  To your success!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!

    http://www.globalnerdy.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/champagne-pop.jpg

  18. ripplemaker profile image84
    ripplemakerposted 8 years ago

    CINDY, C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !
    I'm so happy to hear this news..so exciting and wonderful!

    To the Hubpages Community, you rock! Woohoo!

  19. shazwellyn profile image58
    shazwellynposted 8 years ago

    OMG.. cindy has gone from baby hubber to hubber extraordinaire!  Well done.. really!  That is a fantastic achievement! x

  20. Ken R. Abell profile image81
    Ken R. Abellposted 8 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS, Cindy.

    Wonderful news.

  21. ASHWINSPGA profile image59
    ASHWINSPGAposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations cindyvine. I like the cover and the title of your book. Wish you much success.
    Guys check out the book.
    http://www.amazon.com/Case-Billy-B-eboo … -2-catcorr

  22. maguijo profile image61
    maguijoposted 8 years ago

    Fabulous! Can't wait to buy it. I have marked my calendar!

  23. Ivorwen profile image73
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    Cindy, I am soooo happy for you!

  24. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the support all my hubbly bubblies!  That's what I like about Hubpages!  And to the hubber who asked, this is not my first book, it's my third, but I think it's the best because of the Hubpages input.  I knew at all times if I had any questions or got stuck or writer's block, there was always somebody in the Hubpages community to help me!

  25. emievil profile image78
    emievilposted 8 years ago

    Congrats cindy! smile

  26. brimancandy profile image78
    brimancandyposted 8 years ago

    Congradulations on your success. I am also writing a book, but, I have so many other things going on, I haven't worked on it in a while. Hope you do well with your work.

  27. efeguy profile image44
    efeguyposted 8 years ago

    Cindy thanks for remembering those that see you thru.

    congratulations.

  28. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 8 years ago

    Fabulous news, Cindy!  That is absolutely stunning!

  29. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    Congrats on your success...

  30. Shinkicker profile image95
    Shinkickerposted 8 years ago

    Many congratulations, wish you every success

  31. tonymac04 profile image90
    tonymac04posted 8 years ago

    Congrats Cindy! Looking forward to seeing your book Will it be available in SA?
    Love and peace
    Tony

  32. Sara Tonyn profile image57
    Sara Tonynposted 8 years ago

    Good for you, Cindy! Congrats! big_smile

  33. viryabo profile image86
    viryaboposted 8 years ago

    Well done Cindy, as you can see, we are all so proud of you. This is an inspiration to many here, including myself. When i joined HP, in my wildest dreams, i never expected to be where i am today. The push that kept me going is always reading such inspiring news from people like you. At least i can dream of writing something sometime in future.lol
    Congratulations. I'm so happy for you. smile

  34. Lita C. Malicdem profile image60
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations for authoring a book. That's a success story here at HubPages. Many want to write but only few make it and you are one of the few talented writers in this community. Even if HubPages and hubbers offer you great experiences if you aren't talented as a writer, nothing would have happened the way you did. We're proud of you.

  35. wrenfrost56 profile image81
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    Oh Cindy, how wonderful. Dreams really do come true.
    Hubpages has really helped me too and the community here is great.
    I love a good success story, many congrats and well deserved. smile

  36. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Cindy, I am so happy you got it out there! It was a pleasure helping you, even though you almost drove me mad with some of your British spelling. LOL You rock girl! So does HP! Now people, go buy the book and have a great read, it is that good! Love ya Cindy!

  37. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Hey Ralwus, they shipped your copy of The Case of Billy B yesterday, so you should get it anyday.  And CC, you never noticed that I used passage instead of hallway!  Lol, think I was making you all British!

  38. profile image0
    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Oh boy! My own copy! Well, I am just not an editor then. Ya got me on that one. Who did catch it, certainly not you. LOL That's funny. That was a lot of work too. I am ready for more!

  39. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    It sounds like it'll be a good book. I'll have to order one as soon as I can...will it only be available through Amazon?

  40. Dolores Monet profile image99
    Dolores Monetposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations, cindy. You are such a great writer, you deserve publication, hope the books sells well. And it's so cool that you got help from old HP.

  41. profile image0
    cosetteposted 8 years ago

    wow, congratulations Cindy! that is really wonderful news. smilesmile

  42. Money Glitch profile image77
    Money Glitchposted 8 years ago

    WOW Congratulations Cindy! big_smile Now maybe you can come to America for a book signing and do some sight seeing...smile

  43. Haunty profile image82
    Hauntyposted 8 years ago

    This is especially nice to hear, because I think there is much potential in hubpages (for its writers) that is not used at all. You, being able to put together a book using this potential, are a great example of what's possible. And I'm sure you won't deny this, because you have much work in your book. smile

  44. Madison22 profile image60
    Madison22posted 8 years ago

    Congratulations Cindy!! Fantastic!!!

 
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