Please Congratulate Me Now

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So, there have been several reasons I haven't blogged all that much lately, or have posted really short entries when I do blog. One is that I'm as obsessed as anyone else about the election, and I've been doing things I don't normally do, like watching debates and volunteering at a political campaign. (I refuse to go door-to-door, even for Obama, having already done that for the Mormons, so they've mostly stuck me with data entry. Fun. Not. But it's for a good cause.) Another is that I moved 2,000 miles across the country. (One of these days, I'll write about that.)

And another is that I've been working on a book.

And guess what: I just finished it--or at least, I finished a respectable draft, just now. It's 1:48 right now; I wrote the last sentence at 1:43.

Now I get to go back and revise and polish it, all 278 pages, which I don't mind because revising is my favorite part of writing, believe it or not. And my agent has to sell it, which could be tough--I'm sure the general financial crisis has hurt publishing as well. But it feels really cool that I had a goal and I accomplished it, and I also like this book. I hope an editor at some big publishing house will like it too. Who knows? Maybe it will sell well enough that someone might be willing to publish the two that are languishing in folders on my computer, folders I haven't touched in months.

The book, by the way, is the story of my relationships with gay men--in particular, it's the story of how I ended up being the witness at the gay wedding of my ex-fiance.

I hope you'll be hearing a lot more about this in the future.

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Congratulations! I haven't finished a book for a while now -- two and a half years, in fact -- but I know that it feels good to finish. I have had another book languishing partly in files on my computer and partly in neurons for quite a long time now and I recently received a good impetus to get it going again. So I admire your accomplishment!

WHOO HOO!! Excellent! I can't wait to see it on a bookstore shelf, because that's where it's headed, baby!

AWESOME! I can't wait to read it! Also - I was wondering about the move. I don't recall you telling us where you'd moved to (although maybe you did), but it sounds like you're not near(ish) me anymore. Sad - I was hoping we'd meet up someday.

Congrats!!! I look forward to reading it as well. :D

Hi Everyone--thanks for the kind words. I'll keep you posted as things develop--the moment the book is available, you will hear all about it.

It promises to be fascinating and brilliantly written. Good going Holly!

Do you need any beta-readers or anything?

You know, CL, I do, and I was trying to figure out how to ask follow bloggers if they'd be willing to read a draft. Thanks for offering.... I'll contact you via email. And anyone else who is willing to read a draft for me, just leave me a comment and let me know.

I would LOVE to read a draft, although I doubt I'll be terribly helpful. Just let me know yay or nay.

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