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Reply #225 on: July 06, 2011, 12:54:58 AM
Finished writing a novella (for adults), and started a sci-fi novel -- my first one since writing Star Trek fanfic novels in elementary school. 2400 words in, but I've outlined the entire thing (more or less).

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Reply #226 on: September 09, 2011, 10:18:44 AM
Just got the verbal agreement for a second story to appear in Asimov's. Waiting for the contract now.

Also, "Bring on the Rain", my first story in Asimov's, will appear on Starship Sofa soon.

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Reply #227 on: September 14, 2011, 10:32:20 AM
Started editing my novel -- FINALLY -- but each chapter is taking half an hour, which is MUCH longer than I expected it to take. Hope to be done by weekend-after-next.

Also, "Bring on the Rain" appears in Episode 203 of StarShipSofa, along with a brief interview Tony did with me about the submission/acceptance/revision process. And Tony asked me to narrate the story, which was a bit of an odd experience. If you haven't had a chance to purchase the 7/11 issue of Asimov's, here's a chance to hear the story for free: http://www.starshipsofa.com/blog/2011/09/13/starshipsofa-no-203-josh-roseman-geoffrey-a-landis-pt-3/

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Reply #228 on: September 20, 2011, 04:26:20 PM
Just got the verbal agreement for a second story to appear in Asimov's. Waiting for the contract now.

Written contract sent back. Not sure when, but "Greener" will appear in Asimov's within... I'd say a year, though probably closer to six months, judging from the last time around.

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Reply #229 on: October 07, 2011, 09:18:17 PM
Looks like I sold "Greener" just in time... because this technology is totally in it: reliable home HIV tests

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Reply #230 on: October 13, 2011, 01:55:30 PM
So, I didn't mention that I narrated EP313, "Playing Doctor".

I narrated EP313, "Playing Doctor". http://escapepod.org/2011/10/06/ep313-playing-doctor/

And I also did a Vonnegut story for StarShipSofa: http://www.starshipsofa.com/blog/2011/10/13/starshipsofa-no-207-kurt-vonnegut/

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Reply #231 on: October 21, 2011, 03:19:43 PM
The TOC of "Fat Girl in a Strange Land" has been released, so I think it's safe to report that my first anthology sale was to it. I'm story #4, "Survivor". The anthology comes out 2/17/12.

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Reply #232 on: October 22, 2011, 11:48:00 AM
I'm curious to see what it ended up looking like.



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Reply #233 on: December 06, 2011, 09:24:36 PM
Coming soon:

2/12 -- "Survivor" (Fat Girl in a Strange Land anthology)
3/12 -- "Greener" (Asimov's)
6/12 -- "The Plumbers and the Princess" (Aoife's Kiss)
unknown -- narration of "Fortitude" by David Brin (StarShipSofa)
unknown -- narration of "The Never-Never Wizard of Apalachicola"* by Jason Sanford (StarShipSofa)
unknown, but probably around Christmastime -- a story for Journey Into whose name I don't recall

* -- I could've sworn it was "Appalachicola", but I guess I was wrong.

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Reply #234 on: January 30, 2012, 03:57:27 PM
So I can't tell you ANY details because I don't have a contract yet, but an editor sent me an e-mail last night accepting one of my novels for upcoming publication.

Okay, I can give you one detail: it's not a genre novel.

So, yeah. There's that.

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Reply #235 on: January 30, 2012, 05:03:34 PM
So I can't tell you ANY details because I don't have a contract yet, but an editor sent me an e-mail last night accepting one of my novels for upcoming publication.

Okay, I can give you one detail: it's not a genre novel.

So, yeah. There's that.

Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing details once you do have a contract :)



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Reply #236 on: February 07, 2012, 05:45:55 PM
HOLY. A novel?!!! Are we talking mass-market or what?

Congratulations!

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Reply #237 on: February 07, 2012, 06:55:04 PM
HOLY. A novel?!!! Are we talking mass-market or what?

Congratulations!

Thanks.

It's not a mass-market company, but it's a well-respected publisher who pays decently. I consulted with a couple of their writers (who are friends of mine and helped beta the book) before submitting, and they both endorsed the publisher. Just goes to show the power of networking...:)

You probably won't see the book in the big bookstores, but it'll be on the various e-formats and they will print actual books as well.

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Reply #238 on: February 08, 2012, 06:03:38 PM
Well that's good stuff, any way you slice it. Great to hear it. I hope it works out well for you.

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Reply #239 on: February 17, 2012, 02:19:53 PM
"Survivor" is now out in Fat Girl in a Strange Land, available for $5 on your favorite e-reader. (For certain values of "favorite".)

http://crossedgenres.com/titles/fat-girl-in-a-strange-land/

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Reply #240 on: March 27, 2012, 12:50:51 AM
"Greener" is now out in the April/May Asimov's.

http://www.asimovs.com/2012_04-05/tableofcontents.shtml

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Reply #241 on: March 29, 2012, 06:05:49 PM
I've been invited to appear on WREK 91.1 in Atlanta tonight (Thursday 3/29) at 7pm. Listen online: www.wrek.org/scifilab/

They keep shows archived for two weeks, so you have that long to hear me make a fool of myself.  ;D

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Reply #242 on: April 12, 2012, 11:31:47 PM
Just sold a story that was inspired by a Steve Eley intro -- it was for Pressure. Won't reveal the market until I sign the contract, but after four years of revising and re-submitting, I'm really glad I sold it. And proud. It's one of my favorites.

Of course, it's also been cut down by more than 4000 words from the original; maybe someday, when I have a short-story collection published, I'll include both the original and the published version.

As soon as I sign the contract and get the okay from the editor, I'll pass on the good news like Chris Griffin does to Mr. Herbert.

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Reply #243 on: April 18, 2012, 01:15:27 AM
Sold another one to the Dunesteef. w00t.

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Reply #244 on: June 07, 2012, 12:25:50 PM
Just signed the contract for my third qualifying professional sale, which means I'll be applying to join the SFWA as a full member pretty soon. Just waiting for the check to clear. I'm not actually sure if I should say where it's been accepted yet, but I'm pretty sure you've all heard of it.

Also, "The Plumbers and the Princess" is now in print in Aoife's Kiss #41 -- http://samsdotpublishing.com/aoife/cover.htm

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Reply #245 on: June 12, 2012, 02:11:21 PM
"Section 3A" is now available for free, for your Kindle, until 6/16. http://goo.gl/KuMXq

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Reply #246 on: June 12, 2012, 03:01:31 PM
Can't get better than free...



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Reply #247 on: June 28, 2012, 11:49:45 PM
The story that made me an active member of the SFWA, "113 Feet", has been published by this podcast you may have heard of once or twice...

http://escapepod.org/2012/06/28/ep351-113-feet/

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Reply #248 on: July 31, 2012, 03:27:10 PM
I just hit 60,000 words on my fantasy novel, and we haven't even SEEN the Big Bad yet. I don't want this to be an epic, but I fear that it's turning into one.

17 chapters down, about 14-15 to go.

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Reply #249 on: August 09, 2012, 10:32:44 AM
"Belief" has been reprinted in the Dunesteef.

http://dunesteef.com/2012/08/08/episode-132-belief-by-josh-roseman/

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