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Angel

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From: The Blissful State Of Me?
Registered: 05-21-2001
Heh Heh I just talked to Mack.

I asked: Hay I just got my book aproved by ABP. Should I tell CCN... I mean they just had the Wall Street thing and all.

He answerd: Go for it.

Well guys/girls I just got the letter tonight. They picked my book out of many others and sent me a large contract. So the old comment about no JRR Tolken type person being around here could be changed.

Anyways I need to edit some last things talk with the publishers about cash and other things.

~Angel~

PS I prayed that God would eather make my dissability thing work or my book. I was realy hopeing He would do the dissability thing. Hidding away in my own little corner sounded easyer. I guess its time to stand out in the light and say "Here I am... now what do I do"?

Imsold4christ

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Posts: 305
From: Gresham, OR, US
Registered: 01-20-2001
Heh, that's pretty cool.

ÜCalebÜ

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CobraA1

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From: MN
Registered: 02-19-2001
Cool!
Mack

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I'm looking forward to checking out your book Angel! Let me know what it is and I'll either look for it, or I'll send you a money order.

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Angel

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From: The Blissful State Of Me?
Registered: 05-21-2001
Will do Mack. The book may not be out for 8 months. A small something is in my way. They need $780 from me. I will get it back after the first quorter of sales... but getting that may take 2 months. Still its wanderful for a 22 year old, 8th gread drop out to get such an opertunity. My wife will get her tax return soon and we are planing on useing that. Slow but stedy ^_^

I need to resume work on my next book in the mean time. Its the continuwation. You peeps will be blessed that im married. My wife is so great at spell checking :P

Oh and thanks for the kind words.
~Angel~

graceworks
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Posts: 455
From: Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Registered: 03-03-2001
Angel!

We all know that you need the spell checking!!! :-)

I'm so excited for you! Congratulations!

I'll drop you a PM, be sure to look for that.

-Tim

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D-SIPL

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From: Maesteg, Wales
Registered: 07-21-2001
Well done mate, nice going!!

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Angel

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Posts: 699
From: The Blissful State Of Me?
Registered: 05-21-2001
The only thing im a little alian to is the contract. Its large and filled with alot of mumbo jumbo. I will have to find a loyer to talk to about it.

~Angel~

Curry
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Posts: 134
From: USA
Registered: 11-21-2002
Congratulations! When can we know the topic?

Curry

Believer

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From: British Columbia, Canada
Registered: 01-30-2001
quote:
Originally posted by Angel:
The only thing im a little alian to is the contract. Its large and filled with alot of mumbo jumbo. I will have to find a loyer to talk to about it.

~Angel~


You might want to consider finding an agent instead. A good agent will not only know exactly what should/shouldn't be in a publishing contract, but he'll be able to negotiate on your behalf for a better deal. Just a thought.

Angel

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From: The Blissful State Of Me?
Registered: 05-21-2001
Unfortunitly getting an agent is an even bigger head ake. Then they also want cash from you and then that dosnt mean that they will do anything. Ive looked for an agent before and that task was hell and exspencive. Nice idea though.

As for the topic...
I have been asked this question many times now but itís a heard one to answer. I guess the best way to do so would be to make a list.

Setting: Another world entirely that is devoid of humans, dragons, dwarves, elves, goblins, and so on. Races such as nentiko, amia, dreth, emem and others populate the world. This world has repeated its own history over and over. It is well on its way to do so again but this time the calamity could put it into permanent affliction. The race of nentiko opened a realm gate allowing a fiend to come to Vailion the nentikoís home realm and world. This fiend, thought to have been destroyed over 20,000 years ago but he was not. He is alive and others from other realms seek to help him in his thirst for suffering. Nentiko wielding the power of natsa (not-sa) are also willing to help. Natsa is not magic or anything silly like that but a concept that the 90% of our minds can be used to make energy. This energy that everyone has in their brains can be used to make things happen. This is a very brief covering of the world of Vailion. To understand fully reading the book and the books to follow is required.

Main Characters: I will go through these in the order that they appear in the book. Angel would be the first main character to appear. He is a nentiko with a deep hate for himself. It has consumed him for over 24,000 years. He upholds morals and standards but is blunt and often taken as rude. Because of his age he has become a very powerful nentiko manipulator. Manipulators use natsa. Angel needs nothing other then love which he lacks. This is where the second main character comes into play. Briana is the character and she is an amia-nentiko of royal houses. She befriends Angel who at the time has no name to give. Briana gives him the name Angel as a joke. He takes to it and is from then on known by that name. She has no idea who he is but has a quest she needs to complete. Angel offers to be her guardian and so their journey begins.

After making a stop at Brianaís five hundred year old friend Marry who owns an inn, another main character is introduced. This character is named Ellomar and he is very young, in fact only ten/nine. I canít remember his exact age at the moment. Anyways he is well on his way to becoming filled with self-hate like Angel. Marry sends her grandson Ellomar with Angel. Some consider Angel a hero while others view him as the spawn of destruction. Ellomar learns a lot from Briana and Angel and much of his anger is replaced with understanding.

Many other characters come into play with their own problems. Some of them grow quickly and others do not. I wont cover them all because this letter will get really lengthy then.

War: There is a war going on between many kingdoms all over. The wars are driven by a darkness that is unmentioned to common people. The characters are trying to end the bloodshed but this proves to be difficult. They are betrayed by those that they trust the most. The characters soon find out that Angel and his brother are apart of an ancient rage. They were alive during the Fiend War and in fact in some views created for war. Angelís brother Jinnai is anti-social and likes the way he lives. Angel on the other had as you know is filled with self-hate. Jinnai and Angel are close brothers considering but someone wants them both dead.

Like I said it is heard to cover everything in the book simply. There are gluttons who need help but donít want it. They make a mess of everything they come across or too. Also there is a snobby bird that loves to mock Angel. Briana and Angel fall in love in an odd way. Angel lacks the feeling of love in his opinion but Briana loves him anyways. This brings up itís own problems and then there are many other things going on.

That was the list I sent to the publishers when they asked me what the book was about. I hope that answers the qustion.

silicon_chippy

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Posts: 208
From: Scotland
Registered: 10-26-2002
Hi Angel,

The plot sounds very exciting. Congratulations on getting a publishing deal.

[They need $780 from me. I will get it back after the first quorter of sales... but getting that may take 2 months.]Is it standard practice for publishers to charge a fee?


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Angel

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From: The Blissful State Of Me?
Registered: 05-21-2001
If you look at most all publishers is a standerd practice to not even talk to a person like me.
Infact over 90% of the books that are sold today are owned by just a hand full of authors. The place that I am working with is looking for new authors at the momment. Infact their rate just went up. It was 700 but now they are getting a bigger reputation for quality. They even say soon they wont take any unsulicited books because they will be too busy. So its a once in a life time chance.

All that being said im not going to sign the contract yet. Im lirry of them so I am going to get me a good loyor and have a look over it.

I just woke up, have to get dressed, and go buy food.
ttfn
~Angel~

Angel

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Posts: 699
From: The Blissful State Of Me?
Registered: 05-21-2001
Oy I was so half wit sleepy when I wrote that I forgot to say thank you for the complement! Its just scratching the serface of the book but well my book is much bigger.

Well this time for real I need to go.
God Bless
~Angel~

graceworks
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From: Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Registered: 03-03-2001
Angel

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Merry Christmas to all!
Tim

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