2.06.2014

BIG NEWS

Hello, all!

How’s it going? February treating everybody well? So far in St. Louis, we’ve been snowed in so many times this year that I’m side-eyeing 2014 pretty hard. Other people have it worse, of course, so I can’t complain too much.

Just wanted to update you on a few things. If you only check this blog and don’t follow me on Tumblr or Twitter, you may have missed this, but…I’m going to be published. A [MUMBLE MUMBLE] publishing agency has offered me a two-book deal based on a manuscript I submitted 15 months ago.

Here’s what I can tell you:
  • I kind of have an agent. She seems awesome, despite my doing everything I possibly can to scare her away.
  • Agent and Editor have the same first name, which is hilarious to me.
  • I am freaking out on so many levels. There were actual tears. There is always the constant threat of tears. I have been dreaming of this since 1996. I feel like I am allowed to break down in disbelieving tears every ten minutes, okay?
Here’s what I can’t tell you:
  • Who’s publishing the book.
  • What the book’s about.
  • When the book is coming out.
  • My official author name, though I totally will. Even if it’s just me going, ‘HEY SO AND SO SEEMS PRETTY COOL AND WRITES A LOT LIKE ME NUDGE NUDGE NUDGE.’
  • The book’s title.
Yeah, I’m not going to write as Frea O’Scanlin. Frea’s open-source. She’s fanfic and silliness and goofing around on Tumblr. My other identity will have to be somewhat-socially acceptable, so I’ll probably talk about my dogs or something a lot. Or official authorly things. Things official, published authors talk about, like literature and all of that stuff.

Let’s be real: it’s going to break down into two hundred pictures of my dog sneering at the snow. And otters and wombats.

In other news, I’m working on completing the Greater universe. We’re four chapters into That Which is Greater: Winter Break. Some of you will recognize the latest chapter, as it’s the giant snowball fight I posted a couple of years back, edited for clarity. When that story’s done, I’ll release the ebook, happily.

What’s new with everybody else?

Stay sexy!
Frea

15 comments:

  1. You just gave so many details on the book itself, I think I'll need time to process it all.

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    1. I know, it's going to be difficult. I hope somebody is there to comfort you during this trying time.

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  2. Anonymous6.2.14

    Congratulations!!!!! I want to wish the best of luck with your published book. I enjoy reading your fan Fiction and I'm looking forward to read your published book.

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    1. Thank you!!! I'm going to need the best of luck!! So pumped, and I'm glad you like the fanfic! The book predates all of that, so hopefully everybody will still be on board!

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  3. Michael K6.2.14

    Two books?! That's doubly awesome!! Congratulations again! I have my monies already set aside. Best of luck.

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    1. Yup, book one and book two. Intensely scary, right?? Thank you, thank you. I look forward to taking your monies!

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  4. Anonymous7.2.14

    WOW! Congratulations! That's well deserved and I hope the day comes soon where you can tell us the book's title, your official author name and everything else so that I can purchase copies. Way to go!

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    1. Thank you!! Someday that day will be here. I have no idea if it's even near, though. Really, I should be writing feverishly to get rid of my fanfic in the meantime, but for some reason, I am not. :)

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  5. John7.2.14

    I'ma buy a dozen copies, and maybe that'll take a little off the mountain of monies I owe to you for all the glorious free works you've given us.

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    1. *props hands on chin* Mountain of monies? I am down with this! Thank you!! It looks like it'll just be an ebook unless it does really well, so hey, if you can figure out how to buy a couple dozen copies, I will bow to your ingenuity.

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  6. Wow first of all congratulations, you totally deserve it. second of all I am a huge fan of your work!!! I first started reading your stories on fanfic.net(and i just couldn't stop).I totally loved the fateverse (especially 'what fate imposes'), it's even better than the chuck tv episodes(i am not kidding!!!).
    All the best!! and don't ever stop writing..ever!! :) especially chuck fanfics.

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  7. P.S. I was recently reading this story on fanfic.net 'curtain call',you may not remember about it, you never updated it after oct 2011 and left it at quite a cliffhanger, It has such an awesome plot. So not to sound demanding or anything but could you please update it or maybe give it a quick ending or something, you know we fans need some closure. So if you could spare a little time that'd be cool.
    once again congrats on the book!! :)

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    1. Hey, vansh, thanks for the comments (I'll reply to the other one in a minute).

      I cover this one in FAQ. I don't forget about my own stories, either. Thanks.

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    2. Your welcome :)
      Waiting for another chuck story!

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    3. Um. Don't hold your breath because it could be a long time?

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