AngiePen (angiepen) wrote,
AngiePen
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Published!

Well, I will be. :D I submitted one of my stories ("Learning to Love Yourself" with the serial numbers suitably filed off) to Torquere Press and they said they wanted it. I've been boinging semi-quietly about this since then, but today I got the contract and now I feel like I can boing in public, LOL! This is so incredibly cool -- I've wanted to be a published writer since I was a teenager. It's taken a lot longer than I thought it would, but that's OK; I'm a much better writer now than I was then so it works out nicely. :)

I'm going to be taking the Viggo/Sean version down in a couple of days -- I'm thinking of midnight Thursday (late night Wednesday) so that by the time the contract gets back to Torquere, the story will be down and they'll have sole distribution of it. If anyone wants a fanfic-version copy of it, grab now. I'll post a note here when it goes up on Torquere's site.

Pen names -- yes, I'm using one, to protect my husband. He has a government job and when we discussed this he acknowledged that there's a slight possibility that if anyone in his area found out his wife writes and sells smutty books, he could have a harder time getting his next raise or promotion. Fanfic is one thing but the whole point of publishing is to try to attract attention and that's something else. It's not much of a chance, but it's there and there's no reason to roll those dice when I can just use a pseudonym. So I'll be publishing my smut [cough] as Angela Benedetti, the last name being my mom's maiden name. (Besides, Italian names sound sexy, right...? ;) )

Oh, and a funny -- I get a free contributor's copy of the story. [giggle] Gotta love electronic publishing. :D

Angie, still boinging
Tags: cool stuff, personal, writing
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