Number Seventeen

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Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:53 pm Post

Well, my seventeenth novel was published today and my publishers have sent me a very nice bottle of wine engraved with the book's title and a congratulatory message. How do they do that!

Sorry you're not here to join me, but I think I'll pour myself a small glass of something before retiring for the night. Tomorrow I face a roomful of strangers for the third time this week, putting a big smile on my face, talking for forty minutes and convincing them to buy the book.

I have to admit I find this the most difficult part of being a writer. I much prefer to sit down and invent a new world and a new story.

But hey! I'm published!
:lol: :lol: :roll:
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Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:00 pm Post

Hearty congratulations cr :D
crimewriter wrote:engraved with the book's title and a congratulatory message. How do they do that!

Just make sure they`re sending you a cheque as well :shock:
Take care :wink:
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Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:18 pm Post

[/quote]
Just make sure they`re sending you a cheque as well :shock:
Take care :wink:
vic[/quote]

That's what I employ a two-legged Rottweiler for, Vic: cheque-collection.
cw
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Fri Sep 05, 2008 3:05 am Post

Way to go, crimewriter!

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Fri Sep 05, 2008 8:52 am Post

Brill, just brill cw!
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'Listen, some quiet night, when you've shirked your work that day. Do you hear
that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
competitors, working away in the night in
Paris or London or Erie, PA.'

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Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:26 pm Post

crimewriter wrote:How do they do that!


Laser Engraving. It is rather fascinating.
Example: http://www.laserxpressions.com/


Congratulations on the 17th being published!

Now write a short story where a crime happens. The crime is where a pigeon attacks a pirate dog with wooden leg and beats him with it trying to get information on the location of the specially brewed absinthe. They are discovered by a head lesss computer geek who is stumped with the mystery of the spectacle that has unfolded before him. :-)

te hee

Serious. Congrats! btw What is the Title?
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