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Offline CameronJohnston

Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #240 on: December 11, 2017, 10:41:10 AM »
Thanks, all! Just seen some initial sketches of the eventual cover art and I'm awestruck. That's my book. With a cover. That will be in book shops...

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #241 on: December 11, 2017, 11:57:41 AM »
A very belated congratulations  8)
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #242 on: December 11, 2017, 12:17:42 PM »
(ignore, I just said something silly)
« Last Edit: December 11, 2017, 12:47:01 PM by ScarletBea »
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #243 on: January 07, 2018, 11:45:52 AM »
Aw boo, I had a reprint with Far Fetched Fables who were going to do an audio podcast of one of my stories, but now it looks like they are shutting down. Gutted! I have another story with another podcast that's just gotten through to the 2nd round of consideration, so there is that I guess.

Novel-wise I've returned my edits and seen final cover art. Now I am just waiting on copy edits coming back and looking forward to seeing the cover art with all the text added to it.


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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #244 on: January 07, 2018, 09:23:45 PM »
Aw boo, I had a reprint with Far Fetched Fables who were going to do an audio podcast of one of my stories, but now it looks like they are shutting down. Gutted! I have another story with another podcast that's just gotten through to the 2nd round of consideration, so there is that I guess.

Novel-wise I've returned my edits and seen final cover art. Now I am just waiting on copy edits coming back and looking forward to seeing the cover art with all the text added to it.
So like 5 steps forward, half-a-shuffle back. By my math, you're due for another leap forward :)
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #245 on: January 08, 2018, 12:25:18 PM »
So the publication that ran the competition I placed third in seems to have gone dark (no replies on e-mail and no updates on their site since the announcement, and they should be announcing shortlists for the 2017 competition). They've been around for a long time so I don't think it's anything scammy, rather I'm worried something has happened. Either way, I have no idea what's going to happen, and the best short story I've written so far is stuck in limbo. Pretty annoying. Not much to do except truck on and write more, but it's damn annoying that what's meant to be my first big step into the writing world just keep stalling.

Just needed to vent, I doubt there's much of a solution to this except wait and hope.
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #246 on: January 08, 2018, 04:06:57 PM »
If this was a novel we could assemble an expedition to investigate and possibly rescue them from the black holes they've fallen into

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #247 on: January 13, 2018, 05:18:14 PM »
Aw boo, I had a reprint with Far Fetched Fables who were going to do an audio podcast of one of my stories, but now it looks like they are shutting down. Gutted!
That happened to me with Fantasy Scroll Magazine. Very disappointing at the time!

Haven't really been writing or submitting much at all over the last 18 months, to my shame.

Offline CameronJohnston

Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #248 on: January 15, 2018, 01:27:18 PM »
So the publication that ran the competition I placed third in seems to have gone dark (no replies on e-mail and no updates on their site since the announcement, and they should be announcing shortlists for the 2017 competition). They've been around for a long time so I don't think it's anything scammy, rather I'm worried something has happened. Either way, I have no idea what's going to happen, and the best short story I've written so far is stuck in limbo. Pretty annoying. Not much to do except truck on and write more, but it's damn annoying that what's meant to be my first big step into the writing world just keep stalling.

Just needed to vent, I doubt there's much of a solution to this except wait and hope.

I hope that now the festive season is over they will get back up and running soon!

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #249 on: January 23, 2018, 12:10:30 PM »
So, things have been happening!

First up, The Traitor God has been listed on no less than 3 'most anticipated books of 2018' lists, including one by the New York Public Library!!!

https://www.nypl.org/blog/2018/01/22/most-anticipated-books-2018

https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/2018/01/most-anticipated-fantasy-books-of-2018/

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/95-books-sci-fi-fantasy-editors-cant-wait-read-2018/


And next up *drum roll* the cover reveal has been posted on Fantasy Hive! (feel free to share)

https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/2018/01/the-traitor-god-by-cameron-johnston-cover-reveal/

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #250 on: January 23, 2018, 12:22:35 PM »
"Packed with action and laced with black humor" sounds like my kinda book!

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #251 on: January 23, 2018, 05:50:27 PM »
I really like the cover :D
(work didn't let me open fantasy hive...)
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #252 on: January 23, 2018, 06:03:38 PM »
I love the cover as well. Very excited to see another F-F author emerge onto the scene. Go go go!
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #253 on: January 23, 2018, 06:28:39 PM »
And next up *drum roll* the cover reveal has been posted on Fantasy Hive! (feel free to share)

https://fantasy-hive.co.uk/2018/01/the-traitor-god-by-cameron-johnston-cover-reveal/

GODDAMN that is an awesome cover. Love it!

Really looking forward to reading this.

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #254 on: January 23, 2018, 09:02:08 PM »
That is a damn fine cover!