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    I did it! I'm getting a manuscript PUBLISHED!

    I'm so over the moon right now due to the email I just got back from a publisher!!! An online/print magazine called 'Montreal Writes' up her in Canada has agreed to publish one of my short stories, entitled 'Obsession'.

    It's a modern day take on the classic Moby Dick tale. A navy Captain loses his son to a pirate attack, and goes all-out to avenge his son's death, with his revenge consuming with from within as time passes.

    I can't wait to see it up there on the MW website!!!

    As awesome as this is, I cannot become complacent. I must continue to improve my writing, and keep shopping manuscripts around to more publishers. This is a very big step in my career as a writer, and I can't wait to take it further!!!

    I also thank everyone here for their input in the time I've been a member, and thank you all for your support!

    -JJB
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    Awesome! Congratulations!
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    To compare with pure imagination.
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    That's amazing, JJ. congratulations!
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    Daaaammn. Congrats.

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    Very cool J, congratulations.

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    Hey JJ -- one Canuck to another: congratulations, M'Man! I remember vividly my first acceptance of a poem. . . .it's like yer whole fuckin' LIFE has been validated. Then I felt humble for getting such an ego-rush. Lots of warring emotions. Anyhoo, as our friends in Oz are wont to say. . .good on ya, Mite! May you enjoy many more such moments.

    PS Your Moby Dick analogy immediately flashed me to the Charles Bronson Death Wish movies (4 of them, I think?), and his obsessive street war with the punk-gangs that killed his wife and daughter. It's a theme that grabs every father, I would think. And there's a certain romantic derring-do about clashes with modern pirates on the high seas--do I get a sniff of a screen play down the road???

    PPS I did some of my RCAF basic training at Barrie, must be 200 years ago, or so it seems. Memories . . . . . ..



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    Congratulations!

    Really pleased for you. Thanks for posting, it's great inspiration.

    Arachne

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    Nicely done, JJ.
    I hope this will be followed by many more.


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    Congrats, this gives me a new impulse to send in my own work

    If you give me the exact name of the Magazine, and the date of publishing, I'll issue you a new shiny award!
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    Fantastic news and congratulations on the achievement!
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