karaokegal (karaokegal) wrote,
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I SOLD SMUT!!!

Not very good in my opinion, or terribly lucrative (15 pounds before tax, if I ever get it) but damnit, I did it. Basically I used a chapter from my unsold (unlamented) West Hollywood book and restructured it to meet the submission guidelines. beta_goddess helped me hammer into shape and I still thought in a million years they'd never take it, most because it was a little "karaokegal-esque" in terms of combining humor with porn, which isn't what most people want.

Special thanks to those of you who looked the story over to see if it wasn't too ludicrous for me to even bother with. You guys all rock.

Considering the week I'm having and the mood I'm in, this is just a great boost.

Hubby and I are going out for celabratory oysters, although he's such a sweetie that he called and told me we were going out for oysters before I knew I had anything to celebrate.

Here's the email I got: (If I were beta-ing her email I'd have a few thing to say...she actually gets the title of the story wrong and I only submitted one. Oh well. )

*****
Hi XXXXXX

I have used both your story Getting the Job Done for The Mammoth Book of
Erotic Confessions. It will be with the publisher Monday next. Many thanks
for your contribution - the readers will love it!

Best wishes,

Barbara

P.S. The book won't be out until May 2009!!!, but as soon as it is and the
publisher sends me the money allocated to the writers I will forward the
dues. A frustrating wait I know!

*****

I hope everyone will have a virtual drink or perform some festive activity for me. (Spies feel free to spread the news.)
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