I’m Published

bridge, me only, AWI’m sitting here trying to sort out the complex mix of elation/fear/relief/anxiety. The surge of it is quite a potent thing, and it completely overwhelmed me. I managed to go see Mockingjay tonight, and that’s about it.

I have an actual book for actual sale. Okay, I’m in two others, but I’m just a small part of those. This book I wrote and published by myself. Wow.

I did it. No matter how well or poorly my book does, at least I had the guts to publish it. It’s nice to know that fear can’t make me back away from one of my dearest desires.

At least not today. Today, I’m published.

If you’re interested in the result, Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie is free at Smashwords and Amazon. I like it, but then, I would. 🙂



Avid writer and reader of Faerie tales and noblebright fantasy.

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25 comments on “I’m Published
  1. Simon says:

    Ill have to have a look ☺

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  2. cwlow87 says:


    Were you able to watch the movie at all or did you just sit there in the theater thinking about your book?

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  3. Jill Hand says:

    Congratulations! Publishing a book s a big deal. I look forward to reading Dragon Hoard.

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  4. Thanks so much, everyone. And watching a movie was all I was capable of. I’d been up and down the emotional rollercoaster so much that just sitting there and thinking about something else was about all I could do.


  5. colleen says:

    Congratulations, Cathleen!!! Way to go. Hope you get a chance to celebrate! :O)

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  6. Congrats! 🎉 That’s exciting! I’m off to check it out. 😀

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  7. Congratulations & Best Wishes! 🙂

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  8. Could you put the Amazon link up, too?

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  9. afhumphrey says:

    Wooooooooo! Congratulations, Cathleen!! 🙂

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  10. Thanks so much, everybody. You know, it really means a lot to share this with people who know how big a step this is. I treasure every comment. 🙂


  11. Arcaya says:

    I’m looking forward to reading this over Christmas, just bought the Kindle Cloud version from Amazon. Well done:)

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  12. blondeusk says:

    Doing a dance for you 🙂 well done

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  13. Mary Rowen says:

    Congratulations, Cathleen! That is awesome!

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  14. pursuitofanewadventure says:

    Belated Congrats Cathleen!

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  15. russtowne says:

    “…at least I had the guts to publish it. It’s nice to know that fear can’t make me back away from one of my dearest desires.” Way to go! You’re on your way. May you experience much success–however YOU choose to define it on–your great writing and publishing adventure!

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  16. Alfonzowords says:

    Saludos y felicitaciones! Mad respect to you. Downloaded & will be read.

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  17. Thanks so much, everyone. It is incredibly cheering to be cheered. 🙂


  18. stuckinscared says:

    I can almost feel your buzz reading this. Virtual clapping going on here 🙂 Congratulations!

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  19. Thanks, stuckinscared. I should really reread this page whenever I feel lonely or sad. This is awesome.

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  20. Thanks so much, Daisy. I’m sorry for the delayed response–I’m afraid you got caught in the spam filter. Whoops!


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