So, last year for NaNoWriMo I had the great privilege to be included in the storybundle.com Nano Writing bundle. (This, if you missed it, was a collection of books on writing and selling your books – basically a fantastic collection if you have any desire to be an author.) There were some great authors in that bundle including Kevin J. Anderson, Dave Farland, Brandon Sanderson, Steven L. Sears, etc. You get the idea, basically people that seriously make a living writing and working in creative fields, writing about how to do what they do. They’re all pretty cool people.
This year Story Bundle is doing another writing bundle. For those of you that have never heard of Story Bundle, it’s basically a pay what you feel the items are worth site for bundles of ebooks (there is a minimum of something like $3) The writing bundle this year is full of great authors again, and if you missed the 2014 bundle, you can pay a bit more ($25 minimum I think) and get the full 25 books. So my book will be included as part of the 2014 bonus books.
As cool as this all is, (and it’s really pretty cool!) my moment of fangirl came when, in discussing things with all of the other authors included, I realized that my inbox contained an email from Judith Tarr. I’ve never met Ms. Tarr in person, but there were a few of her books that I read growing up that I literally read until they fell apart. Like… the covers are taped on… with multiple layers of tape from where I had to tape them up a second time and maybe a third because I re-read them so often. One of them is held together with a rubber band to keep all the pages together. And I’m in an email thread with her discussing book marketing… because our books are in the same bundle together. *squeeeee!!* I did not, I promise you, dance around in my living room like a madwoman. But I did think about it.
Ok. I’ll take a few deep breaths and calm down now… maybe. (And maybe hope she doesn’t read this) But I know which of the bundle books I’ll be reading first!
If you’re curious about the bundle itself, you can find it at http://storybundle.com/nano
Ahem. So yeah. Apparently I can fangirl, it just doesn’t happen very often.