Monday, 16 January 2012

How Lady Gaga helped my story submission success!

Bloggie friends!

One of my flash fiction stories has been accepted for publication! Hoorah!

This wonderful opportunity came via gorgeous Debbie over at Bookworm Bites Back.

She blogged about how Caroline Smailes (author of In Search of Adam) was putting together an anthology of flash fiction stories inspired by songs shown in YouTube.

All proceeds of the anthology will be given to One in Four a registered charity which provides support and resources to people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence.

This is probably going to be my first and last story publication success this year so forgive me if I enjoy it a little.

And it’s also for a great cause. More details of Caroline’s anthology project and One in Four may be found in her blog.

The anthology will only be available as an e-book, I think!
:-)

Charlie says: I glide further up the carpet with just one of my toys!



p.s. Huge congrats to all whose stories were chosen especially those of my bloggie friends: Theresa Milstein, Simon Kewin, DJ Kirby...!

p.s. The song that inspired me? Lady Gaga's Bad Romance! Oh yes!

Keep warm!

112 comments:

Julia Hones said...

Congratulations! I'd like to read the anthology! This is great news. Thanks for sharing.

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations! That's wonderful news. And you may gloat all you want. You deserve it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Kitty!!! Go ahead and celebrate. And I doubt that will be your last success this year - it just started.

Justine Dell said...

CONGRATS! That's wonderful news!

~JD

Amber DaWeenie said...

Congratulations...very good news!

klahanie said...

Yay, congrats, but I shudder to think what 'flash' fiction means :)
Seriously, all in the name of a good cause and thus, well done you!
Now then, did you realise that Lady Gaga has a sister named 'Radio'?
And Charlie, what a talented cat! :)
See ya later eh,
xx

mshatch said...

congratulations! I think you should celebrate, with a toast of some sort and maybe a little catnip for Charlie, since I'm sure you couldn't have done it without him :)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

congratulations and for a good cause. I bet it's not you only success this year.

The Chair Speaks said...

Charlie, love the way you welcome the new year by forming a giant 'J' with your fabulous body! :)

Lynda R Young said...

How super brilliant! Congrats!!

Tucker The Crestie said...

Wow, congratulations!

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

Congratulations! What great news! Love to read your story when it comes out! :) Now Lady Gaga can add "Muse" to her many accomplishments!

Maybe Charlie was doing a Lady Gaga dance move in celebration!

SHANNON O'DONNELL said...

LOL. Yay!!! HUGE congrats, Kitty!! :-)

Romance Reader said...

Congratulations! Woo Hoo!

And, ya! for Lady Gaga!

scarlett clay said...

Congratulations, what great news for the New Year! Just stopping by..saw you on Hilary's.

~Scarlett

Dawn Simon said...

Yaaaay! Congratulations! That is huge news, and I'm so happy for you! I hope you're doing something special to celebrate!

And the proceeds go to a great cause! Excellent!

Congrats again! Hugs to you and Charlie! :)

Brigid said...

Good for you, Old Kitty:)
Lady Gaga would be v proud of that anthology too.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - that's great news .. well done and with a worthy cause in mind. I can imagine Lady Gaga would raise some words from the hidden depths of one's repertoire!

Glad to see Charlie's still enamoured with his toy/s ...

Cheers and have a great week .. Hilary

Medeia Sharif said...

I love Bad Romance.

Congratulations, Old Kitty. That's fantastic news.

Have a great week.

Ellen Brickley said...

That's wonderful, Kitty, many congratulations!

Gail Crane said...

Well done, Kitty.
How do you know it's going to be your only success this year? You've got eleven more months to go - so get writing and subbing! :0)
Good luck!!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Jennifer, this is fantastic news, congratulations! We're thrilled for you--definitely revel in your success!

And here's to many more of your stories being published this year. So there! :-)

Mark said...

I'm glad that you were chosen, enjoy your success as much as you want :)

Simon Kewin said...

Fantastic! And great choice of track, too. I'm fascinated to see where it led you ...

Hannah and Lucy said...

Concatulations Jenn and Charlie who we are sure gave you the
idea for the story with his singing!
Have a great week.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Tracy said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! that is phenomenal and you should be proud!
Charlier really doesn't care, does he? ...but we do!

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Huge congrats indeed. I am intrigued by the prompt: flash fiction stories inspired by songs shown on YouTube.

Charlie slides well. He's a natural!

KarenMcG said...

"Old Kitty", congratulations on your submission success. Great cause, too.

And, Charlie, you look like you're having fun.

Talli Roland said...

YAY! Go Old Kitty GO! Now you'll have to get an ereader, ha! :)

Massive congrats!

Clarissa Draper said...

That's really cool! I'm going to check out the link.

Tracy Jo said...

Congratulations!!!!! That is awesome and so wonderful that it goes to a great cause. You so should enjoy! Soak up every little moment. Yay! Great song too. :-) Hugs!

Brian said...

Hooray, hooray, congrats, we're happy and we're cats!!! We are proud of you!!!

LTM said...

WHOOT! How awesome! And yes, you and me could write a bad romance is a great launching point for a story! :D That is so cool! And what? "first and only"??? Why, 2012 has only just begun. Here's to many more writing and publishing success stories~ <3

Lydia Kang said...

I love that song! Congrats, congrats, and a million congrats!

Stephen Tremp said...

Looks like Charlie will flatten out and slip under the door. Or maybe there's a wormhole there he's using.

Jamie Burch said...

Congratulations!!! I enjoy your stories, poetry, and flash fiction. Thanks for sharing! Hugs to Charlie...:)

Hope you have a fabulous week!

Katnip Lounge said...

ooooh!!!!! And we knew you when!

Congratulations!

Debbie said...

Well done you.

Cathy from My New Notebook also had success. Alas, I did not, but it was fun trying.

I look forward to reading it on my Kindle. :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations for this well deserved honor, Jenn! I'm sure your story was captivating.

Thank you so much for your kind notes of condolence to me. They were very comforting and greatly appreciated. {{hugs}} It has been a rough ten days and I know there will be more to come but I've had some beautiful signs lately that I'd like to think were form my Mom telling us all she was OK and at peace.

Pasha said...

Ooh, that's exciting congrats!! We like hearing exciting news :)

Al said...

Congratulations!
It'll be a case of keep cool down here. Warm today.

RaShelle Workman said...

A HUGE congrats!!! That's awesome. And what a great cause, indeed. =D

susanjanejones said...

Congratulations Old Kitty, may you have many more. xx

Helena said...

How exciting! Congratulations! Being in an anthology really is an accomplishment. And maybe if Lady Gaga hears about how she was your inspiration, she'll give you a literary shout-out.

Angie Paxton said...

That's so great! Congrats! Wallow in your sucess as much as you like. You earned it. Make Charlie take you out for dinner and drinks.

cleemckenzie said...

Congratulations to you and to all those with you in the anthology. That's wonderful.

Jay Paoloni said...

Congratulations!
I'm happy for you!
Say hi to Charlie!

Theresa Milstein said...

Bad Romance? I love that song! Can't wait to read your entry in the anthology. I'm sure it's brilliant.

My song was inspired by Violet Hill by Coldplay. A different type of song indeed!

Thanks again for letting me know about the anthology.

ABBY said...

That is fabulous!! Congratulations!!
I think YOU should celebrate.
This is great news.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Congrats, Kitty! :D

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations! And I'll bet it won't be your last publication of the year. :)

Au and Target said...

Concats! And thanks for the super link. I'm passing it around and crediting you with sending it to me.

Jemi Fraser said...

Woohoo! Congrats! I've never tried writing shorts, but I'd like to one of these days :)

Claudia Del Balso said...

Hooray 4 U!!! Congratulations, Jennifer! This is a great start of the year, and I bet you'll get more stories published. I'm curious now about this story inspired by Lady Gaga ;) I love this song. Keep on writing!

m.q said...

wohooooo...concatulationsss!!!!
Charlie...are you sure you're not the one that inspired Jenn???

purssss...

BoBo Salem
Meow Meow Family

the writing pad said...

Only just seen this. Massive congrats Old Kitty :-) Can't wait to read your story!
All best
Karla

JDC said...

Congratulations and well done!

Susan Fields said...

Hooray - congratulations! And congrats to your bloggie friends, too - how wonderful to be able to share your successes in the same publication!

Life 101 said...

Wow! Thanks great news, I'm so happy for you! Getting published and helping a good cause.
Excellent!

JJ said...

Old Kitty: I found your blog on Lynn Kelley's site. I am your newest follower.

Jackee said...

Huge congrats! And congrats to Theresa, Simon, and DJ too. :o) What a great cause. Who knew Lady Gaga could do so much good? LOL!

xo

Margo Berendsen said...

Great news! I will have to listen to that song now just to see what it's all about.

Words A Day said...

thats brilliant, congratulations!
Way to go:)

And that a wonderful cause and a great idea to...send it on to the Lady herself - go on!:)

Nicki Elson said...

Congratulations!!! What a cool project all around. Congrats to Theresa, Simon & DJ too.

You're making me smile w/ every comment about my eyes, hehe. Regarding your question at my place about using them in a story - if they can inspire you the way Lady Gaga has, have at them! ;)

LynNerdKelley said...

Woo hoo! Huge congrats to you. I'm so very happy for you. Cheers to you!

Janet Johnson said...

Congratulations! I say celebrate for sure! And that song does get me moving. :)

Ann said...

Congratulations Kitty. That is wonderful news and I am jumping up and down in delight and excitment for you. Enjoy it for as long as you like! And silly Kitty of course there are many more publications in your future!!! Silly Kitty!!!

Patsy said...

Congratulations, Kitty!

You're quite right to enjoy this success, but I don't think you're right to expect it to be your only one this year - get more stuff sent out, girl!

Ann Best said...

Jen and I send our warmest congratulations! Came over to see what you're doing, and what a lovely surprise. I'll bookmark this post to follow the link to Caroline's blog. Hooray, again, for you, lovely friend!!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Celebrate and enjoy! You deserve it! Cheers!

Jilda said...

Congratulations, and yes by all means gloat!
Great way to start a new year.

Linda Gruchy said...

Hurrah, well done.

DWei said...

Oh wow that's really impressive, congrats! :D

Marg said...

Wow a big congrats to you. Well done. We knew you could do it. And it will not be your last success, that is for sure. Good job. Now write another one. Take care. Have a great Wednesday.

Pk Hrezo said...

Awesome, Jennifer! Congrats!! This is such great news... you really should be celebrating! ANd for such a great cause too. You are off to a wonderful start for 2012!

Deborah said...

Congratulations! That is great news.
xxoo
Deborah

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Congratulations! What an honor! I can't wait to read it when it gets released as an e-book... keep us updated on that release! Thanks!

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Felted House said...

Well done! And here's to MORE successes this year and this not being the only one!
I do so wish Leo would glide across the carpet, he pulls himself along by his front claws and pulls up all the loops in the pile, until we've saved up for laminate floor I've taken to trimming the carpet weekly with nail scissors, a bit like mowing the lawn! xx

meowmeowmans said...

Well done! What wonderful news!!!

Admiral Hestorb said...

Hello and so good to meet you.

xoxoxox

Katie--- on Admiral's blog for now.

TK and Squashies said...

This is such great news! We are glad that your talent is being recognized. We can't wait to read it!
Handsome Charlie's talent is obvious as well!

Hilary said...

Congrats!! I am so happy and excited for you

Len Lambert said...

Congratulations, Kitty! :) And thank you for following my new blog! You're such a sweetheart! HUGS!

Manzanita said...

Congrats and happiness supreme. Waddle in the success. Bask in it, bath in it. Glow.
Love.....

Cheri said...

Great cause and congrats on being included!

Jenn said...

Congrats! How exciting! And definitely for a great cause. :)

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Au and Target said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Wishing you a prosperous, auspicious and joyous Year of the Dragon.

Life 101 said...

That Lady Gaga is a piece of work isn't she. I love raw creativity.

Glogirly and Katie said...

Congratulations!
We just found you through Hannah & Lucy...: )
My girl, Glogirly, is working on a book too.
xo Katie

Jennifer Shirk said...

That's fantastic!!! CONGRATS!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Please tell Charlie the handcuffs are in the mail but we haven't got enough wrapping paper for the cage!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Esme said...

Hip Hip hoorah. That is great news. Good for you. I am sending you over a cake to celebrate with.

Jenny Woolf said...

Hello again, long time no see, but I am back with a different blog now and I am glad to see you're doing so well. And that Charlie still looks VERY contented! :)

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Huge gigantic CONGRATULATIONS!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Congratulations. And savor this. You will get another but each is special.

Purrfect Haven said...

huge congratulations from your fans here at Haven House.. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations, Jennifer! I'm so excited for you! :-)

Ella said...

Congrats, how fab!
You need to celebrate, what a great way to start off the New Year!!!

William Kendall said...

Good for you!

Charlie looks rather silly today!

Esme said...

Thanks for remembering me too-I am sitting by the window watching the rain fall. Charlie enjoy your day.

Harry Spotter said...

Congrats, that is such good news. Have a great weekend.

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations!! How exciting :-)

D.J. Kirkby said...

What a great title for your post! Congratulations! I look forward to reading your story.

Jayne said...

Congratulations! But why will this be your last story success, oh lovely Old Kitty? The year has just begun! (And begun in style, as Charlie is demonstrating with aplomb!)

Betsy said...

How wonderful for you! Congratulations! And give charlie a scratch behind the ears for me. :)

fairyhedgehog said...

Very well done! Congratulations!

JJ said...

Congrats!

Nas Dean said...

Congratulations! Wow! What wonderful news!

JR Mackenzie & Tom said...

Concats on your story being included! There's an art to writing flash fiction and you nailed it!

Good going! The anthology sounds really interesting.

Hugs,
Tom, mom Julie & Mittens

Rebecca Emin said...

Congratulations on your inclusion in this anthology - I have one in it as well. Very exciting! Best wishes.

orbit said...

Hello my good friend! Great post here. I'm gonna check that out for my dad. He'll be excited to find a place to submit one of his stories. Thanks, also, for being such a positive, good friend in my comments