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Old 11-21-2010, 02:47 PM   #1
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I'm new to many things...

Hello everyone,

I am new here. Thank you for having me! But wait, there's more:

Short version: I just got the Kindle 3 last month, and I LOVE it. And I also have a few books self-published on Smashwords.

Long version: I just started writing fiction a few months ago. I'm an accountant, and I really don't even like to read that much. Numbers have been my life for years - not words. Anyway, I started writing out of frustration (won't go into it here) and now I can't stop! It's taken over my life, but in a good way. I wish I had started years ago. My husband has NO IDEA I'm doing this. He knows I'm typing a lot, and he knows I'm up to something. But I've managed to hide my work from him with the help of a flash drive (that he doesn't know about) and password protected files. My name isn't really Shaina Richmond either... anyway, I uploaded some stuff on Smashwords and now I'm really addicted to writing. It's such a rush to see that in two days, over a hundred people have already downloaded my free books. The reason I'm hiding it from my husband and everyone else I know is that I'm a Christian, and the books I've been writing are erotic fiction. I really don't feel like I'm doing anything wrong. I have this urge to write, and it's been therapeutic for me. I know my husband would be really angry...

In conclusion: I'm not here to promote my work. I just need to make my voice heard and be connected to other people who can relate. It's hard hiding this from everyone I know. My husband has no idea that the reason I bought us both Kindles is because I wanted to see my own stories on them. Besides that, I've actually become an avid reader. I never realized how much I hated to flip the pages of a book. The Kindle is so easy! If they existed years ago, I would've become a reader much sooner.

Thanks for reading.

Shaina

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Old 11-21-2010, 03:05 PM   #2
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Hi Shaina, nothing wrong with promoting yourself a bit. Welcome to MR from The Netherlands.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to MR! This is a great place to find new things to read, and find new readers to introduce to your works!

You can add a siggy that will post a link to your books so interested parties can check it out, and there's no shame in promoting your own works here in the Self-Promotions forum : http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=226 You can also connect with other writers in the Writer's Corner: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75

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Old 11-21-2010, 05:04 PM   #4
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You can add a siggie after 10 posts AND 8 days......the option will appear in your 'user cp'....
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:42 PM   #5
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:50 PM   #6
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Welcome to Mobileread Shaina!

No harm in expressing yourself, especially through writing. Power to you! Oh and from what I've seen on this site so far, people don't only hear you, they listen as well
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:57 PM   #7
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:56 AM   #8
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Good to have your company, Shaina. Happy Kindling and best wishes. Neil
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:05 AM   #9
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Welcome to MR! Yours is an intriguing story. Hope you don't get "into trouble" with your hubby!
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:48 AM   #10
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:23 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone! You're all so welcoming.

KC - I hope I don't get in trouble too... I can't help it - the writing bug bit me - hard! I wish I had days and days of free time to write, even if it's not that good.

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Old 11-22-2010, 12:26 PM   #12
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Old 11-22-2010, 12:30 PM   #13
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:47 AM   #14
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Latinandgreek - this is a link to my Smashwords profile:

http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/shainarichmond

Both are free. And both are probably not great. But I'm really enjoying myself.

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