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My first book got published!
« on: September 25, 2009, 08:27:19 AM »
My first book got published! The name is "A Dragon's Summer"("Драконье лето"), and I hope... ah, hells, I'll just hope that it'll sell and they'll publish another one! ;D

It's in Russian, so, even though it's published by a large company and available throughout the country, I'm afraid not many of you will read it. :) For those of you who'd like to have a look, the cover is attached below(small, I know - I'm afraid I don't have a large pic), aaaaand I'd like to thank you all for playing my mods, giving feedback, or at least for knowing they exist - because without you, I don't know if I'd been able to dare and write an actual book. Thank you, folks.

Yay!!!

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2009, 10:52:43 AM »
Kudos to you, Kulyok!!!!!!  Major congrats, and I'll be sure to tell all my Russian-speaking friends to get their hands on it (when I meet them ;) ) !

Seriously though, congratulations are in order!!!!!   :D
And good luck with the second one!!! :)
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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2009, 11:02:25 AM »
Thank you!

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009, 11:44:12 AM »
Congrats. :) 
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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2009, 11:48:19 AM »
As soon as Babelfish's translations are refined to perfection, I'll totally read it.

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2009, 11:50:26 AM »
Yay! Thank you very much.

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 04:33:04 AM »
Do you have an ISBN number?
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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 05:25:18 AM »
Sure, here it is:
ISBN: 978-5-699-37333-8

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2009, 02:02:31 PM »
wow, thats really cool. Good for you. Let us know if an english edition erver comes out i'd like to take a gander.
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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2009, 12:28:30 AM »
Thank you. :) If it ever happens, I'll post here, sure.

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2009, 09:33:12 AM »
wow, thats really cool. Good for you. Let us know if an english edition erver comes out i'd like to take a gander.

What he said.  I'd love to read it but I know not the Russian language, alas! 

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2009, 09:54:26 AM »
Heh, thank you.

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2009, 03:01:57 AM »
Can you give a short summary? (an "abstract")

How long did it take you to write the first draft?
And how much time did pass from the first draft that the editor got to the published version?

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2009, 03:32:54 AM »
Dragons ruled the world, but humans and mages overthrew them: many dragons died and others lost power. Dragons can take human form, so some of the dragons survived and lived among normal people. It's a story about a young dragon who wished to restore the old order and went in search of an old book of dragon magic, Dragonlore. One problem, though: only a mage can decipher a link to this book, so, to learn magic, our (anti-)hero has to pass for a mage in the city of mages.

It took me a year to write it, and another six months passed until I actually saw it in a bookstore and bought it.

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2009, 06:07:52 AM »
Thanks for the info and congratulations for publishing your book!

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2009, 06:31:32 AM »
Thank you!

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2009, 10:25:09 PM »
Congrats Kulyok!  ;) 

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2009, 12:24:40 AM »
Thank you!

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2009, 08:45:40 AM »
Missed the chance for the "birthday spanking" so...

Congratulations on being a bona fide Author!

Looking forward to buying an english translation -- which you could do yourself.
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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2009, 01:17:18 PM »
Heheh. Thank you for the kind words. Now, where were these Blades of Brynnlaw dialogue trees...

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2009, 08:00:38 AM »
our (anti-)hero has to pass for a mage in the city of mages.

Heh, you didn't happen to draw any of this inspiration from the Underdark quest in BGII?

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2009, 08:25:32 AM »
More like from The Count of Monte-Christo, or the Nox computer game. :) I loved the quest where the warrior guy with a big hammer got into the mages's tower and kept crushing mages and selling their robes. But seriously, I don't know. Things just stay in one's head, I guess.

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2009, 03:23:41 PM »
Congratulations, Kulyok ! Having played some of your mods I don't find it very surprising you'll make a good writer.  :D
By the way, could you tell us if your experience in modding has affected the way you write conventional fiction ?

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Re: My first book got published!
« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2009, 12:02:11 AM »
Thank you! I hope readers'll think so, too.

And, yes, sure it had some influence. Frankly, I have to slap myself each time I think of BG2 and IWD(my second novel features my IWD NPC chars, but NOT IWD plot or Forgotten Realms), because "hey! it's already been written, remember!" BG2 plot is addictive. :)