Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Happy First Birthday, Decadent!



What a difference a year makes. What a difference Decadent has made for me.
Before submitting to Decadent I was a self-published author.
I want to celebrate my relationship with the house by reviewing the bounty they have brought this emerging author…

1) Validation
Perhaps you can imagine the joy I took in telling people, “Decadent publishing house just accepted my manuscript.”

UNTOUCHED PLACES (erotica) was the first book I released through Decadent.

THE SWEATER CURSE (thriller) was my second.

2) Education
What happens after you receive a contract? How do you work with an editor? What’s it like to see your ebook on Amazon? How do you participate in a blog tour? Thanks to Decadent I can answer all of these questions.


3) Companionship
Decadent has grown in leaps and bounds in a year. Now I have 49 fellow authors to cheer on, seek advise from, and to interview for my blog (http://sweatercursed.blogspot.com)

4) Growth
Ever since I was tiny, spinning tales is what I’ve wanted to do. Before Decadent it was hard to justify this pursuit. I felt like I was just wasting time — only dreaming. Now I know that I’m working to perfect my craft.

Much thanks, Decadent, and here’s to many more years.

13 comments:

Barbara Elsborg said...

I know the feeling, Leanne - that moment when a publisher says yes after a long while of hearing no. Decadent wasn't my first but they are hands down the most helpufl and friendly bunch I've ever had the fortune to be associated with.

Barbara Elsborg said...

Even the most helpful!! Takes teeth out and tries again.
Happy Birthday, Decadent!!!!

The Sweater Curse said...

Thanks for commenting, Barbara.
(I chuckled over your 'takes teeth out and tries again.' -- I hadn't hear that before and it's so clever I may still it.)
I keep thinking that it would be so nice if all these commenting windows had a spell check.

Casea Major said...

Happy Birthday, Decadent!!! Glad to be a part of the team.

Leanne - it was a pleasure to stroll with you down memory lane. Very nice post.

Liz said...

I'm so thrilled t be a part of this amazing group ... while Decadent did not pop my publishing cherry, I feel like we met at the stage where I know enough about the process now to really (really) enjoy it!
thanks!
Liz

dianealberts said...

Happy birthday, Decadent! I love my wonderful home here!

The Sweater Curse said...

Thank you for your comments.
Casea -- you're most welcome. Thank you for reading my words.

Robert C Roman said...

Happy Birthday!

JoAnne Kenrick said...

What a year it's been for Decadent and all DP authors -- I'm honored to have been apart of their first year and hope to be apart of many more to come xxx *raises glass* Cheers xxx

Ann Mayburn said...

Happy Birthday! Does this mean we all get birthday sex tonight?

dianealberts said...

Oh, I love birthday sex! I want some!

Decadent Publishing said...

We are happy to have all of you with us. Really and truly. Each has brought something unique to the team and you've helped to create a helpful and supportive, productive and positive company culture.

THANK YOU!

Heather Bennett
Decadent Publishing

Maureen said...

I brought the rum, where's the cake?