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Apr. 7th, 2013

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[sticky post] Fantasy. Friendship. Bromance. - Bailey Montagne

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Emerging from Cover - short story - published

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Men and Dragons - novel - published

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Pistols and Brothers - short story - published

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Knight and Wizard - short novel - published

If you want to contact me please write to: BaileyMontagne AT gmail.com  (Replace AT with @.)  Thank you!

Oct. 21st, 2022

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Welcome!

I'm Bailey Montagne. I write fanfic under another name, and am trying to use this penname to publish original fiction. :-) I hope to post about writing, participate in some challenges, learn more, and keep track of my attempts to get published here. :)

I consider myself a writer of stories about deep friendship, self-sacrifice, angst, and adventure! And I believe in happy endings. :) I'm all about celebrating close bonds of friendship.


novels:

Knight and Wizard 40,000 words: finished, beta'd, edited, submitted, turned down, back for more edits, further edits, self-published, AVAILABLE NOW on Amazon.com.

It Runs in the Family, 44,000 words: finished, edited, sent out: March 31st, 2012. turned down

Men and Dragons, 67,000 words: finished, edited, sent out: April 28, 2012. turned down - editing, got betas, sent out again: July 14, 2012 ACCEPTED! by MuseItUp Publishing - projected ebook release in May 2013!


novellas:

Emerging from Cover (12,000 words)
stage: finished, edited, submitted, ACCEPTED! Now available: From the Publisher | on Amazon.com


short stories

Pistols and Brothers (7700 words)
~7700 words Regency buddy story - now on Amazon.com




Please feel free to friend or follow this LJ as desired.


Jun. 16th, 2013

Writing

writer envy? discouragement?

The other day I was reading a story, and when I finished it I was both happy and sad, happy because I loved it, sad because I thought, "I will never write as well as this author."

But you know, it's okay to feel that way.  It's not okay to quit writing.  We each reach our best work when we keep trying and practicing.  I'll never be the author I admired, but I don't need to be.  I need to be my own writer!

Maybe when I've written as long as she has and practiced and worked as hard, and learned as much as I can, I'll be able to write as well as she does--in my own way, of course.  At least I'll be the best I can.

That's the important thing--to let other writers inspire us, instead of discourage us.  I bet we wouldn't be discouraged at all if we knew how many years of hard work the authors have put in to get as good as they have.  It shows that persistence is as important as talent, and anyone can learn and practice persistence.  It's probably more important than talent in the long run, because someone could be the best writer in the world, but if they never sent their stories to anyone, or get them published, no one would ever know.
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Jun. 6th, 2013

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Men and Dragons - released

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Here is the buy link from the publisher.  (I list it first because I get a higher percentage royalty through their site!)

You can also read an excerpt there.

It's also for sale from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and probably more.

As always, if anyone wants a review copy, just let me know what format and where you'd review it (if you like it enough to finish reading it, of course).  :)

It is currently only available as an ebook.  If it sells well, they might publish a print copy, but we'll see what happens.

I would call this story a fantasy, dragon-themed, buddy-story or bromance.  :)

May. 15th, 2013

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galleys sent~! :D

I just sent the galley edits to my publisher.  I finished a few minutes ago between bouts of coughing and blowing my nose.  Good thing germs can't travel through the internet!  :)

I'm really excited.  :D  I want to play all cool and collected, but...I can't!  It's too exciting!!!

I put so much emotion into this story it's almost embarrassing.  Writing and editing it and then waiting to hear back from publishers...it just mattered to me at the time more than ANYTHING I'd ever written.  I don't know that it's good to be so invested, but I think it made the story stronger, even if it made me a nervous wreck sometimes.

Anyway...yes, clearly, I'm excited.  :)

It will be out shortly and in the meantime is still available for pre-order for a reduced price from the publisher.  (Yes, that's a shameless plug!)

May. 11th, 2013

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Knight and Wizard - published

Sorry!  I forgot to post about this!!  My story is now availble on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Knight-and-Wizard-ebook/dp/B00CMJ6MBS

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Knight and Wizard, by Bailey Montagne

Book Description

Publication Date: May 2, 2013
Jake hates magic, has ever since he saw a friend killed with it. So why would he want a wizard moving into his castle? He certainly doesn't suspect this odd, taciturn man will save his life, much less become his closest friend.

A tale of friendship, magic...and danger.

In a world where colors can show personality, only wizards can reveal a person's color. Magic can be inherited. A wizard can see into the future... but can only have one vision in his entire lifetime.

Someone knows the knight and the wizard will become close...and has their own plans for the two.
original post about this story is here: http://bailey-montagne.livejournal.com/1428.html

Apr. 7th, 2013

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Knight and Wizard - cover art

You may recall my story, Knight and Wizard, which you can read about here.  It was turned down awhile ago by a publisher and still needs work.  I'm in the process of editing it further, and I think it's going much better this time.  I'll be self-publishing it when I think it's ready.  Anyway, I made cover art for the story.  It sort of motivates me to keep working hard!  :)

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Pistols and Brothers - now on Amazon

Figuring everyone who wanted to read it on my blog already has, I went over Pistols and Brothers again, made a cover art, and uploaded it to Amazon.

This way I can use the free days to get my story out there for people to see.  And maybe I'll be lucky and sell a couple, too.  But I won't hold my breath.  :)

http://www.amazon.com/Pistols-Brothers-Regency-bromance-ebook/dp/B00C8LM3ZE/

Pistols and Brothers CA

Apr. 6th, 2013

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Men and Dragons - preorder

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Look!  It's on the publisher's website for preorder.

Jan. 30th, 2013

Writing

cover art for "Men and Dragons"

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This is the cover art for my novel. Coming this year from MuseItUp Publishing.

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