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My first YA novel--BOUND--is now out!!! Squeee!!!

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Friends, I've not posted here in a loooooong time but I am sooooo delighted to share that my first YA novel, BOUND, is finally out in the world.

Here's the cover reveal :fireworks  https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2018/07/bound-cover-reveal.html :fireworks

and a little bit of the journey towards self-publishing: https://vijayabodach.blogspot.com/2018/06/bodach-books.html

And because I'm a teacher at heart I'll be posting some of the lessons I'm learning. But for now, I only want to encourage you all to never, ever, give up on the books of your heart. Thank you for celebrating with me. I love our community. :love

Vijaya
#1 - July 05, 2018, 08:12 AM
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The cover is wonderful, Vijaya, and I can't WAIT to immerse myself in Rebecca's world.

I'm SO excited for you!!!

Congratulations!!!!

 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3
#3 - July 05, 2018, 08:46 AM

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I'm so thrilled for you, Vijaya!!!  :love5 The book looks awesome and I can't wait to read it. :yay  Congratulations on having the courage to forge ahead and try this new adventure in self-publishing.

My very best wishes to you and to your new book!! :flowers2
#4 - July 05, 2018, 08:51 AM

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I *love* that cover -- and this is so exciting! :fireworks
#5 - July 05, 2018, 08:51 AM
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The cover is wonderful, and I loved reading about your journey, Vijaya! Congratulations!!  :star2
#6 - July 05, 2018, 09:13 AM

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Thank you all so much. It's really been an intensely focused six weeks but now I'm breathing a sigh of relief releasing my bookbaby into the world.
#7 - July 05, 2018, 10:57 AM
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YES!!! :congratulations :congratulations :congratulations
#8 - July 05, 2018, 11:18 AM
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 :fireworks  I just ordered the paperback.  This is one I want to get to ASAP.  :reading2
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 :snoopy :drumroll :snoopy Happy sales, Vijaya! :yay
:love5      :love5      :love5      :love5      :love5
#10 - July 05, 2018, 11:51 AM
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 :yay Wonderful cover, Vijaya! Such a powerful and compelling image!  :stars3

Congrats and best wishes!!
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#11 - July 05, 2018, 12:36 PM
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:yay Wonderful cover, Vijaya! Such a powerful and compelling image!  :stars3

Thank you. I loved working with my designer on the cover. Learned so much.

Mirka, you'll get your copy before I get my author copies. Isn't that funny? :yay that  BOUND will go to the top of your reading pile.

#12 - July 05, 2018, 01:07 PM
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Warm and well-deserved congratulations, Vijaya! You have worked so hard and have been such a helpful member of this board that it is heartwarming to see you being rewarded in such a perfect way!
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#13 - July 05, 2018, 01:57 PM
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Fabulous cover, Vijaya!!

All the best to your book and imprint!
#14 - July 05, 2018, 02:09 PM
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Wonderful news, Vijaya!!! Congratulations!!!
#15 - July 05, 2018, 03:38 PM
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks fantastic, V! I just ordered--can't wait to have it in my hands!  :hurrah
#16 - July 05, 2018, 04:08 PM
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Congrats Vijaya, it looks lovely & sounds very interesting.
#17 - July 05, 2018, 05:00 PM
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SO exciting, Vijaya!

I love the elegance of this cover. I look forward to reading about your publishing journey!

 :love5 :stars3

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#18 - July 05, 2018, 05:14 PM
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Yay, Vijaya! SO exciting!! :running

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#19 - July 05, 2018, 06:06 PM

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You all are the best and it's so fun to share this news with you because you all get it--the blood, sweat, tears, laughter and joy. Thank you so much.

I'm going to share the comments with my designer so he knows how much his work is appreciated. Words like "elegance." Oh my heart. Be still.

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#20 - July 05, 2018, 07:30 PM
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I too love the cover and the whole idea of how we are bound up with one another. And happy sales to you.
#21 - July 05, 2018, 08:16 PM
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Amazing, Vijaya!!!!! Super super congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
#22 - July 05, 2018, 10:18 PM
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That's so great! Have a lovely journey with this book of your heart!
#23 - July 06, 2018, 04:36 AM
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:yay Congratulations Vijaya! And thank you for sharing your publishing journey with us. Gorgeous cover. Love it!
#25 - July 06, 2018, 06:12 AM
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Thank you all so much. It's so wondrous to have a heart book out in the world.

...how we are bound up with one another...

THIS. You nailed it Debbie.

#26 - July 06, 2018, 07:24 AM
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The cover is very eye-catching, Vijaya. Great choice!
#27 - July 06, 2018, 07:35 AM

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Congrats!
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Congratulations, Viyaja, on this next big step in your writing journey! Your book sounds wonderful, and I'm so glad there are many avenues to getting important books out in the world.
#29 - July 06, 2018, 09:38 AM
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Woo-hoo!  :flowers2
#30 - July 06, 2018, 10:09 AM
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