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April 2011

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my (our) books

Fool for Love When You Don't See Me

Someone Like You I'm Your Man

He's The One It Had To Be You

The Mammoth Book of New Gay Erotica Best Gay Erotica 2007

Best Gay Love Stories: New York City Best Gay Love Stories 2005

Three Fortunes In One Cookie The Deal

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If you have any of the above books and would like them signed, mail them to:

P.O. Box 131845, Houston, TX., 77219.

Please include three dollars for return postage.

Send email to timothyjlambert@gmail.com


Warning: This blog may contain homosexuals which in the states of California and Maine have been alleged to destroy the sanctity of marriage. Read at your own risk.



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Laying to rest yesterday's rumor reminds me of a somewhat related rumor, something I alluded to in the TJB interview in Gay Lifestyle Monthly, which was about the novel I proposed to write for Haworth Press and whatever happened to it? That book was canceled when they dissolved their fiction imprint. People have asked if I was terribly upset about that novel being canceled and I have to say no. Not at all. Writing isn't a hobby for me. It's a business. These things happen in business. While writing is very personal, and I put a lot of heart and creative energy into what I write, I understand that deals get canceled all the time in business, so why get upset about it? That's why I take the time to read my contracts and understand what I'm signing. That's why I have an agent. The rights to the story were returned to me, so I could shop it to another publisher if I wanted, and that's a very good thing.

I can definitely look at that entire experience and only see positives. I was approached by the publisher to submit a proposal for a novel of a certain genre. How cool is that? That alone is a boost to my self-esteem. I submitted the proposal for my version of a novel in that certain genre and was approved to write it. Again, very cool. I received an advance based on that idea. Great! Thanks! I got caught up in other projects and put off writing the novel, although I did a lot of research to prep for writing it. Then Haworth stopped publishing fiction and my rights were eventually returned to me after a time and I didn't have to repay the advance. Bottom line: I was paid for an idea and didn't write a word of it. If anyone else wants to pay me for them, I can have ideas all day!

All in all, I can't complain. Some have suggested I take the idea to another publisher, but I'm not sure I will. The main reason I never wrote a word of the book was because it was of a different genre, one I'm not used to writing. If I were to submit it, I'd most likely finish it and then shop it around, knowing it's the best it can be, so I wouldn't stress myself out thinking I was in over my head while working on it. Maybe someday, but not any time soon.

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