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Pauly's Book Stuff


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Current Working Title: Telkar Chronicles, Book One


This is simply the working title for my first novel, for legal purposes, and registration with the United States Library of Congress. The dramatic-sounding rest of the title will have to wait ;-)

Plan: register copyright now, read up on publishing, and start submitting before registration process is complete.

My first novel is mostly conventional, and much of it is familiar to fantasy and science fiction fans. HOWEVER, (and it is a big however) there are quite a few truly original ideas that are screaming to be stolen by would-be publishers if I don't travel the harder path, and get the novel's copyright registered myself. The novel is also not without controversy ;-)

Hopefully, the clarity and relative lack of typos and absence of continuity glitches in the 595-page novel will assure a smooth passage through the U.S. copyright Office. (And a smoother time with publishers? Here's to hoping. *knocks on wood*)

This is the particular link I've been following:

http://www.copyright.gov/register/literary.html

US $30 and a 4-5 month wait (bureaucracy and red tape.) Thank you, please drive through!

As Tom Petty sang eons ago, "The waiting is the hardest part!"

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I'm not including the art in the Library of Congress version. I'm not sure if the art will ever be considered high quality enough to warrant inclusion into a published commercial edition, but that doesn't stop me from drawing and coloring. Three pics done, three in-progress, and about fifteen more yet to be begun o_O



I also have a 24 MB video clip of this stuff uploaded to ET, but since it won't open properly I'll wait until I can open, before I post the link.

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(This is copy-and-pasted from USPS site):
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Current Status


You entered 2301 0640 0000 8551 0397


       Your item was delivered at 10:00 am on April 11, 2005 in WASHINGTON, DC 20559 to COPYRIGHT 20559 R03. The item was signed for by R WILLIAMS. 
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Somehow I thought the official registration certificate would be something more dignified looking than this :P

Anyway, this legally recognizes my copyright-holding of "Telkar Chronicles: Book One." When it gets published, with a permanent title, I will need to fill out a longer form with the permanent title. Ah, paperwork. ^_^




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2005-04-07 [djxmonster]: empty.... :)

2005-04-07 [Ihsahn]: i know.poo

2005-04-07 [Paul Doyle]: getting there . . .

2005-04-07 [Ihsahn]: yay wohoo ^_^

2005-04-07 [Paul Doyle]: Thanks :)

2005-04-07 [Paul Doyle]: All mailed now . . . getting antsy. Post- 9/11 regulations require screening of all packages, on top of the 4-5 month wait >:0P

2005-04-07 [Ihsahn]: good

2005-04-07 [Paul Doyle]: It'll be better when it's published for real ;-)

2005-04-07 [FaeValentine]: Yay!!!

2005-04-07 [Paul Doyle]: Thanks :) I made an exportable version called paulybookstuff

2005-04-08 [Nere]: Cool! and I don't see why they wouldn't included your illustrations... it's been done before

2005-04-08 [Paul Doyle]: Well, this is my reasoning: I've only been drawing actively since June 2003, and frankly I need some serious figure-reference classes (among other things) A profit-minded publisher will likely balk at an unknown author who not only has a first novel of 346,607 words, but also has twenty illustrations that vary considerably in quality. In any event, I'll be a gamble. My only "published" work is on my Wyvern's library page, and much of that is satirical or experimental in nature (although many of the poems have a more "serious", lyrical tone to them.) Of course, elfwood is down, and I have a very bad feeling it's not going to come back any time soon.

2005-04-08 [Paul Doyle]: Fortunately there is Sheezy and Deviant (and VCL, but I won't advertise THAT link :P) so I may yet upload all the Wyvern's stuff there. In ny event, if I make it as a writer---and get those art classes I really need---I'll certainly include all the much-improved illustrations :)

2005-04-09 [liiga]: Yay congrats, again! And, btw, Elfwood is already back up. ;)

2005-04-09 [Paul Doyle]: Elfwood's back up. *puts foot in mouth* Ooopsie. Me bad :P

2005-04-10 [Sunrose]: Paul: why didn't you just export this page? @.@

2005-04-10 [Paul Doyle]: [Sunrose] I got a weird string that messed up the link and broke it up. I got a lot of "%" characters between the spaces, because of the apostophe (') marks.

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