So sometime in early January, I was talking with an Achaean, whom I recently became their friend on Skype, when the topic that they were a published author came up. "Cool" I thought, although I hadn't heard of the book they had wrote. A few days later another Achaean friend on Skype, after reconnecting with them, mentioned something about them working on a few more chapters. Apparently, they're also a published author. Two author friends, neato
Then the other day I was with a friend online, just talking and making jokes. The conversation started to lagged because I was talking to one of the before mentioned authors on Skype. I apologized and explained I was distracted on Skype. They mentioned talking on Skype too. A sneaky suspicion grew for some reason and I asked if they were a published author, taking a shot in the dark. Few questions later, turns out they've self-published two books.
How many Achaeans are secretly authors?!?!
I've always figured that players of Muds might be more inclined to writing and such, but I never figured that not only would I become friends with them, but that I would find them within a short span of each other. We all come from different walks of life but if I find out someone I know is secretly an author I love, I'm going to cry. (You better not be L.E. Modesitt Jr., @Skarash)
On a side note: After finding the first two, I've decided to try to
write more stories and hopefully some of them might get published. Most going to be doing
sci-fi/fantasy short stories for now, but if anyone wants to become
friends and talk with me on Skype for reading/editing my stories, let me
P.S. No names are mentioned because I respect the trust in sharing the information about themselves to me, and that if they want to do so with other Achaeans then it's their choice, not mine. So don't go asking!
You know, that one thing at that one place, with that one person.
Yea, that one!