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Chris Delyani

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September 24

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In 1993 I moved to San Francisco to devote myself to fiction and have been at it ever since. I'm now the author of two novels: The Love Thing (2009) and You Are Here (2012).

I'm very excited to announce that my third novel, entitled Best Man, should be complete by May or June of 2016. I hope to have it out sometime this year or next. Stay tuned for more details.

You can find me on Twitter, @chrisdelyani.

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Chris Delyani Hey, Ajax! So glad you're still interested in my stuff. I have good news and bad news.

First, the good news: yes, it's done! I finished work on my…more
Hey, Ajax! So glad you're still interested in my stuff. I have good news and bad news.

First, the good news: yes, it's done! I finished work on my third book, entitled "Best Man," earlier this year. I'm very proud of it and am excited to share it with you and all my other readers.

And now, the bad news: I've decided to put in the time and effort to find an agent and publisher. I feel like I sold myself short by putting my first two novels out there without at least trying to find professional representation. This time, I'm going for it.

I'll be reporting my progress (or lack thereof) from time to time on my page. But this I promise you. Sooner or later, "Best Man" will be published. I sincerely appreciate your interest in it.

Chris

(P.S. Hope all's well with you! Feel free to give me a nudge whenever you want.) (less)
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The Love Thing

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This next-to-last blog post on the tour talks about how the final scene of "The Sopranos" inspired a similar important scene in You Are Here. Unlike "The Sopranos," my own scene has a definite ending.

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message 25: by Chris

Chris Delyani Yoshi wrote: "Chris wrote: "Yoshi wrote: "Hi Chris,
Happy Holiday! I hope everything is fine with your and your family.
Has your writing muse been kind to you? :-)"
Hi Yoshi, sorry I'm getting back to you lat..."

Thanks, Yoshi. My fingers are crossed on the third novel too. All I can say now is I'm proud of it and am looking forward to sharing it as soon as I'm sure it's ready to be shown.

And I promise to avoid making any female character too stupid or bitchy. Same thing for the male characters. Stupid. Bitchy. Meh. I'm not wasting time on people like that (just like I don't in real life). :-)


message 24: by Yoshi

Yoshi Chris wrote: "Yoshi wrote: "Hi Chris,
Happy Holiday! I hope everything is fine with your and your family.
Has your writing muse been kind to you? :-)"
Hi Yoshi, sorry I'm getting back to you late on this -- t..."


Good to know that your third book it almost done. :-)
Hopefully the novel will be published soon. *fingers crossed*

I would love to see a nice female character in a gay romance/drama. Only if she's not too stupid or bitchy. LOL


message 23: by Chris

Chris Delyani Yoshi wrote: "Hi Chris,
Happy Holiday! I hope everything is fine with your and your family.
Has your writing muse been kind to you? :-)"

Hi Yoshi, sorry I'm getting back to you late on this -- thanks very much for thinking of me! I've pretty much wrapped up my third novel. It still needs to a copy edit, but once that's done I'll be ready to pitch it to agents and maybe even land a publisher. (I'll self-publish it if I can't.) Trying now to jump-start a fourth novel. I'm thinking maybe making it less about romance among gay men, and more of a general interest novel that will allow me to introduce some major female characters. It kind of bugs me that I've never created a female character that's more than a bit player in the main (gay) drama. We'll see. And I hope you and yours are well. It means a lot that you are waiting for my third book!

Chris


message 22: by Yoshi

Yoshi Hi Chris,
Happy Holiday! I hope everything is fine with your and your family.
Has your writing muse been kind to you? :-)


message 21: by Yoshi

Yoshi Oh yes, sure I am more than interested in knowing your writing progress. I have been 'following' you since some years! :-)


message 20: by Chris

Chris Delyani Yoshi wrote: "Hi Chris,

Thanks for the reply. I hope your book will be published soon. No matter if it's from a publisher or self publish, I am sure I will enjoy it, giving my experience with your previous boo..."

Thanks Yoshi ... as always, thanks for the support. I'll be sure to pop in every now and then to let you know how I'm doing. I'm very flattered you want to know my progress!

Chris


message 19: by Yoshi

Yoshi Hi Chris,

Thanks for the reply. I hope your book will be published soon. No matter if it's from a publisher or self publish, I am sure I will enjoy it, giving my experience with your previous books. :-)

Take care! Hope to get more updates from you regularly.


message 18: by Chris

Chris Delyani Yoshi wrote: "Chris wrote: "Howdy all,

Five paperback copies of You Are Here are up for grabs in the Giveaway section. If you already have a copy, then please encourage your friends to enter the..."


Hey Yoshi,

Just managing expectations! Landing an agent takes time, and then the agent has to find a publisher, and then the publisher has to put the book on the calendar. If all that happens, then it'll be more than a year before the book comes out. (I'm currently working with a freelance editor to bring the manuscript to professional grade, and that's turning out to be far more work than I'd expected.) The one thing I can control is my writing, and I promise, I'm working as hard (and as fast!) as I can.

Part of me wants me to say to heck with it, I'll just go and self-publish this year, but it seems like the competition for readers gets tougher by the minute. All I can hope is that when my next story does manage to see the light of day, that you won't feel let down by the result.

Very nice to hear from you! I hope you've been well!

Chris


message 17: by Yoshi

Yoshi Chris wrote: "Howdy all,

Five paperback copies of You Are Here are up for grabs in the Giveaway section. If you already have a copy, then please encourage your friends to enter the contest.

Mea..."


OMG! Another year? We are only in January…… :-)


message 16: by Chris

Chris Delyani Howdy all,

Five paperback copies of You Are Here are up for grabs in the Giveaway section. If you already have a copy, then please encourage your friends to enter the contest.

Meanwhile I'm incredibly hard at work on my third novel. I know I said I'd publish in 2015. If I choose to self-publish it, I can keep my promise. But I'm thinking maybe I shouldn't sell myself short and try to find a real publisher. If that's the case, it might be pushed to next year. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks!

Chris


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Chris Delyani Stacey Jo wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite :o)" Thanks to you for accepting it!


Stacey Jo Thanks for the friendvite :o)


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Chris Delyani ★Nic Starr★ Because two men are better than one! wrote: "Thanks for the friend request!"
Thanks for accepting it! Looking forward to connecting with you on Goodreads.


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Nic Thanks for the friend request!


message 11: by Chris

Chris Delyani Ajax1978 wrote: "Happy New Year to you as well.

To speed things along I can help you. You need somebody to type? Someone to look for their/there/they're mistakes? Someone to come up with more lines like "he fucked..."


*laughing* That's kind of you, Ajax, but I'm afraid I've got to go this one alone. I've learned that getting to know my characters is like getting to know people in real life -- it just takes time. But I appreciate your offer -- and the generosity of you, Yoshi, and all my other fans!


message 10: by Chris

Chris Delyani Yoshi wrote: "Hi Chris,
Happy New Year!
Oh yes, there are more people out there waiting for your next book!
Keep us posted. :)"


Very grateful, Yoshi. My sincerest wishes for a lovely 2014.


Ajax1978 Happy New Year to you as well.

To speed things along I can help you. You need somebody to type? Someone to look for their/there/they're mistakes? Someone to come up with more lines like "he fucked her hair off"? I'm your man.


message 8: by Yoshi

Yoshi Hi Chris,
Happy New Year!
Oh yes, there are more people out there waiting for your next book!
Keep us posted. :)


message 7: by Chris

Chris Delyani Ajax1978 wrote: "Write another book, please"

So nice to hear from you, man -- happy new year! I'm grateful you're actually waiting for my next book.

Unfortunately, despite working on it practically every day since I began my first draft nearly two years ago, my latest won't be ready in 2014. But I do hope to have a final draft done before year-end, after which I'll be handing it over to professional editors for (I imagine) extensive revisions. I can only hope that once it's done, it'll be something worth waiting for.

As for what the book's about, all I'll say at this point is that it's closer in intensity to "You Are Here" than it is to "The Love Thing." Maybe for my fourth book I'll consider turning back to the light.

Hope you have a great 2014!

Chris


Ajax1978 Write another book, please


message 5: by Chris

Chris Delyani Thanks, Yoshi -- happy new year to you! As for the new book ... stay posted!


message 4: by Yoshi

Yoshi Chris, Happy New Year to you!
I am still waiting patiently for your next book :-)


message 3: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.


message 2: by Chris

Chris Delyani Hi Dora,

I'm flattered that you consider it an honor to be my first friend! Please feel free to encourage any of your current friends to approach me -- I'm a little shy, but I definitely don't bite.

Thanks!

Chris




message 1: by Dora

Dora Traynor WooHoo! I am so pleased to be your first friend! That makes 3 for me! I'm on a roll!

In Friendship,
Dora


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