So yea, 2016. This wounded artery of a year.
But, I am able to share good news for once: I sold my first short story, to be published in a Science Fiction Anthology either this Dec or Jan. The contract is signed and the publisher working away on the printing. I’ll share the details once it’s put up for sale.
Honestly, this is amazing news. I’ve worked very hard to get here, and hopefully this is the start of a writing career. I have several other subs out, so I’m hoping to keep up the momentum!
This particular story was rejected 6 times- but the sub times were long. One publication held it for five months, so I lost some time there. I finished the story in March 2015, after it went through eight drafts. The rewrites were helped along by Critters (I’ll report to them this “Woohoo!” once published) and one last, very incisive critique by a major magazine editor.
Making art is hard work. Lots of rejection, lots of technical and creative skills required, many late nights spent just trying to hit a word count so that they day can be considered well spent.
So, here’s to my little story. Hurrah!