I just made my first fiction sale! I just made my first fiction sale to a pro-market. My short story "And The" just sold to Daily Science Fiction! No clue when it will be out, but go subscribe now! It’s free, and it’s awesome! www.dailysciencefiction.com
I’m seriously leaking laughter and tears this morning. They just keep bubbling out of me. First the job, and now this…
It’s especially timely since I woke up this morning doing a kind of retrospective of the last ten years of my life. Ten years ago, I was at the top of my game. Graduating magna cum laude from an Ivy, going off to grad school and a relationship with someone who my instincts told me would be the love of my life, starting the creative endeavor that would be the Changeling game.
Ten years looking back, and sometimes my urge is to see how all those things cracked or broke or failed. But I met good people, made friends that I wouldn’t give up for the world, and learned a lot more than I had during my few years in undergrad. I never could have written "And The , or any of the other things I’ve written since, without going through that. I never would have gotten the job I mentioned in my last post (content editor at an educational publisher, for those who asked). Hell, the way I’m feeling this morning, I think Obama never would have found and assassinated Osama bin Laden, if not for those ten years.
I guess the pain does make you interesting!
Much love to the entire world, special love to the little dandelion fluffs that were Scat Hardcore, who helped me through several early drafts of And The . Most love of all to , who helped me in so many ways, including coming up with the title. And I’m heading out now before the Oscar orchestra starts playing over me.
And now to finish editing Dragons.