February 25th, 2005
|03:17 pm - Victory is mine!|
Those who know about my career as a writer will possibly be aware that for the longest time, my goal was simply to sell a story. That I did, several years ago, to Elysian Fiction (www.elysianfiction.com). Sadly, that story is no longer available to read there, since the period for which it was to be available has since lapsed. But the point is, I sold a story.
Then there was my goal of appearing in print, which I completed in a sideways manner by getting multiple book review columns in Absolute Magnitude and Chronicle.
Then there was the goal of seeing my reviews quoted on the books of authors I like/respect/enjoy. Again, success, wwith quotes appearing on books by Peter David, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Charles de Lint, Dawn Cook, and Jim Butcher.
One by one, I've been succeeding at my goals, slowly but surely. But thus far, one has always eluded me: the desire to have one of my stories appear in an actual, honest-to-god -book-. An anthology.
I just got the contract in the mail... John Helfers accepted my submission to an upcoming Daw anthology entitled SLIPSTREAMS, a genre-crossing collection of stories which refuse to be defined by just one genre.
It's a nice little noir murder mystery/fantasy I call "Claus of Death." The book will be out later this year.
Let the celebrations begin. Booyah!
(And back to work for me!)
Current Mood: excited
AWESOME! I loved your description of this story. GO, MIKE!
|Date:||February 25th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)|| |
Yay! GO MIKE GO!
I am so very proud of you.
|Date:||February 25th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)|| |
Yeay!!!!! So happy for you *bounce* :D
Most excellent! Congratulations!
Let us know when the actual release date is!
|Date:||February 25th, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC)|| |
|Date:||February 25th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC)|| |
Allow me to chime in with congratulations as well!
So, what's your next goal? No pressure, you know...just curious. ;^)
|Date:||February 25th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)|| |
I keep telling him the next goal is a full-length novel. I don't think he believes me. ;)
A Winnah is You!
You go! Congratulations hon, that is wonderful! Now you just need to get a book published.
Congratulations! This is awesome.
|Date:||February 25th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)|| |
YAY! Congrats, man! So awesome!
|Date:||February 25th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)|| |
Wow, congratulations. :)
Sweet! Keep us informed as publication nears, so we can go out and grab it off the shelves.
Good on you, mate!
|Date:||February 26th, 2005 08:04 am (UTC)|| |
Woohoo! Mega congrats!