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February 25th, 2005


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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.

Until now.

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: excitedexcited

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From:ohimesamamama
Date:February 25th, 2005 12:29 pm (UTC)
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AWESOME! I loved your description of this story. GO, MIKE!
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From:cadhla
Date:February 25th, 2005 12:30 pm (UTC)
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Yay! GO MIKE GO!

I am so very proud of you.
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From:zou
Date:February 25th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
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From:copperwise
Date:February 25th, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC)
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Yeay!!!!! So happy for you *bounce* :D
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From:porpentine
Date:February 25th, 2005 12:52 pm (UTC)
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Woohoo! Congratulations!
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From:static_entropy
Date:February 25th, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC)
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Most excellent! Congratulations!

Let us know when the actual release date is!
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From:vaspider
Date:February 25th, 2005 01:05 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations!
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From:bayushi
Date:February 25th, 2005 01:28 pm (UTC)
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Mazel tov!
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From:bgliterary
Date:February 25th, 2005 01:47 pm (UTC)
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Allow me to chime in with congratulations as well!

So, what's your next goal? No pressure, you know...just curious. ;^)
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From:alemya
Date:February 25th, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)
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I keep telling him the next goal is a full-length novel. I don't think he believes me. ;)
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From:netdancer
Date:February 25th, 2005 01:52 pm (UTC)
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A Winnah is You!

Conga-rats!
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From:ladyotterfae
Date:February 25th, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)
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woot! *hugs*
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From:emokideeyore
Date:February 25th, 2005 02:55 pm (UTC)
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Big time congrats!
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From:kandrinchae
Date:February 25th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC)
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You go! Congratulations hon, that is wonderful! Now you just need to get a book published.
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From:squirrel_monkey
Date:February 25th, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
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Congratulations! This is awesome.
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From:illusionaltzu
Date:February 25th, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC)
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Yay for you!
From:dansa
Date:February 25th, 2005 03:29 pm (UTC)
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YAY! Congrats, man! So awesome!
From:ebonhost
Date:February 25th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
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Wow, congratulations. :)
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From:rainfletcher
Date:February 25th, 2005 11:40 pm (UTC)
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Sweet! Keep us informed as publication nears, so we can go out and grab it off the shelves.

Good on you, mate!
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From:eugie
Date:February 26th, 2005 08:04 am (UTC)
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Woohoo! Mega congrats!

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