Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I Was Dancing Around The House.
My wife was at work when I received the email informing me that I'd made my first sale. Of course I rang her straight away, and left a message as she was in a meeting. Then I rang my best friend, my second best friend, my third best friend, my Mum and Dad, some guy I met down the pub once, my third grade teacher that I haven't seen in 35 years...
You get the idea.
Anyway, Tasmaniac Publications bought a story of mine for inclusion in Festive Fear 2, due out later this year. Last year's Festive Fear was fantastic, but this year's has gone global.
I'm really excited by this - and, as Marty Young, pointed out to me, it's been an incredible week for me. First I score Paul Haines as a mentor, and now this. I did a quick web-search and found G.N. Braun's writing has also been accepted for this anthology. Congratulations.
And now, for the very first time in my life, I find myself signing a publishing contract. (Boy, that was fun!)
Support your local small press (and aspiring writers) and pre-order a copy as soon as you can. They tend to sell out rather quickly.