Tuesday, November 15, 2005

exciting news

Today I got an email that made my heart race and my hands shake.

No, it wasn't porn. Get your mind outta the gutter.

The author I sent my manuscript to invited me to send a story to her for an anthology she's editing. She hasn't read much of my book yet--she's got about a thousand irons in the fire and, let's face it, I'm a guppy in the fiction ocean--but she has read the first four or five chapters. That she's invited me to send in a story tells me that she doesn't think my writing sucks. If I was crap she wouldn't have given me this opportunity, right? The deadline's not until April, so idealy I'd like to write a couple of stories and submit the best one. Just sending it in doesn't mean I'll actually be published. I don't know how many spots she's trying to fill, but I believe she gets hundreds of submissions for her anthologies, so the odds aren't in my favor. I say, experience counts, and if I don't get this anthology I'll get the next one, or the one after that.

I have Friday night off. I feel a celebration coming on.

1 comment:

Innuendo said...

Wooooooo hooo! Good for you. This rocks.

If you're looking for somewhere to celebrate, a few of us are going to see a friend's funk cover band at the Iron Post in Urbana on Friday. The show probably starts around 9 or 9:30. As a warning, the bar only has ONE beer on tap (Leine's) but they sell bottles and your typical mixed drinks. The band's pretty good- there are many horns involved. Just FYI.