I’m very excited. I’m bouncing off my chair trying to contain myself.
Yesterday I picked up my mail…
Let me back up, I ordered a book…
Oh! Here it is:
Yes, gentle readers, this is my second real-life, printed-on-paper, publication! My first pub was in a magazine called This Mutant Life. That magazine no longer exists so it feels as if it didn’t really happen. My only other publication is online over on Everyday Fiction (back when they were desperate for content). But this, dear readers, this, seems far more permanent. It’s a real book, you know? A real, god-damned book.
Relax, right? It’s only an anthology, a ‘for the love’ anthology, so it’s not like it’s really a real book or anything. Even so, it makes me proud. For today, I am happy.
Here’s a real-life snap shot of the book:
It is surreal to see this:
Funny thing, seeing my name in print like that has really spurred me on to publish my novels. I’ve created a writing schedule for 2012, and I’m sticking to it! No more short stories. I only have so many hours in the day, and I want to focus on getting my seven-book Lorena Libre series done.
To that end, my first task is to finish the synopsis of Book 1 for a potential editor. Second task is to complete the fifth draft of Book 1. Third task is to complete the first draft of Book 2. That’s enough to keep me busy for the next month or more, so we’ll leave it that.
Write till your fingers bleed, baby. Later.