In other news, I sold a short story. Sorry, didn't mean to shout. But I am inordinately proud and relieved and walking around feeling quite authorly (however, I will deny that last bit, so don't go blabbing about it). I realize that it is one short story (out of...how many that I have written?!??!), but still...pretty pleased about it. It won't be published for another 3-6 months, but as soon as I get a firm date I will let you know.
On the down side, all of this makes it even harder to sit down and write the articles that are helping to pay the bills. While there are things I quite like writing about, there are other topics that suck those Authorly Feelings right out of me.
I am working on a couple of short stories now that I hope to send off. The long waiting periods are murder, though. I think they had it for about six months before I heard anything. I had pretty much given up on the one I had just sold. Ironically enough, my dear friend Angela B asked me about it just last week and I had just kind of shrugged it off. (Perhaps that is a misuse of the word ironic*...maybe it is more creepy than ironic. But if so, it is of the "creepy cool" variety, so I will take it!)
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Antennae Galaxies undergoing a collision
Hmmmm, if that is all it takes--maybe I should just shrug off those lottery tickets I just bought.
So, 'fess up--how long have you had to wait to hear back on a story? Had you given up?
* No, it wasn't a misuse. I checked: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ironic