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Best of Luna Station Quarterly, the First Five Years

So, the first story I ever got published is in an anthology now. You all should buy it.
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Two things:

Item Number the One: I sold five drabbles! \o/ For money even. Which is even better! Three months into the new year and I'm getting fiction sold already! Now we just have to work on the longer pieces and novels.

Speaking of longer fiction. Item number two: I just wrote a 42k story. It's either a long novella or a short novel. I'm not one hundred percent sure yet.

I was not expecting to write something that long.

It was originally going to be a rewrite of a fan fic I wrote ages ago. I thought it'd be fun to see if I could re-write it with the numbers filed off, so to speak. I think I succeeded. The original story was about 7k words long. As mentioned before the current standing of the story is about 42k long.

The problem now is what to do with it. Tor takes things at around 40k words according to their website and I might, in rewriting - adding of description and scenes - be able to stretch it to at least 45k maybe even 50k which would be a lot better. Hah. I'm not even sure how to begin to describe this piece. I don't think there's a good or bad guy in it. Two protagonists who hate each others guts though. And no, they don't end up falling in love with each other. They hate each other in the beginning of the story and they hate each other at the end of it. Oh, they change, sure. They just continue to hate each other and for good reasons.

But it's done now. Which is good. I can let it sit for a bit before picking it back up. Need to find someone to read it. It'd be one thing if it were a short story, but this is a damn novel, almost. Which actually takes time to read! It's not a thing to read in one sitting.

I'll figure something out.

It's surprisingly darker than I usually write. Not so much tongue in cheek humor and lampshade hanging. Which was weird. It's the only way the story would work though. So, I guess you have to write what the story requires.
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My book is out!!



It came out on the 8th.

I now have an officially published book.

I still don't believe it. My copies are coming in on Thursday. I probably won't believe it then either. It feels like some sort of dream and I keep on wondering when I'll wake up.

But it's out.

It's real.

And it's amazing.
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Do you know what makes publishing a story even better?

Getting an unexpected review of it.

Do you know what's even better than that?

Getting an unexpected review and recommendation of it on io9.

The io9 review

Or here if you don't want to click the link:

A bit of lighthearted fun to end this week's fiction offerings. I love little Princess-Warlady Ceilidh McCallum and her large family, of which we get mostly glimpses. I have the feeling that this story is part of a much larger world that the author is working on. One day I hope to find out the story behind the "super evil" fairy lady. For now, just remember that not all unicorns are filled with happiness and far rainbows, kids. As I mentioned last week, sometimes unicorn stories don't end well.


When I got this story published, I didn't think too much of it beyond "yay first story published!" But it's a small magazine and it's a small story. Something to put on my resume, so to speak.

However, I got an email from twitter saying that I'd been mentioned on twitter - twice. Which was odd. I have a twitter account, but I never use it. At first I thought it was spam, but then I saw io9 mentioned and the link.

Linked clicky and there it was... my brain shut down for a moment or three.

This was not something that should happen.

But it did.

And it's even more awesome.

Though, while she is correct, there is more to this world than is shown... I don't really have much for Lady Forlorn. Clearly I will need to make some now!
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Lookit! It's a Thing That is Published. That is Mine



And today a story I wrote is now published in Luna Station Quarterly number 19.

The story is called,
Ceilidh McCallum versus the Super Evil Fairy Lady. Which is pretty much all you need to know what it's about.

This is also the first story I've gotten paid for. Huzzah!
kippurbird: (:D)

I sold a short story.



It'll be published in September.

I made five bucks.


How is it almost September already?
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... and back to the drawing board again.

They rejected the manuscript.
kippurbird: (white tit head tilt)
so, um a publisher requested my manuscript.



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Apparently I've gotten three articles published recently-ish. Two of them I didn't even know got published. How ... annoying.

Anyway these are the articles:

Confessions of a Bibliophile

My Fishy Friend

The Maslan Collection

My wrist appears to have returned to functionality so back to the sporkings!

... yay
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True fact: Watching a video about life after Armageddon (a deadly flu virus) and "Who's Line is it Anyway" leads to really weird dreams.

I have several stories out and I haven't heard back from the people I submitted them too. Part of me is going 'well at least they haven't rejected it' the other part of me is 'well if they rejected it already I could send it somewhere else'.

Admittedly one was sent to anthology and the deadline for it was the last day of February and it's only March eighth. And I submitted another one the other night. The third one also had an end of February deadline, but last time I submitted to their magazine they rejected pretty quickly.

I know I probably shouldn't obsess over these things. But...
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Tuesday seemed to have take all the suck out of the week.

I just sold a twitter story to Thaurmatrope.

Yes. I. Kippur have sold a piece of fiction. 144 characters long. But I have sold a piece of fiction.

Me.

Kippur.

I SOLD SOMETHING!!

EEEEEEE...

*runs around in circles and flaps in excitement*



Damn having to go to work today. Damn you.

Edit:

Screen Cap of the twitter. )
kippurbird: (hee!)
*dances*

I made it past a slush pile! I made it past a slush pile~! I made it past a slush pile! I made it past a slush pile!

:D :D :D

They rejected it, but it was in the perhaps folder. :D Which is not the slush pile. :D :D

I completely forgot that I submitted to this place too.

One small step.

One small step.
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Today's ponderance.

I have discovered Paolini's agent.

I think I will query him.


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The Lonely Trickster: the Tenth Doctor from reactive helper to proactive interferer.

Feminization of the Hero: Eragon's transformation from farm boy to elf prince.

Modern Sex Goddess: Anita Blake and the Aurdur (or whatever it was called)

Modern Olympians: Grant Morrison's JLA

Common Knowledge: Do Sparkle-Pires still count as vampires?

Designated Love Interests: Keeping the homoerotic in the subtext.
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Submitted:

1. Abstract for Comics Arts Conference that happens at San Diego Comic Con paper dealing with the nature of Hal Jordan's fall and return to grace and the making of Parallax a separate entity.

2. Short story to abyss and apex.



Currently, hoping more that 1 gets accepted than 2. Cause speaking at Comic Con would be Awesome Sauce.



Also, cat has absconded with Yellow Lantern power ring. This is probably Not. Good.


And, got in injected with radioactive things today for the bone scan. Initial results? They found a spot on my skull and think that the doctor might want to get it X-Ray'd. A spot like I smacked it good sort of spot.



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Twenty Neil Gaimen True Facts.


So, I've been pondering posting the rejection letter for all and sundry to see, but I don't know how classy that would be and stuff like that. So, I am thinking on it.
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Booo... hisss.


He didn't like it. *SIGH*

He did say I was talented though. Just not polished. And he did read it. He suggested I work on short stories. *SIGH* I do work on short stories.

*gnaws on him*

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