I have some exciting news to share! One of my stories has been chosen to be included in the Fairly Wicked Tales anthology, published by Angelic Knight Press. This anthology, a collection of 23 short stories that turn the classic fairy tales on their heads, is due out in late August or early September.
Seeing your name in print, deemed worthy by well-established, professional editors and publishers, well, I’m thrilled, obviously. Beyond thrilled. I’m trying to maintain an air of professionalism, keep my cool, but really, I just want to dance. I won’t, because that’s not an image co-workers would probably ever get out of their heads, but inside I’m twitch-dancing like Elaine Benes from Seinfeld.
It’s also wonderful motivation.
I wrote like a fiend much of the past year, or what I thought a fiend might write like. I could tell that my stories got better, bit by bit, that my characters and plotting became stronger. Even so, I realized I wasn’t quite there yet. 70,000 words into this year, I got the taste of success, and I found that I wasn’t satisfied with it. I really like it, I want more (cue the We Want More/More Is Better commercial).
I also wanted to post a quick update on my current projects. Echoes of Collapse is still underway, and I hope to have new entries posted the first week of June. I’m also hard at work on a longer short story, which I am planning to distribute for free through Amazon. The story will link up with a couple of novellas in a shared world. More to come on that later.
Think that about covers my current status, although I may have some more news to post shortly. Thanks for reading, and I truly appreciate the opportunity given by Angelic Knight Press! Can’t wait to see the anthology.