After all the hard work…after all the hours staring at a picture trying to come up with something to fit…after writing like a fiend to finish a short story by the deadline, I finally heard back from the publisher.
I saw the e-mail in my in-box. The butterflies in my belly took flight. I clicked.
Tears swelled in my eyes. I couldn’t believe it. The news wasn’t good. It wasn’t good at all. It was…
Yes! I made it! J. Taylor Publishing accepted my short story, “The Amulet of Ormisez”, for their Make Believe anthology! Come December 2012, I can call myself a real, published author!
Pardon me while I have “Lucy” moment!!!!
OMG! I don’t believe it. My dream came true. A publisher picked my story, along with 5 others, out of a sea of many. *Fans self*. I can’t believe it. *wipes tears*.
Oh, I’ve had things published before…newspaper articles, some shorts and poems in a college magazine a long time ago. I even self-published some poems and a short story a couple of years ago, but this is the first time a real publisher has said “We want your story.”
I’m in shock. Thank you God. Thank you.
I’ll post more when the shock wears off and I can wipe this silly grin from my face. I’m shaking. Someone pinch me, please.