Thursday, October 14, 2010

Waking Up to a Happy Inbox

So, it finally happened. It only took a few months longer than I expected (and by few, I mean almost a year), bur I finally have a story being published in a paying market. Zombies Have No Respect for Plumbing will be featured later this year at

I opened the email, happy that they responded quickly, but almost certain that it was another rejection. I already had three other markets lined up for this short, and had the emails saved as drafts pending the story being declined. Imagine my suprise when contingency markets weren't necessary.

I immediately grabbed Kelli and forced her to read the email, and proceeded to do the same with my roommates and friends. My hands were shaking my normally reserved personality gave way to excessive amounts of rapid babbling. After receiving months worth of rejections, it feels like a ton of pressure has been lifted. I know I still have a ton of work to do, but this is a wonderful confirmation that I am progressing as a writer.

Though it isn't official until this hits their website, I wanted to take a minute to thank for the chance to write for them. I will update you all when the story is available in the near future.


  1. I didn't notice it at first, but this was my 50th blog post. I was going to make mention of it in a small and random update. I think this worked out better.

  2. Congrats! I just sent a follow-up to my query, so you've just given me hope that it may not be a rejection :)

    What a great way to start NaNo - as a published author.


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