All writers need to do a little self-promotion now and then if they hope to have their stories read by the masses. Or even by the select-group-of-enthusiasts. It just so happens that the time has come for me to do exactly that. I have something to show you.
I sold my story Not Fragile to Penumbra magazine. Not only that, but I am the Rising Talent for the November issue and have been asked to submit an article for their blog. When it finally posts you can read it on the Penumbra Home Page.
For those of my fellow authors who have had books published this may seem like small potatoes. However, for me it is a wonderful moment. With this, my first purchased story, I go from “Author In Training” to Author. Not only that, but my name appears all nice and large on the front cover. Woo-hoo!!!!
Actually, I sold a second story last month as well. Matches will be coming out in the Once Upon An Apocalypse anthology being published by Chaosium early next year. When that happens I’ll do another happy dance and post an image of the cover (if I have it) and let everyone know where they can buy it. The same thing for my story Bloody Hektor which will be appearing in the second City of the Gods anthology.
As you can see, I’ve been busy getting my toe in the publishing door.