Could that be a whiff of spring I smell in the air? Hold me back! This winter has tried valiantly to drag me into the doldrums. But I've prevailed! Barely.
(Gads, I hate winter, though.)
So, I have news, but it's news completely without details.
The happy truth is this: I've sold a short story.
And that is all I can say.
For one thing, the details aren't in ink yet. For another--well, I'm anonymous. And the story will not be published by "Authoress".
I've struggled with that decision. I mean, you're MY PEOPLE, right? I think a lot of you would be happy to know where to find the story. But--at least right now--I can't do that.
Josh and I have planned from the beginning to unveil my identity when we sell a novel. (Not that that's not completely terrifying to me...but we'll save that topic for another day.) (Unveiling my identity, that is. Selling a novel is not terrifying.) And while this short story sale is a THRILL for me, I need to keep it separate from my blog.
I do, after all, have a real name. And that's the one I'm going to use when I'm a bonafide, this-is-for-real, published author.
(Actually, I'm using a slightly changed version of my real name, which I guess makes it an almost-pen name.)
Anyway -- YOU CAN STILL BE HAPPY ALONG WITH ME! Three things make me especially excited about this sale:
1. It's the first short I've ever written. (Well, not including elementary school.)
2. It's in a genre in which I've never written before.
3. I adore the editor.
And there you have it! I'm sorry I have to be so irritatingly vague. I've been sitting on this good news for a while, unsure of what to do with it, really. I haven't even announced it publicly to my Real Life People, because the details haven't been finalized. (Oh, this industry!)
But I'm delighted! And who knows--maybe by the time it goes to print, I will have a Reason to unveil my identity. And then you will have two Authoress works to buy/borrow/beg and read.
Thanks for sharing my happy!