With a crazy fast turn-around time, the editor of The Crimson Pact anthology, Paul Genesse, emailed me yesterday to let me know he likes my story and wants to publish it in the anthology! I’ve spent a goodly portion of yesterday and today editing and emailing back and forth with him. He’s very nice and extremely flattering, and I’m beyond thrilled to be included in this project.
Big thanks have to go to Steve Saus, who got me involved in the anthology, and who remains an incredible source for advice and inspiration.
I also have to give credit to Erik Larson, author of The Devil In the White City, which inspired much of the story I submitted to the anthology. More about that in the future, when the anthology is closer to publication and I’m promoting the Hell out of it. I should probably write a review of this book at some point, since I loved it–which is high praise from me, The Girl Who Dislikes Non-Fiction.
The only downside to this is that I now need to write the two sequels to the story (yes, there are two sequels!) while the characters and setting are still fresh in my mind, which likely means neglecting other submissions…but a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush!
First, however, I need a break–I’ve been recovering from the flu for two weeks and I’m about to start Field Experience for school, so writing will be taking a back seat for a few weeks. Then, hopefully, I can return to it fresh-faced and ready to take on new challenges. I suspect it’s good to take a break while riding high on success, and not when I’ve burned myself out pushing myself too far, too fast!