And there was much celebrating!

I’ve made my first fiction sale! ‘The Springwood Shelter for Genetically Modified Animals’ will be appearing in Crossed Genres this September. They also interviewed me for their new author spotlight. I’m very happy to be published by them and the process has been a pleasure.

I made a mad flurry of submissions a while ago, which led to this. I didn’t really expect much to come of it, but life proved me wrong. I did learn a few things though. When I submit things I need to keep a much better track of where and when I’ve sent them. A rush of enthusiasm is fine, but it needs to be paired with methodical planning.

In other news, I started my new job a while ago. It’s good to have some more structure in my life, though I do miss my long, daytime conversations with John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Just before I started work I was having a very productive writing time. Thousands of words a day, consistency, all the things I aim for. Since starting work, this has slowed a little. Now that I’ve got a feel for the job, hopefully I can get back into my writing swing. A new routine of early morning writing may be in order. I’d like to have some more things to submit (methodically) soon.