Today began as an extra-good day for no reason at all.
It was beautifully cloudy outside, it was cold enough that I wore (and am still wearing) my falling apart but oh-so-comfortable slippers, the candles were lit as we read our Bibles – even the coffee was unusually delicious. School and chores didn’t seem so bad, and after they were finished, I logged onto the computer. I was made even happier by some extremely uplifting Monster reviews – one actually made me cry (in a good way!)
And then the Great Good Thing happened.
Ladies and gentlemen (and aliens and rogues and magic-bean-buyers) –
HAS A PUBLISHER.
It came from Nichole White of Magpie Eclectic Press, who also is publishing my short stories ‘The Department-Store Pianist’ and ‘In Time.’. When editing is through, I’m going to submit Monster to both Magpie and Mercury Ink. The main gist of this post is – even if Mercury Ink doesn’t accept the manuscript – Monster has a publisher.
And it’s very possible that there may be actual copies of it available in bookstores in May next year.
I called my sister on the phone to tell her about it and all I could really manage was squealing, incoherent rambling, and a lot of inane giggling.
So there you have it. Pardon me while I go throw confetti and edit until the keyboard lights on fire.