Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Light at the end of the tunnel

It's 1:20 in the morning and I can't sleep. I spent all day reading a book for review in Black and now can't get it out of my head - not that the book was brilliant, I just keep thinking about how to phrase the review.

So instead of tossing and turning, I got up to put a few sentences on paper and hopefully banish it from my mind.

That's why I was sitting here at this silly hour when a sale came through.

Yep, finally, a sale. I've just received an offer of publication for "Winged Shepherd of Innocence" from Fear and Trembling Magazine. This was originally my entry into this years PARSEC contest and was very much rushed through TPN and others to get to the contest on time. It has been revised a few times since then and has finally found a home.

Now I'm too excited to go to sleep. It's not a huge paying market -$5 (US) ($6.96AU) - but it's a little confirmation that someone thinks I can write. To top everything off, this is actually my first dark fiction piece to sell. I've sold sci-fi, non-fiction, an essay, and erotica in the past, but never the genre that's closest to my heart - until now.

Okay, I'm rambling now. I'll chalk up number 6 acceptance and call it a night.

Keep on submitting - there is a home for your story somewhere out there.

Good luck!



  1. Congrats! It is nice to have a little confirmation every once in a while.

  2. Congrats, BT! You're living proof that perseverance does indeed pay off. I'm delighted for you. :o)

  3. Excellent News!

    I look forward to reading your story. Let me know when it is up and I will link to it.

    Keep this up and you could be the next Felicity Dowker.

    BTW - Thanks for the link to "The Solution."