Dec. 14th, 2009 06:25 pm
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Got two doses of awesome news when the wonderful Anna Schwind accepted my story, "Sun's East, Moon's West" for Podcastle--the first is the obvious one (sale). The second is--Anna's an editor! At Podcastle! Anna was pretty much the first person I didn't know personally to write me about a story of mine and say she liked it.

That's so cool!

Then, I got another dose of news, this by way of [livejournal.com profile] tinaconnolly, who has been doing a much better job tracking the progress of the cute robot book, Unplugged [Amazon] than I have. First, there was the starred review in Publisher's Weekly, which I may have mentioned before (and Tina herself is name-checked)--but then there's the Booklist review, which I haven't seen all of, yet, but in which I am name-checked as having written a "genuinely delightful tale." (They're talking about "The Girl-Prince," which [livejournal.com profile] sartorias first bought like a year and a half ago for Coyote Wild.) We love being geuninely delightful!

And even more awesome, I got email from Neil Clarke saying that my copies of the Cute Robot Book should be here on Wednesday, which is really cool, except for that my ego-shelf really doesn't have room. (Woe.) But maybe I should stop using a magazine file and get a real shelf. Hm? Or keep the magazine file for magazines, and get a shelf for books. Something like that. (WOOOE!)

And, and, have I mentioned that [livejournal.com profile] sarah_prineas is totally the best? Because she is. If it wouldn't get reverted, I would go put it in her Wikipedia page right now. (It would get reverted because they would be all, "You have to cite your sources," and I would have to confess, "It's primary source material," and hang my head in shame.)

I think that's it for now. (Considers.) Yep.

Date: 2009-12-14 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dsgood.livejournal.com
Multiple congratulations!

Date: 2009-12-15 12:30 am (UTC)

Date: 2009-12-15 12:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sartorias.livejournal.com
Oooh, that story sooo deserves attention. YAY!!!

Date: 2009-12-15 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beth-bernobich.livejournal.com
Yay for you!

My contrib copies for Unplugged arrived today and the first thing I did was to sit down and read your story. Very, very shiny story. *loves*

Date: 2009-12-15 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merriehaskell.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you! I confess, I've not been so diligent, but it will make up my night-time reading for the next week. :)

Date: 2009-12-15 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] behindpyramids.livejournal.com
Congrats, congrats! :)

Date: 2009-12-15 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tinaconnolly.livejournal.com
yay! and since you got your contrib copies, you know where I saw that new review! :D

Date: 2009-12-15 03:37 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-12-15 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrgeddylee.livejournal.com
How about if you just make a web page about how Sarah is the best, then I'll make the Wikipedia edit, using you as a source?

Date: 2009-12-15 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rachel-swirsky.livejournal.com
Yeah, I read that sub right before you made a post about discouraging rejection letters and I wanted to say, "Hey! Don't be discouraged! Just read a story that I think we'll buy!" -- but it wasn't really feasible at the time.

Date: 2009-12-15 03:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merriehaskell.livejournal.com
Heh. Well, I don't mind my short story rejections anywhere near the way I apparently do book rejections, but validation is always cool!

Date: 2009-12-15 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rachel-swirsky.livejournal.com
Ah, I had missed that they were book rejections. I just snagged on the words (paraphrasing here) "it sucks getting a rejection saying we're not taking this for the same reason I thought the piece was cool."

Date: 2009-12-15 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] merriehaskell.livejournal.com
Well, THAT is always true. :) It does tend to make one doubt oneself!

Date: 2009-12-15 10:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vaughan-stanger.livejournal.com
Lots of great news - yay for you!

Date: 2009-12-16 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maeve-the-red.livejournal.com
Well done on all the well-deserved good stuff. I remember 'Sun's East, Moon's West' from Milford.

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