A Perfect Friday

Yesterday my wife Zoya and I celebrated our wedding anniversary.

My day started out just right – I woke up to find an e-mail about “The Field Trip” being accepted by Dagan Books for their “In Situ” anthology. They have since posted a table of contents, including work from some pretty exciting authors. Not too shabby at all.

Later that same day I heard back from Schrodinger’s Mouse magazine, letting me know that they have accepted my story “In Service of a Greater Cause” for publication in their inaugural issue. Of all my short stories this happens to be my wife’s favorite, so we were both excited to see it find a good home.

Two acceptances in one day are definitely making me feel spoiled, and very very lucky. I wish there was a way to bottle up a day like yesterday, because it was pretty darn perfect in many aspects, including that of my fledgling writing career.

My goal for 2010 was to have two stories published, and I was happy to accomplish that. I set myself an ambitious goal for 2011: I’d like to have 10+ short stories accepted for publication. This is an important distinction – a story can be accepted in September but not actually published till the following March – and I wanted to give myself a little extra wiggle room since ten stories are a huge number.

It’s the middle of January and I have already have three sales to boast about. Now if I could only keep up this momentum for the rest of the year!

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