Remember this? That rejection was for a story submitted last February, my first story ever submitted.
And just today I signed a contract for my first sale! The excitement is real, people! My story “The Demon in the Page” is now forthcoming in Metaphorosis.
I heard the good news of the acceptance this past Sunday, which was exactly 8 months and 25 days after my first submission. It’s not the same story I submitted back in February (that one is still getting sent around and reworked), but it’s still pretty darn special. I have more I want to say about this, but for now, I’m still in celebration mode, and it’s Halloween, so I’m going to have a scotch, pass out candy to people dressed like other people/places/things, and keep floating on this wave of happiness.