I got my first acceptance letter yesterday. :D
Given it’s for a poem and for a semi-professional school journal (The Leading Edge*), but it’s still a tiny step up the publishing ladder. I can put that in a cover letter for a real publisher, right? Just not mention it’s a poem?
I don’t even do poetry. So it’s kind of ironic. But nice. I get $10 from it, lol.
In other news, I took Writing Excuses’s character-quirk episode to heart and am doing “auditions” for Teague, the main character in TWS, which I will start writing in January for Sanderson’s class. I kind of want her full name to be Teegree, but I like the spelling of “Teague,” and “Teagueree” looks retarded. But so does “Teeg,” to a lesser extent. I think.
Anyway. That $10 can go towards my WorldCon fund.
Excerpt of the day:
Flad heard the loud patter of unshod feet before three men ran before him in the road, blocking his way. Upon a second look, he saw they were boys—their oldest couldn’t have been more than seventeen, though all stood several inches taller than he did.
“There’s a toll t’walk our street,” the oldest said, puffing up his chest.
Flad smirked. Cute. “I’ll walk the other way, then,” he said, turning. He only took a few steps before the trio circled around him, blocking his new direction as well.
“There’s a toll for walkin’ anywhere,” the boy amended.
*Yes, the one I used to edit for. But I got in on my own merits, thank you.