Published!

In a real book with a real ISBN and everything, no less. :)

There was a national short story contest this summer that Polar Expressions Publishing put on, and while I’ve always been rusty at writing short fiction, I figured I’d give it a try and see if I couldn’t shake some of that rust off. With a 750 word count limit, it was a real tight challenge. That’s so short that it’s just about postcard fiction, and a heck of a squeeze for fitting ideas into. All the same, I just got notification that I can, in fact, occasionally keep things short and still have some measure of success! Final voting isn’t until December, but I’ve passed the first round, which means I’m in the top third of submissions, and so my story Outlast is going to make it into The Sun Shall Rise, the printed book for this year. Considering my goal was simply to test my mettle, that’s good enough for me, just as-is. =D

So huzzah and hurrah! For the first time ever, I’m going to have some words in a book. What a nifty feeling. :)

11 comments

    • Meghan says:

      I’ve always been pretty terrible at designing buttons and banners, so I don’t have many to offer. This is probably the best I’ve got at the moment. It’s not the greatest, but it’s a button, anyway. =P

      I do have to work on a new site layout relatively soon, though. I’m planning to do that when I get to a good place in the story to go on hiatus. I could work on making some buttons and banners (ones that I actually like, as opposed to the ones I have on my hard drive right now) for the Extras page then. :)

      In the meanwhile, if you want to resize any of my art for use as a button, however, I certainly don’t mind. :)

      • Rice says:

        thank you very much, let’s say someartist are “delicate ” if you would make your own button for their page, because you(this case i) could destroy what they had on their mind how it has to look to represent the work of them ;). if i have time i will make some of them and send you the imageshack links in time ;) .

        • Meghan says:

          Yeah, and I don’t blame them. I’m more the type who deals with problems like that as they arise, rather than worrying too much ahead of time. I like to at least try to trust people first. I’m curious to see what you’ll do. :)

        • Rice says:

          You got a message over on Da to a (Imagedumpsite*grin*) link inside that confusing message, feel free to use them where you want. ( Leave a Message for a better way to send them you if you are interested in more of them when i have time to play around with your Characters :D
          I updated the Font of the Above one of yours aswell.

          Idea of mine
          they can be placed inside the fan art Section or in a new Subcategory by *Extras* here ^^

          Memo for my self: should stop to drink 2L of Energy as Daily watersupply even as prevention against Migrain ^^’ ( erm need a Edit button…) Lets see if get one when i do Register at Gravatar :D

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