I know most of you don’t know me from a rat’s ass, but I feel like bragging:
I sold my first short story this week! It’s going to be published by an on-line e-zine, but I don’t care, since they’re paying me $150 for it. I wrote the story about three years ago in about an hour, and I haven’t really ever tried doing anything with it. I got offered to submit some things to this e-zine and this was one of four or five I e-mailed to their editor. She chose this one, and on Thursday formally proposed the sale to me.
This is my first legitimate business as a writer, so I’m happy. $150 isn’t much, but it’s better than nothing, especially for something withering on my shelf for a few years.
Anyway, if any of you care and wish to read the story, it’s still on my web site in PDF format. It’s called The Invitation. It’s rather short (1400 words), won’t take too long to read. I appreciate comments – email@example.com .