Christmas break. Why does it have to end? Well, every year since I went to work as a teacher, the school has closed for multiple days during January because of the weather. There’s nothing bad in the forecast yet, but I have hope I’ll get another break soon. haha
So, I got a call from Nanci at Horror World a couple of weeks ago. She’s buying my short story "New Moon" for publication at HW at some point during 2011. I’d forgotten she asked for some stories to look at some time back. I sent her at least two, and she actually preferred "Scream of Humanity", but since I published it with Amazon’s Kindle program it was eliminated. I’ll let you know when "New Moon" is up.
Speaking of Amazon’s Kindle, I got my first notice of payment for the two e-books I’ve published through that program. Not much money, but it’s nice that they’re paying. I never got any money from the Amazon Shorts program they had. The sad thing is that as small as the payment is, it’s still more than I’ve ever gotten for the Fine Tooth Press publication of Darkscapes. I’ll be parting out more of those stories for the Kindle program this year.
Also, Carrie Jones let me know that an essay I wrote will be included in Dear Bully, an anthology of essays by writers talking about our experiences with bullies. It’s a charity antho to be be published by HarperCollins later this year. I’m very excited to be included in this project.
It is now 2011. I’m the co-sponsor for the Class of 2011 at my school. I’ve worked with these kids since the end of their freshman year. I’ll be weird to see them go.
Happy New Year to everyone. Make this year the best ever. Remember that whatever you want is possible if you just keep working toward it.