My favorite part of the plan!

Yesterday I received the kind of e-mail all writers love—an acceptance!  My Christmas story, “Comfort and Joy”, is forthcoming from Etopia Press!  I don’t have a release date yet but I have homework to do so it’s definitely real.

It pays to get a story right back out there, even if optimism doesn’t rule that particular day.  I wasn’t expecting much, but within three days Etopia sent an offer.  So you never know.

My previous publications (except one) have been in print anthologies, the kind that pay a flat fee or copies for the rights they’re using.  (Twice I even received hard copy galleys that were FedEx’ed across the country and back!  But that’s a subject for another time.  When I’m feeling Retro.) This will be my first experience with royalties, and with cover art that I don’t have to share.  Etopia’s covers are gorgeous, so I’m looking forward to that!

I’m planning to post about the whole process,  hopefully it’ll be entertaining!