Thursday, August 13, 2009

Somebody Pinch Me

I keep expecting to wake up at any second. The acceptances during this first part of August have balanced out the onslaught of rejections that came in late July. Last Wednesday my short micro piece The Customer was accepted by Blood Moon Rising for their spring 2010 issue. Then on Friday, the story that has seen more rejections than any other, A Cause For Celebration, was picked up by The Nautilus Engine for their November issue. I was this close to retiring that story. I am super glad it finally found a home. Yesterday I came home to learn that Valley of the Splintered Oaks was accepted by The Monsters Next Door for their Road Trip themed issue (and the positive feedback in the acceptance letter made my day) and then today came the news that had me whooping and jumping around the house like I was on crack: Deadliest Cachalot was accepted for The Bitter End antho as part of a few early acceptances to kick start the formatting process. Seriously, August has been kicking ass! I don't wanna wake up! I've been trying to be more low key about reporting acceptances (much like Aaron) but when this many come this fast, I just have to jump up and down and scream like a fool. Pardon me now while I go jump and scream some more.

12 comments:

Benjamin Solah said...

Congrats on the acceptances. They all sound awesome, but especially the road trip type one.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Congratulations! I think you have had more acceptances this week than I have had correspondence with editors in the last month. Don't wake up now. You are on a roll.

K.C. Shaw said...

Woohoo! Congratulations! At this rate you're going to run out of stories--you're going to sell them all before the end of the month. :)

BT said...

Excellent news! Congratulations.

Alan W. Davidson said...

I'll say what KC and BT said. Well done!

Horror Girl said...

dude thats a whole lot of goodness! i tend to get a little jumpy bout acceptances as well... nothing wrong with that :^)

Barry Napier said...

A very cool August indeed.

Also...PINCH.

See, all acceptances are still there!

Catherine J Gardner said...

I am so not going to pinch you and end this run of good luck. Congrats.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Feel free to do a few backflips, too : ) That much "happy" tends to limber up the muscles.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Thanks, everyone!

Nat - If I tried doing back flips (or any kind of flip), I'd only land myself in the hospital for the next month.

abrokenlaptop said...

Yay! Good for you! I hope you're wearing heavy man boots when you jump up and down, because that's just an awesome visual. :D

-Mercedes

Aaron Polson said...

Enjoy the rush, man! Awesome.