Not going to lie, it’s definitely a thrill to get to see your published story in hard copy. Got my contributor copy in the mail today, and I’m still thrilled about this.
I’ve been following the metrics for my story’s page views in Nature Magazine. It has become a bit of an obsession as I have been somewhat overjoyed to see the page views continue to climb as time passes. There is a two-day gap between the metrics displayed and any given.
Over on his site, Charles Payseur reviewed the stories included in the “Clowns” anthology. I was glad to see he not only had reviewed my story in the collection, but had kind words to say about it. Thanks, Charles!
The day has come at last. This was my second-most rejected story, all about dichotomous keys, xenobiology and bad choices. You can read it here.
During my end-of-month assessment, I noticed I had completed three different stories during the month of March. Two of them were written from scratch between the 20th and the 31st of the month. The third had been submitted to a writing contest from one of the SFWA-recognized markets, didn’t proceed.