On Saturday morning I woke up to an email regarding my project in the works, the anthology. It was from an author whose work I’ve been reading since high school, yes high school (and I’m no spring chicken). He was rather excited about the project (I had sent him a private call for submissions) and he actually had some inside information about it that I hadn’t leaked which leads me to believe that the Press themselves might have approached him regarding it as well.
This same author – and I’ll say it again, I’m in awe of him – included a story of mine in his anthology, which for me was big enough – but if this project actually comes to fruition and my name is on the cover and his is in the table of contents… I don’t know what I’ll do.
That’s actually how it’s been going this past week, me hearing from authors I’ve admired for years expressing such excitement about MY project… MINE… little ole ME!!!??
I’ve been so happy this last week and feeling so completely lucky and blessed. I can’t wipe the smile from my face. I’m getting responses that I never imagined… who knew???
And this morning, I received my very first submission for the project, and just skimming the story I can tell it’s a winner and if it’s a sign of what’s to come…
OMG. This is going to be big, oh so big.