Entry for February 16, 2009
You know it's with all good intentions that I plan to blog regularly. I think what I need to do is combine all of my blogs where I have one no more than two. It's not that I don't want to blog it's just that I really do spend most of my times writing either a new novel or as of late new short stories.
I have to tell you that having my very first short story published in a brand new magazine was an exhilarating experience. You're probably wondering why or doubting me because of the number of novels I have out. Let me assure you I'm telling he truth.
Writers are constantly having to prove themselves. From the moment you sign your first contract comes the fear will I sell again. Then you get great reviews and you're thankful and think maybe I can do this. Then the bad reviews comes and you want to cry and you think the people who liked my work lied to me. I can't do it.
Then you get a new contract and another and you still doubt. So breaking out and writing in a new arena for a publishers who doesn't know beans about you gives you a boost of self confidence.
That shouldn't come as a shock to you. All creative people are a little touched in the head whether they admit it or not. I mean think about it, all those voices, male females, vampires, demons, shapeshifters, all wanting you to write stories about them. And they all feel so real that if a writer didn't go a little mad (insane) I'd have to wonder why.
Now let me see if I can include a picture of the cover that made me so happy that I was darn near giddy. Just in case the magazine is called, New Love Story Magazine. The premier issue just came out a couple of weeks ago. Okay, I couldn't find it so I'm posting a picture of Jennifer Green's Rita. I'm claiming one for myself. Do you hear that universe. I've put in my claim now you must deliver.