|Wobbly but pleased.
||[May. 10th, 2010|06:08 pm]
Had approximately 1.6 million dizzying, nauseating tests today, but that is in the "necessary evils" category at the moment. When I got home, it was to find a letter from Stan Schmidt saying that Analog is buying "Some of Them Closer," which is my relativistic Montreal story.
I think the moral of the story is that when papersky says she wants me to write something, I should listen. Particularly if it joins up with an elisem bracelet ("The Stars Were Closer Then").
So that'll perk a body right up.
Congratulations! It's encouraging to hear some good news from your sector!
2010-05-10 11:49 pm (UTC)
I have spent 20-odd years (actually more) realizing that I had numerous friends, and friends of friends, who have done things as writers, been places as writers, that I would never go. Generally speaking, I have been okay with this; it has merely been the ongoing noise in my mind. But *Analog*? This is the spot where I really want to jump up in the air and click my heels, and start screaming and shouting Woo-hoo, and lip synching the Caisson Song - well, maybe not the latter -- and be very happy and admiring. I had always wanted to sell a story to Analog -- never did. Keep up the good work!
2010-05-11 03:27 am (UTC)
Thanks, Nate. I like being in Analog. It, like Nature and Nature Physics, makes the former-physicist components of my brain very happy.
In my experience Jo is always right and stories are ofter her fault. And it's all good.
Yay for the story, and I hope the tests produce useful and encouraging results.
Congratulations on the sale!
Awesome, yay, congratulations!
2010-05-11 02:11 am (UTC)
Excellent! And so well timed.
2010-05-11 03:18 am (UTC)
Hurray! And ditto dd_b
on the timing.
Oh, splendid news. Congrats! (And boo to the dizzy, also.)
yaaaaaaaaaaaaay sale! Big, big sale, too! woot!
Wonderful news! Congrats!!!