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John Steinbeck does me some good finally. [Mar. 23rd, 2012|09:47 am]
Marissa Lingen
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I've made my first sale of the year finally! "Dinosaurs of the Southern Dust Bowl," a short-short, is going to White Cat. Sales, sales, we like sales.

"It was hard, the day the tyrannosaur ate Rosasharn...."
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[User Picture]From: marshallpayne1
2012-03-23 02:51 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Marissa! Hey, it's only March--the year's still young.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-03-23 02:54 pm (UTC)
But Conservation of Neuroses, Marshall!

1. I will never sell anything again, doooooom!
2. I have sold everything, ack! I haven't got enough stuff in circulation, doooooom!

Time to sing the doom song! Doom doom doom de doom doom!

If I took myself seriously I think I'd implode.
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[User Picture]From: marshallpayne1
2012-03-23 03:00 pm (UTC)
Now that's a great reason why we shouldn't take ourselves too seriously, except in overdramatic fits of ironic detachment. ;-)

If your experience is like mine--and I bet it is--the sales come in bunches. But, yeah, those dry spells suck.
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[User Picture]From: sartorias
2012-03-23 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yay!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2012-03-23 03:14 pm (UTC)
That's a fine opening!
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[User Picture]From: freelikebeer
2012-03-23 03:21 pm (UTC)

I want to ...

read this to my daughter:

"It was hard, the day the tyrannosaur ate Rosasharn...."
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-03-23 04:41 pm (UTC)

Re: I want to ...

I will link to it when it comes out.
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[User Picture]From: buymeaclue
2012-03-23 03:31 pm (UTC)
Good excerpt! Congrats.
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[User Picture]From: rysmiel
2012-03-23 03:31 pm (UTC)
heh. Well done, and I do like that opening line.
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[User Picture]From: p_j_cleary
2012-03-23 04:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
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[User Picture]From: alecaustin
2012-03-23 04:25 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Glad to hear that particular drought is over/in abeyance.
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[User Picture]From: wshaffer
2012-03-23 05:36 pm (UTC)
"It was hard, the day the tyrannosaur ate Rosasharn...."

You may have single-handedly saved The Grapes of Wrath for me.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-03-23 06:46 pm (UTC)
The entire story is 900 words aimed at doing that for myself, actually.
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From: dsgood
2012-03-23 09:19 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
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From: athenais
2012-03-23 10:04 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!
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From: coffeesvp
2012-03-23 10:39 pm (UTC)
What a cool title. I love dinosaurs and I am fascinated by the Dust Bowl. Congratulations.
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[User Picture]From: fgherman
2012-03-23 11:11 pm (UTC)
Mazel tov! I can't wait to read it.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2012-03-24 01:23 pm (UTC)
GREAT opening line.
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From: vcmw
2012-03-24 02:37 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
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From: swan_tower
2012-03-24 07:42 pm (UTC)
Congrats!

If I may ask, how long did you wait for a response? (I've had a story with them for a while now, and haven't gotten a reply to my queries.)
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2012-03-24 09:30 pm (UTC)
Since August.
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From: swan_tower
2012-03-24 10:26 pm (UTC)
Good to know. Mine's been there since July, so I may give them a little while longer.
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[User Picture]From: biguglymandoll
2012-03-26 11:39 am (UTC)
Yay - congrats!
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