HOLY WOW! I just found out that I had 2 items selected to be in a local community college's literary journal! *happy dance*
— M. Andrew Patterson (@DyadicEchoes) January 9, 2013
So yeah. Someone besides my friends likes my work. Not that my friends and family liking it isn't awesome, because they don't have to. But still.
*cue confetti cannons and noise makers*
Needless to say, my brain melted.
Now, some of you may be saying, "Hey, Andrew! It's just a magazine at your local community college!"
Yes, that is true. However, it is open to anyone who attends that school and there are a lot of them. Also, I had two pieces accepted. Most people only get one if any. Also, I have to start somewhere. This is one tiny step in the scheme of the universe, but it is a huge leap in validation for what I'm doing.
Does this make me a published author? Yes, yes it does. The journal in question is produced once a year and is distributed out into the world. Will I get paid? No. Doesn't matter at this point. The point is that I. GOT. PUBLISHED! Or I will be once May 2013 comes around. I'll let you all know more once it get's closer to the pub-date.
I need one of these...
|H.G. Well's Time Machine|
Anyway, one small step. Right? Or a huge leap for me. I guess both. Validation that I can do this and people will like it is what it really is.
You will like it, right? Please? *panics*
So, yes, I will be excited and bouncy and weird because I can and I deserve it.
'Till Next time.