I got my first ‘real’ short story publication! It’s in Every Day Fiction, a once-a-day ezine type publication that I’ve been enjoying a lot lately.
I got paid three dollars for it (and opted to give that back to EveryDayFiction), but by golly I’m excited! However, and I feel real dumb about this – I missed it! Apparently it got published a few days after Christmas and I didn’t realize until nearly three weeks later. Then, I went over and looked at it, and more than a few of the comments were negative – apparently the ending of my short story didn’t make a lot of sense to my readers. 🙂
But you know, that’s okay. Getting real criticism is the only way to get better. (Cliche, but true.)
So: Hurray! Sort of. (I’m only human, after all!)