First of all, I miss the interaction on the blog, so hello 🙂
This is just a quick pop-in again to update you on a couple things that are non-Work-in-Progress related. Both these things relate to Discarded Dragons.
Number one, Discarded Dragons has been nominated for the Palmetto Scribe Awards that AtomaCon does each year to recognize South Carolina authors. Yay! I’ve never had this opportunity before. This is one of those fan voting awards, so to win, a book needs readers to vote for it. Here’s the link if you’d like to give Discarded Dragons a chance.
And number two, I met another author by the name of James Maxey at Soda City Comic Con last year. (I’ll be attending again this year!) He writes cool dragon books and has been doing the convention thing for a long time. It was great to pick his brain about stuff. Anyway, he mentioned that he’s producing three short story anthologies that focus on Middle Grade readers. Seeing that I write adventure books for that age group, he suggested I submit a story.
Ummmm, I haven’t submitted anything in, well, years! I had to think long and hard to figure out if I had a story in me to fit one of his three anthologies. Then someone suggested, “Why not write a story based off of a Discarded Dragon ending?”
Hmmm, this sparked an idea. After mulling it over some more, I did just that, writing a story for his Paradoxical Pets Anthology. Then I went searching for the formatting to submit short stories because such details just don’t stay in my brain unless I use them regularly. Then I emailed the story off.
And I waited. This is expected when you submit a story, but I’d forgotten that feeling that maybe they forgot about you or your manuscript got lost in the email world somewhere.
A couple months later, I heard back. Mr. Maxey accepted the story!!!!
I have no details beyond that at the moment, but I wanted to share my excitement. Thank you all for joining me in this journey called writing.
P.S. If you missed last week, I finished the rough draft of the next adventure book, The Mystery of the Golden Shells. It’s in the editing process now 🙂