"Published author, aspiring novelist . . . welcome to my world of madness!"

Dec 21, 2010

On a Publishing Roll

This week, I submitted two short stories to a literary anthology, Literary Foray.  I'm pleased to announce both were accepted.  Not only that, but the editor selected one of them to take first slot.  At least so far.  *laughs*

Farspace 2 finally hit the shelves, putting another printed copy of my work in hand . . . and I figured, while I was seizing the word by the horns this week, I might as well try shaking it around for a while too!  I sent 'Philomena' off to play in traffic.  We shall see if she makes it across the road in one piece, or if I've murdered my precious darling.  This is the first item I've ever dared put a pricetag on, other than a contributor's copy.  While I can say that makes me feel--odd--almost like selling out some aspect of myself . . . the one that wrote just for the sheer joy of writing . . . I can also honestly say "It's time."

I've proved to myself, and my family, that I have the talent to make it, if I so desire.  I've reached beyond the glory of winning sitewide contests and taken those first few difficult steps: I've gotten my name in print.  Several times.  Now, I want to up the ante.

I'm hungry for more.  It's like a shark getting that first taste of blood.  I want this so bad now, that I can FEEL it clear down in my core.  I want a paycheck.  Cash--check in hand!

Beyond that, I want to finish a novel.  I have two in the works.  I don't know.  I just feel like it's time to stop playing author and finally become one.  The road won't be easy, and I'm sure I'll stumble many times before I find my feet in this new battle arena . . . but I'm warning you now world . . . I'm not about to let anything stand in my way!

~Best wishes


  1. I told you that your work would be accepted in a hot minute. You are an amazing writer and I am awed to often be on the front lines of your creation. I am thrilled we are going to have this opportunity to be published together in Literary Foray. With Nicole, Noelle, and Jessica in there as well it is like an Anthology Dream Team! *Laughs* Seriously, I will treasure this book.

    It is hard to send your darlings out into traffic, but that Philomena is a tough little bitch. *wink* The tale is chilling and brilliantly told. I know she will do you proud.

    I wish you all the best in 2011 and all I have to say is ... watch out world. <3


  2. Thank you, TT! <3 For everything . . .

  3. Good for you! Best wishes in your quest!!

  4. There's the tough girl I knew was hiding in the dark. Glad you're having a ball, but I want to see more...like your first book signing. ;-)

    Congratulations! :-D

  5. Hi Adriana. I'm a friend of Nicole D and Jessica B, and I have a couple of short stories going into Literary Foray at Static Movement next year.

    Nicki led me to your blog, so I'm following now and it's really nice ta meet ya!

  6. I can't wait to see what 2011 holds for you. With your talent and drive, the possibilities are endless. And, you're inspiring me with this rebel yell!

    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

  7. Congrats on the published works that's awesome