Saturday, 31 January 2009

I Sold Another Story!

I had an email yesterday from Yours, who want to buy a short story I wrote last July. I started writing short stories in early 2008 and this is my second sale, the first was a story I wrote last April which I sold to The Weekly News last October. Both sales have been thrilling and cause for much jumping up and down and whooping and phoning/texting/emailing friends and family. But the feeling has also been qualitatively different. The first time it felt a bit like a fluke or beginner's luck. This time I found myself wide awake at 3 am, thinking 'blimey, maybe I CAN do this writing thing.'

Two notches on my womag bedpost is twice as good as one. I'd like at least one more by summer, so that when I submit my novel to agents again, my writing CV will look much more impressive than it did last time round. Here's hoping.

8 comments:

Bernadette said...

Well done!
I'm sure the third will be coming along shortly.

HelenMHunt said...

Absolutely. It's only a matter of time. Congratulations.

JJ said...

Fantastic. I'm jumping up and down for you. Well done.

Tam said...

Woohoo! You're off and running (in sensible shoes) now!

PI said...

And remember you are known to those two magazines now so don't let them off the hook. Well done that girl!

Queenie said...

Awww, thanks everyone!

SpiralSkies said...

Wow, brilliant! That is so exciting it made my heart beat a little faster!

You really can do it you know :0)

Clare Sudders said...

Woohoo, that's brilliant!!