April 23, 2009

Shameless Plug Time

The Drabbler #13
Vanishing Act by Jacquelyne Drainville
Illustration by Tim Sale
In other news, I'm slowly settling into my position as managing editor of AnthologyBuilder. I love it! Nancy Fulda has brought Merrie Haskell aboard to head the public domain section. Welcome, Merrie!

March 5, 2009

Excellent News

I am now the Managing Editor of AnthologyBuilder. I'm very excited, as I've always hoped to gain experience in the field. I've been editing the works of my friends and peers for years, and I'm always game to read a short story or ten.... thousand. I'm also looking forward to meeting the many authors and artists that AB is currently bringing together.

The Saturday before last I discovered that I received a Daily Deviation (a feature on the main page of the art website, DeviantArt) on my photograph, Hope.

by =omnibob8 on deviantART

Over 1000 messages in the space of a day! After years of struggling to carve out some sort of creative niche, I feel a bit overwhelmed. And honored and thrilled at the same time. It's nice to get a bit of recognition now and then. So now I can say I've had my fifteen minutes of web fame.

February 1, 2009

My First Sale(s)

I've just gotten everything confirmed and sent off to the publisher. My first sold story will be accompanied by a Tim Sale illustration! I'm so giddy with excitement. And honored to have such friends.

If any of you are wondering... Tim Sale is a comic book artist very well known in his field for work on Batman: The Long Halloween, Spiderman: Blue, and numerous other runs. His work is also seen predominantly in the show Heroes. I have been a regular poster on his message boards for the last few years, and we've met a few times at different events. When he heard about my first story sale to The Drabbler, he offered to illustrate it.

The editors seem almost as excited as me!

I got to see his initial sketch and the finished inks, and they're so much fun. This will be a publication I treasure forever. For so many reasons.

January 16, 2009

A Bit of Good News

It's official! I've sold my first short story. "Vanishing Act" was picked up for the next issue of The Drabbler*. I get a whole dollar and a free copy of Drabbler #13. :D

It might not be a large sale, but it was a great feeling to get something other than a rejection slip for once! And the editor of the publication, Terrie Leigh Relf, is really nice.

*A drabble is a short story of exactly 100 words.


In other news, I now have my very own dSLR camera. I was given a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS for Christmas, along with two lenses. Life is feeling pretty good right now.