Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Full circle

My day started very pleasantly with an acceptance from Every Day Fiction. Then I went to my new temp job, which was weird because it's also my old temp job, from way back before I moved up to Pennsylvania, almost exactly two years ago now.

In fact, I am sitting in the exact same cubicle that I was sitting in, doing the exact same thing I was doing then, when I conceived the character Kristof who has appeared in "The King's Messenger" in Renard's Menagerie #5 (YES! I managed another plug!) and who is the main character in The Weredeer. This job is even the reason Kristof has that name--every time I typed the name Christopher into the data entry program at work, it ended up shortened to Christoph, which I found appealing.

So all day I've had the unsettled feeling that I would hear back one way or another about The Weredeer. Mundania Press has had it since they opened for subs on December 1 and I'm expecting to hear back from them pretty soon anyway. Today would be a poetic day to get a rejection (or acceptance, please please please), but Life Isn't Like Books. Still, there's five hours left in today.

3 comments:

Mundania said...

I can say that Weredear is receiving consideration as an editor is reading it now. Unfortunately we did not expect to get over 450 submissions the first month we opened and the backlog is pushing answers out beyond our projected two months. We hope to have answers by the end of March for all of December's submissions. Then it's on to January.

K.C. Shaw said...

You guys are GOOD. Wow. Thanks for the update! And good luck with getting through all that slush--I'm glad I don't have to do it. :)

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ooh both congratulations and good luck...