Wednesday, March 5, 2008

One Year

Today marks the one year anniversary of this blog. One year ago, I had 13 short stories published. Today, I have almost 40.

Last year, I was still worried that it was a fluke-- or a dream-- that I wasn't really getting short stories accepted. There's still a surreal quality to reading acceptances. I still open each one, steeling myself and thinking "Blah blah not right for us." But those responses don't come as frequently as they used to.

One year. It hardly seems like it's been that long. Maybe by this time next year, I'll have the novel done. Maybe I'll have one hundred short stories scattered across the internet like bread crumbs. Bitter bread crumbs.

It's been a great journey so far. I still love writing-- and I love sharing that writing with the world.

In a moment of temporary sappiness, I want to thank the editors of those publications that have taken my writing and I want to thank the fans who follow Bo through the dark alleys of the web. Writing is great-- sharing it is even better.

We now return to our regularly scheduled bitterness.

4 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

That is quite an achievement, Clair. Congrats to you.

socalledauthor said...

Thank you.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Clair-Why don't you get Graham to add you onto crimespot? Then I wouldn't have to remember to check your blog out. Or do you prefer a little mystery for Bo and you?

socalledauthor said...

I don't know about preferring mystery... but you can sign up for email or RSS feeds.

I'll look into the crimespot thing, too. One can never appear in too many places on the internet. Well, okay, one could, but I'm far from that!