We always remember our first time.
Our first kiss.
Our first love.
Our first child.
All the checkpoints in life that become special memories.
For a writer, another first that is emblazoned in our memory is the first time a story or book was accepted.
It’s an indescribable thrill. A validation that we don’t suck and all the time and effort spent alone with our computers away from our family and friends is actually worthwhile.
My first was in May of 2008 when Niteblade accepted my short story Nightmares for the December 2008 edition. I can still remember opening the email and doing a little dance at my computer. I think I actually squeaked with happiness.
That acceptance fueled me to continue writing, to hone my craft and to take a chance at submitting my longer works to independent publishers and within six months of that publication, my first novel was accepted.
I’d love to hear about a special first in your life…
In the meantime, check out these Niteblade Blogtrain posts before and after mine…
Yesterday (August 9th post) http://jamesdorrwriter.wordpress.com "The Niteblade Blog Train, What's That? -- Jazzy Vampires,"
http://authoraubrie.blogspot.ca/ scheduled for tomorrow - August 11
Thanks for hanging with me for a bit.
Don’t Fear the Reaper, the first book in The Death Chronicles series that I wrote with my twelve-year-old son!
The day Nick Ramsay’s eighth-grade teacher drops dead in his classroom, Nick sees his first reaper. When another cloaked figure appears at his grandmother’s bedside, Nick issues an order for the vile creature to leave her alone.
This simple act of defiance creates a domino effect that brings Fate and Death to Nick’s door and reveals his true lineage, throwing his world into chaos. To make matters worse, a group of rogue reapers declares war on humanity and Nick is the only one who can stop them.
You can purchase the book here on Amazon.
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Until next time,