Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Love that feeling

One of the best feelings in the world is putting the finishing touches on a new story. You type the last correction, format it, print it out, put it in an envelope, and then walk to the mailbox. That feeling is amazing. The only thing better in the world is selling a story!

Tonight I put the finishing touches on my new story "The Magenta Equations," and when I finished it, I just had that feeling that this was something special. Most writers know that you write story after story, and then one day you write something that's beyond anything you've done before. That's the feeling I get from this story. I really feel like I've just taken a major step in my evolution as a writer. Now I'm just hopeful that some editor will agree with me...

Well, I guess now I have to try and top that story...

4 comments:

Jim Shannon said...

hehe, I just finished a story moments ago as well. I don't know if it's the best I've ever done but it's not quite ready for the envelope just yet. Maybe in June.

But I feel like I've taken a step forward as a writer as well. This is the first story I've ever written where I didn't have a title before the story. I just wrote the last word before logging in here. The story title is called "Changes". So far it's not bad.

Keith said...

I hope you sent the story to Asimov's or Analog first. I read recently where they are complaining that they are short on hard sf. It might be a good time to slip in while no one is looking.

Marva said...

I look forward to reading it somewhere or other in the near future.

J Erwine said...

Best of luck, Jim.

Keith-It went to Analog. Every story I write starts off at one of three places...Analog, Asimov's, or Fantasy & Science Fiction. Sure the odds are stacked against me, but I always shoot for the top.

Marva-Not to sound cocky, but I have no doubt that you'll be reading this story somewhere. It may end up at a $5 market, but I'm sure someone will take it.