I've also got more good news to share, and whenever I say good news, I know you all will think its something to do with a certain novel. It does, but its likely not what you expect. I sent the first two chapters as an application to Viable Paradise, and I've been accepted! I'm in for an intense one week science fiction and fantasy writing workshop experience this October.
I'm feeling more than slightly intimidated (just check out the instructor list). I've read good things about it (frequently colored with a slight shake of crazy), but I'm mostly nervous because I'm a little shy. I still am thrilled and excited though!
I'm also a bit dazed. I was up late baking sourdough when the email acceptance came. I didn't expect one so soon, and clicked it without thinking what I might be. I had to read it several times to make sure I wasn't reading it wrong. E's been super sweet and supportive about it. He checked out flights and travel logistics for me. He also booked a ticket to Boston (I haven't even paid the tuition yet!) as a gift.
Today's also a special day because I'm guest posting over at Courage 2 Create, where I have a few words to say about picking yourself up off the ground quickly after a failure or rejection. I hope you check it out :)
Lastly, 15 year old Will (John's cousin) needs an emergency liver donation. If you're type A or type O, I hope you check out the post on John's blog for more information. Finding a match isn't easy. If you are healthy, your liver should recover (only a small piece is taken).
Now off to google some more future classmates. I'm kind of ashamed, but you all do that don't you? Ok maybe not...