Saturday, May 5, 2012


To celebrate the publication of my novella, "The Six Swans," my best friend gave me this lovely little swan. She saw me struggle through edits for this thing and so forth, and the gift means a lot.

Often, when I accomplish something, I feel a little numb. For me, most of the interest lies in the verb of a thing -- the writing, the editing, and so forth. The fact of it leaves me a bit bewildered. A published thing? A thing you can see on Amazon? I've never been one to spend much time checking my byline. I always want to know what I'm writing next.

I like this instinct. It's served me well. But sometimes, it's nice to spend a moment basking in an accomplishment.

I put the lovely little swan on display on my bookshelf (right next to my collection of zombie pets). It's a good reminder of the power of faith, and hope, and friendship.

The book is here, if you'd like to take a look.

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