This is a picture of the first contract I've ever actually signed. Okay, it isn't for six figures, (or five, or four, or three) but it's a genuine paper contract with my signature on it. Today, Dragons, Knights and Angels, The Magazine of Christian Fantasy and Science Fiction, published my short story, Raven in their wonderful mag. And I actually got paid for it! I must give props to my new friend (and whirlwind of a wit) Mirtika, for giving the heads up on this great site. Thanks, Mir!
But that ain't all. After you read Raven, you can drop over to Infuze and read my first ever published poem Seasons' Dance, which you may have read here. I'm actually a tad insecure at the thought of real poets reading such amateurish work. Oh well. If you haven't swooned at the injustice of it all, (and aren't completely embarrassed to associate your name with mine), please leave a comment.
And while I'm on a roll, I just posted chapter one of my first completed novel What Faith Awakes for public perusal. It's a 90,000 word supernatural suspense which was simultaneously exhausting and exhilarating to write. This month I'll be making some minor tweaks, and probably start shopping for an agent. I've got a few short stories I'll be birthing, begin research on a second novel, and by mid-year hope to begin jamming on the new project.
Blessings to those of you who visit here and leave comments. You make this a fun ride. Peace...