Sunday, March 17, 2013

First Pro Pub

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My big day is almost here--my story "Skipping Stones" goes out to DSF's 6,000 subscribers tomorrow morning. Needless to say, I am stoked.

This is my first professional sale, so I'm really excited to get it out there and hear what people think. I'm probably going to tweet and post on facebook about it a lot, so be patient with me. 0:)

If you aren't a subscriber, go subscribe! It's free! They send you a story (like mine, for example!) right to your email inbox every day.

If you don't want to subscribe, though, "Skipping Stones" should pop up on the web on the 25th (next Monday). Please, go rate it and give it a comment. I'd love love love to hear what you think about it.

This is an exciting step for me in my career as a writer. It's a validation of my ambition to be more than someone who can put together some competent prose. A pro magazine accepted my story! Wow. The funny thing is, it doesn't feel like an ending at all, not even a little bit. It feels like another step on a long, tall staircase, and it makes me want to sit down and write myself onto the step above that.

Maybe I'll go and do just that.

Thanks for reading.


  1. Fantastic stuff Devin - it arrived in my email this morning. Looking forward to reading it...

  2. Enjoyed your story. Well written. Interesting story line. Good stuff.

  3. Nice story. Well written with great word choices. Thanks for writing.

  4. Thank you all! It was a proud day, and I'm glad you all enjoyed my story. I'm looking forward to getting more out there for you.

  5. Congratulations. Great story. The first of many, I'm sure.

  6. A mighty fine literary SF piece -- nicely done, Devin! I know what you mean about the staircase. Guess we'll just be at this for a long while, right?

  7. Thank you Deborah! I certainly hope so.

    And Milo, it's a tall, tall staircase, man. It'll be a long uphill climb, but I hear the view up there is pretty spectacular.