So this happened.

Not only that, but my illustrator, Adrian Massaro, won the Golden Brush award--the first time in contest history that one story has won both awards.

It's been just over a week and I still can't wrap my head around it. This was my first ever sale of any kind. I've met legends of the field (and I don't use that word lightly). I've been complimented by Doug Beason, Nancy Kress, Greg Benford, Todd McCaffrey. I've had Kevin J Anderson tell me this short should be a novel.

Best of all, I got to spend a week and a bit in the company of people equally as mad as I am in the same sorts of ways. To the Female Blacksmith Appreciators of WotF32--I salute you. You're all magnificent, and you're going places. I'd wager my soul that there's a Hugo or Nebula waiting somewhere in our ranks.

I have much, much more to say on the topic, but I'll come to that in time. I plan on debriefing the whole week, day by day, and then going into specifics on my story Squalor & Sympathy after that.

Until I get round to that, to everyone offering their congratulations--thank you. It means the world.


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