5:00pm, 20th April 2016
WotF Golden Pen winner 2016
So this happened.
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.