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Archive for January 20th, 2013

Penumbra Rings “Light Chimes”

So it appears that I’ve sold “Light Chimes” to Penumbra, for their Space Opera issue.

While I’m always tickled to make a sale, this one is particularly sweet for a couple of reasons.  First, it’s a story I worked pretty hard on.  It went through several drafts—going from 1000 words, to over 5000 words, and back down to 2800 words—before I hit upon a version I was satisfied with.  And second—well, I’ve talked before about the importance of persistence.  Folks, here’s a story that didn’t sell until its 43rd submission, a new personal best for me.

Never give up!  Never surrender!

And look for “Light Chimes” in the March 2013 issue of Penumbra.

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