This is an update in which I will try to use my words and probably fail because I’m excited and these are words I’ve never said before.
I’m being published.
In an anthology.
An actual paper-and-ink book that I can hold in my hands.
I can’t begin to tell you what this means to me and how excited I am. See what it says on the cover? Emerging writers.
I know how young I am, but a lot of life has happened in the past few years. Life that made me feel exhausted and un-creative and dried up.
This small thing (it feels like a big thing) gives me hope that my moment of creating hasn’t passed. My voice is still developing, my experience still deepening, and my heart still beating.
I will continue creating more (and better) things than this little short story. It isn’t over til it’s over, and it sure ain’t over yet.
If you’re interested in ordering a copy, you can do so here. In addition to my work, there are several other short stories from other Kansas writers that I know you’ll enjoy.
If you have work available for purchase, leave the link in the comments so we can support one another!