Sometimes the little wins are almost as satisfying as the big ones. This past week I was lucky enough to have one of each. If you follow me on social media, you probably already know that the audiobook version of Serengeti came out. That's HUGE for me. Reviews are already rolling in and listeners seem to love the story and the narration by Elizabeth Wiley. You can head on over to Audible if you'd like to try a sample.
So that was my big win for the week. My little win makes me just about as happy. Like most writers I know, I don't just write novels. Every now and then--especially when I'm in between novels--I like to sit down and write a short story just to change things up a bit. The short story market is tough, though, and just writing a story doesn't mean it'll get published. Or that you'll get paid to have it published. Or the anyone will read it. This past week I sold Clockwork Hearts--a little steampunk story I wrote about an unlikely friendship between a boy in a wheelchair and a clockwork Golem he meets while feeding ducks, of all things. I love this story--it's probably one of the best pieces I've written and I'm so excited that the awesomely Australian SQ Mag felt the same. You can read it for free here. Drop me a comment when you get a moment and let me know what you think.
J.B. Rockwell grew up reading fairy tales, folklore and mythology, as well as anything and everything about ancient cultures and their history, and never lost her taste for any of it. She currently lives in West Virginia with her husband and two cats, all of whom provide inspiration for her stories, whether they know it or not.