A is for April, alphabet, and awesome

Happy April, everyone! Although I’ve enjoyed some of the lovely pranks I’ve seen around the Net, there are none here.

I made the last-minute decision to join the A to Z Challenge for blogging this month. I started this blog posting 3-4 times a week. Now, I’m down to 2-3 times, and some weeks, I don’t even manage that. So this is an effort to get myself used to posting more regularly.

And my big news — I sold my story “Matchmaker” to Clarkesworld Magazine, and it’s up now as part of their April issue. This is my first sale to a SFWA-qualifying market, and it makes me eligible to join SFWA as an Associate member. (I need 3 short-story sales or 1 novel sale to qualify as an Active member. This fall, when Daily Science Fiction will most likely get SFWA-qualifying status, I’ll be up to 2 stories. With any luck — and lots of persistence — I might get the third one before then.) However, I’m waiting until July to join because that’s when their fiscal year flips, and I’d really rather pay dues only once this year.

What’s new with you this month?

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  1. A is for AWESOME POST!!!! Loved this! So glad you’ve joined in on the fun! I’m here to welcome to the A to Z challenge! I’m a co-host, should you need anything don’t hesitate to ask!!! I do hope you’ll stop by my neck of the woods! We’re also having fun on twitter (I’m @jenunedited and we’re using #atozchallenge)!

    • Thanks. I have to admit I’m overwhelmed by the number of other bloggers participating, but I’m going to be checking some of them out. I’ll probably also set up a Tweetdeck column for the hashtag.

  2. Great news!

    I’m doing the challenge for the exact same reason (as my post tomorrow explains) 😉

    • You’d mentioned that you were going to be doing it, and I looked at the challenge three times before I decided. In fact, just yesterday, I told myself it was too much new work to add! However, I seem to thrive on “too much.” 😉

  3. How exciting!! Congrats on getting your work published!! Blessings, Joanne

    • Thank you!

      I liked your angel post, but I still need to think about which one I like the best. I might stop in tomorrow and watch the video again.

  4. Congrats on the Clarkesworld sale!

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