All the news that I can think of

First, I finally filled out the application for SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America), and I’ve received notice that my application was approved. I am now a full-fledged pro by the standards of that body (three professional short story sales).

Second, my short story “Pretty Bauble” is scheduled to be in issue 117 of Space & Time Magazine. I’m not sure when that will be out, but I’ll let you know when I do. (For those of you who may have short stories, the magazine is open to submissions until August 5.)

Third, David Bridger is running a wonderful week-long group therapy for writers on his blog this week, helping people think about what their personal obstacles are to writing and what they can do to overcome them. (I posted on Monday, but I’m dropping out. Through no fault of the commenters, some of the things said trigger negative feelings for me, which leaves me in a place I don’t like to be. However, I recommend everyone check it out and see how it works for them.)

I’ll be back tomorrow for a Q & A that has nothing to do with my writing life. πŸ™‚

So what’s new with you this week?

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  1. Congratulations on becoming a SFWA-er !!! πŸ˜€

  2. You’ve been working on those SFWA things for some time – congrats on becoming a member! πŸ˜€

  3. Congrats! I’d love to join but they still don’t consider indie authors worth their time, even though I can show them sales. Hopefully, the discrimination will pass.

    • Thanks!

      There’s a reason my credits are all short story sales. πŸ™‚

      I imagine it’s going to be another 5 years before the major writing associations acknowledge indie authors as equals. MWA has at least made the step of accepting indie-published books for award nominations — if the author also has traditionally published work. *sigh*

  4. Congrats on the SFWA membership!

  5. Kathleen Hammond

    Con-grat-u-la-tions, Prof. Higgins. Oh, sorry. Wrong movie. However, Kudos to you Kid!

    • Oh, I don’t know — I rather think those lyrics work. πŸ˜‰ “You did it. You did it. You said that you would do it, and indeed you did.”

      Thank you!

  6. Kathleen Hammond

    I had no doubts what so ever.

  7. Good for you! Congratulations.

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