I’m quite excited about the release of Issue 12 of Eleven Eleven Literary Journal. It features my short story, House on Narcissus Street.
Here’s a link to it on-line.
There are so many hurdles to cross on the path to publication. Crossing hurdles of coming up with an idea, completing a first draft, perfecting the structure, enhancing the characters, bringing a setting to life, honing the language, getting brave enough to share it, identifying potential markets, drafting query letters, waiting, developing a thick skin when rejections roll-in, celebrating at an offer for publication, more waiting… But when the issue is released with my story in print: Yippee! It feels like I won the race! — Well at least I have won a qualifying round on the road to becoming an overnight success — even if it takes me decades.