Hola, blarghers. Have I got some news for you. Okay, it’s not much in terms of quantity, but quality, oooo boy!
So, over the course of the last week, a few great things have happened. What are they?
Well, take a gander at this:
That there above is NYT Best-selling author, Hugo-nominee, and two-time Dragon Award-winner, Larry Correia of The Monster Hunter International books, The Grimnoir Chronicles, and Son of the Black Sword.
And I just got a picture of him (courtesy of Michelle Corsillo) saying that he thinks The Grave Report is badass. That was, and still is, mindblowing for the records. The day that came in (last Friday), I couldn’t even focus for the rest of that evening. This a top tier author, someone who I’ve been reading for close to a decade, being nice enough to go out of their way and give me public props.
Remember, someone at the top of the mountain, bothering to help someone like me, who’s still climbing, out. That means a lot. A heckuva lot.
Another cool tidbit? Well, thanks to the kindness of fellow author, Gama Ray Martinez, and Larry Correia again, that picture above happened. Mr. Correia signed a copy of Grave Beginnings. I’ve never had that happen before, a best-selling author (especially in the genre I love and write–urban fantasy) sign a copy of something I wrote. O.O <those are my eyes swelling to owlish proportions. Yeah, pretty heckin razzy dazzy, right?
It’s mind-boggling, but a great reminder that good things happen. That, though I’m battling with depression, and trying to figure out how to make things/my dreams happen, other people are willing to help with that. Friends, peers, authors I look up to.
I mean, heck, this was a huge sign and kindness. Someone I’ve read for such a long time, someone who’s at the top of their game, stopping to tell me something inspirational/uplifting like this? Come on, that’s freaking awesome and nice of them, right?
That has to be a sign that I’m doing something right! 🙂 And you know what? I’ll take it.
I may not have everything I want yet, or be performing at the level/career I want in being an author, but I have to be getting there. And that’s encouraging.
Other neat-o things that have happened: got accepted as a panelist/guest at another convention, Grave Dealings is a few months from launch, and I’ll be starting another project soon. Oh, I sold a space western to a small publisher in the U.K. woot!
Thank you as always for hanging around and reading, folks!