Typically, I don’t brag about my accomplishments. Typically, I don’t share them at all. I am just not that comfortable bringing attention to myself. (But yet I write a blog…) When I received my copies of A Rustle of Dark Leaves, I told a few friends and made a copy of the cover and contents page to post up on my cubicle wall. My work situation isn’t the hottest with communication and cooperation. I wasn’t sure if anyone would notice.
But oh my gosh. One person noticed, then she announced it when we were gathering to say happy birthday to someone. Then someone else sent an email about it. Before long, I had a line of people wanting to read my story and someone ordered a copy. Seriously.
It’s just a short story.
But it is my first anthology publication and I’m excited about it. I’ve been published in smaller ‘trade/Pagan’ newsletters and my community college newspaper but a book seems different. I’m excited that they are excited, and I’m excited for myself. I just have to find the confidence to deal with it if I want to keep publishing pieces.
How do you deal with your successes?