This past week has been full of surprises.  First, I was offered the position as the Managing Editor of AnthologyBuilder.  I'm very excited, as I've always hoped to gain experience in the field.  I've been editing the works of my friends and peers for years, and I'm always game to read a short story or ten.... thousand.  I'm also looking forward to meeting the many authors and artists that AB is currently bringing together.  I've noticed a few new watchers on my LJ profile.  Please feel free to introduce yourselves!  I don't bite... ;)

On top of that news, we heard back from the sellers of a home we put a bid on over two weeks ago.  They went through our offer, and we're now in negotiations.  Before the week is out we may (hopefully) be in escrow!  It would be lovely to have a home of our own, though hectic for a while!

On Saturday I discovered that I received a Daily Deviation (a feature on the main page of the art website, DeviantArt) on my photograph, Hope.  Over 1000 messages in the space of a day!  After years of struggling to carve out some sort of creative niche, I feel a bit overwhelmed.  And honored and thrilled at the same time.  It's nice to get a bit of recognition now and then.  So now I can say I've had my fifteen minutes of web fame.


From: [identity profile] charlesatan.livejournal.com


Hi!

Congrats with everything, especially Anthology Builder. Good luck with the work ahead.

From: [identity profile] j-cheney.livejournal.com


Congratulations on the editor positiong (which makes you one of my editors now ;o)

Nice to meet you!

(And congrats on the house, too)

From: [identity profile] jcdrainville.livejournal.com


Thank you, and nice to meet you as well.

(Ooh, the house. We're in escrow now...)

From: [identity profile] pagadan.livejournal.com


Congratulations on your new position as Managaing Editor of Anthology Builder. I just learned about that on the AB blog. (I have some stories and a story collection available there, btw.)

And all the best with your new home. Please let us know when you've closed. (I never relax until then.) If we ever sell our home, we'll be looking forward to a new one.

And congrats on your photograph feedback. That is indeed impressive!

Joy

From: [identity profile] jcdrainville.livejournal.com


A pleasure to meet you, Joy. Thanks very much! Exciting times at the moment. :)

From: [identity profile] pagadan.livejournal.com


Btw, I have an article on Anthology Builder on the WOW (Women on Writing) blog: http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/blog.html

From: [identity profile] jcdrainville.livejournal.com


Nice! Thanks for sharing the link. For some reason nothing is showing up on the blog at the moment. I'll check back again to see if they have it up.

From: [identity profile] pagadan.livejournal.com


Sorry! I see that link only worked for Friday. Now it's archived. Here's the link: http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/2009/04/friday-speak-out-having-fun-with.html
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