Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Highway Songs" is Published!



I am very pleased to announce that my short story, "Highway Songs" is now available at Residential Aliens. (Cool picture to go with it, eh?) I'm very excited. This makes one dozen published stories! I feel like celebrating. Maybe with a dozen doughnuts or a dozen roses. I don't know. How do you think I ought to celebrate?

Oh, I know. I'll have a blog giveaway! If I get one dozen comments on this post. I'll hold a drawing for one dozen of my homemade chocolate chip cookies. (Disclaimer: You probably won't get this prize until after Christmas.) How does that sound? Go ahead, comment away! Read the story and let me know what you think, or comment here about anything you like.

It's a happy day for me!

22 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

Congratulations!! Angie, you're doing an excellent job. I'm very, very happy for you!

Linz said...

YEA!!! Congratulations on one dozen! That is such a wonderful accomplishment! Highway songs is such a great story! I remember reading it the first time in awe of your awesome writing skills! Congrats on getting it published! Here's looking forward to your next dozen!

Aubrie said...

Congrats on your new story being published! It is a beautiful story and has elements of sci fi and exotic references of other cultures!

mandi said...

That's so awesome, Angie!! What an accomplishment. Congrats!

Lori Nawyn said...

Congratulations, Angie! Keep up the good work.

ali said...

That was a GREAT story Angie! I've always loved and been fascinated by native american stories, so I found your ideas so interesting! Great job!

And congrats on the dozen stories, too! That's so cool!

tiff loves kent said...

congrats you are so awsome im glad & honores to be your sister

Rosslyn Elliott said...

Congrats, Angie! That's definitely cause for celebration!

Becky Mushko said...

I enjoyed your story. May you write many more.

StrugglingToMakeIt said...

Congrats! That is so exciting! What a nice early Christmas present for you. :)

Btw, I nominated you for the Honest Scrap Award. You can check it out over at my blog if you'd like: http://lisezvous.blogspot.com/2009/12/honest-scrap-award.html

David J. West said...

I really liked that Angie, great imagery.

Sara said...

Congratulations, Angie. I was taken in by your story, and couldn't read it fast enough to find out what happened next. This summer our family visited a solar calendar sight in Northern Az called the Casa Malpais Ruins. The petroglyphs are lit up through holes in the walls at the time of solstices. Pretty awesome.Our whole family enjoyed it. Fascinating subject matter. I love the Sci Fi and Native American references. Bravo!

Nisa said...

I don't think you'd want to send a dozen cookies my way with as long and unreliable as State's pouching system is... ;)

I like the dozen roses idea, though I'd want a dozen assorted flowers because I love color!

Congratulations again!

Feywriter said...

Congrats! One dozen is a good number. In short stories, roses, donuts, and cookies.

Bryce K. Nielsen said...

I wants them cookies!

And in honor of Cookie Monster Day (a few weeks back, his 40th anniversary of appearing on Seseme Street), Mah rowo smroosal!

ElanaJ said...

Congrats, Angie! That is amazing! One dozen published stories?? You deserve a dozen of anything you want.

Diana Paz said...

Huge congratulations to you! I enjoyed your story, I liked the suspense element at the onset, and your knowledge of Native American culture really shines. Nicely done :)

Angie said...

Thank you everyone for your comments and kind words. It means a lot to me. I'm so happy I got more than a dozen! Now I can give away cookies! I'll draw the lucky winner tomorrow.

M. Gray said...

A DOZEN! Way to keep up the cycle of writing fantastic stories!

Cynde L. Hammond said...

WOW! Congratulations, Angie. I really enjoyed that story. You are an awesome writer. Your stories never fail to touch me.

Angie, I have to ask your advice on something. I just entered a contest (my first time for doing something like this and I'm SO nervous) and I would like my friends to go vote, but what's the right thing to do?

None of the stories have people's names on them, so do I tell them which one I wrote or not? The contest has been going on for a while and it ends 31 Dec 2009, so some of the stories already have up to 27 or 28 votes already because they entered early (and they are good, too, of course). I don't want people to vote for me unless they really think my story is better than the others. It's only a flash fiction Christmas story of 250 words, but I think I did alright.
Please get back to me, OK?

~Cynde
Cynde's Got The Write Stuff

Larry and CIndy said...

Angella (Our first born) WAY TO GO!!! You are simply amazing!!! We are so proud of you!!! A dozen published stories...that is nothing to sneeze at!!! Dad just finished "Consecrated" and says it is the best...now it's my turn to read it!!! You certainly give a MOM and DAD so much to be proud of!!! LOVE TO ALL XOXOXO

Suzette Saxton said...

Hoo-RAY!!! Man, it's good to see that story in print. Soooo happy for you!