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19 January 2008 @ 11:06 pm
My First Sale (woohoo!)  
The Very Cool Thing referred to a while back is now official.

I have made my first sale!

Flash Fiction Online is buying my story "Apologies All Around" and will be publishing it in the February 2008 issue.

It feels so amazing to have just typed that.

More proof: Jake Freivald, the editor, mentions the sale in his blog.

Woohoo! It's Happy Writer Dance time! Woohoo!

Wow, what an incredible feeling.
 
 
 
writerknvwriterknv on January 20th, 2008 07:26 am (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! I'm so thrilled for you!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 20th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm very thrilled too :-)

- yeff

Edited at 2008-01-20 10:35 pm (UTC)
Greg van Eekhoutgregvaneekhout on January 20th, 2008 08:24 am (UTC)
First sale! Congrats!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 20th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Now it's time to get to work on trying to get that second sale...

- yeff
G. Julesgjules on January 20th, 2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
w00t! Congrats -- that's awesome.
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 20th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I agree :-)

- yeff
Dorothy Winsordawtheminstrel on January 20th, 2008 12:51 pm (UTC)
Jake Freivald, the editor, mentions the sale in his blog.

That would be the post in which he calls your story "great". :-)
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 20th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
Well, he did buy it so he has to be nice. And I did enjoy working with him on revisions and tweaks, so it was a great experience.

- yeff
jdfreivald on January 21st, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
I'll have you know...
...that I am perfectly capable of being a jerk, and don't have to be nice to anyone. I said it's a great little story because it's a great little story. :)

Thanks for the link. The more links, the better my search engine rankings are, and for a fledgling market search engines matter a lot.

And for the record, all you other readers, Jeff was a pleasure to work through edits with. It's a well-deserved first sale.

Regards,
Jake
Terri-Lynne DeFinobogwitch64 on January 20th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
I should have checked here before I emailed the yahoo page--you answered my question!
Congrats, lovey. This is awesome news. XXX
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 20th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'll still answer on the yahoo group as not everyone is on LJ. And I agree, way awesome!

- yeff
Remus Shepherdremus_shepherd on January 20th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
Congrats, man!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 20th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you sir! I'm very thrilled.

- yeff
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jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 20th, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Very excellent!

- yeff
.rhinemouse on January 20th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Whee! Congratulations!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 20th, 2008 10:36 pm (UTC)
Whee is right! Thanks!

- yeff
dianeofnkadianeofnka on January 20th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
Whoo hoo, Jeff!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 20th, 2008 10:37 pm (UTC)
Whoo hoo indeed! Thanks!

- yeff
mojave_wolfmojave_wolf on January 20th, 2008 09:43 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 20th, 2008 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! It's cool!

- yeff
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jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 21st, 2008 03:40 am (UTC)
Well, I've been approaching air walking since I first got the "want to buy it" email but it's definitely full flight now!

And yup, you're totally right: Celebrate today, back to work tomorrow.

Could you let the INKers know, too?

Thanks!

- yeff
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carissareid on January 21st, 2008 08:37 pm (UTC)
Huzzah!
Break out the champagne! Or, if you're a teetotaler like me, the Martinelli's!

Major kudos and congrats on the sale! I'm so happy for you!

And what C.S. said, celebrate big time and then get back to work!
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 21st, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Huzzah!
We celebrated with the local family last night with Indian food, Ale, Wine, and root beer for the kids.

And today it's definitely take advantage of the holiday to get some crits and writing done.

Thanks!!!

- yeff
Christopher Kastensmidtckastens on January 22nd, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
I've said this elsewhere, but...

CONGRATS!

The first time is always the best!

Good thing is that writing always gives us new firsts. First flash, first short, first novel, first check, first big check, etc... :)
jeffsoesbe: yeff southparkjeffsoesbe on January 22nd, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Hey Chris --

Thanks! Yup, there are plenty of firsts available in this writing "career". I have a whole list of firsts in my mind that would be way cool when/if they happen...

Hope everything is going well with you! Haven't seen much on your LJ recently...

- yeff
Christopher Kastensmidt: slsckastens on January 22nd, 2008 06:16 pm (UTC)
I had a couple of weeks of vacation and have been insanely busy on both ends of it!

If everything goes all right, my company will have a lot of interesting surprises coming out this year...
jeffsoesbe: yeff digital 3bitjeffsoesbe on January 22nd, 2008 08:09 pm (UTC)
Hey Chris --

Very cool! I remember that your company is involved in one of my secondary interests (video games and 3d animation), so I'll keep watch!

Is there a main blog anywhere that you're posting to??

- yeff
Christopher Kastensmidtckastens on January 22nd, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
Not about the company. The projects we're working on are usually unannounced until very close to launch, so we rarely have anything to tell until the project is already out.