Despite my completely irrational fear that somehow I will jinx things if I tell you, I’m expecting my little evolutionary Just-So story, “The Tale of Titanosaur’s Tail”, to appear in the fall issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk.
I was even more irrational when I got the news. It’s not like the fat letter or the skinny letter when you’re applying to college. All emails are the same size. After you’ve received a few rejections, you really begin to brace yourself whenever you see a “Re: SUBMISSION” subject line in your inbox. So when you realize that the response is a Yes, all that tension goes springing through you, sending you jumping up and down, and squeaking:
I made a sale!
I still can’t believe I jumped up and down as if I had just won A Brand New Car on “Let’s Make a Deal”.