Today, everything changes. Well, not everything…
But I cross a threshold today. Today I am not merely a writer. I am not merely an aspiring author. Today I am an author – an honest-to-goodness published author.
My piece, titled “Now Hiring in the Airship Lounge: Fantasy Archetypes Get Steampunked” appears today in Fantasy Magazine.
I can’t even tell you how excited I am to share this news. Obviously, I’ve been sitting on it for a while (for a lot longer than a week), but I didn’t want to say anything until I had something to show for it. But now it’s here, and I’m letting the cat out of the bag at last.
My article, as you can guess by the title, isn’t a story: it’s nonfiction. But as is also probably clear, it’s nonfiction of a sort that’s right up my alley, as a writer of fantasy and speculative fiction. It’s a great little piece on the relationship between character archetypes in Fantasy and Steampunk fiction. If either genre is of interest to you, you should check it out!
Fantasy Magazine is an online magazine dedicated to fantasy fiction, in the broadest sense. They publish stories of a variety of different fantastic types, making them available online for free periodically throughout the month and in an ebook format available for purchase at the beginning of the month. And, obviously, they publish fantasy-related nonfiction as well. Of which my article is one.
And thus beginneth my reign of terror. Today, a short article on the subject of Steampunk archetypes on Fantasy-Magazine.com… tomorrow, the world! Mwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha! [Insert evil steepling of fingers and evil petting of my evil dog Shasta here.] You poor fools. There’s nothing to stop me now!
So, I hope you go and check out Fantasy Magazine – and particularly my article and the story it is paired with (Genevieve Valentine’s “Study, for Solo Piano”).