I am beside myself with excitement. I haven't signed a contract, yet, but this looks pretty definite: I have sold my first short story!!!
Last month, an agent who I have been very interested in stated in her blog that she was getting into editing, as well, making a deal with a fairly new e-publisher. She was looking for short stories for an anthology, which would be set for electronic publishing later this year. Hoping to catch this agent's attention, and excited to take on the challenge of her request, I wrote a 1,200-word short story fitting the necessary requirements for the anthology.
She wrote me back last night, stating that she would be willing to purchase the story if I could lengthen it and make a couple more adjustments -- but she would need the redraft within the next day or two. Determined and excited, I lengthened the story by nearly eight hundred words and included more of what she was looking for, sending in a redrafted copy at around 2:00a.m..
She wrote me back this morning, asking for a short author bio suitable for publication! I am ecstatic and, despite the fact that the sale is not yet completely set in stone, I just couldn't keep this excitement to myself. Wish me luck!!!
*Update! The sale is confirmed!!!