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laurasbadideas
08-10-2013, 08:40 AM
Things that made me happy today:



I got an acceptance email for a short story.
It was the first one I've ever gotten from a paying market.
It was from Shimmer.
I submitted this same story to two other markets before Shimmer. Both responded with lightning-fast bottom-tier form rejections. From now on, when I get a rejection for a story, I'm more likely to believe that I just haven't found the right home for it.
The Schroedinger Brand Celebratory/Consolation Ice Cream that's been sitting in my freezer for a month has collapsed into its celebratory state.

Mr. Anonymous
08-10-2013, 08:42 AM
That's awesome! Congratulations! Shimmer is a great. :)

MacAllister
08-10-2013, 09:14 AM
w00t! Congratulations, and GO YOU!!!!11!

Susan Littlefield
08-10-2013, 09:23 AM
Congratulations!

Chris P
08-10-2013, 10:02 AM
Wonderful news!

katci13
08-10-2013, 12:08 PM
:Sun:Congratulations! I've heard good things about Shimmer!

Calla Lily
08-10-2013, 09:13 PM
Congratulations!

GingerGunlock
08-10-2013, 09:47 PM
Congratulations! You must be so excited :D

Siri Kirpal
08-10-2013, 09:50 PM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Excellent! Congratulation!

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal

Mclesh
08-10-2013, 10:04 PM
Congratulations! And enjoy that ice cream!:snoopy:

LilahLangdon
08-10-2013, 10:08 PM
Fantastic news - super well done! :)

laurasbadideas
08-10-2013, 11:07 PM
Thanks, everyone. I'm still pretty excited. One of the first things I did when I woke up this morning was look at my mail to make sure it wasn't all just a dream.

regdog
08-11-2013, 12:10 AM
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Phaeal
08-12-2013, 04:38 PM
CGs -- great market!

wampuscat
08-12-2013, 11:57 PM
How wonderful! Congrats!

laurasbadideas
08-13-2013, 11:49 AM
Thanks! Still doing the happy dance, three days later.

JulianneQJohnson
08-13-2013, 12:38 PM
Huzzah! Good for you!

Silent Rob
08-13-2013, 01:49 PM
Brilliant! Well done! Shimmer's a really hard one to get into - excellent work!

L. Y.
08-17-2013, 09:50 AM
Congratulations! :)

Lady MacBeth
08-17-2013, 03:54 PM
Congratulations!