This past spring I worked on a short story based on the following quote:

"You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from." 
Cormac McCarthy, "No Country for Old Men" 

It was short and sad, and I honestly feel like it's one of the best things I've ever written.  I submitted it to Write On Edge feeling sick and insecure.  I haven't done much publishing, and each submission completely terrifies me still.  But they accepted, and now I can see my words in print.  I can hold them in my hand.  I am a published author.

This is the first step in the direction I want the rest of my life to go.  This is the beginning.  This is my beginning, my precipice.  

Watch me leap.  


  1. This is awesome. I've said it before, and I'll see it at least a million more times I'm sure -- you inspire me :) You are the one in this crazy community who proved to me that it's awesome to write fiction! So excited for you!!!

  2. I have never been so happy or proud to be in the company of such an incredible AUTHOR.
    Congratulations Megan!