Yesterday, I felt like a rock-star teacher. We held revision camp in two of my classes, both college-prep composition courses. I cheered students efforts, challenged their fledgling skills, and knocked a few proverbial home-run lessons about showing/telling and waste words out of the park.
Writing for publication--and all the effort involved--has made me a better teacher. A far better teacher. Thanks to each and every editor who has given a minute or two to push my words through the meat-grinder.
I'll have a few words and some numbers about The Big Experiment soon, but for now, I feel pretty good about this:
As of this writing, it's #9 at Amazon UK under Horror>Short Stories. Books above it? M.R. James, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Tim Burton. I'm humbled.
And this is okay, too:
As of this writing, it's #11 at Amazon US under Horror>Ghosts.
Thanks, readers. I will work harder. I will keep writing. I will work harder.