It’s always a little nerve-wracking to publish a story. Even if it’s a short story, even if it’s a freebie, it doesn’t matter. Every time I write, there’s a little piece of me that goes into every character and their world. Putting it out there is a lot like exposing a cut that’s been covered up with a Band-Aid; it’s sort of ultra-sensitive and raw and it feels like it could get hurt again pretty easily. It’s natural to want to shield it and protect it, but what would be the point if I did that?
So off it goes. Wings of Love is my contribution to Valentine Delights, and I had a lot of fun writing it. It was really nice of RJ Scott (and her team) to organize this, and spend time and resources giving a helping hand to new authors like myself who don’t always have the resources or the knowledge to get themselves going. I also have to thank May Peterson, who did the initial edit on my story for me. I’ve never worked with an editor before, and she made the process incredibly enjoyable with her insight and patience. I am now slightly less terrified of editors. 😉
Now it’s just up to you, the readers, to make what you will of it. Hopefully, the stories in this anthology bring a little enjoyment to your day. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to share one incredibly grumpy little angel with you all!