Can you guys believe this?!
If my name was any bigger, the font would come with neon flash built in. I’m headlining, everybody! I wanted to shout this out as soon as I saw it, but I wanted to celebrate Leap Day in proper fashion and answer pending questions on fictigristle.
Now there’s nothing in the way of me raving over the cover of Penumbra. Times like this are when you can take satisfaction in the trenches, feeling proud of hard fought battles and steel your nerves for fights in the future. This gang, this is EPIC.
I told you guys that “Song of Passing Grief” was a story I wrote specifically for Penumbra. Hell, I guess they felt the same way.
I just assumed my name and story would be buried somewhere between the pages. So I saw the artwork, drawn and inspired by my story, and I saw my name stretching across the page and I was like
That’s the word cause there are no words, really. It’s the equivalent of expecting two people to remember your birthday and coming home to a house full of all the people you’ve known your whole life flying from all corners of the world to shout congratulations at you… heaps of gifts… your all time favorite cake! Tell me, what’s the word for that?
I was telling a pro writer and friend of mine that I hope I never get jaded when things like this happen to me. The feeling of seeing this cover made one writer so happy he lost his words.
That feeling is not what writing’s all about… but damn, it’s a beautiful perk.