It’s not even the end of the month, and I have a bit of good news! My short story, The Silken Eclipse, will be in the Space Opera Libretti anthology, coming out this August! I was so thrilled to get into this collection because the entire concept sounds really fun. And since my story is about the drama among rivals in a opera company (of aliens), I get to have the bragging rights that I wrote a space-opera space opera! GO ME!
I also just found out that The Stealth Lovers—the origin story of Life in the ’Cosm’s Xax and Viv—has just entered The Realm of Editing! I joked about myself on Twitter the other day:
It’s so true! I’m such a calm editor but a nervous author within The Realm of Editing. Oh well. I’ll make sure I get lots of hugs. And cake. They’ll see me through.
With January coming to a close next week, Talia and I will be going through the Considering folder to choose the final stories for the Nothing Without Us anthology. I really cannot believe how many people responded to the call for submissions and are being supportive of this project. Reading what we’ve received so far has been really mind-blowing for me. Some own-voice perspectives take me to a place I never expected, and that’s the beauty of own-voices. You learn things! I am disabled, but I don’t have every disability, state, or condition in the world. These voices teach me as well. This is probably the most important project of my career so far. Totally cannot wait for it to be available!
I also got brave and submitted a work of nonfiction called Gorgeously Hard of Hearing to a couple of places. I’m not overly confident with writing nonfiction, but it was really important for me to realize how much my relationship with sound and hearing has affected me for at least 30 years. Exploring this theme in a short story was a major AHA! moment for me.
That’s it for now! Will keep you posted on all the things! If good things are happening to you, please let me know in the comments!
Cait Gordon is the author of Life in the ’Cosm (Renaissance) and The Stealth Lovers (Renaissance 2019). When she’s not writing, Cait’s editing manuscripts and running The Spoonie Authors Network, a blog whose contributors manage disabilities and/or chronic conditions. She’s also teamed up with co-editor Talia C. Johnson on the Nothing Without Us anthology (call for submissions are ongoing until January 31, 2019.)