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posted on July 5, 2012, 8:51 pm

I got a response back regarding my Nightcat short story submission.  Unfortunately, they didn’t pick it up, BUT I do plan on making available as an ebook as soon as I draw a cover image for it.  So rest assured, Nightcat fans, the story won’t go to waste. 🙂

That being said, I will likely be writing another superhero short story to submit, but this won’t be Nightcat related.  The deadline is August 1 so I have some time.  It’ll be a bit of a challenge but I’m also not planning on making the story overly long.  The Nightcat story “Marked for Death” was around 9400, a fairly decent size.

I did get some feedback on the story itself and it wasn’t a”You suck as a writer that’s why we rejected the story” but more because it wasn’t quite what they were looking for.  Not that rejection letters are something writers want, but they are part and parcel of being a writer.  The publisher said they enjoyed the enthusiasm and the energy of the story so even though it was rejected, I don’t feel like it’s a total loss or anything. (Granted yesterday I was pretty bummed, but that was largely because a lot of things went wrong that day)

Once I get the ebook on Amazon, I’ll link to it from here.

I have an idea for a cover image, I just need to sit down and sketch it out.  I’m hoping this weekend sometime, but we’ll see what transpires. 🙂

I’ve also sketched up a few more Nightcat characters as Simpsons.  You’ll likely have noticed a new image of Paige Brooks up there.  I sketched out Rachel (Dana’s niece) and Prodigy.  They’re pretty rough, but seeing as I’m going to ink and colour them in Photoshop, it’s not that big of a deal.