Shannon — you are the best!

You are so lucky, too — I know it doesn’t always feel that way.

So when you described how you were breaking free and had published your first short story, I had a similar experience.

During this time, I won prizes in the Writers of the Future Contest and when I was leaving to go to the workshop and told my spouse I needed to get there on-time and would receive a check for $500, he was already angry I wasn’t at home (before and after my full-time job) cooking, cleaning, and tending to his needs — so he said

“$500 isn’t shit!”

Ya another one of those life’s greatest moments. The SECOND year I won and went to the workshop, it was so agonizing for everyone to have their family members there rooting for them and supporting them. Just really hard.

According to Harlan Ellison and my grandmother, “You’ll go far Amy, because you have heart.” Author of 40 books, former exec., Nebula Award nominee, Poor.

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