Back in 2012, I submitted a story to a Writing for Charity anthology. There were quite a few impressive authors in the collection—like Shannon Hale and Mary Robinette Kowal—so I was excited when my story was chosen to be included. I was also taking a fairy tale course at the time, so it was fun to work on my own reinvention of a classic tale. It was released in e-book, I bought it, and that was the end of that.
Well, I found out a few weeks ago that they decided to do a limited edition print release of the anthology. I was excited because I prefer actual paper books (especially if I’m in them!!!), and it was a pretty, shiny cover that, I thought, was a better reflection of the anthology than the original cover had been.
I went and picked up a few copies at the conference, and it was a fantastic boost during the drudgery of revisions! Also, it was nice to be part of something where all of the proceeds go to charity.