Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Monster Alert

A fine break from all the bitching I've been indulging in following that bizaare hair-pulling incident: Vin Simbulan is publishing an anthology in the Philippines called A Time for Dragons, and a story I wrote called "A Fishy Tale" is going to be in it. The book will be a collection of short stories dealing with--yep, you guessed it--dragons, and my story will feature--uh-huh, you got it again--creatures that swim in the sea. You can read the complete table of contents over at his blog. Woohoo!

Let me go public now: Apart from all the Wakasan komiks, Danielle Steele sizzlers, and Harold Ludlum mysteries I gobbled up as a child, I was also a big fan of Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, and, yes, let me just bare it all here, Stephen King. My brain thus wired, now that I'm trying to write fiction, there's almost always an element of the fantastic in my work (an exception being the pap in my last entry below). Now I'm taking a deep breath and trying to get my stuff published.

Given that I am so bad at rejection and criticism, I don't think this is going to be easy...

8 comments:

A said...

Omigosh congrats mamu! Hindi ko kaya! Tumatambling ako as I write this. Yay!

Dean said...

Kudos, Apol! :)

writerinresidence said...

Congratulations Apol! There's nothing like that feeling of getting your first story published...Bravo. Will look out for the book when I'm in Manila...

Anonymous said...

congrats apol!!!
Kala

apol said...

Salamat, mga ATI at isang KOYA. I'm excited hee!!!

sky said...

Congratulations!

And small world too(like you would still remember me as letter-of-the-month writer in the early days of Real Living and now fellow dragonfic writer)!

apol said...

SKY, what's your full name and what issue? I enjoyed making Real Living a whole lot, but my energy for making magazines was really running out, sayang :)

sky said...

I think it was October of 2004--or 2003. Basta, the early days of Real Living. I was praising your Divisoria issue at that time and I was letter of the month. Too bad I wasn't able to claim the Kiwikleen gift pack.