Last week, I was emailing a friend who also will be publishing a story in F&SF. He was very supportive of me and “Teardrop.”

I knew this friend during the sixteen years I was traditionally publishing stories and books. “Publishing” is one of those words that, these days, requires a qualifier. “Vegetables” are now conventional or organic. “Telephones” are landline or mobile. And “publishing” is traditional or digital, legacy or indie.

I explained to my friend that I stepped away from traditional publishing for some years after my Omni story, “Tomorrow’s Child,” optioned and then sold outright to Universal Studios.

Like many of my fellow authors, I was both discouraged about traditional publishing and delighted with my movie sale. I decided to go off and learn how to write screenplays. I wrote half a dozen scripts. Some got some notice. But the Hollywood machine is even harder to deal with than New York. And I missed being in print.

My friend is now a game developer and we commiserated that, while there’s money in script-writing and game-developing, the creator remains pretty much invisible behind the creation. We agreed there’s nothing like the satisfaction of seeing one’s name and work in print!

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