Orignally concieved as part of a novel, it was re-written as a short story which I ultimately retracted from the anthology that I had submitted it to. I still feel bad about messing the editor about (there was no guarantee of it being published!). I then began work on the novel again.
I then found a company, Books To Go Now, and the idea of a short story was back in play. Only now it was a series. The other characters that I had envisioned for the novel could easily be split into their own stories with a recurring cast of supporting characters.
I submitted the story and... it was rejected :(
But the exciting part of this rejection (remember: no such thing as a negative) was the included critique. This crit was totally invaluable and a re-write began. The second version I submitted was accepted.
Since then there has been a comprehensive editing phase where I have learned an incredible amount about writing and has had a very beneficial effect on the story.
The final version, including cover!, was sent to me and my Bio, Acknowledgments and Pitch (for the website) have been sent. Induction will be available as an eBook shortly.
I would to extend my thanks to Books To Go Now for their hard work and support.