we have the first submission for the new anthology. I, my co-editor, and the author are likely the only folks who’ve read this story.
wtf am I doing in a group with a PhD in biology and PhD in aeronautics (I think) and reading the guy’s work to judge it? BOY do I have a case of imposter syndrome!!!
The concept for the book is my idea, and the story was written specifically for the anthology. I like the story.
And I’m awe-struck. This story was written because I had an idea three years ago.
I’ll get over it, but I am alternately terrified and jubilant. What an honor! Someone wrote a piece of fiction because of something I came up with.