My day just got infinitely better, thanks to a series of good news shared over the past hour.
I love my friends. It feels so good to be this happy for other people, whatever the reasons.
Of course, I also sat down on the floor and cried because I was laughing so hard. It vaguely confused Liam.
ETA: Okay, here’s the first reason! I can share now that this individual has posted one of the bits of news himself.
ETA AGAIN: And here’s the second reason! (Yes, I’ve been stalking LJs for the past half-hour, can you tell?)
Why was I laughing so hard that I cried? Well, both these individuals had me edit their stories before they submitted them. And when I did these reads/edits, I was under the impression that only one of them would make it into the anthology, so when I got the first call I was happy but also sad for the other individual… who then proceeded to call me five minutes later to tell me that his story had been accepted. And I was also laughing because both of them called me and said, “I wanted you to be the first to know, because you helped make this happen.”
I love my life. I love that I had a small role to play in this incredible accomplishment for two of my friends.