I'm pretty pleased with it. It's the rare story that was just more fun than I had had in months to write, and I still liked it after it was finished, and other people like it too. Usually I can get one from column A, one from column B. Sometimes only one. Very rarely all three.
Just packaged up two more turnips for lobbing: one to Alchemy and one to Asimov's. I will mail them on the way to get the boy.
You know, I have found one thing about selling a novel that absolutely made me squeeeeeeeeee! like a five year old. It was getting to type this in a cover letter:
My first novel, Hammered, will be forthcoming from Bantam Spectra in 2005.