Like any other writer who's been submitting his work for a while, I've received a plethora of rejection letters. But over the past two years, I've never gotten one like this:
I can't accept Captain Quasar fics. I've gotten many of them from several different authors.
My first thought: Maybe the editor didn't realize that I was the one sending him multiple Captain Quasar stories, hoping one would make the cut. My second thought: Maybe I should have run an Internet search back in July 2009 on the character's name before I wrote "Captain Quasar and the 'If Only' Elixir of Opsanus Tau Prime," just to see if I was plagiarizing another writer. My third thought: I really should have run that Internet search back in April before "Captain Quasar and the Insurmountable Barrier of Space Junk" was accepted by Ray Gun Revival.
But better late than never, right? So, without further ado, I ask:
Will the real Captain Quasar please stand up?
Is he an obscure Marvel Comics character?
An equally obscure video game hero?
An uber-low budget film persona?
A random Star Wars pilot?
An awe-inspiring DJ?
In a band?
Or a TV repairman?
The answer, of course, is that he's all of the above, and that's what makes him so stinkin' awesome. (Which is why there's a novel project in his future . . .)
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and were able to spend plenty of quality time with your loved ones. As this year draws to a close, I've got to take this opportunity to thank my beloved wife for her relentless encouragement and our faithful God for His endless love and blessings worth counting.
Goodbye, 2011. You were my best yet. But I'll be aiming even higher next year.
Thanks for reading!