(NOTE: Based on time elapsed since the posting of this entry, the BS-o-meter calculates this is 12.06% likely to be something that Ferrett now regrets.)

As I’ve been progressing down the path of Debut Novelist, I’ve been playing a secret game myself: when something happens to me that only happens to professional authors, I mutter, “AUTHOR ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.”
Got my first blurb for Flex? AUTHOR ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.
Book went into a second printing? AUTHOR ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.
First appearance on a bestseller list? AUTHOR ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED.
First complaint that the ebook is too expensive, even though I have no control over pricing once the publisher buys it? First time I find my book pirated? Sure, I’m a little sad at people’s dickery, but AUTHOR ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED!
But today, my friends, is one of the happiest days in my Author Achievements, as it was one I was never certain would arrive:
The first official Flex fan art!
This lovely image of Valentine DiGriz is brought to me by the most excellent Tormented Artist, who I’ve pondered doing webcomics with from time to time, but man, prose writing is just enough these days.  But Bill is extremely fond of the fuller female form, and as such Valentine was every bit as sexy to him as I’d hoped to convey.  And here she is, with all of her mental backup. I love her stance, and her shoes.
He assures me this will only get better as he fills in the inks and applies color.  Oh, I believe it.  His other art is also awesome, so check it out.

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