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Published! May 3, 2011

Posted by howibecameawriter in Uncategorized.
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I got published!

I know I should write the blog much more like a ‘proper writer’ to announce this news but any long drawn out explanation could not emphasise any better the total childish excitement I felt when I found out that my name (yes my real name!) was published not once but three times in a magazine! A magazine that people actually buy and which they print over 16,000 copies (4 of which I own).

An email from the editor a few weeks ago advising me that they were interested in my article submissions was news enough. They said they would post me a copy should my submissions be successful and the heavy envelope awaiting me in my inbox was a sure fire sign I had reached a massive goal in my life; to have something I had written printed in a magazine. One article was a double page spread to which my reaction was a shriek bringing the hubby from the bedroom into the kitchen expecting to find me pointing to a corner of the room where a spider or cockroach was lurking (hence the shrieking). So when I pushed the magazine towards him he was so (pleasantly) surprised he told me what I hadn’t at that point realised – you’re a published writer!

OK, so it’s not a hundred thousand distribution publication or a New York Times best seller but it’s not often I bask in my own glory so I am going to enjoy every second of it while it lasts!

As Paul Meyer said “Success is the progressive realisation of worthwhile, pre-determined personal goals.

This certainly ticks all the boxes for me.

So, what now? Well I need to keep doing more – much more – of the same (there ends the basking) to keep going and writing more articles and getting in the face of more magazines. Oh and the book? Yeah, it’s still ‘going’ – I just need about another 20 hours in the day!

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Thanks for reading! 🙂

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