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Short Story getting published

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:19 am
by dee
Hi guys!

I got an email today from a magazine and they wanted me to type up a bio because they are publishing a short story I wrote! It will be published in their January issue. It's a brand new magazine and January's issue will be the first one. It's also my first time ever being published so I'm pretty excited.

I wanted to be sure and say thanks to all of you guys for always being here for support and/or encouragement even though my visits are sporadic. Especially a big thank you to Anblick because the seeds of the story were planted in one of your writing challenges that I think I did in the beginning of 2006. (It's the one where I had to write a description and it ended up being a description of a box- a box I actually do have here in my little basement office which really is full of tarot cards.)

Anyway, just thought I'd share my news and say thanks.

Happy New Year,

D

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:01 am
by timberline
Bet that gives you a great feeling--and what a great way to usher in the new year. Congrats!

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:12 am
by dee
Thanks!

Yep. I'm pretty excited, even though there is no payment. I used to say I will never submit to anyplace that doesn't pay, and before this, I never did. If the magazine does well, which I think it will, she will be able to compensate writers in the future. As for me, at least now I can say I accomplished a goal. It's definitely the motivation I needed to keep writing in the new year.

D

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:29 am
by timberline
I anticipate friends saying, "But you only got ten dollars for--what? Twenty hours of work?" Looking back on '07 with more than half a dozen "sales", I may not have received the compensation, but I've notched my resume and can use these bona fides to interest other editors who do pay.

Few writers, I think, write for the money. It pays less than mugging old ladies (I've been told). I do it for fulfillment and to exorcise the ghosts. I've explored historical oddities that interested me. I've shared nice-to-know information. And occasionally, I've come up with an insight or two that's worth pondering. It's a way to connect with the world and shake some sense out of it.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:37 am
by fiona
I like the way you take it. Hope you sell a lot next year. :-P
Happy 2008, timber! :-D

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:32 am
by donduck
Congratulations! :D I will look for the magazine and support your effort!

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:56 am
by dee
Cool, thx donduck. Be forewarned- it's a magazine for tarot readers by tarotreaders, it may not be a subject that interests everyone, but it works for me.

D

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:09 pm
by donduck
It will work for me as well. I find it interesting, and one of my characters in one of my stories is into it as well. Much to the annoyance of her best friend . . .

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 12:16 pm
by dee
Cool! I can relate to your character then :)

D

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:33 pm
by *Elle*
Congrats! What was the article about? :D

Happy New Year!

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 1:59 pm
by dee
Thanks, buddy! Well, it's a short story with a tarot related theme that also shows a little bit about the way we as adults and/or tarot readers can impact the perceptions of children in a positive way.

D

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:01 pm
by *Elle*
OOH cool! CongratS!

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 5:59 pm
by pengwenn
Thanks great news dee! Feel free to mine all our other challenges to find that spark to make your next sale. :-D

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 7:41 pm
by dee
I already did haha. The Portal to the past challenge had me writing an entire story that I started yesterday and finished not 5 minutes ago. I'm going to submit it to the magazine soon. I need to proofread first etc.

Thanks,

D

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:53 am
by pengwenn
Go dee! Go dee! Go dee! :rock:

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 6:47 pm
by Jamie Ford
Congrats! That's a great way to start off the year.

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:01 pm
by JillStar
CONGRATULATIONS... you inspire me to write, and that's a good thing!!!

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:43 pm
by dee
Cool! Write!Write!Everybody write! We can't be writers if we don't write!

D :) ](*,)

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:16 am
by ghostposts
You done good, dee. :D

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:25 am
by dee
Thx, Cool! Just wish the magazine would hurry up and get here so I can see it for myself.

D