Friday, August 31, 2007

I'm going to be published!!!

A few months ago, a friend of mine mentioned a writing contest in her blog. Always excited about writing opportunities, I went to the website and read the rules. They were publishing a book of stories about motherhood and looking for true, funny stories to include. Heck, I know a little about motherhood and I love a good funny story. So I played around with a couple of ideas, then one day my mischievous youngest daughter stuck a bead up her nose and a story was born.

I sat down and wrote the story that day, revised it a couple of times, and submitted it right before the deadline from the Starbucks near Mom and Dad's house. The original deadline was 7/31, so when I didn't hear anything by then, I figured it didn't get in. It was, after all, only my first try at getting published, so I wasn't too disappointed. The afternoon of 7/31, however, I got an email saying that due to unavoidable circumstances, the deadline would be extended to mid-September.

I forgot about it until today when I received an email saying they want to include my story in their book! Woo-hoo!! I'm so excited! The book is by Hearts at Home and will be available March 1, 2008. Now I have to write a 50-word bio to be included with my story and I'll be famous :-) At least a tiny bit.


Angela said...

Congrats!!! I'll have to pick up a copy once it's out!

Jen said...

Remember the little people once you make it big. Congrats! I always knew you were witty! Love the blog.