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Not Just Another Monday

I am almost afraid to say this, because I feel like the carpet might be pulled out from under me, or perhaps someone will change their mind, but it appears that something I wrote is going to be published. I submitted a short piece I wrote six days ago to a popular online magazine and received an email two days later saying I was in the consideration pile. I looked at the email and tried not to get my hopes up. It looked a bit like a form letter so I thought it was probably sent to many that were ultimately rejected, but still I let myself hope. Today I got an email saying that my piece would be posted on their site in three to five days, once we iron out the kinks, like my bio. What bio? My status on Facebook today included that I felt like I’d won the lottery.

Literally. I am walking two feet off the ground. This will be a first. I am overjoyed. I am also terrified because now people are going to be reading it. I realize people are reading what I write here, but this feels different. Probably because I exposed myself much more and wrote about about things I don’t often share. Oh, well. Too late now. I really didn’t think it would be chosen. I wasn’t sure if it was right for this site. I tried my hand at humor, which doesn’t come easy, while also a story of overcoming difficulty.

Anyway, I am very excited, very nervous, and looking forward to sharing it with you. If it really happens…

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. YES!! This is awesome. Keep us updated. The outcome does not even matter. Just the fact that you submitted work is a huge accomplishment. This made my day. Cheers to YOU.

    March 19, 2012
    • Thank you, Kate!! Seriously, more than I can say. This project has been so encouraging and positive, and I’m so glad to be part of it. 🙂

      March 19, 2012
      • It needed you to even exist so thank you for showing up and writing every day.

        March 19, 2012
  2. Yay so exciting! Congrats!

    March 19, 2012
    • Thanks, Alison! 🙂

      March 19, 2012
  3. Julia Rebecca Miron #

    Congratulations! That is so awesome and inspiring! I know EXACTLY how you feel about the fear part of it- been there! But I’m sure it’s wonderful. I would love to see it when it’s published!

    March 20, 2012
    • Thanks, Julie! I will definitely put the link up. 🙂

      March 20, 2012

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