3.05.2009

And the secret is . . .


. . . I'm published! Cross something else off my goals list. It's official. The magazine is Red River Family. The articles are on page 7. You can check out the magazine here. Then read page 7. Did I mention it's on page 7?

I am so excited! I feel like my writing career has actually begun. My editing career began long ago, but my paid writing career is here!!! 

I actually missed the call from the editor, so I found out via voicemail. My hubby takes all the credit because he's the one that noticed my missed call and brought it to my attention. 

I feel a speech is in order. I'd like to thank God first and foremost. I'd like to thank my hubby for all of the love and support and making sure I'm up to write each morning. I'd like to thank my precious daughter for inspiring me. I'd like to thank Peggy Fielding for kicking my booty and making me write every day and for teaching me the query format. I'd like to thank the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators for posting this job on their listserve. And for all the aspiring writers out there, I'd just like to say, you're not a writer unless you write every day. Thank you so much.

ps. sorry to mislead some of you who were waiting for a pregnancy announcement. I did get a kick out of your impatience to know though :)

6 comments:

kyna said...

How wonderful, I am so proud of you. The Articles are great!! Yay for Joy!!! :) Love you!

~The Harrison Family~ said...

Congrats Joy. I figured once you said you were waiting for something before posting your exciting news that you were published:) How exciting for you, congrats!! Pregnancy announcement next perhaps? :)

stephanie said...

wooooooooooo!!! that's so exciting! i'm so proud... haha! so i'm wondering if you are going to be needing some headshots for all your future endeavors? i'm sure you have plenty of people who'll do them, but if you want to get together sometime, we could take a few.

Rae said...

Way to go on the article and being able to mark off a goal for the year! Considered yourself hugged from afar!

Kuenys said...

that is so fantastic! i officially have a friend that is famous:)

Anonymous said...

Congrat Sweetie!! We knew you would do it and this is only the beginning! We are very proud!! You're the best!
Love Mom and Dad