Ok, it’s real, folks!
My first published work, “Plus It’s a Lie”, just went live at Mothers Always Write — and you can read it here! It’s an essay about parents, soccer, and the temptation to live vicariously through our kids.
I am so pleased to be working with MAW because their editors are so encouraging — especially to a new writer like myself. When they accepted the piece, they gave thoughtful feedback about what they appreciated about the piece, and helpful directions on how I could strengthen it for their publication. This was my first time working with an editor, and I loved it. Honestly, I want to be famous among editors as an easy-to-work-with writer — someone who recognizes that editors are very, very, good at their jobs, that they have developed a keen ear for language, and (most importantly) that they know the needs of their publication better than I do.
So, thank you Julianne Palumbo and Michelle Riddell, editors at Mothers Always Write!
Also, in case there is anyone reading this that is even newer to writing than I am, I would like to thank Kelly James-Enger, whose book on freelance writing included advice to follow-up every acceptance with another submission or query. Because of this great recommendation, another of my pieces has been accepted at Mothers Always Write. There is nothing more fun for a writer!
Today, I am feeling positive and thankful and excited to write more. Today is the day He has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it!