Thursday, May 14, 2009

getting my toes wet...

Except for a few letters to the editor of a newspaper, and of course my blogs, I've never been published. Sad, but true. I would love to only blog and work on my manuscript, but truth is I could use some extra cash. And having articles published in a national magazine would look really good on a resume.

Aside from the essays I've posted to various blogging sites (I blogged for quite a while on MySpace) I have some that have never been posted that I've saved for that 'someday'. I once let my former supervisors read an article I wrote about my first horse. They both asked me what I was doing there! (I was dispatching skilled tradesmen in a factory at the time.)

The essay is titled, "Maggie and Me". If you follow my 'blahwg' blog, she is the thoroughbred I posted pictures of yesterday. I wish I still had her, but retirement forced me to cut back on the number of mouths we feed. I gave her to a horse-loving co-worker that promised her a great life. I miss her dearly.

All modesty aside, I do think it is a well-written and entertaining story. I have decided to submit the article for publication in a magazine, and think I know which magazine will be first on the list to try. Wish me luck. I will keep you posted on what happens with the article. If it ever does make it onto the magazine rack, you will be the first to know.

3 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Don't stop with just one, there are quite a few articles on your blogs that you might try. Also try a variety of magazines and don't forget the local newspapers and magazines.
We are with you,
SQ

When I am Rich said...

Good luck! If you don't try you'll never succeed.
(And if by any chance the first magazine rejects it - send it straight out to another one.)

Nina Knox said...

Don't get discouraged. You're good. Sometimes determination and perseverance are as important as talent, and you have all three. Good luck and keep up posted.