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    Sending a message of hope.

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by daisydaisy, Nov 15, 2010.

    Hello all,

    I have just had some good news that I'd like to share, not to blow my own trumpet, but to offer hope to all the writers out there who are trying to get published.

    I have been writing all sorts of things for many years, but have never been brave enough to send any of my fictioanl stories to publishers.

    Last year, I decided to change this, and sent off 3 of my stories to various publications. This was in December last year.

    Last week, I recieved an email from one of the magazines telling me that they loved my story and want to publish it next year. Needless to say I'm over the moon!

    So it just goes to show that if you seriously want to be published, you have to...

    1. Work hard to write the best stories you can, and most importantly, finish them!
    2. Be brave and send them out there.
    3. Be very, very patient - it took almost a year for this decision to be made!

    Good luck all, I know you have it in you!

    Tereasa. x
     
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    Congrats! That's pretty awesome.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    congrats! I'm reallt happy for you
     
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    Excellent. :) Success stories are always welcome here. Well done you!
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    Congratulations :D
     
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    brava!... what magazine and when will it be out?
     
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    Congrats! And yes, it does give me some hope for the future! Although you are certainly more talented than I am. ;)
     
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    Hmm...talented or stubborn??

    Thanks for all the wishes. I don't have a publication date yet, but the magazine is Anotherealm.com.

    Tereasa.
     
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    ^^^^Talented! I think I'm definitely more stubborn.

    Care to detail a bit of what the story is about? I might check it out when it's available if it's a genre I like.
     
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    Yes, it's about an average guy who discovers he can control time, and all the mischief he gets up to...and the dark consequences! I'll post the link when I have it.

    I'll be updating on my blog too http://teastonfreelance.blogspot.com
     
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    ^^^^Neat! Could be interesting.
     
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    that one's top notch among e-zines!... a giant first step, indeed...
     
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    Thankyou!!
     

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