“I’ve made it!”

Do any other authors out there remember the first piece of work they had published? Of course you do.  There’s that sense of ‘I’ve made it;  I’m published!’ then there’s that euphoria that carries you along for the next few days.

My euphoria came in the publication of a true story in the local newspaper.  I recalled the time I was being bullied at school. But by the time I’d written it and re-written it, which incidentally was extremely therapeutic, it had turned out to be an amusing article. So I was delighted when the local newspaper saw fit to publish it with a half page photo of school children at play in the playground.

I bought half a dozen copies of the paper and waited with baited breath for my £25 … and I waited; the euphoria faded and once I’d landed back in the real world it dawned on me I’d been forgotten.  A few weeks later I was forced to write a grovelling letter asking for my money.

Ah well!




4 thoughts on ““I’ve made it!”

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    1. A belated reply I know, but I just wanted to say thank you for your comments. I’m new to this game of blogging, still trying to find my way around my own site and so have taken your very valuable and constructive comments on board. Bless you – Joan

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