Monday, November 26, 2007

Okay y'all. I did it.

You guys are so freaking Dear Abby! Except you hopefully don't have the same hairstyle for like forty-five years.

I typed up an article on relationships. I proofread, spell-checked, cut and pasted.

I wrote the following for my bio:

Chickie McChickperson is a fake writer from East Tennessee. Once? When she was twelve or thirteen she had a really crappy poem published in one of those anthologies you see in the back of Teen Magazine.

Until this writing thing pays off, she's a Environmental Specialist at a Category 2 Nuclear facility.

No. Really.

Also? She's a wife, mother of boy/girl twins, and alpha-female to a really awesome mutt.



Okay, seriously, that's what I wrote, except I put my real name.

They'll either love me or hate me, but either way it's done. I've hit submit. I've shot my wad. It's all up to them now.

Whether they publish me or not, I feel good. I feel like I've made a step.

Thanks for the encouragement! You guys are so money and you don't even know it.

25 comments:

Christie said...

Okay, I love that you used the phrase "shot my wad". It made my day! :)

They'll love you, I'm sure of it. Everyone here does - why wouldn't they?

Mwah! :)

Morgan Leigh said...

:) Good for you. :)

Angie said...

I am SOOOOO proud of you!!!!

Wenderina said...

I had this awesome boss once, who always told us (as a team of proposal writers) that just finishing the proposal was a win in his book. Whether the client selected us or not. I live by that. Do the best you can. Put it out there. If the client doesn't buy it, their loss. Congratulations on putting it out there.

Amira said...

Yes, Chick! Good good GOOD for you! Absolutely hope this comes through for you on the writing. If not, try again. You have the gift...and an audience to prove it. :)

Joy T. said...

Alrighty!! How they won't love you is beyond me so the wad you shot was absolutely worth it. And the hairstyle? They say it's coming back in style you know.

my4kids said...

Yeah Chick! Good for you!
I wanna know if you get published and where!

Bunny said...

I am so excited for you! You ARE a tremendous writer and everyone should want to pay you to write.

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

I'm soo chuffed for you Chick!!!!

*doing a little victory dance for ya*

Amy W said...

LOVE IT.

frannie said...

you are so money!!!

and I'm proud of you!!!!

I love that you "shot your wad"!!!!

and you bio is perfect!

Shari said...

Um, they better love it or I will kick them in the shins.

Bethany said...

Perfect bio!

Good Luck!!

Shanilie said...

Well done! What an amazing first step. Loved what you wrote. Short n sweet with all the important stuff....though I am curious about your name.;)

thats Mrs. Chickie McChickperson

Kellie said...

Shot my wad! HaHa frickety HA!!

:)

M said...

This is why I love you! This is why I love you!

And I SO wanna be Dear Abby when I grow up. Hairdo and all. Way better than jacked up ponytail today.

And shot my wad? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEW

Edie said...

AWESOME!!! That's fantastic. I hope you hear something (positive) soon! :)

Good job!

Tilly said...

Well done chick - I hope it works out fabu for you.

Thea said...

Quite impressive chicky...

KiKi said...

Hooray! Congrats.

Kimberly said...

They might publish your for the bio alone. Brilliant!

Catwoman said...

Congratulations on taking that first step!!!! Whoo-hoo! Now just repeat a few more times, and before you know it, you'll be a famous author and we'll say "remember back in the day when we were the only ones who loved Chick, you know, before she won three Pullitzer Prizes."

SJ said...

So proud of you! You'll be fine, just fine!

Blue Momma said...

They'll love you! I do!

EE said...

Love it!!!