Thursday, April 7, 2011

F is for First Paid Credit!

I had a different "f" post in mind today, but I scrapped those plans when I received word this morning that I've had an article accepted for publication!! This will be my first paid credit, and I'm excited beyond words.

The article that was accepted is about a wonderful lady I met through Circle Tail, and her hearing dog. It means so much to me to have this article as my first acceptance, as I like this lady so much, and I'm thrilled to actually be paid to write about an animal. It's not a lot of money, and I certainly can't quit my day job, but I can honestly say that this is the best money I've ever earned.

I've been bouncing off the walls ever since getting the news, and I feel like a little kid at Christmas and every other holiday rolled into one. Being paid for something I've written is a dream come true, and I'm thankful to everyone who has provided encouragement and advice as I've started down this path.

Now I think I've stopped bouncing enough to catch up on my blog reading! :)

24 comments:

  1. Congratulations! So exciting! Also, good luck on the rest of the A to Z Challenge!

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  2. So exciting! Congratulations!! Do something awesome to celebrate today. :D
    My Blog

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  3. I'm so happy for you! There is something magical when your first published piece is something so dear to your heart - it's like a message from the universe telling you that when you speak from your heart, the world will want to hear more and more and more. Yay!!

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  4. Congratulations! Wonderful news! I'm truly happy for you and hope this first paid acceptance is the beginning of lots more to come.

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  5. Congratulations. That is great news.

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  6. That's fantastic. Well done.
    regards
    mood

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  7. Thank you all very much! I'm still so excited, I've been walking on air all day. :)

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  8. That's awesome! I've only been reading the blog for a short time, but even here, your writing chops are evident.

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  9. That is great! Congrats on the article publication! Woohoo!!!

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  10. Congratulations, how exciting and what a wonderful way to pick a topic for the challenge.

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  11. YAY, Julie!! I'm so happy for you!! Will it be online where we can read it? Or purchase a magazine? You go ahead and keep bouncing off those walls!! That's what it's all about!! :)

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  12. Congratulations. That's wonderful news!

    I'm number 879 on the A-Z hop list. It's nice to 'meet' you. :)

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  13. OMG AMAZING! Congratulations!!! It must feel amazing to get this kind of recognition! Best of luck and keep it going!

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  14. Woohoo! Way to go Julie! Congrats!

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  15. Thank you all again so much!! I really appreciate your comments, thanks for the congrats! I'm still so excited about it. :)

    @Becky, it will be online, thanks for asking! I'm not sure about the publication date yet as they already have issues lined up, but I will definitely share it when it is available. :)

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  16. Congrats! Can't wait to check it out.

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  17. A huge congratulations! I remember the first check I got for something I had written. Our family went out to eat to celebrate and spent more on the meal than I made for the article! What a feeling of elation! You deserve to savor it!

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  18. Hi Patricia Lynne and Pam! Thank you so much! :)

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