Thursday, June 9, 2011

So Excited!

I've been on cloud nine all week, as I signed a contract to write an article for Cat Fancy magazine!! This will be the first time I will have an article in a print magazine, and I'm beyond thrilled about it.

I couldn't believe it when I got the e-mail saying my query had been accepted, as I sent the query way back in January, and had completely written it off after all this time without a response. I was totally shocked when I saw a reply in my e-mail. For a few minutes I just stared at it without opening it as I was sure it was going to be another "thanks, but no thanks" response and, as I was having a good day, I didn't want to ruin my mood with another rejection.

I finally opened the e-mail, and needless to say it did not ruin my good mood. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that it was a personal reply from the managing editor, and she was interested in my article! I started doing a happy dance around my place, and I haven't really stopped dancing yet. (If you'd ever seen me dance, you would know what a scary spectacle this is. :D )

Anyway, I got the contract and it's all official, I'm going to write an article for the November, 2011 issue. I'm so excited I'm just bouncing off the walls, and I know when November comes I will buy up every issue of Cat Fancy that I can find. The people at my local Barnes & Noble will probably think I am more than a little crazy. Or that I just REALLY like reading about cats. :D

As I had shared in my Anniversary Giveaway post, June was already going to be a big month for me as it is my sixth month anniversary of blogging, and my first paid article in an online publication is scheduled to be published in June. Now, June just got even better! I still have to pinch myself to believe this is all true and my query really was accepted.

This writing journey has been such a thrill for me, and these past six months have been so wonderful, I honestly can't remember the last time I felt this good. I'm excited to see what comes next, and I am so grateful to have the chance to share this experience with my blogging pals!

38 comments:

  1. That's awesome! I'll have to keep it in mind and see if I can snag my coworker's copy. *grins*

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  2. Congratulations! You're on a roll :)

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  3. Wonderful news. June has been very, very good to you. :)

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  4. Congratulations! Wonderful news! And June does seem to be a very good month for you. :)

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  5. Congratulations, Julie. That is totally wonderful. Can't wait for you to share it with us.
    karen

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  6. @Cherie, thanks! LOL about your co-worker's copy. :)

    @Carol, thank you!

    @L.G, thanks, I think June is now my favorite month of the year. :D

    @Laura, thanks so much, I really appreciate it!

    @Tim, thank you!

    @Karen, thank you, I will be sure to share, thanks so much for your interest.

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  7. Congratulations, Julie!!!!

    I'll be this was the "purr-fect" way to cap off a good day.

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  8. That is absolutely awesome! congratulations...

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  9. The magazine should give you at least a few contributor copies and may provide a discount for additional copies if you ask. Of course, nothing beats the thrill of seeing and buying a copy from a bookstore! Congrats!! :)

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  10. Congratulations, Julie! Way to go!

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  11. WOW! That is is awesome. Keep on dancin'!

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  12. Congratulations - that is WONDERFUL news! You should be proud and thrilled. I know how you feel about not wanting to open those emails, but sometimes, yes sometimes, they bring good news!

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  13. Congrats! Just keep keepin' on. Who knows what's next around the bend for you?

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  14. Awesome!! That is SO exciting!! I'm going to do some happy dancing for you :) *hugs*

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  15. CONCATULATIONS!! That is fabulous!! Be sure I have a pawtographed copy!
    xoxoxo

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  16. Congratulations!!!! That's awesome! *Pops open some bubbly*

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  17. @Bryce, thank you! "Purr-fect" indeed! :)

    @Tracy, thanks so much!

    @Janel, oh, I didn't even know that about contributor copies, that would be awesome. Thanks!

    @Kara, thank you!

    @Rob, thanks!

    @Giggles and Guns, I will, as long as my pets are my only audience. :D Thanks so much!

    @Yvonne, thank you!

    @Melissa, sometimes they sure do, and what a thrill when they do. Thanks so much.

    @Karen, thank you, I sure hope more good things are around the bend, it will be fun to find out!

    @Retired Knitter, thanks so much!

    @Jemi, thanks for the happy dance! Hugs back to you!

    @Caren, thank you! Ha, you and Cody will get the pawtographed copy. :D

    @Samantha, thanks so much, I appreciate it!

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  18. Man that is fantastic! Congratuations. You'll be building up your publishing credits in no time!

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  19. Congrats! on your milestone. You should be very proud! Best wishes for your continued success.

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  20. @D.U. I hope so! Thanks!!

    @Stephen, thank you very much!

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  21. Well done my virtual friend!

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  22. Wow - this was so much fun to celebrate with you! You made me laugh when you said something about your dancing being a scary spectacle! I love it! And I love to dance all crazy-like too! Congratulations - I'm so excited for you!

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  23. That is so AWESOME!! Major congratulations. :)

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  24. @Cathy, thank you!

    @Brenda, LOL, I'm probably the world's worst dancer, I have two left feet for sure. :D Thanks for your congrats!

    @Ciara, thanks so much!!

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  25. Yay, Julie! Congrats! Kayla is on my lap right now purring. She approves.

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  26. Congratulations! That's wonderful and I'm going to do a happy dance in your honor too. (Mine's a sight for nobody's eyes, not even my own.)
    Enjoy!

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  27. Wow. That is the best news ever! I hope you celebrated in style.

    Ellie Garratt

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  28. Congratulations Julie! I'm so happy that all of your hard work has paid off. I can't wait to see your article in Cat Fancy Magazine! Julie

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  29. @M Pax, thank you! And give Kayla my thanks as well, I'm glad she approves. :D

    @Rawknrobyn, LOL thank you for the happy dance! Sounds like we have about the same dancing ability LOL. Thanks so much!

    @Ellie, thank you!

    @Julie, thanks so much, I really appreciate it!

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  30. Congratulations - followed you here from Warrior Muse's site (so happy to have a second chance to visit my fellow A-Zr's) and am delighted to see some success. Woo-hoo!

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  31. Congratulations on the article! That is awesome news!

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  32. @Beverly, thanks! It's great to meet you, and I totally agree, I'm really glad to have a second chance to the A-Z's as well, there were so many I missed. Thanks again!

    @Kendal, thank you!

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  33. Congrats, that's wonderful news. :) I put a note on my calendar to pick up the November issue off of the newsstand. (Checkout at the pet store).

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  34. Thank you, Claire! That's so nice of you, thanks so much! :)

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