I got such a thrill this weekend, as for the first time (and hopefully not the last!), I was able to go to a bookstore and buy something that contains a piece of my writing!
Back in June, I learned that a query I sent to Cat Fancy magazine had been accepted, and just signing a writing contract was a dream come true for me. I knew my article was scheduled to be published in the November issue, so for months now I have been dying for that issue to hit the stands. Sure enough, now it has!
The articles are not online, but I could not resist taking a screenshot of the table of contents on the magazine's website. If you look closely, you'll see my name under Rescue of the Month on page 10!
This article means a lot to me, not only because it is my first paid print publishing credit, but also because it is about Tabby's Place, a cat sanctuary I learned about through Best Friends. I totally fell in love with the sanctuary when I wrote about it for the Best Friends site, and I'm thrilled to have the chance to give Tabby's more publicity through this article, as I think they do amazing work.
I have to admit I've been on a high all weekend since I saw this magazine on the stands, and I hope I don't come down any time soon. :D
I'm so grateful to have the chance to share this publishing milestone with so many wonderful blogger buddies. It's a great thing to be able to travel on this writing journey with all of you, and I hope we all have many successes to share in the months and years ahead! :)
And speaking of successes, my friend M. Pax is throwing a party today to celebrate the publication of her novelette, Semper Audacia!! I'm sending huge congratulations and giving her a standing ovation, and I can't wait to party with her later today. Woo-hoo Mary!