Oh, I know how it is, grasshopper. You see a writing opportunity that’s swell, but still. You start talking to yourself. Saying things like “I’m not experienced enough,” or “I’m not well-known enough,” or I’m not cute enough.” Um, maybe that’s just me.
Anyway, it all comes down to this kind of thinking: “I’d never have a chance for something like that.” So, you skip the writing opportunity until…until when, grasshopper? If you wait till you think you’re experienced enough, or famous enough, or just plain good enough, then you may never break free from your writing ruts.
Don’t do that, grasshopper. Take a chance and see where your writing can take you. And yeah, that’s my name in the February Writer’s Digest. Looking all cute as a button.
ok, I'm running right out and a get a copy of Writer's Digest JUST so I can see your name!!! Actually, I'm not running, more like walking to the bus, then the train, then walk to the store…..but for you, I'd do it!
High five and woo-hoo to you Cathy! Don't stop while you're on a roll.
Oh My Gosh, Cathy!! Congratulations!! I am not worthy..I am not worthy…(see me bowing down ala Wayne's World?!) I am so excited for you! Everything you wrote is exactly how I feel about the Big Name magazines and contests….and there you are, proving it CAN be done! Good for you!!
Nice encouraging words. Although, in my case, it really is the "not cute enough" thing that's the deal breaker. lol
Congratulations Cathy!Pooh, and my subscription to Writers' Digest has just expired.Now, if I could just find my car keys…Love and hugs,Cileface
Y'all are making me blush :-)WD asked for writers' opinions re: varied writerish topics and they wrote up a story using the opinions. Hey, it's a start. (Some day, WD will accept one of those queries I keep sending :-)Thanks for the kind words, friends!
OMG I'm late reading this. A HUGE congratulations to you. It's so wonderful.Donna
Cathy — I AM SOOOO PROUD OF YOU! You are now among the literati of magazine writers. Just to think I knew you before you were a big name!
Oh, stop! (She said, waiting breathlessly for more :-)Um, y'all are gonna have a "Well, I could have done THAT" moment when you see the article (p.38).But thanks bunches.
Just found your blog (through PG) – delighted! – will keep coming back for more. AND, congrats.
I skipped ahead in my mag just to find your name, Cathy! Congratulations! I love the bit about the shower. It really is true, isn't it? That and the tub. Oh, and I like the post, too. 🙂
Great post and nice job in WD. I just picked up my first copy in months and there you were…Thanks for remembering to nudge the people who need nudging.
To little pig 73, glad you found your way here! (I often go whee!whee!whee! all the way home :-)Madeline, I wrote a (much longer) essay for Sasee magazine about my "writing process" and water…I call my tub and shower my TIT(s) (Thought Intensification Tanks :-)And honestly, Lady Luck, I have to nudge myself about once a week (You can do this, Cathy. C'mon, Cathy, think! Write! Submit!)
You go girl!!! You are awesome!!!!
YAH-HOO!!!!!! You ARE the Yoda!!!
Aw, really. It wasn't THAT big…but if you ever see where WD is asking for readers/writers' comments, then comment!(Thanks, y'all! You've made my day!)
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