Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm officially published!

OH MY WORD! I have news! And it's the best kind! I just read my first published article IN THE NEWSPAPER! Yes, I realize I'm writing in caps, but folks, this is BIG!

A friend of mine who is an editor for the Tremonton Leader asked me if I would be a substitute columnist for their paper, and that it could possibly turn into a regular thing. Of course I said yes. I even get paid, (which is a given) but paid to do what I love!

It's a general column, not too different from blogging. I get to pick my subject (which is harder than you think) and I have to keep to 350-400 words, which can also be difficult. They used my first entry the very first week I sent it in! I have a feeling this is going to be fun!

41 comments:

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Congratulations! That is so awesome!! :D

Mel, Cory, Brenden Ellsworth said...

That is AWESOME!!!! You are an AMAZING person. Congratulations!!! We're all sending our love your way and celebrating from Washington for you :-)

Shanda said...

Yay! Congratulations! :)

Julie said...

Wow, that's wonderful! Congratulations!!

Colene Murphy said...

Amazing! Congratulations!!!

The Words Crafter said...

Wow, that's awesome, congratulations!!!!

Jess said...

Way to go!! Thanks for sharing the fantastic news!!

James Garcia Jr said...

Congratulations, Melissa. As you put it: to get paid to do what you love... Can't beat that, can you?
Wonderful news!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Congratulations! You must be jumping out of your skin with excitement. I'm so happy for you!

Trisha said...

Fabulous news - congrats!! :)

Karen Mortensen said...

Good for you.

Lynn said...

Congratulations!!! May this be the first of many!

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WOOT

PencilGirl said...

That is awesome!!! Congratulations! I hope it turns out to be a 100 times more fun than you''re expecting it to be right now! :D :D :D

mooderino said...

That's great news. Are they online? Can you reprint the column? Would love to read it.
regards,
mood

Writer Pat Newcombe said...

Mnay congratulations! Definitely a step forward.

Old Kitty said...

YAYAYYAYAYAAYAYAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May we read the column online?!?! Yayyayayayyay!! Congratulations!! Well done!! Take care
x

carol said...

Congratulations. That is big news and definitely a reason to type in caps! :)

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

I looked for it online but couldn't find it. Maybe you have to pay to see certain things. I'm not sure, but I swear it's there! LOL I cut it out and taped it on my wall.

Carol Riggs said...

That IS awesome! Major congrats! I hope it'll work out to be a regular column. You must be very excited!!

Summer Ross said...

That is wonderful news- Congrats!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Fan-TAB-ulous! Getting paid for something you love to do is one of the best feelings in the world. I hope you end up with huge fan base.

Jo Schaffer said...

That's great! It's so exciting to see your stuff in print.

Stop by my blog for an award.

http://jostorm.blogspot.com/2011/05/awards-and-seven-random-facts-about-jo.html

Missy said...

Congrats, how exciting!

Rosalind Adam said...

That sounds amazing. Well done. Enjoy!

Susie Swanson said...

Congratulations, I'm so happy for you!

J.L. Campbell said...

Well done!

JEFritz said...

Wonderful news! I hope this does indeed turn into a regular gig. Congrats!

Stephanie Hodges said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful news, so happy for you :)

Blaze McRob said...

How great! I write political editorial columns from time to time and love it. It's great fun! And like you say: it pays!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Congrats! It's a blast writing for a local pub!

Kim said...

That is really awesome! Congrats!!

Melissa Kline said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! How very exciting!!! I'm so very happy for you! Good job! :)

~Melissa

Melissa Kline said...

Me again! :)

I’ve awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! Pick it up here: http://melissakline.blogspot.com/2011/05/versatile-blogger-award.html

~Melissa

KatieO said...

Big Congratulations on your new writing JOB! What fun!

I have an award for you over at my blog, if you can squeeze a visit into your busy working schedule ;-)

http://katieosullivan.blogspot.com/2011/05/more-blog-awards.html

Clarissa Draper said...

That's great news! I'm so happy for you.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations!

Eliza said...

Yay congratulations that's wonderful news :-)

Better is Possible said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Geoff Maritz said...

Well done. I can just imagine how you must feel, it's a wonderful feeling when something really uplifting happens to us affirming our worth. I'm sure that if you didn't have ears the top of your head would have fallen off, huge smile. God bless you and thanks for this post, even I'm encouraged by it, and I'm on the other side of the world. Lots of love, Geoff.

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