This is a very exciting day for me. I stopped at the mailbox on the way home from the park and, sure enough, the latest issue of Geez magazine had arrived. Not only is this my absolute favourite publication ever, but this time it included an article written by none other than … me! This is momentous because it’s the first time I’ve ever been ‘officially’ published on paper. My pitch was accepted by the Geez editorial team and I was hired to write this article, which I called “Wanted: Pro-lifers who babysit.”
I can’t describe the thrill I felt as I sat in my car, the kids patiently waiting in their carseats as I opened the cover. There was my name in the table of contents. I flipped to my own article, and there it was in front of me, in real print. I shrieked with excitement and waved the issue at the kids. They blinked obediently and A. asked when we were going home to eat our meat pies. Oh right, the meat pies. Back to reality, but that’s okay — I’m still flying high. Especially because Geez has accepted my pitch for their next issue about homeschooling, as well. Life is looking good for this writer right now.