Thursday, October 27, 2005 in all about me, homeschooling

My day just got infinitely better

Not that I was having a bad day, it was a pretty fine day as it goes. I got some sleep, got some housework done and kept up, didn’t get stressed over lunch, spent time with Emma, had lunch on time, didn’t spend all morning on the internet, got to listen to music AND go for a walk to get the mail.

Lots of mail.

Oh look, a big white envelope. A big white envelope with a magazine inside, specifically the Nov/Dec issue of Home Education Magazine. Hmm.. let’s browse the contents…

AH! Let’s fall over! There, right on page twenty-five is the article I submitted! Yes, I knew they accepted it and were going to print it, but – MAN – nothing prepares you for seeing your name in print like that. Sure, I’ve done articles for websites, lots of free writing, but this? This is So Big Time. Knock me over with a feather.

I went further into the post office after getting the mail from our box, as I had a parcel to pick up. As the clerk found it, I hastily opened up the magazine (again) so I could show her MY NAME IN PRINT!

AH! She was excited too!

I skipped all the way home. I showed the kids (“Calm down, Mom.”), I called my mom (who promptly had to go and tell all her co-workers) and I emailed Ron (he’s in a class, I think.).

Me! A Real Writer! I may need to go lie down and hug the magazine.

Oh, and the ladies who so graciously allowed me to interview them for the article? Dawn, Christina and Spunky, prepare yourselves for a bit o’ traffic.. :mrgreen:


  1. Girl, you’ve been a “real” writer for a long time now! Now you’re moving on up into the realms of freelance writer and published author! How cool is that?! Congrats! 😀

  2. wow! 😀 Congratulations! So cool! I’ll have to get my hands on a copy and check it out! Congrats, again! :mrgreen:

  3. Oh, how exciting! Congrats! I think I may have to make a special trip down to the co-op to check it out. 🙂

  4. Awesome! :mrgreen: Congratulations!

  5. Congratulations !!!!!!!!!!
    I’m so proud of you.

  6. I’ll take more traffic any day! Any way I can read the article?

  7. Not at all surprised. You are incredibly talented, and I can’t wait to read your (IN PRINT!) article.

  8. How cool is that? Congratulations! Now I have to go find myself a copy.

    Oh, and I’m totally with Kellie on the “real” writer front. You’ve been at it for quite some time now.

  9. So wonderful! Congratulations!

  10. Congratulations Andrea, It is very overwhelming to be in print but you deserve all the attention you’ll get. You’re a great blogger and a wonderful “friend”. I appreciate you so very much and its nice to know so many others are going to find out about you now.

  11. OOhh how exciting! Congrats! 😀

  12. Congrats! An article of mine got accepted in a magazine recently and I was doing a little snoopy dance. What’s cool is my friend will be published in the same issue. I so get seeing your name in print because it IS a thrill.

  13. wow! Congrats! Enjoy!

  14. Very cool. I haven’t seen my copy yet. Does a photo of you accompany the article?

  15. Daryl’s blog alerted me to your post here – so I just had to zip on over and tell you that I was delighted to see your article in our article editor’s selections for this issue, Andrea! It’s such a wonderfully reassuring and encouraging article that I’ve requested it be included with the sampling of articles which are uploaded to our website, so everyone can read it there free, shortly after Nov. 1st!

  16. Hey that’s fabulous! I think it’s just the start of more things to come for you:)

  17. Yes! I’m so happy for you! I need to see if I can buy a copy of that issue so I can read the article!

    I guess I need to post more relevant content, huh? 😛

  18. Yippee! Congrats! Hey, wait, you cut me from the interview? Was I ….snifff….okay, I’m just pretending to be wounded. You can make it up to me by dedicating your first book to me!

  19. Yes it is now on their website so everyone can read it!
    Congrats from a “wannabe”.

  20. The article is now available on our site for anyone to read free (no strings and we don’t collect visiting email addresses):

    Thanks again for a wonderful article, Andrea! Hope we see more of your writing in Home Education Magazine in the future!



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