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Shwebb
09-16-2005, 01:44 AM
A few months ago I started a thread in the Office Party section on picking a name for our daughter, who is due in a few months. The whole thing inspired me to write a short (550-word) essay on the process of picking a name--I entitled it "Name Calling." I submitted it to a paper in Charleston, WV; didn't hear anything for a month, so I emailed them requesting an update. She emailed me back, saying she hadn't gotten it. Would I resubmit? So I did!

About fifteen minutes after sending it to her, I got a response: "I absolutely love this one! What a wonderful column. My editor does have the final say on it, but I'm sure it's in."

Not much money, but it is gratifying, just the same!

awatkins
09-16-2005, 03:02 AM
That's great! Make sure you either frame or scrapbook (or otherwise preserve) a copy for the baby. What a cool memento that will be. Congrats! :)

KTC
09-16-2005, 03:18 AM
That's wonderful! I remember your thread. I think I posted a name suggestion? Congratulations on the publication!

JAlpha
09-16-2005, 03:37 AM
:Clap: That's a wonderful story about a wonderful story which was the fodder for a wonderful story. I actually know what I just said, even if nobody else does. Translation: Congrats :Thumbs:

Cabinscribe
09-16-2005, 05:02 AM
Congratulations!

:)

Shwebb
09-16-2005, 06:26 AM
Oh, thanks guys. http://www.aximsite.com/boards/images/smilies/blush.gif I'm feelin' the love! (And saving my money to buy a bunch of Charleston Gazette-Mail's for when the darn thing gets printed!)

Susie
09-20-2005, 02:44 AM
That's super! Congrats! :banana:

stormie
09-20-2005, 03:22 AM
Congrats, schwebb! I love hearing (reading?) good news. http://bestsmileys.com/clapping/4.gif

azbikergirl
09-20-2005, 03:50 AM
Sweet! Congrats! (Me, too, Stormie! This is one of my favorite boards :))

Shwebb
09-22-2005, 02:36 PM
Oh, thanks, you guys. When it gets in the paper, I'll post the link to it on the 'net; if you're interested you can read it. I'm getting 35 big smackaroos! I don't think that's bad for a newspaper, is it?

And this AM, Jenna let me know my essay is an in for the anthology. Whee!

Vanessa
09-22-2005, 02:45 PM
Oh, thanks, you guys. When it gets in the paper, I'll post the link to it on the 'net; if you're interested you can read it. I'm getting 35 big smackaroos! I don't think that's bad for a newspaper, is it?

And this AM, Jenna let me know my essay is an in for the anthology. Whee!

See what a fabulous week you're having. Congrats!

Shwebb
09-25-2005, 04:29 PM
I decided to take a look at the online version of the newspaper I submitted my column to, and SURPRISE! my column was there! (They were supposed to send me paperwork to sign and let me know when it was going to be in--oh, well!)


If you are interested, here's the link to it:

http://www.wvgazette.com/section//2005092218

black winged fighter
09-25-2005, 07:01 PM
Congrats- you must be so proud!