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09-26-2013, 12:20 AM
So, I know many of you do this all the time and some of you have been doing it for ages and all that, so I feel a little bashful, but to me this is a big deal:

I just submitted my first story. My goal is to reach a point where I can submit one story a week, and start selling.

Just getting one out there feels like champagne bubbles right now, wheeee!

I am starting my official rejection collection! Probably! But maybe not! LOL!

Thanks for letting me play with the big kids.


Siri Kirpal
09-26-2013, 02:05 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

Congrats! :Clap:


Siri Kirpal

L. Y.
09-26-2013, 07:21 AM
:yessmiley Awesome news, Kyla. Congratulations and keep it up. :)

09-26-2013, 03:48 PM
Excellent. We're proud of you. :)

09-26-2013, 04:47 PM
:hooray:s. Way2go Kyla. Bet you'll do great! :Cake:s 4 U! :)

09-26-2013, 05:54 PM
CGs on the big step forward!

09-26-2013, 06:02 PM
Congratulations! That's a huge step.

09-26-2013, 06:06 PM
YAY, so wonderful to hear your great news!!! Congrats!

09-26-2013, 08:00 PM
*tears up a little*

Thanks, folks. :D

09-26-2013, 09:48 PM
Go, Kylabelle! Takes a lot of guts to put stuff out there. Congratulations and much success to you!

T Robinson
09-26-2013, 09:52 PM
Congratulations. May you have many more positives.

Silent Rob
09-27-2013, 01:22 AM
Good work, kyla!

09-27-2013, 01:56 AM
congratulations!! I love your kitty!! Pew pew, keep knockin' 'em out!! :)

09-27-2013, 02:02 AM
congratulations!! I love your kitty!! Pew pew, keep knockin' 'em out!! :)

LOL! Thanks, OctoberLee, and everyone.... :D

Now I'm aiming at that one per week goal. I think my second one is almost ready to send.

09-28-2013, 07:27 PM
.. to me this is a big deal:

I just submitted my first story.

That IS a big deal MzKyla. The conversion of intention to action is a from of alchemy in my estimation. Let the magic multiply.

09-29-2013, 04:52 PM
Thanks, Tin. :)

*gulp* Opened my email this morning, and found a lovely note from the venue where I sent the story, letting me know I have made the final cut, thanking me for a "great story" and saying the decision will be made probably today.



09-29-2013, 08:06 PM
Congratulations! And as others have noted, it is a big deal.


09-30-2013, 06:09 AM
:) Thank you.

My story was not accepted, I just learned, but it was a very nice rejection and I am invited to submit again. So, onward.

09-30-2013, 03:59 PM
Go, Kyla!!!!!! :D

02-01-2014, 11:05 PM
Wow, yes, that was last September.

I've been bulldozed and shoveled under this winter, and found myself unable to do much at all other than try to keep my balance day by day.

However I'm resurrecting this thread in honor of having found some energy to go forward again.

The kidlit contest got me writing again (thank you Smish!) and so then, this morning, I submitted two stories. I've been keeping notes on a few places I wanted to submit to, and I just got over myself and went ahead and did it.

Momentum is what I am courting now. It is so easy to fall back into doing nothing, wait til tomorrow, let one more person look at this version, bla bla blabbety.

I'm seeking a refreshed momentum. Having this thread here helps me keep my goal active.

02-01-2014, 11:07 PM
Woo hoo! Congratulations :D

02-01-2014, 11:21 PM
YAY! Go, Kyla!


02-01-2014, 11:39 PM
Attagirl! Glad to hear you're recharging.

Maryn, with a hug